Bombay Club

4.8
3929 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(202) 659-3727
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nilesh Singhvi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between H & I Streets
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Public transit
Farragut West & Farragut North Metro Lines
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Entertainment
Live Piano music nightly beginning at 6:45pm.
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

Private Dining

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

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JB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So far it is the best Indian experience in DC. Same owners of Rasika but more relax. Service is great. Flavors are as good as Rasika. Highly recommended. Definitely will be back.

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible selection. Impeccable service. Wonderful experience

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FN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing time. Bombay Club delivers each and every time. My absolute fave place in DC

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V
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Expectations were very high going in given the reputation. Service was great and the ambiance was rich with high end décor which was a fresh change from your typical Indian restaurant so I couldn’t wait to experience it. However, the food was a whole different story. I was able to try a wide variety of creatively prepared appetizers and entrees but got more confused as each dish came out. I can see the chef is attempting to use complimenting spices which I’ve seen be successful but the execution on that day was poor. Dishes lacked texture and body which don't allow the spices to infuse into the robust flavors you would expect. No Wow factor. Outside of the seekh kebab which was magnificent everything else was not. Now, I have eaten at many of the finest Indian restaurants around the world including every Indian Michelin star restaurant so I have a good comparison. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy my experience at Bombay Club because of the atmosphere and service and food was fine. I may return in the future to give it another try in hopes it was just the chef's off night or something but just know there are other great options in DC area such as Rasika!!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Food. Quality was outstanding. Great Ambiance

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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b
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Indian food. Eclectic menu and dishes you won't find in too many other places. All superb. A bit pricey but worth it.

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OT
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

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JZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go for the food. Always good

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service in a very nice setting. All of the food was very tasty.

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AN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall! The service and food were excellent!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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w
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long time customer. Just as good as I remembered. Very upscale atmosphere, service and excellent food.

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J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was excellent, the service perfect and the atmosphere inviting!

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MH
Montana
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite DC restaurant. The location is convenient and the food is fantastic.

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p
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service on point, and the decor and piano create a perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner.

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have an excellent dinner. The service was solid. Food quality was marvelous. The atmosphere was comfortable and the building had great energy. This was our second visit! Overall, a great place to have dinner.

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DD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our first dining experience and we will definitely dine at Bombay Club again in the near future!

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JH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Some dishes were excellent (butternut squash samosa) while some dishes were very disappointing (the lobster and shrimp based dishes were salty). Service was attentive, if rushed. Main dining area is nice but side dining area felt like the “children’s dining room” and was cramped. Generally disappointing for a renowned restaurant. Rasika is a superior choice for cuisine and atmosphere.

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HR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! We enjoyed a lot. Thank you very much.

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MS
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding ambiance, wait staff, menu and the food was “five star”. Without a doubt, the best Indian cuisine I have ever had.

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Bombay Club and have been coming here regularly
We ordered the thalis and as expected, Katori items were excellent- lemon rice was an oddity and did not pair well with the rest of the thali

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K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was slow at every step of the way and I’ve never had to flag down a waiter so often. No one seemed to be in charge of the dining room. I’m sorry to say this as the food was delicious but I am reluctant to recommend and not sure that I’ll return.

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k
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I like this place. Service is stubbornly iffy. Food this good should be matched with agreeable service.

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MK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is owned by the same restaurant group that owns Rasika. It offers the same quality and deliciousness, but in a slightly more formal and traditional setting. The restaurant itself is very beautiful - spacious but somehow still cozy, and the service is excellent. We loved our meal and look forward to returning.

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DT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I’d been there before in the evenings and enjoyed the food, so I decided to try lunch. The food temperature was uneven—room temp and slightly warm—and the rice was piping hot. As I had limited time, I decided to heat the lukewarm food by mixing it with the rice. Kind of disgusted overall as a result. Servers changed midstream and was slow.

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. Service was great, drinks were amazing. We will definitely go there again for special occasions.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply wonderful. The food was delicious- I highly recommend the Bombay Thali, it’s an excellent mixture of vegetarian dishes.
The chai is also fantastic. Attentive service and friendly.

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JU
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place for an elegant but not pretentious dinner—reasonable prices for the location and format. Impeccable service. Absolutely beautiful space with a pianist quietly playing. For our college student daughter, it was an oasis of heaven.

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J
Seattle
87 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Seattle and heard good things about Bombay Club. Wow, they did not disappoint. The sauces were exceptional, but the kicker was that the meat, fish, and vegetables were perfectly cooked. Too often, this cuisine focuses on the sauce and the underlying main dish is overcooked or underprepared. Here, you could remove the sauce and the main dishes would stand on their own as excellent. The rice and the veggies were perfect. The wine selection was nice. Together, it's one of the best meals I've had. The service was top notch, and a piano was playing in the background. An excellent experience.

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NO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Bombay Club. The food was excellent. It was our first time having Indian cuisine. Our server, who was very pleasant, did a great job guiding us to enjoyable choices. We will be back to Bombay Club when we return to DC.

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KW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thrilled with the depth of flavor in our three vegetarian dishes. I've been to India, yet nothing equaled what I ate at Bombay Club. I can't wait to return to try more culinary adventures. Service was absolute professional with a warm welcoming environment.

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p
Italy
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food is really good and appears to be Korean (to non Korean customers at least). Really excellent, but be careful because it can be very spicy

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid meal. Excellent service, highly appropriate for a business event. You may want to ask to reduce the amount of salt used in preparation of your meal.

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D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I've had. Great atmosphere, service and the meal was incredible. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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TR
Salt Lake City
37 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bombay Club is always a must when we are in DC. Great Indian cuisine, friendly & efficient service, beautiful restaurant....We had scallops, naan, Duck, Chicken & a wonderful Sancerre wine...

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New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good food and great service in a refined dining room with piano playing

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AM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bombay Club is a go to spot in DC for a business/power lunch. The location is across from the White House so you never know who you will run into there. The food is very flavorful in this white tablecloth restaurant, only to be outdone by the top notch service. Overall, it is a must if you are visiting DC.

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn't been back in awhile and were very pleasantly surprised! Dishes we had (lamb and chicken) were well seasoned with just the right amount of spice! The Kale appetizer is amazing!

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JH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional experience each and every time. My favorite of this restaurant group. Be transported.....to a delicious destination.

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