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2316 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5656
+1 203-292-6916
11:30 - 22:30
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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had made a reservation for 8 people for Mother's Day at this restaurant several weeks back. I want to be very clear that the food at this restaurant was excellent and so was our waiter. Despite the fact that the restaurant is rather small our entire family very much enjoyed our dinner with one exception. Upon entering the restaurant... More 

2 Thank ABG17
Management response:

As the owner of Martel and as the person greeting you at the door on Mother's Day, my response was inappropriate and I do apologize and should have done that at that time. Please understand that on a day like that there is enormous pressure on all the staff who are working very long hours to try to keep a... More 

Westport, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great traditional French bistro. The food is consistent, the service is good and the prices are reasonable.

Thank er11112017
Fairfield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Martel is my favorite restaurant in Fairfield county. I am always happy with my meal and I can rarely say that to the point that my family makes fun of me for being picky. At Martel I always order the frisée salad with poached egg and bacon vinaigrette, for the table we order the truffled macaroni and cheese and the... More 

Thank Fairfield_CTBina
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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182 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Martel has a great Happy Hour! From 4 to 6 you get $1 Oysters shrimp or clams! The appetizers are really good at Martel, we had the calamari and it was outstanding, the steak frites was good also. Martel has a great pour on their drinks and they give a basket of freshly fried potato chips! Can't wait to go... More 

Thank Bridgeporter
Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I met a friend for dinner at Martel a few months ago. The staff is SO friendly! My friend was pretty late in meeting me and both the host and server made me feel very much at home and made sure I was taken care of while I waited. The menu is fun and everything we tried was absolutely delicious!... More 

Thank ljp2704
Fairfield, Connecticut
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is our go to spot. One of the best burgers in Fairfield and the bartenders give a generous pour. Standard menu with some great choices as well as daily specials. Kitchen is consistently pumping out great food

Thank surfgilg0
London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Busy, yet little waiting time Ben on a Friday night. Very lively bar scene though all tiny and cramped. Food: wide variety (on the verge of overwhelming trying to please everybody) of mostly proven standard bistro type dishes, with some European flair like veal stew with spaetzle or pork Milanese The calamari was nicely grilled rather than fried finished with... More 

Thank akripa
Southport, CT
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430 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Came for dinner at 7 and fortunate in being able to be immediately seated. I had 2 appetizers in this seafood predominant restaurant. The grilled calamari on a bed of lettuce with delicious balsamic dressing was excellent. The evening special of Alaskan king crab salad was okay, could have been improved if less lemon as it was too sour. My... More 

Thank elaine3Southport
Fairfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The grilled calamari is fantastic; we love everything on the french/american menu. Never had a bad meal here. Service is great. Atmosphere is intimate and lovely.

Thank LKBuggy
Southport, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Excellent classic French cuisine, with a bistro like atmosphere. Pleasant service, and good wine list

Thank MusicalOctavio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 29
French, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2316 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5656
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-292-6916
bistro and bar food. Very good place; I'd like to review it.

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