A fine dining Indian restaurant is headed to 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, the Washington City Paper reports, and it’s going to be glitzy. Punjab Grill has locations in India and across the world, and Karan Singh of American Tandoor in Tysons Corner is bringing the restaurant to downtown D.C. The 150-seat restaurant will include decor like booths inspired by railway cars, a bar decked out in onyx, and a mirror-covered private dining room. That’s called a “Sheesh Mahal,” which means palace of mirrors, and it’s going to be decorated with 250,000 mirror tiles.
Punjab Grill’s menu will feature traditional Indian dishes like curries and tandoor-cooked meat and bread, according to WCP, with some fancy touches like a roasted whole leg of lamb garnished with edible gold leaf. David Strauss of D.C.’s Morris American Bar is working with Nitin Tewari on cocktails for Punjab Grill.