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279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139-1807
+1 617-661-0009
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17:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
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Newton, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 item on the menu (which we should have read online) was so extravagantly overthought. The... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Npfisher
Boston, Massachusetts
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433 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 was also great. Everything else was good, too. Very good service. Recommended.

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Boston
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 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 in May. The atmosphere, already relaxed, convivial and warm, was made warmer by the roaring... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 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 with a fixed-price menu of three courses. No choice, just charred cabbage (really?) with crab-flavored... More 

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Thank Anne H
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 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 the fresh, local ingredients, the creativity of the menu and the bread (amazing) but not... More 

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Thank nussi74
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 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 cold and the hostess took our coats. She combined two tables to give us more... More 

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Thank Alain C
Massachusetts
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125 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 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 menu. The server was diligent, if overly-animated. None of our party was very impressed: My... More 

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Thank JorjeJaj
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We went to Bondir to celebrate a family member's birthday, and had a table for six on a Saturday night. The service was wonderful and the only thing better was the food. The food was not only terrific, but was a really interesting prix fixe menu. An extraordinary experience which everyone greatly enjoyed.

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Thank James G
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for our birthday dinner and our first date night since our baby was born. We very much value farm to table type restaurants. Cute, small and intimate restaurant - definitely date worthy. Excellent service though there were only 3 couples there on a weekday night so that might be a contributor. Menu was varied and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
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
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139-1807
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-0009
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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