Bombay Restaurant Cuisine of India serves up a solid (if a bit too spicy, in some cases) rendition of Indian food in weekend getaway San Bernardino County.
The Details: On the drive back from a Lake Arrowhead day trip, Nick and I realized it was the perfect chance to try out another Indian restaurant in San Bernardino County. The county is a short drive from where we live in Los Angeles County, but it always feels a world away. San Bernardino is the largest county in the lower 48 states by area, but its population is so sparse for its size. Compare that to L.A. County, where I can literally tell what song my neighbor is listening to on her iTunes. (Pat Benatar, again? Really?) It's a nice county for a weekend escape.
We took a quick detour off of the freeway to Bombay Restaurant Cuisine of India (whew, the name itself is a mouthful). Unlike in L.A. County, parking here is not a problem. The Indian restaurant shares a private lot with several other businesses. Inside, the decor was nothing special. It has a traditional red and gold color scheme, some Indian music playing, no real artwork, and some traditional light fixtures that look a little out of place.
All in all, Bombay Restaurant is fine but nothing spectacular. The food tastes traditional, like something my mom would make at home for the family, but not at home for company -- if that makes sense. It doesn't have the richness that's typical of Indian restaurant food.
The service was good; we didn't have any problems with our order. The restaurant was mostly empty, but it was a random Monday night. On our way out, our server handed us some coupons, which was a nice gesture. You can also print out coupons from the restaurant's website.
What's your favorite Indian restaurant in the Inland Empire?
Bombay Restaurant Cuisine of India, 405 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario 91764. (909) 937-1282.