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Apr 11, 2004


Balraj Bhasin

The Bethesda location is no longer Heritage, its now called Passage to India. It's operated by Sudhir Seth who used be at Bombay Club then helped set up heritage India then moved to the Bethesda location. There has since been a parting of ways and he no longer has any connection with Heritage.


??? That's wierd. I drove by the other day and the sign said Heritage India. When did this happen?

Tyler Green

Heritage India's food is tremendous. The service is atrocious. Once a server called me a liar ("Sir, you are a liar.") and came very, very close to challenging me to a fight in the middle of the rear dining room. HI is one of those restaurants you go too for the food, all the while steeling yourself for atrocious service.

DC Diner

I am not sure if you have tried it yet, but Nirvana is my new favorite. This after years of being devoted to Heritage. Nirvana has amazing service and the food is absolutely divine.


I went to Nirvana and it was...well read this article http://www.dcfoodies.com/2004/07/nirvanaim_unenl.html to find out. To say the least it left me wanting.


I adore Heritage India and go there at least 3-4 times a month, every month. The food is wonderful, but the service really needs work. Last week, I arrived late on a Saturday night and was lingering over wine with my date when a waiter actually sneered at us and made a hand motion signaling us to get out. It was very offensive and there were 3 other parties left in the restaurant, so we were not even the last ones there. Beware . . . . . .


I agree with you on the service 100%. They have a lot of work to do in that department. The food more than makes up for it though. They have a lot to learn from places like Indique!


I have loved Heritage for years but did not get to go often because the price was a bit prohibitive. But now that the Dupont location opened; having a great Indian restaurant that close by (finally) gives me an excuse to forget the price and just enjoy the food. Plus, the service there is miles ahead of the Glover Park location. Although sometimes it can be a little *too* attentive


Really!? Interesting. I've never been to the Dupont location, but I have been meaning to get there.


Congrats on your one-year anniversary! The Heritage location in Dupont is quite good and after several visits I have no complaints about service. On weekdays there's a happy hour and appetizers are half-price - what better way to wind down after work than a champagne and THE BEST calimari ever, for less than $10?


last time i went to heritage india i had the best experiance of indian food i ever did. I am therefore surprised to read that someone would prefer a mediocre restaurant like Indique.They have either no idea about good quality Indian food or for that any knowledge of India.Yes, it is on the pricey side but if you want good food and service to compliment it- you have to pay for it.


I'm curious why you think that the people at Indique don't know anything about India...They are the owners of Bombay Bistro in Rockville which is very highly regarded. Lately I have thought that Indique is not quite as good as Heritage, especially after eating at the Dupont location. They both have their strengths though.


I have to jump in here and mention that I am a faithful customer of the Connecticut Ave Heritage India. I have been for a solid year. They have either replaced their entire staff, or taken everyone's advice. I have had nothing but the most attentive and pleasant service from the HI staff. My partner and I, too, searched high and low for good indian in the DC area. Heritage india may be the last one we go to - it is, without question, our favorite.

Simon Horwith

I'm also a fan of Heritage (both locations) - not bad Indian food at all. I've been to India 6 times and my wife is a good Punjabi girl from North India. BTW, saag is not spinach curry, it's spinach. There's a big difference - especially if you're Indian or just someone who's into food. I just thought I'd let you know ;)


My husband and I have been in the Glover Park area for three years, and up until a month ago, had never been to the Wisconsin Ave. Heritage India. We had of course heard all the rumors of terrible service, as well as some intimation of food that was sometimes on, sometimes off. In the last month we have been to Heritage twice and have another reservation for tonight! The service has been great so far, and the food is simply divine. In a neighborhood with some pretty decent restaurants (Sushi Ko, Busara) Heritage is one of our new favorites.


Heritage is pretty good but everyone is right - the service is NOT pretty good. At least it wasn't in March of 2007. I had the fish curry and it was fantastic - one of the best Indian dishes I've ever had and I love Indian food and eat it all the time!


The food here is definitely very good, but then, so is the food at a lot of other places in the DC area, namely, Indique. That said I still go to Heritage, Dupont for the convenience and when the service is bad, which it is usually is, I just lower the tip. Hopefully, that might teach them to behave better. The sad thing is when one goes in groups of six or more where the tip is included and the service is atrocious and not much you can do about it. I wonder if the waiters are arrogant because they are usually highly educated individuals back home in India and feel like they are now reduced to serving rice to Americans.


This is curious. Heritage India in Glover Park is one of favorite restaurants in all of the DC area and we have only ever had excellent service - and we often go there with loud and messy kids. We order vegetarian - ma ki dal, sag paneer and palak makai are out favorites. We did not like the Dupont location as much (the menu is different) but I admit we only went there once.

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