Bombay Bistro - Fine Indian Dining
Bombay Bistro - Fine Indian Dining
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Bombay Bistro - Fine Indian Dining

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bombaybistromn.com/
  • Phone: 6123122800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thurs:11AM-10PM Friday.......11-10 Saturday.....12-10 Sunday.......12-10PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Malti Mehta
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: We do Cater Special Events of any size at Your Vanue OR In our Banquet Rooms which Accomodate upto 155 guests. Our Catering Offers Various Levels Of Service Including Partial Cooking By Our Professionals In Your Own Kitchen.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Party rooms are available for up to 160 people. Full audio-visual and 65" projection TV. Perfect for presentations and business meetings.
  • Special Events: Make Your Evening A Memorable Dining Experience With Our Eclectic Selection Of Authentic Indian Fare & Signature Cocktails in A Rich Traditional Ambience in The Heart of Downtown OR Enjoy South & North Indian Weekday Lunch Or Weekend Food Fair Buffet

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Opposite W Hotel Foshay Tower
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Please use Valet Parking at The W Hotel right across the street at our front door on Marquette Between 8th and 9th Street OR We do validate weatherproof self parking at Metro Park/Ramp enter from 90th South 9th Street on a check of $25.00 and above during Dinner Hours and Weekends.
A word from Bombay Bistro - Fine Indian Dining
Bombay Bistro Where you find uncompromising, excellent food quality consistently prepared with passion & experience by our Chef Malti Mehta.
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Bombay Bistro - Fine Indian Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
  • One Of The Best Experiences
    Aashoo
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Very Good food reminds me of one of the best Indian restaurants in London. Surprisingly reasonably priced being in downtown prestigious location. Not very fancy. Tilts towards authentic Indian. I highly recommend this place.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My experience at Bombay Bistro
    Linda
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    I have visited the Bombay Bistro buffet on various occassions for lunch. This was my first time for dinner. It was a wonderful evening with friends. The atmosphere was great. The service from the owner was great but the service from the two young ladies could have been a little better. I will definitely come back and recommend to others.
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    kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    pete
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    appetizers were particularly poor. Sauce for Paneer and Naan were very good however. Service was clueless.
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  • uneven dinner, buffet lunch better
    TXtwin
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    vegetarian thali with samosas, mattar paneer, 'naan or rice', sides of dry vegetable, dahl and raita, chopce of masala chai or gulab jamun. My spouse had palak paneer: nearly 2 cups. My more expensive platter had mattar paneer, veggies (stewed zucchini with tomatoes is dry?), dahl & raita were all just half cup. After dinner,they just brought a single ball of gulab jamun. there were only 2 other tables occupied, so it wasn't like they were too rushed to ask. plain and garlic naan were soft and chewy & oily and I happen to prefer a lighter drier version. yummy, but the serving sizes were weird, as was the disconnect between stated options and actual delivery. The daytime buffet is wonderful, it's sad to pay more /get less at dinner.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Food was not as good as it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Food was not as good as it used to be. Service is unsatisfactory.
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  • Spice was minimal (requested
    DBbbVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Spice was minimal (requested a bit of spice to it and there was no bite) and less meat in the entrees compared to other Indian restaurants we have visited. Server was very pleasant, and that evening was very quiet - nice downtown location -
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  • Huge variety, friendly service
    MNWanderer
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Our family loves Indian food, but many places offer the same items. This restaurant stretches this a bit by simply offering more choices in all categories. Love the spicy onion and pepper relish that they serve with the appetizers. Our server was as pleasant as anyone could be. We will be back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • from open Table
    ClevelandparkguruVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    found this restaurant through Open Table. Great find. Service was perfect. My group of five went on the guidance and recommendations of the server. The servers choice of starters involving lamb, goat and vegs was spot on. we did the same for the main course. Lamb, fish and chicken with rice, vegs,. Great meal. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Likes2eat
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Food was wonderful. Facilities were comfortable and service was great.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Not" Fine Dining
    msp1
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Maybe it was just a fluke but our experience was not very good. Poor service from the start, food was just ok with the sauces being pretty greasy. It was hard to have a conversation over the loud buzzing coming from the speakers in the ceiling. Overall this was not "fine" dining by any stretch.
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  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    The best Indian meal we have ever had. Server was very helpful and answered our questions and made great recommendations. Can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific, authentic, Northern
    mikie376VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Terrific, authentic, Northern Indian cuisine, served with generosity and smiles! We had an excellent meal!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING!!!!!! They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    OUTSTANDING!!!!!! They made my food specifically to my taste.... I'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Service was poor. Took 15-20
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Service was poor. Took 15-20 min to order and the. The waitress forgot it all together and asked what it was we ordered 30 min later. Bloody Mary was the worst bloody ever. No veggies, salt n pepper or chaser. Tomatoe juiice was thin. Ordered food extra spicy. It came to us mild.
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  • Should have gone to their buffet!!
    TXtwin
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    2nd time we have ordered entrees w/naan, plus special lemon rice (and if as according to the waiter they "never have curd rice", why is it on the menu) -- it took the rice 10 min to arrive after rest of the dinner was served. Waiter never warned us of time disparity. My husband insisted on waiting for the rice to eat so the lovely entrees were lukewarm. Great naan---right amount of char, excellent balance between flaky/chewy. But after table was cleared, it took the waiter 7 minutes to bring the check even w/credit card on the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great meal! We had to wait
    Nimz
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great meal! We had to wait a bit for it to come but was worth it at the end...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • h
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Was dissapointed that they did not update the opentable reservation as being honored and i had to follow up separately to ensure the credit. Food was decent and the ambience is good.
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  • Six of us went to Bombay Bistro.
