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Bombay Club
Regional Indian fare in an elegant setting.
Reviewed By Emily Brown
Comments () | Published November 28, 2007
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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
The food: A tandoori clay oven uses charcoal to cook skewered, marinated duck, lamb, shrimp, and chicken. Thalis—an array of dishes served on a silver platter—include a mix of meats or seafood or a vegetarian selection. A long list of curries rivals the many vegetarian options on the menu.

The scene: A white grand piano, rows of greenery in golden planters, and semicircular banquettes lend an Old World opulence to the dining room, which was designed in the style of a club. Ceiling fans spin indoors, while patio seating brings white-tablecloth elegance outside. Looking to spot a celebrity? Boldface customers have included First Lady Laura Bush, Nelson Mandela, and Bill Clinton.

What’s nearby:  Farragut Square, Lafayette Park, and the White House are all close. The Mall, DAR Constitution Hall, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art are a short walk away.

Insider Tips: Live piano music accompanies every dinner. Valet parking is complimentary.
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