Great steak dinner and drinks
Wonderful ambience and location. Affordable garage parking close by. There was valet parking as well, but we'd already parked by the time we saw the valet sign. There was an orchestra playing down below the restaurant so that was an added bonus. We were warmly greeted as soon as we walked in. The drinks are outstanding. Our steaks were perfectly cooked, as were the calamari and shrimp we chose for appetizers. The only negative I saw was that they forgot to bring bread and cookies to our table. But we left happy and plan to visit again. The professionalism and warmth of the staff was impressive.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had guests from New York in town and they go to Bond 45 in Manhatten so they dod have high expectations. They really enjoyed their experience and tbe service especially. Of course ths food was amazing and we didn't think we would even want dessert but ended up eating all of it!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
EXCELLENT all around!!!!!
Great experience from the reservations to the seating, our waitress Audrey to the Manager Vernon.
The food was outstanding and the steak was the best I have ever had. Better even than the Metropolitan Grill in Seattle and steak I have had in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best steaks I've eaten ever: cooked just right, tender, and juicy. Excellent customer service and ambiance.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for Fathers Day., let me tell you it was the perfect place for that occasion. The restaurant itself is located in a beautiful area and has a lot of great scenic views of the Potomac, old town, & Washington D.c. I loved how we literally walked right through the kitchen as we were seated that was cool. My dad is a carnivore so he got the biggest piece of meat you can get there and he loved it , we have been to Morton's , Ruth Chris , Etc. etc. but by far this was the best. What we also thought was nice (especially for the children) were the fresh cookies that were being handed out to everyone by the staff. By far I must say a very pleasurable experience , I will definitely be returning and look forward for October (my birthday) :-) gc
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dined here for our 10th anniversary and had a great experience. Even though it wasn't crowded at the time, I'm glad we made reservations before to let them know of the special occasion. Service was excellent and they made the extra effort to help us celebrate our anniversary which was great! We loved the food...especially the Whole Burrata Mozzarella, Jumbo Crab Steak, and Salmon Steak.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get the RIBEYE
The steak was GREAT!!! The best steak I have had to date. Out waitress was fabulous, the manger was awesome!!!!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service! Fabulous food
Great service! Fabulous food and wine! The small private areas are perfect for groups. Have been several times and look forward to returning!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for my mom's birthday
We went for my mom's birthday dinner. We had a private table with a large window that faced the water. Our waiter, Jean, was the best! He brought us special drinks and chocolate chip cookies throughout the meal and did a great job of making sure our needs were met. This was my first time at the restaurant and everything from the food to the service was great.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steak house. Had the
Great steak house. Had the 12 oz filet - cooked perfectly and very tender. Wife had the 101 layer lasagna - great taste and use of herbs. Very nice wine list.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were outstanding. My bone-in ribeye melted in my mouth and was cooke to perfection.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Steaks at National Harbor
NIce steak / seafood restaurant at the National Harbor. is close to water and if you sit outside on the patio, you can actually have a water view.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bond 45 is an outstanding
Bond 45 is an outstanding resturant. Excellent food, Awesome view and great service.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
They were the best!!!!!
It was my mom's 79th birthday and we came to Bond 54 for a special evening and a special dinner!!!! We were treated like Royalty....Everyone greeted us at the door walking to our table. Our waiter was out of this world. He was wonderful! We had a blast! And my mom's birthday was wonderful! Thank you!!!!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and nice atmosphere
We have made it a habit to celebrate our anniversary here and are never disappointed. We were seated with a harbor view and have always felt like we are one of the few patrons the server has. Food is excellent (at bit pricey, but well worth the price!) Their prosciutto and mozzarella platter is excellent, the fried artichokes are a must do, and if you don't get steak then I don't know why you would go!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all the way around!
This restaurant was excellent all the way around -- but quite pricey! I recommend it especially for a business dinner or a special occasion. The food and service were simply excellent.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet Sunday Lunch
I've been to Bond 45 several times and it is usually crowded and noisy... on a Sunday for lunch... lovely quiet and great service. Sam the waiter was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. The food was spot on - the prosciutto and mozzarella was a great start. The NY strip was done perfectly, the clam, mussel and shrimp appetizer was taken as an entre by my companion. Sam suggested we have the broccoli rabe steamed with garlic and peppers rather than creamed and it was superb. Wine list while heavy to reds has some great whites should you venture to the Italians. This is a chop house in the finest dare I say Chicago tradition of chop houses. Nice touches included the fresh cookies and the lemoncello closer... well done Bond 45
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food. Nice wine list
Good food. Nice wine list and we had a really good waiter. Great time.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
its had a very warm and comfortable
its had a very warm and comfortable atmosphere. The waiter was very nice and attentive. His name was SAM
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was absolutely impressed with the service! Food was great service was great. What are you waiting for?
