My go to local place for a more upscale dinner. Food is always delicious!
Cafe Routier has never missed a beat! This is one of the most consistently delicious restaurants in our area. We especially liked the lobster wraps and the chicken. But everything is delicious, plus the staff is friendly and informative. Go!
Usually I give Cafe 4975834 a top rating. Although the main courses--the Branzino and the Filet were perfec- the duck pate was rather bland. And when I are some of the leftover late at home the next day, it had turned sour. But Routier is still a special spot.
Great food. Hadn’t been there in a while and I forgot how good Cafe Routier was.
Never disappoints. With the seasonal change of the menu...glad to see "Meatloaf" remains a gourmet staple.
We dined with two dear friends, so there was a lot of conversation. Our waitress was very accommodating and gave us plenty of time. She was very knowledgeable regarding menu and beverage details -- outstanding service!
Overall good food, service, ambiance. Accommodating staff. Original menu.
Cafe Routier never disappoints. The food is always imaginative and well-prepared, and the service is attentive without being intrusive. Several dishes on the regional Southeast Asian menu were outstanding. The peach melba cake was a wonderful and unique dessert. Cafe Routier is probably the best restaurant in southeastern CT.
This still our go to spot when looking for a great dinning experience on the CT shoreline. Always consistent yet great variety in the menu. There is always something for everyone.
Has always been consistent with excellent food and fresh ingredients. Love the menu changes with the season's flavors.
We came here to celebrate a birthday and were so glad we did. The menu had a diverse, but not overwhelming amount of choices, including southeast Asian, seasonal, and local standard cuisines. My halibut was cooked perfectly and served in a delicate sauce that I would have drank like a soup if it were appropriate to do so. Dinner was satisfying, but didn't leave us feeling stuffed, so we shared the Profiteroles for desert. We were delighted with this restaurant.
Service was great as was the food. Our server, John, was most attentive
Wonderful dinner with my husband as always. The only complaint is the group near us was very loud so i couldnt hear my husband speak to me. Not cafe routiers fault but still made my night a bit less enjoyable. Other then that we love our date nights at cafe routier!
The cold asparagus soup was so delicious, I wish there'd been more of it. Served in a huge bowl, but not enough of the soup!!
Belgian fries with dipping sauce is heaven!
It would be wonderful if you served lunch a few days a week, especially in summer!
Top choice on the shore
Lovely meal. Very cozy. Great service. Delicious food...beautiful presentation!
The service was really good. Liked the contemporary decor, cozy. My fish was delicious.
Love this restaurant! Been here 3 times (while spending time nearby, I live 3 hrs away). The service, food, atmosphere incredible!!
I have been dining at Cafe Routier for 17 years and it is my favorite restaurant in Southeastern Connecticut. Always outstanding.
I love this place
Menu is great
Food is wonderful
Would absolutely recommend and will go back
Of note: this visit the service was a bit disappointing usually it is extremely polished and just fabulous
this evening it was average which is so unusual
We waited for long periods of time ( usually service is so attentive)
I was never asked if i wanted coffee/ tea with dessert and it took forever to get dessert
Perhaps it was just the time of the reservation which was later than usual
We stop in at Routier quite often. On this occasion we sat in the dining room and enjoyed a terrific meal which included flank steak, the roasted pork chop, wonderful vegatables and polenta.
On other visits we have been in the bar area for lighter fare, although diners sitting in there are free to choose from either the bar menu or the full menu.
We have yet to be dissapointed by anything we’ve ordered.
The staff is always friendly and efficient.
We’ll continue to stop here.
Food and service were wonderful. However, we arrived for a 9:00 reservation and then were told the kitchen was closing at 9:00...not sure why the restaurant would permit you to make a reservation knowing they are closing. It created a very awkward arrival and while we were able to order and our server tried to make us feel comfortable it was not the most enjoyable experience.
The menu concept is cool: three sections: one seasonal, one theme and some regular dishes. Drinks were good and well-crafted. Salads are a strength. Overall though the food is a bit uninspired. Not the best food or value in the Westbrook/Old Saybrook area, but worth checking out for a change of pace from Aspen or Fresh Salt.
Excellent First visit! Will be back soon! Asian, summer seasonal and house specials all were fantastic. Shared with my wife and we both enjoyed it all!
Normally an excellent meal
Not this time
My wife ordered a rare swordfish dinner
It came out well done
When the wait person questioned the chief, the answer was he did not cook rare swordfish which was not known by the wait staff. If we had known, she would have ordered differently.
Strange, I thought since we were paying for the meal we could specify the degree of cooking
My steak was good but the demi-glaze was heavy, almost lumpy, and totally overpowered the meat
The duck dish is alway great. This is the third variation - and all super! This time the salad was only fair - split with my wife. Service / waitress was super and helpful.
Very nice anniversary dinner at a very nice place! Great food and great service!
The food was incredible and the service was great. The chef prepares things in unusual ways that were delicious.
Always an interesting menu to choose from. All four of us enjoyed our food and how it was presented.
Excellent food and a nice, quiet table- celebrating a late birthday for my sister. The PEI mussels and sauce was especially good.
Pedro is great!
This spot is on our list every year when we visit the area. The food is seasonal and so fresh and delicious . The service is wonderful. Definitely looking forward to revisiting next year.
Very nice ambiance, delicious meals and excellent service.
Bang Mi (pork belly) appetizer was insanely good! I would definitely recommend trying it.
Amazing on all levels. Incredible service...delicious food and our friends who had never been were delighted! We will be back!
Consistently great...waitstaff, best in the biz...
Menu was original and taisty. Environment was well done, but guests tended to talk very loud, until their dinner was served. As the restaurant is open in design, there is need for some kind of noise absorption.
Our server was so sweet and the food, wine, drinks- all of it was just fab!
Wonderful service, very friendly staff. All of our dinners were delicious with steaks, seafood and pork all cooked perfectly. Highly recommend
When ever we are in the Old Saybrook area , we make sure to spend one evening in Westbrook at Cafe Routier !!! I suggested my wife try the Crab and Watermelon salad , while I had their fabulous fried oysters . For our mains , I had the Scallops topped with chorizo while my wife had the Steak frites . Her salad and my scallops were so incredible , I told a neighboring couple sitting next to us to try them , which they did and loved . Being a foodie , this dinner satisfied everything on my tasting list !!