Heritage India - Glover Park
Standout curries and tandoori specialties.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 17, 2006
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Heritage India - Glover Park
Address: 2400 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-333-3120
Neighborhood: Glover Park, Georgetown
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian
Opening Hours: Open daily for lunch 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Sunday through Thursday, dinner 5:30 PM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Bhel puri; eggplant in sesame-cashew sauce; black lentils with cream and butter; yakhani gosht, a Kashmiri lamb stew with yogurt and saffron; prawns in green-pepper sauce; sag paneer; flatbreads.
Price Details: Lunch specials, $7.95 to $12.95. Dinner appetizers, $4.50 to $10.50; entrees, $9.95 to $23.95.
Special Features:
Delivery, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene:
Food Specials

From January 2006 100 Very Best Restaurants

THE SCENE. Lovers of complex Indian cooking gather at this elegant second-floor aerie with its burnt-orange walls, vivid textiles, carved wood benches, and a photo gallery of bygone Indian princes for some of the best Indian food in the city.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE. Dishes that warm the palate rather than singe it--though when appropriate, as in the fiery vindaloo, the kitchen isn't spice-shy. Stylish touches--shiny copper bowls and a ceramic mini-tandoor brought to the table--make you feel like a Raj.

WHAT YOU WON'T. A waitstaff whose mantra often seems to be: The customer is seldom right.

BEST DISHES. Beautifully fried vegetable fritters; smoky, juicy tandoori chicken and quail; dum ka murgh, a curry of chicken marinated in sesame and poppy seeds; creamy spinach and corn; lacha paratha, a layered bread glossy with butter; and kurkuri bhindi, crisp rounds of okra tossed with onions and mango powder.

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