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Sunbird Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thesunbird.com
  • Phone: (719) 598-8990
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Mark Keel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kristin (719) 598-8990
  • Entertainment: Weekend concert series featuring local talent every Friday and Saturday from 6pm -10pm
    Every Thursday night the Geeks who drink host a trivia contest with great prizes, cold beer and barrels of laughter.
  • Special Events & Promotions: With 2 Private Rooms, 2 Semi Private Rooms, and a very large outdoor Patio, the Sunbird is the perfect place for your upcoming; Wedding, Reception, Holiday Party, Retirement Party, Corporate/training meeting, or any other Special Event you can imagine. Our onsite Special Events Coordinators will take care of every detail for you so you don't have to worry about anything. Our Full Service event coordinators can provide Photography, Linens, Live Entertainment, DJ, Cake, and anything else. Contact us today to get started.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Near the intersection of Rusina Road and Elkton Dr
  • Public Transit: 0.5 miles away, at Garden of the Gods and Chestnut
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking in our own private lot.
A word from Sunbird
The Sunbird is perched high on a hill overlooking the beautiful views of Colorado Springs. With a newly renovated interior and fresh menu that includes items such as: bison burgers, Cornish game hen, and fresh Colorado trout plus signature mason jar drinks it boasts rip-roaring fun for the whole family!

Join us in the evening, watch the sun set behind the mountains while the lights of the city begin to twinkle in the darkness. Step out onto the patio and enjoy a cocktail or our famous fire pit s’mores.

The Sunbird Restaurant is open for dinner daily and offers a champagne brunch on Sundays, which has been voted "Best of the Springs " by The Gazette for 10 years in row. Happy Hour in the lounge everyday from 4 pm to 7 pm with live Music on Fridays and Saturdays 6 - 10pm! Not to mention.. we have the NFL Ticket!

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 20 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have been there before, not on a holiday and it was very good. We went for Mothers day, it was horrible ,soggy food and way understaffed. Each server had way to many tables, the breads were hard, desserts dry, and the omlete station way to slow, food was only warm. I will not go back again. My sisters family said they had the same experience when they went a little later that day."
    Dined on 3/27/2013
  • "This is a great place to bring kids; ours were 10, 6, 4; they didn't have to sit and wait for someone to serve them; they could get up & walk around-EVERYbody loved the mac'n cheese. The Bananas Foster are well worth saving the tummy-space & the made-to-order omelets were perfect."
    Dined on 9/30/2012
  • "It was a very good experience and we had a great time. I just could not believe children are charged the same as adults for brunch."
    Dined on 9/16/2012
  • "Actually the food was tasty, served warm not hot. The establishment is in need of some up dating, it is looking a little old and a bit smelly/musty in the bar area. The view is great.. but not enough for us to return."
    Dined on 9/15/2012
  • "First time there... and overall, my wife & I did enjoy our dinning experience. We are a {retired} military family, therefore, anytime military service is recognized in our community, we are humbled... greatly appreciated! However, there were two notable exceptions: the wait for our dinner was extremely long, and for whatever reason, it LITERALLY took 30 minutes to receive the check... 30 minutes after our dinnerware were collected, we were still waiting to check out, hence, ther reason for the "service rating." It seems like a simple think to correct, therefore, we did not put too much emphasis on it. With that said, we will certainly make an attempt to visit you again!"
    Dined on 9/14/2012
  • "We both ordered a dish and they brought us a dish that we didn't order. We ended up sharing the first dish they brought out, but had to wait while they cooked the 2nd dish. Our waiter was really nice and friendly. The Manager came to our table to appologize for the error and gave us the 2nd dish and a chocolate cake for free. The fire pits were set up outside. After our meal we went outside and sat on the patio with the fire pits, talked and watched the beautiful city lights. The place had 80's or 90's rock/hip hop playing. Better song selection would have been nice."
    Dined on 9/11/2012
  • "Sunbird was an all around great place to eat. The food was absolutely delicious, especially their banana foster! The setting is quite unique with a beautiful view of Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. To top everything off the service was quite good as our waitress was very attentive and accomadating."
    Dined on 9/9/2012
  • "The ambiance is wonderful, with beautiful views from the wide windows. Our server was very pleasant and the chef came to visit at our table. We were a party of 15 and everyone in the party loved their food choices. This is definitely a "return to" restaurant."
    Dined on 9/7/2012
  • "Our waitress Violeta was outstanding. She was knowledgeable about the menu, attentive, efficient, & thoughtful in helping us celebrate a birthday. Great job!"
