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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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New Haven, Connecticut
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91 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Silver Spring, Maryland
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858 reviews
539 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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 

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