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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Mount Sinai, New York
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Menu choices fascinating, has a traditional American section, and ethnic (currently latin) section, as well as seasonal specialties, Very good food, tables a little too close together. Good value, good service

Thank Andrew R
New Haven, Connecticut
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went out Friday night and had the most incredible meal. Pedro the waiter was kind helpful courteous and engaging. He recommended the Halibut which was incredible. Our table also enjoyed two of the nightly specials and I would highly recommend their Ceviche and the lobster ravioli. Overall incredible experience. I would highly recommend a restaurant without hesitation

Thank Rbluvs2travel
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good service and outstanding kitchen. Very short distance from Waters Edge. Casual but elegant.

New York City, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Cafe Routier for years and it's one of our favorites on the CT shore. The food is always fantastic and they change their menu with the season which is really nice. The bar atmosphere is fun and always busy and the main dining room is great with an atmosphere that feels more like a city... More 

Thank jspmay
Dallas, Texas
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638 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in the area with great food choices for every diner. If you are in the area do not miss this place. Prices are reasonable. Food Great. Seafood plus other options. Menu changes often.

Thank yellowpixels
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the fresh food, service was excellent, elegant r place for dinner, must go and try, the season has begun, so it's best to make your reservation ahead. Enjoy.

Thank SaganakiMakito
United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by some locals we decided to give it a try. Hard to get a table so had to go for an 8.45 slot. There's plenty of parking on site and it was easy to find. We were shown to our table and first impression was; 'isn't it dark' and 'isn't it cold', but a nice ambience and the waiter... More 

Thank John L
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this restaurant is top notch. The food is delicious and expertly prepared. The menu is unique with lots of choices. We had to go back because we wanted to try other offerings. The wait staff is attentive and personable. They are very helpful with menu choices. We sat on the restaurant side, but the bar area looked fun... More 

Thank sdomke
Connecticut, United States
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A great atmosphere and admirable wine list for pairing with meals. Eaten here many times over the last several years and always had good service and a fine meal. Go for the "pomme frites", best fries ever! A great place for a romantic dinner, or a night with the family, tastefully decorated and worth the trip. A nice, more causal... More 

Thank Jon B
Christiansted, St. Croix
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We went here last night for dinner and it was outstanding! Our server was great. The food was from was first class, from our appetizers to our entrees. Flavor profiles and plate presentation was impeccably done. As a chef myself, I appreciate all of the effort. When we are back in town, this is the first place we are going.... More 

Thank timc12142016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, French
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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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?