Bond 45 - National Harbor
Bond 45 - National Harbor

Bond 45 - National Harbor

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bond45.com/
  • Phone: 3018391445
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday-Sunday: Noon-4:00pm
    Dinner:Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 5:00 - 11pm,
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: At Bond 45 National Harbor your occasion is our great privilege. Whether hosting a corporate event or celebrating one of life's momentous occasions, the food, service and ambiance of Bond 45 National Harbor are unparalled. We provide several options for both seated dinners and cocktail receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Sylver 3018321487
  • Special Events: For Private Events please contact Nicole Sylver at 301-832-1487

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available starting at 5 pm daily ($10)
    Garage parking also available.
A word from Bond 45 - National Harbor
Bond 45 serves up a genuine Italian experience including real American 'firsts'
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Bond 45 - National Harbor reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)scenic view (73)romantic (49)great for outdoor dining (40)fit for foodies (39)good for groups (33)notable wine list (32)hot spot (13)neighborhood gem (9)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (7)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • A Gem in the Neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The special occasion dinner I wanted could not have been more perfect. The special guy in my life was celebrating his 49th birthday. I wanted a great place to celebrate his day and show him he's wasn't getting older but better. Bond 45 was at the top of the scale, from taking my 5-7 phone calls to discuss the reservation, seating us at the perfect table (in an alcove looking out at the ferris wheel and water), assigning our waiter Steve, who had the perfect balance of attentiveness without being bothersome, amazing food - we had the filet with lobster and the NY Strip, to the waitstaff and managers singing happy birthday to him in Italian with a lovely desert. I will go to this restaurant again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Jeffrey
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My partner and I had a wonderful dinner at Bond 45 Last night. The weather and ambiance were specatacular. We choose this restaurant after having a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner there earlier this year. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Veal Parm!!!
    ALLGOOD55VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great dish...a must have. Server was very good with excellent recommendations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bond 45
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Hello, we were disappointed with Bond 45 this time. We were really excited about a mojito to find out they were out of mint. Then we wanted the chocolate mousse desert, went to order it and found out they were out of that. The steak we ordered was suppose to be medium/well and it was well. We had brought friends with us to show them what a great place Bond 45 was and it was a disappointment. Our friend said it was a 4 out of 10. :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced and bad service
    Avonne
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My experience at this restaurant was not a good one. Our waitress was rude, unfriendly, rushed and inattentive, she didn’t greet us or introduce herself. I asked her a few questions about the menu, and apparently I bothered her, she was extremely vague and uninterested. After 10 minutes, we asked if we were supposed to have bread for the table, she said her “helper” is supposed to take care of that, and brought out cold bread. As for the oil mixture - she poured the Olive oil, vinaigrette and seasons in a bowl and left, without mixing it or saying a word. Our entrees - the stuffed lobster and my boyfriend had the bone in filet - were delicious. The roasted potatoes and sautéed spinach were extremely salty, and completely overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    esilberholz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We found Bond 45 to have excellent food. We were unfortunately seated right at the entrance of the dining room, so the traffic in and out did not create the ambiance we would have wanted. It was also a bit noisy because of our location. Service was a little slow at times, but not bad. The food made up for most of this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An approximation of NYC Bond45
    ewil
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We love Bond45 and when we visit New York City, we like to dine there. The Bond45 in National Harbor is not nearly the same experience. If you've been to Bond45 in National Harbor, be sure to try the one in NYC so you can see what I mean. If you've been to Bond45 in NYC, don't have expectations of the same experience at Bond45 National Harbor. The food was not bad, but not nearly worth the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gooddinning
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    While the food was good, it was not worth the price. Very expensive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The worst place I ever been to
    Tony12
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Bad service one hour and half to get the food and it was cold
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    thielbmw
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Went here for the first time to celebrate our Anniversary. Excellent food, service, and overall experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    MikeB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We ate at Bond 45 on Saturday, August 30 2014 which was the middle of Labor Day weekend at National Harbor. The area was VERY crowded so we were afraid that the restaurant might be too crowded with tourists and families and the possibility of having a nice dinner without too much noise would be low. However, our seating was great and the service was outstanding. The food was very good - be sure to get the mozzarella and prosciutto appetizer. The dinner and the evening was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was ok.
