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2316 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5656
+1 203-292-6916
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy, yet little waiting time Ben on a Friday night. Very lively bar scene though all tiny and cramped. Food: wide variety (on the verge of overwhelming trying to please everybody) of mostly proven standard bistro type dishes, with some European flair like veal stew with spaetzle or pork Milanese The calamari was nicely grilled rather than fried finished with... More 

Thank akripa
Southport, CT
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430 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Came for dinner at 7 and fortunate in being able to be immediately seated. I had 2 appetizers in this seafood predominant restaurant. The grilled calamari on a bed of lettuce with delicious balsamic dressing was excellent. The evening special of Alaskan king crab salad was okay, could have been improved if less lemon as it was too sour. My... More 

Thank elaine3Southport
Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The grilled calamari is fantastic; we love everything on the french/american menu. Never had a bad meal here. Service is great. Atmosphere is intimate and lovely.

Thank LKBuggy
Southport, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent classic French cuisine, with a bistro like atmosphere. Pleasant service, and good wine list

Thank MusicalOctavio
United States
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious from start to finish at the cozy, French bistro-like restaurant. Perfect spot with good friends on a cold winter night. Truffle mac and cheese, brussel sprouts with bacon, their version of a lobster roll, and a pile beignets with ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert. Can't wait to try other dishes off their menu. Bon appetit!

Thank hannahfichandler
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142 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I like that it is a small place and the decoration. It gets crowded due to the bar so it is loud. I do not recommend it as a romantic place. The food is good, but expensive. They do not accept reservations.

Thank AkirePR
Westport, Connecticut
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261 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We returned after a few years and were delighted to find Martel's has become again one of the finest French bistros in the area. For a couple years we felt the service had slipped with indifferent service and inconsistent kitchen. Last night was a treat! Every single dish won raves, particularly from our Parisian friends. Wine list continues to be... More 

Thank Landmarkfinder A
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We have wanted to visit Martel since moving to CT 6 mo ago, but I had reservations. After reading a few review about rude staff unless you were a regular, I hesitated. I am so glad we decided to go last night. It was a beautiful evening. We arrived at 5 on a Saturday night. Seating is very cozy, what... More 

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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It's tiny and that's most of the charm for me. food and drinks are decent. Service is very good. Definitely a place to try if you haven't already!

Thank Tim B
Fort Worth, Texas
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93 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and great vibe when you enter at the bar. Our server was knowledgeable of the great specials for the evening. Our choice of the specials was the right one.

Thank Goldentexas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
French, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2316 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5656
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-292-6916
bistro and bar food. Very good place; I'd like to review it.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?