Punjab Grill

4.9
684 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 684 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Service was great, food was excellent.

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TravisD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Excellent service, authentic atmosphere, Love the staff!

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vipNicholaR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I’d heard great things about this restaurant. But I wasn’t too impressed with the food we got for the price we paid. The food was pretty mediocre overall and the bill was pretty high.

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Anayae
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and amazing service, I cannot wait to return

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vipSommelieragogo
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and original cocktails. Innovative and delicious cooking. First class and wise service!

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TANMAYS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Words do not define the outstanding experience we had at this restaurant. Hats off all the staff, marvellous recommendations😊

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vipDCSexy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The butter chicken and smoky drinks made my weekend date night complete! Fabulous attentive service was a real plus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, the staff were wonderful. Always around & we didn’t lack anything we needed

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Mitchellm
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and the food was fantastic. Found this place by accident and I’m glad I did, the elk shoulder was so good. And the service was better than any restaurant I’ve ever been to.

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Bianca
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, service and ambiance were amazing. We did the three course brunch and bottomless mimosas and were so satisfied!! Will be back!!

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PaulaB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Not your average Indian food - everything was wonderful and beautifully presented. Worth going to just to see the interior which was all imported from India. Interesting teas and cocktails. Will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my moms birthday, everything from walking in the door to having everyone wish her, to the amazing food quality and service. Will be back soon

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DanielleR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was inventive, beautifully plated, and delicious! The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, beet root patty starter, aloo tikki, sarson ka saag makkai ki roti, kathal kofta, dal makhani everything was just amazing. Only thing not great was gol gappe

Def recommend for any occasion well worth it

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vipfs2651
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Decided to come to dc for a nice meal, we usually eat at Joes Rasika or punjab grill...the food this time was horrible..vegan biryani had zero taste...chaat was so gross and their daal had zero taste...if i could give them zero stars i would...they charge you am imsane amount for sich embarrassing punjabi cooking...go to rasika instead or honestly go to ravi kabob house in arlington if you want authentic incredible punjabi cooking...im so disappointed with everything we ordered and the $190 bill at the end of dinner...im never eating here again...and rasika is so much better ...or any other kabob joint in northern va

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PP82
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A little quiet, but enjoyed our food, staff were pleasant.

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vipKrystleK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING restaurant with wonderful food! The Chilean sea bass and vegan biryani was phenomenal! Highly recommend!

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bsyoung
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Did and service were outstanding
I wish they would dim the lights
It is very bright for evening dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow wow wow! Again they exceed expectations! Tonight we had the Venison special with wonderful cardamom spice and it was outstanding. The lamb is my go to dish and it was spectacular as usual. Chicken Tikka Sampler is great as well. The service is impeccable. Please come here and enjoy this gem of a restaurant! Oh and Devin makes killer cocktails - better than Bar Mini. Yes!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, waiter was very attentive and took time to explain everything and the food was delicious. Very flavorful

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EmaK
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from food to service was excellent. The chef stopped by our table to wish Happy thanksgiving, we were delighted with the experience.

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vipPeykanP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Amazing ....from the start to the end!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, service, and presentation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ahhhmazing as always! Run don’t walk! It will change your life!!!

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ABHI
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, exceptional service and great bar. Food wise Sarso ka Saag, Aloo tikki chaat and Vegan Biryani were the best!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best date night ever. Food is so delicious, amazing presentation and wonderful service

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MikeM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly and involved waiter and chef. Visually appealing and delicious food.

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vipGlobalDineout
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, amazing service. Everything was on point!

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AjabS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands birthday and I can definitely say we really had a great time celebrating! The service was impeccable, food was creatively displayed and it was oh so tasty !

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vipDrCAT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Punjab Grill and it was OUTSTANDING!! This was the BEST Indian food I've eaten in any city - including NYC, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, etc. The meat on the leg of lamb just fell off the bone and was so tender, you could cut it with a fork! The sauce was so delicious. The basmati rice was superb - all the sides were! Everything was delicious, including the cocktails!

Service was also excellent and the servers were so friendly, warm, and professional! The atmosphere was great - lots of social distancing, lighting just right, not too loud but lively enough so it didn't feel like a ghost town ... I will definitely be going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

superb
everyone and every single thing is elegant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply lovely. From the greeters to management to facility cleanliness and of course the food!! 2 thumbs up

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vipTra1
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most incredible food and impeccable service!!

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FarahE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRRHH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 15 October 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
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great The food was delicious

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vipLuigi
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 10 October 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 4 October 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 2 October 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 27 September 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!!!

FAQs

Punjab Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Punjab Grill also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 813-3004.

Punjab Grill is rated 4.9 stars by 684 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 bookings at the moment.