Bond 45 - National Harbor
Bond 45 - National Harbor

Bond 45 - National Harbor

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bond45.com/
  • Phone: 3018391445x
  • 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 3018321487x
  • 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
175 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (89)scenic view (80)romantic (52)fit for foodies (48)good for groups (40)great for outdoor dining (38)notable wine list (37)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (16)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My reservation was for 2030 hours, we got to the table about 2045. We ordered an appetizer and meal. It took one hour for our food to be brought to the table. We asked for olives and we did not get them with the appetizer, they forgot and brought them after we were finished. We did not get a spoon for our side, we asked for a spoon and never got it. When the bill was brought to the table there was no pen. This is the second time I have eaten here, and I hate to say that I will never come back. Very disappointed. I would NOT recommend Bond 45 to anyone.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sadly Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The overall experience and quality of the food WAS NOT worth the cost...way over priced for the value received. I would not go back nor recommend the place.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fair to good but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was good but not impressive enough to warrant the cost. the appetizer meatballs were very good. My wife and i both ordered the aged strip loin. both steaks were burnt but still fairly tasty. the 12.00 side of potatoes reminded me of tater tots, we did not eat them and i do not think they belong on the menu in such a nice and pricey restaurant. The staff was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Amazing Service!
    FAME
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was delicious but the service really made the experience. The calamari appetizer was a sample of the flavor story to come. It was perfectly seasoned and lightly breaded. The Crab Steak was made full of lump crab meat. No bread crumbs or fillers. If you enjoy a nice steak the dry aged NY Strip practically melts in your mouth. I'll definitely go for the filet or the surf and turf next time. The jumbo lump crab and shrimp stuffed lobster in three words...to die for! At the close of our meal, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies were passed. A nice touch for those who enjoy a sweet treat but didn't save room for dessert. My parents and I managed to save room for a slice of the cheesecake. Pure heaven!mi will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what we expected
    RichardC
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have eaten here for years, something is very different about the food. It was not par with other outings at Bond 45.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A special Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I took my wife her for a quiet birthday dinner. Being our first time we were surprised how the food exceeded our expectations. It was just one good dish either. The Mozzarella and meatballs appetizer was amazing, the steaks were unlike any I have had and the cake was delicious and filing. Wine selection was good as well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Delicious
    Joyous
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We came here for the second year in a row to celebrate our anniversary. I mentioned that when I made my reservations and they ensured everything was perfect. We got the best view of the Harbor, complimentary champagne, limoncello to go with our dessert and a very attentive server. We have been here several times over the past four years and we have never been disappointed. We chose the calamari and shrimp for our appetizer. It was so fresh and tasty! We shared the surf and turf along with Parmesan mashed potatoes. That dish was beautifully presented. I savored every bite. We always order a slice of tiramisu and red velvet cake for dessert. We always reserve Bond 45 for celebrating special occasions and they always deliver. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our time at Bond 45 for an anniversary dinner and were expecting a traditional steakhouse. This was our first visit to the restaurant and would go back again. We started with the procuitto and mozzarella platter, delicious! We both ordered the dry aged steaks with the asparagus and rosemary potatoes. Fantastically flavored! We finished with a wonderful flute of lemoncillo and a complimentary chocolate chip cookie severed straight from the oven! Our sever was personable and shared his interests in formula 1 car racing as we are from the Baltimore area and he had visited for the recent race. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre at best
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    nice steak, but portions were really small, steak was burnt. For $60+. What -- no baked potatoe??? Roast potatoes are SOOO boring. Other steak places in the area are better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak restaurant - not Italian!
    Highexpectations
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Food was good - excellent appetizer platter - prosciutto, tomatoes, etc. - but had a difficult time finding more than a few entrees I'd identified as "Italian". Despite this, the entrees were delicious - I had lump crab shaped into a "steak" and my guests shared a rib eye they said was excellent. The complimentary limoncello at the end of the meal was a lovely touch. Our server was extraordinary.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Travel4ever62
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Took a business client for dinner. The ambience was very conducive to a business dinner and the wait staff were "appropriately attentive" (they were responsive, professional and attentive) but not intrusive. However the food was not above average and in fact the steaks were served barely warm and the 101 layered lasagne was burnt and dry. Sides and deserts were delish.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I had fish which was great, one steak at our table was very over cooked, and the roasted skin on red potatoes where actually fried skin off Idaho potatoes. We have eaten here many times, usually everything is spot on this time not so much.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    ChrHar
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Friendly service. Comfortable atmosphere. Great selections
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An absolute must!
    BOND45NH
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is my second time here. As usual, wonderful service. I love the warm the cookies!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Time
    Funfood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Bond 45 was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was extremely friendly and personable. Our waiter catered to our every need and he appeared at the appropriate times. Made nice recommendations from the menu and off the menu. Highly recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, but Horrible Service!
    ProfessorJakeVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I ate here once before in the bar. That experience was awesome! Good food and good service even though the bartender was very busy, so I returned. This time was a dining room experience. Food was still great but as many of the other reviews point out, service can be a miss and sometimes very disappointing. Unfortunately, just be prepared not to experience good service and have very low expectations in that regard and you'll come away with at least a very good meal. The management seems very friendly and dives right in to help and carry the wait staff a great deal, but that's about all you can count on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    va1evan5VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Pricey but good. Great for a special occasion. Try to sit outside. Great view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife of a steak lover!
    Dcflygirl
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Took my hubby there for his 64th birthday dinner. We were early but seated right away. The service was great, we had a table by the window with a view of the ferris wheel and the big screen showing the Nationals ball game. Our waitress was very pleasant, well informed, attentive and nice. The staff sang "Happy Birthday" to my husband in Italian, it was a wonderful birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded my expectations
    clarkdcVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I like steak and I like the steakhouse experience/food. This restaurant served me the best steak I have had in a long time. It was wonderful. Perfectly seasoned with a yummy bernaise sauce on the side. The rosemary potatoes were excellent and the tomato & blue cheese salad was well done. We ordered wine by the glass because our group had different entrees. The wines offered by the glass were terrific. I read the reviews of this place beforehand and was expecting a 3 star night. It exceeded those reviews by a lot.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Bond 45
    Dani9269
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service was impeccable. Want to try the one in NY now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Anniverssry Dinner
    Sweetness
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My wife and I drove from Michigan to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. As my wife loves prime steak I decided to try Bond 45. The atmosphere was excellent and the service was great. Our waiter was fantastic. They seated us where we had a great view of the Harbor as we could watch the Ferris Wheel as it went around and changed colors. Our food was fantastic, cooked to our specification. We will certainly go back to Bond 45 again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No, no, & no
    jace
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I am still mad at myself for sticking around, considering the service was SO poor & the prices were SO high. The food was bland at best, the server (receipt just says 8, no name) gave no explanation or suggestions, was gone for very long periods of time, & was just overall awful. When we spoke to the manager, his only response was, "He's one of our best." To which I responded, "If he's an example of your best, I'd hate to see your worst." Never again. I will never suggest this space to anyone. Ever.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Tony
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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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
    • 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