If I were judging this restaurant on its food alone it would undoubtedly get a five blob rating. We decided to have a large selection of appetisers and skip the main course; and we had some fabulous dishes - in particular the tuna tartare and the foie gras were outstanding.
Sadly, the food was not matched by the service, which was extremely disappointing, particularly as they charge fine dining prices. As regular visitors to New York we've got used to enthusiastic service, so we were perplexed by the waiting staff at Bond St who seemed aloof and uninterested. At first we thought it was our particular waitress - but after watching her colleagues we concluded that, whilst she was undoubtedly the worst offender, they all seemed beset by the notion that cool and detached was better than friendly and engaged.
The chef and his team are clearly excellent - the front of house team should be sacked and replaced by people who care about their customers!