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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (27 reviews)
“hanger steak” (20 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1353 Boston Post Rd, 1353 Boston Post Rd, 06498, Westbrook, Connecticut, Westbrook, CT 06498-1953
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I really enjoy having a nice meal here. It has both the quiet restaurant and the lively but not too loud bar. the food is top notch.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant. There is a seasonal menu. We visited in the fall and the scallops with purée parsnips we’re phenomenal. The staff were welcoming and very helpful. Great little place for date night or a family dinner

Thank sgrant5
Reviewed December 19, 2017

We have eaten many good meals here over several years. We aren't local and usually come here for special occasion staying at a local inn. The food and service is consistently exquisite. It's a mainstay for us.

Thank tropiclady27
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Cafe Routier is ultimately consistent with great service and fine food and a trendy atmosphere. The coolest thing is the 3 panel menu: monthly choices (changes 12 times per year), seasonal (changes 4 times per year), and their specialties (always there). The best thing is...More

Thank Bobfromhamden
Reviewed November 18, 2017

Cafe Routier remains one of the very best restaurants on the Connecticut shoreline. The food is consistently excellent, the drinks are wonderful and the service is warm, welcoming and professional. We are never disappointed here.

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Whenever I come to CT, I try to get together with old friends. This time, I caught up with an old high school friend over a split dinner of their famous steak frites. Heaven on a plate! Paired with a glass of wine & their...More

Thank Dreijunge
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

We had a party of 6 for a birthday celebration. We eat here 2-4 times a year and sometimes sit in the lounge and other times the dining room. All six dinners were very good. I had the trout for the first time and would...More

1  Thank Dan S
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This restaurant had a wide variety of foods with a tapas feel. I was there with 3 other friends, and we each got a different meal, and we all loved what we had. We all left full.

Thank Bonnie P
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

We’ve read great reviews about this restaurant. But we were disappointed. First, the service by Shaileen was pleasant and outstanding. A good job. I guess we started poorly with our app choices. We chose the mussels and the fried oysters. The mussels’ sauce was pretty...More

2  Thank Dukeatbrays
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

We went there for our 25th Anniversary. The food was very good and the service was average. I thought they'd do something a little special for us since they knew it was a special occasion, but no. I'd go back, since the food was very...More

Thank Mary Jean O
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Questions & Answers
August 11, 2017|
Response from flyawayCT | Reviewed this property |
The broth is made with Curry and Coconut Milk. Contact them and ask them for the recipe. There are also several versions of mussels with coconut and curry available online.
El S
August 13, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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