Bird & The Bottle

4.6
442 reviews
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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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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the barbecued octopus! Great dish. Oysters on the half shell were fresh. Fried chicken was very good. Thrice fried potatoes were a crowd pleaser.

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KR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Was in Santa Rosa on business, and searching for something new in the area. Saw this restaurant on line and just HAD to try it. I've been lamenting the current downhill slide of restaurants in general recently; portions stay large, quality goes down, price goes up. This Bird & the Bottle is a wonderful fusion/small plates style restaurant that did NOT disappoint. Some items superior to others, as is often the case, but every dish had merit. Feels European and intimate but can seat a lot of people. Eat at the bar! You meet some very interesting people, who are there for the same reason you are. When i'm travelling alone, i will definitely go there, and only there. Felt like home!

Strongly suggest the BBQ Octopus! and i don't usually touch it! Melt in you mouth perfection! Some may find the portions small, but my husband, as seniors, shared 3 dishes with 1 dessert, and it was almost too much. We were much more satisfied with these 1 or 2 small dishes of perfection, than a huge mediocre plate of junk food.

Wine list was fun and interesting as well, and a decent measured pour. I'm used to my local haunts who often up the pour for repeat customers. But the wine prices were 20% less than one place just down the street so I'm not complaining!

It's not perfect for everyone, but we were very pleased with our new find overall. And like one reviewer, i'm going to work my way down the menu each time I visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious salads- fried chicken and octopus. Great menu. Fast service. Noisy in a fun way but noisy.

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OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very inventive food. Our server was helpful in menu selection and when one of our dishes had 3 pieces for a table of four she offered to add another piece and prorate the costs. Nice to have such attention to detail and knowledgeable service. Food was nicely prepared and in many cases, a work of art!
We will be back!

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s
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely delicious food. I'm celiac and I'm sorry I couldn't try more of the items on the menu, but what I did eat was incredibly flavorful. Very cool vibe, excellent service, and great wine list.

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SD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the creative cocktails, really different and fun. Food was creative small plates, and delicious.

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AA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Weird menu. Open kitchen unpleasant to the eye and I think it added to the noise level, which was high. I might return for a drink and a snack. Not for a pleasant dinner.

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food was excellent, service excellent and ambiance excellent. I was taking clients to dinner so in that respect it was a little noisy but we all thoroughly enjoyed every dish and our waitress was phenomenal!

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve had dinner, lunch and cocktails here! Loved it all! Took some new friends in this weekend and they are sold! ❤️

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic and while we didn’t taste everything, I’m sure it all would’ve been delish! The grilled BBQ octopus was so tasty and had great balance of spice and sweet. The lamb meatballs were also a home run. Very generous portion on the meatballs. I think the chef did a great amount for each of the small plates. The fried chicken sandwich was simple, but elevated with the condiments. Perfect crunch on the “fry” too! Perfect after a wine tour! Hope to go back.

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T
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Korean BBQ was outstanding! Little Gem salad just as good. And, the lemon ice cream sundae not to be missed.

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c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience! The chairs were a little soft, felt a little constricting. But, everything else was wonderful!

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RB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was a perfect match for our palette, with a creative spin on natural ingredients like the Pastrami tacos! Chicken liver mousse, kale salad, lamb meatballs, street corn, and so much more still to try. The kitchen nailed it on every dish, the setting is organic and comfortable. We were told by the concierge at the Sonoma Mission Inn that this place was a must. Just go!

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AO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here once a year on our annual visit to Santa Rosa. The food did not disappoint! The spring greens dish on the menu was by far the favorite! Amazing cocktails.

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EL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Huge fan of Stark restaurants and normally love everything they do. I’ve been to B+B before and was anxious to bring my wife. She has Celiac’s Disease and normally no problem at Starks. Their GF menu was really bad. The noise level was horrible. Even the Non-GF meals were not very good. Overall a big disappointment and I won’t be going back. Anxious to head to Willi’s 2.0 and hope it delivers as it once did before.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Food was excellent. Great table. Our server Laura was incredible!!! She helped make it a wonderful evening and great reunion with my friends! Thank you!

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B
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, yummy cocktails and great service. I will definitely return!

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LH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waiter was great. Had to give less than 5 stars only because There was a mistake on the order of a dairy-free item that came as regular menu item with cheese sauce. The replacement with the correct item only came as we done eating and ready to leave. We took it in a box with us.
Other than that, the food and attentive service was super!

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CK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Santa Rosa for just a day and this restaurant was the perfect place! The vibe, service, and food was wonderful. Our waiter was attentive and kind. The poutine and fried chicken was delicious! Would highly recommend to our friends.

