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Cafe Routier

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

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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a favorite

Cafe Routier has been one of the very best places to eat on the Connecticut shoreline for several years--it is consistently wonderful. We prefer to eat in the bar--the main dining room is just a tiny bit stodgy but the food is the same in either room. The service is always warm, professional... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
v0yageur22
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Killingworth, CT
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Killingworth, CT
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337 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cafe Routier has been one of the very best places to eat on the Connecticut shoreline for several years--it is consistently wonderful. We prefer to eat in the bar--the main dining room is just a tiny bit stodgy but the food is the same in either room. The service is always warm, professional, welcoming and helpful. The creative menu changes... More 

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Thank v0yageur22
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We actually decided to go to Cafe Routier based on TripAdvisor reviews and a personal recommendation. There is a reason this is ranked #1 in Westbrook, it was Fabulous! I love how the menu is broken down into seasonal categories and their everyday specialties. I had the braised short ribs and they were to die for. The service was exceptional,... More 

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Thank Kimberly B
New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I enjoyed an exquisite time celebrating a birthday at Cafe Routier. I am vegan and I did call the day before. I was told that I could have a creative vegetable plate. When I was there I felt a bit embarrassed when I ordered the vegetable plate and was given an odd questioning look by the waiter.... More 

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Thank Kind1travels
Madison, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu is phenomenal and service is always top-notch. Everything you want from an exceptional restaurant. Precision, consistency, and most importantly, delicious food.

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Thank widerwonder
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a while since we visited Cafe Routier, but ventured out to celebrate the end of the second week of school/work for the year and the MLK weekend. We had a reservation for 8pm, when things along the shoreline seem to start winding down. Cafe Routier was busy, and we still had people coming in for reservations after us.... More 

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Thank NETraveler2011
New Haven, Connecticut
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267 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

After a choral Christmas concert, eight of us gathered here for dinner. It was an occasion to become further acquainted with our friends. And Cafe Routier did everything to make this occasion special! We were seated in a spacious, comfortable table and banquette in the main dining room. We ordered appetizers, entrees, and dessert. All of us enjoyed our meals.... More 

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Thank JCArchT
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I am fortunate to be able to enjoy Cafe R year round...during the warm weather, I can actually walk there and home...the cafe has three menus, a seasonal offering, a geographic offering, and a fixed offering of basic favorites, ( Moms meatloaf for example)...this week off of the regional menu I enjoyed perfectly cooked venison chops, with a nicely matched... More 

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New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Cafe Routier is outstanding. Ambiance, homey, friendly atmosphere & excellent food all add up to a wonderful lunch of dinner. If you're in Westbrook, CT go there!

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Thank n0reen240
Goshen, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Excellent meal and service.french fries delicious and tomato soup appetizer yummy. Great menu choices. Will definitely come back.

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Thank mjc6969
RI
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We ate in the casual dining, bar area as the main dining room had a 1.5hr wait, but were pleased to find out that the entire menu is available there. We shared a delcious endive salad with walnuts, along with a perfectly cooked steak with fries - a delicious combination that was ample for two people with moderate appetities. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1353 Boston Post Rd, 1353 Boston Post Rd, 06498, Westbrook, Connecticut, 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, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
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?