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About Bondir Cambridge
Bondir Cambridge is a tiny restaurant with 9 tables & 5 course Tasting Menu.
BONDIR RESTAURANT is located in a residential neighborhood in the center of Cambridge which is known for it's sense of community &pride in it's diversity-a neighborhood filled with murals, parks, and public gardens.
OUR CUISINE is based on a simple premise: The ingredients we use are a story about the people who produce them. The most expressive ingredients are the freshest, coming from the ocean or the field, directly to our door. Relationships - cultivated over the years through time spent with foragers, fishermen, farmers, ranchers - color the daily menu.
OUR SERVICE is the most important aspect of our job. We want to create a personalized evening for each guest.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Hours of Operation:
Open for dinner only
Closed Monday & Tuesday
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please see the "Directions & Parking" page on our website:
Redline to Central Square (10-min. walk) or Kendall Square (15-min. walk.)
#64, #68 Stop in front of restaurant.
#83, #91 Stop a few blocks away.
CAB - Please tell them Broadway between Elm St. and Columbia.
Bike racks available in front of restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Bondir is available 7 days a week for private event booking.
Private Party Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org: (617) 661-0009
Beer, Fireplace, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please see the "Events" page on our website:
Bondir Cambridge Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner celebrating a reunion with two close friends. The four of us have eaten at top-rated restaurants throughout the US and rate Bondir highly for the creativity, quality, and presentation of their tasting menu. The service was excellent and appropriately attentive but understated. Wine pairing choices were on point. We would highly recommend and will dine again at Bondir when visiting Boston area.
My husband and I visited Bondir on the first night of our trip to the Boston area. Chef Bond is to be commended for his outstanding menu that was both delicious and beautifully presented. He was able to accommodate my husband's dietary restrictions without skimping on taste, portion size, or presentation. Our server was very knowledgeable regarding the ingredients in each dish and was attentive while allowing us to enjoy our meal/conversation without interruption. Fabulous experience worth repeating!!
What a nice fine dining discovery in Cambridge. Each of chef Jason's prix fix menu selections were alive with flavor and perfectly presented. At $68 per person it is fairly priced for such quality and even the eclectic wines are generally inexpensive. This is a small, casual dining area in which Jason feverishly works solo in an adjacent kitchen. Together with a well informed and unassuming server this was a relaxed setting to enjoy fine dining.
The single prix fix menu option may be too limiting for some, but Chef unexpectedly whipped up a special potato side dish for one in our party that was a professed meat and potatoes only diner. Definitely recommended.
Bondir is a small, cozy, beautiful atmosphere for its lovely unique French cuisine. Upscale in menu, taste, wine & service but not snobby or pretentious. The chef is close by in the small kitchen preparing everything for your table. Just know that specific nights the menu is a $68/person prix fix (that was absolutely wonderful) but we were caught of guard by seeing the menu online. Delicious vegetarian entree as well .
Wow. This place lived up to all expectations. Food was to die for. Our secret Eric was so unbelievably amazing - he was knowledgeable in all of the food and drink up to the football fantasy chat!!!! Can't wait to come back!! .... and Across the road from a great brewery !!
We had a fantastic evening at Bondir. The fixed menu was so much fun. Each course had so many flavors, was so interesting. It was delicious and fresh. The wine was excellent. The place is great because the food is top notch, but the restaurant is welcoming and warm, completely unpretentious. I would highly recommend it.
Made a reservation for a date night while visiting the Boston/Cambridge area. The atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect for date night; very quiet and a wonderful ambiance.
Our waitress was exceptional! Her knowledge of the food and wine was exquisite and the tasting menu was wonderful. I will absolutely eat here again
Authentic European bistro feel to this small and cost restaurant. Tasting menu is excellent. Very creative, beautifully plated and delicious! Excellent knowledgeable wait staff. Interesting wine list. Be sure to check out local parking options before you go - true with all Cambridge restaurants of course. Highly recommended for foodies!
