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
226 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (136)great for outdoor dining (121)special occasion (82)great for brunch (70)good for groups (67)hot spot (66)scenic view (63)great for lunch (60)neighborhood gem (59)notable wine list (55)romantic (41)late-night find (30)vibrant bar scene (28)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Gastro Pub!
    Youngun
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Overlooking the new Sundance Plaza and it's fountains is another winning restaurant by Shannon Wynne. New takes on old pub favorites like Bison Bangers and Mash . Wonderful share plates including quail, fried and fresh oysters, crispy duck wings, lamb and rice grits. Four different takes on mussels, Rabbit pot pie, steak and Stout pot pie, etc. The special that night was Snapper on a wood plank with a mango salsa - easily the best fish dish we have enjoyed in a long time. Our server, Tamara, was very knowledgible and helpful, service was attentive but not overbearing. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sharing is good
    jingles
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Like the summer menu additions...and the salads are outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum Yum
    whatever
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The service was excellent. The menu had the small plates which are great for sharing with a group of friends. the names of the mixed drinks are a topic of discussion but are delicious. We would return again. Did not know about the outdoor dining on the square until after dinner. Would have liked to have been asked by the hostess for seating. A little hard to find from the street in your vehicle not well marked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual Experience
    Texasguy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    There is nothing boring with the Bird Café. The unusual menu, with its exciting combinations is tempting and rewarding. The wine selection is excellent (not inexpensive) and the service is memorable. The informal atmosphere in the Sundance Square setting makes this a perfect experience for those of us Texans who like informality and quality in a mixture.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed feelings
    foodisgood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food and drinks were good, but service was very slow. Worst part was giving us the after dinner drink menu, but then didn't come back to see if we wanted to order till after we had completely finished our desserts. We were seated upstairs and it was VERY warm up there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night!
    gastronista
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a wonderful night! The food was delicious but we were more excited about the incredible wine find that our server recommended. It was delicious! We will come back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed feelings about the Bird Cafe
    DaveNColl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The restaurant offers a "shareable" menu and traditional. We were excited about the "shareable" and had mixed reviews. First we ordered a salad and a pot pie. We received the pot pie first and was told it was the last one so they wanted to make sure we got it?? We had just started on the pot pie and our salad (ceasar)showed up?? Both were sooo good we could not complain. then we ordered the bangers and mash, duck wings, and asparagus. We received the bangers and were a little disappointed not a lot of flavor, we finished them then got the asparagus. And after some time got the duck wings, and were not what we were expecting. I have to say the first 2 dishes were so good we will go back and try something else, perhaps the non shareables.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gastronomical delight
    ThirstyTiger
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great restaurant. I would actually give it 4.5 stars. The only reason I deducted any points is because I was comparing it to their sister restaurant in Dallas, The Meddlesome Moth. Even though the menus are nearly identical, I think the food at The Moth has a little more flavor. And I was really hoping for a similar beer selection as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we were hoping for
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife, two daughters, and I had a Saturday night meal at Bird Cafe this past week. The setting was good but the food was disappointing. We tried a few things that seemed like they had promise for teen-agers and adults - baby-back ribs, a bacon dish, steak kabobs. The ribs and bacon were loaded with fat with very little meat, the steak was raw, and the vegetables we ordered to accompany the meal were exceedingly bland. We eat close to home often- The Tavern and Inzo's - and this experience made us feel validated in not branching out so much.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Urban Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Enjoyed 2 back to back dinners at Bird! Small plates perfect for sampling and sharing multiple dishes! Wine list super with good white Burgundies! Art work is phenomenal! Highlight of our trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.