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About 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.

180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm

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

Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am

Cross Street:
Merritt Parkway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 380-6380

Website:
http://www.facebook.com/ParallelPost

Executive Chef:
Dean James Max

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Parallel Post Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I wish that open table had indicated that the restaurant was in a Marriot Hotel first of all. The seating was all within a bar with very loud music (and terrible - 80’s and 90’s pop) we asked to be seated elsewhere, but they didn’t have any quieter area. It was very difficult to have conversation. The food was just ok, but the service (Jonathan) was outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and service as always!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The menu is somewhat limited, but the dishes were all good and the quality high. Very surprising to find a locavore approach in a chain hotel. We went on a holiday -- the 4th of July -- figuring it would be open because it's in a hotel, but probably wouldn't be crazy busy. It met our expectations on that front and exceeded on the food front.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Food was excellent! We ordered and shared their Caesar salad and a grilled skirt steak. Both plates were different than usual; the salad was dry but heavy on the parmesian and generous with the croutons. It was also a large portion that two could share. The steak was served medium rare with a light glaze, sliced potatoes and a type of broccoli Rabe / broccoli hybrid I'd never had before. Add to that an excellent Malbec (sauvignon blanc for my wife - also superb) and we had an outstanding meal. Great service too. We plan to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

we love our usual server Dave and the food is terrific as are the drinks and wine. It is a super value when we take the hotel pkg with dinner and bkfst.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

My husband ate here once before and said that the grassfed burger was outrageous and wanted to go back! I was open to it, I even looked up the menu before hand, knowing that my mom, myself and my daughter would all want salmon for dinner. The menu online said Pan-Roasted Salmon, however when we got there I asked why the menu was different and they said that the menu online was really old and they don't update it at all.... Had I know that, I would have maybe chose a different restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Food was outstanding especially the crispy brussels sprouts and roasted califlower. But all the tables were in bar area and the waitress disappeared for long periods of time.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Parallel Post is NOT your typical hotel restaurant. This farm to table restaurant has delicious food and fantastic drinks. The brussel sprouts and cauliflower sides are a must try! It's the perfect spot for a date night or a get together with a group of friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Attentive and flexible staff - knew the menu well. Local farm fresh foods were interesting. An event at the hotel made it a bit noisy, but not unbearable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Should have been a better experience, but for the clunky service. We were seated right away but waited too long to be visited. When the server did arrive she was anxious to take our entree order -- but we were only ready to order drinks. We had to ask if there were specials.

The food was tasty. Good Caesar, delicious tenderloin, even if it was cold when delivered. Other things ordered that had raves were the beet salad and the short ribs. The 2nd glass of wine arrived long after we began our entrees. Then, we were forgotten. By the time she wanted to take our dessert order, we were ready to leave.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Nice wait staff and good food ! Will go back ❤️️

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2016

Was here for work and was not expecting such a delicious, enjoyable dining experience. Our server was remarkable.. I would dine here even if I weren't a guest at the hotel.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2016

the food is very good and the staff has gone out of their way for us on many occasions. This time the chef made us a potato au gratin dish since they'd received my special request for the special potato filled onion too late. They have wonderful dinners and breakfasts with a terrific staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Great spot to eat locally, food is fresh and they have a great happy hour also. Staff is helpful and friendly

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2016

The food is always good but, it did take a while to get our food and drinks (did not seem like the waiter's fault). We just kind of know that when we go there not to expect things to move quickly. If you have a little time and patience, then its a good place. If you a watch the clock and become upset because you are waiting awhile for your order then, I probably wouldn't bother going here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2016

The food was not great and the prices were high. I would not recommend this restaurant

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

We ate here twice when the restaurant was fairly new and it was wonderful...a true farm to table as advertised. There were interesting and delicious items on the menu. The waiters were knowledgeable and friendly. I would no longer call it farm to table. There were no specials and the menu was run of the mill. The workers were the level of a pizza joint. When we arrived there were a few people at the bar so the hostess sits us at a small table near the bar. We moved to a larger table where we didn't have to hear the bar noise. Our waiter dressed in jeans seemed anxious to rush us along. He didn't appear to have any other tables to wait on. It was early (6:30 reservation) so I'm sure he couldn't leave when we were finished. The food was adequate but not farm to table. We will never eat there again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2016

The restaurant says its farm to table but no where does it indicate that, as far as I could tell. However every dish we received was outstanding. As were the cocktails we had. It's a bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion. The ambience might have been a bit off because we were the only patrons there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

This was very disappointing, especially considering we had a good experience the other time we came here. The Saturday before Mothers Day, which was not terribly busy, was a disaster in every way. Slow service, absentee server, and the food made us sick the next day. Won't be back.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Loved this place and ate there every time I stay at the Trumbull Marriott which is at least six times a year. The menu just changed and I can't help but wonder if the chef did too because the food was below par. Some great items were taken off the menu and their famous salted vanilla/caramel was gone too. A simple but delicious chicken sandwich which was served on a great bun was switched out to a plain, simple, and old roll. Even the drunken chicken was gone. The steak was excellent but terribly over priced for the size.
I'll be back in the Trumbull Marriott in October but I won't be eating there. Even the breakfast for 2 was over forty dollars and all I had was French toast with nothing else! Expensive bread I guess...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

