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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 weeks ago

This restaurant and bar are in a nicely appointed building that is a little less than what it seems. Our waiter presented a menu that was divided into three parts. It had seasonal selections which he explained changed as the seasons changed. It had specials...More

Thank RcikS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They served an amazing meal for our friend’s birthday and we have eaten here several times. This is our go to first dinner when we arrive in Connecticut. As usual we can’t wait to return!

Thank Monica C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live locally and just discovered this restaurant in the past year. It is consistently excellent. The menu changes seasonally and is always interesting. We recently went as a large party (grandparents, parents, and teens) following our daughter's graduation from high school. The waitress did...More

Thank The4Gs2014
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Cafe Routier is just terrific--the food is creatively prepared, fresh and delicious--always. The service is warm, friendly, welcoming, and professional. This is one of the CT shoreline's best places to eat. Most people eat in the main dining room, but we prefer the more relaxed...More

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Sat at the bar for the first time in years instead of the lounge. We started with the mussels which are always great and tried the lettuce wraps for the first time and they were ok. Enjoyed a coupe Separatist drink and an hour later...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Love, love, love the food here. Always fresh and changing with the seasons. My go to favorites are the house fries, fish tacos and profiteroles. I prefer the bar sides fun atmosphere.

Thank Nicole T
Reviewed 12 April 2018

It was our first visit but we were treated as though we were frequent diners there. We ate in the dining room but there is also a lounge. The dedication of the entire staff to providing a pleasant atmosphere was very obvious. It was not...More

Thank Johnmalenda
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Cafe Routier serves creatively prepared food that is always delicious. Eating here is consistently satisfying: the staff are warm, friendly, helpful and professional. I enjoy eating here more than just about anywhere else in Connecticut--it's great.

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is my favorite. Always good with a seasonal selection. There is a tavern menu and a full restaurant menu. However, if you want an excellent burger with duck fat frites and aioli, this is the place. If you are going to eat something fattening,...More

Thank 827staciew
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Chic with comfort - that’s a description for the atmosphere, seating arrangements, the food and the people who dine here. There’s a comfortable bar and bar area and dining area. Usually full but not hectic. Good for a romantic evening for two - or with...More

Thank clairesmith2016
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12 August 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
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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