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1603 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5910
+1 203-259-5800
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southport ct
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zero curb appeal on Post Road (US 1), but absolute gem of a small (30 seats) French restaurant in downtown Fairfield. Food is wonderful (try the Sole Francaise with Asparagus), and the staff is wonderful (especially Noe). Reservations are a good idea -- because it is so small).

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Thank joyce h
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Cafe Madeline never disappoints! The menu is always changing with a wide variety of daily specials and the food is very fresh. The service is great and will cater to your every whim.

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Thank Paul H
Fairfield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Cafe Madeline is a wonderful dining option in downtown Fairfield as it rewards diners looking for something a little different with an array of creative plates prepared with extremely fresh ingredients. I'd describe the ambiance as a sort of bistro-lite with a pleasant al fresco experience available in season. It can get a little busy on the weekends but servers... More 

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Thank RedSky56
Fairfield, Connecticut
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842 reviews
632 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We had an enjoyable dinner. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. They have a nice menu - appetizers, salads, soup, entrees- fish, chicken, beef, panini sandwiches, drinks, coffees and desserts. We started with a vegetable mozzarella appetizer. It was very tasty and fresh. For my main course I had the Chicken Speghetti Squash- a was a very generous serving- and... More 

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Thank Gloria H
Fairfield, CT
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had been wanting to try this restaurant for some time and we came away disappointed. Typical red sauce pedestrian Fairfield Italian restaurant. 24 dollars for a dry Caesar salad and not home made tortellini with meat sauce. Wanted to like it ,sorry.

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Thank LuxTravel_8
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I've now eaten here maybe 6 times and each time was just as good as the ones before. This is not an overwhelming fancy-schmancy joint but while it's noisy enough that you don't have to be self conscious about your conversation it's not that loud that you can't, in fact, converse. I have never had anything but good food, the... More 

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Thank Hiram R
Fairfield, Connecticut
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842 reviews
632 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We had a very enjoyable dinner. We ate here during Restaurant Week. It was a price fixed menu- 3 courses. My husband started with a tomato soup- very rich and tasty. I had the roasted vegetables with ricotta cheese(dollop)- very fresh and tasty. For my main course I had sauté chicken and vegetables- very flavorful and tasty. My husband had... More 

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Thank Gloria H
Los Angeles
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Clean but very basic. No tablecloths. Service at lunch time was adequate. Food (we had sandwiches) was ok but not memorable. There are much better choices in Fairfield. I will not return.

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Thank CalifJ0e
PA
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150 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We enjoyed our food (panini's, salad, soup). The menu choices were varied and creative--something for everyone. The food seemed expensive to me, but I haven't eaten out in Fairfield before, $17 for lunch might just be what it costs there. Our service was attentive and friendly. The restaurant itself was smaller than I expected (about three dozen seats inside, another... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Great little restaurant in Fairfield. More like a bistro, quaint with delicious food. Can't wait to go back did the Summer Salad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1603 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5910
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-259-5800

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