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Bombay Club
Bombay Club

Bombay Club Details

  • 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 (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
Diner Reviews
  • "My second visit in the last few months. Very delicious food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Gorgeous restaurant, lovely service, and best of all delicious Indian food. We were afraid we were a little too casual with no jacket/tie or suit, but decided that we'd go on in anyway and are so glad we did. We were quite comfortable in our business casual attire, and the the food was exceptional."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Lovely venue, food was delicious and staff was friendly and accommodating. When they found out we were celebrating a birthday they even brought a special birthday desert/drink over to our table. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I gave it four stars because there is always room for improvement, but we left feeling full and glad that we chose Bombay Club for our one dinner in DC."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Restaurant was great, however not seated right away. Forced to wait 20 minutes despite reservation."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The Bombay Club is great when you want to experience more than the usual lunch offerings of salads and sandwiches. The food is delicious. My colleagues and I are working our way through the menu and have not found anything that we truly disliked. Highly recommend ordering the Samundari Thali, which provides a sampling of about 5-6 dishes and includes a grilled salmon. This dish can easily be shared by 2 people. The Mango Creme Brulee is a nice finish. Our server was exceptional. He was able to answer all questions and was attentive without being obtrusive."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We chose to take advantage of a warm breezy April day and dine outdoors at the Bombay Club for lunch. While missing the English club atmosphere of the Bombay Club's elegant dining room, the cuisine did not disappoint. Highly recommended are the following; appetizers - Krispy Kale Chat and the Goan Masala Crab; bread - Onion Basil Naan; Entrees - five alarm Green Chicken and the Tandoori Trout. Service sitting outside was a little below the usual standard here, but I attribute this to the fact that there were only two tables populated, but overall The Bombay Club is a delight!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Elegant Indian place next to the White House. Great Indian food with the hint of fusion. Tables are kept at a distance to ensure privacy and service is attentive yet not overbearing. Beautiful venue and ideal for a dinner date or a special occasion. Good portions of food and considering that it is a high end restaurant, it provides good value for money. The Dal Makhni, Tandoori scallops and Tandoori salmon are worth a special mention."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Bombay Club's food, environment, service and staff represent a very high quality rated restaurant, counted as one of the very few in the Washington DC Metro area"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Excellent food. We had palak tiki masala chholi as appetizer and fish moulee as enters both outstanding. Service was excellent. Very professional. Beautiful restaurant"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was great, this is a good place as you can actually talk, it comfortable, great service not too pushy, and you can talk with some privacy. Perfect."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I've been to Bombay Club many times before, but apparently not when every table was booked. The noise was overwhelming. My friends and I couldn't hear each other, we couldn't hear our server and vice versa. My two friends really enjoyed their duck and lamb entrees. I'm a vegetarian, and unluckily chose a rather dull treatment of Brussels sprouts. That plus naan failed to satisfy. We were still hungry and tired of saying "what?" in convesation. We headed to Krispy Kreme for desert. Sorry."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I love getting the vegetarian thali because you get to try a bunch of dishes. Everything here is always delicious and presented beautifully, and the service is so amazingly friendly (better than a couple years ago when the servers were all kind of haughty)."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Once again we chose Bombay Club for a special occasion and were not disappointed. The decor and ambience are lovely. The service is professional and knowledgable. And the food is excellent, for all fans of Indian cuisine. They have unusual items not available on most indian menus. The bread is particularly delicious without being greasy. Be sure to order the chutneys as they compliment the foods nicely especially if you order spicy dishes. If you are celebrating a birthday, sit near the piano and they play Happy Birthday when they bring your complementary dessert."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We went and had a lovely time and the food was excellent and unusual - not your standard chicken marsala, etc. But it would have been nice to have a lamb or goat dish and it wasn't brunch. There was an egg curry (hard boiled eggs in a very tasty sauce) but that's not breakfast. It was lunch, a very nice lunch but lunch just the same. Also the dessert was weak - just a pudding and some so so fruit. Dessert is usually not a strong suit at an Indian restuarant but you would think that the Bombay Club could do better. If you are advertising a brunch then there should be 3 courses - breakfast - lunch - dessert. Still hte food was great there was a piano playing and it is all very elegant."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Bombay Club is a great place to reacquaint with friends at Sunday brunch over savory Indian fare and never-ending champagne (Cava). The wait staff is attentive and the food is beautifully prepared. My only quibble is that, as an Amritsari fish lover, I firmly hold it should NEVER be salmon!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I am from India and I can tell you the Bombay Club delivers on a truly authentic Indian experience. Amazing food that tastes like the food you would get at a 5 star hotel in India."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "100% better than Rasika. However, at brunch I thought there would be more options and at least maybe one lamb or goat dish. Overall the food was decent, but I expected a little bit more flavor. Perhaps just because being Bangladeshi, our food it's a little bit different, I expect other Indian food have just as much spice and flavor to it. He was disappointed at the paneer felt hard. The kheer was yum, but maybe needed a lil more cardamon."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I took a friend to Bombay Club as a treat for her birthday. The experience was outstanding, as always. Bombay Club never fails to deliver in terms of service, ambience and of course, the food. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The bartender even made a cocktail which was not on the menu for my friend and named it after her. (We know this because it was named on the bill). I will always return to Bombay Club for special occasions or just because."