"Game-changing," "dazzling," and "luxurious" are just a few words that the critics are using to describe Punjab Grill in Penn Quarter. Since it opened last month, Punjab Grill’s first American location has been impressing local restaurant-goers with its elegant decor.
Carved sandstone walls, marble tables, and upscale decor make this place a bit more impressive than similar eateries. CEO Karan Singh (who also owns American Tandoor in Tysons Corner) was adamant about bringing a fine dining sensibility to his new restaurant, and the early returns suggest he’s right on target. Chef Jassie Bindra oversees a menu featuring standout dishes like lamb shank with mincemeat curry, tandoor cooked tiger prawns and spicy sheesh mahal. The cocktail menu and the wine list should not be overlooked, either; regulars say you can’t miss the Land of Five Waters punch. In a city where existing Indian restaurants have already raised the bar for what an Indian-American restaurant can feel like, Punjab Grill is making itself known.