About Bond 45 - National Harbor

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

149 Waterfront Street
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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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

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Bond 45 - National Harbor Ratings and Reviews

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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 (51)
Waterfront (46)
Good for a Date (43)
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Romantic (40)
Scenic View (35)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Groups (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Business Meals (22)
Casual (21)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Fun (17)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

Very good overall

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·Dined 2 days ago

We have eaten at Bond 45 before and it was great - but the food this time wasn't as good and the service was amateur.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 2 days ago

Our appetizer was delicious: fried shrimp and calamari. Unfortunately the rest of the meal was mediocre at best. The chicken parm was beyond strange and unconventional, it is a HUGE portion (plenty for 2). Our server was very friendly and polite but not attentative as we had to fill our own waters, track her down for bar drinks and was never offered bread or even fresh cracked pepper. Again we helped ourselves to cracked pepper as it was sitting on beverage cart with water pitchers we used to fill our water glasses. It was not a horrible experience but definitely not worth our $250 check.

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·Dined 2 days ago

My friend and I really enjoyed our food, however the service was atrocious. There was more than one occasion where we had empty glasses for over 20 minutes and our waitress was not checking in on us. We actually had to ask to order a cocktail, it was not asked of us. We were given water and then ignored for a long period of time. I feel that for the price of the meal, the service was sorely lacking. While i understand the restaurant was busy, it is not ok to have the server walk past us dozens of time and serve all the tables around us without even asking how we are doing. Sorely disappointed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Great date-night restaurant! Enjoyed everything - the food and wine were fantastic, as well as our service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined 2 days ago

I thought the waitress was OUTSTANDING!! The meal was a little pricey, I had the Filet Mignon which didn't have much flavor. My husband got the rigatoni with home made sausage which he said was fantastic. I would go back again but next time I would try the pasta.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was good, but we will not be back here. We went out for my husband's birthday. When we got there there was no one at the hostess stand. We waited 5 minutes or more then the hostess arrived. I asked her if she had a warm and romantic table, and she said no. It was busy. Then proceeded to sit us in the coldest loudest area. I asked her for another table she seemed irritated and pointed to another table and said we could sit there. The server who greeted us was very nice, but she rotated with another server who was not nice. We had these 2 servers the whole meal. We got bread with no butter. When our food was brought out we weren't offered crushed black pepper like some tables around us were. Since I really like it I tracked people down to get it. The most important thing for me is that it is my husband's birthday and I wrote on my open table reservation that I wanted a birthday dessert for my husband as a surprise. No one wished him a happy birthday. Then when it came time for dessert I wanted to be sure he got it as a surprise so I left for the restroom and asked the first person I saw that worked there. I showed him where I was sitting and who one of my servers was. When I returned he said he told that server. A couple of moments later our other server asked if we'd like dessert. I hoped someone would tell her but they didn't. So I asked for a birthday dessert for my husband with him there. She was very kind and brought us two birthday desserts because of the trouble. She did her best to make it right. I had thought this was a fine dining restaurant, but the service from some of the employees and the inconsistency in our experience proved otherwise. I would have brought my parents here, because they would like the food. But after our experience I won't be returning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, customer service and overall experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Let’s start with the good - Bond 45 creates great dishes and wonderful food at reasonable prices.

Where they fall terribly short is the service. At one point I got up from the table and poured my fiancé and I our own refills of water. They waiter forgot about our salads. We reminded him 40 minutes after ordering. They appeared with apologies. We asked to split the salad - we were just given a side plate. We never asked if we wanted more cocktails or wine. Also - we weee first sat in a dark room to the side of the main dining area.... older folks need light to see the menus... just a fact. It smelled of fish and was incredibly cold.

We brought up our concerns to the Manager who apologized - but that was about it. The bill was hefty. We tipped our 15% and let them know we wouldn’t be back. A shame - the food was pretty good.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was my second visit to Bond 45. I suggested we take a friend for his birthday because my first visit was so delicious I have wanted to go back ever since! The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the food is outstanding. The crab cake is very large and is all crab meat and surrounded by delicious squash and vegetables. My husband had a steak that was cooked to perfections and our friends enjoyed their pasta and crab immensely. It's a bit pricey so it is a great place for special occasions. I would highly recommend Bond 45 for a fabulous dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were a party of six. The service was very good and the food was outstanding. We all ordered something different but everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Some had steak and seafood, some pasta and seafood. I had a classic Italian dish.

