815 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006Neighborhood:
IndianPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.bombayclubdc.com/
- Phone: 2026593727x
- 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.
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
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Bombay Club reviews from OpenTable diners
372 reviews since June 27, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (215)fit for foodies (186)romantic (148)great for lunch (78)good for groups (74)neighborhood gem (53)great for outdoor dining (51)great for brunch (44)notable wine list (40)hot spot (23)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)Show More
- Fantastic Indian foodLisMVIPDined on 10/20/2014Delicious, 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:
- one of best meals in DCdiningmamaDined on 10/19/2014I'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:
- Great Indian FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/18/2014I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great dinnersandraDined on 10/18/2014We 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.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/14/2014Great food and service. Our waiter, Nasser was awesomeSpecial Features:
- Pretty goodOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 10/14/2014Although the service was really slow (I think we were generally ignored in favor of larger groups), the food was fine.Special Features:
- Lived Up to Its ReputationJandwVIPDined on 10/14/2014We 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great service, good foodOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/13/2014I 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.
- Good restaurant but not amazingAureliaVIPDined on 10/12/2014The food is ok but not great. They do have good service.Special Features:
- Excellent placeOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/11/2014Great environment, great food. Took my wife to celebrate her new job and it was the perfect experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- As always, amazing!bingata744VIPDined on 10/11/2014We 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.Special Features:
- BeefeaterDined on 10/10/2014Excellent location, few metres from the White House; great indian food, very refined and traditional at the same time.Special Features:
- DrJohnVIPDined on 10/9/2014As usual this was a great experience but it seemed as though they changed menu. Made it hard to select favorite meal. Great anyhow. Thanks!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Stylish Indian ResturantSamMDined on 10/8/2014My 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 vegitariansSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bombay ClubKenLee38Dined on 10/7/2014Unexceptionably 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quiet beautiful ambianceOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 10/5/2014We loved the food and service. Highly recommended.Special Features:
- Dissapointing Brunch BuffetMishPCVIPDined on 10/5/2014Dishes were all average, cheaper meats (chicken, egg, ok fish) were used, nothing made you go back for seconds. Food was also lukewarm. Not what you expect for 22 bucks a person, and not what I hhad a year ago at this restaurant.
- Consistent GemFoodforthoughtDined on 10/4/2014An adult restaurant. Special in every way. The food is very accessible, even to those who think they do not like Indian food, which was the case with one of our guests. The fish dishes are a real treat. As a Part-time Floridian very accustomed to good grouper dishes, the Bombay Club's take on it is the best I have ever had. And, if you are a salmon fan, ask for the salmon tandoori. It is rarely on the menu, but always available and excellent. The atmosphere here is terrific and service is impeccable. The Kistler Chardonnay at $120 a bottle tops the list of its white wine offerings. This is a real food enhancer at a very fair price, since it is often a $70 bottle retail. There are many other very good more moderately priced wines.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- zibokVIPDined on 10/4/2014We have received exactly what was expected at this restaurant and service was really good and professional.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Carnivore and vegetarian delightLizzieDined on 10/3/2014We celebrated my 62nd birthday here, mixing a family of vegetarians and carnivores, spicu foodies and non, and everyone was delighted. The meat dishes were so tender they melted, all of the naans were delightful, the seafood platter was excellent, spinach and lentils and biriyani likewise. Absolutely nothing could have been better, including the service. Thank you. We even tried a mint appetizer at the suggestion of the waiter that was exceptional. This is our second such celebration here and we will be back.Special Features:
- Love the Bombay Club!IlikewhatIllikeDined on 10/3/2014I really love the thali...you get a sample of a number of different authentic dishes. I've tried a couple of these and loved them all. Highly recommend the Bombay Club!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- No drink order?RandomReviewerVIPDined on 10/3/2014The service is usually terrific, but I was surprised that we weren't asked about beverages before placing our orders for lunch. I don't need a push for a pricey glass of wine, as I've found at some places (never Bombay Club), but I think it was the first time I've dined here that the service was a little off. That said, everything else was fine. Normally I wouldn't mention something that may seem trivial, but it was a surprise given past service, and might have lowered the expectations for my dining companion who has there for the first time.Special Features:
- Good food... "choppy" service...FreddytVIPDined on 9/30/2014The Bombay Club offers reliably superior Indian fare in a refined setting, but the service can be irregular and disjointed. On a recent evening, our meal arrived five minutes after our cocktails were served... and a pre dinner bread course arrived just before our main course. Not good. The solution is to be very explicit with your server as to the dining "pace" you prefer -- and just to make sure you're not rushed, refrain from ordering your main course until you've had chance to enjoy your cocktails and bread course.
