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Bond 45

154 W. 45th St., New York, NY, 10036
nr. Seventh Ave.
212-869-4545

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

50% would go back.

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A 10 Year Old's Awesome Experience

By drdan19 on 12/9/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I am 10 years old. I went to Bond 45 for my big sister's birthday. I had the shrimp scampi and I thought it was awesome.The only negative was the steak,I asked for well done, but it was rare tasting to me. I really liked the service, they were really into making us feel happy to be there. They were friendly. I also liked the decorations a lot ,because it created a nice italian feel.

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23 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

Loved it!

By aliciac2kids on 12/4/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Loved the pizza! Our server was very nice and served us well.

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263 out of 524 people found this review helpful.

Awesome Pizza & Atmosphere!

By hsternadel on 3/22/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My date and I were met with warm smiles, great service & enjoyed the warm atmosphere. We ordered the Gorgonzola Bruschetta as an appetizer and loved it! I was very disappointed by my Fettucine with Ragu Meat sauce - the sauce was bland and reminded me of cafeteria food. My dates' pizza more than made up for my sauce's lack of flavor, and it was large enough to share. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.

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84 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

Bond Berretta not 45

By martin_chamois on 4/11/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Bond 45 is much more about Italian than American (You did recall James always carried a Berretta not a 45). This very large place just off Times Square follows the Shelly Fireman traditon, great space, decent service, fine menu with satisfactory preparations. And like the other places, prices on the high side. A great additon to the neighborhood.

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341 out of 649 people found this review helpful.

A Solid Meal

By schweig on 3/29/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

My wife and I frequently visit one or more of Shelly's restaurants, so Bond 45 is very predictable. It is in line with his other establishments; good selection, well prepared, and a little pricy but not out of line. Great dishes: the fried artichoke is to die for, the carbonara is top rate. Fish is also done well and my daughter thought the chicken in clay pot was superb. This is not goumet but a fun meal.

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294 out of 543 people found this review helpful.

Once is enough.

By harveywine on 5/5/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

An overpriced, unusual restaurant. Unimpressive menu offered in a timely manner by courteous servers. The food was good, albeit overpriced, even by Manhattan Theater District standards.

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75 out of 132 people found this review helpful.

License to kill ... a filet

By asciglitano1 on 12/20/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

My wife and I ate here last night. The food is not up to the price. Her Italian meatloaf was fine, but should have been served hot. Her mashed potatoes were average. My filet mignon was dry and served with a piece of buffalo mozzarella on top that had gotten stiff by the time my plate arrived thus erasing the best quality of mozzarella: creaminess. I would suggest sticking with Gorgonzola. Vegetables were tasty. Service was ok if not enthusiastic. Word is that it is the best Italian steakhouse in Manhattan. One wonders how many there are.

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48 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

18% tips Added???

By RSonny on 5/1/2011

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

My wife and I had a late lunch or early dinner today. I also found the menu very pricey. The food was bland but the waiters were excellent. I had one major problem because at the bottom of their menu, it mentioned that a tip of 18% will be included for a party of 6 or more. There were only two of us, yet they already incorporated the 18% tips. I would rather dine at Tony's di Napoli, Asiate, Gyu-Kaku, or Jean-Georges...

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60 out of 114 people found this review helpful.

Not impressed.

By lisaorne on 8/6/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

On our first trip to NYC we visited this resturant. We were very disappointed with the price and the amount of food we received. My husband and myself had ordered pasta with meat sauce and what we got was a half a bowl of spaghetti, 1 piece of bread and a bottle of tap water. The hostess and waiter were very pleasant, and they were very prompt with our food, just not enough for money we spent.

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50 out of 95 people found this review helpful.

Over priced

By intemana on 2/19/2014

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

We just had dinner at Bond 45. The restaurant is way over priced, even with the standard of Manhattan Theater District. The service is ok, the food is NOT impressive. This was our first time in NYC. We felt ripped off.

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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