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Cafe Routier

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1353 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-8700
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 103
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistent, great ambiance and fabulous food

Café Routier is the perfect place to share spectacular upscale frites and sliders with your friends. The lounge has a great vibe creating a relaxed, yet trendy feel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
newladybug14
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ivoryton, ct
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
ivoryton, ct
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Café Routier is the perfect place to share spectacular upscale frites and sliders with your friends. The lounge has a great vibe creating a relaxed, yet trendy feel.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have never had a mediocre meal at this excellent restaurant. The menu is set up to pair various item together with a theme but you may mix and match from any suggested groupings. Service is great. You will have a great meal!

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Westbrook, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Routier is one of the finest restaurants on the shoreline. We love to sit in the lounge and enjoy small bites and cocktails. The Kobe sliders are a must have and the French Fries are to die for. Sometimes one oversized cup of fries just isn't enough! Wonderful date night spot. A real gem.

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Wonderful service and attention to details. If you are looking for a beach atmosphere in this small shoreline town, you need to go elsewhere. This restaurant is a more serious dining experience, well suited for quiet conversation and sipping wine. Lingering in a dining room booth for the full dinner experience makes an evening memorable. The duck was cooked to... More 

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Clinton Conn
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The menu is somewhat limited however everything on it is outstanding. Fried oysters are one of our favorite apps and their pan seared salmon always gets rave reviews.

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east lyme, ct
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Chicken & Dumplings was perfect. Cold night, cozy atmosphere. Our server Dana was sweet and could answer our every question and even paired a wine by the glass with our dinner. We live so close that we may just start calling this place our go to spot. Very good experience.

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Expect large portions and mediocre but friendly service. The trout was excellent, truly special. The fries are about as good as Five Guys, which means excellent for fast food, not impressive for more expensive dining. I had a special appetizer, which was a pasta dish with oxtail sauce. The flavor was excellent but the pasta was over cooked, on the... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Always a lively crowd in a cozy setting makes this restaurant a fun and enjoyable visit. Great seasonal menu items, along with a wide selection from sliders to great fish, steaks and specials. Whether you prefer eating in the lounge or dining room, service is always attentive. Would love to see more beer selections, but the lines are limited.

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Essex, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is one of my wife's and my favorite restaurants. The bar area is casual which is where we like to eat. You can select from the regular dinner menu or the bar menu (little bits). The menu changes seasonally but they keep a select group of items year round. Try the fries and any other dish. They are all... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Bold statement right? Well, everyone is entitled to their opinion and certainly CT, with it's location wedged between Boston and New York, has no shortage of fantastic high dining experiences. But, since moving to this area in 2005, my wife and I have tried many different restaurants, and this has taken the top spot and remains there. We've been there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1353 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westbrook
  • Phone Number: (860) 399-8700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?