DelightfulThe attention to the customers, the generosity of the chef with it's food proportions and constant flow of one dish to another was delighful. I felt like I was cared for because the chef wanted me to enjoy his cooking skills making our meal last for almost two hours. Far from the typical resturant that focuses on getting us fed and out the door for another customer.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Fantastic! The servers are very polite and professional. The food is outstanding.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGirly and freshness!Food taste so fresh and so divine! Decorations is cute and feels like homy!
Best restaurants in Cambridge.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCalm and creativeMy friend and I had such an adventure at Bondir! From the moment we sat down our taste buds were engaged with all manner of gorgeous, carefully crafted delights. The 2 hour low temp poached pullet egg was a highlight -- served with white asparagus among other things. Bondir is a very special place for a special occasion. It's not cheap, but worth it for people who appreciate what's possible in the kitchen.
;-)5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA fine dining experience.,All the food is wonderfully prepared , beautifully plated with a number of components and is delicious!
The restaurant is small and cozy. This is 'foodie' heaven.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningWent for a birthday dinner. Our sever made the night very special for us. Offered us quite a few complimentary items and gave thorough explanations of the menu and our choices. The food was outstanding. Quite honestly some of the best I've had in my life. I would say our appetizers (poached egg and pork belly) were the highlight of the meal. The entree were great too. Hard to give food suggestions as the menu changes daily.
I doubt anyone could be disappointed here.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPushing the envelopeIf you love a chef that pushes the envelope to deliver taste sensations you never thought of before, this is the place. Intimate, high tough service, novel.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHot place in townIt remains one of the top eating places in Boston. A combination of cuisines with a successful mixture of flavors, textures and tastes.
Innovative, not extensive menu; It would be impossible to have a larger menu and maintain this quality in all dishes.
Outstanding presentation of dishes in an ambiance which is warm and inspired. The small size is conducive to a friendly atmosphere, but creates difficulties in obtaining reservations. Limited but highly screened wine list.
New 4 course menu is welcomed though quite high in price.
Highly efficient, knowledgeable and unobtrusive service.
Tempting chef's extras in which the attempt of new, imaginative dishes is obvious, though not all successful.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCannot recommend this place more.Bondir was absolutely amazing.
The food was outstanding. Literally, there was nothing on the plate that wasn't purposefully there to add to your experience. Perfect portion sizes too. We left feeling totally satisfied, but not overly indulgent. We had the tart for desert and it was the most amazing thing I have ever tasted. My husband had the "Yellowfoot Duxelle Agnolotti, Cotechino, Italian Summer Truffle, Mousseron Mushroom, Fiore Sardo, Green Almond Pesto, Asparagus." He has thought about that dish, specifically the sausage, about 20 times a day since we ate there.
Fantastic. You absolutely need reservations (I booked about three months in advance). Then prepare yourself for a long luxurious evening.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a delightful meal atWe had a delightful meal at Bondir. The food was excellent, as was the service. The scallops were cooked to perfection and the food pairings were all interesting. Thanks for a lovely meal!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBondir is my favorite restaurantBondir is my favorite restaurant in the Boston area. I've been twice and have been blown away both times. Jason Bond is incredibly talented. He creates a unique set of dishes each night that balance an incredible variety of flavors. Highly recommended.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMYou Must Go HereAbsolutely wonderful, glass of wine by the fireplace while we waited for our table (they were on time, but we were early for our reservation), followed by absolutely heavenly food, original, fun, surprising and every bite savored and treasured. I can't wait to go back. Service was impeccable. Expensive but worth every penny.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a restaurant withThis is a restaurant with a special mission to serve delicious food from as much local-sourced food as possible. They do it well.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMI don't quite believe youI don't quite believe you when you say I look familiar but Bondir always delivers above and beyond, so I can't fault. Another perfect night for me and my guests. Thank you.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative and quality ingredientsReally creative and sensible use of interesting ingredients. Everything was delicious. Other restaurants try too hard to be creative and their use of the same ingredients as used by Bondir often don't make sense or seem too contrived. Bondir's offerings are beautiful in appearance and presentation.