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Review of Cafe Routier

Cafe Routier
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Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Westbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We were looking for a restaurant to entertain a guest from California. Cafe Routier was at the top of the list but, alas, they did not have a reservation at the time we wanted so we opted to go elsewhere. Anxious to try CR, we made a reservation for the following evening. I'm glad we did.

A warm and friendly greeting immediately on our arrival by the hostess who called us by name. We were escorted to our table swiftly and our server responded with a second wonderful greeting. Cocktails were ordered and we were on the way to an exquisite evening. The specials for the evening were mentioned in detail by our waiter who treated us like we were his only table for the evening. I opted for the duck mousse special appetizer that was a delight to the palate followed by the duck that was equally delightful - perfectly cooked and seasoned with a cabbage side that was the best ever. My wife ordered the rabbit special who indicated that it, too, was perfectly cooked and seasoned reminding her of her Italian heritage where rabbit was common. Dessert was a rhubarb and strawberry crisp that topped off a wonderful meal. Only a short drive for us, we will be back to enjoy our new discovery that will be sure to make us regulars.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

We were staying at the Water's Edge Resort and Spa and the restaurant was in walking distance. It has a very hip feel to the place. Our waiter was knowledgable about the wine/food suggestions. Our food was very good. My husband tried the skate and was very happy with it!

2  Thank Tish1219
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Walked in on a Saturday night and it was very busy. Waited for about 15 minutes or so and then got a table in the bar area. Service was good considering how crowded they were and food was excellent. Had the cheese plate special, amazing! Duck confit salad was so delicious and very generously sized. Lamb wrapped in prosciutto was cooked perfectly and very tender. Steak frites is a winner too. Overall a great meal and cozy atmosphere, can't wait to come back.

4  Thank BostonJenG
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Hit the spot. Cocktails, wine by the glass, frisée au lardons, duck, brick chicken...everything was perfect.

2  Thank Nathan B
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Recently we met a friend at Café Routier. She is a regular and said we wouldn't be disappointed...she was right! Fabulous ambiance, wonderful food and service. 4 menus to chose from, something to please everyone. We are already talking about when we are going back - need to try more items from the menu. They have a seasonal menu that changes as the season changes. Great drinks, just a wonderful night out. Highly recommend.

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1  Thank neatrich
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