About 1947 Indian Restaurant

North & South India Specialty. Menu executed by South India TV Celebrity Chef kavitha she also hold world record for longest looking marathon.

46300 Potomac Run Plaza Suite 120
Sterling, VA 20164
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

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

Cross Street:
Behind Toy R US . Across from Target

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:

Phone Number:
(703) 429-1994

Website:
http://www.1947indianrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
LIVE Indian Classical Music Fri & Sat 6 to 9 Pm

Executive Chef:
South India

1947 Indian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.3

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3.8

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Lunch (2)
Spicy (2)
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Good for Birthdays (1)
Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on 24 May 2017

Great service. Very friendly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 March 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 October 2016

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

Tags: Outstanding Value, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 22 July 2016

Great service, great food! Ambiance inside the restaurant is wonderful. Hope they do very well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 9 July 2016

Enjoyed the Paneer Mikhani and love the decor. Attentive wait staff and the chef even stopped by our table. We will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 22 April 2017

Great experience and food was surprisingly really yummy!

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 8 April 2017

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on 11 February 2017

Great neighbourhood gem. The food and service is great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 January 2017

Great food and good variety.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 25 December 2016

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on 26 January 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 4 October 2017

Dishes were pricey

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on 13 November 2016

Worst service ever

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