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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” (27 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
“hanger steak” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
17:00 - 23:30All hours
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 yesterday

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 11 October 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 bonniep331
Reviewed 9 October 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

1  Thank Dukeatbrays
Reviewed 4 October 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
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We were staying in Westbrook after a business meeting and the employees' at Water's Edge Resort had recommended this restaurant to us- what a FABULOUS choice! Wow!~! The host was friendly and welcoming - it was a Friday night and we didn't make reservations but...More

1  Thank Annie3323
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had dinner in this place and really appreciated the helpful service, the good food, and the quietness and comfort of the dining room

Thank Claire H
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We had excellent appetizers but were both disappointed with our entrees. The trout was very good but served with sliced sauteed scallop potatoes and fried onions which did not go well. The hanger steak, also good had uncooked tomato and slightly cooked squash. Coffee was...More

Thank bvpdavies
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Cafe Routier is a terrific restaurant--the menu changes seasonally but there are always a few standards that remain (if you like fish try the grilled trout--it is outstanding). The food is almost always wonderful ( and they have the very best French fries around). The...More

Thank v0yageur22
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Questions & Answers
11 August 2017|
Response from John K | 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
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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