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About Penumbra Restaurant & Wine Bar

Penumbra Wine Bar in Chicago's Logan Square, introduces a unique twist of Latin inspired steak and seafood dishes.

3309 West Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Latin American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm -10:00 pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Spaulding

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 772-2343

Website:
http://www.penumbrawinebar.com/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Penumbra Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for a Date (7)
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Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Business Meals (1)
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Luv this place , you gotta try prime rib and cocconut mojitos...the best , just talking about it makes me wanna go back and eat again

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This may be one of the worst restaurants we have ever been to in Chicago. Cheese plate starter; four cheeses, all pretty much tasteless. I had the worst ribeye ever, my wife had the most fishy salmon that she could not even finish. On a positive note our server was amazing. Great service but very lousy food. When in food heaven like Chicago just about any place is better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I really liked the quality of the food. Tried two of the steak plates and was impressed with the flavor and spices! Scallops were very good, but one of the 5 was a little overcooked, but otherwise the combination of flavors on them were great. Also good to try their cocktails

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our first time here, thought we’d try something new and were pleasantly surprised. Had the jalapeño shrimp appetizer and it was great, just the right amount of kick. I had the ribeye and my date had the flank steak and we shared a little of both as they were both delicious. The salad was a nice combo of fruit, greens and veggies with a light citrus dressing. Very happy with the food and the ambiance was very elegant and relaxing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

My husband and I went with a friend of ours to check it out. It's a little Misleading up front if you come during the week especially because the front has a bar and a few seats but most of the seating is in the back so when you 1st walk in, in you might think it is not very crowded .I believe on the weekends they are slammed with people but during the week when it is not as busy can't you might get that impression. when you get in the back ,that's where all the seating is. It is a lot of fabric and couches and is very kind of pretty and romantic .It is definitely great for a date and you feel like you've discovered something in the neighborhood that you normally would not find. The food was decent and good and our server was very very attentive and did a great job. The owner definitely worked the floor and was a very nice .The couches are set in sort of private little areas with curtains and it's very romantic but also could be really fun for groups having caught tales. I guess my only complaint was it closes at 10 during the week and 11 on the weekends. I would definitely like to go back with a friend or by myself, and see how it feels to sit at the bar and have drinks or snacks. The night we were there it felt like it was basically all couples. But for a wine person like myself would be great to go get a glass of wine at the bar after work, etc. It is a great addition to the dining scene in Logan in that it's more romantic than hipster.You can feel that is owned by a person , not a group or corporation. The food was decent the price point was good and even though I didn't know a lot of the wines on the list the one we had was excellent for the price. I would definitely go back

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A pleasant Logan Square surprise that does a nice job at their price point. Some interesting cocktails and a reasonable wine list. The decorating is a plus.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Loved it, the whole experience was comfortable and unique. The food was great and worth the price and the service was awesome

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We love this place. Only negative was when the waitress forgot to ask us if we wanted more wine with the steak.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We are so happy we discovered this incredibly charming and inviting restaurant. Don't be fooled when you see the bar area -- there's more to this place and not just in terms of decor. All of the food is out-of-this-world good, and the service is friendly, warm and welcoming. Thank you to Salvador, Rita and our very skilled bartender! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and our dinner. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Sebastian was an amazing server - very knowledgeable and polite. made the experience that much better

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our service was great, and the ambiance was wonderful and romantic. My wine (malbec) was delicious, as was our dessert (flan). I was really disappointed in the quality of the cuts of our steaks, both of which were over seasoned within an inch of their lives. I would definitely go back for wine and dessert, but I would pass on dinner.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

One of the nicest dinners we've had in a long time — and we DO eat out adventurously and somewhat frequently. Service was attentive and warm, food was amazing and portions were perfectly sized, cocktails were exceptionally good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Nice menu, good food, pleasant server not large portions, needed a little filler when I got home

