Commonwealth Indian

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$30 and under
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Welcome to Commonwealth Indian! Located in North Bethesda, Maryland, Commonwealth Indian is proud to offer our patrons a dining experience unlike any other. Within our walls, you’re sure to enjoy a night out while sampling our unique menu of delicious, authentic Indian cuisine. From traditional Indian appetizers, to hearty and delectable entrees, breads and tasty desserts, Commonwealth Indian balances classic Indian dishes with an elegant dining atmosphere. We’re proud to offer a full-service bar including Indian beer and wine, as well as specialty cocktails with a classic Indian flare. Join Commonwealth Indian for a champagne brunch served weekly on Sundays too!
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Raleigh
51 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Wonderful food. That alone made it great. The Naan bread servings were the smallest we've ever had. Our wine was great, but our waiter was either inattentive or just new. BL: food was good

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for dinner at the recommendation of our hotel and it was so delicious that on our last day we made sure to leave time for the weekend buffet! Over the top yuminess and great service.

GA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The location and ambiance were nice. However the variety of items in the buffet and the quality was not all that great. I've been to much nicer Indian restaurants where they have more variety and better food quality.

m
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We had a reservation for 7:15. We waited 35 min to be seated. We were just about to leave. I ordered curry chicken but got a lamb dish. Which I did not like. Very tough and gamey. Two servers assured me that i was mistaken. Finally the owner (I presume) came to tell me that it was a lamb dish. He took it off the check which was nice of him.
Lovely decor, staff was nice but they have significant problems that they need to overcome. I’m not rushing back.

SB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and staff are very friendly. The food was very good but it took a little longer than expected for it to be served. Some of the entrees were more pureed than I would like but still good. We didn't receive our pappadom which was disappointing. The naan bread is a bit overpriced and should just be served with your meal. The salad that comes with your meal could be more seasoned.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

SA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Way too expensive. You wont get value for your money if you go for Dinner. I recommend this place only for its lunch buffet on weekdays and weekends.

ET
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The best Indian that I've had in Washington in recent memory. Really a great meal.

AD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Commonwealth is a breath of fresh air for Indian cuisine in the DC Metro area. A modern menu, with some classics thrown in for good measure. A pleasant atmosphere that is inviting (even for a 5 year old) and elegant. Strongly recommend!

LD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food served in a relaxing atmosphere. My new favorite local spot for Indian food.

EV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place; quite loud so hard to have conversation; food was good

MG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, GREAT service (with recommendations), and beautiful backdrop/ambiance. I cannot WAIT to go back again.

S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The appetizers were really good. One of us got the crab with yellow curry entree and that was really good. Two of us got a lamb dish, they were supposed to be different dishes but looked the same. The lamb was a little tough and the dish not that flavorful. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought out a very nice desert with candle. The service was excellent. Prices higher than most Indian restaurants

OT
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a lovely setting with attentive staff. All dishes and drinks we tried were good, but the Yellow Crab Curry gets a special shout-out.

s
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant atmosphere and good foods

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for weekday lunch buffet. Quality food, nice variety, not too spicy, which was perfect for my taste

RE
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find! Pays to check the "New to Open Table" section occasionally. Beautiful restaurant with a an excellent menu and great service. Food is great!

OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. If the prices were more on par with other similar Indian restaurants in the area we’d be back a lot.

MC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and flavorful. The service was fast; they were able to take multiple credit cards so it's ideal for a large work group like I had. I would definitely recommend.

E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The yellow crab curry is a revelation. Excellent food top to bottom.

D
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal with friends, delicious entrees. Prices a little higher than many local Indian restaurants, but worth it.

RB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the restaurant & our food selections informed by the Washington Post Magazine review. The restaurant is an unusual boon to the visual palate. Service, by one of the most diverse wait staff I've ever seen, was outstanding. The food flavors blended, teased and erupted into a symphony on the tongue: the white asparagus bisque, chettinad murgh (chicken) , rampuri korma (lamb chops) and bindhi masala were well-tuned instruments!

m
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant; very quiet by today's standards; excellent service; good food; fine value

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely experience and food defonitely worth the wait.

m
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very happy to have this lovely Indian Restaurant with very good food come to the neighborhood. The staff is attentive and the food is Good! Also able to assist when one person has allergies to offer substitutes. Third visit and will be back soon.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great dining experience. A must try.

s
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Youness, was fantastic. We had many questions patiently explained everything and took very good care of us without being overbearing. Shrimp appetizer excellent as were the lamb chops. We will definitely return!

p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was decent, although more expensive than other places for the weekend buffet. Probably better to have come on weekday. Food was okay. Salmon curry was bland. Not sure if salmon was salmon, didnt taste like salmon. Butter chicken was good but thicker than needed. Tandoori chicken was more like baked chicken and very soft. Do not think any type of tandoor was used so should have been at least broiled at some point to have the outside texture but there wasnt any. Flavor was okay. Everything or something had to much masala. There are cheaper and either better or same quality options in the area albeit without the ambiance.

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent weekend buffet. The only thing that could have been better is Butter chicken (the meat was chewy)

AR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The weekday buffet, especially the vegetarian dishes, was shockingly bland for a restaurant this well reviewed. Huge, huge let down. Never coming back here, and will not recommend to friends either.

K
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, as was the service. It had a very nice ambiance! I can’t wait to go back. We loved the crab curry!