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 Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bondir Concord Ratings and Reviews
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!
We had high expectations, but really did ...
We had high expectations, but really didn't like the food. My halibut came out very under cooked and was not particularly on the second go round. One of my dining pet peeves is when service people interrupt engaged conversation to deliver the specials, etc. Our server was very good otherwise, but the initial interruption was egregious and jolting.
Hostess was the mostess
This dining experience proved, once again, that an establishment's people can make all the difference in a customer's takeaway assessment and lasting impression. Our hostess was lovely--she had a warm, relaxed manner and was helpful, whereas our server was the opposite. The food itself was prettily presented, yet unremarkable in taste or preparation. The salads were the highlight of our meal--one featured lightly roasted asparagus, and the other was served with the house-cured salmon. As Concord was a mutually accessible locale for two longtime friends to catch up over a weekday lunch, Bondir provided a welcome venue and a promising menu.
Great meal. We went for our anniversary. ...
Great meal. We went for our anniversary. The waitstaff is very attentive and we were not rushed at all during our meal. The menu changes daily as they try to use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. It was a memorable experience and I would highly recommend Bondir in Concord
A Big Surprise!!
This is a true diamond in the rough (Concord). This restaurant has a wonderful menu and cuisine, offering up to 4 courses at a nice price, a great wine selection, a full bar, and friendly attentive service. I enjoyed my dining experience here and will surely return.
Bondir has a nice ambiance. The room is very warm and comfortable. The service was great. I had the duck breast and loved it. my wife had the monk fish and was not disappointed. The Second Spring cocktail is fantastic if you like Tequila . We were there to celebrate an occasion but there were a lot of regulars there also. Ice cream for dessert and espresso.
Traveling on business but dining with my son who was visiting Lincoln. Bondir was highly recommended by a colleague but I was still blown away by the experience. The food was meticulously prepared. Although there were many elements to each dish, no ingredients was superfluous. Very satisfactory to all the senses. The service was outstanding. Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We even received a free cocktail because our second course was slightly delayed. Be barely registered the delay before a server delivered an interesting prohibition favorite the Chrysanthemum. If I were staying in Boston, I would drive to Concord for a meal at Bondir.
Doesn't live up to the hype
This was the second consecutive visit to Bondir that we found very disappointing. The hype would have you believe that this is gourmet-level cooking. To both of us, it was anything but, and we are not strangers to fine cooking. Some things were overly salty, others were just plain bizarre (the garlic soup). Poached eggs were under-cooked to the point of being obvious just by looking at them (the "whites" were still gray and translucent). Add to this a too-cold dining room and too-loud music and the experience hardly justified the size of the check.
Hoping next time will be like the first
This is the second time I've dined at Bondir. The first time was magical- excellent food, wonderful service, a treat from the chef. Perhaps Sunday nights are not taken as seriously by the staff, but the service was slow and not very friendly. The food was good, but not wonderful, the house made bread was overbaked and dry, uninspired dessert choices. I would return- but was disappointed this time.
Food and service both on upward trend
We've been patrons of Bondir Concord since it opened; the food and the service have both improved. Our impression is that the food is a little less "foodie" (but very good, and small portions, which we appreciate), and the service has weeded out a little bit of a foodie attitude -- these folks are serving great food and providing a nice experience. The bar is fun; the back dining room is a little old-fashioned in its decor for our taste.
Great brunch place in center of Concord
Very quaint restaurant in the center of Concord. The brunch menu offers the traditional staple of American cuisine with a modern twist, such as Eggs Benedict on a sweet brioche. Bondir also has a very interesting beer list.
It's been a long time since I've had suc ...
It's been a long time since I've had such a disappointing meal. It was surprising, because the restaurant is charming and the service was great. Just what the heck are they doing in the kitchen? My poached duck egg was gelatinous and undercooked. The duck entree was barely cooked. Kind of like duck tartar. For some reason I tried dessert, but the chocolate panna cotta was like jello, served with chili flavored sorbet. Our poor server could tell we didn't like the food.
Bondir is a beautiful restaurant. I didn ...
Bondir is a beautiful restaurant. I didn't care for the menu or the food preparation, it was too chichi for our tastes. If we're going to pay for an expensive meal, which we don't mind, I want to enjoy the food. I can't say I did.
I have eaten here on several occasions now. I have had lunch, brunch, and dinner. All were fabulous! The place is beautiful inside. The fireplace warms up the interior, the farm table makes you feel like you're at home, and the staff is terrific! We always need some explanation, as the menu items are always really interesting and different - but all in my party were impressed and pleased as usual
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