Loved everything from start to finish . Service was fantastic and our dinners from steak to salmon was cooked to perfection . The rhubarb / strawberry tart for dessert was delightful 😊
Our anniversary dinner at Café Routier was excellent as always--we've been there many times, and often with groups of friends. It fits every style with ease--you can dress up (which we did) or go in tee-shirt and jeans; the restaurant itself is quietly elegant and accommodates the variety. The food is imaginative and delicious, and the service is excellent, attentive and pleasant. The triple menu provides marvelous regional and seasonal choices, while making sure a favorite is always available. We had a huge bowl of mussels marinara, carrot soup, campstyle trout, bronzino, and all the accompaniments, a gorgeous meal!
Excellent food and service. First time dining here but definitely will come again!
Excellent service and great food. Very nice wine list. Our first time there but will definitely return
Found Cafe Routier on Yelp and followed to Open Table. We tried the fried oysters - I'm not normally a fan, but these made me go back for seconds with the dipping sauce. The salad with the shaved asparagus was just right. We shared the bouillabaisse - the fish was soooo good and the liquid, like any good bouillabaisse, was great for 'sopping' the bread. We also split the turtle chocolate cake - this was delicious without being full-on decadent. The desserts are made on-site and it shows. Would recommend and look forward to visiting again when in the area.
It was an absolute delight with terrific service, ambience, and an ability to quietly talk with my dinner mate.
The food is very good and the service was friendly. The bar area was packed and the restaurant was lightly occupied but not empty. I like the regional and seasonal menu concept. There are plenty of good options. It is definitely not a "bargain" but the portions are more than adequate and I brought home leftovers.
Love this restaurant. Food is delicious and consistent and wait staff has been there a long time and is fun and professional. The best!
Our favorite restaurant in Westbrook. We have been coming here since they opened. Fresh and healthy food. Yes, they have fried clams if you must. But, there is so much more. Very good wine selection and finely crafted cocktails. Enjoy!
Their food, as always, was excellent! We all chose the lamb special and were not disappointed. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive and our dinners were served promptly. I would highly recommend this restaurant for every occasion, from casual dining to a celebration.
Excellent food and service. Our second time here and we will be back!
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.
Another wonderful meal at Café Routier!
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.
Great as always.
Loved everything about our dinner. Cafe Routier is the best restaurant on the shoreline. Made for a very special mother's day.
A special evening to celebrate Mother's Day. Service was spot on and the food was delicious.
The food and service are excellent.
We are frequent guests
Always consistently good
The new menu is outstanding with something for everyone!
Try the muscles and the new filet.
Great food and service!!
Birthday get together with girlfriends.
As wonderful as always!
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.
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
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
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.
GREAT DINNER WITH GOOD SERVICE A TERRIFIC FOOD; WOULD GO AGAIN
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!
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.
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.
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.
Food and service were Excellent.
Mussels & Hanger Steak will Not disappoint you! Several good choices on the menu.
Outstanding menu and service.
Very good - huge portions, bring an appetite!
We love this restaurant and come for special occasions. The food is always good. We have sent friends here too.
We enjoyed our experience, service was good. Food was flavorful however limited choices if you do not eat meat, bacon etc.
Cafe Routier is an amazing find. The atmosphere is romantic. The food selection is diverse and the taste is excellent.
Just a great time and great food!