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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Pedro was an attentive server as always. Thank you!
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!
Our dinner was absolutely fantastic!! Pedro our waiter provided impeccable service along with the 5 star food
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.
Outstanding, reservations a must. Our server was felightful
Cosy and atmospheric - reliable and a joy to have dinner at our old standby!
Great love the place. Never fails
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.
Superior food from a diverse menu and superb service. Great value, excellent restaurant!
The service and food were great but the fact that we made reservations only to be sat at the smallest table possible ruined the whole experience. If I wanted to be crammed at any available seat I wouldn’t have took the time to make reservations. I could understand if there were no other tables but there were multiple available spacious seats.. Thanks but no thanks.
I have been to Cafe Routier several times now and have never been disappointed. I enjoy the dining room but the bar seating is great too. The food and service is outstanding we even have a favorite waiter that we ask for now. We will be back again and again even with a drive of almost an hour from home. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, definitely a gem!!
The food was phenomenal! Romantic atmosphere. Definitely anniversary or date worthy.