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Bardeo Becomes Bindaas This Week — Take a Look Inside

Vikram Sunderam tries his hand at street food

The "Bardeo" in "Ardeo+Bardeo" will soon be no more. Bindaas, an Indian street food-inspired restaurant, will open in the former Bardeo space later this week at 3309 Connecticut Ave. NW in Cleveland Park.

The space has been given an entirely new look from designer Martin Vahtra of New York-based Projects Design Associates, with graffiti-inspired artwork, an open kitchen, and touches of teal and orange. There are 35 seats in the small main dining room, as well as nine at the bar, and the upstairs room is available for receptions (they'll add a rooftop patio, too).

The restaurant from owner Ashok Bajaj features street food snacks from Vikram Sunderam, the chef behind D.C.'s critically-acclaimed Indian restaurants Rasika and Rasika West End. On the menu are savory chaats, kebabs, wraps and buns, breads and pancakes, and some vegetable and fish main dishes. Food items are priced affordably from $4-$16. Wines, beers and Indian cocktails will round out the offerings. Opening day is scheduled for Wednesday.

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