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About Bombay Club

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.

815 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:45pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Between H & I Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 659-3727

Website:
http://www.bombayclubdc.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano music nightly beginning at 6:45pm.

Public Transit:
Farragut West & Farragut North Metro Lines

Executive Chef:
Nilesh Singhvi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

We are pleased to offer three separate private dining options with seating for 10-110 guests.

Bombay Club Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (72)
Special Occasion (67)
Good for a Date (62)
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Good Vegetarian Options (56)
Quiet Conversation (55)
Business Meals (53)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Romantic (51)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Spicy (39)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Cozy (30)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Live Music (26)
Great for Lunch (22)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Fun (12)
Healthy (12)
People Watching (10)
Vegan (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had never eaten in the Bombay Club on a Sunday afternoon and did not realize that only a buffet is available. The buffet selections were limited and all seemed to taste pretty much the same. I enjoy Indian food and have been a long time fan of the Bombay Club, but have not dined there recently until now. I would not rate it as highly as the two other downtown Indian restaurants in the Knightsbridge Restaurant Group.

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food3
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food, impeccable service. One of my favorite restaurants in all of DC.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is our favorite place - guaranteed good time. Food is very good and authentic , service is fantastic. Live piano music puts you in good mood. "Must visit" restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

As per usual, the service, the food? and the atmosphere at Bombay Club was sublime. It is one of my favorite restaurants and I am always thrilled to return.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food and service are both great! I personally don't much like the piano music, which tends to be flowery renditions of songs from the 1930s-60s, but I still go back for the food. The menu changes around quite a bit, so there is always something new to try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

One of our long-time favorites! The food is as good as ever. The dining room is more crowded and noisier than before but it is still possible to converse, although conversation is more difficult now. We think it is one of the loveliest dining rooms in DC, an important drawing card and an asset.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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service4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our friend asked for ethnic and casual for her birthday dinner. We immediately thought of Bombay Club, which is casual but has an upscale feel. Our server was very helpful, explaining what terms meant and what the specialties of the house were. We loved the kale appetizer, the thalis, and the salmon. When we arrived around 7pm, the piano in the background was a lovely touch but by the time we left around 9 the increased number of patrons, coupled with the piano, changed the noise level from quiet to loud. The noise level toward the end of our meal was our only complaint.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Was nice and quite good food atmosphere nice sat ice was good I like it we go often

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This has to be one of the best Indian restaurant I've had the good fortune to frequent. Wonderful authentic Indian cuisine. Very attentive staff and a nice ambiance with a piano player. Highly recommended.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent traditional Indian food served in an elegant atmosphere. Unless you have huge appetites a thali plus an appetizer and a single dish is enough to satisfy two people without feeling stuffed.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Bombay Club. The service was also excellent. It used to be a White House favorite in the Clinton Administration. I can see why!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Wonderful experience all around. From arrival to receiving the check everything was professional and smooth. Waiter had perfect knowledge of the offerings and made substitutions without blinking an eye...
Bombay has it right, and it's nice to count them to deliver perfection.

SP

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent staff

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great Service & ambience, piano was great. Try the “fried” Kale starter excellent

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This is the top place that we will bring our out of town guests

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have eaten here before, but never experienced the buffet. It was well worth the trip, and a steal in comparison to the prices charged by other restaurants who have far inferior food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Took my parents here for their 40th anniversary. The service and food were both excellent, and I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant for brunch!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We chose Bombay Club because it was the site of our first date, five years ago.
I noted on the reservation that it was a birthday event. We were incredibly disappointed at the poor service, which ruined dinner for us. The wait person took five minutes to ask if we wanted water (!) then left for 7-8 minutes. When she came back, we had to ask for cocktails. One of us was getting several small plates for dinner, the other soup & an entre. After asking us when we wanted the appetizers/small plates to come, they simply ignored us and all the small plates arrived with the soup. The busboys kept trying to clear the small plates we were saving for the entre; the server was nowhere to be seen. The entre arrived about 30 minutes after the soup. By the time the entre was served, the final small plate was completely cold and not very appetizing. What was particularly frustrating was that the place was swarming with busboys and servers, who kept looking at our table and the lack of progress with our dinner, but our assigned server was not available. Our reservation was not until 8:45pm and the place had really cleared out by the time the entre arrived -- although there was a large and loud private party nearby. We were so disappointed with the poor service that we didn’t even order dessert. On the way out, we told the maître ‘d -- Josh Rasolofonjoa -- how disappointed we were. His response? Call me the next time you come. ?!?!?!?! There will not be a next a time.

