Café Routier

4.7
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1674 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
"Constantly evolving, Seasonally driven and Globally inspired menus"

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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience4

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!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

S
New England
58 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating; overall great time.

C
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again Cafe Routier lived up to our expectations!!

MJ
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

This is typical one of our favorite restaurants..

p
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent meal (I had the duck) and the service was excellent. Will certainly return again.

I
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We love the food there. Wished the decor was a bit more updated. Service is always great too.

L
New York Area
216 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

JK
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent & interesting food, good ambiance, good service. highly recommended!

w
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

K
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding. Great place. We will be back!

KP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

SF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as usual. It is my favorite restaurant in Westbrook.

KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and i always come for seasonal menus. We loves this place. It is hands down our favorite spot to go!

r
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food as.always and service was incredible

Always so inviting.
And so much to.choose from..never gets old

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Dan our waiter was perfect!

SJ
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu and service, a favorite dining place for sure!

M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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!
Michael Malone

AH
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Interesting menu, but tricky to feed any age children.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It overall was very good

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Routier is consistently excellent. The service, food, and ambience are all fantastic. Ive never had a bad experience.

CW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Rarely a disappointment! Food is always good and the service is too.

SG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and service. Waiter was very helpful and attentive.

T
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!!

JD
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual Cafe Routier didn’t disappoint We had a wonderful meal and menu options were amazing and creative..

PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Nice choice of menu options. Greatbfries.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

L
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service

WH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

KK
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My first time there last weekend. Little pricey 3 out of 5 entrees were delicious. Loved the mussels and Frites! Will go back!!

PD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Delightful experience. Good wine list. Inventive well presented and delicious meals. Great desserts!