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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED InFusion

1961 Chain Bridge Rd. (Rte. 7) Send to Phone
703-748-9801
Adventurous cooking in a cool Indian setting.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED InFusion Restaurant Review

: If the name is a puzzler, the food is not. What you find here is primarily outstanding Indian dishes infused with potent flavors and a smattering of East-West fare that suggests that the chef has made a trip or two to America's heartland: a New Orleans-style gumbo, a surf 'n' turf combo of lamb and seafood, and a stew of braised lamb chops with sturdy veggies. These might be worthy selections, but who could possibly pass up the dhaniya gosht, a lamb or goat curry steeped in Indian spices and fresh cilantro? Or maybe the nargisi kofta, a curry of minced lamb with hard-boiled eggs to go along with the side of baingan ki sabzi, baby eggplants garnished with spicy yogurt. Breads are terrific and so, too, are the appetizers: crispy seafood fritters that shatter when bitten come with a mango dipping sauce; the Indian-style falafel, a curious Middle Eastern-Indian creation; and the samosas, better than most around town.



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