Party Earth Review Upscale lounge junkies collide with sushi aficionados at BONDST, a NoHo hotspot where the fusion menu looks as good as it tastes and the only thing prettier than the patrons are the waitresses. Vintage lace-backed windowpanes... ... read full review
6 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
B, D, F, M: Broadway - Lafayette Street / Houston Street; N, R: Prince Street / Broadway; 4, 6: Astor Place; FR: 2nd Avenue
Restaurant: M–Tu, Su 6–10:30pm, W–Th 6–11pm, F–Sa 6–11:30pm
Lounge: M–Tu, Su 6–11pm, M–W 6pm–midnight, Th–Sa 6pm–1:30am
Greenwich Village / NoHo, New York –
Upscale lounge junkies collide with sushi aficionados at BONDST, a NoHo hotspot where the fusion menu looks as good as it tastes and the only thing prettier than the patrons are the waitresses.
Vintage lace-backed windowpanes and a simple awning out front keep passersby in the dark about the elaborate interior, where dapper diners step up into an intimate – but always packed – bi-level dining room.
Among the velvet drapes and expansive mirrors that adorn the walls, model-esque servers transport fine sake from the first floor sushi bar past a sprawling cherry blossom tree before delivering the pricey libations to the laudatory crowd.
The larger second floor dining room is lined with leather banquettes and candlelit mahogany tables, all tightly spaced so glitzy couples can cozy up over standout favorites like the big-eye tuna tarts or the Chilean sea bass.
Amped up socialites more interested in mingling leave the ambient jazz in the dining area and take a quick elevator down to the lounge, where livelier pop and house provides a soundtrack for the stylish singles clustered around the second sushi bar and the local film, music, and fashion insiders huddled up at the low tables.
No matter the mood or plan – a first date, a girls’ night out, or just an excuse to splurge – there’s a good chance BONDST can accommodate its never-ending line of trendy regulars.
At least the ones smart enough to make a reservation.
Stylish singles, good-looking media types, moneyed East Village locals, dapper couples, and festive groups of sushi-seeking young professionals, mid-20s to 40s+.
Ambient jazz and other mellow tunes in the dining areas, livelier pop and house in the lounge.
Full Japanese fusion menu with rolls, tempura, sashimi, and larger entrées like sake braised short ribs, lamb with Asian pear, and pan seared Hokkaido scallops. Dining area can be rented for private events. Reservations strongly suggested.
Appetizers $9–$32, soups/salads $6–$21, sushi $8+/piece, entrées $24–$32. Beer $6–$11, wine $11–$16/glass or $44–$475/bottle, cocktails $12–$14, sake/sochu $9–$28/glass or $48–$315/bottle.
Upscale casual to dressy: fitted T-shirts, suits, designer jeans, minis, sexy dresses, heels. Can trend more casual in the lounge.
Thursday through Saturday nights are mobbed without fail, but any night at BONDST promises the chance to mingle with a large and invariably sexy crowd.
The swank Temple Bar (332 Lafayette Street) right around the corner offers first-rate cocktails.