Nice looking place, good riverfront views and decent service but . . .
Restaurant seems designed for high-volume, tourist clientele. Food was blasé and felt pre-made. If you want great pasta, go to Osteria Marini at the Yards. Chicken marsala was dry and cardboard texture. The tiramisu must have been made days earlier - heavy, cold, dense.
Overall, a pleasant place for conversation but the food is not worth the price. BTW, you are better off computing your tip yourself than depending on the suggestions on your bill; the suggested 20% tip was $31 for a $92 meal ???
Nice Italian food! Pasta is fresh and service was quick and courteous. It is a very nice location and atmosphere.
Diner was wonderful! We had a bit of everything and I can't say anything bad about it. The Steak was juicy and flavorful. The Lasagna was the best I've had and the Chicken Marsala was delicious.
Informed the Bond45 staff several times via email and phone that we were celebrating a birthday. No one even greeted the celebrant or did anything special. We’ve celebrated many times before at Bond45 and were at least greeted sometimes a cotton candy birthday dessert. Overall disappointed in the price paid for the experience and quality of food. As long time residents of National Harbor we will seek out the other establishments for our special occasions.
I ordered the lasagna and it was terrible! Overcooked, very dry and not appetizing at all. My fiancé had the jumbo crab cake and it was alright, a bit overcooked as well. Spent a lot of money for food that wasn't worth the price.
food was excellent. Would have enjoyed sliced italian bread with olive oil and parmesan offered rather than the ciabatta roll, which looked like the rolls I buy in a store. Waiter was good but not offered fresh pepper or parmesan, which should be a staple at Italian restaurants.
Went to celebrate my husband's birthday. They treated us top notch from the minute we walked in. Great service, delicious food.
When there the day after Valentine’s Day. There weren’t too many people so service was prompt. Heard a lot about the meatballs but they were lackluster in my opinion. Would not get again. My husband got the scallops w/ mushroom risotto. I got the lobster ravioli. Both were delicious! The staff were great. Polite and responsive. Will return
We went on Valentine's Day and deliberately made an early reservation to avoid the rush. We had a drink at the bar and then we were seated in the glassed-in terrace ..it was extremely quiet in there, so you could clearly hear the conversation at everyone's table. We were probably seated for about 15 minutes before staff came to check on us, despite the fact that a waiter came to the table beside us to care of their order. A kindly gentleman finally came, gave us bread, took another drink order and then another waiter shows up a bit later. After that, it just seemed like we never had consistent service between the two waiters, who were clearly just as confused and both apologized, even though no other table in our section seemed to have that problem. We have been to this restaurant several times before and had a great experience with impeccable service, however this time, everything was just off ...steak was overdone and my side dish had clearly been under a heat lamp and was slightly dry but by the time the food cane, I was just so hungry I ate it. The panna cotta was delicious as were the cocktails. I guess every place has an off night I just wish it hadn't been that night. We might go back another time but we'll just make sure not to go for a special occasion. Between the wait time to actually get a server and trying to figure out who actually was our waiter for incidentals, it just did not make for an enjoyable evening.
Polite and friendly staff and very intimate setting.
Absolutely loved it!
Our waitress was very kind and detailed about the menu.
My wife’s birthday is a bit challenging because it coincides with Valentine’s Day but the staff at Bond 45 at National Harbor made her feel special and celebrated. It was much appreciated & we will definitely be back!
Excellent food and ambiance. My only gripe would be that the waiter was not the most attentive as it pertains to the drinks. Then again, it was Valentines Day so I am very understanding. Highly recommend this restaurant.
nice location but the restaurant need to add side dishes. very poor menu and expensive.
I was one of the first customers who went when 45 openedmy only issue is you used to get warm cookies throughout the meal and they were bigger and the type of popover that they used to serve were different so it seems that they stream line the menu to cut costs and I definitely understand but I’d like to see some of those things come back but I was happy Also the cowboy ribeye
Early Valentines Day dinner
This place was on fire so they had to cancel our reversations which led us to go to a different restaurant which was absolutely disgusting!!! The one star is for them ruining my night and my dinner!!!!
This was my 4th time at BONDS45, the first 3 being under the guise of a steakhouse. As a steakhouse, I found it to be rather expensive for a not-so-outstanding steak. This last visit was during "Restaurant Week", and I ordered all Italian dishes, as the restaurant considers itself to be an Italian Restaurant. Needless to say, it fell way below my expectations. I do not expect to return.
Amazing place! Celebrated my birthday dinner — wonderful service and waiter. Highly recommend!
First time eating here, and the food was delicious.
We were there to celebrate two retirements. The manager, John Edward, greeted us and could not have been more customer friendly and made us feel as though we were the only people there. We talked with him about the restaurant as well as the one in New York. He is truly an asset to the restaurant. Following him the server was excellent as well. Again, they made it a fantastic celebration and very memorable. The food was great and the desserts were phenomenal. This was one of the best experiences we have had. We highly recommend the restaurant!
There were 5 tables in this private section, currently being served. One (1) table, of just 2 guests, decided that it was too hot for them in the room. Instead of asking the other paying customers if they were warm/hot also, a hostess comes in and turns off both heaters, one of which was directly behind me, and opens the doors that led into the main restaurant. I thought this was very unprofessional and very unethical since we were paying guests, with a larger party, also! Because I was cold, I myself, turned the heater back on to a low setting which was what she could have done as well. NOT turn the heat completely off.
Service was extremely slow and the restaurant was empty. Food was lukewarm, salad lackluster, pasta disorganized mess. The views were amazing though!
Food was excellent and so was the service. They don't have a kids menu which I didn't like, but the waiter went out of his way to find chocolate syrup so he could make our son chocolate milk. Very nice atmosphere but a bit on the noisy side. It was a bit pricey but everything in that area was pricey...
Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Bond 45! I had the chicken parmigiana and it was delicious--and huge! Our server immediately brought us bread and butter, and his service throughout the evening was great. Very attentive, but gave us plenty of time to enjoy our meal uninterrupted. After we were finished eating, someone came around with complementary freshly baked mini chocolate chip cookies which was an extra special treat. I can't wait to come back!
We celebrated my husband's birthday on Saturday evening and everything was terrific. We ate family style and there was so much food! Many people in our group felt it was the best Italian food they've had. Thanks for a wonderful evening and delicious food! We will definitely be back!
We visited there for my fiancé’s birthday. From the moment we entered, it was perfect. Our waiter was amazing! They sat us in this private room with a nice view. It was perfectly lit for our romantic occassion. The wine, complimentary prosseco, entrees and birthday dessert were amazing! Will definitely be back!
We had a great time. They truly treated us like we were special and the most valued customer. We will definitely go back again and will suggest this place to anyone for any occasion. Food is outstanding and great atmosphere.