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“Southern comfort food done well” 5 of 5 stars
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Dressing Room
27 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880
203-226-1114
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Price range: $35 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: adjacent to the Westport Country Playhouse
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Southern comfort food done well”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

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.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York
Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 93 cities Reviews in 93 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Somewhat overrated dining choice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Pleasant if somewhat overrated Paul Newman inspired restaurant at the Westport Playhouse. Prices were on the high side except for the most routine of items. Shrimp appetizer was very dissapointing; expensive and no flavor. Service adequate but not overwhelming in terms of anticipating needs.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A great place for pre-theater dining in Westport, Connecticut”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

The Dressing Room is next door to The Westport County Playhouse which makes for a delightful evening of entertainment and food. Set in a rustic barn-like building the organic food menu offers many choices. Although the servings tend to be small, the food is very well prepared and of high quality. All-in-all the combination of a first rate theater and restaurant is a combination hard to beat.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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CT, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Pleasant atmosphere and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

My husband and I have eaten here a few times before attending a show at the playhouse. We have had an enjoyable experience every time. When the weather is warm, it is nice to be able to sit outside. It is a very relaxing experience, and the food is delicious. The servers are attentive and friendly.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Westport, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Quality food, dinner portions way too small”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The food here is generally excellent...tasty, healthy and presented well. But, the portions are way too small, especially given the prices.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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