Building on Bond

4.4
104 reviews
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$30 and under
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From coffee to cocktails we provide the community with the comforts and conveniences of home in a unique and friendly environment. Come enjoy Boerum Hill's favorite neighborhood meeting place for Breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch or just the pleasant company.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(347) 853-8687
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Pacific Street
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Parking details
On Street Parking available on all surrounding blocks. Nearest lot at Bond and Schermerhorn Streets or Smith Street at Atlantic Avenue.
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A,C,G Hoyt Schermerhorn 2,3,4,5 Nevins Street F Bergen Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellent neighborhood restaurant. With lots of regular costumers making it feel very laid back and welcoming.

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d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

After a lot of hype about Building on Bond, it fell short of my expectations. Mainly due to the poor service. We were asked to close out early because our waiter's shift was ending early but then were never helped again after multiple attempts to get another waiter's attention. We also had a rude server who made no effort to go above and beyond or even try to get our order correct and hand the right person the right drink. It could potentially be great, but my experience was not.

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QK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I dined here with family for Mother’s Day and it was pleasant. The waitress was friendly and the food was good. The brunch menu is a bit limited for my taste but what we ordered was tasty. I would definitely go back but for dinner (instead of brunch), for more options.

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The noise in the back room was atrocious. The food and service were fine.

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n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I know this place is a popular neighborhood spot, but each time I go, it's just "eh". The menu is on the small side, the food isn't great, and the service is hit or miss. Some of the tables have paper runners which is good if your kids want to draw (but you need to bring your own crayons). There are other places nearby on Smith or Atlantic that are better.

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BG
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, friendly and attentive service, creative and delicious cocktails. Love BoB!

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I
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thus is our go-to restaurant. Good food, great ambience, and best of all, the bluegrass band that played last Sunday. Fantastic surprise! Will be back on the 15th for their next gig (Cowboys and Indians), and another terrific meal.

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LR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My family had Easter brunch there and it was cozy. The restaurant reminded me of restaurants in San Francisco.

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W
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Neighborhood gem! Great food and service. Very informal. Close to Barclay’s Center which makes it great for pre-game get-togethers

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LB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Bob was our go to as far as good food on a consistent basis. However, over the past year or so, it has consistently gotten worse. The service is slow and the food is mediocre at best. Their burger used to be outstanding and now it is dry and tasteless. We are truly disappointed and will need to find a better neighborhood restaurant to frequent.

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B
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Incredible food. Service was gentle and kind - not overbearing and very patient. My wife is Vegan and I'm Paleo and we could both eat delicious food that suited out needs - and drink some delicious non-alcoholic drinks too.

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EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here with a group of 7. The staff was gracious and accommodating. The menu is not fancy but solid and well priced. Burgers, salads, and entrees were all delicious. Also, save room for the “worth it” chipwhich and bread pudding! The restaurant is relaxed and not noisy. It’s a good place to have a conversation.

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WJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprise how well balanced everything were. The drinks, the foods... Each drink, which we ordered (total of...8?), we felt quite ordinarily for the first sip. The after taste and after that, we tasted enjoyable, complex, well-balanced, sensitive flavors throughout the drink. I'm not a vegetarian but tried the vege burger. Again, they looked ordinarily nice burger. The first bite tasted good, then, all the textures and flavors came through my mouth. It was like a meal with very quiet, yet thoughtful and knowledgeable person :) We enjoyed every aspects of the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food took a very long time and they got my order wrong

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I always want to like this restaurant more than I do. The ambiance is great. It's spacious, sunny, and good for kids. Yet the food is consistently mediocre. You expect better in 2018 Brooklyn. Processed cheddar? Overcooked eggs? Limp bacon? C'mon Building on Bond, you must be able to do better.

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l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

several visits to this neighborhood restaurant. tasty food in a very casual setting just wish the waiters were more aware--had to ask for more water, more napkins, milk for the coffee. also a smile or a bit of friendliness from the waiters would make dining there so much better. hostess upon entering restaurant very friendly and welcoming. had reservations and we did not have to wait to be seated which was great.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We met there for brunch with my son/girlfriend and business partner. We were early but the staff welcomed us to sit and enjoy coffee while we waited. The atmosphere is charming and funky.
The menu selections for brunch offer a nice variety. I had the Eggs Benny with spinach and a side salad that were cooked to perfection. My husband had a burger that was cooked to order with just the right amount of pink.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a good menu. Love that BoB is community minded

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ML
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely original decor, combined with great, service and food arrived quickly and was delicious! Went for Sunday brunch and would thoroughly recommend.

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d
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

Building on Bond is one of my neighborhood go tos, especially during the summer when I can sit outside with my dog. the food and drinks aren't anything spectacular, but the service is good and it is a friendly neighborhood joint. this latest visit was with a friend from out of town for Sunday brunch and neither of us was very impressed with the food for the price.

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t
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Cobb Salad was good except I ordered with Portobello mushrooms which were soggy. It comes with bacon also. Waiter was very attentive when we needed him to be.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated in the back room, which I suspect is quieter than the main room. It was nice because we were a group of seven and could actually hear each other. The menu was not huge but had a decent variety from which to choose. The portion sizes were large enough to satisfy but not ridiculously huge like they are in some places. Even the picky eaters in the group were happy with their meals. Our server (Mike) was great and very patient.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food.
Always good.
I do miss the chorizo burger.

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s
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was OK. Burger wasn't bad but nothing special. Service, although friendly, was not very attentive.
Place has been better in the past but again, not bad.

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NH
New York Area
281 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and staff here!! So welcoming. Love the kale salad with salmon filet. Tried the veggie burger this time and it was already very good!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

How this place has 4.5 stars I don't know. Very inattentive wait staff. Service is just awful. I want to love this place as it's so convenient to home but unfortunately I will not be returning.

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t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a small baby shower here this weekend and it was lovely. They gave us the whole back room even though they could have easily sat 4 more people back there. It was laid back, charming atmosphere, good food/drinks, great service. Would absolutely recommend this place to everyone.

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a
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I was based in the Boerum Hill area of Brooklyn for a week in mid-July, and I ate at this restaurant three times--which should qualify as an endorsement of this establishment to the casual eye! I especially liked their soups (both bot and cold), and they make a great burger that you can have with either a salad or fries. I also had a pork chop that was pretty good, but I would avoid the meatball hero : ( . The service is best at the bar if you can swing it. Service at the table was fair on one night but better on the second. All in all, I would return--but I will probably stick to the soup/burger/house wine combination. The restaurant is well worth your time to check out what your own preferences are.

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm obsessed with Building on Bond. It never disappoints, the service is always incredibly friendly and the food is solid. It's a neighborhood staple and if it ever went away, I would truly cry. Had a great friends get-together this weekend at BoB, sat outside, they brought my friend's dog some water - it was perfect.

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I
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

great food, service. Comfortable, casual atmosphere. eclectic decor.

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F
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for brunch on Father's Day. Food was very good. Service was pleasant and attentive.
Sat outside. Looked great inside as well.

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ED
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid food, cute atmosphere and yummy cocktails. I've had dinner here twice and was not disappointed. The mac and cheese and fried chicken sandwich are favorites here and both are super tasty.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great, service was a little slow and the server was not that great. I would definitely come back.

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LB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

It took forever to get our food, and when we did it was cold and overcooked. They were only busy at the outdoor tables, the inside was empty and they seemed to be totally overwhelmed. And on top of all of that, they told OpenTable that we didn't show up for our reservation. I won't be going back anytime soon.

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KH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Appetizers were the star of the show - BBQ shrimp and Korean chicken wings. The chicken sandwich had awesome flavor, but the meat was sliced very very thin, which caused it to be dry and not representative of what I'd call a chicken sandwich.

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LB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely a neighborhood gem. The food is good, the interior is charming and there are outside tables on a quiet tree-lined street (so no buses and trucks). Service is always pleasant and efficient. I appreciate that they accept OpenTable because I don't like standing in line for an hour for casual meal.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Great service,

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J
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this neighborhood gem. Very friendly staff with big outdoor space to sit with dogs and people watch while enjoying brunch or dinner. I will definitely be back!

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t
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I met another couple for happy hour drinks, inexpensive drafts and house wines. The bartender was nice. Then we sat for dinner. Again, very nice service. We had the fried chicken sammie and the mac &cheese (with bacon). Both we suburb.
Thumbs up.

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