1947 Indian Restaurant

4.5
42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
North & South India Specialty. Menu executed by South India TV Celebrity Chef kavitha she also hold world record for longest looking marathon.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Mon to Fri 11.30 to 2.30 PM
Sat & Sun 12.00 to 3 PM

Dinner
Mon to Sun 5 to 10 PM
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Phone number
(703) 429-1994
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
South India
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Cross Street
Behind Toy R US . Across from Target
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Entertainment
LIVE Indian Classical Music Fri & Sat 6 to 9 Pm
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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

There are a plethora of Indian restaurants in this area, but it’s difficult to find a really spectacular Indian restaurant....until now. 1947 has the best Indian food of any Indian restaurant in northern Virginia, and I have tried all of them!

The atmosphere is great! The restaurant has really vibrant decor. When you aren’t enamored by the food, it’s very entertaining to sit back, look around, and take it all in.

The drink selection is excellent! They have a lot of Indian beers, as well as the usual fare if you aren’t feeling adventurous. The food is exceptional. Everything from the appetizer to the entree to the naan is perfect! That’s very rare.

1947 is so good, I don’t plan on going anywhere else when I’m craving Indian food!

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Our good friends, my husband and I love to visit this restaurant. The food is so delicious and, of course, authentic. If there are any questions, management fixes everything. They will put two tables together so that we aren't crowded. There's never a negative when we eat at 1947.

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5.0Dined on 17 June 2018

Great buffet. Each dish had its own unique taste and was spectacular.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Delicious and affordable in a pleasant atmosphere.

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1.0Dined on 18 March 2018

The worst food ever. Not hot. No taste. Less dishes in buffet . Only ambiance is good .

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Six adults went to 1947 for a family celebration. The food and service was excellent. I have also been to 1947 for a lunch and highly recommend the buffet where you will find a broad delicious selection.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

I was very pleased with our dinner at 1947. The food was absolutely delicious and was presented in a beautiful manner in authentic serving dishes. The service was very good and the drink selection was good as well. I highly recommend and I will definitely be visiting again.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Great food and service. I would recommend 1947 to anyone who enjoys Indian food.

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3.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Good food. Great service. Cheap feeling ambiance but the price is right.

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4.0Dined on 29 December 2017

As previously explained apparently no one at the restaurant made a record of my Idine reservation despite telling them my name and that I had made one. The meal was a typical Indian buffet. The decor was interesting with a theme of Indian independence hence the 1947 name of the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 25 October 2017

As another review mentioned, the rose scent from the bathrooms is VERY POTENT! However, the food is delicious and prepared well.

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5.0Dined on 7 October 2017

An outstanding Indian meal, very friendly staff at every turn. We largely put ourselves in the hands of our waiter, asking his recommendations for appetizers and main courses for a table of seven. He asked us what kinds of things we liked, and the result was a mix of delicious standard selections and some we otherwise might have missed. The service was prompt and friendly and every dish was delicious. We are definitely coming back.

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3.0Dined on 4 October 2017

Dishes were pricey

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2017

Great service. Very friendly.

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2.0Dined on 13 May 2017

Disappointing second experience!

We had dined at 1947 a few months ago, and it was superb! We went again this weekend, and it was very disappointing. Our waiter had no interest in answering questions or making any recommendations. I asked for a dish with no hot spice, and he recommended one that was still much too spicy for my liking. He never came back to ask if our meals met our expectations, so I was not able to express my dislike until much later when the manager/host was walking by. We used a Groupon which seemed to upset our server as he rudely threw the bill down on the table. I found the portions to be very small (4 small "meatballs" in sauce for $16). I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK!!!

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3.0Dined on 6 May 2017

While the food was very good, the okverattentiveness of the waiter ruined the experience. He insisted on taking things away appetizers we were not yet finished with. Likewise, he pushed an appetizer on my date while she was waiting for me to arrive (thankfully, it was a tasty one!).

While just enjoying our drinks and settling in, he repeatedly kept coming back to the table to take our entre' order every few minutes. We would politely ask to come back in a little while more, and he would then hover just a couple tables away, waiting to make eye contact.

