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Cafe Routier

1353 Boston Post Rd, 1353 Boston Post Rd, 06498, Westbrook, Connecticut, Westbrook, CT 06498-1953
+1 860-399-8700
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (24 reviews)
“duck” (20 reviews)
“hanger steak” (19 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1353 Boston Post Rd, 1353 Boston Post Rd, 06498, Westbrook, Connecticut, Westbrook, CT 06498-1953
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner as a last minute decision 8:30 on a Tuesday night. We had no reservation, but we were welcomed and seated right away. Our server was very pleasant and went the extra mile to help me find a wine I'd like. I...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a favorite of ours on the Connecticut Shoreline. The food is always consistently good, the service excellent and the wine list has some great bottles at reasonable prices. The menu which changes frequently offers seasonal, regional, and house specials so there is always...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Excellent gourmet menu in the dining area and great pub menu for the bar area. Love this place! Menu evolves seasonally so never gets old. Food always amazes with lots of flavor and unique selections. Excellent service. Not inexpensive.

Thank debrapal
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We always eat in the bar--it seems cozier and more lively than the dining room, although there are no reservations taken in the bar, so you have to time it just right or be patient. The menu here changes periodically but they always keep some...More

1  Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The food here is always excellent. My wife and I enjoy coming here on "date night" because we always get a great meal. The portions are large, and the menu changes seasonally. The PEI mussels are excellent, and the hangar steak I got once was...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is of course not haute cuisine, but one can feel (taste) love and passion of the chef. I like the concept of a 3-themed menu (Italy, Main, Winter), and a nice mix of classics (Hanger steak, gravlox, onion soup) and a bit more venturesome,...More

Thank Chimata-no-kami
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Welcoming and experienced staff. I had a delicious steak with an unbelievable amount of chips. The hot bread before the appetizers is a great idea, and the oil that was served with the bread was great (honestly, it reminded me my italian oil). During a...More

Thank Simone A
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Cafe Routier prepares delicious food and never seems to miss a beat. The menu changes periodically but they always keep some of their old standards as well (the "camp style" trout is outstanding). The drinks are excellent, the wine list is good and the service...More

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have been going to Cafe Routier for several years and the food is consistently good. Always feel welcome and the service is outstanding. Meat loaf is a specialty.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have not eaten at this restaurant for a couple years now and are wonder why it took so long to return. Two people split their Ahi Tuna salad, which very good. Three of us ordered the New York steak with home made fries. One...More

Thank pauldelmonico
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El S
Is there a dress code ??
13 August 2015|
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Response from Mangia177 | Reviewed this property |
This a beach community, however, most people are dressed business casual, different from the local "clam shack" restaurants where anything goes and most people literally may have stepped off boats.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1353 Boston Post Rd, 1353 Boston Post Rd, 06498, Westbrook, Connecticut, Westbrook, CT 06498-1953
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-399-8700
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