57 JFK St., Cambridge, (617) 661-8100.
Inching above Boston standards, Bombay Club offers a familiar menu in unfamiliarly airy, contemporary surroundings. The divine is in the little things, like the buttering of mint chutney in the cheese pakoras, the distinctive spicing in the vegetarian curries, the texture and charcoal flavor of the reshmi kebab. Good breads.
Price range for entrées: $9 - $15 (buffet lunch, $5.95).