It was relatively early, and the restaurant wasn't particularly crowded, so maybe he just didn't have enough to keep him occupied. It got to the point that my date and I were laughing, and waiting in anticipation of the next antic he would pull. Nonetheless, it ruined an otherwise pleasant dinner.

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4.0Dined on 22 April 2017

Great experience and food was surprisingly really yummy!

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2.0Dined on 8 April 2017

The food choices were standard and nothing stood out. The quality and taste was mediocre, but overpriced. Would not visit again especially with so many other restaurants that offer more exotic and varied choices in the area.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2017

Our first time eating Indian food, staff were very helpful guiding us in our choices.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2017

This is by far some of the best Indian food i have ever had. I took my mother here while she was in town and had a fantastic time. She is vegan and we we're both impressed how our server took that into account the entire evening. I would recommend this place if it is your first time trying Indian, or if you eat it daily! It was SOOOO GOOOD!

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2017

Authentic Indian cuisine in an upscale atmosphere. Beautiful decor and great for a special occasion. Food served in copper pots atop copper heating pots so meal is piping hot until you finish it. Mango chutney is amazing, as is the lamb in mint and cilantro sauce. Great service. Will definitely visit here again.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2017

Very good food, prepared well. Plenty for a full meal of leftovers as well. Chicken very tender, sauces flavorful. Mild ones a bit spicier than some but not too bad.

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3.0Dined on 26 March 2017

The palek paneer was very good but everything else was just okay. It smelled like mold in the hallway to the bathroom and they masked it with horrible rose smells. I accidentally walked back in the server area looking for the bathroom and caught a couple making out. Not good.

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2017

It was a great restaurant to dine in with your loved ones. Briyani was excellent and I recommend to try it once.

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2017

We decided to get the lunch buffet. The food was delicious and service was top notch. We will return.

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5.0Dined on 12 February 2017

We had a wonderful time. The interior is elegant and the buffet was varied enough for everyone's appetites including children's. We plan to visit again soon.

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4.0Dined on 11 February 2017

Great neighbourhood gem. The food and service is great.

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4.0Dined on 13 January 2017

Great food and good variety.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2017

I order delivery from 1947 when I feel like great Indian food, never disappointed. This is the third time I have dined with friends in the restaurant, and each group of friends have raved over how delicious the food is. The food is delivered in serving dishes which make it very easy to eat "family style" sharing several different dishes, and enjoying a variety of flavors. The decor is modern and nice and the live musicians add to the experience.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2017

My family and I very much enjoy the sister restaurant, Curry Mantra. We decided to try 1947 and loved it. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on 25 December 2016

Delicious food with good service in a great Ambiance is a rare combination. I would encouraged to repeat.

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2.0Dined on 25 December 2016

8 of us went into this restaurant on Christmas Day for buffet, the food was horrible. All the items were bland and no taste. Had to pick somethg up on our way back home.

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1.0Dined on 13 November 2016

Worst service ever

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5.0Dined on 10 October 2016

I gave 5 stars because I simply do not know. Please note that even though Open Table lets you make a reservation after 2:30 this restaurant closes at 2:30PM. My 2:45PM reservation was not honored.

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5.0Dined on 8 October 2016

This is a gem in the Sterling area. If you like Indian food, you'll love this place.

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5.0Dined on 23 September 2016

So happy to finally have an authentic Indian restaurant close to my house. Food was excellent, we ordered a variety of dishes, and service was very good. Looking forward to going back and giving the lunch buffet a try!

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4.0Dined on 23 September 2016

The quality of the food was good. However, unable to adjust the spice level of most dishes as it is prepared in the morning. The service overall was good.

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4.0Dined on 3 September 2016

For a very new location, a wonderful treat. 1947 was so welcoming and helpful. The menu was extensive and the food was wonderful. The wine list was modest, but very good value. The staff were most helpful and attentive to our needs. It was a very delightful meal and environment. We would most definitely return for more!

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5.0Dined on 28 August 2016

Enjoyed a milestone birthday dinner at 1947. The service was attentive and accommodating, with lots of suggestions without the negative edge of being upsold. The food was delicious, and the portion sizes were generous. We took home the leftovers!

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4.0Dined on 13 August 2016

This was a new find for us! We had a great meal and service was very good!! The food was also very good! We will definitely be frequent visitors as we love Indian food!

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