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  Posted: March 3, 2016
 
 

Lunch. Views. Cocktails. – The Penrose


Manhattan’s Upper East Side is encumbered with bars and restaurants. Odds are that most places you’ve visited were late at night while you were inebriated, that unless you charged everything to your credit card, you probably don’t remember where the hell you were. Standard UES problem.

In our daytime travels, we found The Penrose, and it managed to leave a lasting impression. Not only do they have happy hour specials where the partying lasts until 4am, but they also serve lip-smacking lunch that is worth incorporating into your schedule, no matter what day it is.

Food:
While the bar area is a haven for socialites alike, there is ample seating available, from the well-lit front of the restaurant to the way back where large parties can be accommodated.

No matter what your eating extravaganza consists of, be sure to include the Avocado Toast into your plans. It’s served up on two fat pieces of white bread and accompanied by poached eggs and chili flakes so you can season to your liking. If you’re looking to take it one step further, add Applewood Smoked Bacon (approx. 10 pieces) for only $2.

The fried chicken sandwich is something to make note of too. We’re not talking about the overly greasy offering from Shake Shack – this is a perfectly breaded, thin chicken cutlet, coated in buffalo sauce and served on a toasted brioche bun with “kale slaw”, chili oil, and spicy pickles. Talk about revolutionizing the kale-game.

Festivities:
Good views come in abundance here. From the people, to the porcelain tile flooring, to the reclaimed wooden interiors and exposed brick, all the way to an old fashioned desk/typewriter that is smack dab in the middle of the restaurant. After you’ve taken in the environment, peruse an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail menu. If you’re a night owl, you can be accommodated with your degeneracy all the way up until 4am.

The Penrose = #noBSfood + #noBSdrinks