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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” (25 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
“hanger steak” (20 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 11:30 pmAll 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 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
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Fun themed menu. Excellent beer and wine menu. Began with French frites. Yummy. Appetizers of ceviche and avocado shrimp . Shrimp over cooked in paella 🥘 . Date enjoyed her scallops. Overall would recommend.

Thank Joshua F
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This is a great go-to for us. The menu is creative and changes. My wife loves the Kobe sliders. I have never had something that wasn't good. We usually hit the bar/cafe side. It can get a little noisy, but I'm ok with that. The...More

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Came here recently for dinner with my wife a few friends. I had shrimp and grits as a started followed by a daily special of scallops. My wife had duck followed by the same scallops. All was absolutely perfect. The service was courteous and pricewise,...More

Thank SerpaJ
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Went with a few couples to have dinner and drinks and found the server in the lounge to be AWESOME. We had various appetizers and dinners and everything was prepared well and came out just as ordered. The waiter was attentive and very personable without...More

Thank LeysaB
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Questions & Answers
12 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
14 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
USD 30 - USD 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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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