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“Very good meal but needs time to adjust menu and service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Post 154

Post 154
154 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880
+1 203-454-0154
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Ranked #55 of 138 Restaurants in Westport
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
Weston, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very good meal but needs time to adjust menu and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Met my husband for a rare night out without kids and enjoyed a glass of wine at the bar before dinner. Very nice wine selections in a beautiful new space. Contrary to previous review, we had a big problem with an appetizer size for the Diver Scallops (plural on the menu). The dish, although very delicious included one sea scallop! Not a problem if you expect that, but if you expect to share something (as we often do to try numerous dishes), a bit disappointing. The other downfall was the $28 Lobster and Grits. Although tasty, after the 2nd or 3rd bite, the overbearing flavor of worcestershire sauce took control and couldn't enjoy it anymore. Perhaps having this as an appetizer in smaller portion would be a better fit. I love broccoli rabe so ordered a "side dish" of this and it was on the small side (a few forks full). I am not a fan of big portions and don't typically care about the cost if the food is good, but some things here were glaringly undersized. Give 3 scallops and charge more! Steak was tasty and tender. Very high energy Westport crowd with valet parking and bit of a scene. No reservations policy could become an issue, but we went early. Service was spotty, but new place likely working out kinks. Wine glasses had bit of chlorine smell they need to address. I wish them luck an hope it works as the space is great.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Plainview, NY
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87 restaurant reviews
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“The Novelty Will Wear Off”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

First, this restaurant is in Westport Connecticut, not Westport Washington. It's just three weeks old, so wildly popular, at least for the moment. We used the call-ahead feature at 7:00 pm on a Friday and were told we could be seated when we arrived in 20 minutes. At 7:20 we were told our table would be ready "in a few minutes." We weren't seated until after 8:00 pm.

What's good: trendy decor, good cocktails, creative menu, nice crowd, ample parking at the bank next door. What's bad: bartenders who can't handle the volume and don't know how to use the computer system, slow service, confused staff, and a noise level that makes it impossible to have a conversation anywhere, either at the bar or at a table. Also tables seem too big, as in you are far from the person sitting across from you. This combined with the constant din ruined a romantic night out.

Hopefully in time they will better train the staff, start taking reservations, and open for lunch.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Westport, Connecticut
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very good food but pathetic, slow,slow,poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

New restaurant in town still shaking out service problems. Not crowded last night but full hour wait for appetizer, another full hour for main course, had to ask multiple times for a glass of water.
People at tables complaining about service. The poor service became cross table topics of conversation. A real pity as the venue is very attractive and the food when served was quite good.
I will return in a month or so but if service remains poor we won't be back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“"Going postal" for good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Post 154 is a new, wonderful restaurant housed in a reconverted historical post office building. The owners have done a wonderful job of creating a comfortable, inviting dining space while retaining the best aspects of the ca-1930s building.

I came here with 2 companions on a Thursday evening, and it was busybusybusy--clearly, Westport has gotten the word about this place. We started with cocktails, and here we saw a minor kink that any new place has--the very dirty gin martini I requested was clean and made with sweet vermouth, not dry. Oh, well; it was still good. Their wine list is extensive, and they have interesting specialty cocktails.

The menu is arranged into the categories of seafood, fish, meat, steaks, "veg & leaf," soup, and sides rather than by traditional courses. I actually like this method better, given that I often eat just appetizers rather than the typical salad/entree/dessert. There is something here for everybody, from Crab Tater Tots to burgers to Pork Carnitas. Vegetarians and gluten-free people will be happy as well (vegans less so, although there are some choices for them, too).

We started with Farmhouse Spinach salad ($12), which also had artichokes, endive, truffle cheese, and lemon vinaigrette, and the Baby Romaine salad ($10), which came with garlic bread, manchego, and Caesar dressing. Both were very good. I had wanted to try the Rosemary Short Ribs with smoked garlic mashed potatoes and crispy shallots ($25), but they had run out of it just before we ordered. So I went with the NY Strip special, and my companions had Salmon with Pickled Fennel and Maple Lime Butter ($18) and Chicken & Dumplings with Creamed White Cheddar and Mushrooms ($18). Everything was very tasty, was presented well, and had good portion sizes. We had no room for dessert!

The restaurant also does two things right that so many places do not: they keep the noise to a reasoable level, and they have an elevator for people to access the restrooms (which are downstairs in the basement, along with what appears to be a private event space). Thank you!

I hope that Post 154 has a long and successful run. A very nice addition to downtown Westport.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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