Situated next door to the Westport Playhouse for extra convenience pre-show, the decor is simple yet exciting with old posters of bygone shows covering the wooden walls. The atmosphere is in fact superb.
The restaurant is old by American standards yet in perfectly maintained condition and is part of the late Paul Newman's trust so profits go to charities.
Our waiter was amazing as he exuded enthusiasm over the ribs among other house specials. He was quite right about the ribs--they were things of beauty and should've ordered my own portion rather than sharing.
We were with a family group so between us sampled soups, seafood dishes, the pork ribs, the house meatloaf, cornbread and rabbit.
The food was all excellent but portions small to very small especially the rabbit which seemed to disappear into the huge dish it was served in. Most of us were forced to order dessert so we could fill up, but that wasn't too much of a sacrifice since they were outstanding. I can recommend the rhubarb crisp and NY style cheesecake.
Prices were steep but thankfully we didn't need to worry about that as we were being treated.
:-p Excellent food and atmosphere if you don't mind paying, so highly recommended.
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