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I went with a small group of friends for a week night dinner. Our server was fantastic and made excellent recommendations. We really enjoyed our appetizers and two our of three of the dishes we shared for our main meal."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This continues to be one of my favorite, probably the favorite place for lunch. From the welcome at the door, the sophisticated service, i.e. know when you engage and when not too, to food that is always consistently excellent, to the final thank you as you walk out the door. Bombay Club is the full package, consistently!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Impeccable service, lively ambiance, excellent Indian cuisine. Thoroughly enjoyable. Noise level a little higher than I prefer."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I love Indian food and this was a good experience, but fell a little short of great in my mind. I love the experience of food and great service interactions, and while my family had a good meal, nice service it fell short of its potential. They offered extra spicy sauce with the duck, great add, but as we were ordering dessert she walked away from our table abruptly after one order - so we shared :)."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The kale salad appetizer is unique and not to be missed. The the spinach patties and the aloo tikka were enjoyable. The dahi burtha (broiled eggplant curry with a dash of curds) and the punjabi khadi were subtle in spices and presented well. The gulab jamoon dessert was one of the best. The wine list, though not extensive, had good uncommon selections. An excellent dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have been to Bombay Club many times. The food is outstanding and the ambiance is just lovely. This is a "white linen" restaurant that gets all the small touches right in terms of flatware, waitstaff uniforms, china etc. Service has been surly the past couple of times we've been there. The waiter seems to think we are a big inconvenience, dumps the food off and flees. Good thing we didn't anything extra or have any issues once we got the food, because then he was gone. Maybe his English wasn't very good but in that case he shouldn't be a waiter here."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have gone to Bombay Club repeatedly over the years, and never been disappointed. The food, service and ambiance are all elegant, and the setting in a comfortable dining room with innovative dishes, in which one can actually have a conversation without yelling, is unfortunately, all too rare in DC. The chef prepared a special vegan dish for our guests, which was both delicious and appreciated."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Even on a Sunday night, they feature a live piano player improvising jazz. Carpeted room, tall ceilings, quiet, nice space between tables, attentive staff, coat check doesn't give out a number, just remembers your party of coats. Food is authentic exquisitely prepared Indian cuisine. I'm returning soon!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "There are not enough superlatives to describe this jewel in Mr. Bajaj's crown. This is classy and elegant dining. We have been there many times, and will continue to."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "We met friends we hadn't seen in a very long time at The Bombay Club for dinner. The meal was superb and the service and ambiance outstanding. We were far enough away from other diners and were able to talk in a normal voice to be heard. We all had a wonderful and relaxing experience."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My second time to this restaurant. The first time was the same experience: food is very well prepared and flavorful. However the service is just not good. I noticed this time around that the waiters and everyone on the staff are on their toes when the manager / owner is around. As soon as he left, the amount of time to get our food and the attention to diner needs fell apart. The waiters are not sufficiently trained in how to make the dining experience pleasant. They could take some lessons from some of the top steakhouses in the city. I think this is a shame because the food is very good and the ambiance of the restaurant is excellent."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "High quality food and service. Can be tough on a budget, but worth the money."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The Bombay Club is everything fine dining should be. The maitre'd made us feel welcome and immediately showed us to our table while a busboy took our coats to the coat room. Our waiter was excellent and took great care of us. The food was superior and highly recommend the crispy Kale for an appetizer and the duck for a main course. We would definitely go back whenever we are in DC."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My lady and I absolutely LOVE going here, it's a go-to date night for us. Great ambiance, fantastic food and reasonable prices for a fine dining Indian joint. I love Indian food and Bombay Club is the best in DC. Much quieter than Rasika and better food in my opinion, I don't go out to be seen. Very romantic, and the waiters are very competent and not annoying. Five stars all the way around."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Bombay Club is always excellent. I had a business lunch with another woman. We had to meet at 1. The food, service and ambience were perfect. It can sometimes be a bit noisy at 12:30 on a Friday but the food and service are always superb."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "As before, an excellent evening with food, service and ambience at a very high level."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Superb Indian food in an elegant setting. The menu has a range of spice levels for every taste. Very professional and attentive staff."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere, great food, friendly service and the piano player all combine to make this a special dining experience."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I've dined at the Bombay Club before. It was as good this time as it was before. However, this was my first actual dinner dining experience."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Impeccable service as always! Excellent Indian food, and a very talented bartender. A haven just blocks from the White House."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This is my third visit to the restaurant. The food is always fantastic (on this evening the kale appetizer, the duck sausage appetizer, and a salmon special treated with tandoori) and our server on this evening provided guidance through the menu to allow us to sample the best of what they had, without (for me) busting my diet. We sat for probably a bit too long after our check was delivered (I was catching up with an old friend) and not a single glance was shot our way suggesting that we give up the table. People who have lived in Washington a long time tell me that this is old DC classic. To me, it is a reliable place to get a great meal with elegant but not overbearing service. I always leave there thinking "that was fantastic"!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "An elegant settpng, great service, and classically great Indian cuisine"
    Dined on 3/10/2014