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Posted by Anonymous on 04/15/2006
I am so glad to have Penelope in my neighborhood. The salads and sandwiches are creative, tasty, and a bargain. The pot pie is the ultimate comfort food and brunch is not to be missed. The only bad part is that (too many) other people love the brunch, too, so it is always packed. I wish that there were more funky spots like this in the area.
Posted by a girl on 02/07/2006
I've tried going for brunch but always give up as the wait is interminable, so last week I went on Sunday early evening and there was no one there. Our waitress could not have been sweeter or more helpful. On her recommendation I got the turkey meatball salad which was unbelievable! So, so good. And my friend is equally obsessed with their veggie burger salad - a veggie salad with protein is always a plus. Skip brunch time and head there any other time of the week for delicious food.
Posted by the 2 on 01/06/2006
When it comes to food, the portions are big and the food is great but keep in mind that the dishes are all very simple. The restaurant can be crowded at times but it's actually quite cozy, in fact.. you'll feel like you're eating in a little apartment. The only problem we had was that the service needed some work. We didnt get out drinks until our entrees came. Between 2 people, we ordered 4 dishes and 1 of them never showed up. Our waiter said no one knew what happened to it so they took it off of our tab but we were disappointed because we were mainly looking foward to that 1 dish.
Posted by emedaris on 12/12/2005
Went in at 8:15 am on Monday morning. Only a few patrons. Service was quick and thorough. Lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Seating not so comfortable, hard benches and small hard chairs, but I am pregnant and it's hard to get comfortable anyhow, Decent coffee, fresh-squeezed juice, and mushroom/swiss omelette was very nicely done. Fries were tasty, hot and crisp. Great blueberry muffin just out of the oven! Value was acceptable. Wish they had a child's menu (bill was $40 for 2 adults 1 small child). Then again, I didn't ask if they would *make* a smaller, cheaper dish for her... Will definitely go again. Probably tomorrow!
Posted by Monique on 11/16/2005
I'm eating the apple and warm brie sandwich righ now and it is sooooo good. This place is seriously my jam. I eat here at least once a week. The cupcakes are really yummy too.
Posted by ThomasJ on 10/11/2005
I've been living in New York for about three years now and let me tell you, it's great to find a place like Penelope where I can escape for a while. The decor is calming, the food is comforting, and, given the opportunity, their staff eagerly remembers a repeat customer... and sometimes even how you like your burger done up! I discovered the place about a year and a half ago and have gone in probably at least twice a week since. The prices, thankfully, match the feeling that you're in a small New England cafe (low enough to allow you to come back again and again). PS... Brunch is crazy busy but worth it for the cranberry mimosa and pumpkin waffles with cinnamon butter!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/05/2005
This place is overrated. It's always packed for brunch, not exactly sure why. I think it's a trendy spot to go to, so now it's like Murray Hill sheep flocking to pasture. The portions are small, the food is mediocre, and wait is long. Find another brunch spot because this place leaves much to be desired.