Bondir Cambridge
Bondir Cambridge

Bondir Cambridge

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bondircambridge.com/
  • Phone: 6176610009x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open for dinner only
    Monday-Sunday 5pm-10pm
    Closed Tuesday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Bond
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Private Party Facilities: Tuesdays are set aside for private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Vicky Hong 617-661-0009x
  • Special Events: Please see the Events page on our website:

    http://bondirconcord.com/category/events/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Columbia Street
  • Public Transit: MBTA

    - Redline Train to Central Square

    - #68 Bus

    Bike racks available in front of restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Please see the Directions & Parking page on our website:

    http://bondircambridge.com/category/directions-and-parking/

A word from Bondir Cambridge
Bondir, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a cozy, farm-house style restaurant with 26 seats and a small fireplace salon. The menus showcase the pastoral and marine bounty of our New England region and offer a finely curated selection of American and European wines and beers.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Bondir Cambridge reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (77)fit for foodies (74)romantic (64)neighborhood gem (56)notable wine list (22)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We did the 4 course meal and we found the appetizer courses and dessert courses to be amazing, but were a bit underwhelmed by the main course, it was a little bland and no bigger than the other courses especially for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We found the food overpriced and the beef entrée was overcooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion
    blucat
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This small neighborhood gem will be a new goto place for our very special occasions. The menu is unique, the waitstaff courteous and helpful, and the food is beautifully prepared giving the whole experience a quality of ritual but because of the relaxed but very thoughful decor it doesn't feel in any way sterile or stiff. We had a great time celebrating our 15th anniversary at Bondir.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geoff
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Small number of tables, but excellent attentive, informed service. Menu was carefully created to achieve a highly balanced, beautiful experience with fine dining. Not inexpensive, however, but worth the money. Wine list could use some expansion in California reds and whites, but more than adequate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience!
    luvgreatfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    small venue with great warmth and charm. food was great - a culinary experience with instructions of the ingredients/food by friendly wait staff. we initially had booked a later reservation (nothing else available), but we were called with an earlier time after a cancellation. looking forward to coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent though not for the hungry
    OliverTwist
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is our second or third visit to the lovely Bondir and we like everything about the restaurant except the almost hilariously small portions. The food is beautiful and exquisitely arranged but I don't understand why the main courses have to be quite so sparse. Would it cost very much to add a few potatoes or rice or .... But perhaps people with hearty appetites don't deserve such beautiful food? Or perhaps it would somehow spoil the ambience to provide enough to eat? Bondir is certainly not alone in this regard. Many posh restaurants in Boston seem to assume that their patrons will, as my husband sometimes does, stop for something to eat before or after.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BONIR
    MEMSDINNING
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It may be small in space, but huge in atmosphere and menu: The chef presents a virtual canvas of delight, and the tasting are such a treat. My favorite special place
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bondir Experience
    Boston
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Enjoyed Bondir - felt the food was delicious, if a bit "precious", as well as small portions, while being on the expensive side. The service was good, but our waiter was a touch arrogant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely experience
    Desertdiver
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ate here with several friends on Saturday night. It was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious. It was creative without being ostentatious. The wine list was varied and reasonably well-priced. The wait staff was outstanding. Look forward to going back and have already recommended to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic -- again!
    SpinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We cannot say enough good things about Bondir Cambridge. The food is outstanding and the staff courteous and professional. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attention paid to everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was outstanding -- a place for foodies. The dishes were beautifully presented, and every dish was created with care. The flavors were complex, subtle, fresh-- sometimes it was like eating art.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Remarkable Experience
    Ronald
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a great dinner at Bondir. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was very quiet, almost like we were alone in the restaurant. A great experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Local Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Fantastic local fine dining. A memorable meal for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Gatuna
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great ambiance, delicious food plate after plate and wonderful service!!!! Thanks for a perfect dinner experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    FeedMe
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Went for the food and found it to be very disappointing. I know they change their menu frequently, but I couldn't help but feel they would be better off developing a few outstanding dishes and keeping them on the menu (at least for a season). Some the courses ranged from bland, flavors that did not go well together, or just plain bad. One course consisted of mackerel and potatoes. I typically don't like mackerel (and discovered I still don't), but the potatoes seemed like just plain boiled potato chunks. Just not an inspiring meal and felt it was a waste, especially given the cost. Also felt the service was not very good. We walked in the door and got a look from the hostess that said, "what do you want"?
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  • Excellent food and service
    ThoughtfulReviewer
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed their four course prix fixe dinner. The restaurant is very small and reminiscent of a little French bistro. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lile
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food was really amazing. We could feel that the Chef pays great importance to the choice and quality of the products. The doneness of every single vegetable, meat piece or seafood was close to perfection. Vibrant tastes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing
    Willow
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The level of sophistication on the plate here is quite stunning. Every course is prepared with infinite attention to detail and quality. The flavors are complex and often surprising. This is combined with a very casual ambience and service that is very professional and yet friendly and warm at the same time. Highly recommended if you're interested in surprising your palate every now and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming & delightful
    lovelytable
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A sweet little spot, intimate & unique... from the menu to the atmosphere. My husband & I adored it for our anniversary. And the food was delicious. x
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of few best meals of my life
    SteveLaniel
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My girlfriend and I went here for a special meal just before she moves to Baltimore for a year, so we wanted something really special; Bondir did not disappoint. We're vegetarian, and Bondir was happy to accommodate us. Altogether this was one of the most special meals we've ever had, and it lived up to all our expectations. Including a lovely prix-fixe meal, two glasses of wine and one glass of prosecco, and tax and tip, the bill came to about $115 per person -- worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem
    atmosphericVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Jason Bond makes food into poetry: beautiful and a joy to consume. We especially appreciated his willingness to make vegetarian dishes which were well prepared and presented, not an afterthought, or even grudging as some upscale chefs are unfortunately prone to do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food
    EtingOut
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Each bite is a new experience. Prepare to be surprised by the combination of foods here...they're all good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall good
    CantabrigianVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Had the 4 course prixie fixe menu. Overall food was great, except the duck was so tough as to be inedible...told the waitress, who offered "do you want something instead", but 3 courses in and one still to come, just taking it off the bill would have been fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted to be amazed
    thunderbeastVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Overall, Bondir is an excellent restaurant, but I was hoping to be bowled over. If I were writing this review on ambiance, service, and plating, it would be a 5 star review, no question. My girlfriend described it as fairy dining, and I think that accurately captures the delicate, whimsical charm of the restaurant. But for me, it's all about the food, and while each of my 3 courses was good, none was great. The shaved asparagus salad was fresh and balanced, the flavors in the celeriac tartine were rich and warm, and the duck was solid but not memorable. If you are looking for inventive twist on French cooking, look no further, but I was looking for something else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Local, yes. Going back, no.
    Foodie333
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    OK funky local food restaurant. Did not meet expectations. Clearly overrated and has been.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Awesome
    littlemisspiggie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I took my partner to Bondir for her birthday and it exceeded my expectations. I'm a foodie, so that's saying something. It may very well have been the best meal I've ever had and I've eaten my way through most of Europe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you haven't tried it, do!
    Timothy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Very comfortable ambience, extremely creative cuisine, the nicest wait staff I've encountered in a long time. If you want high end taste, without all the stuffiness, you have to try Bondir. They were absolutely terrific accommodating vegetarian preferences and an allergy without compromising taste even one little bit. There were even a few off-menu culinary surprises along the way that were delightful. The wine list was loaded with French gems that match up with the food. You should try it but wait a few weeks so we can back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Funky Chic
    DiningIsDivine
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    That is how I would describe Bondir. The service was excellent, and the food was generally very good. The amuse-bouches were a bit fussy, but the entrées were lovely, for the most part. We chose the prix fixe menu, but I wish there had been a wine pairing as well. The food is elegantly plated, and the ambience is unpretentious. My only real complaint is that we were the first party for the evening and the second party to arrive was seated directly next to us, in very close quarters. For such a small restaurant, it seemed unnecessary to stack park us, as it were.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Bgirl
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    One of the great meals of the past year. So glad I finally got a table in here. Have been hearing the raves and now I see the light - it really does exceed all expectations. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not enough flavor
    KipMcSkipster
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My dining companion and I ate here for dinner the other night. There is a fine line between subtle and not enough flavor, and unfortunately Bondir generally crossed the line to the latter. Super fresh ingredients, house-made sodas, and pleasant space were the pluses. A little too precious with the service (borderline "Portlandia" level waiter, if you catch my reference). Food in general lacked "oomph", lacked surprises. Modest portions and quite pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun for foodies and businessmen
    Notapplicable11
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Really wonderful service and an awesome farm-to-table menu. Really enjoyed our experience and would love to go back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretentious over priced
    Wellfleet71
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Bondir feels like you have stepped into an episode of Portlandia. The waitress was so serious about the food it was hard not to laugh. The portions were fine sized but the food all tasted odd. There were so many ingredients in everything- it was clear they were just trying so hard. There was shrimp bread with seaweed for example. There are so many better examples of fresh American food like Craigie on Main I would not waste your money here.
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  • Too much food flare & too pricey.
    Birchie7
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Prix fixe, 1st visit. Each dish, including the amuse bouches, had too much going on & too many ingredients, resulting in some muddy tastes. It's too pricey for that. Otherwise, we enjoyed the evening in a perfect atmosphere with attentive (though not hovering) service & easy conversation. My suggestion: simplify somewhat.
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  • Charming and delicious
    Blueishness
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Everything was awesome- charming details- tiny vases with single blossoms that were added and relocated, and free little bites of creatively composed morsels, Service was so thoughtful and the setting quiet and lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    SpinnerVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    In addition to the magnificent food, the service at Bondir is extraordinary. Not just friendly, but professional and classy.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    imnotquitejack
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My girlfriend and I enjoyed the simple presentation of elaborate foods with excellent variety and masterful preparation. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT DINING EXPERIENCE
    neighborhoodfoodie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Celebrated graduation at Bondir with two college students. We all loved the food, the friendliness of the staff, and the chance to try out a number of different dishes. Everything was delicious, and unusual. Great place for a celebration or for any other reason to have a terrific dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 317 reviews are from the Bondir Cambridge reviews archive.
  • A unique food experience
    BerkeleyTravel
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We tried the tasting menu which turned out to be a great idea. Each plate was a tasting menu in itself with many different flavors from the different ingredients. Each bite was to be savored.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very quiet and quaint
    Excellant
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Bondir was very good. A small and intimate restaurant which is good for no more than a group of four. I would recommend this place to anyone. We enjoyed the service and food.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal
    Ralph
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I was dubious about dining at Bondir after reading some reviews. I can say without reservation that dinner was a total pleasure. The food is spectacular, the service impeccable. Staff was helpful and professional. We both had the pre fix. Every dish was incredible. We enjoyed the subtle many layered tastes of the turnip salad. We raved about the rotini with duck leg & the cheese tart. The incredibly tender, strip loin was perfect. The amuse bouche, soup & the yummy bread were perfect little tastes. The only course we weren't thrilled by were the desserts which we found "herby" and not sweet enough, but still interesting. Each portion was more than ample and 4 courses was almost too much food. A delightful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.