In 1998, Ashok Bajaj the founder and CEO of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group opened his first Washington restaurant upon his arrival to the city, The Bombay Club, located at 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20006, one block from the White House. This December marks The Bombay Club’s milestone 35th birthday, and the restaurant will showcase an anniversary menu of its most classically iconic dishes. Award-winning restaurateur, Bajaj had to convince his landlord that the nation’s capital was ready for a fine-dining Indian restaurant over three decades ago. Today The Bombay Club is still considered one of the nation’s capital’s best establishments. The restaurant’s continued success in its original downtown location was also the catalyst for Bajaj’s notable restaurant collection, which includes 10 top-tier dining locations in the city including Sababa, Modena, Bindaas Bowls & Rolls, Bindaas Foggy Bottom, The Bombay Club, La Bise, Annabelle, Rasika, Rasika West End and newcomer, Little Blackbird.
A complimentary glass of Champagne will be presented to each guest who dines at the restaurant during dinner service from Monday, December 11 through Saturday, December 16. Bajaj has decided to showcase The Bombay Club’s signature dishes that have rotated on and off the restaurant’s menu since its opening, due to their popularity and requests by frequent guests. Prepared by Executive Chef Nilesh Singhvi, The Bombay Club’s anniversary menu will be available exclusively during dinner service. Guests will enjoy appetizers, priced at $15 each such as CRAB MASALA, lump crab, fennel, onions, curry leaves, DUCK KEBAB, chilies, garlic, nutmeg, FISH PATRANI, striped bass, mint, cilantro, lime, cumin, TANDOORI SCALLOPS, mustard, tomato chutney and MANGO SHRIMP, chili pepper, mango chutney.
Featured classic main dishes ranging in price from $20 to $36 include TANDOORI SALMON, sustainable, yogurt, garam masala, SALI BOTI, lamb, apricot, straw potato, GREEN CHILI CHICKEN, dill, tomato, cilantro, chili pepper, LOBSTER MOILEE, coconut, curry leaf, clove,
LAMB PALAK, spinach, garlic, cinnamon, clove, CHICKEN TIKKA LABABDAR, tomato, onion, fenugreek, garam masala, SHRIMP PATIA, cumin, tamarind, cilantro, clove, cinnamon, and LAMB DHANSAK, lentil, squash, potato, cinnamon, cardamom. For those craving dessert to finish this celebratory meal, Chef Singhvi is offering a DESSERT SAMPLER, RABRI (MILK DESSERT), CARROT HALWA, and KULFI, priced at $15.
The Bombay Club has long been favored by presidents, senators, and dignitaries, serving such esteemed guests as Former President Clinton, Former President George H. W. Bush, President Nelson Mandela, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Vice President Richard Cheney, Alan Greenspan, Queen Noor of Jordan, Indian ambassadors, author, and Dr. Deepak Chopra, among countless other world-renowned leaders. Countless celebrities, including movie stars Harrison Ford, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Goldie Hawn, and Kurt Russell, have also frequented The Bombay Club.
The Bombay Club emulates characteristics of the old clubs of India, with a spacious, plush dining room, live piano music, and attentive service. The cuisine represents the various regions of India, utilizing only the best quality ingredients to create a harmony of classic flavors. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday, from 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM; Friday and Saturday, from 5:30 PM until 10 PM. The restaurant is closed on Sunday. For more information, call (202) 659-3727 or visit www.bombayclubdc.com.