    Deva
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Six of us went to Bombay Bistro. We enjoyed our food, the wine list was of good quality, and room and atmosphere were pleasant. Three areas for improvement were bring all drinks to table at same time, wait staff (waiter was unfamiliar with wines and twice brought the wrong one), and the time it took to get our meal. I don't know how long we waited and we were visiting, but it suddenly seemed like a while had passed and we wondered where the meal was. Spices were delicious, portions satisfying. We ordered 1 extra rice, thinking there'd be no charge (naively?); we were charged $3. Nevertheless, I would go back and would recommend it to friends, with the caveat of not being in a hurry.
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    fit for foodies
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  • The food and service was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    The food and service was great! They made our celebration special and were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • When in Minneapolis, we always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    When in Minneapolis, we always make time to eat at Bombay Bistro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was and service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Food was and service were great and reasonably priced. Overall, it was nice place to grab a meal.
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  • Happy Birthday to Me!
    wildegrrl76
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    My husband and I went there for my birthday dinner. Although the martinis were slow in arriving at the start, everything else went smoothly and it was a lovely evening. We took our time and had a leisurely celebration. Over the course of the evening, there were singles, couples, family groups with children, and a limousine-full of young professionals. Our food was outstanding! We began with the Bombay Bistro's own mussels appetizer, and went on to goat and lamb dishes with raita, garlic naan, and lentils. Simply superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Very delicious. Only complaint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Very delicious. Only complaint was that it was very cold in there. I had to put on my winter coat while eating dinner.
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  • Lovely food and service. A
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Lovely food and service. A nice bonus of free parking at a nearby ramp.
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    romantic
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  • Perfectly spiced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    I've had lots of Indian food, but this was the best. The waiter was prompt and efficient, but we never felt hurried, and the food was wonderful. He asked how spicy I wanted it, and I said "Very!". He asked, "Indian spicy?" and I was excited that it was indeed incredibly spicy, but still had distinct and unique tastes which were not overcome with peppers. I still was sweating as I ate it, though. We'll be back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Good service, decent prices,
    Jess
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Good service, decent prices, and great Indian food. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves ethnic or Indian food!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Delicious wide variety of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Delicious wide variety of food. Great authentic restaurant
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    fit for foodies
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  • This is just a lovely restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    This is just a lovely restaurant with white table cloths and a great place to relax after shopping. Very nice. The waiter was a little over zealous and cleared our plates way too quickly. I felt like putting a paper weight on it, so he wouldn't take it. The food was good, prices, too. Very relaxing. The only thing: The music was way too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Food was yummy! This is our go-to Indian fine dining place! The setting was intimate and nice for a couple or larger group. Service was a little slow since there was only one waiter, but we were still able to get in and out in an hour.
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    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Awesome food, ambience, and service. Much smaller than I expected (which is a good thing). There is an attached parking garage which is only $5 on evenings & weekends. Our old favorite was India Palace in Roseville, but in the future we'll be making the trip into downtown for Bombay Bistro!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Super mellow, excellent service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Super mellow, excellent service, and ridiculous value - I've never had a bad experience at Bombay Bistro.
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  • Did not live up to previous dinner
    rlieving
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    We went to Bombay Bistro last year and had an excellent experience. The staff was helpful in making selections, the food was excellent and the price was right. This year, it seems the prices rose while the portions shrank and the service went to OK. It went from being wonderful to being far too expensive for the dinner we received. The meal was still enjoyable. The food was still good. The Bombay Bistro is simply overpriced.
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    kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Very pleasant vibe at this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Very pleasant vibe at this restaurant. Excellent food. Moderate noise level. Close to State &Orpheum. Service is very congenial but a bit slow, so order entrees early,mon the servers advice, to avoid last minute rush to make show time. Lots of fun for my wife and I, and two college students!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • The wait staff was attentive,
    JoeC
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    The wait staff was attentive, very nice, and polite. The food was good and arrived at an appropriate time after we ordered. Only negative was they did not have the wine we ordered, but our server was very apologetic. We would definitely go again.
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    late-night find
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  • Our server was very attentive
    sarahmpls
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    Our server was very attentive and eager to please. The food was very good and came quickly. The ambiance was pleasant and I appreciated that it wasn't very loud in there, so I was able to have good conversation with my companions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good Indian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    Food was good. Service has improved significantly since the last time I ate in this restaurant.The staff is knowledgeable and did a good job is taking the order and making recommendations
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I went there with my two children
    Superbee
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    I went there with my two children for a little special mommy and kids time. Both the boys liked the food. The service was a bit slow but the kids loved our server who my 6 year old said was "very nice and friendly". We did find that the rest of the wait staff who brought us water etc were slow and language was a barrier in communicating with them.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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  • While the service wasn't fabulous
    Allieoop
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    While the service wasn't fabulous (it took a long while for someone to bring us water and take our initial drink orders), the food was wonderful and we thought overall it was very reasonably priced. Every once in a while you just get a hankering for Indian food, and Bombay Bistro is definitely a great choice to allay that desire. The veggie pakora were as good as I've had anywhere in town, rivaling those at Gorkha Palace. Entrees were very well done but could have been spicier -- we ordered them 'medium spicy' but could have ordered whatever the next notch up was and been fine. Nice, laid back atmosphere with relaxing music.
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    good for groups
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  • The service was prompt and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    The service was prompt and courteous. The food was good, although definitely toned down for a Minnesota palate. I would have liked the option of ordering it hotter.
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  • I love their Lunch Buffet
    louiseinMSPVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    I love their Lunch Buffet so I was looked forward to dinner. Their dinner choices were excellent, especially goat korma and fish tikka with naan. Our server was charming (from Goa) and knew the menu. Had good suggestions plus attentive without being a bother. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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