Rasika

Modern Indian

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  • 2015 Best Indian
  • 2016 Best Indian
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Overview

Creative riffs on traditional Indian cuisine make the Knightsbridge Group's Rasika a sophisticated, spacious trendy spot. The impeccable white dining room sports tasteful, teal booths and notable menu offerings, helmed by James Beard award-winning chef, Vikram Sunderam, centered around the griddle, tandoor and open barbecue pit. Don't miss crispy spinach favorite, palak chaat, as you peruse their inventive a la carte or tasting menu. In addition to house cocktails, choose wines from an international, 13-page list.

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Accolades

  • Number 9: Tom Sietsema’s Top 10 2016 - Washington Post
  • Number 5: 100 Very Best Restaurants 2016 - Washingtonian
  • 100 Very Best Restaurants 2015 — Washingtonian
  • Four stars from the Washington Post 2014
  • Vikram Sunderam: Winner, James Beard Award for Best Chef: Great Lakes 2014
  • Best Restaurants 2014 - Time Out
  • Zagat rating of 4.8 out of 5
  • Top Upscale Indian Restaurants around the US 2016 - Table8

Menu for Rasika

Lunch Menu

Tawa- Griddle

  • Ragda Patties Spiced potato / chick peas / tamarind date / mint chutney
    $7.00
  • Cauliflower Bezule Mustard seeds / green chilies / curry leaves
    $8.00
  • Mattar Pudina Tikki Green peas / mint / mozzarella
    $8.00
  • Tawa Baingan Eggplant / spiced potato / olive oil / peanut sauce
    $8.00
  • Patra Ni Macchi Sea Bass / coconut / mint / cilantro
    $10.00
  • Pepper Crab Onion / garlic / ginger / black pepper
    $10.00
  • Lamb Kathi Roll Tandoori lamb / roti / mint chutney
    $9.00
  • White Asparagus Uttapam Mustard seeds / curry leaves / green chili / coconut chutney
    $8.00
  • Honey Ginger Scallops Scallops / burnt garlic / red pepper
    $12.00

Breads

  • Naan
    $3.00
  • Roti
    $3.00
  • Garlic Naan with Herbs
    $3.00
  • Laccha
    $3.00
  • Mint Paratha
    $3.00
  • Onion and Sage
    $4.00
  • Truffle Naan
    $4.00
  • Chili and Olive Oil Naan
    $4.00
  • Goat Cheese Kulcha
    $5.00
  • Amritsari Kulcha Potatoes / cauliflower / pomegranate powder
    $5.00
  • Bread basket Naan / Onion and Sage / Mint Paratha
    $8.00

Sigri-Barbeque

  • Mango Shrimp* Fresh mango / cashew nut / ginger / mint chutney
    $10.00
  • Spicy Reshmi kebab Minced chicken / mint / coriander / green chili
    $8.00
  • Elaichi Tikka Chicken / green cardamom / mint chutney
    $8.00
  • Seekh Kebab Minced lamb / garam masala / mint chutney
    $9.00
  • Paneer Shashlik Marinated cottage cheese / onions / peppers
    $9.00

Vegetarian/Side Dishes

  • Paneer Bhurjee Cottage cheese / onions / tomatoes / bell peppers
    $12.00
    $7.00
  • Bhindi Amchoor Sliced okra / dry mango powder
    $12.00
    $7.00
  • Gobhi Mattar Cauliflower / green peas / cumin / ginger
    $12.00
    $7.00
  • Malai Palak Spinach / garlic / green chili / onions
    $12.00
    $7.00
  • Ringana Papeta Nu Shak Indian eggplant / potato / fenugreek / mustard
    $12.00
    $7.00
  • Dum Ki Subzi Seasonal vegetables / cashew nut / saffron
    $12.00
    $7.00
  • Wild Mushroom Korma Shiitake / oyster / curry leaves / coconut milk
    $12.00
    $7.00
  • Dal Makhani Lentils / tomato / garlic / fenugreek
    $10.00
    $6.00
  • Cucumber Raita Cucumber / yogurt relish
    $6.00
    $4.00
  • Broccoli Cashew Nut Poriyal Coconut / mustard seeds / ginger / green chili
    $12.00
    $7.00

