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2316 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5656
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Milford, Connecticut
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bar is well stocked . Generous pour. Creative menu. . Moules and frites are the best .adore the Frisse salad . .its good to know that Marty of Martel s is watching everything

1 Thank Karen K
New Haven, Connecticut
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92 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Came for the first time and had a great experience. Lovely environment, great service, and most important, a great menu. I ordered the steamed clams that came in a great broth with garlic bread Hubby had the seafood soup which he enjoyed. Both dishes came with a fresh tasty salad. We will be back

Thank Roberta H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Marty has been serving one of my favorite dishes, grilled calamari, for years and years. He has a menu and wine list that have been fine tuned to the likes of his patrons. The bar scene has many regulars and there are those who make it a weekly dining spot. He is open seven days a week so, if you... More 

Thank Muffe2014
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

What an all around special place to eat. Their happy hour every weekday 4 to 6 pm with one dollar shrimp, oysters and clams and homemade complementary potato chips is a fantastic deal! The food and service is always great and the generous pours make this place one of my favorites!

Thank Bettegig
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to this place so well regarded, however it was a great disappointment for me. Ordered the swordfish but it was very tough. Our friends actually sent it back. The hamburger was good as was the onion soup. Server had an attitude. Wont return.

Thank blackrockermax
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

I absolutely love this place. It's definitely one of my top favorites in the Fairfield area. Everything is fresh, the quality excellent and deliciousness is to be found in each and every bite. Thinking back, I can't remember a single entree that I regretted ordering. And...the beignets are really fabulous! I love Martel and I hope it never leaves!

Thank Sheila G
Newtown, Connecticut
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164 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We recently had our first visit here. Sadly French leaning restaurants have been a dying breed here so it was great to discover this place. They have outdoor seating in the summer and the items we had from the menu were good to very good. The staff is friendly but I suspect they could use more since service was a... More 

Thank Avidhiker
Westport, Connecticut
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot with really. Ice people. Hoping bar scene in Fairfield for the older set. The wine is very cheap and tends to be French leaning. The carafe size of the wine is a great deal. The Martel salad (tomatoes, cucs, and feta with EVOO) is great. All the fish is great, particularly the salmon.

Thank Robert F
Fairfield, Connecticut
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164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to Fairfield and checking out local food scene. Martel is now on top. Fantastic service. Amazing cuisine. Our seafood plate appetizer was awesome. My trout was to die for. Our beignet and creame brûlée were amazing. We will be back!

Thank russian33

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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
French, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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 Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5656
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?