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Punjab Grill

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639 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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, Caviar, Tock or order directly from our website!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 639 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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vipmonicab
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with tasty cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was outstanding. Food taste and quality was top notch. Loved this place from start to finish. Service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had tasting menu, something different and chef will explain each dish

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner ! Amazing service, explanation of dishes. Server, manager and chef came to check on us which was super sweet and all wished us a happy anniversary. Felt like a special occasion from the moment we walked in. Def going to try the tasting menu.
Food and drink presentation was just beautiful. I know it was quite and uncrowded due to covid but it still felt really special.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Punjab Grill took great precautions given Covid. Tables were spread far apart and service was amazing.

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Nick
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Staff was very courteous.

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DaleD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a Chef myself, I understand the functionality and fundamentals or running a fine dining establishment. Chef Jassi knocked it out of the park for my wife and I. Her birthday meal was set up like a chef's tasting. I couldn't order the newer menu because she was not a fan of lamb. I sent over an email with my request and was shocked to get a call back from the chef himself. We went over some options and substitutions as Covid made some menu item unavailable for now. When we arrived, every box was checked! They even printed a custom menu with her name on it and the celebration date. Food was brought out and explained by the chef 90% of the time the other 10% by our well informed server. Water glass never past 50% by the support staff. Several people wished my wife well for her birthday. Food was amazing, not your strip mall Indian fare. The taste so fresh, so flavorful. The chutneys all amazing. Visually stunning in all aspects, plating and decor. Desserts just as rich and delectable. Wine pairing was well selected for our menu that night and priced reasonably. A++ 5 star. Michelin star all way. We will return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great and food was absolutely amazing !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Punjab Grill is doing an incredible job with social distancing during this time, in addition to providing incredible food and service. Our waiter Bojan was impeccable when it came to recommendations and timing our courses perfectly. The sea bass is a wonderful dish, don’t skip cocktails or the chutney tray, and definitely get an order of dal and garden naan. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a friend’s catch up date. Love everything especially the ‘aloo’ dish. We didnt favor either of the desserts tho. Amazing butter chicken and server! Sad I never got his name

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Kaff
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful presentations. Enjoyed the appetizers more than the entrees; they are all light, flavorful, aesthetically pleasing.

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vipJimJam328
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

So I've been here multiple times. It's great for dinner. Went for brunch for the first time and during restaurant week. The food was unique but I didn't like it as much at the dinner. I definitely prefer them for their lunch/dinner.

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vipdcsapper
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Punjab Grill is fantastic. We went for dinner last Saturday night and were blown away by how delicious the food was, how impressive the service and staff are, and how efficiently they are handling COVID measures.

The hostess was immaculate and had exactly the right boot for us as we had requested. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful and was absolutely brilliant, even arranging a visit to the Private Dining Room for us.

The only downside of our entire evening was the excessively loud group in a corner table who could not talk sociably amongst themselves, instead, they had to be loud enough for the whole restaurant to hear them.

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SaraS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant ever. The staff is so polite and attentive and the food is life changing. It’s pricy but so worth it.

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KavitaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is incredible and the service is impeccable. I have never had a bad experience here. It’s a bit on the expensive side but worth it on occasion.

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SofiaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! We came here for summer restaurant week dinner and really enjoyed it. Service was excellent and they were very attentive. The chicken tikka sampler and aloo chat appetizers were our favorite dishes. Great for a special occasion.

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vipKeeliM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Food was incredible. Service was friendly safe and clean and the chef even came out to make sure everything was up to par! Very much will be back!

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vipRohiniC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Service was the best part of this restaurant. Front dinning room, food, all was a disappointment.

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vipoxjenayxo
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Punjab Grill before but tried their tasting menu for the first time and it was an absolutely amazing experience - by far one of our favorite tasting menu experiences ever. Each course and dish was so thoughtfully prepared and the chefs came tableside to explain the history and inspiration behind each dish - which truly helped transport you to the region in India they were highlighting in the food. We were absolutely blown away by the experience and value and can't wait to go again when the menu changes (apparently it's monthly!)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals of my life. Be sure to order the seven course!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary. Anything and everything we had was just spectacular. Service was amazing. Indian cuisine is my bf’s favorite and this place was our best experience by far. Can’t wait to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seven course meal was one of the best I have had in a long time. A bit expensive, but well worth it

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Aron
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, the food, the service, the ambiance, the drinks all amazing! This venue never disappoints!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it so much! I did the tasting menu, which is 7 dishes paired with 4 wines. Loved every moment!

