Bird Cafe
Bird Cafe

Bird Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.birdinthe.net/
  • Phone: 8173322473x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11am-3pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: David McMillan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Commerce Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Sundance Square Valet located on Commerce Street north of 3rd Street. Self parking available at Sundance Square Garage on 3rd Street and Calhoun Street.
A word from Bird Cafe
A new chef-driven concept has flown into the new Sundance Square Plaza. Here, the focus is delicious, delectable small plates.

The split-level restaurant with more than 6,400 square feet of indoor space and 2,300 square feet of patio space looking out upon the new Sundance Square Plaza will sure to make your experience special and unique.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Bird Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
205 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (129)great for outdoor dining (99)special occasion (73)good for groups (58)great for brunch (57)hot spot (57)scenic view (56)great for lunch (52)notable wine list (52)neighborhood gem (51)romantic (34)late-night find (27)vibrant bar scene (26)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Great place!
    Trantastic
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Second time here and another wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bobbyT
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Overall nice experience; fun wait person and very attentive; Shrimp & Grits, Ahi Tuna very good! would avoid beet salad again ( Beets had no flavor) other wise we'll be back !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food lacking customer service
    RBarreto
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We got there on time and the hostess didn't acknowledge us she later apologized. A nice gentlemen sat us and said our waitress will be right with us. Ten minutes later he passed by and ask if we have been help, we replay no and he asked us our drink order and we also let him know we are ready to order as well. The food was great our waitress involvement was very poor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Avoid the booths and study the menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The booths are uncomfortable and the room a bit noisy with the music too loud and the tables close. Study the menu as the choices are different but everything we had was good. The server was a good resource to explain everything.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Foodvue
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had reservations for 6:45. They finally seated us at 7:15. Other than that.... The food was decent and service good
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before Bass Hall
    Yon57VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Bird Cafe has become "the" destination for diners before going to Bass Hall. It's only 1 block away & valet parking makes it very convenient. Food is different so check out the menu first. I recommend the traditional Belgian mussels but frittes are a side order you can skip because they're just not crispy & more suitable as french fries for the burger or steak. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about the menu & wine list. Check out the wines by the glass for great finds!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before a concert
    luvfood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This was our first time at the Bird. Our table was immediately available per our open table reservation. Our drinks came promptly, and our waiter was very helpful explaining the menu and the shared plates. The food was very good, although some of the items are likely not for everyone. Our waiter, Wade did a good job of pacing and timing. We had the small plate oysters with a side of asparagus, and the steak for one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off experience on Monday night
    reegVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Service not up to usual par - long waits for drinks and food even though the restaurant was not full. Food was sub-par from previous visits. I'll chalk it up to B team there on Monday night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
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    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Jewel
    PapaLovesRaRa
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Bird Cafe is conveniently located on Sundance Square, 1/2 block from Bass Hall. We ate outside on the covered patio before going to the FWSO at Bass Hall. A great people-watching patio. The small plates just hit the spot. We could share, try different plates and most important not overeat. The Catalan Mussels were very tender and flavorful. We returned after the concert to enjoy a shared blueberry dessert and coffees. Everything was perfect. We're looking forward to trying different plates next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience & delicious mimosas!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went there as a group of 4 on Sunday for brunch. The mimosas were amazing... they have a hibiscus liqueur in them that makes them extra special. I got the bacon waffles and while they were good, they weren't as mind - blowing as I'd expected and a little too sweet, but my husband got the hash and my friend the benedict and those were both delicious. The service was great; my only complaint is he slacked on filling up waters which always kind of annoys me a little. But the look of the place is unique, the presentation was perfect and all of the staff was very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Spot in Downtown Ft Worth
    ozzocker
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    There were a lot of chain type places in downtown location -- we avoided those. This is an exception and despite the wait for our reservation we had an excellent meal with several dishes that we shared. The dishes looked and tasted like they were made with high quality ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have a winner here
    MovethruVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Bird Cafe is exceptional. They have taken the time to make the entire dining experience a treat. The menu has choices to satisfy any mood. I found the hummus and the sirloin sticks to be my favorites. If you aren't sure or just can't make a choice, the waitstaff provide excellent recommendations I suggest you arrive early and spend time in the bar. This is as much a part of the experience as the food. In addition to the excellent wines and beers they offer they have offer signature cocktails that you find elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but not memorable
    Eleanore
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our second visit to Bird Cafe. The food was not memorable, but service very good. Dessert was nice, but not much choice. Location is quite good since we visited nearby museum and enjoy the fountain wave.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place, but a bit salty
    SirClairence
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant has a great atmosphere and servers. The food itself is a fun and interesting remix of many familiar foods but everything we tried was a little on the salty side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative eats!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We stopped in for dinner on a Friday night. I had been in for lunch previously but neither of us had been there for dinner. They have several share plates and tapas style options that encourage tasting of several dishes. We had three amazing plates ( ahi tuna, flank steak and a decadent maple bacon on funnel cake that was unbelievable!). It was a warm night but we sat outside under the fans and enjoyed the evening. The cold glass of Riesling was a perfect way to cap off a fun, fast and super delicious meal. Just a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cod & Chips was spongy
    disappointedincowtown
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    For a restaurant charging above average prices, the food was not up to expectations. We had five for lunch and most ordered the cod and chips. The waiter tried to explain how they "double-dipped" the batter, but the end result was still spongy and not crispy at all as you would expect. They did give comp a few of the meals and apologized, but the impression of the food was sub-standard. The place is very nice and provides an excellent place for lunch, but they better get the food right or it may not last long at these prices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unimpressed!
    FineDiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I really did not care for the food at this restaurant. They were creative dishes but were overall lacking. The bacon lollipops were mosty fat. The Tandoori lamp had a very unappealling appearance and awful texture. The mozzarella, tomatoe with pesto was very good and the moth balls were so, so. Beer and wine choices were very good. We won't be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch.
    dallasdiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our brunch table had the Bird Benedict, Mother and Child Reunion (fried chicken breast, poached eggs, grits, spicy jalapeno gravy) and French Toast. All were excellent and everyone was happy. The Bloody Mary's were good and spicy with a beer chaser. Service was friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st visit Bird Cafe
    diner1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We followed the advice of our waitress and ordered 4 items. The salad was good and probably could have been split 3 ways. The Bacon lollipops were great. I mean it is bacon and very good bacon at that. Shrimp and Grits with jalepeno gravy was just ok. My wife liked the quail better than I did. Wasn't a big fan of the bird or the accompanying cornbread.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    Snellville
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great place to eat with good service. Unusual plates that are wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    pathguyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went here for brunch after hearing great things from others and we were not disappointed. The food, drinks, service, and ambiance were all fantastic! I would like to try dinner here at some point. I would highly recommend Bird Cafe to anyone for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful experience
    foodfrenzy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We can't stop talking about this place. Took my boyfriend on a birthday date here and it was perfect. Wonderful atmosphere, incredible food and lovely staff! A great experience! It took us to another place, and made us forget we were in Texas.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will be back
    UptownGirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We arrived early and were seated early. Ordered 4 share plates. The hummus was amazing and the fresh pita was so good I may be back for take out ! The buttermilk fried oysters were good but a bit bland. The crispy tofu was very spicy and flavorful. I did not care for the lamb tandoori. Service was quick but no one came back to refill my ice tea until we were leaving. I will definitely be back and will recommend Bird Cafe to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Ft.Worth stand out.
    HVfoodie1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I was so pleasantly surprised. The sharing small plates concept was new to me. That part was fun. The really fun part was tasting the food. Unique pairings and new takes on old recipes. My favorite was the shrimp and grits with the jalapeño gravy. I'm still thinking about it. Great staff, expansive bar, and all in a cool old building. Strongly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal and atmosphere
    donandsue
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We highly recommend the pig and peach which is pork belly with grilled peaches and grits. Good selection of craft beers on tap
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had such a great dining experience. The food, service and ambience were all on point and we will definitely be going back. The food is reasonably priced and everything tasted so fresh. The service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melissa, made us feel at home!
    Boozer6
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    She recommended some great food items for us and also made us feel comfortable! Definitely be back again! Yummy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good again
    Kcjimj
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This the perfect dinner spot for Bass Hall events. Our second visit, love the small plate concept. Service quick and knowledgeable , food different and quite good, what's not to like ?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bam4660
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Baby back ribs were a favorite as well as the crab and shrimp salad. Both presented well and the flavors unique and delicious. Service was nice, everyone enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went here for brunch. The cobb salad was good. The crab and shrimp chop tasted fresh. Service was friendly but not too attentive. The place was nice and airy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a foursome
    Dante
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I met another couple for dinner and drinks. We shared all our menu selections and very much enjoyed all of the food and drinks. Service was excellent, drinks were of superb quality and outstanding selection. Our friends were quite impressed. It was our second visit, but will surely not be the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    TexSerena
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I was overly impressed. Best hummus i have found. Salads and meat sticks were savory. All organic. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    emmaVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very different and interesting food options. We had a great time largely due to our waiter - which I wish I could remember his name. All items were absolutely amazing and so fresh! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bland food, staff needs training
    Gordy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had the crispy duck wings which had a sour taste and needed seasoning. Also had the crab salad which was nothing special. Staff needs to be aware of bringing fresh plates, napkins when each entree comes out. Busboy was anxious and tried to take my salad while my hand was in it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best
    TXDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very inventive and fresh menu that is best enjoyed with sampling the large number of small plates. 4 for a party of 2 is recommended. Pair them with one of the nice by the glass wine selections. Service is outstanding and the location/ambiance is old town Fort Worth class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great surprise!
    Hungryfrog
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Several of my friends had been talking about this place. I went with another friend before a play. It was great! The staff was friendly and recommended the Share Menu. It was wonderful!! I was glad I had made a reservation, it was easy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheers!
    amdavis
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had an enjoyable evening with friends at Bird Café, it was beautifully decorated, great drinks and food. We enjoyed sitting outside looking at Sundance Square. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant and relaxing
    baby
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a lovely afternoon enjoying the patio with a great drink selection and delicious appetizers. Our server was pleasant and knowledgable, taking the time to answer questions and help us decide on which drinks to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute & cozy
    Supholmes
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Booked a last minute reservation for a friends birthday - and this placed wow'd! Cocktails, food and wine were all delicious. The zucchini ribbons were a little greasy, but other than that the meal was wonderful. We were seated upstairs, which was perfect for a girls night/birthday dinner. Will definitely be stopping back by!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.