Rasika West End3
Why locals love it
Whether you come for the lunch buffet, or for a proper, white-tablecloth experience, Rasika is Indian fine dining at its best. The food and lounge are modern takes on tandoori favorites (griddle and open barbecue specialties). Even if you aren't there for a lunch buffet, the modern flare favors small plate dining with flavors for all.
Why you should visit it
From James Beard to Zagat, Rasika has been well-lauded from the beginning. It's hard for restaurants to make it--especially high-end ethnic spots--but Rasika's clout (in taste and style) has never wavered. There are two DC locations and both are worth a visit. Whether you like spicy or mild, vegetables or meats, there is something for you to try.
They're known for their crispy spinach!