Post 390 (Back Bay, Boston, MA)

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With the Back Bay chock full of restaurants, I often sputter when trying to choose a great place for lunch.  Recently, I was invited out with a friend  who chose Post 390 as our luncheon destination.  I am a big Post 390 fan in the colder weather, when many of my friends gather for cocktails around their warm and inviting four-sided fireplace.  Yet, even without the fire, on an unusually humid summer day, Post 390 offered the perfect lunch spot.  On the first floor is The Tavern, with a casual, but sophisticated, menu and atmosphere.  The massive wrought iron staircase, tucked in on the left, connects the energy of the first floor to the Dining Room on the second floor.

Executive Chef Eric Brennan, the commander of Post 390, is a big proponent of the Farm to Table movement.  He just doesn’t talk the talk, he walks the walk.  His menu of entrees demonstrates his ability to successfully partner with both farmers and fishermen.  Through his tenure as Executive Chef at prestigious Boston restaurants including Harvest and The Federalist, Brennan earned a reputation for his savory hand-crafted American cuisine.  Believe me this man doesn’t disappoint the Boston restaurant scene.

My colleague and I enjoyed the gracious service and smartly presented food that Post 390 is known for, including their signature Cobb Salad (with lots of thick cut, well seared bacon) and the coriander encrusted salmon burger (thick and juicy), both fine representations of Post 390 cuisine.  I know that after this lunch I will be returning long before I need to sit by the fireplace!

Post 390 is located at the corner of Clarendon and Stuart Streets.  Strategically situated on the first floor of The Clarendon, a classically elegant thirty-three story luxury residential tower designed by the world-renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Post 390 continues to satisfy the discerning tastes of the Boston diner.

Please contact me [email protected] or (646) 620-9173 for availability at The Clarendon.