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFast becoming our favoriteFast becoming our favorite restaurant in Cambridge. Excellent, imaginative food, perfectly prepared.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery dish was absolutelyEvery dish was absolutely delicious, but also contained an element of surprise in the preparation and ingredient choices. Approachable modern cuisine.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing creativity and effortAmazing creativity and effort put into the dishes! Very attentive staff as well.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe planned our first visitWe planned our first visit for a very special occassion. Entering the fireplace salon, we were greeted warmly and welcomed to a gastronomic delight! The entire staff was attentive and extremely helpful in providing an exceptional culinary event, happy to answer any and all questions regarding the preparation of the meal, source of ingredients, wine list, decor, etc. We settled on 4 courses and shared most of the dishes in a perfectly paced and memorable dining experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBondir is a tiny restaurantBondir is a tiny restaurant and provides a very personal experience as a result. The menu changes each night and the ingredients are combined into beautiful dishes that are also crazy delicious. Any dish can be ordered in appetizer or main course size and the restaurant recommends 3 smalls or a small and a large. The waiter was very knowledgable about the menu which helped a lot because we had never heard of some of the ingredients. When one of my husband's dishes seemed not to be warm enough the chef remade it rather than reheating and comped him the dish. It was my birthday but I don't eat sweets so they created a cheese and fruit dessert that was not on the menu. That kind of experience and at a very fair price.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding, creative food,Outstanding, creative food, and superb service from a dedicated staff.
A small restaurant, high recommended.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved the atmosphere ofWe loved the atmosphere of this little restaurant. Everything on the menu comes in a full or half portion which gave us an excuse to try nearly everything. Great food.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMUnforgettable foodJason Bond is a food poet. I'm grateful that he has opened a restaurant in Cambridge.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMYUMThis is classic Cambridge. High end farm to table cooking except they make absolutely everything in house. The food is really excellent with some very creative combinations. A very few dishes didn't really work for me, but others I'll remember for a very long time especially the chestnut tart and the lentil dish. I don't know what he did to the lentils, but they were amazing. It's hard to get reservations and the food is pretty expensive, but it's totally worth it for a special occasion.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it. The food is exceptional.Loved it. The food is exceptional. The service was a little but not a problem.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful foodAlthough there were a few issues with service (did not make room for us to enjoy a glass of cava at the fire when we arrived - even though there was room to ask a small party to move; server was misinformed by the host and attempted to bring us a taste of the cava we had already enjoyed... minor), the overall experience here was OUTSTANDING! The food was amazing- vibrant, unique flavors and ingredients. You can order all entrees as half portions in order to taste more. My boyfriend and I ordered 5 and shared (they recommend 3 half portions per person to be full) and each dish was delectable. For dessert we ordered a variety of ices and creams and a delicious panna cotta that was on the menu- all very very good!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was exceptional inOur meal was exceptional in nearly every way (the only real downside being an obnoxious table adjacent us - not Bondir's fault)... Fanciful fresh food that wasn't fussy or precious. I am really particular about restaurants and this was a mega-hit in my book. It was my 2nd wedding anniversary, so high expectations. They were met.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEat hereExtraordinary attention to detail. Amazing dishes, beautifully presented with exceptional variety of color, texture and flavor. Two words: eat here.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMspectacular country Frenchspectacular country French food from start to finish. intimate setting. no bar & hostess was a bit 'intense', but after that intro, everything was perfect. a wonderful find in Cambridge.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA fabulous dining experience.A fabulous dining experience. The food preparation, presentation and service are all exquisite. A true gem in the Boston (Cambridge really) dining millieu.2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the BEST!!!!What
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staff , warm and cozy environment, And an eclectic menu. The cooking is superb reminiscent of fine small restaurants in Europe. The staff, was attentive but appropriately unintrusivr and very knowledgeable. So glad they'll be opening a larger restaurant in the Concord area. Let's hope it's a twin!1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM