Pennyroyal Station debuted in Maryland’s Mount Rainier neighborhood in 2020, and it’s a colorful addition that’s quickly become a community gathering place. Housed in a 1900s-era First Bank, chef Jesse Miller covers lunch, happy hour, and dinner with menus that are sure to please.
The deal: This come-as-you-are, laid-back atmosphere offers one of the most flexible Restaurant Week experiences, as nearly all of the dishes come off of the regular menu. Pennyroyal Station is offering a dine-in lunch for $25 and dinner for $40, as well as Restaurant Week To-Go options. A popular pick at lunch is the PLT, a pimento cheese sandwich with fried green tomatoes that’s a riff on the classic BLT. For dinner, try the deconstructed vegan pot pie. Whether you’re vegan or not, it’s a savory and hearty offering with smoked maitake mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, and edamame, served in a mother sauce of cashew cream.
How to book: Reservations and to-go orders are accepted via website.
In 2016, Erin Edwards, former co-owner of DC's beloved Bar Pilar, was house-hunting in Mount Rainier, Maryland, when she instead found the space for her second restaurant, Pennyroyal Station. After numerous delays, Pennyroyal opened in late 2020, and has been delighting diners with its casual and seasonal comfort food ever since.
How to support: Make a reservation or takeout