Join us for Happy Hour 5:30-6:30 Monday-Friday and Live Music Wednesday-Sunday.
Walk-in seats available at our communal tables and bar throughout the evening.


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.


November 22nd, 2015

2 Year Anniversary Party

Come celebrate Penrose turning 2 years old on Sunday, November 22nd.


$25 at the door includes live music from Andre Thierry and snacks throughout the night. Cocktails for purchase. Doors at 5pm, music starts at 6pm.

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October 27th, 2015

Capurro Pisco Dinner

Please join us on Tuesday, October 27th for a 3 course family style meal celebrating Capurro’s newly released single varietal Pisco series.

Hosted by the granddaughter of the master distiller, Romina Puente-Arnao, dinner includes two cocktails and tastings of Capurro’s newly released single varietal Pisco’sl from the Nazca Desert in Southern Peru.

Seating is at 6pm with limited seats available.

Buy your tickets here!

August 1st, 2015

August Music Schedule

Join us for live music at Penrose!
Music from 8:30pm-10:30pm
Every Sunday: The People’s Jam Session with Tony Peebles
Every Wednesday: Amethyst Bickham
Every Thursday: Smith Dobson
Please see below for our Friday and Saturday schedule
Music from 10:00pm-12:00pm
Fri. 8/7: Jeremy Sherman with Caligraphunk
Sat. 8/8: Ollie Dudek (jazz duo)
Fri. 8/14: Raffi (horns and drums jazz)
Sat. 8/15: Jeremy Sherman (jazz trio)
Fri. 8/21: Terrence Brewer (jazz guitar)
Sat. 8/22: David Vidal (blues guitar and vocals)
Fri. 8/28: David Seriff (organ quartet)
Sat. 8/29: Steve Nelson (jazz quartet)

July 28th, 2015


Located in Santa Cruz, CA and founded by Sean Venus, Venus Spirits is currently producing organic small-batch whiskey, gin, aquavit and blue agave spirits.  Join us for a $75 three-course dinner, which includes cocktail pairings with Venus’ gin, aquavit, and tequila!

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July 19th, 2015


This month, we will be supporting HACK the HOOD!  Sunday Suppers are back with our second season and a new format!  Guests may pick what time they dine, and are welcome to order from the entire menu available.  Make your reservations for July 19th now!

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March 15th, 2015

Sunday Supper at Penrose

This month, we will be supporting Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY, Inc.), a community-based organization in Alameda County, founded to respond to the heartbreaking epidemic of sexual exploitation.  $100 per person for a multi-course meal served family style, including wine.  Tickets available HERE!

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February 22nd, 2015

Penrose 1st Anniversary Party!

It’s been one amazing year full of flatbreads, giant ribeyes and whole trouts; and countless amazing YOUS who have supported and encouraged us along the way! So we’re having a party!

The California Honeydrops will be here, doing what they do, getting you to do what you do. $25 gets you through the doors and food in your bellies. Cheap drinks for purchase. Good times to be had.

Come party with us!!!

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December 31st, 2014

New Year’s Eve Dance Party!

Dance & groove into 2015 with us and our friends, Brooklyn based afrobeat band ZONGO JUNCTION!  $50 gets you a drink, snacks all night, and a darn good time!  Purchase tickets HERE!

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December 20th, 2014

Holiday Pop-up Shop

Come shop our Holiday Pop-up with goods from local artists and vendors we love!  Little sips and nibbles will also be available.  Saturday 12/20 (10a-3p) and Sunday 12/21 (10a-6p), hope to see you all there!

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November 16th, 2014

Sunday Suppers at Penrose

Please join us for dinner benefitting Creative Growth Art Center! Multi-course meal with house wine. $100/per person.

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