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“Thoroughly enjoyable” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Routier

Cafe Routier
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Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Westbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Boston
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Thoroughly enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Walked in on a Saturday night and it was very busy. Waited for about 15 minutes or so and then got a table in the bar area. Service was good considering how crowded they were and food was excellent. Had the cheese plate special, amazing! Duck confit salad was so delicious and very generously sized. Lamb wrapped in prosciutto was cooked perfectly and very tender. Steak frites is a winner too. Overall a great meal and cozy atmosphere, can't wait to come back.

Visited May 2014
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English first
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Hit the spot. Cocktails, wine by the glass, frisée au lardons, duck, brick chicken...everything was perfect.

Visited May 2014
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CT
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic Dinner!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

Recently we met a friend at Café Routier. She is a regular and said we wouldn't be disappointed...she was right! Fabulous ambiance, wonderful food and service. 4 menus to chose from, something to please everyone. We are already talking about when we are going back - need to try more items from the menu. They have a seasonal menu that changes as the season changes. Great drinks, just a wonderful night out. Highly recommend.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clinton, CT
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175 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Over-rated pretentious restaurant with pseudo-creative fare”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

You will be disappointed unless you are as superficial as most of the diners here. There is fine dining and pretend fine dining, and this is an example of the latter. Actually went back a second time, thinking that perhaps I missed something, given all the rave reviews. No, same bad experience. The meal just did not appeal.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Clinton, Connecticut, United States
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food on the Shoreline”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Lounge at Cafe Routier is a terrific place for a drink and a light meal. The Bar menu has some exotic offerings and although small portions they are excellently prepared. One of my favorite spots on theShoreline.

Visited April 2014
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