- Dinner at the Bombay ClubHilaryandTonyDined on 9/27/2014This turned out to be great evening meal and dining experience on our recent visit to DC. We are British expats and enjoy Indian food but we have been deeply disappointed with the food served in most of US Indian restaurants we have tried. We are very pleased to say that the Bombay Club is easily the "best in class" and would have no hesitation in recommending it to fans of good Indian food. Friendly staff and classy ambience made for a very good evening. Be sure to try the Bombay Club gin and tonic - as far as I know this is a unique spicy aperitif!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bit of a Let DownLAtoDCdinerDined on 9/27/2014As a Rasika fan, I thought the Bombay Club would be a good second choice. When we arrived for our 7:45 reservation we were not seated until 8, despite visibly open tables. Our waiter was extremely slow and unfriendly-- far more attentive to the larger party next to us. The kale chaat was an EXCELLENT appetizer, as good if not better than Rasika's palak chaat. But the brussel's sprouts I ordered as a vegetarian dish were nothing special and the portion of naan was extremely small. The blueberry pudding the waiter recommended for dessert was not particularly good either. The decor and atmosphere of the restaurant was nice. Overall the food was only average and the service was poor. I'd order the kale chaat to go.Special Features:
- Decent Indian VegetarianAndrewMullenDined on 9/27/2014The Bombay Club is an elegant restaurant that harkens back to colonial India. See *A Passage to India*, and you'll know what I mean. The food, however, though tasty, did not live up to the hype of the Washingtonian's review. If you're a regular patron at ethnic restaurants, you may have discovered that, in the US, Thai, Indian, and other cuisines have been toned down for the so-called unsophisticated American palate. For example, Thai is less spicy (hot), and in this case, Indian is less spicy (spices). The flavors at The Bombay Club are fine, and many folks will find the food delicious, but I have eaten much more interesting Indian food in this area -- plates full of vigorous spices bursting with all that India has to offer.Special Features:
- Best Indian in town2dineoutDined on 9/27/2014Always love taking special friends to this restaurant. It has never let me down. It reminds me of the Rest Houses of India and Sri Lanka.Special Features:
- World class cuisine & its IndiantjssVIPDined on 9/26/2014It's offspring, Rasika gets the publicity and is the hot spot, but the quality of the food is better here, and the atmosphere is one of fine dining, romance and world class sophistication. And that's not when the piano player is at work!!!! It is world class sophisticated delicate taste, inventive cuisine, that happens to be Indian. Best Indian food you will find outside London or Mumbai. If you want the glamour go to Rasika; if you want the food and dining experience go to the Bombay club.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AccommodatingParentsNightOutDined on 9/26/2014This was our third time there. We made reservations in advance. After realizing we would be late called and changed our time. We were still 5 minutes late and they accomdated us. Staff is friendly and knowledgable concerning their menu. If they offer the sticky toffee cake on the menu please try it!Special Features:
- Upscale & DeliciousChirsVIPDined on 9/26/2014Upscale and pleasant atmosphere. Delicious and inventive south Asian cuisine. Many vegetarian options. Tasty drinks. Considering the price point, the service could have been sharper on this occasion.Special Features:
- IndAmeri11Dined on 9/24/2014The food was great, so was the ambiance. The only suggestion I like to make is please do not sit your patrons near the windows. My party of 3 had a closed window to our left giving a bad taste in the mouth.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- HIGHEND INDIANBillVIPDined on 9/23/2014Food is excellent, although portions are very small for sharing. Service was ok but a little staged. Good place for business dinner but not a special date.Special Features:
