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100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: The Bombay Club
The Samundari Thali platter. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Comments () | Published February 19, 2013
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Bombay Club
Address: 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-659-3727
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Indian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 10:30, Friday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 11, Saturday 5:30 to 11, and Sunday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 9.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Farragut West
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Green-chili chicken; Goan fish curry; naan; mango chutney.
Price Details: Lunch appetizers, $5.50 to $8.50; entrees, $14.50 to $21.95. Dinner appetizers, $5.50 to $11.95; entrees, $14.50 to $24. Sunday brunch buffet, $20.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating

Media and political types flock to this clubby restaurant a stone’s throw from the White House. The fit-for-the-Raj dining room is made for conversation—tables are well spaced, and at dinnertime the tinkling of a piano helps ensure that state secrets remain that way. The kitchen, helmed by Nilesh Singhvi, does lots of things well. Breads are wonderfully flaky, silver thali platters near works of art, tandoori meats nicely smoky, and curries for the most part suitably spicy. There are bouts of creativity in dishes such as a duck kebab and butternut-squash samosas. And though the place draws a power crowd, mere mortals get stellar service, too.

Don’t miss: Crispy arugula-and-spinach chaat;tandoori trout; duck-and-apricot curry; truffled naan.

Open: Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner. Expensive.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013
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