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IG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Before my last two experiences I would have highly recommended this place. Now I would not. My dining companion and I ordered 4 items and each was either encased in overcooked, tasteless crust which added nothing to the ingredient, or undercooked - e.g. the artichoke - to the point of inedibility. The margaritas were a triumph of sugar over taste. A lovely environment does not trump good food.

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LM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious small plates should be shared with the table. This is a good place for families celebrating something special or for date night. The cuisine and staff are versatile.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu has been revised since the last time we went to Bird & The Bottle—it’s terrific! Small delicious plates to share. Loved everything we ordered. service was excellent and we sat upstairs for the first time. upstairs is probably quieter than downstairs (bar is downstairs) but the noise level was still moderate. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the drinks and food. Unique cocktails and dishes. Everything was delicious.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Our food was tasty, cocktails were awesome, and our server, Brooke, was the best! Cute decor too. We really enjoyed everything about the place and would not hesitate to come back if we were in the area again. And Brooke just made it that much better with her warm, friendly, attentive service.

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JH
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and yummy food. Cute building and great atmosphere. Wonderful service.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very classy. It has a killer vegetarian section of the menu.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with a vegetarian friend. We appreciated the number of veggie selections on the menu. We especially enjoyed the Little Gem Salad and the Thrice Fried Potatoes. Beets were good, too. Serfvice staff was very friendly, helpful and patient. We didn't feel rushed. The wine prices were a little high, we thought, and the noise level a bit high for comfortable conversation during the first part of the meal, but settled down after a while. It was an enjoyablel experience and I'll definitely return.

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an overall great experience! Enjoyed our unique cocktails! Out of 5 dishes, 4 were excellent and one, the Salmon, was okay but wouldn't order it again. Nice atmosphere, however a bit noisy and our table had a bench and 2 leather lounge chairs that, although comfortable to lean back in, were not ideal for eating and we had to sit on the edge of the chair while we ate. Still, we really enjoyed out dinner and will definitely be back!

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the Cobb Salad, smoked black cod salad and korean barbecued chicken. The Cobb salad good, but not great. The black cod is excellent and the Korean barbecued chickn was excellent. The service was very good and all the staff were friendly. We have eaten there before and we will return.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great cocktails, all of the staff were on point! My favorite place to eat for sure.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my experience. The meal was delicious and the servers very attentive. It was a warm evening and we sat outside. Can't wait to explore more of the menu, especially desserts.

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JE
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

This was visit 5 or 6 to this restaurant, so my wife and I thought we knew what to expect. This time we were seated alone in a small side room next to a VERY large party (40-50?) which was so loud conversation was impossible, despite the doorway separating rooms. Our server was MIA after taking the order so we refilled our own water glasses. We saw her next after ~40 minutes, when we were finally able to tell her one of the dishes had been overlooked. The food was perfect - my wife and I are big fans of the Stark restaurants and will continue to visit their others, but never Bird the restaurant is a converted residence, so ceilings are not very high and sound bounces like mad. In this case, the second floor should have been booked for the large party alone, so other patrons wouldn't have had to endure the noise and poor service from (understandably) distracted and harried staff.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wonderful service in a beautiful locale.

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was tasty but felt a bit pricey for the portions on some items. We went early and asked for table upstairs which is a bit quieter than the downstairs eating area. Great service!

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DL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The House that holds Bird in the Bottle has been lovingly restored and is both modern, eclectic and historic. We were so disappointed that the duck had been taken off of the menu. The dished we ordered made up for it in spades. Each dish was exquisite but our group gave the highest marks to the smoked beets
and the chicken liver pate.

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MI
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there twice on my wine weekend and enjoyed the bar and the outside seating. Erin was awesome with food choices and wines. I'll be back.

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JC
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We found the sharing of plates led to ordering more total food than we really needed, as in our 4-person group everyone wanted to get one or two items. Service was a bit protracted, so we ended up drinking more wine over the course of the evening than usual. Resulted in a rather high bill, but a factor was maybe 2 of our party seeming to lose count of their numbers of glasses of wine.

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KN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for small plates and sharing!

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M
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Only bummer was the parents at the next table letting their toddler run around the tables and the legs of wait staff while they were trying to work, while screaming. No bueno. Management did not address at any point.

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OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT TAPAS STYLE MEALS, THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT! WE HAD MANY DISHES, BUT OUR FAVORITE WERE THE CHEESE CURDS, IRON STEAK, CRAB HUSH PUPPIES AND LAMB MEATBALLS

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