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Punjab Grill

4.7
4.7
833 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian

Punjab Grill is a contemporary Indian restaurant that blends time-honored recipes handed down from generations of khansaamas (chefs) with exciting new gastronomic technique. Our team offers expertly crafted cocktails and an assortment of spectacular wines in our sumptuous yet inviting design, inspired by the lifestyle of the Maharajas who were patrons of the arts and fine craftsmanship. May your experience be a true reflection of the multicultural influences and heartfelt hospitality of the region and its rich regal heritage.

In addition to dine in experience, we offer take out and delivery from 11:30 - 8 PM Wednesday - Sunday. Find us on Grubhub, UberEats, Doordash, Tock or order directly from our website!

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 813-3004

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jassi Bindra

  • Neighborhood

    Penn Quarter

  • Cross street

    10th and Pennsylvania Streets, NW

  • Parking details

    Limited Street Parking is available. Several Public Lots are available with a two block radius.

  • Public transit

    Metro Center is a short 2 blocks north of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Restaurant Week From Jan 19-24, 2021. Dinner $35 per person, Select one from each course

Small Plates

  • Aloo Tikki Chaat

    crispy potato cake, brussel sprout & kale, raspberry chutney, yogurt mousse

    • Burrata "Badal Jaam"

      spiced eggplant, heirloom tomatoes

      • Keema Ghugney "Chili"

        minced Elysian Farm lamb, white peas, fried garlic, achari pao

        • Chicken Tikka Sampler

          Punjab Grill classic, malai, achari, Chutney

          Punjab Grill Signatures & Classics

          Server with garlic naan

          • Kathal Kofta

            jackfruit dumpling, lebabdar sauce, spectrum mix

            • Vegan "Goat" Biryani

              jackfruit, saffron, basmati rice, coconut beetroot raita, naan parda

              • Sarson Da Saag, Makki Di Roti

                slow cooked mustard greens, corn bread, house butter, Jaggery

                • Butter Chicken

                  tandoori tikka, tomato & cashew sauce

                  • Burani Palak Paneer

                    spinach, tandoori cottage cheese, olive tapenade, garlic; Additional $5

                    • Rarha Lamb

                      Elysian farm lamb shank and mincemeat curry, cilantro, green chilli, ginger & garlic; Additional $10

                      • Beef Nihari

                        Seven Hills short rib, aloo bhaja, pickled onion, rose dust; Additional $10

                        Dessert

                        • Dark Chocolate Pistachio Gianduja

                          cardamom ganache, chocolate sable

                          • Apple Rabri

                            Fresh apple, cardamom & condensed milk

                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                            What 833 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                            4.7
                            4.7 based on all time ratings
                            • 4.7Food
                            • 4.6Service
                            • 4.7Ambience
                            • 4.2Value

                            NoiseModerate

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                            1. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 25, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Food was great! Amazing service ang ambience. This is not a place for little kids.

                            2. M

                              Misty

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had brunch at Punjab Grill - loved the fusion on Indian and American cuisine! My favorite was Patiala Benedict!!!

                            3. MH

                              MarthaH

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 20, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fabulous service with exquisitely presented cocktails and dishes whose taste equaled the presentations. We were celebrating a birthday for which they provided a candle and a chocolate "happy birthday" sign atop the chocolate dessert. Very appreciated.

                            4. MM

                              MichaelM

                              Baltimore

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 20, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              You must be willing to go beyond your "comfort zone" and be willing to experiment with food textures and flavors to completely enjoy this dining experience. The wait staff will guide you through the menu. The sauces make each dish memorable. Just "go for it" as you won't be disappointed.

                            5. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              4 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on November 19, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Amazing! Good delightful!!!

                            6. DH

                              DoubleHoya

                              Washington DC

                              9 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined on November 18, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Delicious Indian in lovely setting with fantastic service. Felt like a luxury dining experience in every way but at a nicer price point. Wish they offered tea/coffee at the end — forgot to ask for it myself — as we would’ve stayed longer.

                            7. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 14, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Beautiful decor, absolutely DELICIOUS food, and wonderful service! Will definitely return!!! Glad my dear friend recommended this spot.

                            8. NC

                              NadiaC

                              Birmingham

                              14 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              14 reviews

                              Dined on November 13, 2021

                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                              A colleague recommended this restaurant. Excellent place from the decor, ambiance and food. It is not a typical Indian restaurant I used to go, the menu has tuna tartare and scallops! From start to finish I enjoyed the high quality of food, presentation and service. Definitely a must try in DC!

                            9. JK

                              JonathanK

                              Exclusive

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on November 7, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent service; wonderful food.

                            10. VA

                              VAFoodie

                              Washington DC

                              26 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              26 reviews

                              Dined on November 6, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Amazing taste sensations! We had the lamb shank, butter chicken and sea bass! All delicious. The broccoli appetizer was a surprise! Great service from Nikola. We've eaten here several times and will return soon!

                            11. AM

                              AndreaM

                              Washington DC

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on November 5, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The food was flavorful and well seasoned. We appreciate there are vegan options in the menu.

                            12. MS

                              ManjS

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 4, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great experience the food and service was very good.

                            13. l

                              lloydlvnv

                              Las Vegas

                              119 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              119 reviews

                              Dined on November 4, 2021

                              overall3food3service1ambience4

                              Overpriced with sub-par service. Don’t waste your time or money

                            14. J

                              Johanna

                              San Francisco

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 31, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I love this restaurant! Best Indian food I’ve had outside of India.

                            15. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Chicago

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 31, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Anniversary lunch

                            16. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              6 reviews

                              5.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on October 29, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent dinner! Delicious and tasty but not overwhelming spicy or overwhelming. Complex flavors, delicious dessert, wonderful service and presentation. My favorite DC restaurant right now!