Bondir was brilliant - my wife and I had our 4th anniversary dinner here and we had the Spring menu. The 5 course meal was beautifully presented and the sequencing was creative. My wife is a non-vegetarian and I am a vegetarian, and both of us found the food both comfortable and challenging at once. It's a truly brilliant array of textures and tastes, making each dish both complex and cohesive. The wine and beer selection was not extensive, but the choices were still great and worked well with the food. The addition of a house made mead and palate cleansing tea ice cream was a plus, too.
The ambience was great, too. It's a small cozy atmosphere, which works for special occasions. The 70s rock playlist was fantastic :)
We plan to come back in each of the seasons to see what this brilliant little restaurant does.
My wife and I really enjoyed this on our anniversary. Nice to sit back and let the kitchen do what they deem best. Standouts included the asparagus & egg (nicely poached) and the cavatelli with lamb, but we sincerely enjoyed every well-balanced dish. The meal was paced well with friendly attentive service and although it wasn't on the menu, they were able to do a wine pairing for us when we asked (solid and appropriate choices). Meal opened with some nice house-made mead that was delicious too. Restaurant was not crowded for a Saturday night but that was to our benefit.
After a great experience with their winter menu, we decided to try the spring menu. Food was delicious, and accommodating of vegetarians. I love starting with a light fish course, very refreshing! The ramps and asparagus with poached egg were tasty, but the taste of raw ramps stayed with us for the rest of the meal, altering the flavors of later dishes. That strong ramp flavor made my clean crisp saison beer taste murky and metallic.
But aside from the overpowering ramps issue, the food was delicious. Lamb and Cavatelli with toasted bread crumbs was delicious, but my favorite of the proteins was the seared duck breast with baby broccoli, hot mustard, and an intriguing molasses sauce that complemented the mustard. Excellent! Dessert was delicately flavored tarragon ice cream with dreamy sweet-tart rhubarb chunks on top and crushed cookie on the bottom. Bonus: the sourdough bread with dinner was delicious! We'll come for the summer menu.
Always creative without sacrificing the pleasures of balanced flavors.
Even though the only option is a fixed menu, the food comes slowly from the kitchen. Each plate must get the personal attention of the chef. Be prepared to spend at least two hours, and you may have to wait for your reserved table.
One of the best meals I have had in a very long time. The duck was superb. Seasoning was well balanced and the portions were just right so that we could enjoy the whole meal. The quiet atmosphere allowed our family to spend time chatting without struggling to be heard.
I love this restaurant. Don't judge it by it's street appearance. Once inside you are treated to charming small quiet high end restaurant with WONDERFUL cooking and discrete understated quality service. Set menu which changes (daily I think). Highly recommended!
Love this restaurant. Easily one of our favorites in Boston/Cambridge. Great service and perfect atmosphere for a quiet relaxing dinner. Typically exceptional food. Only suggestion we could offer to the chef is to avoid serving back to back dishes that seemed to use generous amounts of soy sauce. Also not entirely impressed with use of plain Dijon mustard in combination with a soy sauce based drizzle served with the duck. We would have appreciated a sauce that is a little more inspired than plain Dijon. Otherwise fantastic meal. Will definitely be back.
Of all the restaurants in Boston that we wanted to visit on a recent trip, Bondir rose to the top of the list. Innovative treatment of local foods, but not so unusual that you wouldn't want to take someone less into food than us. Honestly, one of our favorites was one that we thought we wouldn't find interesting; the black amakaze! The duck was fabulous, Chef Bond and Chef Kelley! And the pairings well chosen, thoughtful and tasty. Least favorite was the dashi, light but not remarkable.
We took one of our daughters and her partner- all of us enjoyed the ambience, that great fireplace on a very cold night, the meal, the pairings. The service was impeccable, attentive, warm and friendly.
We'd definitely go back for a new menu in the spring.
We went to Bondir on a Monday and had the 3 course meal offered on Mondays. They were accommodating of dietary requirements of the group. All 3 courses plus the palate cleanser were delicious. The quantity of food especially with the vegetarian option was on the low side- one round of radish (expertly pickled and grilled) was more appetizer size than entree. The panna cotta dessert with tea and honey comb was amazing. Great experience overall!
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