Bombay Club

4.7
4203 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I was looking forward to a lovely night out with my teens who are in DC for the summer. While the restaurant was not very full when we arrived, we were seated in the rear right next to the rest rooms — I suspect because we were not the type of clientele they wa. The service was quite slow and w

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EG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a treat to eat at this outstanding Indian restaurant in DC.

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J
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I visited DC for the weekend and chose to have dinner at TBC. The place is romantic with the piano player and the service impeccable. I had the rockfish - with cashew lemon rice. My husband had the lobster curry- very delish! Dessert I had the coconut sorbet which was wonderful.

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TT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is amazing, and the service is great. My only complaint is that it is so silly that some dishes do not come with rice. The dal makhni here is my absolute favorite, but if you want some rice with your bowl full of lentils, you have to order it separately (at an additional cost).

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic!

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Houston
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an early lunch, it was pretty empty at 5:30 pm. Service was great, and the food was stellar. Authentic Indian food, for sure!

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KI
Washington DC
165 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Bombay Club has become our regular dining choice for birthdays and occasions, but it's so good and the ambiance (live music!) is so relaxing and lovely that we think we need to start making many more frequent visits!

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LJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed The Bombay Club. We felt very welcome and our service was outstanding.

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B
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is EXCELLENT!!!
Food, Ambience, location, service

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S
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

service is exceptional and good is great. Due to Sunday, we had a chance to buffet and all the items are good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

It was a really nice experience and wonderful food except the servers weren’t very nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, delicious food. Loved the live piano music!

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Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent! The pianist was wonderful!
It took quite a while to get our food though. Ambience was nice although the air conditioning was too cold and the place could use a bit more lighting.

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Old furniture stained
Not accurate order
Small portions
Expensive for food
Poor service attitude

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P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great gin and tonic! Service was great too,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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CS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in the city

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal, posh, charming restaurant. A little pricey, but not absurdly so. $20 entrees plus $3 per naan isn't cheap, but good food is hard to find in DC, as is this sort of ambiance, so altogether it was very worthwhile.

I've been here only a few times, but each time was memorable for the food, service, and ambiance. I am in my mid thirties, but have a baby face, so the servers scrutinize my ID and I'm always worried they will assume the worst (I've gotten bad service because I look young many times before), but they were incredibly pleasant and happy to accommodate and quickly met all of our needs.

The place was relatively crowded, but it wasn't noisy and there was plenty of space between tables such that even though we were seated in the middle of the room, it still felt quite private. Very pretty live piano music was playing the whole time.

The food itself was great. I find that it's difficult to make many Indian dishes, which rely on a lot of heavier flavors and hearty vegetables, and have it come out balanced and avoiding adding too much butter. My personal challenges in the kitchen aside, they did a great job. The flavor of the lobster pervaded sauce, and there was a ton of meat in it. The bread was fresh and everything came out relatively quickly. My date and I both loved everything.

I'm a picky idiot when it comes to food and eating, but I don't think anyone could be disappointed by this place. Definitely one of DC's few great restaurants.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Lamb vindaloo was exceptional. Naan was just...okay.

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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my regular stops when I am in DC. Great service. Elegant atmosphere. Outlandishly good food.

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S
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Service was amazing and made my mother in law's 82 birthday very special! We will be going back again!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very fancy atmosphere but food was kind of bland. Many better, more authentic options in DC but probably not as nice environment

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P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The so-called buffet left a lot to be desired. The list would be too long. It was so off ( dated). It was my first visit & I was shocked ...... does the place really belong to “The” Ashok Bajaj!!
Service was OK, not to par.

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S
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food.

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BF
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Some dishes I had never had before. All excellent. Server was outstanding. Beautiful restaurant.

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AS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Delicious food as always but unfortunately our waiter was not very warm with us, and when my dad asked if he could order his bread first, the waiter snapped back condescendingly to order his entree first. Left a bad taste in our mouth. Also, we had to wait a long time for our drinks. Normally when I come the service is much better. Don't know my waiter's name but want to be sure management is aware of our experience. We will surely return as it's one of our favorite restaurants but hope this waiter is nicer to others in the future.