Clearly, the service at Bombay Club has hit the skids.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Truly one of the best restaurant experiences in Washington DC
The food and the service is just about perfect
No matter the reason this is one restaurant you must go to multiple times and realize it’s as good the first time and the next
It’s elegant it sophisticated it’s romantic it’s a business meeting
Please Take this trip to Bombay Club and you will not be disappointed

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Vegan
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

EXQUISITE FOOD AND SERVICE, AS ALWAYS. BOMBAY CLUB IS ALWAYS AN OUTSTANDING CHOICE.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Quick Bite, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Nice room,, fine dining service, good dishes, a bit expensive but patronized by an upscale crowd.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

nice food, quiet place. nice atmosphere and convenient location

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was fabulous and we had the best server (that's usually what makes the experience). They should get rid of all the photographs on the walls of hunters with their dead animals on ground in front of them. Very very off putting for vegetarians ( and most people).

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Best Indian experience ever!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 1, 2017

In town for a few days and wanted Indian. This place had some unusual options compared to the traditional samosas and tikka masalas. The broiled kale appetizer was delicious. Service was alright but not outstanding and it wasn’t very busy when we got there. We went early because we had to get to a show.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Expectedly, we had a wonderful experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Best Indian in DC!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I dine at The Bombay Club about once a month, and each visit becomes just a little bit better, after starting off from a very high bar. The entire staff is committed to a making each meal a superior dining experience. See you again soon!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Farewell for a colleague

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We always enjoy the NombaybVlub, although it has gotten noisier.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Bombay Club offers great Indian food and availability for last minute dining which makes it equal to, if not better than its sister restaurant Rasika. We started with two appetizers, a scallop dish and a duck kabob and both were outstanding. For our mains, we had chicken biryani and fish curry and loved them both. A side dish of okra was also outstanding. Our waiter understood that we wanted to dine slowly and he had no issue with taking our order one course at a time. Everything was outstanding.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was generally very good. Our server was very friendly and made some very good recommendations. A fried Kale appetizer was outstanding, as was a dessert with cardamom ice cream. Our only disappointments were that the noise level was very high and we were seated right on top of a service station.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Revisit after 5 years. The food is good, service can be improved though. The restaurant is too crowded! Seemed like every occupancy code was being violated.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is a classy traditional Indian restaurant. There were innovative dishes on the menu, e.g. The butternut squash samosas. I couldn't make up my mind on the the vegetarian dishes. The waiter recommended the vegetarian selection with samples of five different dishes. It was excellent advice. The lentil dish made a particular impression on me; apparently, it was slow cooked overnight and hence the delectable smooth texture.
We will definitely go there again when in Washington.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We eat at the Bombay Club every time we visit DC, 2 to 3 times per year. The reception staff is very welcoming and friendly: they remember our favorite table! The food is so delicious. We had duck and shrimp during our last dinner. The waiters are very helpful, kind, and professional.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We love this restaurant. It always delivers...great food, excellent service and a quiet vibe that encourages conversation and memory-creation. Will return as often as possible knowing the experience will be a grand one!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have enjoyed dining at the elegant and warm Bombay Club for many years. Wait staff are knowledgeable and charming, and the menu includes spot-on descriptions. This year when we went for Thanksgiving dinner, I was having mobility issues and was using a walker. They were more than accommodating without hovering! The restaurant is extremely accessible.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had the most delicious, gracious meal here. Can't wait to go back!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great options for both Thanksgiving and Bombay Club's delicious regular menu. Fantastic service, and fun chance to people watch. Loved that Ashok Bijaj was there, speaking with the staff and customers.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Music, Hot Spot, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Deliscious food in an elegant traditional setting. A bit old school. Good service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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