Dine Out : BondST

BondST is an upscale modern Japanese fusion restaurant situated in a stylish brownstone on a cobblestone lined Bond Street between Shinbone Alley and Lafayette Street. It is made up of three levels with a minimalist yet warm decor.  I first dined here at least 7 years ago and the experience must have been middling since I don't have much of a recollection of it but I do recall that this place was more of a scene back then.  This time we dined in the candlelit lounge which has a cozy feel with a laid back vibe. The menu features a range of creative cooked dishes as well as traditional and specialty types of sushi. We ordered a few appetizers including the Wagyu Mini Burgers, Red Snapper Tacos and Tuna Crispy Rice. I have a bit of an obsession with crispy rice tuna and it's something that I must get if it's on the menu. This one was totally delicious and did not disappoint. I also really liked the flavorful red snapper tacos. The sushi was very fresh and delicious. My only complaint would be that the fish in our toro scallion roll was on the cold side. Everything was very nicely presented. The service was also excellent. Our waiters were friendly and knowledgeable but not in an overbearing way. They definitely try to casually upsell you at every opportunity but there was no attitude if you don't go for it. Overall we had a good experience at BondST but for the prices they charge, I'd really expect nothing less.

6 Bond Street
New York City
$$$ - $$$$

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Beauty Unearthly said...

Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

Lilli said...

Morning Rowena! Sounds truly good, the food seems delish and the service really excellent, I love when waiters are so. NYC must be full of great restaurants and places. Many kisses! xo

Jackie Harrison said...

This looks so delicious I need to make reservation.

Emmylou said...

This restaurant definitely sounds like one of those "worth your money" places. Drool....I shouldn't have seen this before breakfast!

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Hi Rowena,
this restaurant looks amazing.
So delicious
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Paola Lauretano said...

Delicious food, Lovely presentation!
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I'm hungry now dear...delicious..

A Very Sweet Blog said...

The ambiance of BondST is gorgeous Rowena. I love brownstones! I can see why they do well, the food looked absolutely delicious :D Very well presented also! I love the white plates. HAHAHA I look at details. One hiccup (cold food is never good) but overall it sounds really nice.

Coco said...

I love the ambiance and the food look super yummy! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

Shireen L. Platt said...

I have never tried Tune Crispy Rice before but I'll look out for it the next time I dine in a Japanese restaurant. Is it a fusion food or it is widely available at all Japanese restaurant?

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This sounds like a place that I'd dine at. Red snapper, and tuna are both my favourite types of fish to eat, in addition to halibut. Pity about the cold fish, but everything else looks and sounds delightful. Have a lovely week! /Madison

Anonymous said...

The food looks exquisite! I like the way it is presented; very appetising and tasteful.


ALLIE NYC said...

Ooo this is something to note down next time I dine out. Saturday night I went to an Italian place off Washington in the Meat Packing district the spot was nice, food ok not bad but not great.

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Ohiamiht said...

I like this. Thanks for sharing :)

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Unknown said...

This looks like a wonderful place to try out. My son loves Japanese food.

Mica said...

Oh yum, the food looks great! Glad you had such a nice experience there :)

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Raj said...

The food looks like art, and sounds like it tastes delicious, bar the cold fish!
I find casual up-selling in restaurants so funny, but even better if there's no repercussions of not falling for it.
Great post and look sand sounds like a great night out

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Doctor Anne said...

I cant wait until we get the chance to go out more after the move, we are already planning out which restaurants we want to visit.

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Elle Sees said...

glad to hear this is worth the money. everything looks good.

Stanislava E. said...

This sounds like a great fishy experience! I would love to try this restaurant, even though it is on the pricey side. I appreciate a lot places where the service is nice. Glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner there, Rowena!xo

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Delicious!!! Have a lovely day!:))


Blackswan said...

I've always enjoyed dining out & visiting fanciful restaurants. Bet you had a great time, dear! xoxo

little luxury list said...

I'm going to have tuna crispy rice because of you! It's odd that I haven't seen it on menus around Asia. Then again I haven't had nicer Japanese food in a while (*Sad*)
I'd definitely visit Bond St!

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ann-marie said...

The restaurant sounds amazing and the food looks delicious! I love dining out, the hubby, not so much..haha

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

The food looks really good! I haven't tried crispy rice tuna, but it sounds delicious :)

Chelsey said...

I really like when restaurants put in the effort with nice presentation. Nice review!

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

ohh, I think the food looks lovely and the ambience is quite relaxing and quiet, which is a good thing, actually. One can eat and talk more in such an easy environment. Too bad the fish in your toro scallion roll was a bit cold.. but it is nice to know that at least their waiters are not pushy in a way that they will show you attitude if you decline to order more *_^

My kids love Japanese food and Sushi, it't their dream one day to visit Japan! Hope you are having a great start to a brand new year, Rowena!

With love,

Ivana Split said...

crispy rice tuna sounds fantastic! It is something I would love to try. Great to hear that sushi was great. I still haven't tried a proper sushi, but I love raw fish, so I'm pretty sure I would like it.

Thank you for sharing this dining recommendation. It sounds like a lovely place to eat.