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About Le Mirch

Le Mirch is located in the Adams Morgan 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.


1736 Connecticut Ave Nw
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 09:30pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday - 5:00pm - 09:30pm

Cross Street:
Intersection of Florida & Connecticut Avenue, NW

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 629-3577

Website:
http://www.lemirch.com/

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

Le Mirch Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.1

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3.8

value

4.2

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This was my second time at Le Mirch. The name tends to throw people off, once I mention that it's an Indian restaurant. The food is great. The service was great as well.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Whoever you are, you deserve a better dining experience than this.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Background music was too loud but the atmosphere, otherwise, pleasant.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Casual but elegant Indian dining at its finest. Not nearly as noisy as other very good Indian restaurants in town and the ambience was far less pretentious. But the food was outstanding. My friend and I loved it!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I found Le Mirch listed as one of the top Indian food spots in DC, and I'm glad I stopped in. While their cocktail list speaks for itself, the food has a voice just as loud. I stuck with the jackfruit curry dish, but turned up the spicyness, and it couldn't have been better. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for quality Indian food; bear in mind that the restaurant's atmosphere is a bit nuanced-- French influence coupled with more traditional Indian dining.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Birthday celebration

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good food. Just don't expect a fine dining type of place as the website pictures might have suggested. The food was very good, the portion was very generous and the price was very reasonable. Perfect for a no-frills type friends-get-together meal. Not too fancy, not too shabby.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 27, 2017

A truly excellent Indian restaurant with just a touch of French fusion. The drinks are a delight, but the inventive and delicious dishes are the reason for choosing this hidden gem. Service is attentive and friendly, too. The spinach appetizer, momos, Rogan Josh, and Tandoori dishes are all superb.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food and service was wonderful as usual. Our waitress was attentive and our food came out in a reasonable amount of time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Excellent food and service

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Le Mirch. The food was delicious. Everyone in the group enjoyed the dishes that we ordered. We greatly appreciated the advice shared by our wonderful server who made excellent recommendations at every turn. We will definitely return to Le Mirch soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Superb food and friendly service.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A friend and I had an enjoyable meal at Le Mirch. We have both logged a lot of years in South Asia and like South Asian food that has not been dumbed down for Western palates. We made this clear to our server. The momos and mango-glazed wings were both good. The Mirch Shank was excellent as well. The one disappointment was the chicken maharaja which was bland and tasted exactly like what we didn’t want—South Asian food dumbed down for Western palates. Nice selection of beers.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Very good taste. Perfect spicy and good portions. I recommend this restaurant for having dinner with family (grandparents and parents) because is quiet. Service was good.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great food and good service. We enjoyed a family dinner at Le Mirch. The food was well prepared and nice, casual atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Really well done all around.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Great Indian kitchen with friendly nonintrusive service. Was there on a weekday eve and the place was half full, so not too noisy. Definitely didn't have to yell across the table to talk to my date. Lovely!

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Good saag chaat pork vindaloo okra

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Tried to check in when we arrived, but the person who showed us to a table didn't care that we had a reservation. That resulted in our being labeled no-shows.

Her Lamb Biryani and my Pork Vindaloo were very tasty. Drink service was a trifle slow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The chicken and shrimp curries were delicious but the crab appetizer stole the show. It was incredible!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Le Mirch offered a reasonable range of Indian cuisine. I often dine at Indian restaurants and found the food to be tasty but non-traditional. The black dal was drowned in a reddish sauce that was not to my liking. My goat curry, however, was very pleasant. My wife's chicken dish was unexceptional. The service was friendly.

I don't think I would go back but that is only because I have had far better Indian meals elsewhere.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2014

i was hoping for something more creative, but the dishes were pretty much the same as at traditional Indian restaurants. Service was spotty. The bill was delivered before any offer of dessert. Nice surroundings, though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2014

Before LeMirch, this place had Polo Club - an Indian Restaurant. Le Mirch has renovated the place and made it brigther and more inviting.
Overall our experience was just ok. The cocktail - A ginger/vodka with some other stuff. Both my friend and I thought it tasted like sugar water with vodka - no flavor.