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PL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Good value.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Booked for Father’s Day lunch with the family. The surroundings are nice, but we did not enjoy the lunch. A very limited buffet was served ( no a la crate was available). Not much choice, especially for vegetarians, and the food was poor. Appetizers were served at the table, but none of our group enjoyed the cold chicken tikka. It seemed like a very lazy option on behalf of the restaurant, and we felt we were being served leftovers from the previous evening’s service. I have seen much more varied ( and delicious) buffets in small town Indian restaurants, so we expected much more from this restaurant in a prime location in central DC.
For the price, we expected better.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Limited. Selection on Sunday brunch buffet. Lacks grilled chicken, salad, chutneys, yogurt Raita. Limited and restricted appetizer and the deserts. Not worth considering the high brunch buffet price. The price Does not include juice, tea and coffee in the brunch.

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KE
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Bombay Club is always an elegant experience. The food, the ambiance, and the courteous wait staff make Bombay Club a favorite culinary destination. I took my husband to Bombay Club for Father's Day. The Sunday brunch buffet featured several curry dishes (eggplant, chicken and beef) that were delicious. It was truly a memorable meal.

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f
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Th Bombay Club is an elegant, upscale, authentically Indian restaurant with moderate prices. My husband and I have enjoyed coming here for years whenever we visit DC. The food and service were excellent as always. The ambiance is classically romantic, with white linen tablecloths, low lighting, and a very talented pianist playing unobtrusively in the background. This is not the type of restaurant you would want to bring very young or rambunctious kids to; although, we saw at least a few families with children I would guess were 10-12 years old. I would highly recommend this restaurant, particularly for special occasions. My husband and I were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary and were each unexpectedly treated to a complementary glass of champagne. A perfect way to top a thoroughly delightful evening!

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RI
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food is fine, but kind of underwhelming if you're vegetarian - it's the same sort 'faux Hindusthani' North Indian that's come to typify Indian food served in Anglophone countries, which means an overemphasis on Moghul cuisine, and an underemphasis on anything that's authentically Kashmiri, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Gujarati, or Marathi (true South Indian foods nowhere to be seen).

This is OK, I guess, but it means Bombay Club's distinguishing features are its service (excellent) and decor/atmosphere (excellent) - this is fine, and deserves praise, and it's pretty much what Japanese cuisine had to do to get taken seriously by the Michelin system, but I am sure BC is capable of doing quite a bit more.

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CH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is extremely tasty and delightful, and the service is excellent! As a vegetarian, one of the things I love about this restaurant is, they offer lots of vegetarian choices. I recommend 100%!

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LF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! First time I’ve asked for my food less spicy but there was still tons of flavor!

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RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambience and friendly staff. Was not quiet enough to carry on a business conversation. Food was very good.

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W
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bombay Club sets the standard for consistently great food, tremendous service in a nice setting. No restaurant in DC or New York is as reliable for great food and service. The restaurant does not pack in guest. Conversations can occur and the wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive.

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Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, good service with well prepared meals with high quality ingredients. Kale chat, lemon rice, rabri were all excellent.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Been a number of times. Food was fairly bland. Somewhat disappointing

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SD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite DC dining spots for special occasions.

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Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I hadn't been to Bombay Club in a while since I switched to Rasika, but the food is still good. My problem was the hostess and the server. I don't walk well, but the hostess walked me the length of the restaurant to seat me. When I complained to the waiter, he snapped that she was probably keeping me away from the piano, and offered no apology. He got better as the evening word on, but I won't be back real soon.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We often go to Bombay Club for good Indian fare in DC. It has a nice ambiance following colonial “Bombay” club. However, our last time’s experience wasn’t up to standard. The Tandoori chicken wasn’t thoroughly cooked and when we told the server, he argued instead of doing something about it.

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