When a restaurants dessert is as good as the cuisine they specialize in, you just know right then this is a keeper.
I had heard so much about BONDST, it was about time I tried it for myself. So my husband and I made reservations and had a go at it. So first of all, if you don't know NYC, you would have a truly hard time finding the location. On the outside it looks like the run off the mill Soho Brownstone (of course, truly gorgeous, just no clue that there is a restaurant within). They have the option of eating at the lounge or at the restaurant. After reading reviews, we chose the lounge as the food is pretty much the same, only a more relaxed vibe and we're all about that relaxed vibe. I do plan to try the restaurant part on a more formal occasion.
We step down to the lounge and give our names, wherein the hostess seats us immediately. They gave us a super cozy secluded and intimate corner, which was exactly what we wanted. Menus and water were brought right after. Our waitress was quite attentive in helping us decide what we want to order. She told us what the top sellers are and what we'd enjoy etc. While deciding what edibles we want, we ordered some drinks. My husband ordered the Shishito Jalapeno Margarita, which he swears by and claims it is one of the best cocktails he's ever had (well, he ordered 5) and I a glass of red.
We settled on ordering the following eats (and note, if you go these are absolute must gets).
Big Eye Tuna Tarts, Edamame, Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice, Black Sea Bass Carpaccio, Mini Wagyu Burgers, Toro Scallion & Spicy Tuna Rolls.
For Dessert: Assorted Ice Cream & Sorbet, BONDST Donuts, Sweet Nothings, Bread Pudding.
I'm not even sure how to describe the incredibly mouthwatering flavours happening in our mouths at the time. You'd almost think God was teasing us, making us beg for more as if we were knocking on the doors of heaven.
The Big Eye Tuna Tart was to die for. No jokes. The white truffle oil and fresh tuna combined, damn, there really are no words. The wagyu burger --- the only other amazing wagyu I've ever loved so much was at Restaurant Daniel! CAN YOU IMAGINE how phenomenal this one must have been? The sushi rolls were large, fresh and very tasty. We really didn't want the night to end. But alas, dessert menu was brought over before we knew it and OH. MY. GOD. Can I just say, if all desserts at Japanese restaurants were like this... well, you know the rest.
The donuts, oh these donuts. Just a pure tease. Filled with delicious tasting jams and custards. UGH! Why??? I have never been a fan of bread pudding, but guys, this one --- is a definite must get. Flavourful, incredible, melt in your mouth, is just the tip of the ice berg. I'm also a huge fan of the sweet nothings plate. The idea is adorable and you get to taste a bunch of sweet nothings you otherwise wouldn't order as a full plate.
Alright, alright... I'm done fantasizing about my beautiful dinner at BONDST! Just go, take my advise and go with an empty stomach and a very full wallet! Worth every damn dime.
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