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About Indique

Indique is coined by combining India and the unique. The two-story courtyard is bordered by carved white marble railings. Bold colors and rich fabric lend a refined yet casual ambience to the inviting space. Stark white stylish tableware works as the canvas for the artful creations of the kitchen. Appearances and flavors are given equal attention and both excel. Appetizers, named First Tastes draw on traditional Indian favorites and contemporary innovations like tapas or meze and served on small plates. Tandoor specialties shine here with rare coastal seafood and regional dishes from the south of India. Attentive service complements the sophisticated kitchen.
**For parties larger than 4 people, please call the restaurant at (202) 244-6600**

3512 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Tapas / Small Plates, Pakistani

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Porter/Ordway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 244-6600

Website:
http://www.indique.com/

Catering:
Full service catering (off-site) for parties from 75 to 1000

Public Transit:
Cleveland Park Metro (Red line)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Indique Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (89)
Kid-friendly (85)
Late-night Find (65)
Scenic View (58)
Good Vegetarian Options (33)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (30)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2010

The food was very good and the service excellent. The interior decorating was understated and classy, creating the perfect atmosphere for a leisure dinner and an overall great evening

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2010

The outside dining fronts on Connecticut Avenue. Pleasant on a good day but the traffic is noisy. The service providers are friendly and very responsive. Good food choice on the menu; the seasonings are as subtle as one would hope.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2010

Small spaces, but cozy. Service was very good from the bar to the table (offer to bring appetizer up to table, no problem using Groupon, etc). Food was good - I'm not an Indian fare wizard, so it is hard for me to say whether this is "good Indian," but everyone was pleased. The Chicken Tikka Makhani was very flavorful and tender. I'm not one to indulge on bread, beans or rice, and it was very pleasant to eat by itself. I'd love to go back and try more of the curries.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2010

Food is flavorless. Not even worth the money with the groupon.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2010

Decent, but definitely not as good as it was five years ago (especially for the price).

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2010

For all of the years I have lived in DC, everyone has raved about this Indian restaurant. Unfortunately, the wait was not worth it in my opinion. We were sat upstairs on their two table outdoor balcony, which was very special and charming. However, if felt as if the servers forgot about us being out there for most of the night. Our water glasses were often empty. Incorrect food orders were brought out for both appetizers and entrees. Then the food itself was nothing special. I have found equally or better tasting Indian all over the city, but was expecting more from Indique. My neighborhood Indian Place, Tandori Grill in Capitol Hill, offers more enticing food at a more reasonable price point.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2010

While not a conoisseur of Indian cuisine, I'd say this was above average, and reasonably priced restaurant. I can't remember which dishes we tried but we liked all of them. Service was prompt and efficient.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on September 19, 2010

enjoyed dinner on the patio on a lovely night. food was flavorful but not too spicy. Wine bottles half price on Sundays! Right on a Metra stop.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2010

The noise level was really impossible upstairs in the larger room. The upholstered banquets did nothing to absorb the truly horrendous level of noise. They need to do something (ie. hidden acoustic tiles in/around ceiling). We could not hear what the person next to us was saying unless they put their mouths to our ears. Otherwise a nice experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2010

Everything was great at indique. I would definitely recommended my friends

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2010

Delicious! If you like Indian, you'll probably thoroughly enjoy your dining experience at Indique. I was looking for a good Indian place after I moved here, and I think I've found it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2010

The Shrimp Varuval appetizer was excellent. Tamilnad Fish curry was disappointing. I expected a South Indian curry, and this certainly wasn't. Paneer Makhani was okay. The Malbec by the glass is pretty good. Mango cheese flan was excellent too. Service was okay.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2010

As regular diners at Indique, my guess is that it's slipping a tad behind some of its competitors like Heritage. The dry poppadums come with a range of dips but not the usual mango chutney. By the time we had requested and received ours, 2 of us had eaten our poppadums. They took it off the bill, but it would have been better if it was offered instead. My sense is that the menu has been reduced and the price of wine increased considerably. Marietta zinfadel was a good choice with the food, but my lamb rogan josh included quite a bit of fat. My partner's korma also looked a little on the dark side, suggesting that the curry sauce had been used rather than korma. The range of naans is also limited to plain and garlic. Return to Indique? Hmm.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2010

Mediocre Indian food, mildly spiced (even when begging for heat), with poor service. I would not go again and do not recommend it.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2010

Always a very good dining experience!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2010

My wife and I love this restaurant, great place to send a romantic evening. Our reservation was in the early evening, and we saw a few families with small children... it was nice to see it was very kid-friendly and still quiet. Great food, and great ambiance!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2010

I was disappointed in the service. The waiter was inexperienced and had some problems with his English. When my guest asked for a Sherry drink, the waiter did not seem to understand what it was. He was not very cordial and did not seem interested in giving us a wonderful dining experience.