Entrees

  • Tandoori Chicken Tikka Chili / garlic / garam masala / mint chutney
    $17.00
  • Murgh Mussalam* Tandoori Chicken / saffron / cashew nuts / quail eggs
    $17.00
  • Tandoori lamb chops* Mace / cardamom / cashew nuts / ginger
    $24.00
    $36.00
  • Tandoori Salmon Scottish salmon / cinnamon / black pepper
    $10.00
    $20.00
  • Mixed Grill Tandoori Salmon / Elaichi Tikka / Seekh Kebab
    $18.00
  • Grouper Manglorian Curry Coconut / curry leaves / tamarind
    $20.00
  • Red Snapper Reshad Shrimps / peri-peri masala / masala bhaat
    $20.00
  • Shrimp Kerala Curry Black pepper / curry leaves / fenugreek
    $22.00
  • Black Cod Fresh dill / honey / star anise / red wine vinegar
    $26.00
  • Lobster Hawa Mahal Onion / tomato / ginger / green chili
    $28.00
  • Chicken Makhani Broiled chicken / tomato / fenugreek
    $16.00
  • Chicken Green Masala Chicken / mint / coriander / ground spices
    $16.00
  • Chicken Tikka Masala National dish of England
    $16.00
  • Chicken Biryani Aromatic chicken / basmati rice / saffron / raita
    $16.00
  • Lamb Mirchi Korma Kashmiri chili / caramelized onion / schezwan pepper
    $18.00
  • Lamb Rajasthani Almonds / green cardamom / ginger
    $18.00
  • Raan-e-Rasika Lamb mince / mace / saffron / rose petals
    $19.00
  • Coorgi Duck* Black pepper / cumin / tamarind / vinegar
    $22.00

House-Made Chutneys

  • Eggplant Ginger chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00
  • Tomato, golden raisin chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00
  • Mango Chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00

Chaat-Savories

  • Sev Batata Puri Crispy biscuits / potatoes / raw mangoes gram flour vermicelli / chutneys
    $7.00
  • Avocado Banana Chaat Cumin / red chili powder / tamarind / date chutney
    $8.00
  • Palak Chaat Crispy baby spinach / sweet yogurt tamarind / date chutney
    $10.00

Grand Menu

  • Four course Tasting Menu
    $58.00
    $50.00
    Wine Pairing Option $35.00

Chef's Table

  • Six Course Tasting Menu
    $75.00
    $60.00
    Wine Pairing Option $45.00

Rice

  • Basmati Rice
    $3.00
  • Vegetable Pulao
    $4.00
  • Lemon Cashew Nut Rice*
    $4.00

Dinner Menu

Tawa-Griddle

  • Ragda Patties Spiced potato / chick peas / tamarind date / mint chutney
    $8.00
  • Cauliflower Bezule Mustard seeds / green chilies / curry leaves
    $8.00
  • Mattar Pudina Tikki Green peas / mint / mozzarella
    $8.00
  • Tawa Baingan Eggplant / spiced potato / olive oil / peanut sauce
    $9.00
  • Patra Ni Macchi Sea Bass / coconut / mint / cilantro
    $10.00
  • Pepper Crab Onion / garlic / ginger / black pepper
    $12.00
  • Lamb Kathi Roll Tandoori lamb / roti / mint chutney
    $10.00
  • White Asparagus Uttapam Mustard seeds / curry leaves / green chili / coconut chutney
    $9.00
  • Honey Ginger Scallops Scallops / burnt garlic / red pepper
    $12.00

Breads

  • Naan
    $3.00
  • Roti
    $3.00
  • Garlic Naan with Herbs
    $3.00
  • Laccha
    $3.00
  • Mint Paratha
    $3.00
  • Onion and Sage
    $4.00
  • Truffle Naan
    $4.00
  • Chilli and Olive Oil Naan
    $4.00
  • Goat Cheese Kulcha
    $5.00
  • Amritsari Kulcha Potatoes / cauliflower / pomegranate powder
    $5.00
  • Bread basket Naan / Onion and Sage / Mint Paratha
    $8.00

Sigri-Barbeque

  • Mango Shrimp* Fresh mango / cashew nut / ginger / coriander / mint chutney
    $12.00
  • Spicy Reshmi kebab Minced chicken / mint / coriander / green chili
    $9.00
  • Elaichi Tikka Chicken / green cardamom / mint chutney
    $8.00
  • Seekh Kebab Minced lamb / garam masala / mint chutney
    $9.00
  • Paneer Shashlik Marinated cottage cheese / onions / peppers
    $9.00