    Dined on 9/6/2012
  • "Too spendy for food quality. Way too much dressing on both house and ceasar salads. Shrimp scampi dry and lacking flavor. Lovely presentation of complimentary birthday cheesecake. Nice to sit on patio after dinner"
    Dined on 9/4/2012
  • "If you want the best food prepared in the best way, the Sunbird is the place! One cannot ask for better ambiance and pleasant service. Get a table in the Bar--it's not noisy as some bars are. and the view of the Springs is great. And lastly, you might think that a posh place like this is bound to break your wallet--Not so."
    Dined on 9/2/2012
  • "Richie Hart made my husband's birthday so very special. He added that extra touch which I'm sure he does for all his guests. Kudos to Mr. Hart, Sunbird, the chef, and the rest of the staff. Service and making your experience a GREAT experience seems to be the theme. We will be back with friends for brunch."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "A bit of a disappointment. Although the food was very good, the service and condition of our table was not as expected. We have dined here in many years past and have come to expect much more. Perhaps it was a bad day all around."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "There is one problem that is the menue shows nothing for diabetics for dessert."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "I will keep the review short and sweet. 1. Made reservations for a window table, we get there and were told that there were none open for at least an hour. We drove 50+ miles to celebrate that upsets me, in no way were we accomidated please do not tell me two hours before our reservation we are good, then tell me an hour wait. Now our waitress, she was awesome! She made my wife feel special and took care of our every need. 2. The view was breath taking!, although there was a wedding reception going on so it was very loud for an hour or so. But let me tell you the sunset there was worth it. 3. As for the food it was great, some of the best prime rib and king crab ever."
    Dined on 8/31/2012
  • "Sunbird is a favorite restaurant for special occasions and visiting guests. Spectacular view of Colorado Springs, exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, and great meal choices always delivered in an artful presentation. Always a good visit and Sunday brunch is always a big hit with everyone"
    Dined on 8/30/2012
  • "Employees working hard, just seemed under-staffed. Food OK, pork chop so thick, the middle was undercooked. Nice shrimp pasta dish, although a little short on sauce (somewhat dry). Awesome view, with a big patio and active fire pits! They don't normally serve dinner out on the patio (too distant for service back and forth), but several were getting appetizers and drinks."
    Dined on 8/29/2012
  • "Perched atop a bluff overlooking Colorado Springs, this restaurant has more than a scenic view going for it. The food was excellent, portions generous and service quite attentive."
    Dined on 8/29/2012
  • "Their Brunch was great! If only they can get their chef try as hard on Friday and Saturday nights about preparing appetizers quickly (less than 20 mins please) and making sure they are HOT all the way through and NOT FROZEN in the middle. This restaurant needs a visit from Corporate to see about a new head chef or a re-org in kitchen staff. It also needs a simple glass noise partition out back on the cliff to shield the road noise. New carpet and paint inside would be good too. That said, the bar and wait staff is very attentive and kind. And, the brunch was nice. If Corporate can't fix the kitchen and add patio glass to reduce road noise, and remodel a bit, then please ask the Chart House rest. to purchase them and run it right."
    Dined on 8/26/2012
  • "At first the waitress was attentive. Then when a couple she knew was seated, she was not as attentive. I had to wait and then request my check. Over all, the reviews are right! Great Food! Great atmosphere!"
    Dined on 8/26/2012
  • "Great place for dinner; however, the band was too loud and played music that seemed more appropriate for a bar."
    Dined on 8/24/2012
  • "Great service. So-so food on the brunch line. Chef doesn't know how to make brisket or pulled pork for a buffet line as both were tough and marginal on the taste scale, but the prime rib was good. Poached salmon was OK but a bit hard to serve with just the small fish forks to peel it off the bones. Eggs definitely need work. Sausage was good. Iced seafood was OK ... but can we do away with the in-the-shell shrimp, please? There is no way to eat that stuff without getting it all over yourself. Try scampi or peeled shrimp instead, OK? Bacon was marginal (soggy). Service was great ... or did I say that already? Overall, this is a middle of the road Sunday brunch. Could definitely come up with better quality food for the price."
    Dined on 8/19/2012
  • "Second time back to Sunbird. Food is Great, staff and service really good. Sat outside, a little noise from the interstate, but not distracting. Will go back."
    Dined on 8/18/2012
  • "i have meatloaf that night it was so salty, and my girlfriend has chicken salad and not much salads their either...this was my second visit, first one was alright, will comeback and try again."
    Dined on 8/18/2012
  • "Food was very good and the view excellent. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and would have liked to have a personal note on the table like we have received in the past. We also miss the seasoned waitresses the past two times. Having a bar keep wait on our table is not what we have learned to expect from the Sunbird. The food was wonderful as always. Service was good. I'm sure we will be back."
