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Inside a Refreshed Rasika: D.C.'s Indian Gem Gets a New Look to Match

The renovations come after ten years of operation.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Rasika has reopened its doors after a brief closure and now boasts a new look.

The new design is from London-based HarryGregory, who also was behind the restaurant's original decor. Now, the colors, lighting, fabrics and furniture have all been transformed. They've also added a new ceiling to cut down on noise.

The space now has a silk wall covering and an olive, mustard and brown color scheme. There's a new wall covering in the private dining room, too. There are also "artichoke" lights and Italian fabrics and armchairs. Antique pots and vases from India line one wall.

Some new dishes have been added to the menu to complement the decor changes, too. About 35 percent of the menu is new, many of which are popular items from the restaurant's past ten years of service. A new addition is from a previous State Dinner at the White House, and it's an Indian spin on lasagna.


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