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InFusion -- Indian restaurant at Tysons Corner Center

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InFusion -- Indian restaurant at Tysons Corner Center

Greg | Jan 15, 2006 02:28 PM

Last night (Saturday), my wife and I went to InFusion at Tysons Corner Center for dinner. This was our first time at InFusion, even though we had been to Connaught Place in Fairfax City (same owners) numerous times.

We had been disappointed by the closing of Connaught Place (due to Fairfax City's urban revitalization program, Connaught lost its space in the first level of an old building which is now about half demolished). We were thrilled with our first experience at InFusion, which I hope more 'Hounds will come out and support.

The atmosphere is similar to the old Connaught Place -- comfortable, impeccable (let me underscore that -- IMPECCABLE) service -- but with much more comfortable chairs and tables. (It's in the front section of the old America restaurant that previously inhabited this space.

My wife had a new (to her) chicken dish that was large chunks of chicken with seasoned bread crumbs, cooked in the tandoor. She shared a piece with me and it was superb.

I had my old standby, tandoori salmon, and it was as good as, and perhaps better than, the best salmon I had ever had at Connaught Place. I can't recommend this dish enough -- the salmon filets are marinated in a combination of yogurt, lemon juice (I think) and spices, then cooked in the tandoor. To my taste, this is the best salmon preparation I've ever had, anywhere.

Our dinners were served with naan (with a yogurt sauce), rice, lentils, and spinach. My wife had two glasses of wine, and we left with a tab of about $42. All that and spectacular service (the same sort of service we came to expect at Connaught).

With the new (and, by the way, fabulous and comfortable) AMC cinemas at Tyson's, we are going to be there regularly.

Let's reward excellence in dining. How many times have we been in restaurants where the floor staff and the kitchen don't seem to care? Get out there, 'Hounds!

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