2519 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20037


Neighborhood: Foggy Bottom/West End, Downtown

Cuisines: Southern, American, Cajun/Creole

Opening Hours:
Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
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

Price Details:
Starters $4.95 to $11.95, entrées $17.95 to $23.95.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

New & Noteworthy: Bayou

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.