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: Mark Grande 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 WinnerContemporary American
Bondir Cambridge reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (85)romantic (69)special occasion (68)neighborhood gem (58)notable wine list (24)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Wonderful combination of ingredient
    BellaItalia
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    Wonderful combination of ingredients in all dishes. Service was attentive but food arrived at a very slow pace. 3 hours for a dinner of three people.
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  • Bondirlicious!!
    cambridge4VIP
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    Outstanding in all aspects. We dined on a cold Sunday night. The fireplace and close quarters added to the intimacy of the experience. Dishes are always inventive, exotic, yet down-to-earth and approachable. I wish there were more openings for reservations!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • One of the best meals I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    One of the best meals I have had in a very long time. If there was a weakness it was that the deserts were not on par with the other courses. Since that is unimportant to me I couldn't recommend Bondir more and I eat out a lot
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Wish I could like it more
    mix579VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    I was drawn to Bondir by its very unusual menu and the hope for some exciting culinary adventures. They offer small (but not cheap) plates in addition to full-sized items so it's possible to sample a number of dishes. Unfortunately, my conclusion is that they're simply trying too hard. By throwing a number of ingredients together, the goal should be to amplify the individual flavors or to complement them so that the total is more than the sum of its parts. From the four dishes we sampled, none did either of the above. In fact, I was stunned by how bland and little complex most dishes turned out despite the vast number of uncommon ingredients. Service was very friendly though, and the wines complemented our food very well.
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  • Most Notable meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    Fabulous. Fresh novel ingredients but not pretentious . expert flavors and diverse plates .nearly perfect blending of several complex textures on one plate .. You can also have a conversation as if in an private sitting...you are consumed by the tasting and anticipation of next plate.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Date Night for Romantic Foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Tiny, romantic, with a cozy fireplace ambiance, top-notch service, and excellent wine recommendations. As for food quality, Bondir competes effortlessly with the best restaurants of NYC. Exotic vegetables, fruits, and herbs work seamlessly in dishes that range from comfort food to haute cuisine; everything on your fork is both surprising and deeply pleasurable. Several vegetarian options on the menu (updated weekly with ingredients sourced within 45 miles of Boston!), though few if any vegan options. Vegetarian half-plates are not as filling as the similarly-sized meat-eater's half portion, so be fore-warned and order a full plate if the choice is vegetarian. Also, memorably delicious breads - and don't forget about dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Very interesting menu and
    climate1
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Very interesting menu and very well-prepared. Service sometimes bordered on the ragged.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Good food for the price overall.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Good food for the price overall. Quality of dishes was uneven. Salads were very good. Beef was bad
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    neighborhood gem
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  • A creative chef
    SwampmapleVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    Probably the most inventive restaurant in the Boston area today with a chef who has wonderfully interesting ideas on how to make a dish that might otherwise be ordinary into something special: very tasty - not strange or weird but really delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We will return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    I called ahead to alert the staff that this was a birthday. They forgot. Then, after a gentle reminder, they sent out some wonderful chocolate sorbet and a candle- it was just enough- no big fan fare and no singing. This was in keeping with the kind of person having the birthday- nothing too showy. so thanks for that! Our sparkling wine was warm, not a great start. It chilled as we ate dinner, so all was well. Every bite on our plates was delightful. The presentation was artful and the combo of texture, color, well- all worked in perfect harmony. This is the way food ought to be! An achievement! (Neither one of us liked the seaweed bread, loved the Belgian Ale bread- tried to order a Belgian ale- but you were all out.)
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    fit for foodies
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  • loved it, loved it, loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    loved it, loved it, loved it ... :-)need I say more?food was great, wine was superb (expertly recommended by Gaël), atmosphere was cozy and romantic, service was exceptional.add to this I had the company of the man i love ... it made for an incredible evening :)(AND we got to see Patty Griffin later than night ... wow :)
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Very disappointing. Had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. Did not receive any food until 1 1/2 hours after our reservation. Gritty scallops. Server tried to oversell (wanted us - a party of two - to order two bottles of wine). Server also disparaged several bottles on the wine list. Why are they there on the list if they are bad?
