The Bond, 1786, at 3 Hudson St. in Warrensburg, owned by The Lotus Group of Companies, is now open
The restaurant segment of the property is open five nights a week.
It is owned and operated by the Lotus Group of Companies, also in Warrensburg. It is the site of the former Merrill Magee House.
The Bond 1786 is the newest hospitality business for Lotus, which also owns and operates Ashes Pub & Ocho Cinco Cantina and The Grist Mill, facilities that are currently under a demolition/reconstruction from a 2020 fire.
“We knew that opening a restaurant during a pandemic would be a challenge, but our chefs and experienced front of house staff have made the opening a smooth and successful one. We are proud to feature a variety of locally sourced products, a delicious craft cocktail menu, spacious seating, live music, themed nights in the pub and local draft selections,” a company statement said.
The Lotus group’s continued commitment to Warrensburg is evidenced by the affordable options and family friendly attitude that The Bond strives for.
With the opening of The Bond, comes the rebirth of a historic Warrensburg building. The property serves as the first boutique hotel in the area. It has spacious outdoor seating and large event space. Rooms are contemporary and cozy .
The team has created a menu that is a mix of classic favorites with some new dishes. Chefs Paul MacPherson and Henk Schoneveld, created a first-class menu that is big on creativity and bold in flavor.
Schoneveld has taken on the position of banquet chef. MacPherson designed the current menu keeping in mind that he would be feeding all sorts of different people, tourists, locals, kids, and adults.
The menus can be found online at the website www.thebond1786.com along with all the event and specialty menus. Rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers and birthday party bookings have already started to fill up for 2021.
The property, known as the historic Merrill Magee Inn, has been a focal point in Warrensburg history since 1839. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
We take great pride in having the house on the National Register of Historic Places. As you look around you can see how the house grew as the family grew and prospered. When Stephen Griffin II purchased the property in 1839 there was a small existing house. The portion is now the tavern and lounge, later in
Senior staffer Joyce Wolf leads the front of the house. Kenny Yoeckel, a Manhattan native, is heading up the bar operations. Eliza Mobley is committed to making special events special for customers.
The Bond 1786 offers both a lighter pub fare menu and a more formal dinner menu. A children’s menu is also available. Daily specials are featured for both meals and drinks. Several nights a month have live music.
The restaurant can seat 160 people and has private dining spaces along with the main dining room and tavern.
The website is www.thebond1786.com.