For starters we had Chowpatty and Masala Crab. Chowpatty was ok, Masala Crab was really good.

For Entree, we had Maharaja Chicken and Jackfruit vegetable. Chicken Maharaj wasn't bad. The curry was good; my friend thought the chicken was dry but not anymore than Chicken Kabobs in other Indian Restaurants.

Jackfruit vegetable was nothing special. I wouldn't order it again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2014

Indian food should be flavorful this food wasn't. I actually had a discount and still felt like I was robbed or cheated. I would not recommend this place at all.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2014

The bartender had a great personality and had good recommendations to make.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2014

Excellent food -- especially loved the lamb shank. The ambience is nice, and the service is friendly and attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2014

My wife and I both enjoyed the food at Le Mirch. Their Les Epinards appetizer, crispy-fried spinach/dates/almonds/yoghurt/chili/cilantro, is quite tasty, and the portion was adequate for the two of us. My wife had a vegan chick-pea dish that was a bit spicier than she likes, but good. I had a butter chicken-like dish that was also quite good. Prices were reasonable. The waiter was prompt, polite, and attentive. My wife didn't like the bar-like atmosphere--our table was across from the bar. I noticed some areas that could use a professional paint job, and a couple of places cried out for paint--any paint at all. The paper towel dispenser in the single restroom wasn't working, and the restroom itself wasn't exactly sparkling clean.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 29, 2014

I had a friend in town who wanted Indian food so we tried out Le Mirch, and I am so glad we did. There was a 1/2 off all wine special so we took advantage and selected a bottle from their extensive selection. The appetizers were full of Indian flavors but not the typical items you see at most Indian restaurants. We ordered curries for dinner with Naan and all was delicious. I would definately recommend this place to anyone in the mood for Indian but not necessary in the mood for your average Indian fare.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2014

The waiter was out of place and very disrespectful. He pretty much spoiled the mood for us. Otherwise, the dishes were OK and ambiance was alright. Nothing great about this place.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 28, 2014

I had the lamb kabobs. They were tough and overdone. Not the best place in DC to eat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2014

Wonderful food, great presentation, unique and modern Indian

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2014

We were a group of four: three adults and one teenager, who was less keen on the spicy food. As a whole, if you like good food, it's a great place. The dishes were excellent, rich in tastes, beautiful and fun for us adults.
The teenager was less keen on the food.
The service was very good, and as we had a quiet table upstairs, we could talk quietly without having to speak up.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 1, 2014

Heard great things about the place, but going there I didn't see what the hype was about. Food was good, not great, atmosphere the same. It is an all around okay place that charges too much. Wouldn't recommend unless you had a Groupon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2014

Very easy to find and great ambiance. We enjoyed the food and the service was quick! Order the chow party appetizer!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2014

Disclaimer: I'm not the most adventurous or cultured when it comes to ethnic dining. But I really enjoyed the Chicken Maharaja, which was basically a more interesting butter chicken. I went with 2 girlfriends, but there were several groups and a few dates there. They don't play music upstairs, which was fine, but we could hear everyone's conversations. As I'm sure they heard ours...

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2014

Wonderful food and gentile service. It helped that on Mondays, bottles of wine are half-price.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 31, 2014

Yelp listed this as Asian Fusion, Tapas, and Indian, so I was expecting something other than your typical Indian options. But, we ordered the Rogan Josh, Les Epinards, Chowpatty, and some Garlic Naan, and all were very good.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 20, 2014

We loved this place. The food was amazing. We sampled a few different dishes and was not dissapointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2014

Although this restaurant has a sports bar feel (not consistent with their theme), the food is really terrific, and so is their service. Nice wine list, and unhurried, helpful staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 24, 2014

This is a new Indian place off Dupont Circle in a flurry of other low-budget eateries. The menu is more attactive to veggies, than meat lovers. Obnly three chicken mains (1, Tandoori). The vegetarian entrees were more interesting, according to my companion. The wine list is... unusual. There is a very nice reisling (listed as dry but in fact semi-sweet). Decor is nothing to write home about. The waiter was accommodating.

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