Cafe Routier, Bistro and Lounge, serving a three paneled menu format; Regional (a different region of the world every 8 weeks), Seasonal (locally sourced seasonal ingredients) and a specialty menu of classic Bistro fare. A 40 seat lounge serving 'small plates' and tapas adjoins the bar area. Ethos is important to us.
Our evening was most enjoyable. The food was excellent. The service was superb. Our waiter even figured out that it was our anniversary! High marks for an exceptional experience!
Always a great experience here. Great service from the minute you walk in until you are out the door. Love the changing menu and food is always top notch. Add in a great cocktail, wine, and beer list and there’s not a better place to spend an evening with friends or family.
I always enjoy FANTASTIC dinners here at Café Routier! My only dilemma is deciding between their outstanding specials for the evening and some of their standards which I adore and which keep me coming back regularly. Do not miss an opportunity to enjoy an evening here!
Congenial French restaurant with creative menu. Relaxing ambiance, friendly service. Pro tip - though the main menu is excellent, if you want smaller bites you can ask for the bar menu in the dining room.
Celebrating; overall great time.
First, we split the tuna poke bowl, which was perfectly flavored. My wife had the short rib, very large with leftovers afterwards, and I had the incredibly tender and tasty Hawaiian hangar steak. Just amazing! This was one of our best meals here over the years.
Dining at Cafe Routier is a wonderful experience. It has the vibe of a cozy neighborhood gastro pub, but so much more upscale. We were there on a Saturday at prime dinner hour, and although the place was packed, it did not feel overwhelming. We had a nice booth, and a partial view of the comings and goings of the efficient wait staff. The service was excellent, and the food sublime. I had the special cajun salmon which was like buttah! My husband had mom's meatloaf with mashed potatoes. Both dishes were perfect. After dinner cappuccino came in enormous mugs, and the apple crisp with vanilla ice cream was a great way to end a superb meal.
Once again Cafe Routier lived up to our expectations!!
This is typical one of our favorite restaurants..
We had an excellent meal (I had the duck) and the service was excellent. Will certainly return again.
We love the food there. Wished the decor was a bit more updated. Service is always great too.
always a great place to dine and all the reviews are correct ....a gem located in Westbook.....staff very friendly and professional.....always enjoy the food there.......highly recommend a visit and you will not be disappointed.
excellent & interesting food, good ambiance, good service. highly recommended!
Delightful evening for my birthday celebration. Our server was friendly and helpful, and the food was excellent. Unfortunately only in the budget for a special occasion, but hopefully another such event will come up at some point, and we can go back!
Service was outstanding. Great place. We will be back!
My husband and I have dined there many times. I've also brought friends there. The menu is diversified and requests are honored. It is 5 STARS all the way. We know when we go there the meal will be outstanding. Our hometown gem. Kathy & Joe Pajor, Westbrook, CT
Great food and service as usual. It is my favorite restaurant in Westbrook.
My husband and i always come for seasonal menus. We loves this place. It is hands down our favorite spot to go!
Awesome food as.always and service was incredible
Always so inviting.
And so much to.choose from..never gets old
Everything was fantastic! Dan our waiter was perfect!
Excellent menu and service, a favorite dining place for sure!
I've spent time on the Connecticut shore a few months each year for more than forty years. The arrival of Cafe Routier was a blessing that has remained over decades a regular and a very pleasant part of my life. The staff is excellent, the menu is creative and the cooking brings it to life with talent and style. Don't ever leave!
Interesting menu, but tricky to feed any age children.
It overall was very good
Cafe Routier is consistently excellent. The service, food, and ambience are all fantastic. Ive never had a bad experience.
Having a dairy allergy can make eating out a challenge sometimes. I was delighted to discover a vegan lobster bisque on the menu that is delicious to the very last bite. Every menu item is exquisitely made. And the cocktails to start are creative and mixed to perfection. Café Routier never disappoints!
Cafe Routier is definitely one of the best restaurants on the shoreline! If you haven't gone to this restaurant, make a reservation. You will not be disappointed.
Rarely a disappointment! Food is always good and the service is too.
Excellent food and service. Waiter was very helpful and attentive.
I brought my best friend to Cafe Routier to celebrate her birthday. I had not been there for quite a few years because I moved away, but recently returned to live in the area. I was sure she would like it, and of course, she did. I ordered the dish I remembered was my favorite...the campfire trout. She chose it as well. We were both totally pleased.
As usual Cafe Routier didn’t disappoint We had a wonderful meal and menu options were amazing and creative..
Great food. Nice choice of menu options. Greatbfries.
Always a wonderful culinary adventure!! Every time we are more than thrilled with our selections and the 5 star service!! Weather guy eat in the dining room or bar everything is top shelf. Ever disappointed!! Thank you for a fabulous meal!!
Café Routier is always a good option and a restaurant we go to on a fairly regular basis. The food is always very good and the steak frites was excellent as was the broccoli rabe. We will be back and this is definitely a fantastic option for all to consider!
Excellent food and service
The hangar steak was cooked perfectly! I loved the arugula salad that came with it. The paella was bountiful with seafood with a delicious saffron seasoning.
My boyfriend and I went on our anniversary we had excellent service, and the food was the best we’ve ever had. I would recommend going here for your next dinner!
My first time there last weekend. Little pricey 3 out of 5 entrees were delicious. Loved the mussels and Frites! Will go back!!
Delightful experience. Good wine list. Inventive well presented and delicious meals. Great desserts!