A TRIBUTE TO
NORWOOD “PENROSE” HALLOWELL

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.

EVENTS

June 6th, 2018

Summer Movies at Pizzaiolo!

Movies start at sundown every Wednesday in June!

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January 14th, 2018

We will be closed for dinner service Sunday, January 14, 2018

wedding reception to be held at Penrose

December 24th, 2017

Penrose will be closed Dec. 24th through Dec. 26th

We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

December 24th, 2017

Penrose will be closed from Dec. 24th through Dec 26th

The Penrose would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

November 23rd, 2017

Closed for Thanksgiving and Friday the 24th of November

We are celebrating friends, family and loved ones for a couple of days.

Thank you for your continued support and we will see you starting Saturday, November 25th for brunch and dinner service.

-Penrose

November 19th, 2017

Sunday Suppers with SEEDS at Pizzaiolo

Join us on November 19th in supporting SEEDS with our Sunday Suppers dinner. Tickets are $60-$100 on a sliding scale for a multi-course, prix-fixe meal with wine included. All profits will be donated to our featured non-profit.

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October 31st, 2017

4 Year Anniversary Party this Halloween!

Celebrate 4 years with us! Live music, dancing, snacks and cocktails. No cover, open to everyone.

TORY TEASLEY 8-10pm [&]

DJ DREAMQUEEN 10pm-midnight

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September 17th, 2017

Sunday Suppers with Oakland International High School at Cosecha

Join us on September 17th in supporting Oakland International High School 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 tickets here!

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August 4th, 2017

Penrose Secret Garden August Film Screenings!

We will be serving burgers, chicken sandwiches, beer, wine and cocktails every Friday through Sunday from 4-10pm. Every Friday night at sundown, we will screen a film on the garden wall outside.

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August 2nd, 2017

August Summer Movies at Pizzaiolo!

Movies start at sundown every Wednesday in July!

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MUSIC at PENROSE

Sunday 8:30 - 10:30

Tony Peebles

Grammy award winner Tony Peebles leads the People's Session on Sunday nights, when we invite local musicians to join in the open jam. Equal parts jazz, blues, funk & soul.

Dinner

SUN-THURS 5:30-10pm
FRI-SAT 5:30-11:00pm

Bar

SUN-THURS 5:00-10:00pm
FRI-SAT 5:00pm-11:00am

Brunch

SAT-SUN 10am-2pm

& More

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Photography: Paige Green, Ren Yagolnitzer
Website Design: Juli Shore Design
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