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Heritage India - Glover Park

2400 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007

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

Website: http://www.heritageindiausa.com/index1.htm

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

100 Best Restaurants 2010: Heritage India

No. 91: Heritage India

Cuisine: Opulent Indian. The curries are lush, the flatbreads are hot and flaky, and dishes seldom seen at quick-serve joints that gloss over the subtlety and variety of this complex cooking find their way into the mix.

Mood: With carved wooden screens, British Colonial furnishings, and vintage sepia photos of Indian princes, the main dining room channels the days of the Raj.

Best for: A communal meal with a group, the better to order widely and experience the myriad styles of Indian cooking; a romantic dinner; a vegetarian meal full of conviction.

Best dishes: Bhel puri, an Indian-style salad with puffed rice, chickpea vermicelli, cilantro, shallots, and sweet-and-sour chutney; eggplant in a velvety sesame-cashew sauce; black lentils elevated to star status with cream and butter; yakhani gosht, a Kashmiri lamb stew with yogurt and saffron; prawns in green-pepper sauce; a ginger-shot sag paneer, the classic cheese-and-spinach dish; first-rate flatbreads.

Insider tips: While service is friendlier than in the past, the restaurant sometimes seems short-staffed, a situation that’s underscored when it’s crowded. Ask for a table in the dining room overlooking Wisconsin Avenue, preferably by the window.

Service: •½

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Moderate.

 

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