The other day I was working from home and decided to give Room 11's lunch a try. They started it a few months ago when their long-awaited expansion opened, and they serve lunch Monday-Saturday from 11:30am-5pm. They also serve breakfast and coffee the same days, from 8am to 11:30am, plus brunch on Sundays starting at the same time.
Lunch is only served in their expansion space, which has a few tables and bench seats, and it's less formal than dinner, you order at the bar. Their menu is fairly small and rotates regularly, and on this day they had three sandwiches, a salad, beef tartar and a couple of small bites, namely tater chaats (Indian snacks) and chicken pot pie croquettes. They usually have soup but today they were out.
I figured the chicken pot pie croquettes wouldn't be enough, so I ordered those and the lacinato kale salad, which includes persimmon, apple, bacon, and pecans. However, I didn't realize the prices, with the croquettes at $8 and the salad at $11, it was a pretty pricey lunch. I think one of those and a soup would have been more reasonable.
That said, both were pretty tasty, and I was a particular fan of the salad. I've never had persimmon in a salad before, and it was a lot sweeter than I thought. The corned beef tongue reuben with pickled mustard greens, swiss, apple-fennel sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye also sounded good, have to check that out next time. You can click the whole menu below.
While I paid more than I expected, that was partially my fault, and it was certainly a nice spot for lunch -- relaxed and quiet. They also serve pastries and coffee, including the munchies bar, which is a rice krispie treat with pretzel sticks and potato chips, which during dinner is $4.20 -- get it?
I'll have to go back and check out breakfast next! It sounds pretty tasty, including a build your own biscuit sandwich, french toast, and eggs with bacon, grits and toast.