Bombay Palace

Bombay Palace

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bombay-palace.com/
  • Phone: 2125417777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Mohan Ahluwalia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer catering for 20 - 2000 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: The private/banquet room can be designated to private dinners with minimum guarantee of 35 persons.
  • Private Party Contact: Mohan Ahluwalia 212-541-7777

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th and 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: E, V, B, D, F Trains
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Central parking system on 52nd Street, between 6th and 5th avenue.
A word from Bombay Palace
We offer an upscale, authentic Indian dining experience. Enjoy our majestic ambiance in the restaurant, lounge and banquet areas. We provide a central place for family and friends to get together and we are open late.
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Bombay Palace reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (3)romantic (2)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Fantastic Buffet Lunch
    HawaiiBiker
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Indian food is my favorite cuisine, and Bombay Palace did not disappoint. We were there for the lunch buffet. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The buffet included an extensive variety of dishes, both ingredients and spices, including Tandoori and shrimp. I would go back frequently if I lived or worked nearby.
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    great for lunch
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  • Spiceless
    CeciVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was very disappointed by my lunch here. The selection of food at the luncheon buffet was very limited and the few items were bland at best. The food generally lacked the wonderful spices that make Indian food alive.
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  • Good East Indin Food
    Happyeater
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Truly enjoyed the food and the service was way above average. The Lamb clay oven cooked special was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch before a play
    ridger
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The selection was wide and varied, and it all tasted wonderful. Plenty of hot naan brought to the table, and drinks included. Both my vegetarian friend and I had plenty to choose from and we were out in plenty of time to walk down to the theater. We will be back.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 106 reviews are from the Bombay Palace reviews archive.
  • Indian Buffet
    Paul
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great Indian Buffet… selection changes… come back almost every month… quality of food and freshness is outstanding….
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SuperbDinner
    Bayanko2
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with great food and really superb service. From the minute we entered the restaurant, everyone was warm and welcoming. The drinks were excellent, great naan. We tried six different dishes, all terrific (great sauces!). Our wait team were extra attentive. My wife said it was the best service she ever had. We will definitely come back on our next trip to NYC.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great curry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Had a great lunch with colleagues ..had the rogan josh..meat was tender and fresh. Service was attentive and not too much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • nice evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Highly recommend the prixe fix menu! It is a real bargain in the midtown area. Plenty of food with nice size portions and the right amounts of spiciness! We will go back again! Very relaxed setting!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Terrific Spicy Food
    2bigeatersVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    This place offers excellent Indian cuisine with a broad selection of everything. The service was attentive and not at all rushed, as in most New York restaurants. Reasonable prices and high quality choices.
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  • Great midtown Indian food
    yumyum2
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant near MOMA and the theater district that had good food, relatively inexpensive prices, and could get us in and out in time for the show. We found this and more!! It's a lavish and large place with great cocktails and bar snacks and wonderful Indian food. They wait staff was efficient (given that we were short on time) but not pushy. Overall, a great find and I will be back!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FelicestevVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food mediocre at best. We can't recommend this restaurant.
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  • Good Choice
    ColonnadesVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Often return to the Bombay Palace for informal lunch meetings or when lunching after MOMA. Buffet is ample and very good. Service is attentive. Booths especially are great for meetings, with relatively little noise.
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    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Indian Restaurant
    jzwestchesterVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    4 of us had dinner on a quiet Tuesday night. Our group's Indian food guru was very complimentary toward the food. I loved my curried goat and can't wait to go back and have it again. Prices are on the high side but when you consider the mid-town rents and upscale ambience for a sophisticated adult evening, the prices aren't unreasonably high.
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    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value, good service
    JudithVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Happy hour at the bar was decent, and the pre and post-theatre special is a very good value as far as selection and price.
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    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Lunch Buffet
    LeeLeeVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We were glad we found this place for a yummy buffet lunch while visiting the city. The only draw back was there was no menu option and we were really craving Chicken Tikka Masala.
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    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    This was my first time at Bombay Palace, and I brought a client who is not so easy to please. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed the food. We had the lunch buffet, so service was not so much a part of our experience, although we found the service responsive, if a little rushed. I'll definitely go back with friends.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Excellent dining experience
    Misspinkandgreen
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I saw mixed reviews about Bombay Palace but I've always wanted to try it and it did not disappoint. It may be because I was seeing a show afterward and my reservation was at 5:15pm but we were seated immediately and 3-4 servers at our disposal the entire dinner. They also have a theater menu for $29.99 which was perfect because we didn't want to walk into the theater with food. I had the vegetable samosa, mixed green salad, chicken tikka masala and some sort of diced carrot and pistachio dessert. Everything was great although I must admit it's not the best Indian food I've ever had but it won't stop me from going back. Beware of the coconut margarita though. It's entirely too strong, almost like they just poured 1800 coconut over ice.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Merry Valentine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went here on Valentine's Day with a close girlfriend to celebrate her as a late Christmas gift. She recently suddenly lost her mother at such a young age, that I wanted to give her a happy moment. I never got her a christmas gift and thought it was a perfect time to surprise her with a "gift". This would be a new experience, dining at an Indian restaurant. Bombay Palace met my expectation. Service was delightful. Food was amazing and the drinks were good. The decor was beautiful. We were stuffed and we left there just in time to walk to Majestic theater for her next surprise, Phantom of the Opera. I definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good spot for Indian
    jzwestchesterVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    My 2 friends and I very much enjoyed our meal at Bombay Palace on a quiet Tuesday evening. I asked for my goat dish to be spicy and they accommodated. All was very well done- food, service ambience......
