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Indique - a mini review

elyhtak | Feb 12, 2003 10:07 AM

Morning chowhounds! I tried Indique, the new Indian restaurant in Cleveland Park, last week and thought I would share the experience with everyone in case you were thinking of a visit. It's no Heritage, but the food was appetizing and creative - the veg samosa was well spiced but instead of serving in samosa shape, it was cut open with the filling on the bottom and the wrapper resting on top. The ambiance rested on hip and cozy versus formal, and service was attentive and friendly but not overbearing. There are a few kinks to be worked out - the sauce for the chicken tikka makhani was aromatic and flavorful, full of spices, wonderful with the garlic naan, but the chicken itself was overcooked. The naan was warm, crisp, and chewy, however the garlic nann was a soft and poofy. The fish was cooked well although a bit too much coconut milk (maybe that's just b/c I don't really like coconut milk in savory food). The chutneys (tamarind, pickled lemon, and mint) were good and automatically brough to the table, which I appreciate. With reasoanble prices, I think this will be a great addition to the Cleveland Park dining scene. I will certainly try this restaurant again in a few months and see how well they've done with those "kinks".

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