Contemporary décor, fine china and an elegant ambiance abound in these upscale Indian restaurants in Washington D.C. Take a break from the usual and visit one of these chic and upscale Indian restaurants that offer an inexplicable dining experience to guests.
Upscale Indian Restaurants in Washington D.C.: Rasika Indian Restaurant
According to Rasika’s website, Esquire Magazine describes Rasika as “…not just the best Indian restaurant in America; it is also one of America’s best restaurants, period.” Acclaimed by local and national publications, Rasika transports you to a modern world of sheer elegance. Sophisticated paintings and sculptures adorn and embellish Rasika’s posh interiors. Guests have the choice to treat their gastronomical senses at several venues that include the bar and lounge, a private dining room, the main dining room, or along the open kitchen.
Award-winning chef Vikram Sunderam treats you to authentic Indian fare with a modern twist. To make the most of your dining experience, opt for the Chef recommended tasting menu, which features four course or six course meal options. Wine pairing is optional. Vegetarian options are also available. Menu items feature new and interesting culinary delights like the zucchini tikki, asparagus uttapum, mango shrimp, tandoori trout, avocado banana chat, lamb Bukhara, plantains kofta, dhansaak rice and Amritsari kulcha.
633 D St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Upscale Indian Restaurants in Washington D.C: Indique
“Dripping with style,” Zagat Survey aptly describes Indique located on Connecticut Avenue N.W. , just a block away from the Uptown Theatre. Signature bold colors, rich tableware and sophisticated décor adorn the two -story courtyard layout.
The menu is a distinct blend of North and South Indian dishes. Begin your meal with appetizers, called first takes that includes innovative dishes like the crab tikki and mussels. Barbecue, or tandoor delights include the nouveau Simla mirch Masala, (whole green pepper stuffed with seasoned cheese, potato, cashew nuts, raisins). Indique takes a detour from the usual South Indian dosas and idlis, and serves appam made with fermented and ground rice. Visitors with a spicy palate may opt for the lamb vindaloo and chicken chettinad.
Indique does not operate for lunch on weekdays. Lunch hours are Friday through Sunday from noon to 3pm. It opens at 5.30pm for dinners daily.
3512 Connecticut Ave NW
(between N Ordway St & N Porter St)
Washington DC 20008
Upscale Indian Restaurants in Washington D.C.: The Bombay Club
The Bombay Club beckons you to an old world charm of a gorgeous club setting with upscale imperial environs, live music and low lighting. Guests can enjoy meticulously prepared cuisine, award-winning wine list and soothing piano music, offered daily. The critically acclaimed restaurant offers a comfortable bar and lounge, private rooms and seasonal alfresco dining. Make the most of your dining experiences for special occasions and reserve a table overlooking the Lafayette Park. Simply gorgeous!
The Bombay Club serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Dinner is served from 5:30pm.
Bill of fare includes a wide array of regional cuisines and includes Mughlai, Parsi, Goan and coastal specialties. Notable dishes are Malabari shrimp, adrak lamb chops, lasooni chicken tikka, snapper pulusu, Tandoori salmon, and others. The restaurant’s full bar provides cocktails, domestic and international wines. For best value, opt for the thalis.
815 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington DC 20006