The last time I was in the building that now houses the Penfield Pour House, it was a fancier restaurant. This was my first visit to The Penfield Pour House, and I was mostly impressed by the place. It doubles as a restaurant and a bar, and is a bit more open and "well-windowed" than most local bars.
The staff inside the bar is friendly and appears well-organized. The bartender led me through the beer menu, which included a slate of 20-30 different beers on tap, which made for an impressive line-up of handles behind the bar. The bartender didn't even seem bothered that I opted for a diet soda instead. (They serve RC Cola instead of Coke or Pepsi, if that matters to you.) Many of the beers sounded very nice and unusual, although I drink very little of the stuff.
For my lunch, I ordered a "Cobalt Salad," which sounded at first a lot healthier than the Cobb Salad, which has loads of bacon, cheese and more in it. It turned out that the Cobalt Salad was basically a lighter version of the other' lots of greens and tomatoes with a ridge of chicken strips across the top. (Photo is below.) It was pretty good, although not exceptional. Once again, it was largely iceberg lettuce with some Romaine thrown in for good measure. I must admit that they brought it out to me at first with no dressing on it, although they corrected their own mistake and brought out some ranch-style dressing, which was OK, but once again not exceptional. Still, it was a decent salad with lots of chicken at a good price.
This was a good visit, and everyone in there was very friendly, including the patrons. I would return there, although I'd be more tempted to visit the bar for drinks than just for dinner.
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