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • still a fine place -- or Palace
    BMac
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I have been going to Bombay Palace for many years, and I am delighted that it is still a midtown neighborhood fixture, with very good Indian cuisine. Service was very attentive, and helpful in every way.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • A wonderful Indian restaurant
    M4lap
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Bombay Palace proposes an unusual and original menu, very well presented and abundant. Careful when ordering: an appetizer and a plate per person could be too much! A very good find in a neighborhood which doesn't offer much restaurant-wise.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is greatly lacking
    Gerard
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We were a part of seven and overall disappointed. The food was excellent, but service was horrendous. We sat for close to ten minutes before someone acknowledged us, and then waited over 75 minutes before our appetizers arrived. The slow service was raised with the wait staff and management several times and no attempt to recover was made. In the end, some food never showed up and they did nothing to get us to return - no apology, no offer for credit on the bill, no desserts or free drinks. The most amazing aspect is that the restaurant was not overly busy - probably about 60% capacity.
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    special occasion
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  • Reliable indian food
    jah272
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We enjoyed the food, samosas and curries were good, naan was excellent. The only issue was the service; it felt rushed and indifferent. I never saw a smile. When we were seated the table wasn't set, and a waitress literally tossed napkins and silverware on the table before rushing off. We set the table ourselves. We never saw her again and were waited on mostly by the host. He meant well but was clearly busy. I would recommend only for food, don't expect to feel a warm welcome.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just wonderful
    ridger
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The menu is varied with plenty of vegetarian options. The service is excellent, lots of attention but not obtrusive. It's beautiful to look at, too. Location is great, walking distance from lots of theaters. I'll be back.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spicy Indian Food
    JanDVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Six of us had food that was way above our spice-level tolerance even though we specifically requested mild or very mild seasoning. Even the substitute sauce that we asked for to replace one of the dishes was too hot. So beware, unless you like your food hot.
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  • overpriced and awkward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    The food was fine but I thought it was overpriced for what you got, so you're paying for location. Long tapers placed in the center of the table made it awkward to converse and an ornately carved table legs made it difficult to place my feet or slide over in the booth.
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  • Very good food, slow service
    Weesle909
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Went here on a Thursday night with 4 co-workers. We arrived at 8:30 for dinner. The food was all very good. I thought the lentil soup was terrific. The menu is ala-carte, but they have a complete dinner for about $30 that includes soup or salad, an appetizer, the main meal, and dessert. We all ordered that sinc eit seemed like the best value. My only complaint was that the service was quite slow, especially considering the restaurant was not at all crowded. So if you're going to the theatre after dinner you mighth want to let them know. Overall very good!
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    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit!
    PaulieGVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    I go to this restaurant with my department of 8 fairly often. It is always a great experience. Delicious food!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    JerseyKVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    This is the third or fourth time we have had dinner at Bombay Palace. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Highly recommended!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just like Bombay
    Currylover
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We had a lot of choices for Indian food in NYC but wee selected Bombay Palace. Very friendly, great food, perfect portions! Lots of Indians eating in this restaurant so you know it's authentic! The vindaloo was perfect!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Delightful surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Needed dinner in mid-town Manhattan and tried this out. Delightful surprise, starting with complimentary starter and never-seen-it-before spicy lemonade. Lamb saag was great. Beautiful fish in fish tank a nice plus, given I was a single diner. Very friendly staff.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    clrbluesky
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    The food was very tasty and the wait staff paid attention to detail. I would definitely go back here
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    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very tasty and
    NYDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The food was very tasty and nicely presented. The service was attentive.
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    great for lunch
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  • Very good Indian food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Very good Indian food and very good atmosphere. Service was slow and could have been more polite. Overall a good experience while in NYC. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in having an ethnic food experience while visiting the city.
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  • Indian food done right!
    GrammaD
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Excellent Indian food at reasonable prices. The Malai Kafta was one of the best we've ever had! We ordered the vegetable appetizer, then each an entree and rice and it was too much food. Ok if you can take home the leftovers, but we were staying at a hotel so this was not an option.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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  • We were warmly greated, drinks
    JudithVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    We were warmly greated, drinks were generous as were the a la carte portions; service was attentive. It is a bit pricey.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Bombay Palace:Superlative Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    The Bombay Palace is the best Indian restaurant in New York,period,end of sentence. For decor,they harken back to the time of the Raj. The food is complicated,fresh and lovely. The service couldn't be more gracious.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Very disappointed!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    I had dined at Bombay Palace many years ago and had fond memories of the place and cuisine. My friends and I had the buffet. We found the food only "fair." Nearly everything was drowning in such thick sauces that you hardly saw the actual contents. Besides that, the choices were very limited and most dishes were fiery hot and unsavory. The nan bread was very thin and burnt on the bottom,and the tandoori chicken was dry and tasteless. I hate to say it, but they could take a lesson from the restaurant "Sapphire" near Lincoln Center, which was superb.I will not return, and if you are seeking enjoyable Indian food - seek elsewhere!
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    kid-friendly
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  • The only complaint I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    The only complaint I have is about the attire of the waitresses. I believe their outfits were entirely inappropriate for a restaurant of that caliber. I came to Bombay Palace with my family, expecting a great meal, which I received, but did not count on watching the waitresses attempt to tug down their too-short skirts. It was distracting and unprofessional, but it is also an easy thing to fix.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Buffet food was warm not hot.
    toledofoodies
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    Buffet food was warm not hot. Meat was swimming in sauce.
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