Inn at Brookeville Farms

$$$$ ($25-$34)
Traditional Maryland fare in a handsome dining room.
Mon-Thu: 11:30 am-3 pm
4:30-9 pm; Fri 11:30 am-3 pm
4:30-10 pm; Sat 4:30-10 pm; Sun 10:30 am-7 pm
(Montgomery County)

Editorial Review

About 3 1⁄2 miles down Georgia Avenue, this 1919 farmhouse opened as a restaurant in 2000, after a massive renovation that added banquet space and a commercial kitchen. The inn suffered from a revolving door of chefs until Paul E. Hajewski arrived about two years later. His New American menu is rooted firmly in traditional Maryland fare and emphasizes local ingredients, but it is never mundane country inn food. The dining rooms of the main house still bear the decorations from when it was used as a show house to raise money for the nearby Olney Theater. Comfortable Chippendale armchairs are pulled up to heavily clothed tables in rooms displaying handsome wooden floors. Fireplaces abound. It's a jewel worth seeking out.

--Nancy Lewis, The Guide, April 26, 2007