I was in the doldrums today and felt like bending it off a bit. My work cohort tells me that he's in the same funk and we decide to go out on a tuesday whim. CT Shoreline . . . nothing but the usual choices du village, pazzo, cafe routier, perfect parties, etc. we decide to belly up at the Cafe routier bar and we instantly got sucked into the dining room. I'm almost always a bar sitter, but the renovation at routier really shocked me. It's not - at all - the same restaurant. Food wise it is - but not decor - it's comfy - booths etc.
Anyhow - i'm babbling - but I don't think there's that 'city' feeling on the shoreline. And as an ex boston guy, I was thrilled to stumble onto this, while I was under the assumption that it was the same old place.
Had the Moqueka (spelling?) which was a kick ass fish stew. My buddy had the hanger steak. Tapas menu filled us before hand while we were still at bar.
Good to see this kind of option out there
imagine river tavern in chester with cozy booth seating.
okay i've babbled enough.
good eats - roger