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“Good food and friendly service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bond

Bond
Valeriusstraat 128b, 1075 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)
+31 20 676 4647
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Ranked #381 of 2,480 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $28 - $33
Cuisines: French, International, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Vondelpark
Description: Restaurant Bond is located in a Residential area next to Vondelpark, in Amsterdam Old South. Stylish interior, Brasserie, French Cuisine.
Berlin, Germany
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Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Good food and friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Last week we visited this restaurant on two consecutive evenings and enjoyed the food, the housewine and the attentive service. We had grilled tuna Euro 23,95, salmon 18,95 and steak frites (homemade)21,95. The housewine Sideways for Euro 22,50 was delicious and very reasonably priced. The friendly and relaxed service added to the pleasant evening. We do recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Bond never fails to impress”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I took my extended family - eight adults - to dinner at Bond last night. It was a special occasion, marking our reunion to celebrate my Dad's 75th and my parent's 50th. I spoke with Koen, the restaurant manager, ahead of time and he presented a fantastic meal. We have eaten here several times and the chef and Koen never fail to surprise and impress us. Last night we enjoyed light starters followed by the most delicious salmon I have ever tasted. It was raw, marinated and then topped with a tandoori crust. The flavors just exploded in your mouth - I've never had anything like it. Shrimp and breen in a lobster bisque followed and then Dutch beef. The dessert was mocha semi-freddo and chocolate. The entire meal was absolutely fantastic. Koen had carefully matched different wines with each course and the combinations were brilliant. He even organized for some sparklers during dessert. Throughout Koen's service was attentive, funny and sincere. He even remembered which wines my Dad had ordered when we ate here last April. Wow. When my husband arrived at dessert because of a late meeting and then cancelled trains, Koen asked the chef to quickly whip up a main course for him. Bond has terrific food and amazing service; we will return again and again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Overpriced and disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This restaurant looks lovely. The decor is stylish and the menu looks promising. We went for the four-course surprise menu ... Definitely a mistake judging by all the good reviews here. Our first course was described as house marinated salmon and was horrible ... Tasted like a curry wurst sauce. Lobster soup as a second course was lovely but spoiled by the bits of raw tuna floating in it. I quite enjoyed the duck in an orange sauce which almost too subtle ,but it was unremarkable. All in all, ended up wishing we'd gone somewhere else.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Culinary Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Had a night booked at the Apollolaan Hilton and needed a dinner spot within easy walking distance of the hotel. Bond surpassed our expectations of a neighborhood bistro! Menu offered several nice options: beef, duck, fish, etc. Ordered the three-course menu and was pleasantly surprised: a lovely salmon appetizer, an exquisite wild duck main, and a stylish dessert of olive-oil gelato and chocolate torte. Wine and service was also outstanding. Dining room was comfortable and relaxed. All in all a superb evening.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Memorable, brave approach to dishes, expertly done”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Had a three-course meal here. Salmon starter that was an incredible work of visual and taste art, it really was just incredible.

Rest of meal was top quality (beef loin entree) and again expert prepared, but not really memorable like the starter.

Service was average for Europe, no complaints, very friendly, a tad slow on the wine/drinks, but we did have a big group.

Visited October 2013
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