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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (56)
Good for a Date (52)
Waterfront (52)
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Romantic (42)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Scenic View (34)
Good for Groups (31)
Worth the Drive (26)
Cozy (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Business Meals (21)
Casual (18)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Fun (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Late-night Find (10)
People Watching (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place, food, service.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

My husband and I came to Bond 45 for date night. We were greeted with warm and friendly smiles and were seated upon arrival. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the restaurant and every aspect of the menu. The food was superb! From appetizer to dessert we enjoyed every bite. Bond 45 is now on our list of restaurants to return to and recommend to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was so nice, from the waiter to the food!! We will definitely go there again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Dined here on New Years eve with the hopes to have an amazing meal before ringing in the new year. We we're promptly seated upon arrival and quickly attended to but that's the only positive I have to say. We ordered the crab ravioli and the rockfish. At a cost of $29 for the ravioli the plate was presented with maybe 5 or 6 regular sized ravioli, barely any filling and were soaked/plated in a sauce that was too salty to be consumed. This was sent back and removed from our ticket. The rockfish, again, nothing special and was filleted but was full of bones. This meal was less than impressive. They did have someone making rounds at the tables taking photos but they could have saved the paper and ink because the quality was terrible. Nice thought but if you're going to do something then do it right.
First visit was the last...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Table they tried to seat us at was taken. Took 20 minutes to find a new table. Got to table and it was very cold. They had to bring a space heater to the table. Servers would bring half table plates. Then later bring other half forks and napkins and not come back. Food was cold when we got it.

That said, they were nice people.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was great. Service was spotty. Really need to pipe music into that glassed in room overlooking the water. Nice cozy room but too quiet and needs music!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Neat Place for upscale dining. We had a party of 8 that came together for a fine New Years Eve meal. Food was near excellent, choices abundant and service very good. A bit pricey with portions nearly European in size. This place has a New York vibe. Our first visit. Surely we will return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent. Service amazing. Always on point.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Family dinner - first time at national harbor. Food was good not great. Pricey for the portion size. Pasta was a small meal. Steaks were a good size. Waiter was very nice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Memorable evening. Fantastic food, excellent service, relaxing atmosphere. The crab ravioli was perfect and just the right amount. My husband had the veal picatta which he said was the best he has ever had. The gellato with coffee was a great finish. We we're very impressed with the service. Our waiter was knowledgeable and just the right amount of attentive. Definitely will be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is absolutely delicious. Could use a kids menu vs having just an option or two off of the regular menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had an 8pm dinner reservation and felt rushed to order, eat and leave. Our waiter, while friendly, seemed preoccupied and anxious to get through our dinner service as fast as possible.

The steak we ordered medium rare was more medium well (no pink) and then other meals, eggplant parm and chicken parm, were cold. Portions were large, but the quality of food and service were definitely not worth the lofty price tag.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

The waiter was very friendly and completely incompetent. Forgot water for some of the group, 3 of 4 of us got bread. He forgot the mushroom order.
He rarely checked on us and a dinner that should have lasted about an hours lasted 2 due to these delays. The food was VERY disappointing and some of the dishes had been under a heat lamp for too long. WIll not go there again and we come to National Harbor 3 times a year.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were staying at the Gaylord to enjoy "Christmas on the Potomac". We checked menus from several of the local establishments and decided we'd find something for everyone at Bond45. The food was delicious, we had a table for 6 looking out over the Potomac and the servers were wonderful...very pleasant and attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went away for a few days over winter break with our family and decided to have dinner at Bond 45 since we had a good experience in the pasta. It had a fantastic menu when we dined with them before. It changed dirastically and we were all disappointed not only with the menu but with the service. It took them over ten minutes and then myself to approach a manager to bring it to their attention we had been sitting there and no one had been over to even offer us water. I am hoping it was just a fluke.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Subpar at best. Bond 45 markets itself as a high-end restaurant. My first visit last year, it was very good. The most recent visit (12/27) it was not good at all. The service was very, very slow and the waiter (Aris) had no personality at all and mumbled when speaking. I ordered a Prime Dry Aged NY medium and although it was cooked to the correct temp, it was very tough and had little flavor. I eat red meat only once per week and it's usually a dry aged steak whether at home (Wegmans) or restaurant (Mortons, Ruth Chris, Prime Rib, etc). This steak was not a prime cut and it did not have anything similar to a dry aged flavor. Lastly, a bus boy broke several glasses at a table that was already setup to receive guests. Rather than reset the table, he simple picked up the large pieces. A family w/ small children sat down at the table minutes later and when we told them about the broken glass, the hostess and water acted as though they were put off because we said something and they had to reset the table. I wasn't the only person who was dissatisfied either. When I went to the men's room, another waiter was telling the manager about other customers complaining about the meat quality. Overall, highly disappointing and I will not eat here again.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service. Chicken parmigiana was exquisite. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Outstanding service, wonderful food! We had a group from age 73 to 14, everyone loved their meal, we will definitely be back!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food here is tourist trap mediocre. The Alfredo was a plate of butter noodles. It’s expensive any they want to turn tables quick.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Family Christmas dinner

