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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Bondir Cambridge reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (78)special occasion (72)romantic (63)neighborhood gem (54)notable wine list (22)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Eat your way into fall with Bondir
    LauraN
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went to Bondir on the first night of fall-- and it was simply wonderful (tons of root vegetables taken to the next level!). I've only ever ordered the prixe fixe here-- and I suggest you do the same because everything is simply spectacular. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable, the plating is gorgeous, and nothing on the plate ever disappoints!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, Quaint and Romantic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Bondir is a neighborhood gem full of delicious and unique food pairings. The tasting menu was an excellent way to celebrate a special occasion. The food and atmosphere made this an absolutely delightful and unforgettable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fantastic Find in Cambridge
    DoctorWho1VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was fortunate to discover Bondir Cambridge Friday night - it could not have been more perfect - perfectly executed dishes, attentive and extremely informed wait staff - and the atmosphere was quiet, soothing, very conducive to conversation. The duck leg was perhaps the finest I can remember tasting anywhere; the halibut cheeks were likewise perfect. It is a small, intimate space, but well worth the journey. I will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Bonnie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We arrived early and there was a nice area to wait while enjoying a glass of wine. The food was excellent and server was very good.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but not great value
    Dingbat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Unfortunately, our date night at Bondir was a bit rushed, because the toddler we left at home with his grandmother decided to throw a fit. Despite that, we still managed to enjoy our late dinner before hurrying out without dessert. My wife (a vegetarian) had the burrata and mushroom duxelle appetizers, while I had the duck pansotti (or ravioli, for those like me who aren't fluent in Italian cuisine) appetizer and the poached salmon entree. All of the dishes were very good, but they didn't quite reach the level of excellence that I would expect for the prices they charge. Since we went at 8:30 on a Thursday night, we could've done better by going to Journeyman and getting their "Four for Forty" special.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant restraint
    jr2204VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Bondir doesn't seek to knock you out but goes for finely focused flavors. Some may find the result too restrained; but the cooking is always well considered and well executed, with very good wines and helpful service.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem!
    neighbor
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    You don't need to drive to Bondir Concord when Cambridge Bondir is still here! Menu as excellent and thoughtful as always. Hope they continue with the cucumber sorbet and the buttermilk lovage ice cream..
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Cozy and creative
    artINSUR
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Bondir changes its menu daily depending on what looked good that day at the market, so mentioning specific dishes is mostly pointless. Portions are not large so you may want to consider doing the fixed price menu. We didn't, but ended up getting two appetizers and splitting a dessert anyway. The food was excellent, well cooked and seasoned, and the chef was not afraid to mix interesting ingredients in to the dishes. Just check out their website for menu examples and you will see what I mean. If you are looking for a traditional burger or normal pasta, don't bother. This place is for people that enjoy trying new food, or food cooked new ways. The restaurant is only 9 tables, so it is quiet and cozy and you get the servers full attention.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Unusual and delicious
    Sarita
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Ingredients and techniques combine for great results. Not a huge variety of choices but really inventive and good. On thus visit, the appetizers (smoked beets, house made chorizo) were the stars.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A food gem
    BillMc
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food quality rivals the best in Boston. If you enjoy high quality food with interesting and well matched flavors, you'll enjoy Bondir. We had Rouen Duck & Chatham Striped Bass. Both were exquisite. I had the bass and it was done to perfection with a nice crispy charred outside and moist interior, set in a bright green lovage broth which was both an eye and taste pleasing sensational contrast. In addition to our meal we were presented with three small bite offerings from the chef. All of which were delicious. The space is quite intimate with just 9 tables. Service was friendly with an attentiveness that was unobtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal;
    Dantheman
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. Its hard to find all of this in one spot.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed review
    loulindy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service was very good, but we were disappointed in the limited selection and taste of the food. There were 2 choices for the 1st course, 3 for the 2nd course, and 4 for the entree, including only 2 total choices for vegetarians. There was a 1st course beet & blueberry dish that was the only option besides steak tartare. Three of us ordered the beet dish, and all of us were disappointed since the flavors did not blend well. The duck entree was excellent, but the the sea bass taste was overpowered by a very strong herb broth, and the eggplant dish was very bland. The servings were small, and the prices very high for the quality and amount of food we received. The wood bench seating was also very uncomfortable and had no seat cushions.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bondir
    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
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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.
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    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
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    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
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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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    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
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bondir Experience
    BostonVIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lovely experience
    DesertdiverVIP
    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
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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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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!
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Great Local Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Fantastic local fine dining. A memorable meal for sure.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    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
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    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    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.
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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.
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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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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • If you haven't tried it, do!
    TimothyVIP
    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!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 327 reviews are from the Bondir Cambridge reviews archive.
  • 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.
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