The Assistant General Manager, Al Green, was exceptional. Very personable and accommodating in changing our reservation to an earlier time in the evening despite the fact that the restaurant was extremely busy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I liked the restaurant overall. The appetizer (pear salad) and my wife's entree (scallops) were great. I had the lasagna (which is how I judge an Italian restaurant). Unfortunately, the lasagna was disappointing - overcooked noodles that made it so mushy it was hard to distinguish between the noodles, cheese, and meat.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

ThIs was a get together of old friends. None of us had been there before so we were not sure what to expect. That said, we arrived very early, got seated after just a few minutes. All the staff were attentive, courteous, and responsive. Our meal arrived promptly, with no errors. Everyones food was excellent. We will return soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I am an avid Open Table user and rarely write reviews but I had to in this case. I arranged a mommy and me day at the Gaylord National Harbor followed by dinner at Bond 45. The experience was quite memorable. The host was the best. I dine in NYC often and haven't received this level of service. He greeting me and my little lady with champagne glasses filled with ginger ale. We were then given a seat with a view of the harbor. Finally, he surprised her with a huge slice of chocolate cake. We will remember this dining experience for years to come. I have shared this restaurant with anyone who will listen.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our needs were met with speed and accuracy. The quality of service throughout the visit was first class. From the call to ensure we didn't have specific needs to the flexibility in seating needs on Thanksgiving Day - we were impressed. The family style option worked well for our family. We will be returning!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Just what I wanted: a Thanksgiving lunch without the turkey! The Acorn Squash Soup was superb, and the Prime Ribeye Steak arrived just as I had ordered (medium rare),and was tender and juicy. The terramisu (?) was large enough for 2 or 3! I took half of the steak and half the dessert home, the meal was that filling.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving lunch. We enjoyed a nice view, great food and spectacular service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It’s was my wife and I first time at Bond 45. Service was great. Noise level was great. We made a great decision looking for a upscale restaurant to celebrate my wife’s birthday.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

My Fiance and I came here for dinner immediately following a proposal (She said yes!). Every aspect of our dinner and dining experience was flawless. We could not be more pleased with Bond 45's attention and hospitality on a very special night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Awsome food and Awsome service! John Edward is the best! We will definitely be back!
Thank you for a lovely evening 😀

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Dined in for 2, overall had an excellent experience. Ambiance and service was top notch! Food was just ok and very pricey but serving size was large.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Celebrated a birthday and we were treated special. We were in a secluded space with 4 other couples who were also celebrating . Our Waitress was a gem - very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu plus she remember everyone's name. The dinner who spot on and very filling and for dessert our waitress sung her rendition of "Happy Birthday". Overall it was a good experience and I would go there again.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Generally Pleasant experience with only 1 issue. When ordering a steak be sure to not be swindled by the waiter into getting a larger steak then requested. I ordered the prime rib eye (14oz), however when ordering the waiter asked if I wanted bone in rib eye or with out (with out specifically saying that the bone in was the 24oz rib eye). So needless to say ended up with a much larger then I was expecting.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The manager, John, was so attentive and kind. Bond45 was the perfect choice for our anniversary!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We both enjoyed our meal, starting with a very interesting, unusual salad, and interesting entrees.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Everyone was incredibly friendly and polite. We weren't sure why we were seated in a small, side room, but it had a nice view of the wheel and lights. Service was prompt and efficient. Our steaks were cooked perfectly - I ordered mine medium-rare, but closer to the medium side and they understood and nailed it. It isn't a menu with a zillion options, but everything we had was executed very well, which trumps lots of choices done to a mediocre standard. For a steak dinner, this would be our new choice in the DMV.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toledo)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Delicious. They also greeted us at the door with Prosecco- nice touch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a fun and enjoyable night with friends when we eat dinner here. Love the food and the people make the experience even better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service and food was outstanding! Steak and salmon were perfectly cooked and extremely flavorful.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We absolutely LOVED our experience here. From the moment we arrived, we were struck by the wonderful ambience, and were greeted warmly by the hosts. We were celebrating a special occasion and the restaurant went out of its way to make us feel special.
Our server, Arris, was attentive and provided wonderful recommendations. Additionally, he went above and beyond to create a special appetizer option for me.
Management was close by all evening and made a stop at every single table to check on guests.
It is this kind of attention to detail that will ensure we return to Bond 45 in the future.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had a great lmid-afternoon lunch with another couple. Food was excellent, service very good. Would highly recommend it particularly at that time of day. We weren't rushed, food served promptly, and we were able to linger over wine and coffee

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was average, the service was terrible. Waited an hour for lunch and they only had a few tables.

When we brought our concerns to the manager, he did make an effort.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was incredible. Drinks were a little pricey but good. The waiter started out a little stuffy, but warmed up and was very good at his job. Overall we were very pleased with the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Polished service, well-executed dishes

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Tje restsurant did provide two complimentary glasses of champagne for an anniversary toast. We had a nice view of the waterfront but, for reasons unknown, we were not seated in the main restaurant The food was average. The vegetables were too oily. The lasagne was not noteworthy. We probably will not return.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was great, the atmosphere is beautiful and the manager (John Edwards) made us feel like family. It was our second time and we definitely plan on going back often.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Manager came to our table twice to check on our experience. Very good waitress attn. Good wine recommendation from manager. Food good, not off the charts great but good solid steaks, rockfish was a 5 star dish.

Tags: Scenic View, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Cons- Waited a long time to order, bread was stale, waited a long time for food to come, food order was someone else's order. When got food, forgot out side macaroni and it came when we had finished eating already.

Pros - my steak was incredible

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food and service great. Desserts were not at the level of the entrees and appetizers.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Perfect evening. So attentive and friendly. Our go to place for that special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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