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Bombay Club

Teddybear Sep 17, 2011 05:12 PM

I'm meeting a friend for dinner there this week -- I've never been so I'm interested in any and all recommendations -- from what I've read, the green chile chicken and vindaloos are good, but wondering what others think. Thanks for any suggestions.

Bombay Club
815 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006

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    Elyssa Sep 19, 2011 09:29 AM

    I went to Bombay Club for Restaurant Week in August and loved my meal. I hadn't been there since the Clinton Administration (when I came to DC for a family vacation and it was the then hottest restaurant in town). The crispy arugula chat for an appetizer was excellent (not quite as good as Rasika's but close). I had the chutney fish which was not at all what I was expecting but still good.

    The real winner of the night though was the simple carrot halwa dessert, which was out of this world. Real Indian comfort food!

    Rasika Restaurant
    633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Bombay Club
    815 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006

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    1. re: Elyssa
      Teddybear Sep 19, 2011 10:23 AM

      Thanks for the info -- and too bad about the chile chicken!

      1. re: Teddybear
        kukubura Sep 19, 2011 11:19 AM

        At there a few months back and thought everything was tasty but it really is a shame about that chile dish. Why would they remove it?
        I would suggest not sitting right next to the piano player. The one who was playing when we were there was awful.

        1. re: kukubura
          mdpilam Sep 19, 2011 11:23 AM

          I agree, I thought it was one thing that set them apart from Rasika - being able to deliver a spicy dish. And when I ordered our dishes (after telling the server that they should bring it back), I asked for them to make it "very, very spicy - as spicy as the green chile chicken" and it came out rather tame. Maybe they're dumbing down their menu.

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      mdpilam Sep 19, 2011 08:17 AM

      They took the green chile chicken off their menu - I don't know why as it was their best item, and actually spicy. Their food is pretty good though, can't recall any specific dishes (other than the now missing green chile chicken), except the spinach (?) appetizer being pretty good.

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