    Neech
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    For the price, which was excessive at best, I thought the place was a total let down. I am not afraid to spend money on food. I love steak houses, but $62 for a cowboy ribeye that is tough, and over cooked is unacceptable. $12 for a dry over cooked bowl of Mac and cheese that punted to about a cup also excessive. So the point was the price but what I got for the money. Dessert was yummy but again $12. All said and done $340 for 2 people (app, meal, and two cocktails).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Daughters Sweet 16 Birthday Dinner
    Food4life
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The quality of the food was very good. The service was rough and not the experience level expected from a fine steakhouse. The atmosphere was average not high end. Desert offering was only three cakes. Good place but not great especially for the prices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bond 45
    Cookie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The prices were a bit high. A la carte. Prime Rib was excellent. The dessert was not very good. It was some type of vanilla type cake with "marshmallow" topping and very expensive. Wine per glass was high but had a nice variety. We sat outside in the evening, there was a band playing on the waterfront area that was a little loud but could still talk without yelling at each other. Popovers was the "bread" with olive oil that needed some seasoning. Ground pepper didn't help it. THey seemed to be short staffed for a friday night, and our server was very busy. Mashed potatoes almost tasted like instant. No flavor. Asparagus, cesear salad and the mozzarella was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty
    JustSayin
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food and service. Dry aged steaks are amazing
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a nice experience.
    Marcy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Fresh Chocolate chips were awesome! Oscar the waiter was extremely attentive with a good sense of humor. Crab Steak was also great. Only complaint the outside area was too hot in sun to be enjoyable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice people but wasnt lucky w/meal
    breeoxd
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The service at this restuarant was very good. They seated us a half hour early on a Sat. night & we went right to a table. Very nice atmosphere. I enjoyed the sparkling water to start. Our waiter was very nice, but too difficult to understand. He had to repeat our specials a few times and we did not know what he was saying. I can not drink alcohol so I asked for a mocktail , & I ended up with grapefruit juice. I ordered the soup special & it was out. My family enjoyed apps just fine. Everyone in my group except for me ordered the steak & it looked divine- def stick with the steaks. I ordered the stuffed lobster, which wasnt cooked fully, and sent back. Unfortunately after seeing jello lobster I couldnt eat it. Kinda sad for a $400+ dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Experience
    Shannon
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Bad from beginning to end. The service was the worst; the waiter was condescending and never filled my water glass again or offered to get my more hot water for my tea. Our dinner took forever and when it arrived, my husband's $49 steak was tough. My medium well salmon was raw and had to be sent back, which took forever as did my side of asparagus. I ended up eating my quinoa salad side, which was good. The waiter came over and apologized about my salmon and said the manager would be over to talk to us, but she never came. He also gave us an appetizer w/ mozzarella and tomato even though he knew I didn't eat dairy - seriously. In the end my salmon was comped, but at that point who cares. It took forever to get the bill as well. Just awful.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocrity
    Beth
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was okay. Nothing special. Terribly overpriced. Service was poor.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    ING1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    While I did end up spending over $100, it was well worth it. The food was delicious, especially the homemade mozzerella! The food came out very quickly, and everyone was super nice. It is a perfect special occasion/date restaurant that I'd recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loved this place! Probably the best filet mignon I've ever had, perfectly done. Attentive service but not hovering too much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bond 45
    DenzelMogVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Bond 45 is one if the best spots at National Harbor. If weather is nice sit ouside, especially on weekends some love music outside. Food has potential, but service needs improvement.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Might be considered expensive but well worth every penny! This is my new favorite special place! Loved it! Food was great! Drinks were fantastic! Service was outstanding! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Expensive
    BarryVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I love your food but sooo expensive. Half order spaghetti ( about the size of 1/4 order ) $21. Give me a break! You need to add some other pasta. Make some pasta available with main dishes, especially veal parmigian, and add "easy" deserts: sorbet, gelato, etc. We'd love to return frequently and love to bring friends but I'd need to warn them re: prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey
    eaterouter1
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I dined there for her birthday. I had reservations, however, the place was empty and we weren't greeted at the door by the host/hostess. I quick glance at the menu explained the very thin crowd. The food prices were inexplicably high. Our choices for water were presented like so. "Which would you like sparkling water which is $11/bottle (quart) , spring, or tap water?" Obviously the visual on gets from the mention of tap water isn't very appealing, so we chose spring for $8 / quart. Aside from the tacky presentation, the people were nice and food was really good, but not worth the price. The New York strip steak was $47 with some patty parts. All sides were ala carte for $ 12. Tasty, but not with it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SardinianNick
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Overpriced! Mediocre! Very stingy with fresh ingredients.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic and scenic
    Laura
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wonderful staff, fantastic food. View was superb. Beautiful, romantic, classy spot for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    family5fun
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a great lunch. Wonderful food and service for a family of five!!! Loved the scenic view.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went here for a date. Very friendly staff...probably 7 people welcomed me on the way in. Attentive waiter. Food is pricey, but the steak was good, although slightly buttery, but this seems par for the course at US-based steak house.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just go.
    KerinkVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I believe the best thing I ever are lives there. Between the fresh made buratta and the veal parm chop. It's amazing. They have all of these special little details for customers. Seriously just go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic place to celebrate
    Charlizehorse
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I chose Bond 45 to celebrate my loved ones 50th birthday and my waitress was super fantastic. I would Highly recommend this restaurant for dining with the view of the Ferris wheel on the Potomac ..AWESOME setting. I had the ribeye with the bone in I was very pleased with the portion served cooked as I asked for it. The bread is unique ... My waitress made the evening for us ...we left very content.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Waste of Time & Money
    Eric
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    General Comments: Ruined my anniversary, had to request menus...then drinks....then bread. I then ordered the $52 veal assuming it would come with pasta but because we werent greeted or read the specials, we didnt know the menu was ala carte resulting in my dinner just being a peice of meat...no pasta, no sides. My wife ordered the $39 lasagnae and it came out ice cold. We called the manager over and he said he would heat it up for us. By the time it was ready I had finished my peice of veal and asked for a to-go box. Ive never sent food back but at a place with prices like that, I guess I expected it to be comped...not so. I will never return and will be sure to recommend to my NOVA friends and neighbors its not worth the time or money.
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  • Great Food - Cleaniness needs work
    Butterfinger3696
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love coming to Bond 45! Pros: We had an excellent dinner - 8/12 oz filets for myself and my husband and spaghetti/meatballs for our daughter. We even tried dessert - a vanilla meringue cake - delicious! The waitress was very nice. Cons: I did not like dining out on the indoor terrace. The view was spectacular, but the room was small itself and a bit dusty/stuffy. There was a party of four beside who were loud. Also, we had to wait just a bit to be seated and we had a reservation. The flooats along the walkway inside the restaurant were wet and sloshy - perhaps there was some flooding. Either way, mgmt should have had it cleaned immediately. It killed the ambiance on what was otherwise a great evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Overpriced! Not worth the $$. Bad service and so/so food.
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  • Truly outstanding steak
    JimT
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Ordered the prime dry-aged NY strip steak. It was truly outstanding - I had forgotten how good strip steaks taste.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    roadwarrior
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I took a client to the restaurant without knowing much about it. The prices are high even for DC area but the food and service are outstanding. For a special event or special client this is a great place to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining Price without results
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I were taking a client and his wife out for dinner and wanted to make it grand. Well, BOND 45 fell way short. The waiting staff seemed a bit unorganized and slow. The food wasn't bad but didn't justify "fine dining" prices. Save some money and eat a Ruths Chris. I'm not cheap and I don't mind breaking the bank on dinner occasionally as long as it was worth it. This place is not worth it.
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  • good choice for upscale dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our waiter rushed us repeatedly to order as soon as we sat down. We dined with close friends who we hadn't seen for a long time and wanted time to visit with them and have a leisurely dinner. Our waiter never let up, though we continued to tell him we needed more time. Footnote: we dined at Bond 45 the next night with a different waiter and it was much different - plenty of time to visit during dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way Over Priced
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Having eaten at the Bond 45 in NYC and hoping to share that experience with my wife for her birthday I was really disappointed since this one was nowhere near as good of an experience. The one in NYC has the full italian menu (incl. pizza, etc. - compare NYC menu to national harbor menu on the bond45.com website). National Harbor has split into 2 separate restaurants (Bond 45 & Fiorella's across the street). - Go to the one in NYC, much better food, ambience and energy & overall experience!
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  • Italian Foodies
    magnumVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very disappointing experience at the Bond 45. We were having lunch on Saturday & food took very long time. There were only 3-4 tables dining during lunch when we were there.... Also, lasagna was very salty & came out cold....
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet