Buddha Bar may be no more, but DC will get another big Buddha statue when Crossroads, the second new restaurant in recent months from Heritage India's Sanjeev Tuli, debuts this spring.
The restaurant is going for a global theme with its new menu, drawing from cuisines such as African, Asian, European and American. It is aiming to open sometime this month, ideally before the International Monetary Fund meetings take DC by storm mid-month (the location is nearby at 1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). The chef in the kitchen is Ravi Narayanan, whose background is in such hotels as the Oberoi in New Delhi. On the menu: dishes such as roasted eggplant and tomato beignets, calamari with fried jalapeno chips, and more. Plus, there's a sushi bar.
About that Buddha: he'll stand five feet tall and weigh about 500 pounds. The 7,000 square foot restaurant wil also have a waterfall, an 85 seat patio and a large bar area. Another Heritage India is opening adjacent to Crossroads, and the two restaurants will share a private dining room.
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