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Wow, awesome and reasonably priced. We split the Latin lobster and steak, outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Amazing service and food. Owner was very nice and made sure we enjoyed our meal. Food was creative and unique, and everything was phenomenal. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Best steak I have had in Chicago. Lighting is romantic

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I will definitely go back for dinner or just a wine tasting, our server Salvador and his mother Rita are two of the nicest owners, great place, food, and vibe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was an absolutely perfect meal! Don't miss the lobster or rum raisin ice cream.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

What a gem. Warm and genuine service (thank you Sebastian). Small but balanced menu choices. Same for interesting wine list. Every bite was flavorful and skillful balance. On top of that the ambience is incredibly quiet and enjoyable.
Family run and we were lucky to find it. Going back soon!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Surprising find in Logan Square. Great ambience. Both shrimp and salmon entrees were outstanding. Great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great service, good food, very affordable wine list and pre-dinner cocktail specials. The owner is wonderful. This is a great place, and I hope it is successful.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Everything about our dinner was outstanding. The service was perfect, knowledgeable while also being unobtrusive. The moment we walked in the door we were greeted warmly and that warmth permeated the entire night. While I'm not looking for attention in a restaurant by the owner, maitre'd, or anyone, this was real and felt good. The food was excellent. Everything we had was perfectly prepared and presented. There are good options for meat, fish and salads without having a menu that is overwhelming.
I can't say enough about this restaurant and will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great! Well priced and delicious

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Fantastic place... kind of a surprise, but the place and food are fantastic!
The service was also great... I'm going to be going back for sure!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Great private spot for a date. Excellent service, and the food was amazing (shrimp app, steak, and salmon all cooked perfectly with great sides) and reasonably priced. Drinks were strong. Great spot all around

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Absolutely magical experience and delicious meal. Everyone was delightful and we felt so well cared for. Can't recommend it highly enough!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2017

While visiting Chicago this past weekend for my boyfriend's birthday I booked Penumbra because it had excellent reviews and we could get a decent steak dinner for a lot less than some other spots would charge. We were in love from start to finish. The owner personally delivered food to our table and checked in with us several times. The host and our waiter were attentive to drinks and such as well. We had drinks, an appetizer, two steak dinners (absolutely delicious!) and our bill was less than $90. Highly, highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The experience dining here was amazing, the service and attention that was given during the meal was exceptional. Can't wait to go back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This was a great restaurant find! It has a large wine bar in front and a romantic restaurant in the back. The food and service were both excellent. I will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Great place, delicious wine and food. The waiter was perfect and made great suggestions. Went there for a date. My girlfriend really liked the place too. Would come back and recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 11, 2017

This was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Staff was warm and welcoming and attentive to our needs without being invasive. The food was fantastic. We obviously enjoyed our evening and would highly recommend this restraunt.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 17, 2017

I've been here many times and can't say enough good things about it. From the moment you walk in the door it's a wonderful experience. The staff and owner are friendly, the wine infused cocktails are fab, the shrimp is delicious, the desserts perfectly sized and balanced, and the atmosphere great for intimate or large scale of which I've done both. A gem. Highly recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Great price value...and great food with attentive service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great atmosphere with wonderful food and service. Would return in a minute

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great restaurant BUT horrible odor! They must have some sort of plug INS or autoinsences and it overpowered the restaurant and it was a huge distraction and it smelled very offensive. Otherwise great food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We love this restaurant. The restaurant is nicely decorated, warm and relaxing. All menu choices that we had were superb in both presentation and taste. We shared the ceviche and crab cakes for appetizers, and the Creole Jalapeno shrimp main course was delicious. We shared a warm chocolate cake for dessert- also yummy! The servers and service was nice, not rushed, and it was quiet enough that we could have a nice conversation during dinner. We will definitely return!

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Fantastic food and great service my only concern was the detergent smell in entering. It was such a turn off at the start... but as the food was coming so good we forgot. It would be great if owner fix that

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great atmosphere. Flavorful food. Would definitely come back again!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Thanks for the special birthday accommodations. Sebastian was kind and helpful throughout the meal!

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