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Four of us met for holiday lunch. The restaurant kindly accommodated our request for an earlier seating than initially booked. The decor is nice and welcoming. Staff thoughtfully offered a coat check. We were warmly greeted by all as we passed through kitchen to our solarium seating. Fresh rolls came and after a short wait our waiter recognized that we had neither butter nor oil. The service overall was nice. Cocktails came as ordered and were reasonably priced. Our group enjoyed generous portions of spaghetti and meatballs, carbonara pasta, chicken parmigiana, and crab raviolis. All of the food was wonderful. The food was served perfectly heated and timed so it arrived for all of us at once. Sadly we were too full for dessert. Certainly we will return.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful service! The wait staff was fantastic. They made us feel very special and welcome. The food was also wonderful!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Waiter wasn’t very attentive to our needs. I had to pack my leftover. Have to request a dessert menu. The host was more attentive to the guest. Yes we dine there at least twice a year.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Christmas date

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was great. I still can’t understand why a restaurant of this caliber offers its guests TAP water! On another note, I was not pleased with our server, Victor. We did not get the courtesies extended to other patrons - no bread, no inquiries to refill beverages, etc. A couple came in after he got out drink order. He greeted them, got their drink order, came back with the drinks & took their order. Then he brought our drinks. Guests were seated next to us. He took their order & brought back bread. When he finally came to us, I told him we didn’t get bread. He apologized then came back with a tray of baked cookies to offer — too little, too late. I also made this comment on the receipt

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

My bride & I celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary here. It was our first visit.
We have already recommended this fantastic restaurant to several family members & friends.
Our waiter was so professional & knowledgeable about the menu. Thanks

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food, service, and ambiance was very good but not exceptional. I ordered the risotto that was creamy with good flavor. My wife ordered the seafood pasta that was good not great. Portion size was decent and the bread accompanied with dinner was adequate. The service was a little off even though it wasn’t a busy Tuesday night. The ambiance was good with views over the harbor and the Ferris wheel.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A friend and I stopped here for lunch after I’d seen some good reviews. The prix-fix lunch was a fair value and my selection (salmon) was delicious. Service was above average and the view from the tables in the rear of the restaurant was pretty. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a wonderful time with a great view of the National Harbor! Bond 45 is an excellent restaurant for lunch and dinner! We enjoyed the food, location, atmosphere, and service! We visited Bond 45 twice in two weeks! We will be back soon! Thank you!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Healthy, Quick Bite, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Nothing like getting seated in the back room with absolutely no ambiance. It would of been nice as a first timer to this restaurant to actually sit in the main dining area and not on a enclosed porch that was just cold and uninviting. And, by being put back there it seemed as if we were forgotten. Had to ask someone to see a waiter so we could even order a drink. I've had better martini's where I only paid $5 for. Ordered the Parmesan crusted wings as an appetizer and they were real good. Steaks were tasty and well prepared but the mac n' cheese seemed as if it was almost out of the box and lacked in flavor as well as being almost cold and overcooked. I was ready to get out of there when two tables of small children with flashing toys and crying were seated in the room that only had 4 tables total.
If I'm going to spend this kind of money on a good steakhouse I will always stay committed to the Capital Grill, Charlie Palmers or Ruths Chris.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was outstanding. Food very good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The service and food was excellent

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Alan and victor took great care of us. Will certainly return. Thx for a great night. Mike

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

This was our first visit to Bond 45. Had a wonderful time. Our waiter was excellent, outgoing and friendly. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. We all had a different steak, all cooked to perfection. We are planning another family gathering here. The manager, John Edward, was gracious and friendly. Overall our experience was outstanding.

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very good overall

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