Ambiance and food presentation are fantastic. Food slightly uneven in quality. We had some of the best food ever eaten at dinner, then came at lunch and the soup was over salted (and I love salt) and portions very small.
I understand the uneven reviews I've read now I've been there. The spinach salad was amazing both visits!
Up front -- it's a tad expensive. That said, every dish of food was absolutely delicious, the service was impeccable, and the interior setting (table settings, tables, and seats) was gorgeous. We definitely will be returning customers.
This was the second time I went to this restaurant. Even though it is extremely expensive, the food was great the first time. This time the food quality went down. This can be a very good restaurant but the prices are extremely high.
Lovely ambience. Interesting and unusual Indian dishes. This restaurant is definitely upscale from your usual Indian Restaurant.
Excellent food... excellent service!
Always a great experience. The staff is very attentive, the food is beautifully presented and flavorful. Great place to gather with friends and family. It is quite enough to hear the conversation. The atmosphere is just lovely.
The food was very good, but the portions were very small considering the prices. Also, we ordered butter naan, but it was served with garlic. Lastly, we were not offered a dessert menu.
Great looking and fantastic interior, but gets beaten up on price and quantity. W.r.to the price per dishes the quantity is extremely small. In fact you need to order two entrees for one person.
Qualified yes on recommending. The atmosphere is quiet and posh. The food is so-so. Personally I prefer more traditional Indian food. It is also expensive, so if you want a stylish night out in the suburbs, and order carefully you can enjoy. I've been here twice, the last time for New Years Eve, they had a special "tasting menu" only, $85pp., I only liked about 1/3 of the food I got, so not a great deal.
Just had a wonderful dinner here with Govind as our waiter. First time to eat here and it won’t be the last. Food is delicious! The seasonings and flavors were perfect.
We had the prix fixe menu which was delicious but a bit pricey. We did enjoy all the dishes and the service is always great.
Suggestions we have is to offer a regular menu as well as a prix fixe menu and to have some vegan choices.
Prices are outrageous. $85/person for a fixed price Christmas dinner. There was nothing else on the menu; we were tired; and, sadly, stayed for the meal rather than walking out as several other arriving parties did. The food was okay; I've had much better Indian food at a fraction of the price.
stopped in at Bombay Velvet having made an Open Table reservation for dinner en route to Dulles Airport to pick up our daughter - that's all by way of saying we were thinking of a good one course meal to have - instead, due to the holiday season, the restaurant only had a five course prix fixe at $85 - more food and more money than we were anticipating - it should have been more clearly stated on Open Table or at the very least by the hostess before seating us. It was a bit awkward as we had already ordered drinks and didn't feel we could just walk out once it was clear there was no a la carte option.
Having said that, the food was absolutely delicious, and I would most definitely return - happy to do the prix fixe if I would choose to do it in advance, but also excited to explore an a la carte menu. Bombay Velvet is elevated Indian and I look forward to a next opportunity. (BTW - fabulous vegetarian choices)
Wow! Talk about fine dining with glamor! That about sums it up for Raj Chopra’s newest expression of Indian culinary excellence and style. From the moment you step into this petit looking bistro tucked away near the Reston Town Center you are transported into a world of gold and onyx and an interior that appears to take inspiration from the opulence of the Mughal empire transformed into the present day with modern furnishings and lighting accents. The journey continues to inspire with a menu that captures the soul of North Indian cuisine with a panache for the exotic, combining rich flavors, artistic presentation and a determined focus on quality of experience. This is dining worthy of an upscale DC neighborhood which makes it all the more exciting to have such access in Reston!
Food and service was great! Highly recommend - unique take on Indian cuisine.
Outstanding meal. Beautiful decor, delicious food, superior service. Everyone in our party of 7 raved about the dining experience. Our new favorite!
Great service. Delicious food and cocktails. Modern take on Indian food. Portions are reasonable which allow for enjoyment of appetizer and main and possibly dessert (if sharing). Lovely evening. Look forward to going back and trying more of the menu.
The quantity of every item is very small, you would need to order at least two portions of everything for just 1 person.
Food took more than 45 minutes to arrive. Overpriced menu. Very small portion size. I’ve had better food at a lunch buffet.
