During their 1968 stay in India, The Beatles were greatly influenced by the country's cuisine, resulting in such landmark Fab Four cookbooks as Abohar Road and Magical Mystery Tandoor. Strum your own stomach sitar with today's Groupon: for $20, enjoy $40 worth of dining and drinks at Tandoori Nights. Choose from the following two locations:
- 2800 Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington, VA
- 106 Market Street in Gaithersburg, MD
Tandoori Nights' menu (click here for the Gaithersburg location or here for the Arlington location) offers traditional Indian cuisine in a contemporary setting. Taste buds are tickled to attention with appetizers such as vegetable samosas, light pastry pillows filled with seasoned potatoes and green peas ($5.95). Diners can choose from an exotic expo of entree options, including the classic chicken tikka masala, boasting barbecued chicken with onion and bell peppers in a tomato sauce ($13.95). Lamb biryani nestles savory lamb bits in a warm basmati rice casserole ($13.95 in Gaithersburg, $14.95 in Arlington), pleasing Lethal Bo Peeps with each bite. Fiery flavor-seekers can sup on the prawn vindaloo, featuring tomatoes and potatoes in a fiery sauce ($19.95), while their vegetarian comrades can opt for the chef's special paneer kadai, homemade cheese cooked with vegetables and cumin seeds ($9.95 in Gaithersburg, $11.95 in Arlington). Cool down spice-warmed mouths with kulfi, a rich Indian ice cream topped with cardamom in a variety of flavors to make Benjamins and Jeromes alike take note ($6.95).
Yelpers give the Arlington location of Tandoori Nights an average of 3.5 stars and the Gaithersburg location an average of three stars. OpenTable reviewers give the Arlington location an average of 3.9 stars. TripAdvisors give the Gaithersburg location an average of 3.5 owl eyes.
- We've been regular customers of Tandoori Nights since we discovered it about a year and a half ago. We've never left disappointed, and neither have our out-of-town guests who we've taken there. – StacyBee14, TripAdvisor
- This is my favorite Indian restaurant in the area. Their naan is just perfect - not too dry, like I often find. They have a great wine list, broad entree list and a great ambiance - not too swanky, not too casual. – Becky C. on the Arlington location, Yelp