When Columbus first landed at Plymouth Rock, he proudly rang the Liberty Bell to mark the successful discovery of India. Rectify his mistake and actually discover India with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Indian-American cuisine and wine at Fusion Restaurant and Bar in Petworth.
Nestled inside the northwest quadrant of Washington DC, this neighborhood gem houses an atmosphere swirling with pleasantries and pixie dust. Attentive servers promptly deliver well-portioned plates like devastating rhymes in a rap battle. Menu options lean toward the Indian side of the edible fence with an infusion of American flair in their preparation.
Starters such as the crispy spinach salad with tamarino, tomato, and yogurt ($9) or fusion crab cakes ($12) rev hungry engines for the main race. Entrees are between $14–$20 and include the savory lamb vindaloo with potatoes, chili, and malt vinegar ($15), and the spicy-cool green chili chicken made with green chili and fresh mint ($14). An extensive list of vegetarian options provides satisfying feasts for herbivores and herbivoyeurs with dishes such as the channa masala with garbanzo beans, garam masala, and chili ($6–$12), among others. Accompany the meal with classic indian breads; garlic or onion kulcha ($2.75), goat cheese or aloo paratha ($3), and naan or roti ($2.50) offer fluffy landing strips for inbound comestibles.
Socialize your food with Fusion’s fruit-infused cocktails such as a Mango Cosmo—ultimate vodka, triple sec, and fresh mango pulp ($8)—or a Silk Road with Milagro tequila, Grand Marnier, and fresh lime ($8). Warm tones surround Fusion’s white linen-clad, while small candles provide intimate mood lighting for meetings with your auditor.
- A good neighborhood restaurant! It has good food and good service. The interior is calm, welcoming and minimal. – Brent J., Yelp, 1/30/11
- Unquestionably some of the best food I've had in Washington, DC. The veggie options were plentiful and savory...Unbelievable texture and flavor. The service was also exemplary. – Jason McCool, Urbanspoon