There’s a new restaurant in Westport. Remember Bogey’s? That space is now 323 Restaurant & Bar, owned by Jay Faillace and his son Matt. The ”New American” menu is prepared by Executive Chef Christopher Vacca, who sources local produce, dairy, and sustainable seafood. Lunch favorites include New England Clam Chowder, the short rib and brisket blend 323 burger, smoked salmon tartine with crème fraiche, tobiko and caper jam, a stuffed portobello burger and an assortment of salads. Dinner highlights include signature dishes that run the gamut from grilled pork porterhouse with Anson Mills cheddar grits, salmon a la plancha with spring vegetable ragout and black truffle sauce, to crispy roasted chicken with fingerling potatoes and spicy Cajun country shrimp and grits. Chef Vacca’s Italian heritage shines through in such dishes as the eggplant terrine parmagiana, as well as with his house-made gnocchi and stuffed pasta dishes, all prepared with seasonal vegetables and sauces. 323’s steakhouse section of the menu features USDA prime dry aged steaks with classic steakhouse sides.
323 Main Street, Westport