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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)
“hanger steak” (21 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1353 Boston Post Rd, 1353 Boston Post Rd, 06498, Westbrook, Connecticut, Westbrook, CT 06498-1953
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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
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We go here quite often. Love the food as well as the atmosphere. You can get Great fries and burgers or a gourmet meal. They change the menu to suit the season, so a person can never get bored with the meal. If you're lucky...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Enjoyable evening in Westbrook. This place never disappoints. Enjoyed a nice stripped bass and Mediterranean risotto. The paella was also full of flavor and seafood. The chorizo was a bit salty much more clams which made up for it. Sat at the bar and the...More

Thank LoveToDineCt
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Went for my 68th birthday! The wine list was great, the food was to die for and the service was wonderful!

Thank kris s
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We sat in a booth at bar and 3 of us shared appetizers bc the description was so good. We had unbelievable mussels in some kind of broth made with coconut milk- the very best we every had !! Lettuce wraps, 2 orders of broccoli...More

Thank JazzinInJersey
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Cafe Routier is wonderful--the seasonally changing menu is terrific, the drinks are very well-made and the service is warm, friendly and professional. We like the atmosphere in the bar better than in the restaurant itself (it's more relaxed and less formal) and the menus are...More

Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great local French flair with good food that's why it's always crowded has good beer and wine selection good happy hour and bar food nice place to have dinner make a reservation

Thank Debra A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This restaurant is a cut above any restaurant on the shoreline. You can eat at the bar (bartenders could not be better and you get a decent pour) The main dining room is quite and low key. The staff knowledgeable and excellent. The food, have...More

1  Thank Z6807ZWwilliamv
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Location - great location, easy to find Ambiance - energetic, not very bright, older decor Food - very good. Onion tart, chicken and tuna were all well cooked and very tasty Drinks - creative drink menu, large selection of wines. Gin - good, not great...More

Thank Jleibo
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Girls night out found me with two friends both who had been here before. I was the newbie so I was ready to take suggestions. I started with the Black Rita joining one friend in her "favorite" and I was not disappointed- though I did...More

Thank Denise C
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Questions & Answers
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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