Bombay Grill

Years ago, my sister went on a kick where we tried various local eateries based on reviews (see, they work!) just to see if we could expand our horizons a bit. I had found positive reviews for Bombay Grill and we decided to try it out; however, when we pulled up to the plaza it was in, it looked like a ghost town and we were concerned. We tried it anyways, and haven’t looked back since – dare I say, this has been my favourite Indian restaurant in Burlington since that fateful day? 

My sister was visiting and we decided to go to Bombay Grill for a late lunch one afternoon, and we were pleasantly surprised to see that there have been renovations to the interior since our last visit. There are booths lined up against the wall, and they have been busy painting the walls to freshen up the look. The tables are covered in deep red linen tablecloths and soft music play throughout the dimly lit dining room.

We started with the Papri Chat, a cold appetizer of crunchy wafers topped with chickpeas, potatoes, yogourt and tamarind. I love the crunch of the wafers and the softness of the potatoes and chickpeas and all the different flavours that are in this dish. It really is an explosion of texture and flavour with every bite – from the creamy tartness of the yogourt to the sweetness of the tamarind...I could eat this all day. Granted, it looks like a messy blob when it comes to the table, but the taste more than makes up for it.
Beef Curry consisted of large, tender cubes of beef simmered in a thick curry sauce and served in a little silver bowl. The meat itself was melt in your mouth delicious, and the sauce, though seasoned well, did not have an overpowering curry taste/smell. I liked it, but it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting.
My sister and I can’t go to an Indian restaurant without ordering Butter Chicken, and Bombay Grill does not disappoint with this dish.  Moist chicken pieces swim in a creamy tomato sauce with the slightest hint of sweetness. The creaminess isn’t so overpowering that you tire of the dish, and makes for an excellent sauce for soaking up the naan and rice.
Speaking of which, the naan here is fantastic. Chewy and warm with crisp edges and brushed with the slightest bit of oil, one portion was large enough for the two of us to share along with the rice. A large plate of fluffy rice accompanied the curry, and I appreciated that it wasn’t greasy but was very hot. 

Bombay Grill has a warm and inviting atmosphere, and the food tastes fresh and delicious. The service is attentive without being overbearing, and the prices are average for the quantity of food you receive. Tucked away in a retail plaza, it can get surprisingly busy around prime meal times, but it is definitely worth the wait. For Indian food in Burlington, I have always recommended Bombay Grill to people, and have never had anyone complain. Try it. You’ll see what I mean!

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Bombay Grill
3480 Fairview St., Burlington


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Chanry Thach said...
August 9, 2012 at 1:35 AM

The naan bread here is ah-maze-ing!!! Great Read!


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