Le Mirch

4.1
162 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Le Mirch is located in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C. It is an Indian and European fusion restaurant with major influences from French cuisine. This interesting mix combines the intense flavors and spices from India with sophisticated cooking techniques from France. With an elegant and relaxing dining room, Le Mirch is a great place for a date or a conversation with friends and family.

On the menu at Le Mirch are dishes like the traditional chicken curry, Mirch shank (braised lamb in onion, ginger, tomato and Kashimiri chili) and the pork vindaloo (pork cooked in a tangy, spicy sauce). Enjoy cuisine served fresh from the grill such as tandoor kebabs, steaks, chops and seafood options. Vegetarians and vegans will find many choices that cater to their dietary needs as well.

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vipTimGWashDC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good food, friendly staff.

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EricK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Le Mirch was an unexpected and totally amazing gem of a discovery! I had friends in town over the weekend and we were unable to eat at a known restaurant. After looking up top ten Indian restaurants, we settled on Le Mirch…which I have never visited before. And to say that it totally exceeded our greatest expectations is the understatement of the year!!! It is now on my short list of top five DC area restaurants and we can not recommend it highly enough!!! The food and service are incomparable, and although it is small and not in the best structural space…you will very likely not notice or care 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿

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91208
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very tasty. Really enjoyed the food and the service.

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MatanalaiB
Manchester
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great but there is a bit of wait time due to lots of delivery order I guess.

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ShannonP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Great food. Bad wine

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vip1231423
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Between the service and the quality of food, if definitely was not what we expected for such a highly rated restaurant. There were so many small details that were not paid attention too, so many items they were out of, and food took forever.

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vipJoseRicardoR
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. One of my new favorites!

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vipSteph
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent appetizers
Wait staff was efficient and very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was great

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Peter
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had Spinach with Chicken and Tandoori Chicken and while the Tandoori was a bit spicier than expected, the food was excellent overall. It was hard to accurately gage the atmosphere as it was almost empty on account of Covid. We will definitely return when things are back to normal.

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Beth
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food and drinks.

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JimW
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was just delicious. Reminds me of the delicious Indian food of London. The chef actually studied in London… Just wonderful flavors

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great experience! Everyone was so friendly. They helped us with recommendations. We sat on the street to eat, which was fun! It was private feeling even though we were outside. When we return to DC, we will go back for more! Thank you to the wonderful wait staff. The food was so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Pleasant quiet seat next to a Mach fireplace.

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Curt
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good, the restaurant staff was very friendly. The decor was contemporary, but could use more Indian cultural adaptations. Good experience over all.

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vipenjoygoodfood
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The air conditioning was not working. It was freezing cold. And no matter how many times we asked, they didn’t fix/turn it on

They over charged us for 2 extra glasses of wine and it took 15 mins for them to fix it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter put in the effort to bring me a birthday cake and candle with happy birthday written across the plate, completely unprompted. It was super super thoughtful and sweet. Really really nice staff and REALLY yummy food. Samosa chat was the best I’ve had and the mattar paneer and garlic naan were amazing.

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Laura
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet - they offered us our choice of available seats. Food was wonderful, as was the service. My fiancé is English and therefore an Indian food snob and said this maybe the best curry he has had in the US. Highly recommend!

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vipAntonio
London
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Great Indian cuisine. Somewhat graceless service. Harsh soundscape, so a loud conversation could dominate the space.

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Mark1984x
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food & pleasant staff, would return & highly recommend. In fact, going back tonight!

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vipJohnEO
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As usual, all very good, especially the lamb rogan gosh.

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vipJLDC
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good Indian cuisine - right up there with the best DC Indian restaurants - the spinach appetizer is delicious - as good as Radhika. Try the samosa appetizer also.

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DebraE
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had the tofu vindaloo. It was delicious.

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TalionR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful food. Recommend the samosas (4 medium-sized cones), mango-glazed wings(4), chicken tikka, lamb shank, and garlic naan (1 6-inch piece cut into 4). It is all consistently delicious. The wait staff is very friendly. It seems they recently updated their menu and are in the process of vamping up their bar menu. Definitely a must-try when in D.C.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Average affair

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AnnieG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent here! We really enjoyed the Masala Croquette, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Paneer Makhani. We'll be back!

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DCWind
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

terrible food. the panner gravies were for some reason sweet and the chicken kebab's too dry.

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vipJLDC
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers (especially epinards and samosa)! You could make a great meal on small plates, but entrees also very good.

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vipLAfoodie
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food didn't look or taste like it was freshly made. It seemed pre-made and heated. I ordered a soda, which was flat so I sent it back. Otherwise, the service is good.

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WahooBill
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little restaurant with good food at very reasonable prices.

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RandallR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. High quality. Service was fine. Good location. I appreciated the fact that the place was quiet enough for a good conversation.

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vipCharlottesville29
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a gem for a tasty, fresh Indian dinner In your neighborhood. The staff are truly friendly and there’s a feeling that it’s family-run, with kids around. Regular customers. TVs over the bar, but you can have a quiet conversation, and enjoy the contemporary decor.

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vipAnAmericaninFrance
New England
48 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place. Appetizers were not as expected but tasty, as were the entrees,

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vipLeslieT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The only good thing about this restaurant is the multiple options for vegan diners. The food was mediocre and the service was AWFUL. There were only about 4 tables in Dupont on a Saturday night; that should have been our first clue because all of the other restaurants in the area were packed. We literally had to flag down the waitress every time we needed anything, including to place an order. There was a gentleman who looked to be a manager, but not once did he come by or offer to take our order, refresh drinks, etc. even though it was clear that we weren't getting service. Had we not been specifically looking for vegan food, we would have immediately gotten on OpenTable and made a reservation to go elsewhere. I'd eaten here a few ago and it is sad to see how far they have declined.

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Nora
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I am a vegetarian and this is one of my favorite Indian places in DC. The paneer Makhani is my favorite!

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HungryH
Warwickshire
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Not great taste, quality and authenticity. Disappointing!

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DebraE
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! I try to eat there every time I come to DC.

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vipEmilioG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Very nice staff.
Good drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I mentioned on the open table app that it was my date’s birthday and they brought her a little desert which was nice!

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LindaP
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place, lovely and interesting food. Everything was good. Server was nice enough to point out a milder dish for me as i am a spice wimp. They were attentive. Next time i would ask to sit further from the bar as i think tv during a meal is uncivilized. We went early so not a full crowd.

FAQs

Le Mirch does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Le Mirch also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 629-3577.

Le Mirch is rated 4.1 stars by 162 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.

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