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
Delicious innovative dishes. New tastes ...
Delicious innovative dishes. New tastes and textures. So many gluten free options, even homemade bread! The ambiance is cozy and warm. The service is attentive without being overbearing. What a lovely night!
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.
Interesting foods combined and prepared ...
Interesting foods combined and prepared in exceptionally creative ways-- each bite a pleasure to truly savor. Usually plenty of options for vegetarians.
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.
The menu needs to be expanded. The lack ...
The menu needs to be expanded. The lack of entree choices is becoming restrictive.
Our server was very attentive, and the f ...
Our server was very attentive, and the food was generally good, although the portions were small and one of our party had to send back their entree as it was under cooked.
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
Greg was our server, and seemed a little ...
Greg was our server, and seemed a little green. The service was a little spotty, but the cocktail program and food were excellent.
High priced small portions
I saw the restaurant while walking around concord and thought it was a cute place to meet a friend. The interior was very nice. When I met my friend and had lunch both of us thought the food was fine but over priced and the portions were very small. I've been there, tried it and will look for some place else next time.
Very nice time for a special birthday
We celebrated my mother's birthday here, a group of 6 plus two children (1 was 18 months, 1 was 1 month). We stated in our reservation we had two small children with us and the placed us at a table at the back, which was perfect. The children are very well behaved but we knew it was a nice restaurant, having been there before, so we were a little worried they wouldn't be happy about the children. However, everyone treated us very well and they even provided a cup of milk and an exquisite grilled cheese (we were all jealous of niece!). For the adults, the food was all very good and the condensed menu is a nice change. We each went for the prix fixe and the portion sizes were perfect so that we left full but not feeling like we had to roll out of the restaurant. The cocktails were also good. Overall, a lovely and elegant place with great service and a wonderful atmosphere.
First, we love this restaurant. Our previous lunches have been excellent, and a great value. This time the meal was off. 3 of us got the brandad after we were told it was changed to sauteed halibut. It turned out it was still brandad (fishcake) not sauteed halibut. Small cake, as much potatoe as fish. Hamburger was just a burger. Services was impeccable and its a lovely restaurant in the heart of historic Concord. Need to work abit on consistency and taste. I will try again. I like her; just a bad date
Best Food in Concord
Whenever I come Back East, I make sure I have at least one evening planned for dinner at Bondir. I live in San Francisco, that mecca for foodies, which tells one really all one needs to know! This place is excellent for people with food allergies. And they make such delicious gluten-free bread that my friends (who can eat wheat) all steal it! The staff is amazingly friendly, and all seem to really enjoy working at Bondir, which adds a great deal to the mood of a place.
Waiter was either loud and intrusive or ...
Waiter was either loud and intrusive or curt and evasive! He concentrated on nearby table where he had family connections. Service by him was slow. Food was 14$ asparagus salad with 4 quarters of sliced spear. There were a few mixed greens. Pork was fine but nothing out of ordinary. portions very small. We are not likely to return. Two dinners , one alcoholic drink, $166.including tip.
Service and ambiance were lovely. All fo ...
Service and ambiance were lovely. All food items were very good and a great fit for an adventurous diner.
Creative and distinctive
Truly creative combinations in each of the four course meal options. Limited selections suggest great care in preparation. On premises bakery meant the bread was fresh, crispy crusted, and delicious. Breadth of wine selections seemed somewhat limited, but the quality is high, and it is certain that you can find a high quality wine to go with the meal. Delectable. Very good service. A fair price for what's offered. Enjoy!
Great food and friendly service
A great neighborhood find - good, seasonal food, great wine. Try to leave room for one of the wonderful desserts. An ideal place to get together to catch up.
Wonderful meal, terrific service and a lovely atmosphere! Will go back for sure
Beautiful Renovation -Food Too Pretentious
This is the second time we have visited this restaurant. What they have done with the space is magnificent. They are trying too hard with the food, however. Sometimes simpler is better. The prices are also high. There are better alternatives for fine quinine in Concord at much better value points.
Delicious tasting menu
We had the tasting menu special from Gilt and loved every last bite!
1ST time and loved it!
We finally were able to experience all that Bondir Concord has to offer. The exquisitely prepared entrees enticed our taste buds. A unique culinary experience and one to be enjoyed. We cannot wait to return!
There was a lot of fire-roasting invoked ...
There was a lot of fire-roasting invoked in the meal which was a little odd. However the food was artistically prepared and presented and very tasty.
Good food, nice setting
We had heard that Bondir was a little overpriced for what you get, but wanted to see for ourselves. My wife and I had a very nice meal, with excellent service. Drinks before dinner were imaginative and really good. In-house bread might have been the highlight of the night. Apple salad was tasty. The bronzino entree was rubbery, but tasted good. Not sure if it was meant to be crispy or not. The turnip risotto was complex without being fussy, and flavors were fantastic. Chocolate panna cotta was wonderful. Waitstaff was pleasant and attentive. A nice night out.
