Platters of charcuterie and/or cheese with constantly rotating selections are worthy shared starters for groups looking to nibble a little before the main courses arrive.
The beer list includes several fruit-laced brews, including Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale and Stiegl Lemon Radler.
Good to Know
Any draft beer can be made into a shandy with your choice of Fentiman’s lemonade, ginger ale or Gosling's ginger beer.
The restaurant is well positioned as a pre-concert pit stop for those heading on to the 9:30 Club, Howard Theatre or U Street Music Hall.
Indian specialties offer vegetarians deeply flavorful choices here, while pescatarians can content themselves with beer battered fish and chips, wild rockfish, prawn curry and more.
Malai Kufta Tiffin
Curried Cauliflower Samosas
What to Drink
Mind the Gap
The Brixton is a tri-level English inspired Pub and Restaurant located at the corner of 9th and U Streets in the historic U Street Corridor, and is the latest creation of the team behind Marvin and Chez Billy. Here patrons have the choice of a bar-restaurant main on the floor, a second story lounge and a roof deck. The ground level dining room is dark and moody with portraits of boxers, cricketers, and louche Fleet Street mavens adorning one wall.
The menu mixes British stalwarts with Indian favorites. English accented offerings include house-made bangers (which come on potato gratin rather than the standard mash), fish ‘n’ chips and shepherd’s pie. Top billing goes to the succulent burger draped with Bibb lettuce, then crowned with cheddar, pickles and onion marrow spread (get it bullseyed with a sunny side up egg).
Sub-continental flair comes courtesy of a trio of crescent shaped samosas stuffed with creamy curried cauliflower sitting in a sticky switchback of tamarind sauce that adds a pleasantly tart touch. Three tiered tiffin includes vegetarian meatballs, aromatic rice, and a curried tomato sauce – all best enjoyed when spooned together into the triangular slices of naan bread striped with grill marks.
Both culinary traditions are well complemented by a respectable beer selection and some choice cocktails. Our favorite was the honeyed Riot Sling, tarted up with a squeeze of fresh lemon. And whether you say “cheers” or “tulleeho” when you make a toast here, it’s all good either way.
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