About Bondir Concord
Sustainable Modern American Cuisine
Bondir Restaurant is located in historic Concord, Massachusetts. Menus showcase the pastoral and marine bounty of our New England region and offer a finely curated selection of American and European wines and beers. Chef/Owner Jason Bond has spent more than 20 years refining his technique and style, and has developed a simple philosophy of quality and care. Our offerings–vegetables picked the same day, fish hours out of the ocean, pasture-raised meats–will change daily, and will always be tasteful in preparation and presentation.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch, Wednesday - Sunday, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner, Friday & Saturday Evenings, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Monday/Wednesday/Thursday Evenings, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
Closed on Tuesdays.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Metered parking is available in front of the restaurant. There is a free municipal parking lot behind the restaurant.
Commuter Rail, Fitchburg Line.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bondir Concord Ratings and Reviews
This is a great restaurant & the best i ...
This is a great restaurant & the best in the area. The two or three course format from a diverse menu makes it simple to create a wonderful dining experience, and with a splendid wine selection, perfect. They have a full service bar, and great after-dinner wines & cordials to compliment and conclude a fantastic evening.
I keep trying to like Bondir but I haven ...
I keep trying to like Bondir but I haven't succeeded yet. I wish I could recommend eating here but after a lunch that took 2.5 hours (and didn't need to!) and in which the food was fine but not inspiring I just can't suggest to anyone that they should eat here. I've tried three times and left disappointed each time. I have heard that hanging out at the bar at night is great so maybe we'll give that a shot some evening. For lunch or dinner there are better options around.
Would give it another try. Everything wa ...
Would give it another try. Everything was great - service, ambiance, bar, noise levels, but the food was inconsistent. Some of us like what we had, others were underwhelmed. Not ready to recommend but want to give it another shot.
So want this restaurant to suceed but I ...
So want this restaurant to suceed but I was disappointed. Previous a waiter had told me the burger was excellent. For 21$ should have been superb. Was almost raw and bland. Worse the staff did not seem to notice it was less than half eaten.
Enjoyed a delicious lunch at Bondir Conc ...
Enjoyed a delicious lunch at Bondir Concord. The space is very quaint and perfectly decorated. My friends and I had the tasting menus for lunch. We shared and everyone loved their food. The vegetarian grain burger was the biggest hit of the meal, through it was all tasty. Great service from beginning to end. Lovely atmosphere. Excited to come back for dinner!
I eat here often for lunch and dinner. I ...
I eat here often for lunch and dinner. I love the creativity of chef/owner Jason Bond and the tastiness of his food. You can always see him working in the open bar. Friendly service. Great ambience. I love the fireplace which has just been stoked up for the season. Terrific bar with Inventive cocktails. Desserts to die for. Whether eating with friends or alone at the bar, I have never been disappointed.
Our recent dinner at Bondir was wonderfu ...
Our recent dinner at Bondir was wonderful. Our third time there and will return again. The seating was cozy, the food outstanding as always, and impeccable service. Special kudos to Connor for his attentiveness, warmth and knowledgeable service.
I was extremely happy with my dinner and ...
I was extremely happy with my dinner and consider Bondir to my favorite restaurant in Concord. The food was delicious and interesting and the ambience was very classy and modern cozy. I like the choice of rooms for dining - from casual bar, to a warm fireplace room to a more formal room. I would highly recommend Bondir. So happy they came to Concord.
Unfortunately on my first visit to Bondi ...
Unfortunately on my first visit to Bondir I appeared to have gotten a form of food poisoning from something I ate there
I felt ill immediately after leaving the restaurant and it continued into the night
Wish I had a better experience to share
Bondir Concord is one of the most pleasa ...
Bondir Concord is one of the most pleasant, "adult" dining experiences in Greater Boston. The room is beautiful, the menu thoughtful, and the service professional. It's also quite pricey and the portions tend to be small so it is more of a special occasion experience than one I'd visit frequently.
Great food! Be prepared to explore a se ...
Great food! Be prepared to explore a sensuous meal. They do the best they can with the air conditioning system they have, no doubt. The back room is quiet. The food is an exploration in local tastes. Ceviche with eggplant sauce, salmon, just cooked, great 1/2 btl of Chablis, buckwheat noodles with tomato dashi, aromatic dish of pork sausage, well balanced Bon voyage! cocktail if you don't object to Pernod, grapefruit took the edge off. Nice Cava & Italian red by the glass. Delightful evening eating local food prepared in a creative way. If you sometimes enjoy eating at the "99" don't eat at Bondir. It's not for you.
The food was noticeably fresh and artful ...
The food was noticeably fresh and artfully curated and crafted. The wine was spectacular. Unfortunately, it just didn't hit all those high notes we were expecting. From the unusual rhubarb mignonette on the oysters to the petite entree portions, the highlight of the meal ended up being dessert, and I don't even remember what I got... I was really excited to try Bondir based on all the rave reviews, and it seemed like it was totally in my wheelhouse, but I can't see myself going back for more than a snack and drink while shopping in the cute town center.
Surly waitstaff. Empty restaurant on a F ...
Surly waitstaff. Empty restaurant on a Friday night was pretty telling. Beautiful space, but the food left s lot to be desired. Ice cold butter (made spreading difficult) thrown down on a plate with 4 butter knives under the bread. Did they forget to give them to us or was that how it was meant to be served. Salmon was way too fishy tasting, as if past when it should be served and left mainly uneaten. Steak frites were enjoyed.