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  • A great find and definitely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    A great find and definitely a keeper. Staff is professional and attentive. The menu is inventive and beautifully prepared. The dishes are tasty with fresh ingredients and delicious items. What sets it apart is the availability of half portions which allows diners to opt for a 'banquet style' meal, sampling all the wonderful dishes at a nice pace.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Without question, the most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Without question, the most memorable and sumptuous meal I have ever eaten! The servers are well-informed and helpful. The decor and soft and romantic. Chef Jason Bond is a culinary genius.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • I can easily say that Bondir
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    I can easily say that Bondir is my favorite restaurant in Massachusetts. Chef Jason Bond conveys his talents, abilities,and love for food through each and every dish. It not often that I am transformed or moved emotionally by the food in the Boston area. However, Bondir's food evokes memories and strong feelings to a degree that is extraordinary. The other crucial aspect that makes Bondir such a wonderful place--aside from the comfortable ambiance--is the front of the house. The individuals that I interacted with were congenial, patient, and genuinely nice which truly makes the dining experience. Bondir connects you to the season and the local surroundings in a way which makes you truly appreciate and enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful dinner here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Had a wonderful dinner here the other night. We tried a number of different half portions and found that was a great way to sample a number of the unique dishes. I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Delicious food! Hard to get in....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    We arrived a little late for our reservation and got a bit of an attitude from the hostess who did not prove to be the most outgoing or fun person. Once we were seated that unfortunate introduction to the restaurant was quickly washed away. Our server was AMAZING. Very sweet and took her time to explain all parts of the menu. The food and wine was just flat out ridiculously delicious. Highly recommend doing three small plates per person instead of one main course - that way you get to taste every unbelievable bite! Impossible to get a reservation, so book one now for the future! It is well worth the wait and we can't wait to go back!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Do yourself a favor and EAT HERE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    This will forever be my favorite restaurant as my fiancé proposed to me over dinner here :). But regardless of that incredible experience, Bondir is truly one of if not the best restaurant in Massachusetts. The food is artistic and thoughtful, but still manages to be comforting and deeply satisfying. We split a bunch of small plates (brilliant menu structure) and so many of the fresh, perfectly cooked veggies and meats had this amazing char that tasted just insane. Think yummy crispy browned bits. The tagliatelle with mushrooms and blood sausage was unequivocally the best pasta dish I've had in Boston, maybe in life. For a small and cozy restaurant the tables are well spaced, there is a sense of privacy. Our waitress was spectacular!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • We have been to Bondir three
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2012
    We have been to Bondir three times already. As always, food here is outstanding. The service is great, the waiter, Gael was extremely knowledgeable about the food, and made accurate recommendations for the wine list. Highly recommended
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • A local favorite.
    rebrivvedVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2012
    We went to Bondir when it first opened and like it. The food was delicious, the service was personal without overbearing, and the ambiance was intimate without being overly precious. Our only quibble with Bondir at that time was the presentation of the dishes left a bit to be desired. On our second visit 2 years later, every dish was beautifully presented and the food, wine & service were perfect. Bondir now tops our "favorites" list.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • incredible food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2012
    incredible food and service. They deserve all of the "best of" that they have received. Will definately go back
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Not even hurricane Sandy could
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2012
    Not even hurricane Sandy could keep us away from our long-anticipated reservation! Such an amazing experience made it worth braving the weather. Six half courses were perfect for two people, got to sample a wide range of local flavors. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • High Expectations - None met.
    BHEAKSVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    I had high expectations for Bondir, which were uniformly not met. The food, while with mouthwatering descriptions and inventive ingredients, fell flat. Most dishses were bland in taste and mushy in texture. The service was also a disappointment - our waiter was brusque and unhelpful. By the second half of dinner, we were pouring our own wine. For the cost and hype, it's not worth it. I will not be back.
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  • Being European I have had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    Being European I have had great dinners in many places of the world and notably in Paris. Although I had heard great things about Bondir and was eager to try it, I was not impressed with the food and in fact a bit disappointed. Each dish had too many ingredients mixed in together which complicated and unbalanced their true savor. Simplicity is most often richer. The server suggested we try 3 half- dishes to have a taste of each dish and it did not warrant a price of $48.00/person.
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  • Called restaurant unsuccessfully
    MinotlightVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    Called restaurant unsuccessfully a couple of times - use Open Table to find when a table is available and adjust your schedule accordingly. Followed our servers recommendation and ordered three small plates. They were all wonderful - intense and very varied flavors. Next time we might have one small plate and then one full size plate or even two large plates. That would give you more to sink your teeth and taste buds into. Hated seeing the lobster risotto and mushrooms disappear. I wanted a few more bites.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • The food was original and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    The food was original and interesting. Some dishes were much better than others. It is a pricey restaurant and I am not sure it was worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • One of the best meals we've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    One of the best meals we've had. Consistently great from beginning to end. Incredible flavors. Beautiful plates. This was October, and everything was a celebration of Fall.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • I was simply outraged that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    I was simply outraged that I left the restaurant hungry after a meal that was entirely too precious. I had their suggested three half-courses, and decided when it came time for dessert that I needed to go somewhere else and never return. Wine list was not outstanding, glasses were sparsely filled. There are so many good restaurants with knowledgeable wait staff around, so why anyone seeks this out is beyond me.
