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Penrose

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner
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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

This is a large place that gets crowded. The brunch is more interesting than the usual US cuisine. The staff are nice. A little expensive.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank janicealbert
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent drinks in a lovely environment. Ordered the warm olives and chicken breasts - moist, flavorful - delicious! For drinks we ordered mojitos and a mezcal cocktail. Both were just right! Cozy and not to loud for conversation.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Bar is outstanding with bartenders that really understand how to make a great cocktail. We sat for dinner and had an amazing steak with red wine reduction and the absolute best fried crab cake appetizer. Wait staff are superb.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chris K
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Decent food but sub par service; we waited an extended time to order drinks, food, and to receive the check. Dessert was never offered which was too bad because we would have ordered it. I would not recommend it when there are plenty of other...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nehughes
Reviewed October 10, 2018

My wife and I ate here tonight before catching a movie at the Grand Lake. Very nice, attractive space. Good, friendly service. Good drinks as well, with happy hour discounts until 6:30. Superb squash soup. Very good salmon dish as well - a bit on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Southside
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Penrose Bar and Grill was a pleasant surprise. We stopped in to get a quick meal before the move last week and found the people friendly the service good and the food excellent. This is definitely an up-scale B&G. Hog Island Oysters were chilled and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank john c
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Tapas like collection of imaginative small plates with a few larger entrees. The interior is lively with big glass windows across the front, a large bar that runs the length of one wall, large wood fired ovens and open kitchen across the back of the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ElSueno3000
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited from London this restaurant for brunch and came back for diner in the same week as we loved it so much! The decor, the music, the menu choices, the presentation and most importantly the taste hits the spot every time. I was really...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank emma23weber
Reviewed February 18, 2018

We came here for our anniversary and I remember only a few things: the heat from the grill and the avocado toast. Our server was pleasant and professional, but the heat that came blaring off the flames was nearly unbearable. We had to move closer...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Brian C
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Enjoyed every bite of what we all shared recently. They serve most things as items to be shared, which is good because you can try lots of different things. The food is fresh, and very high quality. I enjoyed the rib eye, as well as...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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