2011 BEST New Restaurant
Since chef Jason Bond opened the doors last fall, the applause for Bondir hasn’t let up. Now, nine months and zero missteps later, he gets another voice added to the gushing chorus: ours. His menus, which change every day, are detailed yet somehow still welcoming and unprecious. His flavors are creative and nimble but restrained, and focused on one thing above all others: freshness. Already he has the rest of the house—staffers and diners alike—dedicated to that idea, and to creating a vibe that isn’t about status dining or stuffy service, but about eating deceptively simple, yet simply wonderful, food.