Bombay Club is far superior.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 24, 2010

Indique is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is exceptional, the atmosphere is upscale but still casual and fun. All things considered, including it's great Cleveland Park location directly next to the metro stop, it's a good value and a place I would go back to regularly. I've talen several friends and they have always liked it too - even people who usually don't seek out Indian Restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2010

Everything we had was truly wonderful - flavorful and spiced just perfectly - from start (papadum) to finish (chicken tikka makhani). The garlic naan was wonderful and the cheese skewer appetizer is much better than the description conveyed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2010

Disappointing - food was poorly presented, monotonous taste and did not look appetizing - room looked "tired"

Had specifically asked not to be seated upstairs but we were

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2010

After a very long time I had the satisfaction of having authentic Indian food. I was totally excited to find out that they carried South Indian dishes. I will definitely recommend Indique to my friends...and will go back as much as I can! :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2010

the service was extremely slow. one person got his appetizer n it took another 27 minutes before anybody else got their food. i have eaten there before and the food wasnt up to par compared to last time I ate there. it was cold in the restaurant

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2010

I thought Indique was really good. Recommended by my roommate, I had high expectations and Indique definitely met them. Really good portions, great food, very satisfied. I would recommend to a friend without hesitation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 18, 2010

Okay, so I went here for DC Restuarant week...so it may have been a bit more noisy than usual. Also, the wait staff may have just been very busy...but our waiter just wasn't very helpful in picking a dish or making us feel welcome. The food was okay. I got the Curried lamb shank. It was really good. But the naan was dry and brittle and the Tandoori Tiger Prawn was very overcooked.I have to say thaat the variety of their dishes is unique, but I would be more satisfied with the food at a 7.95 Indian buffet. It wasn't worth the 25$ more per person for the food we got.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2010

Very good food. Menu for DC restaurant week was adquately varied and represented overall menu well. Liked having wine suggestions listed on menu. Would go back either to Indique or Indique Heights.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2010

Good value overall, but the weak $8.00 double espresso inflates the bill.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2010

I told the hostess at Indique that I was expecting a young woman guest and to bring her to my table upstairs. The place was empty. The hostess failed to bring my guest upstairs to the dining when she arrived and let her wait for thirty minutes. At that point my guest insisted that she be taken to the dining to look for me. No apologies from the hostess. Then our waiter ignored our request to serve all of our dishes as soon as they were ready because we had only 30 minutes left for dinner. Instead he intentionally held back two dishes explaining that they were main courses. He also never brought us the bread we ordered. As a result of the all around poor service we gulped down some of the food and left much of it on the plate.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 10, 2010

Always a great time at Indique. Definitely an outstanding example of modern Indian cuisine

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2010

In D.C., Rasika often gets the praise for best high-end Indian restaurant, but I think that's all hype, where Indique is all flavor. I was underwhelmed by Rasika, but Indique never fails to impress. Even the basics, like veggie samosas, are almost stunning with their levels of flavor. Perhaps to the restaurant's own detriment, they don't sit folks downstairs, so don't be fooled when you walk in and the place seems empty--everyone is upstairs or outdoors, where the ambiance doesn't disappoint. I still miss the $6 curries of my college days, but when I'm down to splurge on nice Indian food, for my money Indique is the best Indian in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2010

Excellent Indian food. All fresh, not too oily. Warm atmosphere. One of our favorites!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2010

Very good Indian food in a nice atmosphere. Great location in Cleveland Park.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2010

We had a wonderful dinner at Indique. The weather cooperated and we were able to sit outside. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 31, 2010

Inventive menu with outstanding Indian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2010

Service was a little slow (this was a Friday evening), but food was good and price (for D.C.) was reasonable. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Indian food. Location is easily accessible right at Cleveland Park exit on the Red Line metro on Connecticut Avenue near the corner of Porter. It is a more affordable alternative to Risika downtown.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2010

On previous visits to Indique I was more impressed. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive - she gets 5 stars. The food, however, was only mediocre compared to other high end Indian restaurants such as Rashika. The Ippam/Iste combination needed more flavor especially the Iste stew which was watery and lacked the requisite creamy coconut flavor and spice. The Baigan Bharta was oily. It appeared to me that the cuisine has slipped and the prices are not commensurate with the quality of the food. Indique could use a menu makeover and a little more creativity with flavors, food combinations and presentation.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2010

The air conditioning was *WAY* too cold - dress appropriately (or at least in layers) in the summer. They only seem to have four 2-person tables on their balconies, but they look like awesome places to sit. There was plenty of seating and the atmosphere was really nice. The service was a tad slow at times and water glasses weren't filled quickly. But the food was solidly delicious and I'd love to go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2010

Highly recommended, exceptional tandoor dishes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 20, 2010

As a regular customer, the service and food was excellent as always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2010

Always great food and terrific service at Indique!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2010

Above average but not as good as reiska or others in the area. Just not as subtle or served as elegantly.

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