Restaurant: Colonel Brooks' Tavern
Total Rating: 3.3
Food: 3, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 3
Summary: Colonel Brooks' is a relaxing place to grab traditional pub fare and a calmer place for the Catholic University students to grab a beer. Apparently, the place hardly rests from 8 to 11 on Tuesdays when it serves up some of the best Dixieland jazz in the District. Since the tavern charges no cover, you can spend your savings sampling the slightly Southern dishes on the menu. These include burgers, a few steak and chicken dishes and hot sandwiches. Closest Metro is Brookland-CUA.
Keith and I ventured to the area of his alma mater one rainy Veteran's Day to tour the nearby monastary. Craving some warm food afterwards, we stopped into Colonel Brooks' and were seated right away upstairs. Our server was very friendly and could tell we were first timers. After Keith asked for a refill on his soda, she kindly brought over a second drink with an explanation that refills are only on coffee but she would offer this to us on the house since we did not know. I thought that was a nice gesture. The food came out fairly quick and typical quality for the average bar/tavern. My fish was cooked well, but I was not to crazy about the fries. I tried some of Keith's coleslaw and it was very tasty - with extra dill. All in all, a decent casual place to grab some food when in the Brookland area.
What I ate:
Fish and Chips
Two pieces of haddock breaded and fried.
Served with tartar sauce and french fries
Plus Keith ate:
Sliced corned beef, with saurkraut and Russian Dressing
Served with coleslaw
with smoked bacon aioli