Always at or near the top of everyone's best restaurant list not just for Washington but for the entire country Rasika is the flagship of Vikram Sunderam's six-restaurant empire in the capital.
Each dish is a discovery The specialities are tawa (griddle), sigri (open barbecue), tandoori, and regional dishes. The wine list is outstanding and the staff competent and friendly. No wonder it's one of the hardest tables to get in the city.
Book early, or settle for lunch, when it is usually a bit easier to find your way inside.
633 D St NW
Washington DC 20004
+1 202 637 1222
Menu: around 50 USD