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Café Routier

4.7
1410 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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 1410 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was phenomenal! Romantic atmosphere. Definitely anniversary or date worthy.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a nice time at Cafe Routier. We were seated when we arrived. Our server was a little pushy even though we asked him to give us a few minutes to get seated and talk a little. The food was good. My hanger steak was very tough but ok. The wine was great.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Cafe Routier is our favorite restaurant, which we visit often. The new menu is creative as we’ve come to expect, and the service, as always, outstanding. Two new menu items we tried - the eggplant/short rib appetizer, and wild boar bolognese entre ,were exceptional! We enjoyed a cozy booth with wonderful service, but we missed Art, who runs the bar. We can’t wait for our next trip to Cafe Routier!!!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious food and cocktails,excellent service and a lovely dining room. The lounge and bar area is also very nice. One of our favorite places ...

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Cafe Routier remains one of my favorite restaurants in Connecticut. The cuisine is inventive and consistently good. The staff is thoughtful. I've been going there for many many years and I am never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Awesome food
Incredible service
The fries are stupid good!!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing! Food, service , atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

A fabulous dinner from the salads to the duck and trout. Fine attentive service.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Spectacular food, cozy atmosphere and prices are very reasonable for what you get! Love coming here with my husband!

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We have eaten here multiple times and have enjoyed those prior experiences. On this particular evening we were enjoying the return of our college age children for the start of their winter break. Our four meals were very good but unfortunately our experience this evening was disappointing. While our waitress was attempting to pour my taste of the red wine we had ordered, she dropped the full bottle on the table. Despite her quick reaction, some wine spilled on the table and on to my daughter’s lap- thankfully she had her napkin on her lap which caught most of the spill. Our waitress was embarrassed and offered an apology as a neighboring patron commented “that must be worth a free bottle”. After cleaning up from the spill our waitress continued with a more successful tasting pour from the same bottle and we continued to enjoy each others company, our meals and desserts with no other mention of the incident. To our dismay, our check was presented with no comment of the incident, no offer of wine credit or an extra glass of wine or complimentary appetizer or dessert - any of which we felt would have been appropriate. It was not until our expression of disappointment did we receive two dessert credits. We were appreciative of the offer but were disappointed we had to ask.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Great and very consistent

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Love the food and the menu. All in our party of 6 were quite happy with their selection and our server was very helpful and attentive.

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