Pennyville Station is now open to the public in downtown Park Ridge at 112 Main Street. The family-owned restaurant, coined after the town’s original “Pennyville” name, is a from-scratch kitchen offering farm-to-table cuisine focused on the Midwest. The restaurant is located adjacent to the Park Ridge train station.
“We are so happy to be open in downtown Park Ridge where the neighborhood’s identity truly aligns with what we are all about: Sharing good food and good drinks, with good people,” says Owner and Park Ridge native Tony Antonacci. “I’ve been working in restaurants with my family for decades. Opening my own place has always been a goal, and I couldn’t be prouder to have done it in my hometown where the restaurant scene continues to grow and flourish.”
Pennyville Station features a farm-to-table menu of New American, from-scratch preparations that focuses on roasted meats, fish, and veggie-centric dishes. Hand-crafted touches such as house-pickled vegetables and house-cured bacon are peppered throughout a dinner menu. Opening menu items include Chilean Seabass with Grilled Eggplant and Grilled Cherry Tomatoes in a Lemon Butter Sauce, Slow-Roasted Jalepeno Chicken, Wagyu Burger with Fried Egg and Bacon Jam, Gnocchi with Roasted Squash and Goat Cheese in a Sage Butter Sauce. Desserts come in the form of Coconut Cream Pie, Hot Brownie a la Mode and more.
The beverage program will provide a variety of wine, beer, and craft cocktails. A wine list offers pairings and a selection of varietals, while a spectrum of beer styles will be offered from local, regional, and national brewhouses. Craft cocktails from the opening menu will include libations such as the Hot Pepper Paloma, Strawberry Fields Margarita, and Frosé.