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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Waterfront (41)
Good for a Date (39)
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Romantic (37)
Scenic View (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Business Meals (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Cozy (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Authentic (15)
Fun (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Casual (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great Beer (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Toledo)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food and service...though I got surf and turf (couldn’t make up my mind) the pastas looked marvelous! The limoncello as I was leaving, superb!

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was good and I definitely recommend trying it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great and the service outstanding! I was seated promptly after arriving and the staff was attentive the whole time. The spaghetti seafood is as good, or better than the dish I would order when I lived in Italy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I loved it! Great service and very tasty food. Cudos to the chef! Even made the potatoes taste good, and I normally don't eat potatoes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delicious food, good service but our "special table" was in the bar and loud. Very kindly gave us a champagne toast.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Awesome first experience! Was made to feel extra special while celebrating my 50th Birthday! Food was great and waiter was exceptional. Thanks Bond 45 for a great time. 👍🥂

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were celebrating my parents special birthdays and asked one week out for a table by the window of the potomac. First seat presented was unacceptable but they made it right with another table as well as champagne and a slice of cheesecake with a candle. The waiter was extremely personable which contributed to the specialness of the evening. The food was of high quality and tasteful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food and service was good however the portions were disappointingly small considering the cost. Been to other high end restaurants with similar price points with far more portions. My wife ordered the Rock fish dish at the cost of roughly $32.00 and it was only half of the fish!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The staff was so friendly , had the best waiter , I believe his name was Loftie

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was fantastic. It was easy to make and change the reservation, they were attentive to my special requests, and the food was served at appropriate intervals with an attentive waiter. It could not have gone better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was my third visit. It will be my last. Each time, the result has been the same. The steaks are well-seasoned and flavorful; everything else served is just there. During this visit, I ordered surf and turf (filet and lobster) with mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. The steak itself was great. The lobster was overcooked and served tepid. The mashed potatoes were south of tepid and borderline cool. I informed my server that the potatoes were not hot and asked for another serving. He obliged... by brining me another side of cool potatoes. To test my theory, I put a pat of butter on the potatoes. It didn't melt. The creamed spinach lacked seasoning--not a hint of a spice anywhere.... nutmeg or mace, a fresh herb, zero. I ate two bites and called it a night. My friend had the same surf and turf meal with a side of brussel sprouts, which he described as drizzled with oil and run under the broiler... tasteless. I read that the restaurant was under new mgmt and the menu had been refurbished. But my experiences have been the same. Three strikes and you're out.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Maitre d was amazing! Warm chocolate chip cookies at the end! Yummy vongole

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Have eaten at the one in Times Square numerous times and always had a great meal so decided to try this one. Definitely not as good. The meatball appetizer was lukewarm, the chocolate cake was stale. The chic parm was fantastic though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had a great dinner. Service was wonderful and a good twist on traditional Italian dishes.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I was expecting better food and service for the price point and better service that didn’t happen

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Loved the seafood spaghetti and the tirimasu was one of the best I've had. A bit pricey but worth a try.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service is over the top. If you want to feel special, like your the only one they are waiting on then this is your place. Food Outstanding!!

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was very good and the setting in National Harbor was very nice. We were trying to have a quiet dinner with old friends. At first it was perfect, but the noise level in the area we were sitting just kept getting louder until it was very hard to visit. Additionally, the service was incredibly slow and not particularly attentive. Probably the worst service I have experienced in several years. This became very frustrating. I will not return or recommend it to anyone.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The best service I’ve had at any restaurant. Good was awesome too. Highly recommend!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Evening dinner plans with friends turned out to be one of the most pleasant experiences had in a long time. John Edward, manger, was the most gracious host. It reminded me of being in Italy.
The food was very good and Marquis, our waiter was excellent.
I would highly recommend.................

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Impeccable service and delicious food! Manager John and waiter Harris couldn't do enough to make our family celebration complete including a complimentary lemoncella and freshly baked cookie at the end of the meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is one of the best places to eat in the area. We enjoyed everything about BOND45 but, the staff is EXCELLENT. The food was great and if it hadn't been, I would've had to rated it high just because of the staff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent service and ample portions of delightful cuisine. Share a cheesecake slice with 3 ppl

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Like the new menu. I don't believe "family style" was available last time I was there. Great food.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic service and food!! Our waiter was beyond attentive. Other staff also stopped by just to visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Sat immediately in a private saloon style booth. Our waiter was amazing and complementary champagne to celebrate a birthday. Food was delicious, atmosphere was fantastic. Whole experience was wonderful!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fun, Great Beer, Business Meals, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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