Parker Steaks and Scotch to Open in Trumbull Center

It's owned by a Trumbull native.

There's a newcomer to Trumbull Center.

Parkers Steaks and Scotch is scheduled to open in May in the building formerly housing Dunkin' Donuts, a video store and Courtesy Carpet.

According to a press release, owner Patrick J. Fahy, owner of the Parker Eatery & Bar in Stratford, said, "I am very excited to be part of the ongoing revitalization of Trumbull Center. The property owners have made amazing renovations to the building we will occupy and have provided me with a tremendous opportunity.”

He added, “It is a great feeling to open a business in the Town where I grew up, and Trumbull officials have been more than cooperative in helping us with every phase of this project.”

Trumbull's Economic Development Director Ed Lavernoich deferred comment to First Selectman Tim Herbst. Economic and Community Development Commission Chairman Scott Wich was not immediately available for comment.    

The property is on the west side of Trumbull Center, which used to house a video store, carpet store and Dunkin' Donuts. The owners "have invested millions of dollars in capital improvements to rehabilitate the center," Herbst said.


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Fahy said the restaurant will have "an upscale but casual feel and will serve quality food, great wine, and an endless selection of scotch.”

Fahy said the restaurant will feature a "beautifully built covered patio for outdoor dining."

Herbst said recent investments made to Trumbull Center are part of an overall strategy that is attracting new tenants and new interests to Trumbull’s downtown. 

“As I meet people throughout our community, time and again I hear then say there is a need for more restaurants in Trumbull.  The addition of Parker’s Steak and Scotch to Trumbull will be one of three restaurants that will open in Trumbull this spring alone.  I am very pleased to have another quality restaurant in Trumbull. This commitment by a Trumbull-grown entrepreneur is a validation of the recent renovation work that the Trumbull Center ownership has undertaken,” according to Herbst.

“Trumbull residents have made their entrepreneurial mark throughout the region; it is a great thing when one of them comes back to Trumbull to make a business investment, and I hope we can convince others to do the same.” 

Joey February 07, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Really sounds great, seriously. Its just too bad everyone in Trumbull is broke and cant even afford to pay their sewer assessment bills let alone go out for filet mignon and scotch. The little extra change people do have in Trumbull is spent on buying ipads and cell phones for their 8 year old kids to bring to school and text the kid sitting next to them. This establishment would do great in Fairfield or Westport where they can afford to wine and dine like kings. Either way I'll stop in and give it a shot. Good Luck
Dan February 08, 2013 at 03:27 AM
What's with the inferiority complex comment about Fairfield and Westport? I am sure there are plenty of people who can afford to eat there. And by the way, Trumbull's unemployment is below the state average!
Pandora February 08, 2013 at 08:59 AM
Bruce B. February 08, 2013 at 01:54 PM
It is great to see new business anywhere these days. Especially when it's not a franchise with mediocre franchise food. I am looking forward to giving it a try.
gail jarvis February 08, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Thrilled---- Parker has a restaurant in Stratford. And fabulous it is. The food selection and presentation is just what is needed in Trumbull. A sophisticated up-tick to the "constant ordinary". If you want a 'sample' of what to expect---Go to the Stratford (Oronoque Section) and give it a try. Congratulations to Pat the owner of Parker and to the Building Owners who made a wonderful leap forward and invested in themselves and our Town to bring a "new flavor" to Trumbull Center. See ya' there!!!!!
gail jarvis February 08, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Really??? Re-read the wonderful and enlightening article about Trumbull Center. Re-read how Patrick Fahy is investing in out Town. Re-read the buildings owners' committment to re-doing Trumbull Center. Re-read Trumbull Economic Development team working with everyone. And then Re-read your morose comments. Really!!!!
Alexander B. C. February 11, 2013 at 03:48 PM
Good luck to you, Patrick and very glad to hear that you're opening in Trumbull. You'll do very well and the restaurant is well recommended.
Joey February 12, 2013 at 04:14 PM
I read it several times Gail. I've lived in this town for 40 years and my parents have been here since the 50's. Nothing lasts because no one has a bankroll. Its middle class folks just skating by and there is nothing wrong with that, I'm just stating a fact. Monroe is the same. No inferiority complex about Fairfield or Westport either. The residents of those towns can AFFORD to eat out at above averaged priced restaurants and not compromise other recreational spending. Lets face it, its a treat to eat out. If it wasn't, restaurants would have a line out the door every night. I sure as hell would love to skip the prep, cooking and clean up and be able to walk in and walk out of a restaurant every nite. I wish the owner all the luck in the world and will give it a try the first week he is open. I simply said that Trumbull wouldn't be my choice to invest cash in a high end steak restaurant given its history in eatery's.
J.O. February 12, 2013 at 04:30 PM
What are the other two restaurants mentioned in the article? Where in Trumbull will they be located and when will they open?
Joey February 12, 2013 at 06:21 PM
probably Chips by the new Edge across from united health care and rumor has it something is suppose to open up in the plaza which is sitting vacant up at home depot.
Joe DeFelice February 12, 2013 at 09:43 PM
My wife and I are frequent visitors to Pat's restaurant in Stratford, and we love the place. We'll definitely be 'regulars' at his new establishment when it opens -- as it will be right down the street from us. We can't wait! Pat and his staff are the best!
Jen dc August 19, 2013 at 06:34 PM
I can afford to eat out and can't wait to try it out. Hopefully it will be a welcome addition since there is no other restaurants in town that I like.


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