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.
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.
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!!!
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 ...
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.
The fries are stupid good!!
Amazing! Food, service , atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!
A fabulous dinner from the salads to the duck and trout. Fine attentive service.
Spectacular food, cozy atmosphere and prices are very reasonable for what you get! Love coming here with my husband!
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.
Great and very consistent
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.
This is our “go to” restaurant for a truly excellent meal. We have been here many times and will return many more
We had placed a note in our reservation that we would be celebrating our first dinner as a married couple. That message never got relayed to wait staff for our dinner. Disappointing, and even more so that when brought up to staff, they seemed insincere with apology. How hard is it to communicate to your staff? Clean it up Routier.
Been here several times. The food and service are always excellent. From steak frites to the scallops, veal, salads, wine lists and more. The staff are very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Worth every delicious morsel.
Always a favorite restaurant of ours with consistently great food and service. It's wonderful that they periodically change part of the menu to focus on a particular region and also do a seasonal change of another part of the menu while still keeping a solid regular section too with FANTASTIC items that are always delightful as well!