1135 N. Highland St.
Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington
Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 2:30. Open for dinner Monday through Sunday 5 to 10.
Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
spinach-and-potato fritters; tandoori chicken wings; five-spice Bengali shrimp; crabcakes; chicken curry; bhuna bhartha; tandoor breads.
Appetizers $3 to $6.75, entrées $8.50 to $19.50.
Why go: This pomegranate-red Indian dining room excels at kormas and curries and isn’t shy about spice.
What to get: Potato-filled samosas draped in mint chutney and tamarind; chicken wings cooked in the tandoor; pakoras (fritters of spinach, potato, and onion); Bengali-style curry with shrimp; saag paneer, a nice break from the other stews’ heat; chicken in pistachio sauce.
Best for: Diners looking for low-key style but a sure hand in the kitchen; a relaxed but still romantic date.
Insider tip: A generous Saturday lunch buffet, $9.95 a person, lets you sample across the menu.
Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for dinner.
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