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/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
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.
Just a perfect lunch! The hostess was lo ...
Just a perfect lunch!
The hostess was lovely. The food wonderful, and the restauranrt gorgeous and welcoming. The lunch prix fixe was a great value. Please bring back the tuna nicoise (the tuna)!
Wish I lived closer.
I went back after a while; and still not ...
I went back after a while; and still not a favorite. The food is generally very good, but on the heavy/decadent side, and they're a bit challenging around substitutions (preferences, allergies, etc.). I found it very strange that they were nearly out of Tuna (for a nicoise) salad 3o minutes into lunch service; *and* that they would continue to sell the salad without it, but declined to offer another protein in its place. Portions are also very small. With an appetizer and lunch entree, I'm always hungry immediately after. And, I'm not accustomed to especially large meals... I don't dislike Bondir, but generally prefer other places, and would never make an effort to go...
We are frequent, high-end diners. Howev ...
We are frequent, high-end diners. However, my palate is not too foodie. I have wanted to visit this restaurant many times but the menu was too limiting for me. The Summer Bistro menu they have now if much more accessible and too my liking. I hope the chef keeps this in mind for the future. I know it may be declasse to have chicken or beef on the menu, but a great chef know what to do with these items....cast your mind back to Hamersley Bistro. You see what happens is, you have 2 or 3 couples out in the 'burbs who want to go to a nice dinner. Bondir would be a natural choice, but with a very foodie menu all it takes is a picky one like me who would be fine with a beef, chicken or pork dish and there is none, I say I do not want to go there because it's all skate wings and pig snouts. That is then 6 plates with with wine and cocktails of lost revenue. So with my infantile palate, I had the burger and it blew the doors off Woods Hill's burger.
Great service, farm fresh food (one of t ...
Great service, farm fresh food (one of the farm to table restaurants), good creativity in menu and nice options for vegetarians. One can park at meters on the street or public lot behind restaurant. We'd go back to Bondir.
There was a beautiful presentation of th ...
There was a beautiful presentation of the veal I ordered...flowers, herbs and greens on top. However, the little bit of sauce that was inside the grilled onion was very spicy, and there wasn't any other sauce, so the entire dish was too hot and dry. I also wish there was something like potato, vegetable or rice on the plate with the veal. I thought the asparagus soup was delicious, and my spouse enjoyed the hamburger and frites. I rarely tell a waiter I don't like something, but I did this time, and he brought me a beef/wine sauce to go on the veal, and a complimentary ice cream to cool my palate off. I was impressed by the rare beer list, but we didn't order any. Overall, it was pricey for a meal I didn't love.
We were severely disappointed with this ...
We were severely disappointed with this restaurant, namely the food. The decor itself is actually quite cute, but the food was really lacking in flavor, originality, and also portioning. I received maybe a 3oz portion of striped bass for $35, with an almost non-existent portion of vegetables to accompany in a glorified broth of warm water and maybe some paprika. I will not be eating here again, and my two guests were equally disappointed. We were actually hysterical at the vegetable portion one diner received; it was described as being plentiful, but she received a carrot that was legitimately less than an inch long, surrounded by ambiguous roasted weeds. I usually love creative cooking, but this was simply reminiscent of food that tries to be interesting and forward thinking, but is actually just bland and contrite. So not worth the hefty price.
This was our second time at Bondir; we h ...
This was our second time at Bondir; we had dined shortly after they opened several years ago and were not impressed then. At the time we chalked it up to being a new place, new staff etc. I wish that I could tell you that our experience was different this time around but it was not.
Our waitress was nice but inattentive. She had a good grasp of the menu and wine pairings which was appreciated. Unfortunately she failed to bring us the soup that we ordered, when we got the bill it appears that she completely forgot it as it did not appear. Dirty plates and glasses lingered much too long. Courses came out but with significant delays.
Dinner was average; for the price there are other better places to go in Concord, some a short walk away. While others certainly rave, two "average" experiences is just one too many in my book.
Not sure why 80 Thoreau is always packed ...
Not sure why 80 Thoreau is always packed while this place usually has tables available. Perhaps the food here is a little less conventional, and thus not as well suited for the Concord audience. Every time I eat here, I think it's every bit 80 Thoreau's equal. Concord is lucky to have both spots. Concord: eat here more! it's delicious!
We took a grandson, steak, fish, and ham ...