Vegetarian/Side Dishes

  • Paneer Bhurjee Cottage cheese / onions / tomatoes / bell peppers
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Bhindi Amchoor Sliced okra / dry mango powder
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Gobhi Mattar Cauliflower / green peas / cumin / ginger
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Malai Palak Spinach / garlic / green chili / onions
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Ringana Papeta Nu Shak Indian eggplant / potato / fenugreek / mustard
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Dum Ki Subzi Seasonal vegetables / cashewnut / saffron
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Wild Mushroom Korma* Shiitake / oyster / curry leaves / coconut milk
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Broccoli Cashew Nut Poriyal Coconut / mustard seeds / ginger / green chili
    $14.00
    $8.00
  • Dal Makhani Lentils / tomato / garlic / fenugreek
    $10.00
    $6.00
  • Cucumber Raita Cucumber / yogurt relish
    $6.00
    $4.00

Entrees

  • Tandoori Chicken Tikka Chili / garlic / garam masala / mint chutney
    $17.00
  • Murgh Mussalam* Tandoori Chicken / saffron / cashew nuts / quail eggs
    $18.00
  • Tandoori lamb chops* Mace / cardamom / cashew nuts / ginger
    $24.00
    $36.00
  • Tandoori Salmon Scottish salmon / cinnamon / black pepper
    $22.00
  • Mixed Grill Tandoori Salmon / Elaichi Tikka / Seekh Kebab
    $22.00
  • Grouper Manglorian Curry Coconut / curry leaves / tamarind
    $24.00
  • Red Snapper Reshad Shrimps / peri-peri masala / masala bhaat
    $22.00
  • Shrimp Kerala Curry Black pepper / curry leaves / fenugreek
    $24.00
  • Black Cod Fresh dill / honey / star anise / red wine vinegar
    $28.00
  • Lobster Hawa Mahal Onion / tomato / ginger / green chili
    $28.00
  • Chicken Makhani Broiled chicken / tomato / fenugreek
    $18.00
  • Chicken Green Masala Chicken / mint / coriander / ground spices
    $18.00
  • Chicken Tikka Masala National dish of England
    $18.00
  • Chicken Biryani Aromatic chicken / basmati rice / raita
    $18.00
  • Lamb Mirchi Korma Kashmiri chili / caramelized onion / schezwan pepper
    $19.00
  • Lamb Rajasthani Almonds / green cardamom / ginger
    $19.00
  • Raan- E- Rasika Lamb mince / mace / saffron / rose petal
    $21.00
  • Coorgi Duck* Black Pepper / Cumin / Tamarind / Vinegar
    $24.00

House-Made Chutneys

  • Eggplant Ginger chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00
  • Tomato, golden raisin chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00
  • Mango chutney
    $2.50
    $6.00

Chaat-Savories

  • Sev Batata Puri Crispy biscuits / potatoes / raw mangoes / gram flour vermicelli / chutneys
    $7.00
  • Avocado Banana Chaat Cumin / red chili powder / tamarind / date chutney
    $9.00
  • Palak Chaat Crispy baby spinach / sweet yogurt / tamarind / date chutney
    $11.00

Grand Menu

  • Four course Tasting
    $58.00
    $50.00
    Wine Pairing Option $35.00

Chef's Table

  • Six Course Tasting
    $75.00
    $60.00
    Wine Pairing Option $45.00

Rice

  • Basmati Rice
    $3.00
  • Vegetable Pulao
    $4.00
  • Lemon Cashew Nut Rice*
    $4.00

Dessert Menu

Dessert

  • Mango Tart Tatin jaggery caramel, mango ice cream
    $9.00
  • Kesar Kulfi* crystallized pistachio
    $9.00
  • Date and Toffee Pudding, berries
    $9.00
  • Apple Jalebi (Beignet)* cardamom ice cream
    $9.00
  • Carrot Halwa* saffron sabayon, cinnamon honey ice cream
    $9.00
  • Gulab Jamun* cardamom ice cream
    $9.00
  • Madras Coffee Cremeux milk chocolate, caramelized rabdi
    $8.00
  • Home Made Sorbets and Ice Creams
    $8.00

Tea, Coffee

  • Regular - Darjeeling, Assam
    $3.50
  • Herbal Teas Chamomile / Rose Tea / Hibiscus /Ginger Zing/Green Tea with Mint
    $3.50
  • Indian Masala Chai
    $3.50
  • French Press
    $4.00
  • Espresso / Double Espresso
    $3.00
    $4.50
  • Latte
    $4.00
  • Cappuccino
    $4.00

