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
165 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)scenic view (76)romantic (49)fit for foodies (43)great for outdoor dining (41)good for groups (37)notable wine list (33)hot spot (14)neighborhood gem (14)kid-friendly (10)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (7)late-night find (7)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I picked Bond 45 out of Website for National Harbor and it was a great choice.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    very good steakhouse, one of the best steaks I've had in the DC area. fabulous puff pastry bread /excellent cheese cake. Wait staff excellent, patio has wonderful sunset view and view of the ferris wheel
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BirthdayDinner
    DiningDame
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was excellent as usual. Service and seating, not so much. We had an early reservation and place was pretty empty. Seated off to the side with late afternoon sun making area pretty warm. Bench seat was dirty. Cleaned when we were ready to leave. Inatttentive service except for water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Kadine
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Perfect choice for a date night. Wine, whiskey and steak. Food was tasty. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for business
    InterviewdinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This is a great spot to bring a client when your at the Convention center for a conference. Great Service, Great Food and an easy walk from the convention center.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We celebrated our first wedding anniversary at dinner here. They were ver accommodating, allowing us to come earlier as we arrived one hour prior. Service was good.Food was good. I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Service
    Chris
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Terrible overall experience. Had 2 waiters and order was still messed up. 45 min for sautéed spinach? Crazy, never got a refill on beverages and had to track down a manager to get my check. Who by the way I'm guessing knew service was bad, because he never once asked how everything was.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service & tasty food
    DCLocalVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    After bragging to our friends how great this place was we finally got them to come out and try it. We all had the filets but unfortunately 3 of 4 were overcooked. While disappointing, they replaced the steaks and more than made up for it in service and free desserts. Our friends said the replacement steaks were worth the wait and it turned out to be an excellent night despite a bit of rockiness. The staff here is top notch. The food, when done right, is amazing. Great flavors - the prosciutto and mozzarella platter is fantastic. The asparagus with cheese is a must order and there is no bad option on the giant desserts.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a pleasant experience
    GirlsWeekend
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Customers were offered complimentary champagne after being seated, we were not. The poor service continued from there. We felt ignored most of the dinning experience, the dinning room was not busy. The filet was prepared very well, the rest of the food was fair and overpriced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The experience was excellent, it was great food, service, ambiance. Well worth the money!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem in the Neighborhood
    TribecaGirl
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    gourmetman
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I really enjoyed the steak and the level of attention given to our table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Food Great, Service not as much
    Rubysmom
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We've eaten at Bond 45 National Harbor before and have had great dinners, food and service. It has become our favorite place for steak. This time service was off. We were seated where evening sun was right in our eyes. We mentioned this to our waitress but she seemed to think we should just wait for the sun to go down. My husband then flagged a manager who quickly moved us to another section but then our waitress was much less attentive, perhaps because we were out of her area? Anyway, we'll return again but we'll be careful where we are seated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.