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We called on 12/9 for reservations for 21 during the peak holiday season and were able to get a private dining room for a party of 21 two Fridays before Christmas. The service and food were absolutely outstanding. Special Event Coordinator, Rachael, did everything we...More
What a treat! Everything was perfect: from the magical atmosphere, and the beautifully authentic clothes the servers were wearing, to the absolutely best Indian food I've had anywhere in the DC area. The butternut soup was nourishing and tasty, and the lamb korma was divine....More
I can't say enough good things about Ananda. The decor is beautiful and romantic, the bar is open and a great place to meet people, the service is excellent, the owner is a pleasure to talk to (with a wonderful sense of humor) and the...More
IMO Ananda is the best restaurant in the Columbia, MD. It serves food made with farm to table ingredients, much of it organically grown. The ambiance is superb, fireplaces going in the winter and open air in good weather. Their weekend brunch buffets are also...More
The food is great. My chicken biryani was the best I’ve ever had. But the noise level on a Saturday early evening was quite loud. Service was so-so. Our food took almost 45 minutes. Hostess told us we could order happy hour half-price cocktails, but...More
A colleague invited me to a lunch at Ananda. First thing I noticed was that there were no exterior signage on the building yet the restaurant has a strong following. Can't say I have ever seen that. Impressive stand alone building.
I wouldn't call them...More
Truly a wonderful experience. While the restaurant is quote a large venue it really feels intimate, cozy and warm with number of somewhat private seating areas and fireplaces - really charming. Cocktails are fun and tasty. I was impressed with the variation of glass styles...More
We’ve been to Ananda twice in the past three weeks and the food was exceptional both times. The goa fish is a marvelous whole fish that was delicious. The duck was the best I’ve ever had. The cauliflower,corn and crab soup too good for words....More
We had the whole Goa fish (bronzini), the fish curry (cod), and naan. The entrees were served with a reasonable portion of rice and saag. The food is beautifully seasoned and light. Also enjoyed the wine from India - Sula Vineyards Chenin Blanc. It’s fruity...More
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I believe it is a stretch to imply that the buffet is a good value. Albeit, It does provide a variety of foods - all you can eat, but what individual person can eat $150 worth of food? I am confident that most customers... More
I believe it is a stretch to imply that the buffet is a good value. Albeit, It does provide a variety of foods - all you can eat, but what individual person can eat $150 worth of food? I am confident that most customers would take small portions - perhaps a spoonful from entrees of choice. Other area restaurants provide equally good buffets for a more reasonable price. I believe the restaraunt's response is pure hyperbole.
Like just about all restaurants in MD, no dress code. I'd probably feel underdressed in ratty jeans or shorts and flip-flops, but we wore "nice" jeans and sweaters and it was just fine. But as I said in my review, the... More
Like just about all restaurants in MD, no dress code. I'd probably feel underdressed in ratty jeans or shorts and flip-flops, but we wore "nice" jeans and sweaters and it was just fine. But as I said in my review, the ambience and service were great but the food just doesn't compare to Royal Taj!
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