New Orleans, so well known for her music, food, and spirits, has surprisingly few venues that offer a high quality sampling of all three. One of these rare places is The Bombay Club, a lovely candlelit spot tucked away in the heart of the French Quarter at 830 Conti Street. Although the club is located just a short half-block from the infamous Bourbon Street, its ambiance is miles away.
The Bombay Club is decorated in a plush British Gentleman’s Club theme; with overstuffed leather wingback chairs, rich wood, fine portraits, and features a lovely small courtyard. It feels like a living room - albeit a slightly finer living room than most of us are lucky enough to experience. In one corner of the small club, live music is played nightly.
The Bombay Club is also beloved for the delicious Nouveau Creole food prepared by Executive Chef Nick Gile. Chef Gile’s food has received accolades from local reviewer Tom Fitzmorris, as well as from national sources such as Sante Magazine and MSNBC.com. It’s a pleasure to find food as well crafted as this, even in a city renowned for its food.
Our leather bound, velvet lined cocktail menu showcases Martinis and cocktails from the 1860s to present day. The menu is also peppered with historical facts about the cocktails offered. There is also a Champagne cocktail section beginning from the 1860s, as well as a variety of low calorie “skinny” Martinis and cocktails. We offer an extensive selection of single malt Scotches, cordials, Cognacs, Ports, Bourbons, and gins as well as several quality wines are offered by the glass. Bar manager Gina Hasty has organized a top flight staff with the intention of bringing first class service to every one of our guests.
In short, the Bombay Club is exactly the sort of place that many people dream of enjoying in New Orleans but cannot seem to find. It’s decadent, but tasteful-delicious, but not stuffy - filled with great music, but never deafening. This local treasure should be on every visitor’s “must see list” in the Crescent City! Click here to view our photo gallery.