The food, service, and ambience were great. The only complaint was that the gap between the first and second course was noticeably too long.
Had a wonderful dinner experience! Food ...
Had a wonderful dinner experience! Food and ambiance was excellent and the wait service was outstanding. Would highly recommend this establishment and look forward to returning soon.
Bondir knows how to combine interesting ingredients and make it all work. This is a perfect place to visit when you are bored with your own cooking and want an exciting change of taste. We look forward to returning to this "neighborhood gem"!
Friday night splurge
Thought we were getting Dine Out deal for our Friday night out. It was "their" regular fixed price for 4 courses. Service by Will was outstanding! Food was delicious. Crust of bread was burned but tasty. Liked the flexibility of both not having to do fixed price. This is a special occasion restaurant for us. Drinks well done--wine was costly. Nice decor, but a tad noisy.
Waiter was intrusive and not as knowledgable about wine selection as she should have been. Portions were small especially the appetizers. Desserts were a big disappointment. Way too expensive for what was served. Bread was delicious.
My wife had taken me to Bondir over a year ago, and we had both loved it. So when I wanted a truly special location for a quiet romantic dinner in a uniquely rustic yet warm and elegant atmosphere, with phenomenal food, beverages, and service, I chose this place for my wife's birthday. It did not disappoint. The staff are stellar - expert, warm, funny, and not at all stuffy. The farm to table dishes are highly innovative without being pretentious. They burst with succulent, healthy flavors. I could literally eat this way every night. Bondir has become one of our favorite restaurants. Many thanks to Georgia and Will, our delightful servers!
Normally love it, but disappointed this time
I normally love Bondir. It is a truly exceptional restaurant with very unique offerings that I highly recommend to any foodies I know. That's why I brought my wife here for her 50th birthday this past weekend. Actually, it was her request. Unfortunately, this time, the restaurant was just plain off. Once we were seated, it took quite awhile before anyone acknowledged us. A simple "we'll be with you in a moment" would have sufficed. Instead, the waiters served food and drinks to the close tables on either side of us without any acknowledgement while we waited. Not a huge deal, but it could have been dealt with better. What was extremely disappointing though was the food. If this had been my first time visiting Bondir, it would have been my last. The pumpkin soup and beet salad were truly delicious, but then it was all downhill from there. The seafood and duck were completely bland. The beans served with the duck were undercooked and crunchy. We mentioned this to the waitress who offered to bring another dish, but it was too late by then. The desserts were interesting and unique, but nothing memorable. They were fine, but not worth the calories. There were just too many dishes left unfinished for lack of interest. Also, I had updated my Open Table invitation to write a note to the restaurant letting them know it was my wife's 50th birthday and, if perchance a candle were to slip into the dessert, that would be a nice touch. Clearly that message was never noticed by the restaurant. I'm not sure if that updated note was ever relayed to the restaurant, so that may have been out of their hands.
Top quality without being pretentious
Even though Bondir's appealing menu items were presented as a prix fixe format, our waitperson assured us we could mix and match as much as we wished. The food continues to be very creative and seasonal. Not too precious, but a delight to the eyes as well as the palate! One dish was particularly outstanding - Sauerbraten Agnolotti with Wild Mushroom and Kale Saute; Aged Brebis cheese and Chaga Cappuccino foam. Spectacular! Finished with dessert and a Bas Armagnac from 1919. Just amazing.
Bondir is the best!
This was my second time for dinner. I had striped bass, and my daughter had the celery root risotto after sharing the radish/golden russet salad. All was perfect - nice, not too fussy, presentation, great flavors, fish perfectly cooked. Desert - pear ice cream, plus +++, was a completely satisfying end to a great meal.
Interesting and inventive
The butternut squash soup was a knockout! Savory not sweet with delightful toasted pumpkin seeds as garnish. Presentation was lovely. The apple salad was just OK except for the very exotic and fresh heirloom lettuce. We also shared the whole grain patty (dry and tasteless) with roasted vegetables (perfectly caramelized and delicious).. so the lunch got mixed reviews. I would give it another chance. The ambiance is very nice and we had a table with a view of the street so it was a nice place for a quiet brunch.
I went here for dinner with a party of 4 ...
I went here for dinner with a party of 4 on a Saturday night. It was busy and bustling, but not overwhelming or loud. The wood burning fireplace and abundance of brick in the interior make for a really cool vibe. Our server was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable and helped explain the how the fixed price menu worked. I thought the food was outstanding - great flavors, textures, presentation, etc. My wife thought it was a little too progressive, which I understand. If you're looking for a place where you can get a good burger, this is not it. Pretty much everything on the menu has some sort of uniqueness to it. This carries over into the cocktails, which were quite delicious. Overall I would highly recommend this place and hope I can convince my wife to give it another shot.
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