The Penrose

The Penrose

New York City-Midtown Manhattan

    May 11, 2018

    The team behind popular gastropubs Wilfie and Nell and The Wren have opened a new spot on the Upper East Side, a part of town not overburdened with cocktail bars.

    The team behind popular gastropubs Wilfie and Nell and The Wren have opened a new spot on the Upper East Side, a part of town not overburdened with cocktail bars. The space itself is sprawling but stylish, mixing the rustic with the elegant; though new, it already feels pleasantly lived in. Porcelain tiled floors, reclaimed wooden furniture and the by-now-obligatory exposed brick walls create a homely, welcoming and unpretentious space, perfect for chilling with friends. The cocktail list is particularly exciting; their sodas are house-made and spiked with the spirit of your choice and their ingredients are fresh. The Ginger Lee blends tequila, house-made ginger syrup, lime, Creme de Cassis, and club soda, while the Dirty Pickle Martini is a wicked vodka-based drink with a kick of spicy pickle juice. The beer section is well thought out look for the chalk board behind the bar to see what’s on offer. There’s also a very decent selection of whiskeys, bourbon and ryes, including some quality single malts, and though the wine list isn’t extensive, you’re sure to find something you like. The bar menu is stuffed with comforting American classics like mac’n’cheese, fried pickles, burgers and awesome oyster sliders. The brunch menu is very tempting (and all the eggs are free range) and should you feel like you want to start the weekend off with a kick, there’s a selection of brunch cocktails we’d probably go for the Penrose Bloody Mary, or serious bacon fetishists can try the Bacon Bourbon Mary, made with bacon-infused bourbon and maple syrup, though personally that would be a bit much for our early morning digestion to take.

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