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The Rookery

425 Troutman St., Brooklyn, NY 11237 40.707403 -73.922411
nr. St. Nicholas Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-483-8048 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

therookerybar.com

Hours

Daily, 2pm–4am (Kitchen daily, 5pm–12am)

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Jefferson St.

Prices

$8–11

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Dining

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

The Rookery is a modern British pub with a West Indian–influenced menu, all packed into an industrial warehouse space. The horseshoe bar acts as its centerpiece, and the decor is accented by blues and greens and a floral-papered wall. Owner Jamie Schmitz’s British heritage is evident in the Scotch cocktails and Pimm’s cup, as well as the delicious Scotch egg, wrapped in sausage and a panko breading. Bland shepherd’s pie gets a needed kick from the infused curried goat and the oxtail ragu – it’s like a spicy sloppy Joe. While the samosa burger is overwhelmingly starchy, the smaller bar snacks are all excellent: rich mac ‘n’ cheese, flavorful Brussels sprouts with optional rashers (bacon), creamy baked spinach and Gruyère, and thick potato-wedge “chips.” Things pick up at night, when neighborhood residents gather to enjoy beer and a D.J.

Recommended Dishes

Scotch egg, $8; Brussels sprouts, $5

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