Post 390
Post 390

Post 390

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.post390restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6173990015
  • 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
125 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)special occasion (46)good for groups (44)neighborhood gem (40)vibrant bar scene (35)notable wine list (27)great for lunch (24)romantic (21)hot spot (18)scenic view (17)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Yummy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I went here for restaurant week and was very satisfied with the extent of the menu, even the limited prix fixe one, so I'm sure that the full one would have something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    JB32387
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A+ Food! Server was super knowledgable. They had my favorite rose on the glass pour list!! Wait between apps & entree seemed a little long but not a reason for us not to come back. Love the ambiance too. You can come directly from work or be in jeans and still feel comfortable. We celebrated a friends birthday and they were sure to recognize this. Always a plus when a restaurant pays attention to the Open Table notes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Mark
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Tried the special menu for Boston Rest. Week - kudos to Post 390 for not downsizing portions or cutting corners to fit the reduced $. Service was attentive, food was well-prepared and presented, served at correct temps, ingredients seemed top-notch. For starters, the corn bisque was impressive for a usually ordinary soup - perfect heat from spice and the small bay scallops were a nice flourish. The coffee crusted duck breast was served perfect medium-rare with a nice accompaniment of nectarines, goat cheese, and prosciutto. My table mate had the fried clams and hake - both excellent. Perfect ambience on a Monday evening - busy, not packed. I'll be back. Even at full price, this place is one of the better values in the Boston dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and atmosphere were great. Loved the locally fresh vegetables and fruits. Service could be more attentive. (This is not the first time....)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Took my girlfriend for her birthday. We had a great time. The table was perfect view, great service, delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mission Accomplished
    fendel5VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I've been trying to get to Post 390 for a while and so when I saw that they were participating in Restaurant Week, hey, I'm on board. And the restaurant did not disappoint. Together with dining companions who raise finicky eating to an art form, we had three course meals that produced empty plates and smiles all around. Go there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food presentation
    Snips
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Came here as recommended by a magazine and was not disappointed. Great service and tasty food. Beautiful food presentation. Had the pre-fixe three course menu. The a la carte menu looked delicious too. Always impressed when water glass was filled without having to ask.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • saggit3000
    saggit3000
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We loved the fixed price offering with wine pairings with farm to table freshness. Produce came from a farm that we know of (Ward's Berry Farm). Vegetable flavors were vibrant. The striped bass entree was excellent...fava beans and corn served with the fish were perfect. Loved the imaginative desserts especially the ricotta key lime pie with popcorn ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieBos
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Very attentive service. Dessert options and quality could be better. Simple ice cream or sorbet would be a nice option.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LinaLupa
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A co-worker and I treated a friend for birthday lunch here - it was perfect! The hostess, our waiter, and the woman who filled our beverages were all personable and non-intrusive. They have mastered the art of being helpful without interfering with our celebration lunch. It can be a bit pricey, but worth it for special occasions or the occasional treat!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Every time we have corporate visitors we know the food and service is consistent and this is the main reason we select your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but...
    TirianVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The place is great - great atmosphere, good service, good food and good drinks.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique menu items
    Matt
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Post 390 had an awesome menu filled with unique farm to table options and great craft beer list. Also, we have a 5 year old daughter so we're impressed that despite it's Back Bay location and sophisticated ambience, it had high chairs and a kids menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't go again....Sorry
    MichDonVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    So the servers were nice but unorganized. One would take our order but then another would ask again..then we didn't get anything. The food was so boring and bland. It was't terrible...it wasn't anything. Nice place and nice people but the rest was forgettable. It has great places for groups (nice little 10-12 person rooms) if you don't care about what you eat. Also when you say "crab cakes" on the menu, there should be more than one, tiny crab cake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, wine & service!
    rachelw
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    What a fabulous meal. We won a gift certificate to Post 390 in a silent auction at a charity event and I'm so glad we did, as we hadn't yet ventured to this romantic spot right in our neighborhood. We were seated at the window on the second floor and had a beautiful view of Trinity Church. Not only was the food incredible (very farm-to-table feel), but the service was spot on. Both our waiter and the sommelier gave great recommendations that helped make the night. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    fullsharemove
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had dinner at Post 390 on a Saturday evening, and I must say that I was very impressed, as was my date. The service was excellent and the restaurant was busy without being totally overwhelmed. I would absolutely recommend stopping in, and I will certainly be back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    Mustang
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We tried this on a recommendation and were pleasantly surprised. One the best in the neighborhood or city for that matter. Thought it was local bar for the younger set but found a great menu and dining area. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dinner was excellent. We got the table in the corner on the 2nd floor and the view was very nice. Service was great. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant!
    Jean
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Great menu with many choices! Start with one of the tasty flatbreads! Have the delicious fried green tomatoes. Pan-fried lobster a must! Did I mention the wonderful fried clams? A real treat and very pleasant staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    backbayfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Everything was great. Good beer list and ambience. We usually ask specifically to sit in the bar. Very cozy and good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MsJazzyDVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent restaurant, excellent food, excellent service and friendly staff. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    An outstanding dinner for six. We had a beautiful corner window table on the second floor. Our server was professional but not overwhelming. The food was very good and interesting preparations. A great place to visit when in the Back Bay!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night!
