Pappe is relatively new to the 14th Street Restaurant scene in DC and boy, am I happy it has! I love Indian food, and after Rasika, I felt like the “cool” Indian” restaurant options were sort of lacking. Pappe is changing that. The food is authentic, modern and delicious and the restaurant is fun and excited; and the cocktails definitely help :).
The second you walk in, you feel like you are in a hip new restaurant with fun staff and decor. While everything seems pretty modern, the cuisine definitely is rooted in traditional Indian dishes and flavors. The innovation on the menu comes mostly in the form of small plates/appetizers, drinks, and the desserts.
When I went, we ordered the samosas, tandoori gobi, garlic naan, chicken tikka masala, daal fry, and palak paneer. Everything was incredible and even though we were stuffed, we couldn’t pass up the chai creme brulee.
Pappe is my new go-to Indian restaurant in my neighborhood. I can’t wait to go back and try everything else they have to offer!