We took a grandson, steak, fish, and hamburger. Hamburger was fine. Steak was old, tough, and just awful. Oysters were good, but absolutely ruined with some kind of sugar mess - awful. The fish just plain stank! Overall? We will never go there again. We live nearby. This place needs a zero star, not a one star.
Wish I could say better things about the ...
Wish I could say better things about the restaurant after having read other great reviews. The space is great and the service was good, but unfortunately the breakdown during lunch was the kitchen crew. The food was under seasoned and not executed well. There were some creative items on the menu, but the presentation was not good and just didn't taste good. I would not go there for lunch again. Hopefully there dinner crew does a better job... We had some great meals in Concord this past week but this was not one of them.
It's the best fine dining experience in ...
It's the best fine dining experience in the Boston area that I have experienced. A bit informal which reflects the suburban location, but truly fine locally sourced, wonderfully cooked food. Great wine list (not cheap) and thoroughly trained professional wait staff. Could easily get two Michelin stars in Paris.
We had never been to their Cambridge pla ...
We had never been to their Cambridge place, so I had not known quite what to expect. I was taking a lovely lady but she is both knowledgeable and demanding about food and wine. We were both thoroughly impressed. Seems on entrance to be an intimate little place, but extends around corners and is fairly good sized. We were shown to a corner table with a view of the street by a personable very pleasant hostess. They focus on locally sourced ingredients. The chef is frankly a genius. My Martini was perfect but my first course, a halibut ceviche was better, worthy of any three star in Paris. My date loved her chilled zucchini soup with goat crème and walnut bagna cauda. I had simple but perfect home made grilled sausage. She loved her halibut with a saffron broth and various condiments. Wine list was not cheap but excellent, we blew though a bottle of Sancerre and asked for suggestions about a single glass, the wait-person was charming, attentive, knowledgable and picked perfectly. The bill was good sized but absolutely worth it. Heading back soon to try the mutton. Three Star Paris without the fanfare or the plane fare.
80 Thoreau was closed on a Sunday evenin ...
80 Thoreau was closed on a Sunday evening and we want a great place to dine while we were in town... This place came up in my research... and wow it was delicious! Thank you for being open on Sunday evening when many other places in Concord were closed.
Food was disappointing. Trying do too mu ...
Food was disappointing. Trying do too much when simplicity would work much better. Daughter's pasta was just thrown on the plate with a couple of slices of cheese. brisket / mutton was swamped in bbq sauce, so different meats were pointless and horseradish unrecognizable. Wife's veggie dish was bizarrely flavored too.
Food was excellent. Recommend Bondir Con ...
Food was excellent. Recommend Bondir Concord highly, it is still not as well known as it deserves to be. One glitch we experienced in the service, a single guy was seated right next to us in the back dining room that was otherwise empty, which made for awkward conversation.
We had a lovely lunch. The asparagus sal ...
We had a lovely lunch. The asparagus salad and salmon plates were delicious and beautifully presented. The corn rolls were excellent and dessert was unusual and delicious. Our server was helpful and provided excellent service.
Food was delicious but portions sizes we ...
Food was delicious but portions sizes were minuscule! We came home hungry... Waitress had absolutely no personality and was awkward. Bread was fabulous and dining room attractive. Wish they had CA Chardonnays by the glass offered.
I was interested to read other reviews i ...
I was interested to read other reviews in that sometimes they're dissin' the server and other times the server is heralded. We definitely ADORED our server, the taller gentleman who is BRILLIANT about the preparations and recommending conscientiously. We will always seek him out he makes it that much more delicious and entertaining. I am always intrigued by one prep or another and I love the way Jason complements the main with select other tastes. I hope this restaurant is here to stay!
I messed up the reservation online and B ...
I messed up the reservation online and Bondir was able to sit all 6 of us in the same amount of time we were planning on waiting. The staff was friendly and inviting despite my mistake on a Friday night. We had a very important out of state guest who is a world traveler for food and she ranted and raved about the meal and service. Eating at Bondir is an experience and and lovely one at that. We all got the four course option and each plate was a piece of art for my eyes and palate. By far my favorite restaurant in Massachusetts!
Our second time at Bondir Concord and th ...
Our second time at Bondir Concord and there will be a third and many more. The pre fix is a great value and the food was top notch, way beyond a chain restaurant. Parsnip soup was amazing as was the duck and veal. Can't wait to see what they have next time!
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