Indique Heights

2 Wisconsin Cir.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815


Neighborhood: Tenleytown/Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase

Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Tapas/Small Plates, Indian

Opening Hours:
Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday noon to 3 PM. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM; Friday and Saturday 5:30 PM to 11 PM.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Friendship Heights

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Recommended


Best Dishes:
Vegetable samosa chaat with tomatoey chickpeas; crab tikki; cayenne-rubbed tilapia with lemony rice; Malabar shrimp curry; chicken chettinad; shreekand brûlée.

Price Details:
Starters, $8 to $9; entrées, $15 to $20. Weekday lunch buffet is $10.95.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

Scene: Outdoor Seating

Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4:30 pM to 7 PM, discounts on select drinks and appetizers.

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

100 Best Restaurants 2008: Indique Heights

No. 86: Indique Heights

Cuisine: The original Cleveland Park Indique seems to have lost its kitchen mojo—or maybe it’s been transferred to this sister dining room, where the tandoori meats are both tender and assertive, the takes on regional Indian street food are inspired, and the cocktails are cool.

Mood: Inside, you’re never aware that this Friendship Heights hideaway is located above a bus depot. It’s one of the prettiest Indian spots around, its intimate dining rooms dolled up with jewel-tone silks, carved lattices, even a gurgling aquamarine-lit fountain.

Best for: Diners who adore the variety and complexity of Indian cooking but not the unrelenting heat.

Best dishes: Papri chaat, potatoes and chickpeas covered with a swirl of yogurt, and cilantro and tamarind chutneys; chicken kathi rolls; Syrian-style lamb with lemon rice; vegetable dosa with a palette of chutneys; tandoori salmon; samosas; chicken chettinad; baby eggplants stewed with sesame and cashews; malai kofta; breads such as nan and Ceylon-style layered paratha; trio of rice puddings; gulab jamun.

Insider tips: The thali platters ($20 and $22) offer tastes of five curries. They’re generous, but we like to make our own sharable meal by ordering an appetizer of tandoori-cooked meat with several small plates, such as the fluffy dosas and tamarind-soaked bhel puri. The colorful bar is a great spot for snacks and drinks, and the wine list offers many selections by the glass and half pour.

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