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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Review of Bond Restaurant and Lounge

Boston on the Go had the opportunity to swing by Bond Restaurant and Lounge at the Langham Hotel last Friday. We did not make it to the DJ hours, however, so a more extensive review will have to be posted at a later date. Our impression thus far:

It was definitely a crowded after-work scene with a lot of attractive young professionals gracing the couches and the bar area. While the average age is probably under 30, there is a good mix of ages and everyone should feel comfortable there. The music was not overpowering (at least pre-DJ hours), which allowed for relaxed conversations and a general buzz was in the air from all the different conversations mixing.

The menu is pretty much all appetizers, but priced under $20. Mixed drinks are in the $15 dollar range, while beer (bottles only) are in the $5 to $6 range. There is a complimentary coat check.

The biggest downside is definitely the long line at the bar ... quite a few of their drinks involve a blender which slows down service. Also, the bar area is also not overly large, causing the bar crowd to spill over between the couches.

The beautiful building the Langham is in is not overly evident while at Bond, but the decor and design provide for a really nice atmosphere. Overall it was definitely a great experience and is a nice lounge spot downtown.

If you make it to the DJ hours before we do, please let us know what you think!