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Building on Bond - Permanently Closed

4.2
4.2
121 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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.

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.0Value

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  1. a

    anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was very accommodating and friendly with a large group on relatively short notice... thanks!

  2. ML

    MeganL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely brunch here and was able to sit outside on an unusually warm February day.

  3. ZS

    ZSilv

    New England

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    Ordered two entrees, one came 25 minutes before the other. Was told there was a mix up in the kitchen...

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    Some service staff were very friendly, others less so. Depends who you get.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    The food was good. The prices were good. Felt rushed to leave.

  6. D

    Dinerbeforeashow

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    We had a reservation for 9 people during the busy Sunday brunch. We were seated about 15 minutes after the appointed time. Our server was friendly and attentive once we were seated. One poached egg slipped off a plate onto the floor en route to the table and had to be replaced. The meals were inoffensive, but nothing special.

  7. OT

    OTFox1

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    My party and I were seated and no one came to take our order. I had to stop a random waitress to ask if we had a server. She just said yes and walked away. We had to wait another 8 min before some came over and took our order. The food took just as long and it was a small order. No one checked on us the entire time and I also had to flag down someone for the check. The experience was not the best as we felt invisible.

  8. JG

    JohnG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall1food3service2ambience3

    I have been to Building on Bond maybe 30 times in the last 6 years. It is convenient and usually has been reliable. On New Year's I went for the last time. Our son and his wife were in town for the holidays and on New Year's Eve they were going to the Strokes Concert at the Barclay's Center. They wanted to arrive at the concert at about 9pm. I made a dinner reservation at Building on Bond for 6:30pm. We ordered drinks, had our dinner and were thinking about dessert when, at 7:50pm, we were told our table would be needed in 10 minutes. What? 90 minutes after sitting down? I get it that it was New Year's Eve and that they might not have been happy had we decided to hang around for three or 4 hours but there had been nothing on the website about such a quick table turn. I found it unacceptable. My wife and son and daughter-in-law don't like it when I make a fuss in public so we paid the bill, left and found a bar and I won't ever go back.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Shockingly disorganized. Terrible drinks. The likelihood they get your order correct is 50/50. Good luck dining here.

  10. SN

    SpicyNYC

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    I'd say I am split if I would recommend this restaurant to a friend. The drinks are great, but the service was very slow. Also the food was fine. Nothing amazing. The inside is very cute.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We had a great time eating there. The food was ok and the prices were also just ok. The atmosphere is great and the service was friendly!

  12. LB

    LauraB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Great ambiance, cozy setting. Food was not the best and service was a bit inconsistent.

  13. v

    vmpn

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Out of 4 items ordered only two were brought after delay. To make things worse 1 of 2 was only part of the order and was mostly undercooked. Do not intend to visit this business again.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Made a reservation but still ended up waiting an hour to be seated once arrived.

  15. VQ

    VegQueen

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    I usually love this place but sadly not so much this visit. My niece & nephew had about an hour before they had to go get a 6 hour bus ride home & I wanted to get them a decent meal before they left. Staff were pretty efficient at getting us our food out but they brought out my niece’s smoked salmon bagel plate announcing that they’d run out of regular bagels & only had cinnamon raisin left which they had already toasted & placed on the plate. My niece was a little thrown back by this but by this time there was no time to request a new dish, we pretty much had to eat & pay. Having said that they could have: A Checked with her before they brought it out B Offered some of their amazing grilled toast C Offered to discount out the dish But they didn’t. Very disappointing... it won’t stop me from going back but I will be asking if they are out of anything or if they are substituting anything when I order going forward. It will also improve when all the construction literally right outside their front door ends. Eating grit with your meal is no fun.

  16. N

    Nancie

    Miami

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    I ordered the chicken sandwich it was sliced very thin it was dry and totally inedible. The fries were soggy and limp.

  17. D

    Delicious

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Cool vibe, unpretentious

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience4

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

  19. d

    denisew

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great neighborhood spot

  20. M

    Mac1

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    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.

  21. QK

    QueenofKings

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    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.

  22. C

    Citygirl

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  23. n

    nycpancake

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    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.

  24. BG

    BrettGianna

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  25. I

    Ilsa

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    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.

  26. LR

    LoriR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3

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

  27. W

    Wahoodoc

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  28. LB

    LettyB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    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.

  29. B

    Becca

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    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.

  30. EW

    EricaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  31. WJ

    WatsonJackJones

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience4

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

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    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.

  34. l

    lpt1

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2018

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    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.

  35. C

    Carla88

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Always a good menu. Love that BoB is community minded

  37. ML

    MaxL

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  38. d

    dinner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2017

    overall4food2service3ambience3

    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.

  39. t

    tzigane

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    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.

  40. RK

    RoxanneK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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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Building on Bond - Permanently Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 121 OpenTable diners

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