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Bondir Cambridge
Bondir Cambridge

Bondir Cambridge Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bondircambridge.com
  • Phone: (617) 661-0009
  • 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) 661-0009
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please see the Events page on our website:


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:


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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Fantastic local fine dining. A memorable meal for sure."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great ambiance, delicious food plate after plate and wonderful service!!!! Thanks for a perfect dinner experience!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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"?"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed their four course prix fixe dinner. The restaurant is very small and reminiscent of a little French bistro. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Each bite is a new experience. Prepare to be surprised by the combination of foods here...they're all good!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "OK funky local food restaurant. Did not meet expectations. Clearly overrated and has been."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Really wonderful service and an awesome farm-to-table menu. Really enjoyed our experience and would love to go back again! "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "In addition to the magnificent food, the service at Bondir is extraordinary. Not just friendly, but professional and classy."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I enjoyed the simple presentation of elaborate foods with excellent variety and masterful preparation. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We save Bondir for our special occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is a bit like going to a museum or a fine concert. There are such fine and interesting notes and one thinks about it and savors it. For us, this sets a very celebratory, special tone, that is conducive to an intimate, engaged evening."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We're kind of screwed here in Boston, and this place eases the pain. Vegetable-heavy preparations, everything properly seasoned and well-textured. Very good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "All ingredients were fresh and good quality . The final dishes though were a little disappointing and overpriced. Wine list very good"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "When I went to Bondir the first time (couple years ago) I was blown away. So delicious and unique. This time the flavors all seemed similar and the only thing that was spectacular was my dessert. Such a lovely restaurant, and staff. I will go again, but in a different season. Have now gone in winter twice. Wine and beer list was great."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Bondir. It's important to book well in advance, as the place is small and in demand ! The service is impeccable and the menu, which changes daily, is exquisite. The scallops were the best I've ever tasted. When the wine we ordered wasn't sufficiently chilled, our server brought us glasses of sparkling wine while they brought our bottle to the right temperature. Bondir is an absolute gem and we look forward to returning on another special occasion."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had dinner with 3 guests and we went with the prix fixe menu. Selections that particular night were excellent. The wait staff was PHENOMENAL. The fromage de tete was one of the appetizers - if it is available the night you go, you should order it. Would go again for a romantic dinner or special celebration."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We dine at Bondir Cambridge regularly, and we continue to appreciate the outstanding food and service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Exceptionally cosy, tasty and refined. Well worth it for an occasion, or just to savor a meal."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The service and setting was excellent. Depending upon which course and which dish, the food varied from exquisite to "what's that weird taste in this dish?" The chef is high on the creativity scale, creating unusual combinations of ingredients, but the ice cream that was overloaded with (I believe it was) thyme which wasn't pleasant. Another dish overdosed on (I believe it was) sage, a spice of which I am not fond; you can't avoid ordering dishes which you may not like because you have no way of knowing what is in them. Given the price, you would like to be able to enjoy every dish that you order. We did not and, while we welcome experimentation, it would be wise for the chef to first taste his/her own dishes before serving them."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "A lovely experience from beginning to end! Gracious hosts and waitresses, superlative and inventive dishes. Beautiful serving pieces. One of the best meals we've eaten in the U.S.!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "If you are looking for large plates of comfort food, Bondir is not for you. However, if you enjoy smaller plates of exquisitely matched flavors with interesting textures, beautifully plated, Bondir will be a favorite! Ambience is warm and inviting."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Exquisite! Most everything on your plate will be recognizable from the menu description. The delight is in how well each item is prepared and how it is all inventively combined. This, mixed with informed and enlightened service, makes us look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food is amazingly presented and created! This time my experience at bondir was not as delicious as last. All the items were quite salty It was a first. I will have to try again in summer"
    Dined on 3/6/2014