Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: Bombay Curry Company
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Dirt Cheap Eats (2008)
Bombay Curry Company (Closed)
Address: 3110 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
Phone: 703-836-6363
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Del Ray, Alexandria
Cuisines: Indian
Opening Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 9:30, and Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 10.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Bhaji; chat papri; chicken kadai; tandoori chicken; pathar kebab; butter chicken; Goan fish curry; lamb vindaloo; chicken curry with lentiils; biryani; breads, such as naan, roti, and onion kulcha; saffron rice pudding; gulab jamun.
Price Details: Appetizers $1.95 to $4.95; entrées $7.95 to $10.95. Sunday buffet, $8.95.

With its carved-wood screens and well-spaced tables, this little restaurant is an ideal spot for a catch-up. Curries are especially well done—we like the Butter Chicken in its tomatoey brew ($9.95), the fish curry (usually cod) in a creamy coconut gravy speckled with fenugreek seeds ($10.50), and the dal wali murgee, a spicy marriage of lentils and chicken ($9.50). Other pleasures: fiery tandoori chicken wings ($4.95), crisp samosas ($1.95 for two), onion kulcha ($2.50), and rice biryanis of lamb, chicken, or vegetable ($9.95 each) fragrant with cardamom. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Sunday for all-you-can-eat buffet brunch.

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