We have come to this restaurant many times and in the past the service was just horrible. The last two times we have gone, it has been much better. The food is consistently good and I like the calm ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Food was very good; but the online description didn't let us know that the restaurant was located in the Marriot; and the cleaning staff was vacuuming the halls during our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Excellent food, and the menu is a refreshing change to an area crowded with Italian restaurants

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2016

I didn't really know what to expect when I discovered that Parallel Post was located in a hotel. I'm glad I gave it a chance anyway. My friend and I had a Friday night dinner here recently. We were tucked away in a corner, which made it easier to have a conversation. The decor was modern and classy. The drinks were phenomenal. I highly recommend The Lady Killer! The food was out of this world. My beef short rib with mashed taters and roasted veggies was seasoned and cooked perfectly. So tender I didn't even need a knife! My only complaint is that service is spotty. If you're in a hurry, this isn't the place for you. We didn't mind, since we were catching up anyway, but it took a long time to get our drinks and then to get our food. Still, I'd return. Overall, I enjoyed myself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2016

The food stood out with its combination of flavors. The dishes were had a great range of flavor and texture. The scallops were amazing and the short ribs were delicious as well.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Great night out! Two rounds of drinks at the bar to start, then dinner for six. Service was great and the food delicious. Will definitely be going back....

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2015

Excellent Christmas Dinner meal selection. Prime rib was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2015

I have eaten Christmas dinner, and a couple of breakfasts, with a family group at Parallel Post for the past two years. The breakfast buffet is extensive and of high quality; the dinner selections are creative and plentiful; the service is attentive and warm. We are generally wary about the quality of in-house hotel restaurants, but not this one -- it helps make our Holiday Season away from home very enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2015

I usually love it here; great atmosphere, fun tables, booths, and lounge chairs to give you whatever vibe you were feeling for dinner. And dinner is usually outstanding. But this night was just average. Service was very slow, and the Caesar salad would have benefitted greatly if they blended the anchovies into the dressing instead of leaving them whole as a decoration. Dressing was blah. I will say the parsnip soup of the day was very good. Thankfully I've had some great dinners here and they won't lose me on this one poor experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2015

We never expected a restaurant in a Marriott to be this good. Food was imaginative,very tasty, fit for an upscale restaurant, bar and wine selctions well done and varied. Had a nice bar scne as well - fin but not overly loud, adult clientele. Only two downsides: the TVs at the bar are visible everywhere, really distracting and unnecessary and burger was overdone, later graciously corrected.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on October 24, 2015

The food is better than most restaurants I've eaten in. Nice lighting, plenty of seating and an overall great place with a terrific chef. Have never had a bad meal here and I make it a point to eat at Parallel Post each time I stay at this hotel which is only twice a year. :-((
I've had sandwiches to complete dinners and loved it all.
Having said all this, I have eaten breakfast there twice and never again. My off the menu breakfast food was a bit greasy and the buffet left a lot to be desired. I'll try it once more or three strikes and I'm out!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2015

Had the wings which was delicious and the drunken chicken which was a delite as well my father had the filet which was a nice cut of meat!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2015

Great food and drinks. Enjoyable, fun atmosphere. Service is slow at best. Will still go back, but only when I'm not paying a sitter.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2015

The food, once it started coming was impeccably prepared and this was a great atmosphere for a post soccer meal. The redfish was exquisite, meat perfect and my daughters drunken chicken was amazing. The only blemish was the service. The servers were so friendly but seemed to forget us for the first 15 minutes of our visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Very fresh and tasty food. Excellent skirt steak and homemade chips.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2015

I must say that Parallel Post is one of my favorite restaurants! I always look forward to my dining experience! Wonderful service, scrumptious food, and a beautiful ambiance is what I am surrounded by! Thank you Parallel Post!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2015

I've heard that you'll tell 10 people about a negative restaurant experience and 1 about a positive experience. We've already told 10 people, but because of how amazing this place was. The farm-to-table was a new thing for us. The menu selection was fun and adventurous, the service was friendly and accommodating, and the food was delicious. We plan to return, this time with more people.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2015

This is a beautiful restaurant that can be easily reached from the Merritt Parkway or Route 8. It is almost always quiet, which makes it a great place to conduct an interview or hold a business meeting.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2015

Delicious meal (Caesar salad with white anchovies -best I've ever had!), Argentine skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, and a perfect martini. Peter was an excellent server (thank you for the quiet table, Peter!) Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2015

Very knowledgeable waiter but unfortunately food was underwhelming. Sounded good but was not.

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