About Bond 45 - National Harbor

Bond 45 serves up a genuine Italian experience including real American 'firsts'.

149 Waterfront Street
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, International, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 5:00pm - 11pm,
Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 4:00-10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 839-1445

Website:
http://bond45.com/

Parking Details:
Garage parking available.

Private Party Facilities:
At Bond 45 National Harbor your occasion is our great privilege. Whether hosting a corporate event or celebrating one of life's momentous occasions, the food, service and ambiance of Bond 45 National Harbor are unparalleled. We provide several options for both seated dinners and cocktail receptions.

Private Party Contact:
Nicole Sylver: (301) 832-1487

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For Private Events please contact Nicole Sylver at 301-832-1487

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Bond 45 - National Harbor Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (48)
Waterfront (44)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Romantic (33)
Good for Groups (30)
Scenic View (30)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Cozy (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Business Meals (18)
Authentic (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Casual (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Happy Hour (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Sort by
S
2300 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 3 days ago

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

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Polite and friendly staff and very intimate setting.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely loved it!

Our waitress was very kind and detailed about the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

nice location but the restaurant need to add side dishes. very poor menu and expensive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

 
·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value1

 
·Dined 7 days ago

Early Valentines Day dinner

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service4
value2

 
·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing place! Celebrated my birthday dinner — wonderful service and waiter. Highly recommend!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Incredible...every time.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First time eating here, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was extremely slow and the restaurant was empty. Food was lukewarm, salad lackluster, pasta disorganized mess. The views were amazing though!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service1
value3

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Bond 45 was delicious! I highly recommend the chicken parm, it was unlike anything I have had before. Our waiter was great and the meal was fantastic. However, one thing distracted me the entire time. We were placed right next to the hostess station. The entire time she was hunched over the desk with her head resting in her hand texting. I have worked in the industry and this is a major no no especially when there are customers sitting directly next to you. I realize it was late but I couldn’t help but be annoyed and wished we had a different seat.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had the NY strip w/ broccolini ($5 up charge for the broccolini b/c I didn't want the mashed potatoes that it normally comes on the side). I asked for Medium and even asked the server if I should order Medium-Rare just in case the steak gets too done, he said I would be good to go w/ Medium -- inevitably, the steak was cooked Medium-Well, but still had great flavor and juiciness so I kept it. Broccolini was slightly overcooked, but not terribly mushy -- had great butter and garlic flavor to it.

Husband had the surf and turf w/ broccolini, again a $5 up charge for that veg over mashed potatoes. Filet seemed pretty huge and was cooked Medium-Well again, although he asked for Medium. Lobster was meh, a little over cooked so it was a little chalky, but with butter it wasn't too bad.

When we got the bill, the surf and turf showed up at $63, but I know I had seen it as $53 on the menu. We asked the server about it and he said there's a choice of 6oz or 8oz filet, for $53 and $63, respectively. We were skeptical, but paid the bill anyways and planned to grab coffee at the bar and check out the menu.

The bar was dead so we just checked the menu and there was no mention of surf and turf options, just the $53 one.

We brought it to the attention of the manager and he was profusely apologetic and said he would fix the bill and then some. We said we would be happy with just a $10 adjustment down from our bill since, the meal was other wise enjoyable. He insisted that he wanted to make things right and do better than that and came back w/ the whole surf and turf removed from the check. He offered drinks at the bar and appreciated us for stopping by for dinner.

