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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.0
8.6
$40
Well executed, delicately spiced, and pleasantly surprising dishes among Indian antiques

At our last visit, we arrived at Passage to India without a reservation, but we were assured that if we could just wait a little while, we’d get the first available table. We passed the time by asking the affable staff to tell us the stories behind some of the gorgeous Indian antiques that tastefully decorate the walls and windows. A bronze statue of the elephant-headed god Ganesh is meant to bring success to the restaurant, we learned. We don’t know for sure whether Ganesh has… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
4.0
$10
A no-frills atmosphere and brusque service, but good, cheap rotisserie chicken and bold sauces

Tucked into a no-nonsense building along nondescript strip malls in Arlington and Wheaton, this cavernous, clattering space is generally filled with families and groups of friends chattering in a mix of Spanish and English. It’s industrial, to be sure, but in a good way: the main attraction consists of hundreds of chickens packed tightly onto spits, where they rotate in a massive oven and baste in their own juices. The service is abrupt; make sure you have your order decided… [More]