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Bondir Restaurant

279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139-1807
+1 617-661-0009
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“duck” (12 reviews)
“fixed menu” (4 reviews)
“custard” (5 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139-1807
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank tobytlk
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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.

Thank Npfisher
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank BostonFrequentTrav1
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank nussi74
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Alain C
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank JorjeJaj
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Jenny T
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Restaurant Details

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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
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17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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
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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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