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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like that it is a small place and the decoration. It gets crowded due to the bar so it is loud. I do not recommend it as a romantic place. The food is good, but expensive. They do not accept reservations.

Thank AkirePR
Westport, Connecticut
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247 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We returned after a few years and were delighted to find Martel's has become again one of the finest French bistros in the area. For a couple years we felt the service had slipped with indifferent service and inconsistent kitchen. Last night was a treat! Every single dish won raves, particularly from our Parisian friends. Wine list continues to be... More 

Thank Landmarkfinder A
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 

1 Thank sam965
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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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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29 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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99 restaurant reviews
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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 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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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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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
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?