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Café Routier

4.6
1424 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, French, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - 4:30pm - 8:00pm Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm,; Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 10:00pm; Lounge menu after 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday
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Phone number
(860) 399-8700
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeremy Scott, Joe Barraco
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Private party facilities
Parties from 50 to 120 people on site with menus designed to meet every and all respective needs.
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Private party contact
Randy Hodge: (860) 399-8700
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Catering
Off Property catering available for your special events from 40 to 250 people.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
A well lighted parking lot offers 50 spaces.
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Entertainment
A diverse global approach to background music, programmed every night to meet the 'tempo' of the respective evening. Downtempo, lounge, acid jazz, bossanova, french fusion, easy house, classic jazz, etc . . . every night you can expect a unique tour to match our mood.
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Special events & promotions
Lounge parties. Wine tastings. Private luncheons. Please let us know how we can make your private function memorable.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1424 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Our second time here and we will be back!

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Have been there before, but very disappointed on this visit. Chicken dish was dry and tough (I was given a steak knife to use) and meatloaf was very salty. When they cleared the dishes, I told the bus person that the chicken was dry and no one responded ---- they just brought us our large bill. This was not an enjoyable experience or a good value.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Another wonderful meal at Café Routier!

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We had been there before and enjoyed our meal. SO we tried it again. It was a Monday night vs a weekend ( our first visit), which might have impacted the quality of the food and service.

Our waiter was catching up with old friends at the table next to us and honestly, we were invisible. I heard the whole catch up. More than I need to know.

The food was a disappointment too. Lyonnaise potatoes...Not... French fish soup? Not. The mini burgers were good, according to my husband, but we won't be going back. Too many superior options.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great as always.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Loved everything about our dinner. Cafe Routier is the best restaurant on the shoreline. Made for a very special mother's day.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A special evening to celebrate Mother's Day. Service was spot on and the food was delicious.
Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We are frequent guests
Always consistently good
The new menu is outstanding with something for everyone!
Try the muscles and the new filet.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food and service!!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Birthday get together with girlfriends.
As wonderful as always!

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We visit our son on the shoreline several times a year and have always been a fan. But, not this time.

32 in our party ordered stakes - overdone.
I ordered the duck entree. The duck was ok, but dry. The accompanying side dish was questionable. It was to be white beans, duck confit, and Brussel sprouts. I guess that they were trying to replicate a cassoulet - not a chance.
The brussel sprouts were over cooked to soggy. The beans were inedible- just plan “much”. The server was trying to make it work, but her table side manner was poor.

Obviously, we won’t be back.

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I’m so disappointed that Cafe Routier changed their recipe for the French Fries. They were hard and cold like they were sitting around. The steak was stringy in texture like a poor cut. They are obviously cutting costs resulting in a poor product. So sad

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

First-rate food with professional service and remarkably affordable wine list. Menu changes frequently, though features a few recurring standbys. We've been going here for well over a decade and it never disappoints

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

I love Cafe Routier. Have been going there since it opened. It never disappoints. I always bring my family that visits from California. Just brought two new people Monday evening. They loved it. The staff is very helpful.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

GREAT DINNER WITH GOOD SERVICE A TERRIFIC FOOD; WOULD GO AGAIN

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

This remains one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always creative, well presented, and delicious. Service is wonderful, and it’s a pleasure to eat here!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Stellar - great food, some of the best I’ve ever had. Great service. Love the atmosphere, quiet and intimate with tables set up so you can really talk. I’d highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Dinner was superb, as always. I love the fact that there's 4 different menus--one for the bar, the country du saison, seasonal and specialties--though it makes whittling down one's choices harder.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I love Cafe Routier--particularly to have dinner in a booth, which makes conversation for two or for four an easy pleasure. I'm in Connecticut for part of the year and always one of my first actions after arrival is to make a reservation at Routier. The variety of the menu (seasonal, specialities, so on) makes dining both familiar and adventuresome. The staff is splendid.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Food and service were Excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Mussels & Hanger Steak will Not disappoint you! Several good choices on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outstanding menu and service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very good - huge portions, bring an appetite!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We love this restaurant and come for special occasions. The food is always good. We have sent friends here too.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We enjoyed our experience, service was good. Food was flavorful however limited choices if you do not eat meat, bacon etc.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Cafe Routier is an amazing find. The atmosphere is romantic. The food selection is diverse and the taste is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Just a great time and great food!

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3.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Was disappointed no real options for gluten free, dairy free. Many items had dairy and gluten even items you would not think off. Not a good option for anyone on a restricted diet. If you ate not restricted the food was good.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This was a really excellent fine dining experience. The restaurant lived up to our expectations, being the first time we were there. Since we were ramping up to my wife's birthday, I wanted dinners to be very memorable for her. Being both gluten and dairy free, my wife had options to choose from as well as being able to negotiate 'recomposing' some entrees which specially appealed to her.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Pedro was an attentive server as always. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We hadn’t been here in a few years . It’s still as good as we remembered. The frequently updated menu had lots of tempting choices. The food was excellent as was the service. A great choice for a special birthday!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our dinner was absolutely fantastic!! Pedro our waiter provided impeccable service along with the 5 star food

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had dinner Saturday evening. Reservation for 8:15 PM. Glad I had a reservation, as the restaurant was extremely busy. Had an excellent meal of steak/frites. Steak was cooked and seasoned to perfection. The French fries were absolutely superb. Normally, fries are not a big deal. These were an excellent complement to the steak. Couldn't have asked for any better.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Outstanding, reservations a must. Our server was felightful

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Cosy and atmospheric - reliable and a joy to have dinner at our old standby!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great love the place. Never fails

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Fantastic first experience. The place is warm and inviting and while it’s a quaint upscale setting it’s still a cozy atmosphere thats not the least bit pretentious. Clearly a spot for regulars, but this is definitely a place to enjoy a special occasion as well. Our service was amazing. The waitress was friendly, professional, geniuine and very knowledgeable. Everyone was very attentive without being overbearing. All the little details were done right. Things like the water being filled hardly without notice or plates being removed quickly by the staff once finished, or new silverware brought for the next course. The menu is also great. It has a seasonal menu that rotates along with a regional one while still keeping its specialties always available. And plenty of notable specials for the evening as well. The food was perfectly prepared, and came out promptly. Portions were ideal and the quality apparent. Our server did a nice job recommending a wine for me as well. It had a decent selection for all tastes as well as some very good bourbons. Dessert is all made in house and worth saving space for a taste. Overall we were very impressed and can not wait for the next chance to try it again. Highly recommend you give it a try.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Superior food from a diverse menu and superb service. Great value, excellent restaurant!

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