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Bondir Restaurant

279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139-1807
+1 617-661-0009
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good21%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“duck” (12 reviews)
“fixed menu” (4 reviews)
“custard” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
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279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139-1807
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited as a group of four on a Saturday evening. A lovely small, but relaxed place. Our server was very attentive throughout. We all loved the chefs menu, and alternatives were made available for those in our party who did not eat meat or...More

Thank David I
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Wow, we had an amazing dinner last night at Bondir. One of the top 3 in my lifetime. The atmosphere at Bondir is very relaxed and intimate and informal, though we were dressed up. The waitstaff was super friendly and kind. Our waiter let us...More

Thank Milton_Annie
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The restaurant has lovely service and a quiet comfortable ambiance, but the food is too creative for its own good. On the night we had dinner, there was only a fixed price menu, and we should have known better than to reserve, since almost every...More

Thank tobytlk
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

I have never been disappointed and go every chance I get. The constantly refreshing menu is always full of a variety of tempting options. Go with a group and share to get the best experience.

Thank Npfisher
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Came in for the 5 course menu and it was excellent. Not EVERY dish was spectacular, but several were and nothing was remotely displeasing. The salmon sashimi and the poached egg in dashi were definitely the best dishes. The dessert, a panna cotta in tea...More

Thank David P
Reviewed February 15, 2017

My guest from France and I walked in with high expectations and Bondir exceeded them. If this is how the restaurant performs with a 3-course menu on a snowy Monday night in February, I can only imagine how it does with its standard 5-course spread...More

Thank BostonFrequentTrav1
Reviewed January 17, 2017

My partner suggested we go out for dinner yesterday, so I made a hasty reservation at Bondir, which I'd heard had great locavore food. I was a bit shocked to arrive and find that there were *no choices* -- it was their Monday 'bistro' night...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We live one block from this restaurant so we have visited it several times in recent years. Initially, 2-3 years ago, I was not too impressed. The food was interesting and the service great, but too pretentious and, most importantly, too meat-based. I really appreciated...More

Thank nussi74
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We had dinner for my wife birthday this December and it was an event we will never forget. The place is intimate, the staff friendly and attentive to detail but not overwhelming. We were welcome by a roaring fireplace as we came in for the...More

Thank Alain C
Reviewed December 12, 2016

There was a private party at the excellent Wood's Hill Table in West Concord, so we brought lunch expectations to this spot, which had earlier received some buzz. While we're no strangers to dining out, the waiter had to decode an unnecessarily esoteric and pretentious...More

Thank JorjeJaj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139-1807
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-0009
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Description
Bondir Restaurant is located in a residential neighborhood in the center of Cambridge which is known for it's sense of community and pride in it's diversity. A neighborhood filled with murals, parks, and public gardens. Our cuisine is based on a simple premise: The ingredients we use are a story about the people who produce them. We acquire ingredients from all over the world, but most come from within a short drive of the restaurant. The most expressive ingredients are the freshest, coming from the ocean or the field, directly to our door. Relationships - cultivated over the years through time spent with foragers, fishermen, farmers, ranchers - color the daily menu. Our service is the most important aspect of our job. We want to create a personalized evening for each guest, therefore, we have a small staff.
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