Masala Art - SW Waterfront

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Indian
At long last, I have a good answer for theatergoers hoping to catch dinner near Arena Stage on the Southwest Waterfront. It’s called Masala Art and it’s a spinoff of the Indian restaurant of the same name in Tenleytown.

Since mid-July, when the second restaurant made its debut, loyalists have had rich reasons to dine closer to home. One is chicken tikka, its moist nuggets elevated with basil and lime leaves. Another is a south Indian fish curry that gathers chunks of cobia in a turmeric-tinted coconut milk gravy. (The dark purple rind in the bowl is kokum, a fruit that imparts a pleasant sweet-sour note.) Tender baby eggplant draped in a thick cloak of pureed peanuts, sesame seeds and tamarind makes for a meaty vegetarian meal.
1101 Fourth St. SW. 202-554-1101.,
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary Indian, Indian
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Hours of operation
Monday to Sunday:
Lunch: 1130am to 230pm (mon to fri)
Dinner: 5pm to 10pm (sun to thu)
5pm to 1030pm (fri - sat)

Brunch: 1130am - 3pm (sat - sun)
Happy hour : 4pm - 7pm (mon to sun - at the bar only)
10pm to close every night -at the bar only
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Phone number
(202) 554-1101
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ajay Ramola
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full service available
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Cross street
4th & M street SW
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Parking details
Parking garage just below the restaurant and plenty of street parking available
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Public transit
Waterfront metro on Green Line.
Diagonally across from the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine