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Parallel Post
Parallel Post

Parallel Post Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://parallelpostrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (203) 380-6380
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Dean James Max
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 60 people. Special menus can be customized. Setup fee for use.
  • Private Party Contact: Ted Stonbely (203) 667-9619

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Merritt Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Parallel Post
Parallel Post is a Farm to Table restaurant. Our Modernism is reflected in many different aspects as our focus on all fresh products made in house with no fillers or preservatives. We buy all natural meats and poultry, sustainable seafood, and as much locally fresh produce as possible.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The service was a bit slow at first, but once our server found us, she was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine/beer/cocktail list. The food was amazing. The ambience wasn't what I was expecting for a farm-to-table kind of restaurant; it seemed to be an extension of the Marriot lobby, and the dining guests were likely hotel guests. The bar area wasn't full at all; which was surprising because the drinks were really good. Would love it if the owner opened another location that was not attached to a hotel, or if they marketed to a 30/40 somethings crowd to get more trendy traffic."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Head scratcher on why a restaurant of this high caliber would pick the Trumbull Marriott to locate. Nevertheless it's great in all respects."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Parallel Post is a great little gem of a place. It would be easy to miss since it's tucked away inside the Marriott, but it's worth the stop. Delicious farm-to-table, seasonal food and a wonderful atmosphere. Try the duck taco appetizer. It's beyond belief."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Service was very nice, friendly. Food was good also however for the price I paid I would like to see more on my plate."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The Parallel Post is located at the intersection of Route 8 and the Merritt Parkway, a great location to meet folks from southern Fairfield County for lunch. The restaurant, which is in the Marriott Hotel, is always quiet."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We were a party of six--not hotel guests but locals. We ordered appetizers and entrees. All was delicious and fresh. I would have rated this an excellent experience overall, but halfway through our dinner a group of at least 2 dozen women sat at the bar--right near us even though there were many other bar tables and stools available--and basically shouted to each other for the remainder of our dinner. Luckily, we are well-adjusted people who like each other or we would have complained and probably left feeling upset. We left thinking that the staff needed more professionalism in the hospitality field: They should do their best to ensure a positive experience, especially when there is plenty of room to spread everyone out."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • " We had the double burgers [liked]; vegetable wrap w salad [liked], green salad w chicken [liked], caesar salad [liked], and fries. Long wait till food was brought to table [THE PLACE WAS ONLY 25% OCCUPIED]. The salad came without the chicken [had to return for it], asked for balsamic vinegar [got vinaigrette]. Liked the panacotta, what was supposed to be strawberry short cake became a tart-like affair w goat cheese. Upon complaining was offered a replacement, and then told it had changed on the menu, BUT not on the lunch one that we ordered from. We were waited on by 3 people, maybe that was part of the problem. But it doesn't matter, the place has to get it's act together. Don't go if in a hurry, or if you are looking for good service!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Every single dish we ordered was amazing! I would of licked my plate if I could! Lol Beautiful, clean, fresh food! Healthy AND delicious! Go!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "They were very helpful with my dietary needs. Our waiter helped us.the food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Good step up from regular hotel fare but for those not travelling on the corporate dime, it is a bit expensive considering that a starter salad does not come with the entree portion, which is a bit small. I realize that most hotel travelers don't want to have leftovers, but I think a small salad to start should be available at no extra charge given the size of the entree portions. The combinations of the entrees are pretty innovative. Although the halibut was a tad overcooked, the accompanying beet gnocchi were melting pillows in my mouth and I really liked the "parmesan bubbles" which were a flavor explosion. My dining partner enjoyed the baked chicken in goat cheese polenta with currants as well. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Did not realize was a hotel restaurant. The did have very good brunch."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This gen is hidden in the Trumbull Marriott but don't let that discourage you. This is far from the typical hotel restaurant. Great local farm to table dining and awesome service. They also have an incredible mixologist (because calling him a "bartender" just doesn't cut it"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I cannot believe I did not find this restaurant before! I had no idea Trumbull had a farm to table restaurant like this, nor did I know how many award winning dishes are on their menu. Everything was cooked to perfection, the food tasted more than fresh and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend for anyone who wants to take their taste buds on a journey through what the local growers of CT have to offer."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Dinner with friends who hadn't seen each other in a while. We sampled different things off the menu and everything was delicious! Nice and quiet enough to have a conversation. Would definitely go back and I've already recommended to friends and family."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been to Parallel Post about five times now. The drinks and service are always great, but the past two times I went, the food quality has gone down. My family and friends have all come out with stomach aches those times and it was from different food. I'm not exactly sure what's going on, but everyone felt 100% going in. We thought maybe the first time was a fluke, but it happened again. Sadly, we will not be returning for dinner again. Plus, the food is way too overpriced for what you get. $27 for a salad is insane. I might pay that in the city, but not in Trumbull. I would go back if I was just going to have a drink with a friend, but that's it."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our lunch experience was absolutely atrocious at this hotel restaurant. Our hostess sat us at a walkway area table, even though the entire place was empty. Of course we insisted on moving, but table #2 was accompanied by chairs that were immensely uncomfortable. My wife ordered a pear and gorgonzola salad with hazelnuts and grilled chicken. What arrived was a field green salad, with burned hazelnuts and drenched in oil (no acid to balance it out whatsoever). The cheese was missing and the pear was replaced with extremely tart green apple slices. I came away with a different and equally disappointing salad. Another rule of thumb, if they can't figure out how to make a simple salad you probably want to head for the exit."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was quiet because there were few people there on a Saturday night. The food was only edible. We ordered Grand Marnier for after dinner and got congac. The quality and quantity of the food was not worth the price by a long-shot!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had wonderful food and very good service at our recent visit to Parallel Post; however, the bustling bar and loud music made it almost impossible to have a conversation. I guess that Energetic is the descriptor being used."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "although had an open table reservation were told we had to wait because seating wasn't available??.."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "While farm to table is a wonderful trend, this restaurant is not the strongest player in this fad."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service exceptional. A little pricey, but many moderately priced selections on the menu as well, including a grass fed beef burger and organic chicken. Delicious desserts!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "A great find in the Trumbull area. Food is fresh and drinks are cold. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Great place to meet for drinks and appetizers as well."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Main course was tasteless. The small plate of brussel sprouts were fantastic however, which is the only thing that kept the review from being lower. The server was quite pleasant, so kudos to him. No ambiance to speak of, as this restaurant is in the lobby of a Marriott. Will not be going back."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "The New Year menu with the wine pairings was excellent! Food, 5 course meal paired with a wine... ranged from the tasty scallop soup to the tender Rabbit rib...food was top notch! The service was superior as well...will be returning to try out the everyday menu...Cheers"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I am usually not one to eat in hotel restaurants but our stay was over Christmas so we decided to give it a try. The food was great! Portions are large. We ended up eating there 2 times for dinner and every morning for breakfast during our stay. Very consistant on the quality of the food"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Imaginative menu, fresh ingredients, served by a dedicated, caring staff! The food was plated beautiful and the price was reasonable!"
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "The Restaurant is very open - tables near a busy hallway and the bar area. It was Christmas season, so there were Holiday parties going on in the banquet rooms across front the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "It has been a year that Parallel Post has been here in Trumbull and it really is a great place to go. I have never been disappointed with the menu ."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "I surprised my sweetheart with birthday dinner here and we were very pleased. Every bite and sip of everything we ordered was excellent. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating (I take a long time to make a decision and always wind up asking for descriptions and recommendations - our server was very patient with me!). I will be needing to go back and try some other dishes. My tip for restaurant-goers would be to definitely order something with yummy veggies - they all tasted very fresh and, despite my usual preference for red meat (which was also very good here!), were probably the highlight of my meal!"
