Spice Express Indian Bistro - Vermont Avenue
1025 Vermont Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Monday through Friday 11 to 3:30, closed Saturday and Sunday
Nearby Metro Stops: McPherson Square
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Chicken tikka masala; shrimp masala; eggplant stew; aloo gobhi; mango lassi.
Lunch special, Rice and Two Curries $6.99
Aloo gobhi, a less-than-fiery mixture of cauliflower and potatoes, is a pleaser, but saag paneer had neither the bright flavor of the spinach nor the silky texture of the cheese that makes the dish so appealing. To go with the curries there’s naan (plain $1.50, garlic $2.49), baked in the tandoor, and a refreshing, spice-soothing mango lassi ($2.99).
Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner.
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