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vipChrisG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Punjab Grill this past Friday. It was our first big dinner out in DC in quite some time and we couldn't have asked for better food or service. The tasting menus and wine pairings were reasonably priced compared to other places in DC, and we enjoyed every single dish. Looking forward to returning soon.

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maryamk
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Punjab Grill. We lived the ambience and customer service. The food was spectacular. Soji was amazing and have us a personal tour of the sheesh mahal. We will definitely recommend the restaurant, loved the prix fixe menu.

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MichelleC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This place is so amazing. My friend and I got the tasting menu which was wonderful. Each dish was whimsical and the overall experience is a sheer culinary delight. I’ve already told 5 people about my experience.

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Greek
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an unforgettable interactive experience with each meal on the tasting menu. Can't wait to go back!

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GeGe
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exceptional! Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! Service was fantastic and food was delicious. I will definitely come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Jassi’s tasting menu was beyond incredible. Not only was the food delicious and full of complex flavors, but it was an overall experience. I have not had a lot of indian food, but Chef Jassi’s menu leaves me craving for more! The overall experience was phenomenal too. The restaurant was taking all COVID-19 protocols very seriously and Chef Jassi hand delivered each meal and explained all of the flavors we were about to experience. Let’s not forget about the wine pairing - such unique, incredible wines paired perfectly with each item. This entire experience was worth every penny and I would 100% return for another round!

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vipJesus
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and amazing good. Highly recommended!

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ItzelB
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu, it was fantastic! The flavors were outstanding, one of the best that we've had outside of India. The service is exceptional, not only is every course explained by the chef himself, but when I accidentally dropped my phone in between the booth and the wall, they almost took the thing apart to rescue it! We will be back for sure, and will be bringing our friends!

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vipSeanH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight when visiting and service and meal was superb this most recent visit.

Difficult times for restaurants but Punjab Grille made us feel both welcome and safe and the food was simply magnificent (as always).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and authentic Indian food! Love the ambience and service staff, managers are accommodating and very polite! Overall a great experience!

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vipMartialFoodie
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our most recent dinner at Punjab Grill easily ranks as one of the most memorable dining experiences for me and my dining companion! First and foremost, the food was superb throughout, and we could feel the absolute passion by Executive Chef Jassi Bindra permeating into each and every course. By the conclusion of our meal, our fairly high expectations were totally blown away, all of the senses engaged through a harmonious progression of optimally-portioned, masterfully-executed dishes (Chilean Sea Bass with Jaggery-Cumin Glaze, Gol Explosion+Liquid Samosa, "Paint Your Bhutta," and Asparagus Bonda our being favorites) pushing the bounds for one of our trinity of favorite cuisines!! Much appreciation to Chef Jassi, General Manager Hamid, our server Soji, and the entire Punjab Grill team for the truly magical dining experience and warm hospitality!!! We can't wait to return!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant goes above and beyond in service and quality of food. The flavors are outstanding and innovative. It’s not your typical Butter Chicken restaurant. The Rarha Lamb is my favorite dish but all others are outstanding as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness, where do I start...... so it was our special anniversary and we went to Punjab grill to celebrate it..... good was out of the world. We ordered tasting menu and chef Jessie took the initiative to explain what appetizers were and from what part of India they were inspired. First was Pani poori and samosa it was nothing traditional but tasted just like India. So delicious and so flavorful. Second on the menu was compressed watermelon with rasam and oysters they were cold and so refreshing and off course delicious. Third was pintb your bhutta(corn on the cob). You need to experience it to enjoy it. Everything on that corn was delish and reminded both of us of our home. Fourth was amritsari chicken and bonda: these were so delish that I can’t even explain.... I still have the taste in my soul. They were like heaven. If you go please order these 2 things for sure. Fifth was very berry yoghurt. Chef Jessie did his show and we had a frozen yoghurt or lassi with berries. It was delicious and refreshing. And then it was entree and to be honest entree were not so heavy yet so flavorful. We got palak paneer and machi. The sauces were divine. And lastly it was mango kulfi with everything mango. I used to have tangy mango roll up when I was a kid and it reminded me of that so delicious and yum. If you ever plan to visit dc or planning to something special for your loved one please take them here. My husband loved every single thing in it. I would recommend it to everyone...... please visit Punjab grill dc and chef Jessie is really awesome

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vipHileryS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Staff was incredibly friendly and attentive! The food and drinks were delicious! Perfect for date night or business dinner.

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 639 OpenTable diners.

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