I'm afraid we were very disappointed by ...
I'm afraid we were very disappointed by the experience - a delightful restaurant, pretty good service, but the food was disappointing. The menu is improving, trying to simplify, but has not yet accomplished that feat. There is too much complexity, that unfortunately does not result in a good meal. I draw attention in particular to the house made sausage entree - far too dry, practically inedible, sadly trying too hard to deconstruct a dish which can take many delicious forms. Good food, imaginatively prepared and presented, does not have to be so complex and can be delicious.
We were very impressed with Bondir. The ...
We were very impressed with Bondir. The food, presentation and service were excellent. It's not only the best restauant in Concord, it may be the best restaurant to grace Concord since I was born there 52 years ago.
Atmosphere was low key but elegant. Our ...
Atmosphere was low key but elegant. Our waiter was attentive and had a good sense of humor. Food was delicious and just the right portion, had room for desert which was also yummy. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner to the fullest! Thanks Bondir.
All orders were delicious, well-presente ...
All orders were delicious, well-presented and utilized a lot of local ingredients. Perfect portion size and none were too salty or over-seasoned. The flavors spoke for themselves.
My blue-fish was the best I've had this season.
Shared the ice cream medley for dessert.
Fresh, seasonal, creative, prepared perf ...
Fresh, seasonal, creative, prepared perfectly and presented beautifully! We have been to Bondir Concord before, but after reading some of the recent negative reviews, I was a bit apprehensive. I am not sure what they are all about. It was wonderful and I can't say enough good things! I started with the ceviche with harissa - so unspeakably good - followed by the summer corn ravioli - heaven! My husband had the farm egg followed by the skate wing. We were both really happy with our meals. Paired with a really delicious wine and we were all set. The summer corn ravioli especially deserves a shout out - the corn bisque (?) inside the ravioli spilled out and covered the bed of smoked beef underneath to create something magical. We followed all that with the chocolate mousse and citrus tart - again totally satisfying and scrumptious. Even the coffee at the end of the meal was good.
My parents were visiting from Florida an ...
My parents were visiting from Florida and we wanted a quiet, quaint place with an upscale menu that could satisfy a range of dietary needs. Bondir was perfect. As soon as the waiter heard my mother say she was gluten free, he brought gluten-free bread and pointed out the items on the menu to avoid. My dad can't eat rich food - so he had the sea bass - perfectly done. I had the squash "canoe" filled with vegetables from their own garden and served with purple corn. My partner enjoyed two apps - caprese salad and something with lentils. We shared a half bottle of wine. Excellent.
What I like about Bondir is that I get t ...
What I like about Bondir is that I get to eat food that I never would never think of making myself. Experiencing creative combinations of food is one of the reasons I go to restaurants and Bondir consistently broadens my culinary horizons. I strongly recommend Bondir for anyone who understands that cooking can be a true creative endeavor.
Server essentially untrained for a place ...
Server essentially untrained for a place like this. Nervous and not able to answer questions. Charcuterie was ALL different pates... Two QUITE similar. Boring. Other firsts were ok; cheese plate also somewhat unidimensional. A cheese demoted to be "like Gruyere" was, rather, like an aged cheddar. Fine. Inaccurate. Main courses striped bass in saffron etc broth: mushy, not form & NOT crisp. Broth: notably insist icy from a light vegetable broth. Little flavor. "House made sausage" (w/o other info, wouldn't you assume this is pork...& there WAS no other info given) turned out to be a VERY STRONG mutton (and otherwise not very seasoned. Whaaaaa? My grandparents forced us to eat boiled mutton & I'd NEVER choose to eat it again. Pretty sure most Americans don't even know what it is. Pretty... Awful. Wine was fine. Restaurant was quiet. EXTREMELY disappointing as the celebration last meal for our daughter before she went to college.
Tried to make a reservation for 7PM but ...
Tried to make a reservation for 7PM but had to select either 6:30 or 7:30. When we arrived at 6:30 there was no one seated in the restaurant. Except for two patrons at the bar, we were the only non-employees. When we left at 7:45 the restaurant wasn't even half full. Waiter insisted appetizer and entrée had to be ordered at the same time because the Chef required this. I cautioned him that we are slow eaters (this is supposed to be a dining experience). When entrees arrived they were served luke warm. My wife opted to eat her fish. The bouillabaisse probably provided a little heat. I sent my steak back to the kitchen because it was undercooked (requested medium/rare and received a rear steak) and it was tepid at best. So, we didn't really dine together since my replacement steak arrived well after my wife finished her meal.
We ate at this restaurant once before and had a pleasurable experience. However, on this occasion everything was sub-par. I can have this kind of experience at any restaurant and for a lot less money. Sorry but we won't ever be going back.
We enjoyed a nice meal with friends. App ...
We enjoyed a nice meal with friends. Appetizers (cheese plate) was very well done and I enjoyed my main course of Pasta and Ragu - Only draw back was they offered no non-sweetened beverage besides water - (Diet Coke please) - Bar tender made excellent martini's and added some additional fun to the dinner !
Quality and experience at Bondir are alw ...
Quality and experience at Bondir are always exceptional. We ate there with an artist friend from New Hampshire who is a foodie and always wants to go to Bondir when he comes to Concord. He raves about food and presentation.
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