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Café Routier

4.6
1387 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 1387 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great love the place. Never fails

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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jbp3 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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DanielleR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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vipMichael (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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vipjoytotheworld (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Awesome food
Incredible service
The fries are stupid good!!

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AMAC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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Chuck (Mexico City)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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Dalydouble (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Great and very consistent

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

This is our “go to” restaurant for a truly excellent meal. We have been here many times and will return many more

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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vipStefano (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

I was a bit disappointed this time. I have been here many times over the past 3 years. The seared scallops were a tad underdone and not very warm, (the turnip puree was almost chilly) and the glazed pork belly, which I had adored on a previous visit, was pretty much charred and tough. I will be back, but if I have another underwhelming experience, it might be the last time.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

We brought friends visiting from North Carolina and had a wonderful evening! Our waiter was attentive and friendly and that topped off our wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant always has excellent food and an inventive menu!

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MJANED (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

If you can go on a more quiet or less hectic night than Saturday, you would likely enjoy it more. The food is very good and consistent. We did have an appetizer that fell a little short ( usually tried and true) but that shouldn't deter you from going. Getting more popular and more hectic. Hope they can find a balance between a really full house and customer enjoyment. Make reservations way in advance!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Been going to Cafe Routier on and off for many years and this was the best yet, a restaurant on top of its game. Best high quality restaurant on the shoreline to be sure

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been to Cafe Routier numerous times and have always had top notch food and service. One of our favorite places to go

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Jmwick (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Comfortable seating ; adequate parking; great service, and exceptional meals.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

It is our most favorite place to dine out. We try to get there every s season to experience the amazing menu.

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Victor (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding , romantic, great food, authentic cooking, unique menu...wanted to order one of each. Great gentle service! Thanks Dan! He was a awesome waiter! We'll be back again and again :)

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