    Chuck
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We would rate this evening a "perfect 10" from the appetizers to the dessert was great! Our server was fantastic and the entire staff was very attentive. Both my husband and I ordered the Halibut and it was the best we ever had. The scallop appetizer was superb! Had a great time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love this place
    Love390
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The service is always outstanding. The food is very good. It's a bit pricey but well worth it. We went downstairs for a drink and the bartender was engaging and made outstanding recommendations based upon their available products. My one complaint is that you don't have to reinvent the classics. The Ceasar Salad should have anchovies, the kind that look like salty eyebrows. The sardine is not a good substitute.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a group
    devinrogo
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I took a party of 12 to Post 390 and we had a great location, great service, and great food. I didn't realize they had a semi-private room upstairs so I'd recommend asking to be seated there if with a large group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    psychedfornoms
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This place is fab! The food is absolutely delicious and the service is great. Everyone was very personable and helpful during my recent visit, as they have been previously. The restaurant is spacious and beautiful - additionally, there's some great people-watching to be done through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Definitely going to return soon and bring some more pals!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post 390
    Jfranklin
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I went to Post 390 yesterday. Food was overall very good. Get the Scallops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shelley5
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our recent dining experience at Post 390 can be summed up in two words AMAZING and OUTSTANDING! From appetizers to desert the service was exemplary. The wait staff was attentive and pleasant. Our waiter was a true professional, very knowledgable. The food was unbelieveably delicious!! I will be recommending Post 390 to all of my friends and family!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louise
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Really enjoyed this restaurant. We went for a special occasion and it was perfect. The food was great and they had a great wine list. The waiter was excellent. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fien food and drink
    Chuck
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The salmon was superb as was the ravioli. Interesting and tasty cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Dinner
    Bullwinkle
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The food and service were good. This is a good place for a weeknight dinner when you don't want to hit the usual steakhouses and bistros.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend in Boston
    Gg67
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Watching Chef run the open kitchen like a well oiled machine was a treat, everyone made sure each dish was perfect before it was served. All staff seemed to work as a team and care about the end result and customer experience. Halibut was out of this world. Our 12 year old is quite the foodie, she started with raw oysters, then steak and fingerling potatoes in duck fat, she even got a picture with the staff. I loved my crab cake. Cauliflower was good but not our favorite. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food and wine
    SSLocal
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Post390 is always solid. Great space and ambiance. Food is consistently very we'll prepared and interesting. They also have a really terrific wine list. Not an extremely extensive list, but a very high batting average of excellent selections and good values from around the world. A go-to place for for business and high-quality casual dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never coming back - rude hostesses
    petitfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I had an 8:30 pm reservation. 1 of 3 hostesses told me they were preparing our table. 15 mins go by, and I inquire, 1 says, "they're lingering" as in referencing customers who supposedly had been holding up our table. The hostesses purposely averted their eyes as they walked past us. At 9 pm, we were brought to a table (empty the entire time), in addition to another table for 4 that was available the ENTIRE TIME/done deliberately to drive customers to the bar. If you politely wait for your table, they are rude. Even after we sat down, not once did a hostess ever apologize/come over to check on our service. Food was meh to average. I've had dined here before and had an overdone steak but I was willing to give it another shot. HUGE MISTAKE.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    JenErosityVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    It started off ok (the tartare was good) but deteriorated. Our (quite pricy) steaks were overcooked and then our server vanished. Even if we were never asked if we wanted another cocktail or dessert. We eventually had to flag someone down to get our check and never saw our server again. We will never return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overlooked!
    Jp515VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Hard to believe that we never ate here before! Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid but unremarkable
    nickib239
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The cocktails were great and inventive. I got the Provencal Gimlet, which was amazing. I would go back for that drink alone. Everyone else got basic cocktails or wine. For the food - this is where it's a bit "meh". The biscuits were amazing. Buttery, salty, with a tinge of sweetness. I got the halibut which was served with spring vegetables, and a side of the beer battered cauliflower (which were like croquets or fritters). Both were good, but not outstanding or anything that made me say wow. A couple people got the chicken, which is a good dish for the less adventurous, and they had the same reaction as me. Good, not great. They have one vegetarian dish, which my friend said was not good. Needed to add a ton of salt and pepper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation celebration
    Edwin
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The service and food were great. Waiter was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the wine selection. All the courses were excellent although the only gripe was the duck selection was rather small but very tasty
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but beware where u get seated
    MassTraveler
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    While we enjoyed the food itself, we didn't get to experience the "real" 390. We weren't told by Open Table when we made a resv for 6pm on a Sun that we'd be eating in the casual pub area of the restaurant. That was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    DateNightDiner
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Staff was extremely knowledgeable about the wine list and offered a great and affordable recommendation. The 3 course meal was "ok" the duck wasn't all that great. Her pork entree looked and tasted delicious. We stayed for drinks at the bar which was more than suitable for the night we wanted: chill, laidback, good eats/drinks. I'd recommend this place for a decent meal, good ambiance for a group of people.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate