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Washington, D.C. Restaurants

Bombay Club

Updated 05/23/2014

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One block from the White House, the beautiful Bombay Club tries to re-create the refined aura of British private clubs in colonial India. Potted palms and a bright blue ceiling above white plaster moldings adorn the dining room. On the menu are unusual seafood specialties and a large number of vegetarian dishes, but the real standouts are the aromatic curries. The bar, furnished with rattan chairs and dark-wood paneling, serves hot hors d'oeuvres at cocktail hour. The

attire tends toward upscale business-casual.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

815 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20006, USA

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Phone:

202-659–3727

Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch Sat.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 05/23/2014

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By willieB

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Dec 6, 2007

Overreaction

'ivirs' is far too critical...This is not a chicago steakhouse. Food is above average, service varies--but never rude as 'ivirs' claims--at least, not in my experience. We've never met a rude waiter....Perhaps it's just the maitres d's. Occasional Bill Clinton sightings, when he's in town.

By ivirs

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May 7, 2007

Bland Food and Bad Service

* Food is terrible. For any one who knows the taste of indian food, please beware this restaurant. Food is bland and tasteless. Poor variety in Buffet. * Service is bad . The maitre d’ is rude and only smiles to those with a suit and appear to have a fat wallet. Indians please beware. This place will look down on you. Stay away. Also remember this place reminds you of the discriminatory rude attitude of the east india company imperialism. I

had a terrible experience at this place. The maitre d' seated us. We went to the buffet to pick up food and when we returned he moved our things and told us rudely that the place he asked us to sit is reserved for an old couple who visited them for 18 years. No please, No sorry and No thankyou. The old couple in "Suits" stands around and asks us .."So is our table ready or not?" After three rounds to complaining to the other staff the maitre d’ walks out to apologize in what I would say a truly unapologetic manner. So desis..remember this place does not like you, unless you are related to the white house.

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By Paul

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Oct 30, 2003

Decent Food but Nothing Special

Along with Heritage India in upper Georgetown, Bombay Club is known as Washington's best Indian restaurant. However, when I ate there last weekend, I found the food to be only slightly better than such cheap Indian places as Aditi or Delhi Dhaba, with the portion significantly smaller. With the exception of the desserts (which cost almost as much as the entrees), the price here is not outrageous. As a result, those who love spicy food should try

it for once, but there is no reason to come back here every weekend.

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By Dave

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Jul 3, 2001

Best Indian food in DC, you heard it from an Indian

We went to the club for the first time but will definitely be back. Everything was excellent, the food was brought immediately and was of the highest quality. One can always judge an Indian restaurant by its Naan's and the club proved themselves well.

By Kim

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May 6, 2001

BEST INDIAN IN WASHINGTON

Loved this Indian restaurant and will go back. The food was very good and the atomosphere much better than the average indian restaurant. It was great to eat very good Indian food in nice surroundings!

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