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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.

279A Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Open for dinner only
Wednesday-Sunday 5pm-10pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Cross Street:
Columbia Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 661-0009

Website:
http://www.bondircambridge.com/

Parking Details:
Please see the "Directions & Parking" page on our website:

http://bondircambridge.com/category/directions-and-parking/

Public Transit:
TRAIN (MBTA)
Redline to Central Square (10-min. walk) or Kendall Square (15-min. walk.)

BUS (MBTA)
#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.

Executive Chef:
Jason Bond

Private Party Facilities:
Bondir is available 7 days a week for private event booking.

Private Party Contact:
info@bondircambridge.com: (617) 661-0009

Additional:
Beer, Fireplace, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please see the "Events" page on our website:

http://www.bondircambridge.com/news-events/

Bondir Cambridge Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Cozy (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Romantic (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Seasonal (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent smoked duck with charred eggplant purée - sounds weird but it was delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Quaint and cozy place with creative fixed menu and very personable service. A special find in Cambridge!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

It was good but they never got my opentable reservation which makes me question why I even bother with opentable.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Good environment and tasty food.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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!!

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Beautiful space, unique dishes.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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 .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Possibly the best meal I've had in many years. An amazing experience. Visually beautifula and complex flavors. A delicious meal that made my trip worthwhile. Service was excellent, and loved the relaxed atmosphere. Still thinking about the meal...

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The Bastille Day Dinner showcased his talent and wisdom for procuring the best ingredients and letting them shine with a deft hand and judicious touch to enhance and transform them to something greater.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Absolutely terrific food fantastic. Service excellent. Wine spectacular

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

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 !!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Small and cozy farm-to-table tasting menu haunt. Only one choice of menu, but the 8 courses were all yummy - great use of mushrooms and peas in the fluke dish; the rhubarb tart was the shining star of the meal.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The ambience was nice and cozy! The service very prompt and friendly. How can I forget to compliment the man behind the scenes who presented every course with impeccable style and the right mix of flavors.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. A unique experience. Each dish was like a work of art!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

room temperature is really too low
wine list is unsatisfactory
5 courses menu is actually just 3 courses menu plus 2 entremets (small dish served between courses)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Jason Bond cooks from the heart and his heart is full! Wonderful meal great attentive friendly professional service as well

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Phenomenal. Still the best meal in Boston

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 (New England)·Dined on May 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Very fresh products, very original in presentation, very delicious, good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

A food experience, the best meal I have had in a long while.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The food and service exceeded our expectations. The attention to each course with its wine pairings was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Innovative menu with excellent preparation. Quiet enough to talk with dinner mates.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Bondir never disappoints. One of the best restaurants in Boston with a rotating menu of seasonal dishes that use simple ingredients and sophisticated flavor combinations.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Wonderful spot that does not disappoint! Food and service always top notch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on March 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We had a beautiful dinner - would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Not impressed, our special occasion needs a do-over.

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 (Naples)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Wonderful evening. Great meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value
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