What’s with tuesdays?
We will dedicate every Tuesday to research & development of new recipes, and beginning April 2, we want our guests to get in on the fun. On Tuesday nights only, we’ll feature a preset 4-course menu of our latest dishes in active development for $35. (For those counting, that’s nearly 50% less than our regular menu.)
Please note: on Tuesday, we will not offer our full menu. These special Tuesday menus will be preset, and unpredictable even in the hours leading up to service, which means no modifications or substitutions, and we may not be able to accommodate allergies or dietary restrictions.
so what’s the format?
The format is a hybrid of shared plates and a tasting menu. Each guest selects four courses, and each course is presented shared to the table. This format unites the progression and thrill of a tasting menu with the variety and flexibility of shared plates.
If you’d like to join for a quick bite and a couple cocktails, you may order à la carte at the bar. And while our dining format emphasizes sharing, we do not have communal tables.
What if I’m vegetarian?
Pescetarians and vegetarians are welcome! In fact, much of our menu is designed to be vegetarian- and pescetarian-friendly without modifications. Courses are still served shared at the table, so vegetarians and omnivores may still dine together and enjoy the R&O experience.
What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?
Most allergies or dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice, so let us know when you book your table. Please let us know at least 2 days before your reservation. We cannot accommodate all requests without advance notice.
I don’t want to share…
While we encourage sharing, you may elect not to and simply enjoy a 4-course meal of your choosing. #youdoyou
Do you have a full bar?
Our bar is an extension of the kitchen, so we do not have a traditional full bar, but our offerings are designed to pair with the current food menu.
What about parking?
Street parking is available, but it is limited. #cityliving We recommend allowing for extra time to park or using ride-sharing services.
what was with those pop ups?
We hosted pop ups to launch our concept. Through that experience, we made tweaks and adjustments (e.g. transitioned away from communal tables) and positioned ourselves to take the next step: opening a full-time, brick-and-mortar restaurant which opened February 7, 2019.
What's with the name?
Co-founders Carey and Yuan Tang have largely opposite work schedules. Carey (the Rooster) works during the day, while Yuan (the Owl) works at night, but they always come together over food. That idea inspired the name Rooster & Owl, where guests could come together and share exciting food in a comfortable, approachable atmosphere. Plus we love bird-themed puns... #flocktogether #fowllanguage #whatahoot
I want to bring a lot of friends!
We can accommodate parties larger than 4 on Wednesdays & Thursdays. To book a table for 5-10 guests in our semi-private dining area, give us a ring at 202-813-8376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Food & beverage minimums may apply!)
For parties larger than 10 guests, we offer full buyout options. To learn more, contact Carey Tang at email@example.com. (Food & beverage minimums apply!)
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!