50 Best Restaurants 2017: 1947 Indian Restaurant

An Indian restaurant in Sterling

Photo by Rey Lopez

Sometimes you need the comfort of butter chicken and saag paneer: The prior is a glorious, silky tomato sauce that Campbell’s soup wishes it could be; the latter is sneakily spicy and is what all those generic spinach dips aspire to.

1947, by Asad Sheikh, the restaurateur behind Curry Mantra (Fairfax) and London Curry House (Alexandria), is home to the classic Indian dishes we know in America and others we might not. Lentils receive the star treatment in Gujarat ki tadka dal, a creamy, earthy dish with creeping heat, and goat, the protein of the masses, comes bone-in atop rice and shows an oft-tough meat in a role of tenderness.

1947 Indian Restaurant
Indian | $$
46300 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling

(50 Best Restaurants 2017November 2017)