Bird & The Bottle

4.6
815 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Aimed at bringing street food to life, the Bird & The Bottle in Santa Rosa, CA is the end result of a pair of award-winning restaurateurs looking to blend a surprising array of flavors. Asian, American South, East Coast, Jewish and other cuisines have been combined to create an unforgettable menu.

The menu at Bird & The Bottle features cocktails and an extensive wine list, and foods range from nibbles to larger plates. Everything has been chosen to pair well, and options include seafood favorites, poultry classics like matzo ball soup but also Korean BBQ chicken. There is a vegetarian menu with everything from fried cheese curds to smoked beets, but there are also pork and beef choices in abundance. A visit to Bird & The Bottle has to finish up with a dessert, and the "goo goo pie in another jar" is a must try.

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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGinaC
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was very poor. It was a very warm evening and it took 20 minutes from the time we sat down to get glasses of water despite asking three times. We only wanted tap water.

We selected two fish and seafood appetizers that were brought in serving dishes and we were given each given a small
Plate to use. As was appropriate they cleared our small plates and knives and forks before the next meat and vegetable courses. They came to our table twice bringing the serving plates with the rest of the food but neither time did they bring us plates or cutlery to use. We pointed that out to two different employees who brought the food. We then asked two others servers who we had to wave down to bring us plates and cutlet. Inexplicably, we had to wait 15 minutes after the food was placed on the table for plates and cutlery to eat it. By the time we ate the food it was completely cold.

While the restaurant treated us to our drink the bottom line is we had to eat cold food for dinner. It was obvious that the staff was not well trained especially the people busing and bringing the food to the table. Twice during our supper they tried to bring us food that was meant for different table. I suggest they get people trained as the level of service was probably the worst I have had in the wine country. We had been to the restaurant pre-Covid at least three times and had no issues with the food or service.

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auntcookie0109
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great small plates. We were able to share a few things and left very happy.

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Mariab
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had high hopes based on Yelp reviews but the food and service were just average. The arugula salad was just a pile of arugula with a sprinkling of blood orange, big chunks of Gouda, and a characterless dressing. The potatoes were just deep fried chunks with a bland mayonnaise -based dipping sauce. The grilled shrimp was pretty good though a bit overcooked and the sauce was oily and bland. The lamb meatballs with black eyed pea hummus were the highlight. The herb pesto was delicious and a red pepper sauce provided a kick, plus pea shoots rounded out the dish. The Korean chicken was good but the veggies were nearly raw and the sauce fine but nothing special. The servers were young and experienced. We had to ask twice for dirty plates to be replaced. They seemed to lack confidence or the sophistication that should come at this price point. The wine list included nice choices by the glass.

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vip1dinerdeluxe
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Perhaps trying a bit too hard. Some good food items but nothing stellar. Thrice cooked potatoes are good not great, but accompanying onion dip was lackluster. Mac and cheese also decent but overly salted. Cheese curds were simply disappointing. Done with a heavy like panko batter that detracted from the curd especially since the batter was under seasoned if seasoned at all. Also, curds were gloppy and clung together. We won't rush back but may give it another try at some point to be fair.

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SandieW
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My food was not good, They never drain the spinach and the water run into the grits and fish, so it was basically soup, my husband order gumbo,he like it but it is smaller size now. Before Covid he was unable to eat the whole thing. For the price you should get better quality. And don’t get me started on drinks, very disappointing

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vipPTownLocal
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service is tapas style - as a party of 4 we ran out of room on our table. Good selection, food was good, nice wine selection. Loud road noise. Tables were a bit small for dinner

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Snowbunny
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love this place! I’ve been here a couple times. You can bring your dog on the patio, but I wouldn’t call this a dog friendly restaurant. You’re not allowed to have your dog in your lap and they do not have a dog menu. They’re not allowed to bark either. I brought my 4month old puppy, with her own water bowl & food bowl and the restaurant seemed to be fine with that. We were seated in a great location where my puppy had her own corner with plenty of space to move around.

I highly recommend this place for both humans and pets. Although if you bring your pet make sure they’re sleepy!

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Chelle
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service! Highly recommend.

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mishara
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was terrific! The floor vibrated a bit due to dishwasher in kitchen and noise level difficult for one of us who has tinnitus. Perhaps insulate with baffle material? But it's really great food, thank you for a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last day of our California vacation… what a perfect way to end it.
This restaurant leaves you talking about it to everyone the next day!!!
Fantastic!

