BY Lisa Lindblad
July 17, 2015
Situated in an historic, Soho-style brownstone, BONDST offers guests three, distinct levels of enjoyment. The ground floor houses BONDST Lounge, an intimate space with its own sushi bar and banquettes set amidst a soft, textured space. On the main floor, the restaurant presents a festive seventy-five seat dining room with a lively sushi bar, as well as a bar overlooking NoHo’s cobblestoned Bond Street. The second floor offers an elegant and comfortable dining room, as well as the Tatami Room which can be booked for private events.
BONDST has been around for a while but, for me, it was a first. And I adored it. Luckily, I come to BONDST in the quiet of a NY summer when the crowds are diminished and reservations are plentiful. What a joy! Booked at the last minuted, we had a table on the second floor, a spacious, lively but not impossibly noisy, space. And we tucked in to a menu that was, quite simply, delicious.
Notable from our dinner: big eye tuna tarte, fois gras chawan mushi, jalapeno scallop roll, tuna crispy rice – and there was more; the food came easily, paced smoothly, beautifully served, not over explained. What a lovely dinner, one that I could return to over and over again without ever tiring.