Join us on May 20th to meet Barolo wine producer Ettore Germano. We will be selling four of his wines by the glass throughout the night, with the chance to speak to Ettore himself and learn about his delicious wines!


Penrose is inspired by my great-great-great-grandfather, Norwood ‘Penrose’ Hallowell, a “Fighting Quaker” who traded pacifism for a rifle, and led the first all-black regiment against the Confederates in the American Civil War. With this restaurant, I celebrate his radical spirit and Quaker values—who he was as a man infuses everything from the décor to the menu. I wanted the space to be rowdy, but refined, like Boston’s Union Club, of which Penrose was a founding member. I also wanted the food to honor my roots. The eclectic flavors of North Africa, Sicily and Andalusia reflect the Moorish influences of Pen’s “Black Irish” heritage, while my ‘elemental’ approach to cooking embodies a deep Quaker simplicity. Every bite is a tribute, here’s to you, Penrose.


June 1st, 2016

June Summer Movie Nights at Pizzaiolo

Be sure to check out the DUI: Dining Under the Influence summer movie series at Pizzaiolo, every Wednesday night at sundown on the patio!

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May 2nd, 2016

Tacos Oscar at Boot & Shoe Service

Tacos Oscar is popping-up at our sister restaurant Boot & Shoe Service from 5pm-10pm. Join them for tacos, cocktails by the Boot and popsicles by Pop Paletas!

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April 19th, 2016

Winemaker Dinner with Phillippe Tessier and Petit Saint Vincent!

Join us for a four course meal with wine pairings.

$85.00 (includes tax +tip)

Purchase your ticket through Paul Marcus Wines at 510-420-1005 or


May 15th, 2016

Sunday Suppers at Pizzaiolo

Join us in supporting Youth UpRising.

$60-$100 per person, wine included, for a multicourse, prix-fixe meal.

Buy your tickets here!

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April 12th, 2016

Wine Dinner at Pizzaiolo with Ordinaire Wine Shop & Wine Bar

Head over to our sister restaurant Pizzaiolo for a 4 course meal paired with natural wines from Ordinaire.

$80 per person + tax + tip

Please call 510-652-4888 for reservations. Seats are limited.


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January 29th, 2016

Live Music With Raffi Garabedian Blues Group


March 20th, 2016

Sunday Suppers with City Slicker Farms

Join us on March 20th in supporting City Slicker Farms with our Sunday Suppers dinner. Tickets are $60-$100 on a sliding scale for a multicourse, prix-fixe meal with wine included. All profits will be donated to our featured non-profit.

Buy your tickets here!

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January 25th, 2016

Sonoma County Distilling Co. Cocktail Night at Penrose

Sonoma County Distilling Co. Cocktail Night at Penrose!
Monday, January 25th from 5:30pm-10:30pm.

Join us for 3 featured specialty cocktails created by our bar manager Matthew Harrison, each using a different expression of Sonoma County Distilling Co. whiskey.

There will also be a tasting at Alchemy Bottle Shop from 5pm- 6:30pm and anyone who purchases a bottle of SCDC will get 50% off of your first cocktail at Penrose.
Alchemy Bottle Shop: 3256 Grand Ave, Oakland

January 14th, 2016

Our Oakland Restaurant Week Menu

Join us every night from January 14th-24th:

$30 per person:

Winter Citrus with spring onions, black olives & cilantro

Penrose Merguez, farro salad & flatbread with sauces

Chocolate pot de creme with pimenton pistachios & whipped cream
Glass of house white or red wine


*Exact menu may change daily

December 31st, 2015

New Year’s Eve 2015!

Come dance into the new year with us!

Live music by Zongo Junction, snacks and drinks for purchase.

Click here to buy your tickets now!

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SUN-THURS 5:30-10:00pm
FRI-SAT 5:30-10:30pm (late night menu til 12am)


MON-THURS: 5:30pm-10:30pm
FRIDAY: 5:30pm-midnight
SATURDAY: 10am-midnight
SUNDAY: 10am-10:30pm


SAT-SUN 10:00am-2:00pm

& More


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