Bombay Club

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Indian
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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CS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Appetizers (First course) were great - very tasty. The main entrees were lacking in taste. The chicken tikka Makhani was flavorless you an Indian palate. The menu items are pre made and brought out immediately.

J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very classy Indian restaurant; excellent service.

m
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food at the Bombay Club was good, not particularly special (except for the butternut squash samosa) though. We eat a lot of Indian food so we didn't find the Bombay Club to offer anything really different or especially flavorful. However the service couldn't have been better. Everything we needed was brought without even asking, and with a friendly vibe to boot! We loved the quiet ambiance too. So rare to find in D.C. All they need to do is step up the food a bit.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent, as always.

MH
Montana
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. It's on the elegant side, but has a nice array of appetizers and main dishes. It's usually important to make a reservation.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience2

Went there for Dinner. Never had Indian food so bad. Food wasn't even warmed up. Felt like it was served from a Salad Bar. Naan should have been in the oven little longer to cook properly.
Don’t waste your time and money here. They ran out of Merlot. Only saving grace is the appetizers were good especially Cripsy Kale.

Update: Someone from restaurant reached out to me, promising to fix cold food issue. If they fix it, would try.

DS
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time visiting and it was for a business lunch. Great service and ambiance. Food was 4 out of 5 stars. I was hoping that the truffle naan was more “truffle-y” and the squash samosas are good, but not great. However, I would definitely visit this place again.

One piece of constructive feedback: I did witness a server cough into the air instead of his elbow. In the era of novel pandemics, i recommend ongoing food and health safety training for staff.

SG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food served by a professional and attentive staff.

AB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed The Bombay Club. I liked the dim lighting for dinner, the love piano music and the cozy and elegant atmosphere. The food was fantastic and cooked perfectly. We look forward to dining there again.

S
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a first class experience. Great food, great service and wonderful ambience.
A real pleasure.

C
Washington DC
704 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Naan is perfect. Duck appetizer was great. Chicken tikka was exceptional. Rinu deserves special praise for his great service and recommendations.

FL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Too noisy and tables too close for conversational dates

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service

PB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure to try the Masala Manhattan, the Lamb Vindaloo, and the Cilantro Shrimp (a Tandoori dish).

E
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun to eat here. Great food, vibe, design, and noise level is low enough that we could ave a real discussion. Just back from Bengal, so very nice to be reminded what a good restaurant this is.

W
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I always like Bombay Club for its consistently well prepared food. This time was an exception, as the tandoori salmon and crispy kale were not up to the typical reliable preparation. Both were slightly underdone. Great service in a perfect setting.

DE
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

As big fans of Indian food, we were a little disappointed with Sunday brunch. The setting is terrific and the food was good but not outstanding. The piano music was a bit jangling and discordant with the club atmosphere. Beter Indian food is available in the area at much better prices.

AG
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food is excellent. Service was a bit slow. Atmosphere is a business-lunch, even at dinner.

OT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at Bombay Club is consistently very good. Definitely some of the best Indian food in the Washington DC area. However, the service is inconsistent and generally not as good as it’s sister restaurants such as Rasika. The waiters at Bombay Club often seem to have too many tables making the service slow and the overall dining experience less enjoyable than Rasika or other higher end D.C. restaurants.

P
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

This was my third time at Bombay Club. I was expecting good quality in food considering the name of the chef. We were completely disappointed with the food. It was very low class. I will never visit there any more. If they improves and let me taste again... I will think again because sometimes this type of reviews work...

OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The server was not very friendly or accommodating. This was contrary to my prior experience at the restaurant

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food from appetizers to main course! The service is impeccable and the restaurant is quiet. A wonderful meal.

I
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had a dinner last month and thought it was fabulous so booked lunch for my family and was disappointed at the inconsistency. I ordered the seafood thali. the salmon was pink raw, the shrimp was chewy and the fish in the curry was rubbery. so, overall disappointed.

F
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love South Asian food and was skeptical to try this restaurant. It went above expectations (especially for restaurant week) and the service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

High chair or booster seats needed

BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Good Indian food in a buffet style, but was nothing special.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a buffet. Potatoes dish should have been hit but served room temperature. Lamb, chicken dish each good. No random dishes provided. Cold chopped vegetables vs an Indian vegetable dish. Cost vs variety low. Would not partake in a Restaurant Week in the future.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the front door through the meal. Food was amazing.

AR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent. I went with some friends for restaurant week and we really enjoyed the experience. It definitely harkened back to old world dining with the live piano player and the white tablecloths.

LK
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at the Bombay club. Beautiful atmosphere and we loved the live piano music. The appetizers were the best I’ve had in a long time. The service was kind and professional but knew when to leave us alone. We will definitely be back.

s
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I always enjoyed Bombay Club. Usually for the excellent brunch. This time it was a restaurant week dinner with friends. The place is as elegant as ever with a great piano player and good service. But the food was very bland and rather bland. As my Indian friend commented “cooked for the American palate”. That’s a mistake.

RR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We will go back and will take friends with us.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We were seated in an area that was designated for a large party within an hour of our reservation, so it felt rushed. The service by the waiter was outstanding and the ambiance was great. The value was great for “restaurant week” but the portions would be very small for normal dining.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever... seriously

e
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian food and fabulous service from Brad.

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone would agree that it was delicious, and the service was impeccable.

k
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

much quieter before piano started playing. Volume in room doubled

s
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious but the restaurant was very noisy. Guess it was to be expected during restaurant week. Packed restaurant and lively diners. Will return but hope to enjoy it during a less crowded time period.

CD
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my FAVORITE restaurant in DC. The service is excellent and the food is out of this world wonderful! I went there with my family for my retirement dinner ... they were all blown away by the excellent service and fantastic food.