Brookland's Finest Bar and Kitchen
Family-friendly spot with American food
American · Brookland/Catholic University · $$
This family-friendly, late-night American spot upgrades the dining scene in Brookland, starting with artisanal coffee and segueing into comfort fare like panini, pork chops and Maryland crab cakes, washed down with local beers and cocktails. The neo-rustic setting, with exposed-brick walls, industrial pipes and wood rafters, is complemented by an outdoor patio.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
location 3126 12th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20017, USA phone +1 202-636-0050 website directions Get Directions
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Outdoor seating
Zagat Mentions of Brookland's Finest Bar and Kitchen
Google Reviews
Cons: Describing this place as a "late-night establishment" is false advertisement. I guess if you consider 7pm to 10pm "late- night", then that description may apply to you. Seated outside, we were promptly forced to leave the premises at 10pm by the waiter even though the closing time is listed as 10:30pm. The waiter explained that it's due to a noise ordinance in the area that they must obey. Meanwhile, there's many other establishments in the same area literally a block away that stay open way later. I understand that other establishments may have different arrangements even if close-by, but your competitors will always win more patrons based on that fact alone. Whatever the case may be, if it's beyond your control or not, you should list your closing time more accurately than described online. The mixed drinks are severely watered down for being so highly priced. Pros: Very great location and atmosphere. Food was amazing. Polite, prompt and courteous service. Even though the server told us to leave earlier than the closing time listed, it was in the most polite way. Also, the waiter replaced my watered down drink with a more reasonable drink after I addressed the issue to him. Overall: For being my first experience, I'm slightly dissatisfied but only for good reason of wanting to stay longer. This establishment seems to be doing everything right besides having closing time conflicts and inaccuracies. I understand rules are rules, but it puts a damper on the full experience when you are prompted by the staff to leave earlier than listed. It almost feels like we did something wrong for being told to leave early and unexpectedly. If they can fix that issue along with lowering the high drink prices, then this place would be truly amazing. Advertising this place as a great daytime and early evening happy hour establishment would be more accurate. I hope this review helps future patrons and this establishment as well. Cheers.
Akeal VI · September 28, 2017
Loved the place with great drinks recommendation from the staff... Jim made the place feel like your local bar... going to try the food with seafood meal being recommended by a friend!
Adefemi Ogundoyin · October 6, 2017
It has a semi-classy feel to it. You could go in a suit and tie, but also jeans and t-shirt and both wouldn't feel out of place. The food is pretty top notch. There is uniqueness to most of the meals, that make a normal burger just a bit better. The quality of the food is high and the flavor is good. There burger tastes like a burger with a little extra flavor. I would recommend getting fries as an appetizer, they are quite scrumptious. The service was friendly and quick. There is a window that allows people to sit at the bar either outside or inside the establishment. We would definitely go back here. Visited May 2016
Matt Smith · June 14, 2017