Thursday, March 23, 2023


Connollys Out, The Vine Mediterranean Grill & Pizza In

Another familiar Westport restaurant is gone, soon to be replaced by an upscale pizza place.

Connollys Restaurant and Taproom, a longtime fixture on Post Road West on the corner of Sylvan Road South, closed down suddenly earlier this month.

The restaurant, once known as Connolly’s The Seafood Steak House, was marked by its distinctive green and white striped awning.

A sign on the window tells visitors soon opening in its place will be The Vine Mediterranean Grill & Pizza.

ғWe will be closed April 14-29 for minor renovations, the sign says. ԓOnce again we thank you for your faithful years of patronage at Connollys Taproom and we look forward to seeing you at our new establishment.Ҕ

The sign said the new restaurant would offer a weekend breakfast buffet, a Sunday brunch, an all-you-can-eat selection plus free online home and business delivery services.Ӕ The sign gave an Internet address which is not operational.

A workman who answered the phone at the former Connollys said The Vine would be under new ownership.

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