Sneak Peek: Rasika West End

The aloo mattar tikki is a spiced potato cake filled with green peas and date-tamarind chutney. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Hariyali paneer: Indian cottage cheese, made in house, served alongside mint, cilantro, green chili, and grilled peppers and onions. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Coconut, raw mango, and fenugreek flavor the Alleppey shrimp curry. Photograph by Jeff Martin

The restaurant’s duck moilee is perked up with ginger, green chilies, and coconut milk. Photograph by Jeff Martin

Booths look out onto M Street, while more private spaces include the library and the subterranean chef’s table just off the kitchen. Photograph by Jeff Martin

An elevated library room in the back of the restaurant transforms a would-be Siberia into a prime spot with views over the dining room Photograph by Jeff Martin

You don’t have to use library-level whispers, but Rasika West End should be notably quieter than the Penn Quarter location, thanks to carpeting and sound-catching surfaces. Photograph by Jeff Martin

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