    Dined on 8/18/2012
  • "The food, service and the views have always been our favorite highlights when visiting The Sunbird, asw e have been there numerous times over the last 10+ years. And our experience this visit provided the same...excellent food, friendly service and wonderfuil views. Our only suiggestion relates to the ambience, as it is becoming a bit dated. The carpets need to be replaced, the color schemes brightened up and the dining room and patio generally modernized. The staff is always outstanding, and we look forward to our next visit there."
    Dined on 8/17/2012
  • "My date's rack of lamb was excellent. I did not care for the Italian stuffed meat loaf I ordered. It was too dry and too spicy. The waitress sensed I did not care for the meat loaf and sent the manager over. The charge for the meat loaf was removed. The salad, bread and key lime pie were excellent. The view was excellent."
    Dined on 8/17/2012
  • "Excellent food and service and the views from the dining area are superb."
    Dined on 8/13/2012
  • "Went for anniversary dinner Sunday evening. Service was friendly but only one waitress for the whole place and our food was served luke warm at best. I saw several plates waiting to be served that were under the warming lamps far too long. The host and waitress were nice enough but not that informed about the menu so couldn't answer our questions on specifics of the drink and food choices. Stuffed mushroom caps were good but were served luke warm. My wedge salad and my wife's Seafood bisque was very good. My shrimp scampi was bland w/very dry rice. My wife couldn't eat her "soft/soggy" salmon. The creme brulee was not very good. Wouldn't go there again. Dated restaurant trying to pass itself off as elegant dining and failing."
    Dined on 8/12/2012
  • "I had a wonderful brunch, It was my birthday. I loved everything that I tried. I left very full. I am going back for Mothers Day.."
    Dined on 8/12/2012
  • "Overall my wife and I had an enjoyable evening. Our service was great and my plate was very good. My wife had the steak Ongley, it was not so good. The steak was dry, had the consistency of being precooked, very bland taste and most importantly it was barely room temperature. After eating 3/4's of it, setting the plate aside for pickup, we were asked by both the manager and our server how we liked our plates; we advised both of them of this. Being she ate 3/4's of the steak we were not asking for or expecting any consideration, just wanted them to know so those after us would be better served. Even still, we were given $7.50 off the price; that was very nice and appreciated!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2012
  • "This was our first time here. We quite enjoyed it. The view is very beautiful and serene. We sat outside on the patio and the weather was perfect."
    Dined on 8/8/2012
  • "Looked for a romantic restaurant for my wife's 25th birthday. The Sunbird Restaurant not only exceeded my expectations but went above any beyond. They catered to our every need as well as address the special occasion. Service was excellent and the food phenomenal. I recommend this restaurant very highly."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "I love this plac,e because of the veiw and amazing outside area that is why I came there. However there was a wedding on the night of my visit so we were unable to go outside and enjoy the scenery. Had I known there was a wsedding going on I would have switc,he'd my day coming. I was very dissapointed"
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "My wife and I had heard that this was a "dress nice" type of establishment. The site said 'business casual'. Maybe I don't know what that means, but we were clearly overdressed. There were several people wearing jean shorts and t shirts... but my favorite was a father and son that walked by in tuxedo t-shirts... classy! On the other hand, the food was surprisingly good. We had 1 really nasty glass of wine, but several really good cocktails. Sitting next to the fire on the deck after our meal and enjoying one more drink together was really nice. All in all, it was a good experience. I doubt I'll be going back (a bit too expensive), but if I do, I'll spend much less time on my outfit... :-)"
    Dined on 8/3/2012
  • "Had company from Texas and treated them to the Sunbird."
    Dined on 7/30/2012
  • "The service was inattentive and unorganized...and that's for a buffet! Way overpriced for the quality of food provided in the buffet. Some well done basic items, but display and quality were lacking. This is a restaurant in search of itself. Cannot recommend it at all."
    Dined on 7/29/2012
  • "Enjoyed the view (to the West) and the service was just right. First time trying Osso Bucco. Thought it was a little too "tomato tart", but perhaps that is the dish. Friend ordered prime rib medium rare and was served medium well. it was replaced without question. Great Chocolate Mile High Cake for dessert. The only negative comment I have is that there was a group party and the music was somewhat loud, and I hip hop was not condusive to our dining experience. Bottom line...good food...good libations...great view. "I'll be back"."
    Dined on 7/28/2012
  • "The service was great and the so was the entree. However, the mushroom appetizer seemed to be overcooked. The ceiling was also leaking water. The server said that it happens unfortunately when it rains. Other than that, I was pleased with my experience at the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/28/2012
  • "i was dissapointed at Sunbird. Poor service, no bread on the table, water glass was never refilled, the music was too loud and not appropriate. The food was pretty bad too. Overall I was not impressed."
    Dined on 7/22/2012