Post 390
Post 390

Post 390

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.post390restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (617) 399-0015
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Midday Lunch 2:30 until 5 Sunday thru Friday
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5pm - 10pm, Tavern until 11pm
    Dinner Friday & Saturday: 5pm-11pm, Tavern until 11pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Brennan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clarendon Street
  • Public Transit: Back Bay Train Station (Green Line and Orange Line)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available after 5pm on Stuart Street for $16 per car. Limited Street Parking available and additional parking is available in the Clarendon Building at an hourly rate.
A word from Post 390
Post 390 puts a contemporary twist on seasonally inspired dishes that reflect Chef Eric Brennan’s passion for fresh ingredients and unforgettable flavors.
On the first floor is the Tavern: a casual but sophisticated menu and atmosphere, with a 25-seat bar and high top and banquette seating area, warmed by a beautiful four-sided fireplace. A massive wrought iron staircase connects the energy of the first floor with the Dining Room on the second floor.
Here, guests can have a more refined dining experience, and enjoy our large, open kitchen, wine displays, two private dining rooms, additional fireside dining and views of landmarks like Copley Place, Trinity Church and the Hancock Tower.
Located in the Clarendon Building, on the corner of Clarendon and Stuart Streets at the site of the former Back Bay Post Office Annex, Post 390 is perfectly situated within walking distance of the South End and Back Bay neighborhoods.
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Post 390 reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (82)good for groups (76)vibrant bar scene (50)neighborhood gem (49)special occasion (48)hot spot (35)notable wine list (35)romantic (34)great for lunch (26)scenic view (16)late-night find (15)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Solidly good
    Margeaux
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We enjoyed a good meal and great service at Post 390. Although all the dishes we sampled were fresh and well prepared, they didn't wow us with innovation. Very tasty, but not amazing flavours. Our server was fantastic - funny, attentive (but not too), and knowledgeable. The location was good, and the interior nice. We were visiting Boston for the weekend - it struck us that all the restaurants we went to are very large. We questioned whether such big venues could deliver good food and service, and feel intimate - but this doesn't seem to be an issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tamm
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Was seated right away upstairs were it was noisy and crowed. We placed our order shortly after being seated. It took 45 minutes to create a greasy $16.00 cheeseburger and Roast beef sandwich - very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • lunch meeting
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My party was provided water and drinks upon first being seated by our assigned waiter. However, we waited an extremely long time just to place our order and when taken it was by what looked to be a floor manager, apologizing that our waiter was "tied-up". The only other time someone came to our table was to bring us our food and check. Not once was our water re-filled or were we offered another round of beverages, which was disappointing, seeing as I was only drinking water and therefore went the entire lunch (1 - 1/2hr) without a drink. Service is usually much better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good option in good location
    Chesley
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Party of 5 enjoyed a great meal in a very nice setting. Excellent variety of food with interesting specials. Well informed servers providing very good service. Recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We just celebrated our 23rd anniversary and decided on Post 390 for dinner. We sat upstairs next to the window and fire place. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious!!!! My husband ordered the whole fish and it was just incredible. I ordered the lobster and it really just melted in my mouth!! And I'm still thinking about the delish hot buttery rolls to start the meal!!!! We would certainly recommend Post 390 for any type of dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had cocktails at the bar, and the bartenders were great. Dinner upstairs was outstanding. My companion and I pretty much stuck to the pris fixe menu - I opted for the the bacon-brined pork for an entree, and was not disappointed. The acorn squash soup was spicy and delicious, the salad tasty. The apple crisp was oaty and warming on a cold night. Service was, if anything, over-attentive. Three different people asked if we wanted dessert, even though we'd ordered it at the beginning of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • time warp
    chloebuttsVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went here for brunch a few weeks ago and was struck by the horrible music that was playing. Cheesy 1970's soft rock? Next song worst from the last. A more inclusive random music play list would suit the brunch crowd better than what you had playing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, could have been better
    KCdine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Good restaurant, but it was nothing special and for the price I don't think it was a good value. Food was pretty good but average service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food & Service
    Timmymq
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Some of the best food I have ever eaten. I went with a group of 6 and each of us shared food with one another and not one person disliked the food. I'll be sure to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food mediocre
    Bennie3
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Timing of the food was off. Pairing forgotten until 2nd course (was comped). Food was not well designed and had to many flavors that clashed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Post 390
    BUFBOS2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Post has been a favorite of mine for years...given the new restaurants along the waterfront I hadn't been back in a while. The energy is still great, we had a group of 8 and the service was phenomenal. The food was a little lacking...not in creativity but the salmon was dry, the cod was overcooked, the duck was a little overcooked. It was still enjoyable but there are a few tweaks. Overall, I recommend for more drinks and apps - for that it's an awesome spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Restaurant with Personality
    andrea
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Post 390 is a really fun welcoming place to have an enjoyable dining experience. The teams all work together. From reception to wait staff to bar staff to keeping it all clean and neat. My friends and I are always impressed with the total experience. We do love the food options and especially our favorite waiter Matt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Flatbread Pizza!
    HeraVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Stopped after work for a couple of casuals. Pleasantly surprised. Sat in the bar area near the fireplace. Though pricey, my experience was great. The flatbread pizza was delicious, albeit it could have been cooked a tad more as the bottom in the middle was soggy - but the flavor was great and was enough for 3 people to nosh on. Also shared the calamari - another great dish to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for a cold, windy night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    One of the best places in Boston to sit by a fire with a great cocktail in hand. The service was excellent and neither my friend nor I ever had an empty glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Group dinner on Monday evening
    Minnesotagirl
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    My group of 7 had an overall positive experience. This is a good solid restaurant but nothing stands out particularly as "extra good". Food is fine, service is fine, ambiance is okay. Noise is not overwhelming. I would bring a group here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jljohn
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A great looking restaurant and very lively clientele. Everyone enjoying the food and ambience and drinks. We loved being there with kids who are in college in Boston…and they thought it was terrific too. Fabulous kitchen. The food was stupendous. A little loud for conversation…but every restaurant seems to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food good. too noisy
    hbankstoo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and service were good. After 10 pm, the noise level dropped to a tolerable level.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Despite dining room reservation seated in tavern because of private party in dining room. Server pushed dining room menu with higher prices. Food was mediocre and over cooked. Would not recommend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    Sach
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    From beginning to end the greeting from the Hostess & G.M. was very genuine. The server "Mac" was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and how the food was prepared. The food was exceptional with a great presentation. However the next day I noticed that my vehicle that I valet had been damaged. I reached out to the G.M., the Valet service & the V.P. of Himmel; Paul Dias. By the end of the day, I will say that there was great follow up by the valet company & the G.M.; however it was very disappointing that I never received a response from the V.P. Paul Dias from The Himmel Group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Appetizers were just decent. Salad was very blah and disappointing. Pork entrée was delicious. Desserts were not that impressive. ice cream sundae consisted of two scoops and a little hot fudge on the side. I would think there would be a tad more effort at a place like this. Service was good but felt they rushed us at the end of the meal and when someone in a party wanted some baileys in their espresso martini, the server didn't feel the need to accommodate. Give the espresso martini a solid B though, if you like it dark.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place, shame about the service
    Sheba
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Service was slow an inefficient. We were in there 35 minutes before we managed to get a drink (first bottle we chose was out of stock and took us ages to get out waiters attention to re-order.) food actually came out before we got our drink. Waiter was totally inattentive - don't think we saw him again after we ordered. Bill was plonked on our table without interaction from waiter. Nice place but the service needs work.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding meal
    MarissaN1011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Post 390 hit the nail on the head in every aspect of their menu. The cocktails, wine list, appetizers, meals and dessert were all fabulous! My husband started with a unique bourbon cocktail while I enjoyed a half-bottle of Pinot Grigio. We shared the smoked shoulder pot-stickers and littleneck clams, both fresh and delicious. For our main course, I ordered the butternut brown sugar salmon while he had duck breast. Both were well-cooked, different, and very good. The best part was dessert...a traditional cookie jar with 3 of the best orange chocolate chip cookies I've ever had! Definitely would visit again and recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    NEChris
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our party of ten, was seated in a beautiful space that allowed for quiet conversation. The service was attentive and the food seasonal and delicious. It was nice to see a fall menu on a rainy, cold evening. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The succotash and the bread basket were amazing. We felt a wee bit rushed, but were very happy with our seating location. Overall, it was one of the best dinning experiences of our four days in Boston. We would definitely go back on a return trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Positive but Pricey
    DeanoVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    All in all, a good experience, just a bit on the pricey side for the quality/service/location/etc. No complaints, just a note. Lobster roll was delicious. Oysters were pleasant and the steak tartar appetizer was nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere and food!
