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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“trout” (24 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1353 Boston Post Rd, 1353 Boston Post Rd, 06498, Westbrook, Connecticut, Westbrook, CT 06498-1953
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been here several times and just love this restaurant. The menu is terrific, very varied, ranging from the sophisticated to the simple. We live thirty minutes away but were in the area staying at the Water's Edge, where the restaurant did not impress so...More

Thank laflemm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was staying at a local hotel without dinner plans, and came across Café Routier on TripAdvisor - did not think we would be able to get a last minute reservation, but grabbed a table for 2 on a busy Saturday night. Our server, Padro, was...More

Thank LudlowSkiBum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner the other night and it was my first visit. I was not impressed with the menu, it was smaller than I would have expected, and I ended up ordering something from the bar menu. The service was OK, but could have been...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were looking for a place for dinner and we decided on Cafe Routier, We found the staff to be very personable and efficient, which made the Easter dinner a really pleasant experience. We ordered two entrees. The first was the scallops and steak. The...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I know that there are a lot of people who love this place. I am not one of them. I have no problem paying for a good quality, high-end dinner. But, this just isn't it. The food is not worth the cost. It tries too...More

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I love going out to a great restaurant, sitting at a round table with family and enjoying a well made meal. Cafe Routier didn't disappoint. From starter to dessert, our meal was wonderful. The fried oysters were great. 2 of our party said that the...More

Thank Chocosusie
Reviewed 30 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 23 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 22 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
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El S
Is there a dress code ??
14 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail