Parallel Post
Parallel Post

Parallel Post

  • 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: American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • 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 2036679619

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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Parallel Post reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (16)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (7)special occasion (5)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (3)romantic (3)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Fine hotel food
    MattVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My wife and I had a special occasion dinner at Parallel Post over the weekend. As a hotel restaurant open to the lobby area, the ambience wasn't quite as romantic as we would have liked; and the kitchen service was split between us and the rooms, which did not make for a very brisk experience. The food was reasonably tasty. Being a "farm to table" restaurant, you at least get the impression that the ingredients change pretty regularly. We had the "adult grilled cheese" and the meat and cheese plate as appetizers; my wife had the steak; and I had the seared tuna salad. Our general impression was that while there is flavor in the food, there was too much oil, universally. The dessert was exactly what you'd expect from a hotel restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent! Service slow
    Ci55
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great food! The service was a slow. I had to ask for bread as opposed to it just being brought out. We were seated extremely close to another couple which felt a little awkward. Even though all of these little things were not ideal the meal itself was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare find
    dissatisfied
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    It's rare that one can recommend a restaurant in a suburban hotel, but Parallel Post is that rarity. Hidden away in the Trumbull Marriott, Parallel Post has a limited but carefully chosen menu that changes weekly, using local products whenever possible. It's an open plan seating set-up at one end of the hotel's ground floor, quite spacious and attractive, with a good view of an excellent bar which on the two nights I was there, Friday and Thursday, wasn't at all noisy or unbearable. In fact the place is slightly low-key, but the food was outstanding. The entrees go from the humble burgers to complex seafood dishes and high-end beef. Limited fish, some seafood, no lamb or duck or veal on the menus I saw, but maybe that will be next week. Service on both days was outstanding, with knowledgeable and likable waitstaff. Pricing is very reasonable and there is always a "chef's choice" three-course prix fixe, though there are no choices, it's take or leave it. Only disappointment, a somewhat limited wine list. I would have look for a bit more variety and maybe a bit more adventure, but perhaps they know their clientele.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girl's Night Out
    Jeannette
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We arrived mid afternoon on a Sunday, we had just missed the Sunday Brunch crowd. So there was a lull, and we had the place to ourselves. Our service was very good. Our server, the bartender Phil was very personable, we asked for recommendations, and we really enjoyed his picks, especially the roasted brussell sprouts with apricots and pine nuts! We would go again and will bring a larger crowd! Pam Doubleday
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trumbull's Finest!
    MickeyHerbVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Way better than what you'd expect from a hotel restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First had a hard time finding the address until I looked it up and saw that is a restrauant inside the Trumbull Marriott. It's open seating to the hotel which was little odd, but the tables and chairs are nice and the food and service was great. A little on the pricey side but quality of food was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local gem
    alwayssearching
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Enjoyed the scallop entre. The clams app. Is delish......my friend had the chicken which was good thou a bit overcooked. Seating is not very comfy but the food is good enough to bring me back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eh
    LoveMyVeggiesVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Other reviewers noted that this restaurant rose above the standard hotel restaurant. We saw no evidence of that.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    JeffgVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    By far, one of the best hotel restaurants anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once again, excellent
    GingerMa08
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant. It is a dining gem masked as a hotel restaurant. The food is amazing. We've never had a bad meal. Serve can be slow, but the wait staff is friendly, knowledgable, and attentive. My only frustration is that the physical size of the tables is very large. It is hard to carry on a conversation when the bar is busy or feel like you are having an intimate dining experience because the table is huge. That said, the seating is so cozy that it makes you want to linger forever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's in a Marriott
    mpolizziVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It would be nice if restaurants featured listed if a location is in a hotel. This wasn't bad but hotel bar/restaurants wold not be my first choice.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I greatly appreciate the level of service and the scrumptious food! This restaurant is my favorite and I dine here all the time! I always look forward to dining here! The servers are accommodating and the food is absolutely delicious! Will be making reservations to come back very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find
    foodieforlife
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The food was amazing and the service impeccable. Thought it was incredible that this restaurant has been around for almost two years and I haven't heard of it til now will definitely be back and will be recommending this place to all my fellow foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd Location Great Food
    Bluedev61VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Head scratcher on why a restaurant of this high caliber would pick the Trumbull Marriott to locate. Nevertheless it's great in all respects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the Parallel Post reviews archive.
  • Delightfully Delicious
    Kami
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok.
    JoBo
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Service was very nice, friendly. Food was good also however for the price I paid I would like to see more on my plate.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet place for a business lunch
    luv2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent menu and execution
    localgirls
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice food...BAD service
    LTxrx
    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!
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  • Fabulous!
    Emma
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter
    EasterVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    They were very helpful with my dietary needs. Our waiter helped us.the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Most Hotels
    Grapes
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
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  • CynthiaVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Did not realize was a hotel restaurant. The did have very good brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant
    Greg71VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Hidden Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for drinks - not food
    emerald12
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid at all cost!
    Foody77VIP
    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.
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  • not worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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!
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  • We had wonderful food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • although had an open table
    PhilBGirthVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    although had an open table reservation were told we had to wait because seating wasn't available??..
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While farm to table is a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    While farm to table is a wonderful trend, this restaurant is not the strongest player in this fad.
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  • The food was excellent and
    PickyEater
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for an evening out!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasteless
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    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.
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  • New Years menu
    DCav8000
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    proftravelerVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    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
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm fresh food, excellent service!
    FoodMaiven
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Imaginative menu, fresh ingredients, served by a dedicated, caring staff! The food was plated beautiful and the price was reasonable!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Very Noisy
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic