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Review of Cafe Routier

Cafe Routier
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Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Westbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We have been dining at Cafe Routier for over 10 years. The menu, service, presentation, beverage menu, atmosphere and even the background music are a complete dining experience. The bartenders are extremely well versed in food pairings. The menu changes with the seasons which is pure delight. We have loved this restaurant from the first visit to our latest. We always can not wait for our next dining experience to try their new menu. We have never once been disappointed.

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Walking into this dim lit restaurant had a very calming effect. We were seated immediately as we had called that morning for reservations. Cafe Routier was warm and cozy. We were given our menus in a timely fashion and were given the specials for the evening. At that time they asked our beverage order. It was a nice size list of wines and drinks. My husband and I ordered 2 different kinds of salads and each was delicious. We also ordered the half duck that was the best we ever had before. The vegies and the port wine reduction on the duck could not have been better. For dessert, my husband had a piece of chocolate and I had chocolate gelato. Both desserts were delicious. Next time we go up to Westport,Conn.,we'll be sure to go Cafe Routier again.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

If you enjoy a romantic and elegant atmosphere, this is the place for you. The menu varies with the seasons, always fresh and imaginative, accompanied by an extensive (but not overly expensive) wine list. The staff is classic French, attentive but subtle; we'd advise going with their recommendations. Be sure to order some home made pommel frites for the table. By the way, would not recommend bringing the kids.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Never a bad meal! Excellent choice of wine and martinis. The music and bar atmosphere are the best on the Shore. Very hip urban feel. Dining room is for a more intimate dining experience.
Great first date spot! Excellent also for business dinners.

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

We usually eat in the bar because it is open late. The service is always top notch, the ever changing menu is almost always incredibly satisfying, and there are always a few things that are just outstanding. Their french fries are unbelievably delicious and their trout is always perfect. If I was forced to complain about anything it would be that some of their spicy drinks are actually too spicy but the bartender is always willing to alter the recipe to suit some of our tastes. Cafe Routier has consistently been one of the top two shoreline restaurants for years.

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1  Thank v0yageur22
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