Bombay Club

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$31 to $50
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Indian

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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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Please join us in celebrating New Year’s Eve. First seating - Three course menu $55 from (5:30PM – 7:30PM). Second seating - Five course menu from (7:30PM – 10:30PM) features live piano and a midnight champagne toast. We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 4371 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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b
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Indian food I've ever eaten. I could not recommend more highly.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever Andres was amazing. We came back just because of his excellent service!

J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For some reason others review Rasika as better but Bombay Club is one of the best - 30 years running. Fabulous service, linen tablecloth elegance, soothing live piano, and impeccable service. Really cannot say enough. Lamb vindaloo and chicken tikka excellent. Kale salad and samosas to start we’re great to share. Dessert sampler great way to finish.

PC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

As always, the food at Bombay Club was superb. However, the restaurant was crowded and noisy, unlike prior experiences. There was a piano player playing very loudly, as if he was in a bar, not an elegant restaurant. The host seemed indifferent to the noise and could not, or would not, seat us at another table away from a very large party and the piano. Our waiter was attentive, but over-worked. We had to remind him about drink orders.
A weeknight would probably be a better experience. But this is not the experience I expect from Bombay Club or any of its sister restaurants.

AD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and the pianist included modern songs into his lineup.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service was excellent

KP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. A favorite place of ours.

DP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing. Wished we lived closer to come more frequently. Everything about it was incredible. The piano player was just the icing on the cake.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food and the ambiance were top notch. Since the restaurant was busy the service was a bit underwhelming

A
London
31 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third visit to the Bombay Club, this time with a colleague for a business conversation. Greeted by Rinu on arrival, it was so reassuring to be recognized and looked after. Some new items on the menu were a nice temptation too. I found the kale hors d'oeuvre too sweet, but a great idea if the chef would play down the sugar. The new vindaloo was delicious -- as presented here, it seemed to me to be closer to a northern cuisine, but I loved it. A great evening, business conducted in a very pleasant environment and with great, attentive service. Well done again!

PF
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered thalis and shared the dessert sampler. The dishes were perfectly prepared and seasoned with amazing service. Love, love, love this restaurant!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything!!

DK
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitor from out of town and first time to restaurant. Food, service, and atmosphere all excellent. I highly recommend.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great menu options. It is a more formal restaurant and more suitable for a business lunch or date than a casual gathering.

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

From the moment we walked into the Bombay Club, my wife and I felt well taken care of. The food was superb, the service was excellent, the ambiance enchanting. It was my wife’s birthday and I think I can happily say that she was indeed impressed. Please keep in mind that it is not easy to impress my wife, she’s a doctor in computational physical chemistry. If she’s impressed, that means that your doing something right.

We will without a doubt eat at this venue again regardless of the occasion.

RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service, and ambiance. Will be back soon.

l
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, elegant and friendly. Outstanding food, outstanding service. Dosent get much better than this.

KB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delightful place, quiet, and refined. Everything I hoped it would be.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rinu our server was excellent. Courteous and thoughtful.

Food and ambiance great. Wonderful value.

p
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and decor to go along with outstanding food. Service is top notch.

M
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The website does not do justice in promoting the dining experience. If you like good Indian food, you need to go the Bombay Club.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Couldn’t recommend more highly.

KP
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

No traditional Indian food items. Also NO real spice to the items. We ordered a variety of items from the appetizers to both main meat and vegetarian dishes.

Order an Indian spiced cocktail - no spice at all.

SG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the piano player

JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday. Everything was perfect and having the piano player play Happy Birthday as the waiter brought me a surprise dessert capped off the evening w/ a flourish!

B
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Bombay Club and I only get there about once a year because I do not live in DC. For a celebratory lunch, this is a fantastic choice.

EC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Haven't been at Bombay Club for a while. The place looks and feels a little tired, decor, service, food, even lighting. Used to be one of my favorites, now just average.

SL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love Bombay Club. We always have wonderful service and the food is fantastic. Great place for vegan and vegetarian friends. A little noisy this time though !

BF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food superb. Service was cold and brusk

KK
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1food5service3ambience3

too much noise we could not hear each other. I do not think it is worth the price. very congested place too.

A
London
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner at Bombay House. Food was beautifully presented and tasted even more amazing than it looked. The atmosphere is elegant. The decor and table settings are truly fine dining—live music provided by a pianist contributed to a truly delightful dining experience. Our waiter Rinu provided lots of information about the menu selections and was professionally attentive and warm. One of the best dining experiences in many visits to DC. Food, ambiance and service—outstanding. And the best Indian food we’ve tasted anywhere!

DD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is very good but portions are small. Prices are high for lunch. It’s very noisy but conversation was possible. The couch- like seating on one side of the table is not great for eating.

J
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was very good and the servers were very knowledgable about the menu. This place is a bit higher-end for an Indian restaurant, probably due to its close proximity to the White House and Capitol Hill. You can expect white table clothes and multiple servings of silverware on the table.

I'm coming from the midwest, so I shouldn't be surprised by the higher prices of everything in DC, but it is something to be aware of. I think my meal cost roughly $10 more than a similar meal back home.

6
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner and they bought brought a really nice sorbet dessert with colorful sorbets and liquid in it for his birthday. It was really fun.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining at the Bombay Club since it opened in the mid-80s. It is unfailingly one of the best of Asahk Bajaj's many fine eateries. The manager on duty yesterday, Beycan Atalay, has the front of the house well in hand, and the kitchen was superb, as it always is.

LM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, waiter was very helpful and the taste was delicious. Loves the Kale starter!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DC’s finest Indian restaurant!

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RL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience4

While the food and the service were adequate, the setting is so lovely that I would be inclined to recommend this restaurant to someone who had never been there before.

DF
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love the ambiance of The Bombay Club in that it is so colonial British and takes you to another place where you forget you're in Washington. The food was very good and the service was excellent.