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, boring menu
This was our second time going to Bond 45. I find the selection somewhat limited and over priced. Not kid-friendly. It seams for an Italian steakhouse that the Italian dishes are truly not a feature on their menu. We ended up ordering appetizers as our entrée. Calamari - nothing spectacular but good. The fried ravioli was tasty. I had a specialty drink a Cosmo that came in a tea kettle. It was good, very strong and took me awhile to drink it. The waiter was attentive and made the experience nice. My only complaint was that we were by the door leading to the outside patio and the traffic, along with the cold air coming in made it uncomfortable so we moved to another table. The overall atmosphere is nice. Good for groups.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. It was
The food was amazing. It was a great date night restaurant: the atmosphere was quiet so we could spend time talking; there weren't a lot of people so it felt like we had the restaurant to ourselves.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just do it
You cannot go wrong here. Beautiful view on the water (especially this time of year if you get there for a sunset), no-pressure service when asking about which wine to pair with our dinner, great ambiance, and in the heart of the Harbor. BE SURE to checkout the Prosciutto and Mozzarella bars, and if you get the platter, it comes with massive, but great tasting, beefsteak tomatoes. This is a fantastic restaurant for an anniversary; great place to get dressed up and take her out, take a walk down to the pier before or after, very romantic.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loving Bond 45...
Great restaurant with wonderful food and service. I went with family for my birthday dinner and had all types of surprises from Italian singing for my birthday song, a cotton candy and ice cream sundae and freshly baked cookies with a side of Prosecco. Definitely a restaurant to try and frequent often if you can.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service...and view!
We visited Bond 45 for a special celebratory night...we started with a nice bottle of wine and the mozzarella and prosciutto platter, which was yummy. For entrees, we had the filet (very tender) and added mushrooms and the shrimp scampi - a generous portion. The olive and pepper bread was so good and we enjoyed the other bread option also. No room for dessert but finished our meal with a complimentary chocolate chip cookie. Great food, great service, and a great view...a perfect evening!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food ever!
I went here with my wife for our anniversary dinner and the food was amazing!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating my husband's 30th birthday and were pleasantly surprised. The food was out of this world, from the appetizers to the complimentary cookies after our meal. We ordered seafood pasta and the bone-in filet and left nothing on our plates. The service was a little slow, however it was a very busy Saturday night and to be honest the food was so good I didn't even care. Will definitely be going back for our next date night!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious meal in DC
I recently took 2 clients to this restaurant and was very pleased with the food and service. They had an excellent wine list and a broad variety of food to choose from. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and provided excellent service. I had the 101 Layer Lasagna which was delicious! Others had the steak and lobster and we were all very pleased! I would highly recommend the restaurant to others!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My brother was visiting from
My brother was visiting from Belgium and it was his birthday. I could not ask for a better critic as he has dined all over the world. He also has a wife that is a top Chef. I was delighted to see that he was very impressed with my choice of restaurants. He raved about the food and the décor. We also were accompanied by our mother who has also dined out many times in her 98 years. Thank you for a great night!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality and Service Abound
I have dined at this gem on several occasions. And whether you are looking for an intimate place to dine; the best environment for conducting a business lunch/dinner; or an upscale, posh locale for cocktails, Bond 45 is THE PLACE for you! The service is consistently high-end -- the waitstaff understands the nuances of quality service and they go the distance to deliver to your satisfaction. The staff understands the concept of lagniappe and how it relates to an elevated gastronomic experience and ultimately, an increased gratuity ;0) Bond 45 is consistent and DOES NOT disappoint. Bon appetit!
p.s. This note is to the folks at OpenTable...Another characteristic I would recommend this restaurant for is "Business Meetings!"
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Three words: fast, extraordinary,
Three words: fast, extraordinary, romantic. Everything was perfect
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you truly want to expierence a fine resturant with quality serivce i highly reccommend the Bond 45. From the time that I called to inform of them of my traffic delay to the birthday wishes for my friend. This resturant makes it there business to give you there very best. Check it out this is no exaggeration.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious and loved having our own semi-private dining area for the dinner party.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make room for dessert!!!!