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AlmostaFoodie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu. Everything was yummy!

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RobertC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy Bird & The Bottle. Have eaten there many times. The food is great and the service is good.

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vipTrevorJ
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with the Wife, fantastic cocktails and delicious sliders!

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CrashWyld
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always. The patio is awesome for outdoor dining. Our host Shannon took great care of us! It’s one of our top local spots and they love dogs there too so our pup can join us!

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JennaB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the setting is beautiful.

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MariaAna
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating, friendly and attentive service-- we had Friday 4pm reservations on the patio and were late by 20 mins -- the host not only held our reservation but reseated us inside at our request because of the wind. Our dishes arrived in perfect timing, empty plates removed instantly. Beautiful ambiance, capable, cheerful wait staff, outstanding lamb meatballs, flank steak and greens-- It was a lovely lovely dinner and we'll definitely be back!

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JanineJ9
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Every item we ordered was delicious! I would not hesitate to recommend Bird & The Bottle. Just go!!

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Lily
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas style menu. Unique dishes. Variety of cultural influences.
Always excellent.

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Fra888
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous vegetarian menu and many vegan friendly options! Lovely service and great cocktails!

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RachelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would not recommend. Food was mediocre, front patio on a busy street and cocktails tasted like Capri Sun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Great food,but don’t sit in the upstairs back room. You feel like you’re on a time-out. Weird vibe- empty cold and unwelcoming. Everything else was great

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Beccaroo
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was messy and hard to eat, but tasted good.

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MamaDLD
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good or very good in some cases. The drinks were excellent except for the wine which tasted a little old. The service was good right up until one diner bit into a pepper served in the sauce on the chicken and it was super hot. When we mentioned to the waiter that he should let people know the peppers were hot, he said we should be able to tell by the color! Not good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this Stark restaurant. We love Bravas and noticed the familiar menu organization. Being mostly vegetarian, we appreciated the Food Without a Face section of the menu that allowed us to try a number of dishes. Most restaurants have a single veggie “main” and a few sides or salads. While Bird & The Bottle has plenty of meat on the menu, we had a lot to choose from. Service was friendly and efficient. Suggestion: Order a couple of items at a time. The come fast, and if you order all at once, you may get overwhelmed. Nice by-the-glass wine selection, too. Choose the carrot cake for dessert.

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Socopup
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Don’t order the gulf prawns. That was my main entrée choice and they were very mushy. Should’ve sent them back. I would say the food in general did not have the pizzazz that Stark restaurants are known for. As though someone with little talent/experience was following a recipe.
I know times are tough for all the restaurants. The best thing about B & B is that outdoor dining on the roof patio. And the staff are nice. I’ll try them again but they won’t be a regular go to place for me at this point.

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ToniM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. My husband and and I really enjoyed our time there and we will be back to try different plates.

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DoubleM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Just needed a bit of salt, menu was nice and the cocktails are fantastic

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TanyaB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Bird and the bottle was not what I expected. All of their food items were tapas sized. The menu was a bit confusing but I’m old and not hip. Ha ha the food was tasty everything except the sweet pickles on the fried chicken bites. Who eats sweet pickles? 😂 the service was good and attentive. My food came out a good time before everyone else’s which sucks when your eating with a group.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic taste variations in small portion dishes, so can try many different types of foods done creative and delicious. Don’t miss it

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RogerY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and all the dishes were cooked to perfection. All the meat dishes were tender and packed with flavor.

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LarissaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, fun idea. Tapas and small plates to share. A little expensive and didn’t realize that the plates were so small but we ended up sharing at our table. Ribs and wontons were excellent.

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ALM25
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great experience and food but there was a rat on the porch while we were there.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress. Amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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JoanF
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Opted to be seated outside when making the reservation. Service from hostess greeting us to the waiter's approach and continued service was excellent. Food was amazing, the Smokey Pokey is a must have if you like raw ahi, and the lamb meatball dish which is enough to share was also a big win at our table. Nice wine list by the glass, 1/2 bottle or full bottle, love having those 3 options. This is one of our go to restaurants for lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Can't go wrong here. Everything is great.

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TTNTI
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much

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Cat2581
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unique food, lovely atmosphere and ambiance.

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DonaldJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised about this place. From the quality of the food to the attentive service. Will definitely be back the next time I'm in Santa Rosa.

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Bird & The Bottle is rated 4.6 stars by 815 OpenTable diners.

Bird & The Bottle does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://starkrestaurants.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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