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  • I'm a fan of seasonal dishes
    embyVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    I'm a fan of seasonal dishes and tasting menus, and have enjoyed them all over the city. Bondir is certainly in the upper echelon of experiences! Since words wouldn't do justice to the scrumptiousness, an over-simplified summary of the dishes I had: beet salad, mushroom rigatoni, chestnut flour torte. The ambiance was cozy & intimate, and the entire crew was attentive. We had our first course comped because they said the kitchen took too long--but we had been enjoying the artisan breads and hardly noticed the wait. We also split a bottle of chenin blanc and had birthday desserts: chocolate panna cotta and three ice creams. We didn't want to leave without making reservations again--with only 28 seats, you've gotta plan ahead!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • I simply loved everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    I simply loved everything about this restaurant. The food was elegant and delicious and presented beautifully. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. I can't wait to go back on a cold snowy night and sit in front of the fireplace. I loved that this restaurant is in Cambridge. I loved the decor of the room. I felt like I was in the New England countryside. I can't wait to go back and bring family and friends. It was also really nice that the chef stopped by to see how we were enjoying our dinner.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • No value for price. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    No value for price. Service was excellent and restaurant is cozy. Other than the corn bisque dishes weren't balanced and were small for price
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  • I liked Bondir and would recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    I liked Bondir and would recommend it although we don't think it will be going into our rotation. We went for an anniversary dinner and had heard great things from our friends. We walked in and it looked perfect - small intimate dining area, very nicely appointed. We ordered six small plates for three courses each. Most were good - a small cheese tart with greens and the mutton were two highlights. The overall service could have been better. Our waiter was nice and friendly, but two of our courses came out at different times which left me staring at my plate for a few minutes while waiting for my wife to receive hers. Dessert was excellent - the walnut ice cream was outstanding with a slight taste of an earthy blue cheese.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • food is mostly solid, though
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    food is mostly solid, though pricey, pumpkin ice cream for dessert was awful
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    fit for foodies
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  • East Cambridge Dining with Flair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    The fare is creative, innovative and delightful. Blending unusual combinations of fresh ingredients that change daily, the menu is an adventure and can be a little intimidating. But fear not! The meals are delicious and artful. You may want to consider the small plate or half order instead of the entree to sample more of the menu items, The wait staff are knowledgable and informative.. Definitely recommend this highly rated restaurant in East Cambridge for those who enjoy delicious culinary art.
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  • Fabulous restaurant! My new
    Jeswim
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    Fabulous restaurant! My new favorite place in the greater Boston area. It was such a treat for my birthday. Thank you for providing such wonderful detail to the menu and area food. It was wonderful!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Food was very good. That being
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Food was very good. That being said, the menu is limiting for most people and can be very intimidating. A few of the guests I was with felt like they needed a food dictionary to follow along. Also, I thought for the price point (expensive)the portions were very small and I am not a big eater. Wines by the glass was also limited in choice. Glad I went there, but doubt I would rush back there.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Husband and I went for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Husband and I went for our wedding anniversary, thought it appropriately romantic (it's pretty quiet and small). Food was stellar - creative, thoughtful, brilliantly executed. Chestnut flour tart w/ washed rind cheese custard and mustard oil powder was the standout of the night - we should have ordered two! Liked that they have housemade sodas so you can get something 'special' even if you're not drinking alcohol. Had an early (6pm) reservation, thought it was very quiet, but the noise level picked up a bit by the time we left after 8. Not sure I'd take a group (we can be boisterous en masse) but really lovely for a dinner date.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • AMAZING! Great and diverse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    AMAZING! Great and diverse menu with delicious items for everyone! Loved it and whenever I can, I'm going to go back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing, creative food, attentive
    Symphonyafficionado
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    Amazing, creative food, attentive and knowledgeable staff - overall, a great experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Cambridge visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    We picked Bondir's while looking for neighborhood place that had a focus on local or regional cuisine. Beautifully presented dishes. Compact interior. Great service. Our scallop dish was to cool on the middle, so back it went to the kitchen. Replaced without any flaw.
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