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Punjab Grill

4.7
653 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, 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 653 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb
everyone and every single thing is elegant

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vipTra1
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most incredible food and impeccable service!!

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vipswetap
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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FarahE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Everything tasted great and I highly recommend

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vipRRHH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Punjab Grill has some of the most innovative Indian food to be found anywhere. It stands head and shoulders about the other restaurants where we've eaten. During the pandemic, their menu has understandably been more limited than usual, but everything we've had has been excellent. We particularly enjoyed the tandoori phool and the gol gappa.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great The food was delicious

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vipLuigi
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OMG - so good! Our first time at Punjab Grill. Food and service were outstanding. Presentation of the plates, beautiful. We will definitely add this gem to our favorite places in DC.

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Rsom
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Punjab Grill was fantastic - the staff were very friendly, the service was great and the food was very delicious!

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vipoxjenayxo
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth visit to Punjab Grill and second tasting menu experience. Having tried much of the a la carte menu, I can safely say that there are few ways you can go wrong with this menu. From Punjab Grill’s takes on Palak Paneer (I can’t say enough about how incredibly well the olive tapenade marries with this dish), Chicken Tikka (server three ways in their sampler), to Kathal Kofta (with a sublime curry sauce) and to their rsmoky, how-is-this-so-good dal Punjab, the a la carte menu is full of unique and extremely satisfying takes on classic Indian dishes along with some more unexpected twists.

I can safely say though after trying Punjab Grill’s new fall tasting menu that the best experience to be had both here and one of the best dining experiences to be had in DC right now -period- is the tasting menu. Chef Jassi’s tasting menu transports you through Indian cuisine with thoughtful, creative twists on dishes like chips and queso featuring channa masala spiced hummus, momo that has a barbecue flavor, and dudhiya kebab that tastes like an Indian grilled cheese sandwich with cumin spiced potato sandwiched between slices of paneer and a rich grape chutney on the side.

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SusanL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite! My husband and I each order the brunch composed of 3 options each. The flavor combinations were amazing! Each dish was artfully presented. The service was friendly and superb! We sat outside to enjoy the sunshine and street view mid-Sunday afternoon. Highly recommend Punjab Grill!!!

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GCF4
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique and flavorful Indian, great staff, superb wine list.

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Connie
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the Tasting Menu. Each of the 7 courses is delivered and explained by the chef. The food was appealing to the eye, and delicious to the tummy! Our waiter and the chef were both extremely pleasant and informative. Courses arrived timely, so you didn’t feel rushed, but you didn’t wait forever in between.

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Angie
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had Gol Gappa as appetizer and wow it was delicious! For main course we had yellow lentils, chicken butter, vegan biryani with naan. Food looked great and was delicious.

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velvetchakras
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic dining experience. did the $75 tasting menu. thank u to chef suji and chandra!!!

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vipmonicab
Detroit
17 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
6 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love, loved this place! Obsessive drinks and fantastic food! Everything was just perfect!

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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
Washington DC
2 reviews
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
98 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
13 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!

FAQs

Punjab Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 653 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.