This is the fifth time we've dined at Bond 45. We have yet to have a dish that we did not enjoy. We always end getting the lamb although any of their steaks are aged and cooked to perfection! This was our anniversary dinner and our server overheard me saying that to my husband so she gave us complimentary glasses of Prosecco and limoncello shots. She was extremely attentive as well as the gentleman who brought out our dishes. We will keep coming back here because the food has never failed us. We also made sure we had room for dessert. The tiramisu and chocolate mousse cake were divine.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the trip
Outstanding steakhouse experience on par with the biggest, most familiar names in steak (Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Capital Grille) with a nice Italian twist. Went on a Monday so the traffic was light. But the appetizers were nice (get some kind of cured meat and mozzerella, for sure). Very good lobster bisque. Steaks were outstanding - especially the "bone in" steaks. Nice wine list. Good desserts. Don't think you'll be disappointed.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Spur of the Moment Reservation
We were in National Harbor for a spur of the moment weekend away and had not made any reservations for dinner Saturday night when we arrived. I used Opentable to set up a reservation for the time it took for us to walk to Bond 45. We were greeted and sat immediately. Our server was excellent and allowed us to take our time making our selections. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the scallop entree! My boyfriend ordered a ribeye and it was cooked to perfection. All in all, we were very pleased with our experience at Bond 45.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a first date.
The steaks were cooked perfectly. I made a reservation on Open Table for 9 p.m but we arrived early and they got us in. The view is great and the ambience was oustanding.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was one of the best nights I have had! The food was heavenly, the service was abundant and respectful, overall just a fantastic time. I could not stop talking about it to my friends.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steak was outstanding and they were very flexible with providing options for those who were vegetarians. Our server was very attentive and always appeared at the right time to check on us. Overall, a wonderful dining experience.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always outstanding for steak and seafood with an Italian touch. Started with a bucket of shrimp, clams, and mussels in an excellent broth to share as an appetizer. My ny strip was aged and grilled to perfection; my wife had their "crab steak" - jumbo lump meat crab. Large portions - we both took some home to enjoy. Would recommend and will (and do) repeat. Best restaurant by far in National Harbor.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I wanted to have an above average dinner and Bond 45 delivered.
The food and service was excellent.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find. Enjoyed the food
Great find. Enjoyed the food and ambience of the restaurant
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's the Little Things
The food was great, as was the ambiance. But the service was phenomenal. From the helpful bartender to the hostess who seated us, everyone was friendly and more than accommodating. Our server, in particular, was outstanding. Toward the end of our meal, she even brought a small, wrapped package off cookies "to go" for a member of our party who couldn't attend at the last minute. We didn't even have to ask! She just did it!
We paid ~$150 for dinner for two, including cocktails and dessert. Well worth it.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made to order
This was my second visit to this specific location and it was even better than the last! The food is consistently delicious. Our server was amazing and the bartenders did a great job mixing my original recipe cocktail. A third visit is certain.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner, but with tip the price for just my wife and I came to $250. Much more than I have ever spent on dinner. Food was incredible, with good portions but we each ordered an additional side because the menu and server did not indicate that our main courses included a side already. Dessert menu was spoken, so we did not see the prices on it. Also would have split 1 dessert between the two of us and the servings were enormous. Without the extra sides and 2 desserts we probably could have eaten for less than $200
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for Something Different
Visited on Thanksgiving. Offered nice fixed menu with good options. Couldn't pass up the beef….presentation of each course was amazing. Would definitely go there again.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and drinks were very
The food and drinks were very good. the service was outstanding and whatever you wanted they were quick to get it for you. If anything is wrong just let them know and they will correct it with no problem. Always trying to please you, very welcoming to all guests.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I chose Bond 45 at random
I chose Bond 45 at random from the National Harbor website, but it was well worth it. Chose a bad night to go due to Black Friday traffic, making me late for my reservation, but the restaurant still had a table waiting for me. The entire staff from the Maitre'd to the waiter were extremely attentive, proactive and friendly. The food was excellent, the noise level was not so high that one couldn't have a decent conversation. Great for a special occassion, but unless you want to break the bank, I wouldn't recommend bringing a large family here on a regular basis.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place, Food not Outstanding
The ambience is wonderful but I thought the food for the price was a little less par. I had the bone in Rib eye steak and it had way to much gristle for the price, $62.00. The sides were certainly plentiful servings though, almost too much.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dinner very much. At the start of the meal it felt as if our server was rushing us, we had ordered cocktails and appetizers and he kept asking for our entree order.
Once we told him we wanted to have a leisurely dinner he was most accommodating. The service was excellent and the food was very enjoyable.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM