Bombay Curry Company (Closed)
3110 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Del Ray
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
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
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.
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.