Bombay Velvet

4.1
16 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Indian
Modern, Indian cuisine located in Reston, Virginia.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Too expensive for indian food standards. Many upscale restaurants in DC are not as expensive as this one. Vegetarian dishes are ranging from $20 to 26 and the quantity is not even sufficient for one person. My mohito was watered down and My huband's bay of bengal drink was tasteless, waste of money.
The dishes are fancy but too big for the size of table, Tables are too small to fit the fancy serving dishes. I ordered Dal Makhni, the dish took more than half of the table and hardly had enough for both of us to share.
What I liked was that the dishes were out of the box, the chef was creative. Loved the decor!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

awesome... been there twice already in a week.

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a
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent new addition to the NoVa restaurant scene. Super decor and ambience with a very attentive server. Food was nicely done and well prepared. Great place for a special occasion.

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

The items were overpriced and the tables too small for two people.

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JB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome modern indian food. The options were plentiful, the mushroom appetizer was delicious as was the lamb chop appetizer. The lobster curry was divine. The craft drinks were a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this to anyone. (Only thing they were lacking was a vegetarian curry which I found surprising.)

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VA
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

New restaurant. Nice atmosphere. Food was good. Had an interesting menu.

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AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Way too expensive. $80.00 for an Appetizer, Entree and 2 glasses of wine. Menu and presentation was exquisite. Eclectic for an Indian restaurant.
Lunch for $20.00 would be more affordable. That's what I plan to recommend to a friend. Will not go again for dinner on account of expense.

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

The food is delicious. I highly recommend a cocktail.

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JO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Bombay Velvet has very good food, and a nice, if somewhat non-authentic Indian ambiance. But that's ok - the food was what we went for anyway. And the service was very good as well. Would definitely go back again.
One thing though, I had been trying to get a reservation through Open Table for several weeks, and finally just reserved several days in advance. However, when we got to the restaurant (reservation was for 6:45), there were many empty tables, so I asked my wife to check Open Table and see what was open. She said that the next reservation was 8:15 - I don't understand because there were a lot of open tables at that time (around 7:00).

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M
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was served cold. It's too dark, almost depressing inside. Very expensive compared to the food quality that u get. Indian food not enough for me. service was excellent.

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JS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Would recommend with a proviso - food is good but not what you would expect if you want a curry - no curry. All food mildly spiced and more geared towards fine dining with an Indian twist - the inspiration according to our waiter is more European. Food also overpriced although service very good.
Ambience interesting and modern if somewhat dark.

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent fusion of flavors...a bit pricey but worth it when you taste the food!

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new restaurant with a fresh take on Indian cuisine. Service was great. Food was well thought out with excellent flavors.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent drinks.

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LT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful addition to the area - great ambience, fantastic food, and excellent service.

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LA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service, food, ambiance were just ok. Not worth the very high price. If you go, set your expectations. This is not a typical Indian restaurant...they strive for a hip, fine dining experience. Go to see and be seen, except nobody is there. Maybe they are too early for Reston's development... we are not yet urban enough. AC is blasting too.

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