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
153 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (82)scenic view (74)romantic (52)great for outdoor dining (38)notable wine list (33)fit for foodies (32)good for groups (28)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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.
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
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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
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Evening at the Harbor
    LobsterLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I dined with two other couples to celebrate a promotion and job change for a good friend. Our table location was perfect with a breathtaking view of the Harbor; we watched the concert and The Wheel while enjoying the great company of friends. This is must visit restaurant. The food, ambiance and everything was just great!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night
    VfromVirginia
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My experience was with my husband and another couple. We selected the outdoor balcony, but a rock band started playing below and it was just too noisy. The waitress and manager were very thoughtful and courteous. We were moved quickly into a back room with a view of the water. The food was delicious! My girlfriends' meal was late, but again the manager was excellent and compensated the whole table. I would encourage anyone to try Bond 45 at the Harbor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, long wait
    weekendaway
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We've had dinner here a couple of times and the food is always great. I don't know if it was a bad night or what, but the delay between courses was exceptionally long. Thank goodness we didn't have the kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome service
    Pharmboy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a party of 7 and were placed in a private room, which was great. The food came timely and was as good as expected. Our server, on the other hand, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food in a beautiful location
    FoodheavenVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Steaks were better than seafood but all in all a great place to eat in a very scenic location. I would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fabulous meal here!
    Crystal
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We celebrated a friend's birthday here. From start to finish, it was a fabulous experience! Great table. Great service(thanks Roger!). And great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ridiculously overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I knew the prices were Manhattan style before going in,that placed my expectations a higher than normal. The prosciutto mozzarella app lacked seasoning, all three entrees were cold. Ordered béarnaise with my filet and lobster tail got it 6 minutes after having to remind the food runners The Branzini was a few to 5 days old. The Ossobuco was a complete disaster the use of the end of the shank is a poor choice in dish construction (no marrow), the shank was not properly braised, it was tough, loaded with connective tissue and really bad, I believe the Parpadella was Dechecco, it should be made in house for that price. The complimentary cookies were passed on a dirty sheet pan and the cookies were just shy of burnt. Excellent olive oil.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing food & noise level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Although the star system will not allow me to rate bond 45 as any less than "do not recall" ( 4 star)loud it was insanely loud. There was outdoor music playing which was nice but it was so loud we could not hear each other speak at our own table. The service was lovely, the bread delicious, but the meal itself was sub par at best.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid Bond 45
    Ron2500
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    One of my worst dining experiences, but at least it was consistent--poor service & poor food. The asparagus/beet salad was mostly greens. The long-awaited spaghetti was a small portion topped with insipid (possibly canned?) sauce. Like many Yelp reviewers, I'm taken aback by the high prices. My next meal at the Olive Garden was much less expensive & more satisfying.
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  • WORST SERVICE EVER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    9:30 pm reservation. Wasn't extremely busy. Ordered filet mingnon, lobster stuffed with shrimp n crabmeat, and potatoes. Steak and potatoes were really good and cooked perfectly. The lobster came floating in a plate of water. No big deal Problem was it was not even warm. My lobster was COLD. The drawn butter was cool. I was so mad that they had ruined an expesive lobster.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Save for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a great anniversary dinner. Great food, nice atmosphere, but very expensive. My wife and I enjoyed our dinner, but I do not know that it was worth the cost. That is the only reason it doen't have 5 stars in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food and drinks are overpriced. The quality of the food and drinks is not outstanding. The service was poor - long waits. The place was dirty. there was food all over the floor and on the chairs. The bathroom was not clean. I would not return to this place.
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  • Superb steaks!
    food4u
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Recently dined here with my spouse & had the porterhouse & ribeye - both were melt-in-your mouth perfectly cooked & seasoned. The creamed broccoli rabe was scrumptious. We were first seated on an enclosed patio near the kitchen. It killed the whole ambience to constantly hear the kitchen noise. Since the weather was nice, we asked to be re-seated on the outdoor deck, which was a lot more enjoyable. Our server was great but there was a delay in the kitchen having bread ready. After dinner, our waiter offered us (gratis) freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, which was a really nice touch. Other than our initial seating and the bread delay, the evening was great. We plan to return & hopefully have a flawless experience at Bond 45.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Everything was outstanding from waiter attentiveness to quality of the food. We had the fried shrimp and calamari for appetizer and perfectly cooked Porterhouse and New York strip steaks for the main courses. Shared a side of polenta, which was very good, but a bit heavy on the cheese for my wife's taste. On a different note, it was very nice to sit and enjoy our dinner in a quiet environment and talk. We are so tired for restaurants that feel they need to have loud music and having to compete with it to converse. Thank you Bond 45!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.