- AnniversaryTuckerVIPDined on 9/22/2014This was a perfect place to have our anniversary. The waiter even brought complementary champagne. The other guests were friendly and the whole evening was happy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Traditional and DeliciousSLGDCDined on 9/21/2014We tried to get into Rasika on Sunday night but it's closed, so we opted for Bombay Club. It was very good. We asked our waiter to deliver some of his favorite dishes, since some in our party had never tasted Indian food. We got a really nice array of appetizers, including shrimp, samosa, lamb sausage (my favorite) and crispy kale - delicious. For our meal we each had tandoori salmon which was without a sauce and perfectly cooked., and a small lamb chop which was served with a cilantro and mint sauce - tangy and spicy. The meal was wonderful - a small caveat - bring a sweater - the air conditioning was relentless!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Service and food in declineGte697hDined on 9/19/2014So, I've been to Bombay club often over the years and the service/food quality is going down. When I got there on time for the reservation I was told that it will be 15-20 minutes till I get seated. There is no contrition for the fact that I have a reservation and still have to wait like I just walked in. You expect at least a "I apologize but we are running behind with our other guests" kind of courtesy. None of that. Then we get to the bar and the bartender is goofing off. They see us and there is no acknowledgement such as "I'll be with you in a moment." We were the only people at the bar. The food was cold when it arrived and the waiter didn't know how to pronounce any of the dishes. Seriously gone downhill.
- An excellent experienceDeborahDined on 9/19/2014This is not that expensive considering it is a DC classic. The decor is beautiful, & there is a piano player who plays standards from musical theatre as well as Billie Jean! Very busy on a Friday. We got there early, & had pleasant drinks from the bar. Then, we were guided to an elegant table right in the middle of everything, great for people watching. The menu, besides containing some exciting items (all that we ordered was excellent!), is very careful to note what is spicy (or VERY spicy) & what (very important for me) has nuts in it. Our waitress was very helpful, & even allowed me to order two half entrees when I wasn't sure if I could handle the spicy green chile curry (I could, but probably a half portion was wise). Would recommend!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent Indian Food ExperiencesparkyDined on 9/19/2014My son and I enjoyed the menu containing a range of Indian dishes. We shared the crab appetizer... simply delicious. It was light enough to order one for yourself without filling up. I ordered the traditional silver platter with three different meats... fantastic. I enjoyed sampling all the different flavors. My son ordered the Lamb Vindaloo which was spicy as advertised and he loved it. I tried it too and would have enjoyed ordering that one as well. Recommend ordering extra Naan bread as soon as dinner is served, you will need it to soak up all the tasty sauces. Service was top-notch. We will be back.Special Features:
- Too noisyFLCarolVIPDined on 9/19/2014This is my tenth visit to the Bombay Club, at least, and the worst experience I've had. There was a large wedding reception which bathed the restaurant in noise. I couldn't hear the person directly across the table from me at a table for four. It was fun for people-watching, but not for visiting with our guests.Special Features:
- Gem of a RestaurantSamtheManDined on 9/17/2014Bombay Club is our favorite Indian Restaurant in DC. We were there with a group of friends who enjoyed the food immensely and the atmosphere was great. Ashok Bajaj, the owner stopped by and that was a plus!!Special Features:
- Service Not Up to Foodbrklynd1nerDined on 9/14/2014I was excited to try this restaurant given all the good reviews. The food and ambiance did not disappoint. I just wish the service had been more welcoming and gracious. I was eating alone - which I've done many times - but at this restaurant I definitely felt out of place. The waitstaff was gruff and unwelcoming - I have experienced better service at my local Indian restaurant in Brooklyn. Still, the food and ambiance of the restaurant are great; the acoustics are good and you can actually have a conversation. I would go back - but it would be great of the waitstaff would take the hint that solo diners are people, too.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.