Bond 45 - National Harbor

4.1
3128 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Bond 45 serves up a genuine Italian experience including real American 'firsts'.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3128 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon, our server, was outstanding.

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CarolynS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This is a steak house. We got the filet which was cooked properly but not a lot of flavor. The pear salad was drenched in too much dressing. The fries were not very good. We had higher expectations for this restaurant. The staff was friendly and they gave us a great table.

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MariaT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great and the service was amazing 10/10.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday. Best service ever. Our waiter saris was great server and very excellent server. The hostess Tasha was great too her service and her kindness terrific. The bartenders great too and the chefs keep up the hood work in the kitchen. Believe us we be back.

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RaymondT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and service! While my request for a specific table was not honored, we enjoyed our visit and would definitely return.

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JaniceC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Our server was lovely and our food was delicious. Will definitely return!

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vipIMSZ
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

While the menu was very simple the choices were very good and the food was delicious. Love the atmosphere

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Sherie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The Restaurant Needs improvement overall … the server was great but the food was not good & the cleanliness is poor

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation on their website for 9:30pm not knowing they closed at 9. They need to update their website!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was extremely nice in helping us celebrate.

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vipJosephR
Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfect choice to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary.
Our server was exceptional along with the menu choices.
We received extra attention from John Edward, the general manager as well.

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MoeW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Reservations were made for an anniversary; I thought something special would be done since it was asked was there an occassion; we also had reservations at Chart House in Alexandra and the ambience was fantastic!!! There was an Happy Anniversary card on the table for us and the menu was just for us, that indicated what the occasion was at the top. Very thoughtful on their part

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CindyC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Though staff was accommodating as best they could, the credit card system was down and we had to go to an ATM to secure over $300 to pay the check, with little notice. Embarrassing to say the least. Food quality was not the best. The staff was anxious to go home, as the restaurant was not at all busy (probably due to the Credit Card Machine Failure). This restaurant is way over priced, and seems to be more of a "tourist trap" than a quality restaurant.

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BruceS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service was very poor from the hostess and the waiter right from the start. Too many unforced errors to mention in this review. Food and atmosphere was very good but the service was a major blemish on what could have been a great experience. An 18% gratuity was incorporated into our check, we usually tip 20% to 25% but we actually felt a little ripped off with the lack of basic service that we received. We will try another restaurant when we return to national harbor. Such a shame.

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IshmailC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my wife love it we definitely coming back the food was great everything was great. love it.

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JrKay
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are here on a quiet week.

Garlic bread is a small ciabatta loaf. The pesto is light, and since I’m not a fan I appreciated that.

Mac and cheese was good. Chicken parm with spaghetti excellent - but could be pounded thinner to be just a bit better. Husband enjoyed spaghetti carbonara.

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vipEurekaN
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food, nice decor and even better service. Can't go wrong with the steak frittes.

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vipEatDrinkandbeMerry
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Average experience.
Hostess stand experience- unimpressive
Food- average
Ambiance-average (at least the room we were at)
Service- above average, nice competent server
Overall - There are better options

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AlexisR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the offerings for happy hour are good. Very nice, attentive bar staff. Looking forward to returning very soon!

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Sammy
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service was great! The food wasn’t all that good.

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TinaH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that the seating was in a little alcove with the view of the harbor. The food was well prepared and the portions were perfect.

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OtisP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and food. Service was excellent and we recieved our food very quickly. Would recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience

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vipStacyU
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Loud, service was slow, food was OK. Ended up cutting our dinner short and going someplace else.

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BarbaraS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Gorgeous location and very pleasant wait staff. We ate on the patio outside overlooking the water and very much enjoyed a long and relaxed dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

very overpriced, food was nothing special, typical italian food, spaghetti was ok, so was the chicken primavera which was suppose to be the house special, i would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

What is the point of making a reservation if your space is not reserved? Terrible experience on May 20, 2021. I made a reservation and selected outdoor seating. When I arrived - which was on time, btw, the hostess informed me that outdoor seating was unavailable and offered a space in the “sun room.” I asked why that was the case and it defeated the purpose of making the reservation. She walked us to the sun room - and I asked if she would move us once a space became available outside. Her response “I’ll see what I can do” was not sufficient because again- outdoor seating is an option online and that is exceptionally bad form to not honor my reservation. We did not dine and found a reservation nearby at an accommodating restaurant.

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vipStellarDinner
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dinner experience was great during our visit to National Harbor. We will be returning.

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GuillermoI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan was an excellent server, and the food was delicious, drinks are awesome

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MelisaW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Great food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service & food!

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ILoveDeliciousFoodADSBPH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great service. I highly recommend the Bronzini fish stuffed with crabmeat !! The garlic bread is delicious too!

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Gemnthehood
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu and the food is really delicious! Service is always really great with polite, knowledgeable servers and very welcoming each time. We enjoyed the scallops w/mushroom risotto, lobster linguine, branzino & Brussels sprouts, and shrimp fettuccine Alfredo. Along with Prosecco and old fashions with vanilla gelato for dessert! Left smiling from ear to ear!

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vipLynnP75
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan was the bartender on my visit. Very friendly and efficient service. He made thoughtful menu recommendations and an excellent cocktail for me. He was very busy, but was such an efficient bartender that it in no was detracted from my service. I didn’t have to wait for service. I had everything I needed and I never felt rushed. Wonderful experience! Thank you, Juan!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al fresco meal with my family!

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vipMaye
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We went here for our anniversary and were looking forward to a delicious meal. My husband thought his meal, Shrimp Alfredo, was pretty decent although he thought it could have a bit more flavor. I on the other hand ordered the Lobster and Crab ravioli and was very disappointed. Unfortunately I ate it, not wanting to complain since it was a special occasion, but the lobster in the ravioli did not taste fresh and it barely had any crab meat on top as described by the server. My husband could see my disappointment and felt terrible since he knew that I was looking forward to the meal and our special dinner. I definitely wish that I had a better experience as this was my first visit to Bond 45.

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BriL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I chose this venue to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday with a party of 10. When we arrived, we had to wait about 15-20 minutes for our table (I booked the reservation about 3 weeks ahead), which was fine, because we were greeted with complimentary champagne and didn't mind the wait. Our table was in a semi-private room, which we were able to decorate & bring cake, so that made it feel more personal. Our server, Brice, was on point throughout the entire service. He was honest, made thoughtful recommendations, and attentive without being overbearing. He's a real professional! The food came out promptly, hot, and portioned just right. We ordered the calamari (single serving), burratta app, Parmesan wings, several pasta entrees, risotto (which my mom raved about the next day), salads, and salmon. Everyone seemed full & satisfied. What was really sweet was how Brice and another server came in and sang Happy Birthday at the end. Thanks for making my mom's day special and memorable! I'd definitely come back to celebrate another milestone. - Bri

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KarenL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had, even though everything that could go wrong, went wrong. We were initially seated next to a loud party but we asked to be reseated and the staff accommodated us very quickly. When our food arrived there was an issue with my entree (which was delicous) but it had to be taken away. I could tell the manager was not only embarassed that such an incident occurred but went out of his way to make it right. He had the kitchen make me another entree, even though I told him I was no longer hungry (i was stuff from my appetizer and half an entree I did eat). He also gave us a glass of champagne and gave me a dessert. The GM went so above and beyond to make sure I was good that I couldn't even be mad about the mistake made. It was a really good night and I would highly recommend Bond 45 to anyone looking for that great dinner out. This was my first time but I'll definitely be back.

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Bobby
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very large portions. Food was great. Servers were very friendly.

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Bond 45 - National Harbor is rated 4.1 stars by 3128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.