Penrose

Row 1

Details
3311 Grand Ave (btw Lake Park & Mandana)
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 444-1649
New American, Cocktail
$ $ $
Hours
Mon–Fri: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM Sat–Sun: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • The bathroom doors are primarily frosted glass, so unless you're comfortable with folks having a vague glimpse of you doing your business, I suggest you bring a coat to hang on the door's hook.
  • Gotta have the duck with charred radicchio!
  • Just like any newly opened restaurant, Penrose is still working out the kinks. So, if you find service to be slow, don't get angry like the table next to us did. Enjoy the remarkable food & drinks.
  • Head to Penrose after work and try the Vieux Carr ($11), which is made with rye, brandy, sweet vermouth, Bndictine, and Angostura and Peychaud's bitters.
  • Expensive but delicious. A lot of care is clearly taken on the preparation and presentation, makes for a great date spot. If you get the steak, get it rare/medium rare-- the chefs do a perfect sear
  • Penrose is a chic take on a bar and grill, with lots of live-fire cooking (think grilled bone-in ribeyes, flatbreads, and a raw bar). Cocktails and a stripped-down space are also part of the package.
  • Ask them which cocktail should you order. They're all amazing.
  • 2nd time visiting! The music ad atmosphere is great. The prices for drinks are typical. Over 30s crowd!
  • Brunch was awesome, but the music was a bit too loud. We really enjoyed the band and singer, but we couldn't hear each other at all. The spicy Lamb on grilled flat bread and shakshuka were amazing!
  • Old Cubans.
  • $60 steak dinner and 2 glasses of wine set me back $100. Was pretty good, but not at all worth the price.
  • Great happy hour specials. Delicious food.
  • Great food and rotating cocktails. Never a wait for small tables around the side of the bar.
  • Love the addition of the cheese (fontina!) burger. Goes great with the Frappato from Sicily.
  • On a hot evening get an extra refreshing Zombie cocktail with house made sweet and sour, rum and absinthe. They serve it in a tall glass with tons of pearl ice. I could drink to black out on those.
  • Incredibly trendy but frankly I think it's a testament to how good interior design can make a restaurant. Culinary ideas at their base seem inspired but the execution falls flat for this price point.
  • beautiful high-ceilinged ambience. fresh flavorful food from an ever-changing menu
  • The flatbread is great, the scallops were great, love the beer and wine selection there, a bit pricey there but cool atmosphere there as well. The dessert was a shaved ice thing was really good.
  • Vieux Carr drink is delicious.
  • Don't believe the bad reviews. This place rocked my world tonight.

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