Library Tavern: A Taste of Persia

Library Tavern: A Taste of Persia

By CouncilMag.com

Library Tavern sits alongside residences off of Kennedy Street in northwest Washington, D.C. The colorful tables and chairs on the patio hint there’s something other than a home there. Inside, books are intertwined with bottles of alcohol behind the bar. There’s no wonder library is part of its name.

Library Tavern’s outside patio in the Brightwood Park neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C.

Library Tavern’s outside patio in the Brightwood Park neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C.

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A neighborhood tavern featuring Persian dishes and American classics

Yes, the menu has hamburger, chicken sandwich, crab cakes and ravioli for those wanting comfort food. However, Persian is the featured cuisine with kabobs, Kashke Bademjan, hummus and falafel.

In the mood for a cuisine you may not eat every day? Consider Salad Olivieh, a Persian style chicken potato salad with peas and pickles; Shirazi Salad with tomato, cucumber, red onion and mint in lemon olive oil; Kuku Sabzi, a fresh herb frittata; or Joojeh Kabob, a saffron and lemon marinated Cornish hen.

Open for dinner every day, Library Tavern has brunch on Sundays starting at 11 a.m. The brunch menu features primarily traditional brunch fare for the main course with starters that trend toward more Persian cuisine.

According to the website, “The Tavern was built for the community as a place to relax, eat, drink, and enjoy your neighbors, family and friends.” It’s just the place if you want to get cozy with a book or a beverage and be part of the Library Tavern community.

Library Tavern

5420 3rd St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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