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“Superb atmosphere, great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bombay Club Restaurant

Bombay Club Restaurant
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Ranked #99 of 3,189 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: Between H & I Streets
Transit: Farragut West & Farragut North Metro Lines
Bethesda, Maryland
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Superb atmosphere, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is one of the best Indian restaurants we've found outside the subcontinent. They will try to appeal to the non-initiated, so tell the waiter that you really like spicy, and insist that they bring you hot sauce in addition to what is already in the dishes (and get pickles, raita, of course). But perhaps even more than the food, what you get here is old-world service, with well-trained waiters. Pricy, maybe but an excellent night out. If you have guests, the "cobra coffee" is a great conversation piece.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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190 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Five for lunch on a blustery winter's day. The atmosphere is elegant and understated. The waitstaff is attentive but not in your face. The food was wonderful. I had a thali selection which included salmon, shrimp, another whitefish, dal, raita and naan. They also offer a lovely Peshawari stuffed naan not often found on menus. Reasonable prices. The cardamon ice cream had a touch of iciness but was full-flavored.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elizabeth Q
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California
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice food and great atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

This restaurant is definitely one of the best ones. The service is great and the atmosphere too. Though It is rather expensive.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smilemm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful birthday celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Our group of four found the food, service and overall experience to be excellent. It was restaurant week so we shared 4 appetizers from a list of 6 and the same with the main course. Some of the items were a bit spicy for one of us, but all were quite good. We will go back. The restaurant served a very unusual birthday drink for the birthday person.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bcstauffer
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North Carolina
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food and wonderful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We had a wonderful meal at the Bombay Club. It is located across the street from the Hay Adams hotel but is a little bit hard to find. It's entrance is along the side of an office building. But once inside it is beautiful. It reminds me of something from the '50's. White tablecloths, waiters in tuxedos, candle light. Our service was excellent and our waiter was great at helping us choose what to order off the menu. We took another reviewer's advice and ordered the red lentils from the vegetarian section. They were fabulous! Also had the fried kale appetizer that we loved. The tandoori salmon was some of the best I've had. We ordered lamb vindaloo and the waiter suggested another lamb dish since we didn't want it super spicy. So glad we did because the dish we got was super spicy but delicious! We will go back!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FTMNorthCarolina
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