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2316 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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780 reviews
484 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in early (5:30-ish) for a family dinner so as to avoid the crowds which generally build up by 6:30. When empty, the dining room is quite pleasant, with what looks like pressed tin ceilings and plenty of daylight. It's still attractive when full, just noisy. Each of us went for something from the sandwich menu. I got the... More 

Thank dlosea
Fairfield, Connecticut
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An anniversary night out. Several people had recommended this place with superlatives. "Best place in town," they said. Not our experience. First we were greeted, so to speak, by the surly, less than gracious manager (I guess), who's idea of welcome and offering a table was a dismissive wave of the hand. We took a table outside on the patio... More 

Thank Stuart B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Fun atmosphere, well prepared dishes. I have been back several times. Service was execellent and the wine list was ample. Try it.

Thank Larry Z
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Martel is a great little bistro with an awesome menu. They have an awesome wine list. For lunch I had one of their specials which was right on, Gravlax on a croissant with a mustard sauce and a perfectly dressed salad, they also have a great raw bar menu, can't wait to go back for drinks and clams!

Thank Bridgeporter
Westport, Connecticut
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here about 5 times in the last two months and the food is always superb. The atmosphere is friendly and the service has always been good. Last night, we each had the skate special which was delicious. The Burratta appetizer is always choice. Save room for the coconut cake which is to die for. Reasonably priced. Does not... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Wonderful little French Bistro in Fairfield County. Great friendly service. Crowded little restaurant. Does NOT take reservations, so need to get there early, or wait in line. Family friendly, and casual. The pan roasted duck breast was spectacular. The duck confit was a bit dry, but tasty. Salad and haricot vert were excellent. Definitely worth trying.

Thank RL987654
Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Since the first enjoyable time at Martel we have gone back many many times. Recently we met Marty the owner and Christina. We absolutely love this place. The specials are always delicious and oh so creative. Wine pours more than ample. French Onion Soup was wonderfully. Pork paillard is delicious. No reservations so get there on the early side. Service... More 

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Hautes Pyrenees
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I ate their twice on a recent business trip to Fairfield. On the first night the lamb chops were very good, the pea mash however overpowering. Two nights later I ordered the lamb chops again, because we were being rushed through the starter I asked the waiter to slow things down. The result was lamb chops that had been kept... More 

Thank stillworkingat68
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Yes, the food is good. But we've had two unpleasant service experiences. A while ago, with a waitress who got into a loud-and-continuing conversation with a customer at a table adjacent to ours. And very recently recently with a male bartender who was brusque and rude.

Thank ParisPete2015
Fairfield, Connecticut
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Martel's is a favorite. Food is consistently very good. One of my favorites is the lobster roll. Oysters,salmon gravlax, beet & goat cheese salad are a few more favorites. & Service is excellent. Nice wine selection. Moderately priced.

Thank Charlotte H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2316 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: 203-292-6916
bistro and bar food. Very good place; I'd like to review it.

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