                            17. VK

                              VKuck

                              Pittsburgh

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 28, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very good food, service, and ambiance. Little noisy but overall excellent restaurant.

                            18. HP

                              HarshP

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 24, 2021

                              overall1food1service5ambience3

                              For pure vegetarian peoples there os not many options. Only 1//2 options for vegetarian food…

                            19. DL

                              DeeLisch

                              New York Area

                              15 reviews

                              5.0

                              15 reviews

                              Dined on October 21, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent food; superb service; welcoming environment; clean restrooms. If I could give it 7 stars or more, I would have. This is THE PLACE to eat near the White House .

                            20. MW

                              MaryW

                              Wilmington

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on October 17, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The Punjab mule! Amazing! The food was creative and delicious! We had butter chicken and lamb with a mincemeat curry. I know. Mincemeat? Delish!!! Can't wait to go back. The only negative was the noise level. It was difficult to hear our server.

                            21. WS

                              WilliamS

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 16, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Exceptional service and presentation. Would recommend

                            22. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Fort Lauderdale

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on October 16, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It was wonderful! The food was amazing!! Excellent, friendly, attentive staff.

                            23. A

                              Ashu

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 16, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent food and service nice interior and great atmosphere

                            24. NR

                              NancyR

                              1 review

                              2.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 15, 2021

                              overall2food1service1ambience4

                              I did not like the food at all. It had no taste no indian spice touch, nothing. Waste of money hence I would not recommend it.

                            25. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              San Francisco

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 13, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This is one of the best Indian restaurantsvI have been to. Amazing Cocktails and great food. Highly recommend

                            26. PA

                              PaulA

                              Washington DC

                              10 reviews

                              5.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined on October 10, 2021

                              overall5food5service3ambience5

                              Beautiful place. Every dish we ordered was excellent. Fantastic wine list with fair mark-up. Waiter very slow for such a fine dining establishment, however.

                            27. KW

                              KarenW

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 3, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              What a fabulous experience. I don't write reviews often but this one is due. The service was impeccable and the food was glorious. I loved everything about this experience and I will be back!

                            28. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 2, 2021

                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                              Good experience. Service was good - a little bit hard to get the check but still good. Staff very well-informed on the menu. Food was pretty good, though somewhat under-seasoned. Really liked the butter chicken. Kulcha was so dry. Ambiance was way too loud. Party a couple tables down from us was very obviously out-of-control loud; date and I couldn’t even hear each other. We had to constantly repeat what we were saying, even after leaning on close to talk. We didn’t want to make a scene but would have appreciated if the wait staff had read the room and politely gone to that table to tell them that there were other diners to consider.

                            29. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New England

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on October 2, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Excellent food and staff was very attentiv

                            30. MM

                              MarissaM

                              Washington DC

                              10 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined on October 1, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Wonderful night from start to finish, exceptional service complimented by delectable dishes

                            31. NT

                              NinadT

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 29, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Best Indian food ever. Very creative dishes. Aloo Tikki is awesome.

                            32. NI

                              NISHANTN

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 26, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Excellent food and service! Cocktails were awesome and unique.

                            33. MH

                              MarkH

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 25, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Our experience at the Punjab Grill was wonderful. The unique cocktails, wide variety of interesting, well prepared food options and friendly, prompt service were all top notch. Will definitely return in the future.

                            34. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 25, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Anniversary

                            35. A

                              Aron

                              Washington DC

                              6 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on September 25, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Punjab Grill never disappoints, phenomenal food, drinks, and service! I always look forward to my next dining experience there!

                            36. SS

                              SanketS

                              Washington DC

                              7 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on September 24, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great food, amazing service and unique cocktails. They had gluten free options which is always a plus for Indian food. Cocktails were uniquely presented at the table side. Loved our experience and will return !

                            37. MH

                              MaraH

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 23, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Punjab Grill was amazing. We tried several plates and we loved all of them. We couldn’t choose a favorite. The Chef did an amazing job with the complexity of flavors. Each bite had a beautifully balanced flavor and each dish was beautifully presented. The wait staff was extremely knowledgable and helpful with our gluten allergy. The cocktails were delicious and also had an amazing presentation.

                            38. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 23, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                              Love this restaurant. My only recommendation is you should dim the light over the small tables and throughout the restaurant. Your decor is really nice, but the lighting feels like a cafeteria. Service and food was fantastic. Our waiter was phenomenal.

                            39. KR

                              KrishR

                              Baltimore

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 19, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              One of the can't miss restaurant in DC. Hey Rasika watch out.

                            40. KR

                              KaushikR

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 15, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The door was authentic, and the chefs were very creative. The vegetarian options although limited were amazing in taste.

                            Safety precautions

                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                            • Physical distancing

                              • Limited number of seated diners
                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                              • Extra space between tables
                            • Protective equipment

                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                            • Screening

                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                            FAQs

                            Punjab Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Punjab Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 813-3004.

                            Punjab Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 833 OpenTable diners.

                            Not bookable

                            This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

                            Additional information

                            • Cross street

                              10th and Pennsylvania Streets, NW

                            • Neighborhood

                              Penn Quarter

                            • Hours of operation

                              Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              Indian

                            • Dining style

                              Elegant Dining

                            • Dress code

                              Business Casual

                            • Parking details

                              Limited Street Parking is available. Several Public Lots are available with a two block radius.

                            • Public transit

                              Metro Center is a short 2 blocks north of the restaurant.

                            • Payment options

                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Executive chef

                              Jassi Bindra

                            • Additional

                              Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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