Fabulous food and service. Beautiful space. We will be back!!
A modern spin on traditional dishes!! A must visit!
This was our first time at Bombay velvet. We were pleasantly greeted and sat immediately. The service was wonderful throughout the night. They had a number of traditional drinks as well as the classics and some really neat combinations that we had not seen before. The food was spectacular. We will definitely return!
Excellent food. Loved the Indian whiskey and the Indian wine. Salmon appetizer was outstanding. Entrees were perfectly portioned and well prepared and presented. Staff was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. I suspect this will become a popular location.
Food and cocktails were delicious and inventive. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and the waiter acknowledged the occasion with a special dessert. The food was delicious but the portions were a little small.
Amazing service and outstanding presentation of the dishes.
The services and ambience are good. But for the value of money, the food isn’t that great
Our dinner at Bombay Velvet was delicious. The food is really the star at this new restaurant. The chef has created many tasty delights based on a fusion of Indian cuisine and modern combinations. Fascinating tastes well-prepared. The night we were there, the restaurant was almost full (it was a Friday night), and most of the patrons were Indian, so that's a good sign that Indians in this area enjoy eating at this restaurant. The two things that took away from our eating experience were the high level of noise, which made it difficult to talk with our friends, and the remarkably slow service. At this restaurant, you have to wait a lot for your dishes to arrive, and for the wait staff to visit your table throughout the dining experience. A shame. Otherwise I would give this place 4 stars.
Amazing experience. Food, drinks, atmosphere, everything so fantastic!! Can't recommend enough-
Beautiful restaurant, modern and elegant, great for a special occasion or fancy date night. I'm calling the food nouveau Indian because it's not your traditional Indian food that every other place serves. In fact, we didn't find any of our "go to" entrees on the menu. However, if you want something different this is the place. I love the decor, feels super plush, like the name implies. It is comparatively expensive and probably wouldn't bring children here.
Here’s my detailed review: simply loved the ambience, decor and presentation of the food... very upscale .. Food was hit or miss.. as with most restaurants... they brought us the meal platter menu for lunch.. said we cd order a la carte too from a separate menu but we both thought we wd try the platter so we can try more items that way.. as that menu looked good for our late lunch...the baingan, paneer curries, Sambhar were very different but tasted really good as were the appetizers and the salad... the Sambhar could have been more traditional, tasted like a simple curry... lemon rice wasn’t flavorful but plain as I guess it was supposed to be that way to pair with the accompaniments... husband said naan and kheer were awesome.. he had mine too:) boondi raita was bland and soggy..
last min I thought I wd look at a la Carte menu while they were working on the bill and I was so mad at myself... they had so many unique items ... so hv to go back to try them another day!
I consider Bombay Velvet to be the BEST restaurant in Reston.
Food quality was extremely poor for the high prices.
We went for lunch, when they have a prix-fixe menu available for $15.50 (not including beverages). My wife and I each ordered from the prix-fixe menu, and that was more than enough food for two hungry people. I had a delicious, spicy lamb curry, with sauce so flavorful I ate most of it with the wonderful accompanying butter naan. I also ordered a fried fish dish which was arrived crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. It was good, but overwhelmed by the lamb. In addition to the butter naan, the lunch also came with excellent lentils and gulab jamun. I can't comment on the latter, as I've never been a fan.
My wife ordered the Paneer Makhani, which was amazing. The paneer was had a dense, creamy texture, and the makhani curry was perfect. She also ordered a chicken dish which she loved, and I have forgotten, because I loved the lamb so much. Her meal was also accompanied by the naan, lentils, and gulab jamun.
Service was wonderful.
Amazing food and service highly recommend
Outstanding new spot in Reston!
Excellent dinner. Food was delicious!
This is definitely one of the best place in Reston to dine. Good cocktail, amazing ambiance and quality food.
This was an atypical Indian dining experience. Food quality to price ratio is less than one. Service was absolutely awful. Very anemic. We were charged for two alcoholic drinks when we had only water.
Loved the service and great recommendations by the staff
We had a wonderful time at Bombay Velvet. The service was impeccable and the food was very good. We also had some fun cocktails that you can't find anywhere else. I would highly recommend.