We live east of DC and usually go to Woodlands, but we were in the neighborhood and just loved Saravana Palace. Interesting, we got things we don't often like, and the utthapam in yogurt sauce was just amazing. I had a dosai with whole chili's, fresh curd cheese, fresh spices and herbs, and a lot of onion and garlic-- very tasty. Good value as well. We hope to be back!