Fodor's Expert Review Rasika
Adventurous wine lists, stellar service, inventive presentations that don't scrimp on the spice—this Indian kitchen would have been a local legend even without the romantic yet supersleek decor that drives date-night crowds to snap up reservations weeks in advance. The menu highlights unique tandooris and grills, from lamb to chicken, and überpopular vegetarian dishes such as the fried spinach leaves with sweet yogurt sauce called palak chaat. For an easier time getting a table, try the prix-fixe pretheater or lunch menu. For a less swanky but equally impressive experience, try chef Vikram Sunderam's sister restaurant across town.
633 D St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004, USA