Dining at Penrose Diner - Not Exactly What We Expected

Penrose Diner
2016 Penrose Avenue Philadelphia, PA19145

Will and I revisited the Penrose Diner during our weekend trip to Philadelphia, because the first time we liked it so much that we decided to visit it again. However, it wasn't quite what I had anticipated it to be.

The diner is cozy and looks just like any typical diner. The diner is spacious and very comfortable to dine in.

We were greeted by the host and she brought us to our table. Our waitress wasn't friendly nor did she look particular happy. We ordered two entrees that both came with salad, soup, and a bread basket.

Bread Basket
Chicken Noodle Soup
Will had the chicken noodle soup. It didn't look too appealing or tasty at all.

Garden Salad
I didn't want a soup, so I got the garden salad instead and they really doubled up on the dressing. It was refreshing, light, and I enjoyed it.

Chicken Marsala
I ordered the Chicken Marsala over rice. It looked appealing at first, but as I was taking a couple of bites I wasn't pleased with this dish at all. The chicken and mushrooms were yummy and had a small hint of Marsala in it.

I wasn't pleased with this dish because it was just too much sauce and the sauce was overpowering and just way too salty. It became too much that I couldn't finish the entire dish. It literally tasted like I was eating a take out dish.

Chicken Francese
Will ordered the Chicken Francese and it sure looked a lot better than my dish. I actually liked his dish a lot more. It was just the right amount of everything. The chicken was moist and delicious. I was a little jealous that his dish actually tasted a lot better than mine.

I wasn't very happy with our experience at Penrose Diner at this time around. The food was a bit of a letdown. I don't think we'll be returning any time soon.


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