Although Columbus famously “discovered” India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains up in the air. Taste the mystery with today’s Groupon to Heritage India, valid at both locations in Dupont Circle and Georgetown. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of Indian cuisine Sunday–Thursday.
- For $15, you get $30 worth of Indian cuisine on Friday and Saturday.<p>
Self-taught chef Mohan Singh imparts more than 25 years of experience to craft classic Indian cuisine in his clay tandoor oven, earning Heritage India a spot on Washingtonian’s 2010 list of DC’s 100 Best Restaurants. Though menus vary slightly between the Dupont Circle and Georgetown locations, both blend creamy spinach and corn into “possibly the best palak makai in town” ($10.45–$12.95), according to the Washington Post’s restaurant and organ-grinder critic. The chicken tikka masala curry warms souls with charbroiled chunks of poultry wading in an onion-tomato sauce ($16.95) along with slices of naan ($2.50). Appetizers, such as calamari sautéed with hints of coconut and lemon ($6.95), preemptively strike against grumbling tummies, preventing them from devouring shirts with their bellybuttons. Surrounding Heritage India’s lavish tables and booths, sconces illuminate unique works of art and traditional Indian décor.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Heritage India a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.
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."