Punjab Grill

4.7
833 reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Punjab Grill is a contemporary Indian restaurant that blends time-honored recipes handed down from generations of khansaamas (chefs) with exciting new gastronomic technique. Our team offers expertly crafted cocktails and an assortment of spectacular wines in our sumptuous yet inviting design, inspired by the lifestyle of the Maharajas who were patrons of the arts and fine craftsmanship. May your experience be a true reflection of the multicultural influences and heartfelt hospitality of the region and its rich regal heritage.

In addition to dine in experience, we offer take out and delivery from 11:30 - 8 PM Wednesday - Sunday. Find us on Grubhub, UberEats, Doordash, Tock or order directly from our website!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 833 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great! Amazing service ang ambience. This is not a place for little kids.

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Misty
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had brunch at Punjab Grill - loved the fusion on Indian and American cuisine! My favorite was Patiala Benedict!!!

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MarthaH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous service with exquisitely presented cocktails and dishes whose taste equaled the presentations. We were celebrating a birthday for which they provided a candle and a chocolate "happy birthday" sign atop the chocolate dessert. Very appreciated.

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MichaelM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You must be willing to go beyond your "comfort zone" and be willing to experiment with food textures and flavors to completely enjoy this dining experience. The wait staff will guide you through the menu. The sauces make each dish memorable. Just "go for it" as you won't be disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Good delightful!!!

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vipDoubleHoya
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Indian in lovely setting with fantastic service. Felt like a luxury dining experience in every way but at a nicer price point. Wish they offered tea/coffee at the end — forgot to ask for it myself — as we would’ve stayed longer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful decor, absolutely DELICIOUS food, and wonderful service! Will definitely return!!! Glad my dear friend recommended this spot.

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vipNadiaC
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A colleague recommended this restaurant. Excellent place from the decor, ambiance and food.
It is not a typical Indian restaurant I used to go, the menu has tuna tartare and scallops!
From start to finish I enjoyed the high quality of food, presentation and service.
Definitely a must try in DC!

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JonathanK
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service; wonderful food.

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vipVAFoodie
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing taste sensations! We had the lamb shank, butter chicken and sea bass! All delicious. The broccoli appetizer was a surprise! Great service from Nikola. We've eaten here several times and will return soon!

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AndreaM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was flavorful and well seasoned. We appreciate there are vegan options in the menu.

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ManjS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience the food and service was very good.

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Johanna
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant! Best Indian food I’ve had outside of India.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner! Delicious and tasty but not overwhelming spicy or overwhelming. Complex flavors, delicious dessert, wonderful service and presentation.
My favorite DC restaurant right now!

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VKuck
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, service, and ambiance. Little noisy but overall excellent restaurant.

HP
HarshP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience3

For pure vegetarian peoples there os not many options. Only 1//2 options for vegetarian food…

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DeeLisch
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food; superb service; welcoming environment; clean restrooms. If I could give it 7 stars or more, I would have. This is THE PLACE to eat near the White House .

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MaryW
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Punjab mule! Amazing! The food was creative and delicious! We had butter chicken and lamb with a mincemeat curry. I know. Mincemeat? Delish!!! Can't wait to go back. The only negative was the noise level. It was difficult to hear our server.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service and presentation.
Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful! The food was amazing!! Excellent, friendly, attentive staff.

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Ashu
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service nice interior and great atmosphere

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NancyR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

I did not like the food at all. It had no taste no indian spice touch, nothing. Waste of money hence I would not recommend it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of the best Indian restaurantsvI have been to. Amazing Cocktails and great food. Highly recommend

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PaulA
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Beautiful place. Every dish we ordered was excellent. Fantastic wine list with fair mark-up. Waiter very slow for such a fine dining establishment, however.

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous experience. I don't write reviews often but this one is due. The service was impeccable and the food was glorious. I loved everything about this experience and I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good experience. Service was good - a little bit hard to get the check but still good. Staff very well-informed on the menu.

Food was pretty good, though somewhat under-seasoned. Really liked the butter chicken. Kulcha was so dry.

Ambiance was way too loud. Party a couple tables down from us was very obviously out-of-control loud; date and I couldn’t even hear each other. We had to constantly repeat what we were saying, even after leaning on close to talk. We didn’t want to make a scene but would have appreciated if the wait staff had read the room and politely gone to that table to tell them that there were other diners to consider.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and staff was very attentiv

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vipMarissaM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful night from start to finish, exceptional service complimented by delectable dishes

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NinadT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best Indian food ever. Very creative dishes. Aloo Tikki is awesome.

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NISHANTN
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service! Cocktails were awesome and unique.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at the Punjab Grill was wonderful. The unique cocktails, wide variety of interesting, well prepared food options and friendly, prompt service were all top notch. Will definitely return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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vipAron
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Punjab Grill never disappoints, phenomenal food, drinks, and service! I always look forward to my next dining experience there!

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vipSanketS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing service and unique cocktails. They had gluten free options which is always a plus for Indian food. Cocktails were uniquely presented at the table side.

Loved our experience and will return !

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MaraH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Punjab Grill was amazing. We tried several plates and we loved all of them. We couldn’t choose a favorite. The Chef did an amazing job with the complexity of flavors. Each bite had a beautifully balanced flavor and each dish was beautifully presented. The wait staff was extremely knowledgable and helpful with our gluten allergy. The cocktails were delicious and also had an amazing presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Love this restaurant. My only recommendation is you should dim the light over the small tables and throughout the restaurant. Your decor is really nice, but the lighting feels like a cafeteria. Service and food was fantastic. Our waiter was phenomenal.

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KrishR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the can't miss restaurant in DC. Hey Rasika watch out.

KR
KaushikR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The door was authentic, and the chefs were very creative.

The vegetarian options although limited were amazing in taste.

MD
vipMcleanDesi
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service; delicious food- great experience

FAQs

Punjab Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Punjab Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 813-3004.

Punjab Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 833 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.