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2316 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5656
+1 203-292-6916
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have wanted to visit Martel since moving to CT 6 mo ago, but I had reservations. After reading a few review about rude staff unless you were a regular, I hesitated. I am so glad we decided to go last night. It was a beautiful evening. We arrived at 5 on a Saturday night. Seating is very cozy, what... More 

Thank sam965
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's tiny and that's most of the charm for me. food and drinks are decent. Service is very good. Definitely a place to try if you haven't already!

Thank Tim B
Fort Worth, Texas
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92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff and great vibe when you enter at the bar. Our server was knowledgeable of the great specials for the evening. Our choice of the specials was the right one.

Thank Goldentexas
Milford, Connecticut
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A small quaint relaxed ambiance restaurant with an appealing menu. Specials are also available to choose from. An expensive but not too over the top menu. We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. For our group of 6 we had an array of appetizers, from the fried oysters to the escarole and bean cassoulet. It did not disappoint. The traditional French steak... More 

Thank Karen H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Bar is well stocked . Generous pour. Creative menu. . Moules and frites are the best .adore the Frisse salad . .its good to know that Marty of Martel s is watching everything

1 Thank Karen K
New Haven, Connecticut
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96 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Came for the first time and had a great experience. Lovely environment, great service, and most important, a great menu. I ordered the steamed clams that came in a great broth with garlic bread Hubby had the seafood soup which he enjoyed. Both dishes came with a fresh tasty salad. We will be back

Thank Roberta H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Marty has been serving one of my favorite dishes, grilled calamari, for years and years. He has a menu and wine list that have been fine tuned to the likes of his patrons. The bar scene has many regulars and there are those who make it a weekly dining spot. He is open seven days a week so, if you... More 

Thank Muffe2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

What an all around special place to eat. Their happy hour every weekday 4 to 6 pm with one dollar shrimp, oysters and clams and homemade complementary potato chips is a fantastic deal! The food and service is always great and the generous pours make this place one of my favorites!

Thank Bettegig
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Looked forward to this place so well regarded, however it was a great disappointment for me. Ordered the swordfish but it was very tough. Our friends actually sent it back. The hamburger was good as was the onion soup. Server had an attitude. Wont return.

Thank blackrockermax
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I absolutely love this place. It's definitely one of my top favorites in the Fairfield area. Everything is fresh, the quality excellent and deliciousness is to be found in each and every bite. Thinking back, I can't remember a single entree that I regretted ordering. And...the beignets are really fabulous! I love Martel and I hope it never leaves!

Thank Sheila G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2316 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824-5656
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-292-6916
bistro and bar food. Very good place; I'd like to review it.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?