Tenleytown Restaurants

Masala Art

4441-B Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-362-4441

Indian


 

$$
$17.53
 

★★

Good Value

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Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
Masala Art's offers a wide range of traditional Indian specialties with a number of good meat and vegetarian selections. Service is excellent and the kitchen isn't timid with the spices. The original in Tenleytown recently spawned a sibling on the Southwest Waterfront. Either is one of the best choices in its respective neighborhood.
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Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
2.5 Stars (10/17/2010)
"Any neighborhood would be glad to claim this Indian newcomer, but restaurant-reduced Tenleytown gets the honor. Making the smart, pistachio-colored destination even more endearing are the skill sets of owner and host Atul Bhola and chef Surinder Kumar, former associates at Heritage India in Glover Park. A cheat sheet for their venture includes Kumar's terrific griddled potato cakes, brassy with ginger and jalapeno, and lashed with sweet yogurt and tamarind sauces; tandoor-cooked cauliflower spiked with mustard seeds and mustard oil; chicken in a velvety tomato cream sauce; cottage cheese dumplings with cores of dried fruit; jalapeno-pumped minced lamb kebab … actually, it's easier to tick off what's not so hot than to basically recite the whole menu." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (8/18/2013) — Cheap Eats 2013
"Like your curries with a kick? Head to this bustling Tenleytown dining room where most things, even typically mild chicken tikka masala, have a spiciness that creeps up on you. Meanwhile, the lamb vindaloo is best suited for those who get their Buffalo wings extra-extra hot. Mellow the slow burn of the gravies with garlic-and-pepper or cilantro-sprinkled naan." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"Sometimes brilliant cooking, sometimes not, kind service, regional specialties, very reasonably priced, badly needs consistency." See 5/7/2013 Review…»

Crisp & Juicy

4533 Wisconsin Ave.
Washington, DC 20016
202-966-1222

Peruvian
Chicken

 

$
$8.10
 

Cheap Eats
Exceptional Value

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Don Rockwell
 
This local chain has some of the best-tasting Peruvian chicken in the area. The sides, though serviceable, aren't quite to the same standard.
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Don Rockwell
 

The Washington Post has not reviewed this restaurant.
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Washington Post
Washingtonian
Don Rockwell
 
Unrated (8/17/2007)
Washingtonian's outdated mini-review from its 2007 Cheap Eats issue, which pre-dates the Tenley location, notes that "this chicken joint turns out one of the tastiest birds around." See Full Review…»
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Don Rockwell
 
Italic — Recommended
"The Arlington location has arguably the best-tasting Peruvian chicken in the DC area." See 6/3/2011 Review…»
Ratings Guide:
★★★★ Extraordinary;  ★★★ Excellent;  ★★ Good;  ★ Average
All restaurants listed rate above-average or better. DCDiningGuide.com also includes a number of unrated local favorites, casual places, and other restaurants that we recommend if you’re in the neighborhood.
Price Guide:
$$$$$ Unlimited (>$45); $$$$ Very Expensive ($35-$45); $$$ Expensive ($25-$35); $$ Moderate ($15-$25); Inexpensive (<$15)
Price is based on the average cost of a dinner entree, which generally reflects a third of the cost of a full meal. Please note, however, that appetizer and beverage prices vary widely. Tasting menus are indicated with an asterisk (*).