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Cafe Routier

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1353 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 399-8700
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dinner

Excellant fare and service. Unusual menu that was apparently a hit for the locals. Try it out. We will certainly redturn.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Fred S
Naugatuck, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Business meetings
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English first
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellant fare and service. Unusual menu that was apparently a hit for the locals. Try it out. We will certainly redturn.

Thank Fred S
Madison, Connecticut
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

besides exceptional service, quality of food, ambiance and value the restaurant just makes you happy. you can't ask for much more.

Thank madisonpete
New Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A surprise awaits when entering their 'lounge' area. Its what one would expect when staying in a New England or Upstate New York inn. Its an old 'colonial-type pub' with a wonderful layback vibe. How fun! And there was a seat for me at the bar. Yay. The barkeep was courteous and helpful. They were busy that night and I've... More 

Thank Elise L
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Just order the trout. The best fish dish I have ever had. Perfectly cooked with potatoes on the bottom. Great lemon sauce, which I have the sever put on the side. Great service, wether you eat in the bar or dining room. My wife orders a martini infused with some sort of hot sauce.Her favorite martini, hands down. Just an... More 

Thank Keith M
Killingworth, CT
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300 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We've been going to Cafe Routier regularly for years and it is always excellent. The staff are wonderful and the ambience is comforting. (We always eat in the bar--we think the restaurant dining room is a little stodgy and quiet--though both the full menu and the bar menu are available in both rooms.) The menu changes seasonally and the current... More 

Thank v0yageur22
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Pommes frites. Ohh my god. A must do. I have been eating there for years, I have a time share next door at Waters Edge . The menu is excellent, diverse, and changes with the season. Food is always consistently excellent.

Thank Frank C
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I have been here no less than 6-8 times. Just recently for a business meeting (three of us). Needed to know I would have 1.) Good food (it was great) 2.) Good Service (it was good) and 3.) Good atmosphere (it is great - sort of like a bit of NYC style in westbrook. Love their menu - every changing.... More 

Thank andawaywego2015
Newport, Maine
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Cafe Routier has been on my list of best places to eat for years. went last night and all was well. Great service, great food, and nice selection of wines by the glass. Baby octopus, ahi tuna, and duck all beautifully prepared and presented.

Thank aburnham2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We were 2 people and ordered 4 appetizers and no entree. They were excellent. Glad we choose to do this.

Thank Dolores C
new york
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117 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We had a wonderful meal in this charming restaurant. The service was excellent, as was the food. We started with warm bread and cocktails. They have a very interesting cocktail and wine list Had a delicious chowder(though the portion was absurdly small). My wife had a delicious duck entrée. There were excellent selections for dessert as well. This restaurant is... More 

Thank tenniseyeguy

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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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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