Cognac

  • Hennessy VS / VSOP
    $10.00
    $16.00
  • Remy Martin XO
    $18.00
    $27.00
  • Tesseron "Lot 53 - Perfection" XO
    $45.00
  • Clear Creek Pear Brandy
    $10.00
  • Clear Creek Kirschwasser
    $10.00
  • Dupont Calvados
    $10.00
  • Grand Marnier
    $12.00
    Grand Marnier 100 $40.00
    Grand Marnier 150 $45.00
    1880 Cuvee $50.00

Rum

  • Rhum J.M. "Rhum Vieux Agricole 1997," Martinique
    $35.00
  • Samaroli, "Caribbean 2003," Caribbean, Scotland
    $21.00
  • Ron Zacapa "Centenario XO," Guatemala
    $22.00
  • El Dorado, 15 year Rum, Guyana
    $14.00
  • Santa Teresa, "Antiguo de Solera 1796," Venezuela
    $13.00

Dessert Wines

  • Gewurztraminer Vendage Tardive, Trimbach, 2007 Alsace, France
    Glass $13.00
  • Tokaji Aszu, Disznoko, "5 Puttonyos" 2005 Tokaji, Hungary
    Glass $12.00
  • Riesling, Forrest, "Botrytised", 2011 Marlborough, New Zealand
    Glass $14.00
  • Muscat, Domaine de Durban, 2011 Beaumes de Venise, France
    Glass $10.00
  • Petit Manseng, Dagueneau, "Garden of Babylone" 2007 France
    Glass $25.00
  • Cabernet Franc Ice Wine, Casa Larga, "Fiori" 2008 Finger Lakes
    Glass $20.00
  • Vidal Ice Wine, Casa Larga, "Fiori" 2010 Finger Lakes
    Glass $15.00
  • Syrah, Lauterbach, Russian River Valley, 2009 California
    Glass $12.00

Port / Madeira / Sherry

  • Graham's 20 Yr. Old Tawny Port
    Glass $20.00
  • Quinta Noval, "Black", Port
    Glass $14.00
  • Broadbent, Vintage 2011 Port
    Glass $20.00
  • Blandy's, "Five Year", Sercial Madeira
    Glass $15.00
  • Rare Wine Co. "Thomas Jefferson Special Reserve" Madeira
    Glass $20.00
  • Cesar Florido, "Pasas", Moscatel Sherry
    Glass $10.00
  • Fernando De Castilla, "Antique", Pedro Ximenez Sherry
    Glass $15.00

Whiskeys

Indian Single Malt Whiskey

  • Amrut "UnPeated"
    $12.00
  • Amrut "Fusion"
    $14.00
  • Amrut "Intermediate Sherry"
    $24.00
  • Amrut "Portonova"
    $22.00

Single Malt Scotch

  • Ardbeg 10 year
    $18.00
  • Balvenie "Double Wood" 17 year
    $28.00
  • Balvenie "Port Wood" 21 year
    $38.00
  • Dalwhinnie 25 year
    $70.00
  • Glenmorangie 10 year
    $16.00
  • Highland Park 15 year
    $24.00
  • Lagavulun 16 year
    $26.00
  • Laphroaig 10 year
    $14.00
  • Macallan 12 year
    $15.00
  • Macallan 18 year
    $28.00
  • Oban "Distillers Edition 1995"
    $28.00
  • Oban 14 year
    $18.00
  • Oban 18 year
    $30.00
  • Springbank 15 year
    $25.00
  • Talisker 12 year
    $26.00
  • Talisker 18 year
    $32.00

Bourbon & Rye

  • Booker's
    $16.00
  • Buffalo Trace
    $11.00
  • Bulliet 10 year Bourbon
    $16.00
  • Bulliet 95 Rye
    $14.00
  • Black Maple Hill
    $14.00
  • EH Taylor Small Batch Bourbon
    $13.00
  • Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon
    $12.00
  • George Dickel No8 Sour Mash Whiskey
    $12.00
  • George Dickel Rye
    $12.00
  • High West Prairie
    $15.00
  • High West Double Rye
    $14.00
  • Noah's Mill Bourbon
    $18.00
  • Queen Jennie Sorghum Whiskey
    $10.00
  • Russell's Reserve, Bourbon 10 yr
    $12.00
  • Whistle Pig 10yr Rye
    $18.00
  • Woodford Reserve
    $14.00

Digestif & Amari

  • Ridge Distillery Absinthe
    $16.00
  • Amaro Montenegro
    $10.00
  • Amaro Sibilla
    $10.00
  • Fernet Branca
    $10.00
  • Fernet Menthe
    $10.00

633 D Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Lively, Romantic, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Hot Spot, Power Scene, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (202) 637-1222
  • Private Dining Room: Yes