Bombay Club
Bombay Club

Bombay Club

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bombayclubdc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 659-3727
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Nilesh Singhvi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Piano music nightly beginning at 6:45pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between H & I Streets
  • Public Transit: Farragut West & Farragut North Metro Lines
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Bombay Club
The Bombay Club emulates characteristics of the old clubs of India. The elegant environment with pale pastels, ceiling fans, and a profusion of greenery is designed to create a warm and inviting gathering place for relaxation and regeneration. The cuisine is the finest of India, utilizing only the best quality ingredients to create a harmony of subtle flavors. Specialties prepared by Executive Chef Nilesh Singhvi, include tandoori salmon and green chili chicken. The sophisticated cuisine is enhanced by refine service and live piano music. Distinguished Restaurant of North America Award.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
Bombay Club reviews from OpenTable diners
358 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (204)fit for foodies (180)romantic (135)good for groups (76)great for lunch (73)neighborhood gem (46)great for outdoor dining (40)notable wine list (37)great for brunch (26)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great atmosphere and kale app. Other than that it's standard indian fare that's only slightly better than what you would find around fairfax - royal jaipur etc.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience .. total class !
    jays
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    one of the best dining experiences - with Indian Cuisine you can find! In any city! I love coming to this restaurant. On this occasion It was my wife's birthday and we really enjoyed the overall experience ! ( A special mention and thank you to Shyam)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Really enjoyed my first experience at Bombay! I will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    alexeaterVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    What can you say about the Bombay Club? The place is consistently excellent. Food, service, ambiance all top notch. Love it.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    ns100
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a big party, but they accomodated us very well. The service was fantastic. The food was great. This was the fourth time I went there and l will continue to do so again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation doesn t mean anything
    Lynn
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I made a reservation and when I got there (3 min earlier) I expected to be seated whithin 5 min, we had to wait 30 min for a table and wasted a lot of time between ordering and paying. I don t think I would go back again. People are nice and polite though.
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  • Atmosphere & food
    attyjon
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Still great atmosphere and great food. Odd bartender with a bad attitude - replace him fast!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foof & Service Very Good
    JEB1VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Food and Service Were Very Good. Food tasty and presented in a lovely manner. Wonderful for lunch when time may be short, but good food more than appreciated..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only average and almost empty
    champangetaste
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    No need for reservations as it was empty when my group went. Good food but way overpriced. I've had better Indian fare from a food truck (although the food truck was more popular).
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best Sunday Brunch in town
    ConnieVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Of course the place is and have been a great one for dinner in weekdays but it is one again the best place to have brunch on Sundays. The price is just very good, and the Indian buffet very authentic plus unlimted sparkling wine. The service is outstanding and should I mention the piano?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Bombay Club can always be relied upon to leave you feeling happy with the experience. The food is well-prepared, the service is exceptional, and the ambiance allows for everyone in your party to leave at the end of the night anticipating the next opportunity to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Upon arrival we felt ignored as the Maitre'd was on the telephone and did not make eye contact or provide a signal. After some time one of the waiters finally came over and seated us but the seat location wasn't ideal given that there were other prime locations that were never filled. Our waitress was wonderful, the food was delicious, the timing was impeccable, overall the experience was very enjoyable. At the end of the evening, as we were leaving, I waited in the reception area and again felt awkward because there was no acknowledgement of my presence at all. There was an unmistakable takeaway that we were not especially welcomed there by the front staff. We are African American although I'm not sure if that played into things.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find close to White house
    DcVisitor
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great Indian food, ambience and good service in a good location close to many hotels. Vegetarian options on the menu could be expanded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exponential excellence
    GNOSV
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I was visiting DC with my 90-year old Dad and took him and my nephew studying at GWU for a brunch. I was impressed by their service - the way they took care of my 90 year old Dad and seated him comfortably was in itself a great plus point. Brunch was superb - some new recipes and the ambiance was great. Would come back here when I am next in DC. We ate at numerous other Indian restaurants while in DC but this is definitely the best of all. A BIG THANK YOU to the Bombay Club Team.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was great. Service was sub-par. The host was very rude and the waiter, although very nice, was busy and not very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated
    Linnie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    An out-of-town guest and I really wanted to try Rasika and couldn't get a table, so we tried the Bombay Club, also ranked among the city's 25 best restaurants in 2014, instead. Though the ambiance was wonderful, we were sorely disappointed with the food. With the single exception of the Bombay sev puri appetizer, which was out of this world, our food was bland and the creamy curries lacked the richness they have at many other less expensive establishments. Though fresh vegetables were pureed to make the sauces, fresh spices seemingly weren't. Go to Heritage India instead if you can't get a table at Rasika.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Always enjoy coming to this beautiful place. The food is always delicious and the service is always good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Brit-Indian Private Club Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The ambiance is like stepping into a a colonial club, without feeling like a theme park. Elegant and formal, without being stuffy. Food was very good. Indian always a good choice if you a vegetarian in your group. Thali plates make a good presentation. Service was attentive. My out-of-town guest brought a single bottle of beer from the Orkney Islands, and they were gracious about pouring it without a corkage fee. Great for business lunch or dinner or a (quiet) special occasion. And, if you can't get into Rasika, this is a good second choice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Traditional Indian
    RonGVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The room is magnificent. The managers are welcoming. The service (Leo) is outstanding. The food is spectacular, in particular the fried kale appetizer. What's not to like? BTW, we will truly miss Christian, Simon and Jennifer from the Knightsbridge family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    PatsTable
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We went as a group of 3 for dinner before a show. Our original reservation was for a group of 6 and had a last minute change to the headcount - the restaurant was very accommodating to make the change and seated us promptly. We liked the choice of food and beverage options and were very impressed with the service, presentation, food quality, taste and flavors as well as attention to detail. There was probably a wedding dinner rehearsal going on the night we went and although it was in a private area separated from the main dining room, the noise levels were somewhat elevated compared to what we would have preferred but that was not a big problem. Would definitely recommend this place and not hesitate going again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Overall the location and the ambiance are nice. The food to me was average not spectacular.
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  • Good food, good service
    Mcowan3
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is a return trip to this restaurant and it was just as good as the first time. Very professional staff and tasty food. Would definitely return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Bombay club Spinach
    Desi
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Excellent food Had lunch at Bombay club and their second Rasika at DC had dinner on Sat and having lunch at Bombay club today Oct 2014
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch
    mgk4504
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a group of eight, and the waiter recommend just the right sharing dishes and the right amounts. Had a very relaxed, delicious, and enjoyable time. Love the crispy kale!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Indian food
    LisMVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Delicious, well-prepared Indian food in a gorgeous setting. You truly feel like you are at a special place dining at Bombay Club- both in terms of the decor and the tasty food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of best meals in DC
    diningmama
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I've had a lot of overrated food in DC, but the Northern Indian cuisine at Bombay Club is excellent. Sophisticated atmosphere. We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday buffet brunch complete with live piano music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Indian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been to many Indian restaurants before, but this is the first one I have truly enjoyed. Granted the prices are high, but if you want to treat yourself one night and have good Indian food this restaurant is great.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    sandra
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a party of 6 adults who wanted good food, good service, and the ability to have a conversation. The Bombay Club satisfied on all levels--excellent food, great service and a noise level that actually allowed us to talk to one another. It will stay on our list of great dinner spots.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great food and service. Our waiter, Nasser was awesome
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Pretty good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Although the service was really slow (I think we were generally ignored in favor of larger groups), the food was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Lived Up to Its Reputation
    JandwVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We enjoyed every bit of an outstanding lunch, especially the Fried Kale Chaat Salad. Service was pleasant and timely, but never intrusive. My Club Thali, served on the traditional silver platter, was delicious as well as beautiful, and everyone in our party raved about his/her dish. Too often, highly touted DC places are simply part of the "see and be seen" scene, but The Bombay Club deserves every accolade for its food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food
    SJN6
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I went to the Bombay Club because I love Indian food and had heard good things about the restaurant. Overall, the experience was good. The service was wonderful. The interior of the restaurant was really nice and up to date - it felt cozy but not cramped. My entree (dhaba murg) was good but not great. On the other hand, my husband enjoyed his entree (eggplant) and the goat cheese kulcha was delicious. We had a nice time, but I don't feel compelled to go back any time soon.
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  • Good restaurant but not amazing
    AureliaVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food is ok but not great. They do have good service.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place
    jct815
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great environment, great food. Took my wife to celebrate her new job and it was the perfect experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, amazing!
    bingata744VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had not been to the Bombay Club since it was redecorated -- lovely. For this visit, we approached our meal (4 of us) differently. From appetizers to dessert, we shared everything. Sharing gave us all the opportunity to taste a lot of different dishes. We will go back again, and soon. I always recommend the Bombay Club to visitors and to people who are looking for something they might not have tried before.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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  • Beefeater
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Excellent location, few metres from the White House; great indian food, very refined and traditional at the same time.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DrJohnVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    As usual this was a great experience but it seemed as though they changed menu. Made it hard to select favorite meal. Great anyhow. Thanks!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stylish Indian Resturant
    SamM
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My wife and I had lunch here. Everyone was polite and friendly. Food was great and served in time. We enjoyed the afternoon. The seafood grill platter was nice so was the Bombay Thali for vegitarians
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    great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bombay Club
    KenLee38
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Unexceptionably good Indian cuisine, exceptional and quiet service that never hovers. And prices to match. We've been for lunch several times, always to quietly celebrate a few of life's victories. Consequently, the price has never bothered. The whole experience is delightful. Mid-week, especially if Congress is in session, the noise level is from the political and lobbying set. Always make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary
    PinehurstResidentVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Bombay Club celebrating our wedding anniversary! Great food, drinks, service, and atmosphere with lovely decor and live piano music in the dining room. We enjoyed some favorite Indian dishes and tried a few new ones. There are so many choices on their menu and wine list. We will be back when visiting in DC on business or vacation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate