The Indian subcontinent is a giant piece of naan that drifted slowly through the ocean before slamming its flavors into Eurasia. Align your face's tectonic plates to give the continent a nibble in return with today's Groupon to Heritage India. This Groupon can be used at both the Dupont Circle and Georgetown locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Indian cuisine Friday or Saturday.
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Indian cuisine Sunday–Thursday.
At Heritage India, passionate cooks create aromatic Indian dishes with an exceptionally authentic flavor that won the hearts and tongues of reviewers at Washingtonian magazine. Heritage India's menu boasts classic Indian dishes such as palak makai—tender green spinach teamed with bright corn in a fresh, herby cream, hailed by the Washington Post as quite possibly the best in town. The Dupont Circle location's menu varies slightly from the Georgetown menu, but the attentive chefs at both locations simmer savory lamb chunks in spicy vindaloo sauce ($17.95 at Dupont Circle, $15.45 at Georgetown) and tandoori-baked chicken creations ($15.95 at Dupont Circle, $13.95 at Georgetown) juicy enough to shame a pool party's worth of navel oranges.
Both eateries serve up their sumptuous curries in a fine-dining environment accented with chandeliers and elegant wood trim. The owner, the proud proprietor of a successful chain of Indian restaurants in Germany and the Czech Republic, knows that attention to detail—from the graceful décor down to the last spice in the korma—makes Heritage India a refined haven for cravers of curry and coconut-milk cuisine. This Groupon is not valid for happy hour or the lunch buffet.
A palate-friendly palace in gold and green, Heritage India is the latest outpost of owner’s globe-spanning career in the hospitality business. Past ornate artwork and an elegant dining room, the head chef draws on the culinary styles of his birthplace. The influence shows in menus of flavorful fusion cuisine, including calamari sautéed with curry leaves and coconut milk; hyderabadi murgh haleem, a dish of chicken, barley, lentils, and spices; and golgappas, a popular street food made of puffed wheat, potato, and chickpeas.
- The Washington Post's editors picked Heritage India for its "rich meats, luscious veggies, creamy lentils and warm and wonderful breads."
- The Washingtonian named the restaurant one of the city's 100 best in 2010, lauding its atmosphere. "With carved wooden screens, British Colonial furnishings, and vintage sepia photos of Indian princes, the main dining room channels the days of the Raj."
- Fodor's praised the eatery for its authenticity. "There's incredible attention to detail in everything from the tapestried chairs to the paintings of India and the traditional tandoori and curry dishes."