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 2011: Indique Heights

Only the top 40 restaurants were ranked in 2011's Best Restaurants list.

In a perfect world, Indian street-food spots would be as plentiful here as burger joints. As it is, we can satisfy our cravings at this color-splashed Friendship Heights dining room.

There are familiar dishes—samosas with chickpeas, the tamarind-and-yogurt-swirled potato salad called papri chaat, and miniature dosas, tissue-thin crepes from Southern India. But beyond those mainstays are excellent Syrian-style lamb with coconut, and paani puri—crunchy one-bite puffs filled with tamarind water. Tandoori meats are done particularly well, and curries are assertively spiced.

While many Indian restaurants have skippable desserts, a trio of rice puddings, the pistachio-dotted custard called shreekand brûlée, and kulfi with orange are lovely here.

Also good: Kathi rolls, wraps of chicken and chutney; gingery seafood soup; shrimp varuval with lemon rice; chicken tikka makhani; Malabar shrimp curry; spicy chicken chettinad.

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Moderate.

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