Bombay Club

4.6
4248 reviews
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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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RV
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, delectable and dazzles your palate. Serene and luxurious setting with a lively atmosphere but still quiet enough to have a conversation!

y
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The Bombay Club has been one of my favorite restaurants for years but the food was very disappointing this time. There were 3 of us and no one was impressed with their meal. It was very disappointing. The service and atmosphere was still nice.

e
Munich
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though I'm not from India and cannot judge it perfectly, I've eaten quite much Indian food in my life (eg in China, UK or Germany). The Bombay Club beats all restaurants I've been at, because I was overwhelmed by the wonderful taste, use of different spices and quality of the food.

We got a kind of "set menu" - there were three courses and always you could chose out of ca. 7-10 dishes. We had shrimps and paneer as first dish, fish curry and lamb as second dish (both portions normal sized) plus desserts and a bottle of house wine and finally paid 120 USD, which I found a very reasonable price for 2 menus incl wine. Service diligent and with best attention if we needed something. I also liked the kind of colonial "retro" style. Great restaurant! Full recommendation!

MS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Bombay Club, this time for Restaurant Week. The special menu for the event gave lots of choices, and we enjoyed every single bite of it all. It's a lovely place.

I am grateful that we weren't seated near the piano. The noise level was pretty bad even far away from it. People increase the volume of their voices to compensate for music, and it was hard to talk to each other much of the time. That's our only complaint.

Thanks.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Bombay and now it may be my go to. Definitely a fine dining establishment that lives up to its customer service and food quality. The service, given by Rinu, was amazing and so considerate. He found out it was my birthday and gave me and my party complimentary champagne! His food recommendations were on par and so delicious.

I found out they have a reasonably priced bottomless mimosa brunch, so I will definitely be back. I consider Bombay club my hidden gem and I can’t wait to share with more people.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for restaurant week lunch and really enjoyed it. Service was friendly and attentive and the food was excellent with lots of great choices. The atmosphere is a little old school, but we appreciated the fact that we could actually converse without having to yell.

T
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything top shelf - food, presentation, pro service, ambiance. Went for restaurant week.

LE
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service was poor and was not particularly busy. Waiter was gruff.

J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bombay Club is consistently excellent, from the ambiance, to the service, to the food. I could eat here every week! Their lamb is always excellent, their Restaurant Week lamb chop appetizer fantastic. I often have the vegetable thali there, and its variety is commendable. It is generously portioned; I never finish it (though I could stand to have a little more rice for the sauces). You cannot go wrong here.

VV
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was outstanding. It was a great evening.

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bombay Club is one of DC's classic Indian restaurants. It is beautifully appointed, and the food is always amazing. It is perfect for a romantic evening-- or a dinner with friends. The Tandoori Salmon is perfect-- melting in your mouth. The lamb is wonderful and the breads so flavorful!

c
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service. Great food. Well-balanced flavors. Portions do not look large but they are filling. Highly recommend the crispy kale and the samosas. Curries are superb!

R
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully presented and served.

F
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Bombay Club and we loved it! Our server , Rinu, took excellent care of us, recommending the most delicious dishes we had try - and he was spot on! Don’t miss the Crispy Kale, Lamb Vindaloo and Lobster Lababdar! The truffle naan was also excellent and if you like really spicy food the green chili chicken does not disappoint! The live piano music and classical ambiance completed the experience. Can’t wait to go back!

KS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful place, high quality food. My only complaint is the portion size is very stingy. I’m used to healthy portions at other Indian restaurants. Bombay needs to work on offering more generous dinners for their guests.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and ambiance were amazing as always. We love this restaurant. However, we were clear that we wanted just one mimosa, and were told that the cost for one ($12) was the same for the champagne brunch. The next thing we knew they started filling up our half-full glasses during the meal and we were later charged $40 a person on the final bill for what was in essence a glass of champagne for each of us.

RG
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely pre-theater dinner for 3 on Saturday. Service was prompt and courteous. The food was excellent. The live piano was perfect.

ML
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Really great food but the vibe was off. Very fancy, piano player, quiet and dim-lit. I came with two girlfriends and it seemed like the server didn't take us seriously as customers. Seemed like an older crowd.

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Decent food but overpriced.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went their for family members for dinner and they were impressed to say the least. From the piano player to the service provided through dinner the night went perfect. Excellent evening for a family dinner.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent, recommended the crispy kale for an appetizer which was outstanding. We had the duck and lamb for entrees, both cooked to the correct temperature and had well seasoned sauces. We will eat here again.

RP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was better than expected -- the food and the service especially.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. Rude waiter and buser

BA
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as always. The Bombay Club retains its position as one of the very best restaurants in Washington.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific, personable service. Great ambiance between the decor and the live piano music. Get the Krispy Kale.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our lunch very much... impeccable service.

PF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed the food, but would have liked some other choices for dessert. I do n ot care for either Gulub Jarmun or Gajar Halwa. Would have liked Kulfi, Kheer, or a coconut flan. The piano player was pleasant, but would have preferred more jazz or Broadway tunes--Clair de Lune and the classical pieces were rather stuffy. Some of the chairs were looking rather worn for the otherwise attractive room.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Still excellent after all these years.

A
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bombay Club is my favorite go to place. Thank you and keep it up🌻

P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

PN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always Bombay Club is great -excellent food and service

S
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to the Bombay Club for some time, not sure why. We wanted a quiet, elegant place for a birthday dinner and this fit the bill. The food is still terrific, traditional Indian beautifully done. The vegetarian thali was excellent. Our server was wonderful. We were first seated right beside the piano, which wasn't the quiet place we had wanted, so we asked to be moved. We then ended up in a small room off the main dining area with several other diners, so there was quite a bit of noise. But it wasn't too bad, not as noisy as most restaurants these days. Next time we'll ask for a table in the main dining area but not next to the piano.

JJ
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I just looked at receipt (which I should have done at restaurant) and see that they charged us for 3 entrees (two of us dined there) for a fish dish we definitely did not get. I found the male waiter to be rude.

AV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and bottomless champagne was absolutely fantastic!

k
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Wonderful atmosphere. Piano player was great

AF
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. Splendid food; mindful but not overbearing service; not rushed. Thanks Bombay Club!

VD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Bad manager

S
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Limited choice of items for entree, especially for Chicken dishes. More choice should be possible.

r
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

P
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Consistent but not outstanding.

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