- Put your name down! They will hold a table for you.
- Offer to sit at the bar and you have a good chance of eating sooner.
- Nutella French toast
- $15 brunch special includes entree + cocktail
Food: Classic brunch food and drink, with a couple of seasonal specialties (try the apple cider mimosa!). The Nutella French toast is the classic dish and a common favorite - rightfully so. But I have never been disappointed at Penelope with the egg sandwiches, omelets, and sweets.
Atmosphere: While cute and cozy, the interior somehow reminds me of the dining hall at camp. Maybe it is the open space layout of tables in a row, or the wooden flooring, but it adds a little something to the ambiance of the meal. The service can be a bit slow, as the restaurant is constantly packed, but otherwise the atmosphere is pleasant and perfect for brunchtime.
Penelope: 159 Lexington Avenue at 30th street, 212.481.3800
Saturday & Sunday brunch: 8:00AM to 4:00PM