Place was fantastic, in all sense of the word. Will 100% be back.
I eat at Pen & Quill frequently and I've never been disappointed. It has a a menu that should accommodate all tastes and budgets. The service and food are always excellent. Great place to go before or after a film at the Charles.
Amazing, innovative food! I really enjoyed dinner there.
Great meal.. fresh.. great service enjoyed green gazpacho and tuna nachos and oysters. Patrick Myers great chef. We went Friday night 7 so definitely some loudness but sitting next to the person you are with at table or bar would easily solve that problem if you are middle aged;)
Enjoyed the lively atmosphere, the attentive service and the menu choices. A group of mixed eaters could all find something to enjoy.
My complements to the chef. The seasoning of the fish was gentle and added to the natural flavor of the species. The skin on for the rockfish provided confidence that the fish was authentic.
The salted caramel vanilla ice cream brownie was...stupid good.
So good. We will be back again.
Large group going to Lyric for 8pm show wanted a place to grab a lite meal and drinks prior. Chose Pen and Quill because of close proximity to both the theater and parking. Several of our party ran into delays requiring staff to accommodate a smaller group. Staff handled change quickly and reconfigured our tables with professional ease. 30 minute later the stragglers showed requiring the staff to again reconfigure our tables. This was all done with smiles and many "No problem at all"s. Great staff. Oh and the food was excellent as well. A bit more inventive then I usually go for but after my first bite my skepticism melted away. For a place that I selected solely on location I can only say good things. Could not have enjoyed myself more. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody who enjoys decent eats with top shelf service.
The steak was great. Really tender and spiced just right.
Liked the ginger lemonade as well.
We expected more from P&Q. Foods (Prime Rib sandwiches, chicken flatbread, calamari) were tasty but not spectacular. Cocktails need to be rethought. The special basil vodka with chilies was all chili and one could not taste the other flavors in the drink. Same for the rum with ginger beer...ginger overpowered the rum.
Great service! The waitress checked on us a lot (maaaaybe too much sometimes) and our food came out quickly and was delicious. Nice atmosphere, ambient lighting, clean restrooms. A great restaurant for a date.
Great food with great, prompt service
The food was great and they developed several creative drinks.
I absolutely loved the round table for our group of eight!! First time in years we could all hear each other and everyone could join in the conversation. Food and service were great too. We'll be back.
Been meaning to come here for a while and finally tried it out. Was quite impressed - very good food and service, wonderful ambiance and convenient to The Charles Theater and Penn Station. We'll be back for dinner and a movie soon.
Excellent burgers and fries. I also had a bite of the fish sandwich. Very tasty.
A good place to get something to eat before or after a movie at the Charles.
I thought there were a lot of good options for food, but the draft beer selection wasn't that great if you're not into IPA. However, that forced me to try the Eastciders Orange Cider and that was pretty good, so I shouldn't complain. I had the Cubano, which was delicious. Probably a little too pricey for my taste and what it was. The server was a little low key and inattentive, which, considering it was not busy, was kind of odd. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't somewhere I feel I need to visit again, except maybe to grab a beer at Happy Hour or something if I am back down that way for another improv show.
Great meal and right next to the Charles Theater for a good date night
Great dinner at Pen and Quill. Took our two well-behaved kids (5 and 6) at 6:45 and it was great. Laid-back, lots of comfort food and unpretentious. And cheap parking across the street - 3$!
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We went to Pen & Quill prior to a show at the Lyric. It was our first time...and we will definitely be back. The food was great (superb fried oysters were a huge hit) and the drinks were wonderful. The waitress was attentive but not intrusive. We want to try again when we have more time to spend. Highly recommend.
This restaurant is next door to a movie theatre, so it's very easy to run in there to have something to eat after a movie
Always delicious here. The wings flavor of the week NEVER disappoints- this week was honey mustard. Got a variety of dishes including the disco fries, wings flavor of the week, tuna nachos, Cobb salad w/grilled chicken, calamari, and mushroom flatbread. Everything was great!
Went here to celebrate a birthday with my husband. Had lots of small plates. Each was wonderful. Loved the atmosphere.
The food was good. Atmosphere was very friendly. I'd definitely come back.
Everything great cept the bread pudding was over cooked. Excellent experience.
We’ve been to Pen and Quill many times. We always feel at home there. Our most recent visit was a birthday celebration. The oysters were great, drinks and wines were excellent, and all of our burgers (4 at different temperature) were cooked to perfection!
Really cool spot with unique and delicious meals choices. Great small plates options to share!
Great service and food. One of those places where you can dress up or wear jeans and fit in fine.
The tuna crudo "nachos" were awesome!
We love this place. My husband wants to come every year for his birthday, and we had a wonderful time again this year. Great seasonal dishes, and great ambiance.
We ordered the cheese selection, a cuban, and a fried chicken sandwich. The food is really good. They have a very large wine list. They have a nice selection of craft beers. The space is very open and spread out, which is great. The restaurant was very dimly lit, which was the only drawback of the place.
Was good. Got there early and had a beer and watched the Georgia-Auburn game. Georgia was undefeated at that point but Auburn stuck it pretty good that night. It was like 30-10 when I got up. Then my date got there and we sat down and had a great dinner together. 10/10 would do again.
Great ambiance at Pen & Quill. There are some cozy couches and booths. The noise level is nice. Not too loud but not that everyone is listening to your conversation. Tuna Nachos were delicious!
Damn fine vittles good eats yum would eat again aaaaaaah
Service very attentive, without being overbearing. Food was excellent-portion size perfect, cooked to specifications, seasoned perfectly. Cost was reasonable for what we received. Only issue-much too loud to carry on a sustained conversations. Would recommend highly.
Have been here 3 times recently. Took some friends there Friday after seeing a movie and we were very disappointed. It was extremely noisy. We could not hear our friends or each other. The food was good but the noise ruined the entire evening. I cannot in good conscience recommend this place to anyone!
Went on a Monday and took advantage of their sandwich and suds special which included a free draft beer with a sandwich. The food was delicious and they had a decent beer selection. It was my sisters bday for which they have her a delicious free dessert. Our server was great and very helpful. We are will definitely be back.
My husband and I got together with some friends we had not seen in a while Saturday evening (9/30) and suggested this place as we had a great time there during Restaurant Week. There had been a medical incident shortly before we arrived (hostess said not 2 minutes had lapsed), as well as short kitchen staff. I have a few years of food service experience and know what kind of pressure either could put on staff, let alone both. Despite the circumstances, the staff was incredibly graceful and professional handling the issue and emergency personnel arrive very quickly. Our food arrived in a very timely manner (I would not have suspected a kitchen issue had our excellent waitress not given a heads up) and was perfectly prepared. What could have been absolute chaos was impeccably handled by everyone working there, and they were still incredibly warm and attentive. The food is amazing of course (try the green gazpacho and fried green tomato sandwich!), and you can get a perfect old fashioned, but what really makes this foodie haven special is the employees.