    Gina
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This place was pretty awesome. My boyfriend and I sat upstairs near the corner windows- it was neat to be able to see the lights and the busy street. The decor inside was also cool. The staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. We got the poke to start, no comparison to poke in Hawaii but still delicious. I got the salmon and my boyfriend got the swordfish for an entree. Both very yummy. I would highly recommend this place and definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Halibut Like Dust
    KennethVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The halibut was over cooked. The GM and wait staff were very professional in their handling of the situation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beverly
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Its unusual to find a restaurant in downtown Boston with a great mix of options including a lively bar, great restaurant and big group rooms all in one place but Post390 has it all. Beautifully decorated, friendly service and a very interesting menu made this a special evening. There are plenty of parking options including valet if you drive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Dinner in Boston
    festive
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dinning at Post 390 was delicious and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The arugula ravioli was very tasty, I cleaned my plate! The fried clams were to die for! Another guest remarked how incredible the beets tasted. All in all the service was very good the food well above average and we left happy to have partaken!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • post 390 post-haste!
    LondonerinBoston
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great service and good with a buzzy crowd while quiet enough for conversation; win-win!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-theatre reliable
    moondoggy1962
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    we stopped in the downstairs tavern side for pre-theatre dinner. everyone enjoyed their meals, service was prompt and friendly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding
    MikeSVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We eat here regularly after attending the plays at Lyric Stage, and never have had a meal that wasn't outstanding in every way. The whole fish preparation is always a hit at our table. The "spaghetti" of pasta and zucchini and a tomato tartelette appetizer were first rate. This has been a consistently excellent place to dine. Our servers have been knowledgable and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I found the Sunday Brunch Menu to be very restrictive. I have enjoyed dinner, there, in the past, but will, certainly, not return for Sunday Brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good seafood in Boston
    threefriendsVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We started with oysters - they were briny and tasted like the ocean. We also had the fried green tomatoes - mine needed a little more cooking time. The Jonah crab claws were really good and fresh as was the crab cake. The swordfish was supposed to be with mussels and octopus - I did not detect either one in my dish. We sent the first cava back - steely and not to our taste - and they accommodated us with a glass of prosecco. Our waitress disappeared for a while, the crab claws came after the entrees, timing was just a little off. All in all a good accommodating restaurant but not the experience we were hoping for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great bar with a fireplace
    boomer
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was surprised with this restaurant as I hadn't heard much about it. The bar has a great fireplace which would be nice in the winter. We dined upstairs and it was more spacious than I thought. Our meals were all excellent. There is also valet parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Finally -- a winner!
    MoodLindigo
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were dining upstairs, but the bar was so cozy, with a blazing fire, that we were tempted to stay. Upstairs, we tucked into a basket of fabulous warm Parker House rolls. Sadly, they were out of the trout, so I had the bacon brined heritage pork which was sensational. Tender, juicy, flavorful, with a perfect accompaniment of poached peaches. My husband loved the pan roasted halibut with artichokes and mushrooms, and my son enjoyed the house special bbq, beef cheeks, from the tavern menu -a weird choice for BBQ, but delicious and meltingly tender, although the portion was rather small. The S'mores ice cream dessert was a treat.Service was friendly and attentive. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post
    LovemexicanVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fabulous food!! Pork was amazing!!! Service exceptional and near the Boston library
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Bosdine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had a request that they met no problem. Awesome service. Food was excellent. Car service was also a huge help on a rainy night.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and service
    RpchirlinVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I go here regularly before we go to the near-by Lyric Stage. The food is always good. The service prompt and good at getting us out in time for the curtain. Parking out front is very convenient. The decor and ambiance is good with wide windows giving a view of the Copley area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The brunch was good, not exceptional, but certainly worth visiting again. I love the location. Bar seems like it would be great for a night spot!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.