- LSM Mar 18, 2002 09:25 PM
Has anyone eaten at the Colorado Kitchen? I believe it opened sometime last year. It is mentioned in this month's Food & Wine magazine, as a good place for brunch or breakfast, and I'm wondering if anyone has been there for a weekday breakfast. I'm always looking for good breakfast places in D.C.
There's a pretty good Washington Post review of the place. Apparently, the food is good, but the service is a little slow. I keep meaning to try their hamburger, but according to the review, "Too bad it's available only at lunch on Friday and at dinner on "Burger Nights" -- Thursdays and Sundays." Seems to me that if you have something good to offer, and it's popular, there's no excuse for this. Makes no sense, but I'll try and keep this in mind when I'm hungry for a burger for dinner on Thursday or Sunday.
Annies Steak House also is supposed to have a great burger, but they only serve it during really wierd hours.
As for the burgers being served on certain nights...there is an excuse for it. Small, intimate restaurants, such as Colorado Kitchen, operate differently than large or chain affiliated restaurants. Up front, why we do certain things certain ways may not make sense to you, but they do.
My challenge to you is to actually come in and try us out for yourself. Let me know who you are, and I'll be more than happy to show you how and why we operate the way we do.
I ate at the Colorado Kitchen last Wednesday with three friends and it was good. Two people got the roasted chicken and mashed potatoes, which was every thing it should be. The chicken was moist, the potatoes had lot's of butter and overall tasty. One person got the pork chop, which cooked perfectly and lightly seasoned. A very good choice. I ordered the meatloaf and was disappointed. It had a current sauce/gravy that was WAY to sweet. I have never had a sweet meatloaf before and don't think I want to again.
The desserts were a mixed bag. I got the best dessert, which was an apple cobble with a baked oats mix on top. The others got a warm/molten chocolate cake that was very average and a pineapple upside-down cake that was fairly dry.
Overall impression, I would go back if I was in the neighborhood. But I would not drive there specifically for it.