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Bondir Cambridge
Bondir Cambridge

Bondir Cambridge Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bondircambridge.com
  • Email: info@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
  • "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
  • "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'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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Absolutely brilliant food. Inventive, imaginative, and yet not overworked. Ingredients are allowed to sing. Best meal I've had in years. Can't praise the place enough."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and friendly, attentive staff. We opted for a la carte rather than tasting menu. The dishes were exquisite and well executed, beautifully plated. beet salad for appetizer was fresh and the pork rack entree cooked just right and very delicate. The portions were quite small so next time I may go for the tasting menu!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The tasting menu was OK with some nice dishes, but some others were only OK. The wine list is very limited for a restaurant that expensive."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went to Bondir the Sunday after Valentine's Day and got the chance to experience the Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Menu. It was well worth the cost. Every dish was fantastic, and the service was great. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The staff was extremely courteous and accommodating; it felt like they really cared about giving us the best possible dining experience (it was our first visit to Bondir). The menu was delicious, and it was nice to not have every single ingredient explained as some places like to do - instead we could try figuring it out on our own. My favorite part were the desserts, which were out of this world. We're definitely coming back here another time."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First experience was a pleasure. Warm welcome, attention to details, measured pace to courses, interesting and novel combinations. Well done"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We did the four course prix fixe. At $70ish, it was quite the value deal. Food was amazing and there was quite a few extras that they kept bringing out including an amazing assortment of bread and some different tastes of soups in a small glass mug. I don't know how they made the chocolate gelato, but it was the most rich chocolate that I think I have ever had in a dessert."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Very interesting preparation, lots of attention to detail. The dishes occasionally get slightly too complicated in the description mainly but one has to appreciate the enthusiasm of the chefs. Service is excellent if not a tad over friendly"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I love this place: great technical skills, local and foraged ingredients, soulful food. One of my favorite places."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Bondir is about innovation and experimentation. And thank god for that. They understand that there are other ways to embellish food besides butter, salt, and oil."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Exceeded its reputation. Best dining experience in the Boston area in years."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great experience all around, they have a really nice fireplace too!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Bondir was highly recommended by a friend, and we visited it on Friday. The waiting area with the fireplace was just amazing. The hostess kept us entertained with delicious on the house hors d'oeuvre while we waited for our table. It is very small, so not ideal for large group seating. The food was delicious and very flavorful. I wasn't floored with the desserts, but overall a fantastic experience."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Food was very good, complex and mostly successful, though I thought the scallops dish was a bit bland. Not an everyday meal but good occasionally. Service was attentive and knowledgeable and the restaurant was small and quiet enough to talk comfortably."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We had very high hopes, but our seating preference was ignored, the service was aloof, the room was full but felt dead in terms of energy, and the food seemed well-conceived (bordering on pretentious) but poorly executed - and it didn't taste that great (EVERYTHING was totally deconstructed - at least some dishes need to show some technique and integration of the ingredients at these quite high prices). A few weeks later, I actually don't even remember exactly what we ate. The wine was a good solid recommendation but had a very high markup. At 25% or more less in price, we would probably try it again - at this high level, we expected much, much more than we received. Not a repeat for us."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "We love Bondir Cambridge and frequent the restaurant. The food is creative and delicious, and the service is friendly and professional. Kudos to Kathleen and Gael!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My wife and I love Bondir. It is a small intimate restaurant that is attractively decorated. The wait staff provides attentive service and the wine and food are excellent. If you have any dietary restrictions, let them know in the notes section on Open Table and they will accommodate your desires. We let them know that some of our party were Vegan a day in advance, and when we arrived there was a fantastic Prix Fix Vegan menu waiting for us."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I had dinner while ago... and I was expected we will have another good experience...But... food was very bad...I think we will not going back again.."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "I read tons of reviews before going here and most were good with a few bad ones scattered in. We had four people and two had meat dishes and two were non meat. The two meat dishes were both overcooked and very dry. We told the waiter and he was a little flippant and didn't seem to care. We asked for something else and they brought it but didn't seem happy about it. I wouldn't recommend this place for the price- far better places to go."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We went for the four-course New Year's Eve dinner--not necessarily the best time to try out a restaurant, but Bondir proved a wonderful dining experience. My favorite was the Roxbury apple salad with so many little addittions (caviar, hazelnut mousseline, chervil) that it was a delight of flavors and textures with every bite. The plates were artistically crafted assortments of flavors and textures that even when not quite right (lobster was a little overcooked and chewy) were an experience for the senses"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had heard only serious raves about this place, and had been unable to book an OpenTable reservation for months (as I always tried to do so two or three days in advance). So my girl and I picked a day a few weeks away and it was a Sunday evening and Bondir lived up to all the hype. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff, superb wine, and our meal(s)...exquisite to say the least. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "When experiencing the flavors of every morsel is the intent of a meal, this is the place for that meal. Each prix fixe course combined impossibly fresh ingredients with the chef's broad and deep culinary wisdom and creativity. Service was unobtrusive and excellent, and each course, and the included tasting plates, was presented by name with the respect it was due. The fireplace warmed guests on arrival; lighting over the tables provided a pleasing ambience, and the room's simple elegance continued in the wood and copper furnishings holding serving supplies near our table. Happily, the opening of another location appears not to have affected the exceptional meal we enjoyed at Bondir in Cambridge."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Bondir is a serious endavour with exquisite food preparation and excellent service with seemingly unavoidable flashing cell phone picture taking clientele. They seem out of place such a "classy" restaurant."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Bondir really is a neighborhood gem. The ambiance is warm and inviting and the chef is truly talented. And what attention to detail! The creativity, care and skill of the kitchen and wait staff is impressive. So many restaurants use too much salt, too much butter and sauce and rely on standard ideas. Actually if anything the chef is too restrained --the sauce on the duck breast was barely perceptible and a few things were so 'creative' that they were a bit odd (eg gelatin cubes and insanely salty dried olives), but there was enough solid fare beautifully done that we could overlook quirkiness. I found that I was quite sated after the first two courses so I don't recommend the four-course meal unless you are truly famished or gourmand."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The food is almost always excellent. We've been there several times, and will continue eating at Bondir. However, this time I apparently ordered the wrong dish - the mutton was mediocre at best. Everything around it was absolutely first rate."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "I went here with my grandfather for our birthdays. We were taken care of with amazing service and the food was delicious, beautiful, and creative."
    Dined on 12/18/2013