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Cafe Routier

1353 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-8700
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Ranked #2 of 30 restaurants in Westbrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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127 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had requested a quiet table for seven. Wanted a place where we could talk with out yelling. I think we gor the best table in the place. Perfect for us. Staff was very attentive without being obtrusive. This was family time to catch up after two plus years. They didn't rush us at all. Scallops ordered by two were... More

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Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Their lounge menu is amazing with eclectic choices. They even have choices for the plan foodies incredible fries Great hamburgers they had a special pate that was awesome . Great meal after the beach

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Haf a 100$ gift card which they insisted didn't have any value. The manager was unwilling to research it and insisted that we pay with another form. Obviously the cafe employee that sold the gift card forgot to "load" it. Seemed lkke this might be a regular scam used by this restaurant. Absolutely no customer service. The food was ok.... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
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101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have been here twice. The first time I ordered the onion soup, which was not very good at all, which is not a good sign for a French restaurant. The second time I had a quesadilla special which was good, but quite soggy on the plate not nice a crispy like it should be. I feel there are quite... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The restaurant was full so we ate in the bar for the first time. It was lovely, relaxing and quieter than the main dining room. I had mussels which were outstanding. My husband (the adventurer) had frog legs and skate. Both were fabulous. Our waitress seemed to be taking care of the whole room, but handled it much better than... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We come here a lot, and I like how the menu is always changing. Great small plates and good wine, really good bread, and the brownie sundae is amazing :) Good

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Durham, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant to entertain a guest from California. Cafe Routier was at the top of the list but, alas, they did not have a reservation at the time we wanted so we opted to go elsewhere. Anxious to try CR, we made a reservation for the following evening. I'm glad we did. A warm and friendly... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were staying at the Water's Edge Resort and Spa and the restaurant was in walking distance. It has a very hip feel to the place. Our waiter was knowledgable about the wine/food suggestions. Our food was very good. My husband tried the skate and was very happy with it!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Walked in on a Saturday night and it was very busy. Waited for about 15 minutes or so and then got a table in the bar area. Service was good considering how crowded they were and food was excellent. Had the cheese plate special, amazing! Duck confit salad was so delicious and very generously sized. Lamb wrapped in prosciutto was... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Hit the spot. Cocktails, wine by the glass, frisée au lardons, duck, brick chicken...everything was perfect.

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