We admitted to feeling bad about complaining, but he said that he'd rather know immediately of any dissatisfaction so that he could do something to ameliorate our experience instead of letting us leave salty and potentially write up a bad review -- makes a lot of sense to me!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Comfort Food
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service was great. Our seating on the indoor patio was a bit drafty.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall a good experience. The steak was excellent and service too. Atmosphere was quiet and enjoyable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Veal was a little tough - service was fantastic! Chicken Parmesan was huge....but good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent as always - The people are extremely friendly and the food is awesome

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I don't even know where to begin with this review because everything was beyond exceptional. This was a shot in the dark when I was making the reservation at Bond 45 and was just praying that it was just close to my expectations since it was a two day get away for my wife's birthday. When we arrived we were seated promptly in a small quaint back dining room which gave the feel of a more intimate environment. Within minutes we were greeted with a young lady taking beverage orders which was promptly followed by our waiter for the evening who is responsible for this glowing review. I wish I had the gentleman's name but unfortunately I left without writing it down. He provided nothing less than a royal treatment throughout the evening. Never rushing us - was not intrusive - always very polite and a professional in every way. I mentioned in my on-line reservation that this was my wife's birthday dinner without really thinking that it would be something that they would concern themselves with; however, we were served with a complimentary glass of champagne before dinner and just after dinner our waiter complimented us with a glass of very good limoncillo. I ordered their fantastic tiramisu to enjoy with my coffee. When it arrived it was accompanied by a 'birthday cake' designed from a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream with a candle in it and surrounded by a fluffy cotton candy outer layer designed into a cake shape. It was awesome and my wife was very surprised at the attention her birthday was given. The food was also as outstanding as the service which made for one of the best culinary experiences we ever had. Thank you to everyone at Bond 45 at National Harbor

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had an early dinner, so it was not very crowded. The wait staff was very attentive, but not always in our faces. Our wine, apps and dinner were served pretty quickly and the food was nice and hot so I know it wasn't sitting around. I got the crab ravioli. It was very good. My fiancee had the crab cake with shrimp, also very good. He said it was not the typical MD crab cake and was seasoned differently than just dumping Old Bay into it. At the end of the meal they brought around a cookie sheet full of tiny, warm, freshly baked cookies. I had to take one! It was delish.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food and nice place, will definitely go agian

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful evening. Great view of the harbor. The service was great. Our waitress even brought us a cotton candy birthday cake and cookies as a surprise at the end! We loved our food. Bone in Filet was amazing.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

What an amazing meal! Food was delicious- loved the Chicken Parm - large portion and delicious! Also the meatballs were out of this world. The manager was exceptional- so attentive- my daughter was really hungry when we got there so he brought her our some of their award tasting meatballs. Great atmosphere and delicious food. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic service. John was amazing! We will definitely be back to Bond 45!!

Thank you!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Darren and the staff of Bond 45 were absolutely amazing. Thank you for helping make my husband’s birthday memorable. The service and food was impeccable. I highly recommend this location and while Darren is by far my favorite server I stand behind the entire staff. You definitely won’t go wrong. The parties meals ranged from Chicken Alfredo, Lasagna, Chicken Marsala, Parmesan Wings and Filet Mignon. Excellent cuisine!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

For an “Italian” restaurant, this location struggled with the basics of Alfredo and Spaghetti.

We didn’t like our meals, offered to pay despite the situation (especially for our glasses of wine which we did consume) and were instead rushed away from the table without first being notified that no bill would be coming.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience5
service2
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Bond 45 never fails to deliver: from the moment you walk through the door to the last sip of complimentary Limoncello offered by the manager Christine Marie, everything is absolutely outstanding. Warm hospitality, great food and a prime location make Bond the top destination in National Harbor.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

AWESOME!!! This place is beyond awesome. We will be back again. Take your mate on a great date night here. Treated my family like family.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Perfect spot for a date night. The staff and food is always outstanding. The scallops are so tasty.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Bond 45- National Harbor was one of the best dining experiences I have had. They made us feel so welcome and appreciated our attendance at their restaurant. Our waiter was very professional and knew the menu very well. The manager was over the top energetic courteous and did everything possible to make our evening magical. The food was delicious - the best Italian food I could have imagined. You definitely get a lot for the price which is already reasonable . The ambience is fine and reserved yet warm and inviting. I will be recommending this restaurant to all family and friends and will be returning very soon.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place, food, service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.