Punjab Grill

4.7
810 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, Tock or order directly from our website!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 810 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Indian restaurantsvI have been to. Amazing Cocktails and great food. Highly recommend

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PaulA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful place. Every dish we ordered was excellent. Fantastic wine list with fair mark-up. Waiter very slow for such a fine dining establishment, however.

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous experience. I don't write reviews often but this one is due. The service was impeccable and the food was glorious. I loved everything about this experience and I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good experience. Service was good - a little bit hard to get the check but still good. Staff very well-informed on the menu.

Food was pretty good, though somewhat under-seasoned. Really liked the butter chicken. Kulcha was so dry.

Ambiance was way too loud. Party a couple tables down from us was very obviously out-of-control loud; date and I couldn’t even hear each other. We had to constantly repeat what we were saying, even after leaning on close to talk. We didn’t want to make a scene but would have appreciated if the wait staff had read the room and politely gone to that table to tell them that there were other diners to consider.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff was very attentiv

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vipMarissaM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night from start to finish, exceptional service complimented by delectable dishes

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NinadT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Indian food ever. Very creative dishes. Aloo Tikki is awesome.

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NISHANTN
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Cocktails were awesome and unique.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the Punjab Grill was wonderful. The unique cocktails, wide variety of interesting, well prepared food options and friendly, prompt service were all top notch. Will definitely return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipAron
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Punjab Grill never disappoints, phenomenal food, drinks, and service! I always look forward to my next dining experience there!

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vipSanketS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service and unique cocktails. They had gluten free options which is always a plus for Indian food. Cocktails were uniquely presented at the table side.

Loved our experience and will return !

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MaraH
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Punjab Grill was amazing. We tried several plates and we loved all of them. We couldn’t choose a favorite. The Chef did an amazing job with the complexity of flavors. Each bite had a beautifully balanced flavor and each dish was beautifully presented. The wait staff was extremely knowledgable and helpful with our gluten allergy. The cocktails were delicious and also had an amazing presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love this restaurant. My only recommendation is you should dim the light over the small tables and throughout the restaurant. Your decor is really nice, but the lighting feels like a cafeteria. Service and food was fantastic. Our waiter was phenomenal.

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KrishR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the can't miss restaurant in DC. Hey Rasika watch out.

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KaushikR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The door was authentic, and the chefs were very creative.

The vegetarian options although limited were amazing in taste.

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vipMcleanDesi
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service; delicious food- great experience

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Kalaiopua
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal…food, service, and ambiance… when we dined there during a visit to Washington. Highly recommend it and would have returned except they were closed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

It was insult to Pani puri they made. They should stop making them so bad. Mutton fry was not Indian at all. Butter chicken was ok. Not worth the money spent. Won’t be coming again.

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vipLyasia
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were attentive and the recommendations made were phenomenal.

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Yale
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for date night. Excellent service, great atmosphere, the food was amazing and was served promptly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible but we were overwhelmed by the amazing cocktails!

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Labb
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most unique Indian food I have ever had. It was unbelievably good. They have elevated the cuisine to another level. The presentation was eye catching and the service was fit for a queen.

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vipMeghan
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to treat my parents to a nice meal, and this place was fantastic. Fun cocktails, and amazing food. They haven't tried much indian food and now they keep sending me recipes they want to try after visiting Punjab Grill. Great experience. Nicolai was an incredibly kind server answering all of their questions.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience and the food was absolutely delicious. I love the modern twist to classics without losing the flavors. It’s hard to describe in words, MUST experience place!

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AshitaZ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Indian restaurants my family and I have ate at. Truly a great experience with some amazing cocktails.

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SSMD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, goat pepper fry was great, everyone loved it, so was the other dishes that we had ordered. The ambience is nice and inviting.

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E10allover
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gracious haven for delicious Indian and Indian-inspired dishes, clever cocktails and attentive, friendly service. Scallops grilled perfectly in a light creamy curry with fennel. Chicken Tika three ways with three chutneys including a superb pineapple and deeply spiced mint. Excellent breads. Kheer with cherry preserves. All served in a quiet, tasteful, open space. One of the best Indian meals I’ve had anywhere.

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PRIYA
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD AND SERVICE. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Indian food! While the takes of the dishes on the menu aren’t traditional, the flavors of them are truly authentic. My personal favorite menu items were the gol goppa, aloo tikki chaat, and the kathal kofta but there was nothing I tried that I didn’t enjoy. The decor was gorgeous and the staff was also extremely helpful and kind. Punjab Grill has definitely become one of my new favorite Indian restaurant spots.

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vipleilonic
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! My 1st time eating Indian food! And I was very pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is so beautifully presented, full of incredible flavor, and beautiful ambiance.

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SarA
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was great but the food was less than satisfactory.

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vipRenegayde
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for restaurant week and had a lovely time. The allo dish was delicious. Also had the tasty tandoori chicken appetizer. The curried lamb shank was super flavorful. I enjoyed my vegan biryani, but I probably wouldn't get it again...but that is just me - biryani isn't my fav. The Punjab Grill did a great job on service, food, and drinks.

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vipPete
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Too loud. Too many people screaming to be heard. Too many people in a crowded room for a pandemic. Bad restaurant for restaurant week. Excellent food but slow service. Much better on previous visits.

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always The presentation was beautiful and it tasted even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from attention to detail, the cocktails, service, and especially the excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is amazing from when we walked in the door. Wait staff including back waiters and bussers we’re on top of it. Food was plated beautifully and tasted even better. Cocktails were amazing and apparently half price during happy hour. Can’t wait to go back outside of restaurant week.

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AllanaO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was beautiful, the service was excellent (some of the best that I've had in DC), and the food was tasty!

FAQs

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

Punjab Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 810 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 reservations at the moment.