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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, 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

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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. m

    marthah

    Washington DC

    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

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 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

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 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

    157 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    157 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

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 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

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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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