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Been here several times & vowed to return for the bar only as in my experience, PP can be loud. Kudos to the hostess who found us an excellent quiet table. The charcuterie app was very generous & could easily be shared by 4. Hubby's seasonal salad was delicious as were short ribs & braised lamb. The lamb was unexpected-it was shredded over sun choke gratin, like a reverse shepherd's pie but my husband did enjoy it. The chocolate pan a cotta dessert is reason enough to come here & TO DIE FOR! Most importantly, the service was outstanding. It appears they work in teams; we were attended by no less than 3 servers + the manager who ensured we had everything we needed at all times! & with pleasant and happy attitudes! Will be back for dinner!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Loved our lunch for son's 21st birthday. Note that if you want to order something for lunch (like the BLT clams) that is not on the lunch menu, ask and they may be able to accommodate you. We did and absolutely loved the clams. Grilled cheese was tasty (lots of table sharing went on). Scallop salad entree was very nice; perfectly seared. Excellent mixed drinks and beer flights. Outstanding!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We chose Parallel Post based on its great web site- which made the restaurant look like a quaint little farm-to-table spot...which is exactly what it is not. The atmosphere to me was more "Ruby Tuesdays"; my husband commented that the last thing he would expect was three large flat screen TVs with sports on while we dined. Kids were yelling across the room, diners wore mostly sweats and sneakers. Service was slow, then suddenly our entrée was brought out while we were still in the middle of eating our appetizer. Super awkward- not sure if we were meant to stop mid-bite, or leave the entrée next to us to get cold while we finished. And the odd part about this restaurant is that the food is good, or potentially even very good! Bizarre..."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "This was our second time at Parralel Post and we were not disappointed. The food is excellent, as is the ambiance and service. The tables are placed far apart so it's easy to converse with your dinner companions. This is the best thing to happen in Trumbull in years. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We have stayed at this Marriott before and were very pleased to try this new restaurant located right in the hotel. It offers a diverse menu - simple sandwich to complete dinner - which we really appreciate when we travel."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Took my girlfriend on a date here and while the food was top notch it was very loud and it felt like it was a part of the hotel lobby. None of the reviews mention this fact. The sea salt and vinegar fries on the starters menu had us asking for another serving. I ended up having the signature double burger and it was outstanding, however I came to have the skirt steak that this place is supposed to be famous for and they were out of it that night. All in all it was a great experience but not quite what I expected and a little too loud for my taste. sound level was a constant 100 DB. Had a hard time talking to my date."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "This was are first time here the food was excellent and service. The waiter Dave think that was his name, was great helped us with drinks to order and the menu right on the money for sure. Will definetly be back..."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "Seated next to the loud bar in view of all walking through the hotel. Small skirt steak was good. Yuca and corn salsa so so. Way overpriced. Never again"
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "This was our second dinner at Parallel Post. As we live in Trumbull, we really need and want a good restaurant. Both times, I was disappointed. Firstly, we took friends with us this time - no bread they said? Would be nice to start a meal with some warm rolls with olive oil - not here... Grilled cheese sounded special - really wasn't. More chutney definitely and how about some sweet heirloom tomatoes for garnish - at $8.00 that would be a little better. The duck was amble, but not crispy. The cowboy steaks were average - definitely not aged steak - pretty normal, sorry to say. At these prices - everything should be over the top wonderful. At least our brunch a couple of Sundays ago was delicious."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "We loved this restaurant about a month ago. We had been in search of a great grass fed beef hamburger rare and were not disappointed. We also loved the french fries and SoCo ice cream choices. Service was very attentive. Went back last week and everything was rather disappointing. Our reserved table had been given away, the waiter forgot several items and he kindly said they could not cook the burgers rare. Some of the ice cream must have been standing for a while since it was melting upon arrival. It was so good the first time we are willing to try again."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "Food was fresh and very tasty. Dessert was awesome"
    Dined on 8/3/2013