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2316 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5656
+1 203-292-6916
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Southport, CT
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417 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for dinner at 7 and fortunate in being able to be immediately seated. I had 2 appetizers in this seafood predominant restaurant. The grilled calamari on a bed of lettuce with delicious balsamic dressing was excellent. The evening special of Alaskan king crab salad was okay, could have been improved if less lemon as it was too sour. My... More 

Thank elaine3Southport
Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The grilled calamari is fantastic; we love everything on the french/american menu. Never had a bad meal here. Service is great. Atmosphere is intimate and lovely.

Thank LKBuggy
Southport, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent classic French cuisine, with a bistro like atmosphere. Pleasant service, and good wine list

Thank MusicalOctavio
United States
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious from start to finish at the cozy, French bistro-like restaurant. Perfect spot with good friends on a cold winter night. Truffle mac and cheese, brussel sprouts with bacon, their version of a lobster roll, and a pile beignets with ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert. Can't wait to try other dishes off their menu. Bon appetit!

Thank hannahfichandler
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141 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

I like that it is a small place and the decoration. It gets crowded due to the bar so it is loud. I do not recommend it as a romantic place. The food is good, but expensive. They do not accept reservations.

Thank AkirePR
Westport, Connecticut
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261 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We returned after a few years and were delighted to find Martel's has become again one of the finest French bistros in the area. For a couple years we felt the service had slipped with indifferent service and inconsistent kitchen. Last night was a treat! Every single dish won raves, particularly from our Parisian friends. Wine list continues to be... More 

Thank Landmarkfinder A
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We have wanted to visit Martel since moving to CT 6 mo ago, but I had reservations. After reading a few review about rude staff unless you were a regular, I hesitated. I am so glad we decided to go last night. It was a beautiful evening. We arrived at 5 on a Saturday night. Seating is very cozy, what... More 

1 Thank sam965
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

It's tiny and that's most of the charm for me. food and drinks are decent. Service is very good. Definitely a place to try if you haven't already!

Thank Tim B
Fort Worth, Texas
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92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and great vibe when you enter at the bar. Our server was knowledgeable of the great specials for the evening. Our choice of the specials was the right one.

Thank Goldentexas
Milford, Connecticut
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

A small quaint relaxed ambiance restaurant with an appealing menu. Specials are also available to choose from. An expensive but not too over the top menu. We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. For our group of 6 we had an array of appetizers, from the fried oysters to the escarole and bean cassoulet. It did not disappoint. The traditional French steak... More 

Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $29
French, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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 Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5656
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-292-6916
bistro and bar food. Very good place; I'd like to review it.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?