2519 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037
Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown
Cuisines: Southern, Cajun/Creole, American
Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Green-tomato-and-tuna tartare with Tabasco aïoli; crawfish-and-andouille “cheesecake”; fried green tomatoes with red-pepper aïoli, corn salsa, and goat cheese; St. Charles po’ boy with fried shrimp; blackened catfish with dirty rice, collards, and tomato
Starters $4.95 to $11.95, entrées $17.95 to $23.95.
Restaurateur Bo Blair (Surfside, Jetties, Smith Point) has turned his West End club, the Rookery, into this ode to New Orleans with such dishes as po’ boys, jambalaya, and shrimp and grits executed by Rusty Holman, the opening chef of the Zora Neale Hurston–inspired Eatonville.
This article appears in the April 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.