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About 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.

155 East 4th St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Monday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM -1:00 AM
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cross Street:
Commerce Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 332-2473

Website:
http://www.birdinthe.net/

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.

Executive Chef:
Scott Curtis

Private Party Facilities:
Bird Café wants to host your special event. Whether it's a formal seated dinner or simply drinks and appetizers, we can accommodate you in a variety of ways and are happy to accomodate special requests.

Private Party Contact:
Sierra Carroll: (817) 332-2473

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bird Cafe has accommodations for parties of virtually any size. From small cocktail parties to rehearsal dinners, or a buy-out for just you and your guests, we will endeavor to accommodate most requests. Please contact our event coordinator directly for more information.

Bird Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Special Occasion (24)
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Scenic View (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
People Watching (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Business Meals (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Casual (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Fun (12)
Romantic (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Authentic (9)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Organic (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined a day ago

The restaurant has a very neat atmosphere. Much quieter than a lot of the restaurants downtown, so a great place for conversation. Service was prompt and attentive. Our waiter, Joey, guided us through the menu and we were happy with all his suggestions. Overall, a great evening. Menu is unique, so the food stands out.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server Kristen? Was wonderful
Brought out of town friends and they thought it was outstanding

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

So disappointed in Bird cafe. Use to be one of our favorite brunch spots. Not sure what has happened.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was great! There are a couple of really good things we got on the menu, but was disappointed with a couple as well. Drinks are excellent!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The mimosas are a must as is the bread and honey platter! We enjoyed brunch so much!

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We love this restaurant but not for holidays..the limited menu was average and the place was freezing..most patrons ate in their coats!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bird Cafe is our go to place in Sundance Square. Great bar, ambience and food. The artwork by the Gentling Brothers is incredible.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My daughters and I had brunch here before going to The Nutcracker. The creole inspired version of eggs Benedict was delicious!!! The service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

All in all a good experience although I was disappointed in the limp fries served with the steak frites. Our server was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The menu carried a wide variety of dishes as one would expect of a sharing concept restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I never write bad reviews, but my husband and I agreed that our experience was so poor that we had to leave feedback. We arrived early for our reservation, since we had come from out of town. There were MANY open tables, since it was before 6:00. The hostess refused to seat us. She kept saying the kitchen was locked, or something to that effect, because they were busy. We said we didn’t mind waiting to order, if we could just sit and get some water and wait for the kitchen to start taking orders again. She very rudely refused and told us to leave and come back later. So we went outside and sat on a bench for 25 minutes. We should have left and gone elsewhere.........
Dinner was average at best. Food also thrown on plates without any regard for presentation. For example we ordered deviled eggs and they came on a plate with no garnish- just comically rolling around by themselves on a large oval plate. We got our own silverware from other tables. We hardly saw our poor waiter. And I agree with another reviewer who said the tables were too small. There were only 3 of us and we had to struggle to fit everything on the table. This place gets very good and very bad reviews. We gave it the benefit of the doubt because of it’s location on the Square and are very sorry we did. Go someplace where they want your business. Poor management in my opinion. And the whole time we were there, they still had many open tables...

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a great meal - the Belgian mussels were perfect. Katy did a great job of making our night special and we were delighted with the occasion as a whole.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Much better than last visit. Much more knowledgeable server on both the menu and cocktail offerings. Very attentive and sensitive to our pre-theatre timing. Food was creative and of excellent quality as always.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Zach was an outstanding server. Food was delicious!

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our waiter gave great recommendations. Food and drinks were great. Best service I have had anywhere in a long time. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I selected Bird Cafe for a special holiday lunch for my staff given it’s location near Sundance Square. It was a warm December day and we asked to eat on the patio. I think that was a mistake. The table was dirty and small for the party of 6 that made up our group. The service was slow and the waitress clearly bored and unhappy with her job. I ordered a chicken sandwich and it was terrible — ground chicken that was dry and mealy. Thank goodness for the fries. Others lunches looked better but we all had the same slow, apathetic service. Dessert saved the day, gratefully. Very disappointed in what I had hoped would be a nice lunch for my deserving team.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We sat outside and had the view of Sundance Square on a beautiful day. We liked it so much that we are planning a bridesmaids luncheon in the spring. Homer was our waiter and he was the best!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I would not at all recommend this restaurant to anyone. Let's start with the service: we arrived on time and they promptly seated us. The good stops right there. We waited for at least 10 minutes for anyone to come introduce themselves and then take our drink order. The bottle of wine was delivered and the waitress took our order but one of the questions we had was regarding the asparagus. We were told that the stalks were diced and it was a mix of stalks and tips, about a 50/50 blend so one of us went with that. We also ordered Caesar salads and there was virtually no dressing on any of them. After seeing our waitress NOT ONCE in 30 minutes, our food was finally delivered to us-COLD. And I mean COLD. Not just one dish but all of them. The brussel sprouts had been sitting so long that the cream had solidified, attaching the sprouts to the plate. The steak was cold, the chicken was cold, and none of these plates were supposed to be served cold, yet they were. They had obviously been sitting somewhere for quite some time. And the asparagus? One tip, the rest stalks. Dicing is obviously a trick to try to include more stalks instead of showing you exactly what you are getting. I think the food could have been good, but the fact remains that it wasn't. Who settles for "Could have been good"? shouldn't.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had tickets for a show at the Bass Performance Hall and the Bird Cafe is right across the street. It has charming ambiance and many creative dishes to share.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had an unpleasant experience at Bird Cafe for the second time. When we ordered, we were told my husband's lamb would take 45 minutes, which we said was fine. We ordered wine and appetizers, and then the main courses came instead in 15 minutes. The lamb was basically raw, and totally inedible. My fish tasted "fishy", either an old piece or one that had been frozen and badly handled. The server did not bring my dinner wine until after I was completely finished with my food. He did graciously offer us a dessert because of the problems with the meal and wine, however, we will not be returning to the Bird Cafe.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was friendly and accommodating but kitchen and bar were inexcusably slow. We informed our server about our post-dinner theater tickets and despite a two-hour dining window we waited nearly 30 mins for bar drinks and had to cancel two food orders.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This place is awesome and so is the staff and waiter team. On this past saturday my family and I got together with over 20 + people for a brunch and gift exchange. The staff did an AWESOME job of accommodating us and making sure we were all able to be seated in the same area. This was last minute for us and not well planned, but Bird Cafe staff made it come together flawlessly. BIG THANKS to Kaylee the hostess and waiters Zach, Amanda and Kendall. I will def be returning to this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Cozy
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a reservation for a small group, but we ended up with 21 in our party, Cafe's Hostess and Wait Staff was amazing. They accommodated us and made the upstairs dining available to us. I give your establishment 5 Stars. (The food was great)!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Met an old friend for a quiet evening and that’s what we had. Perfect. Wait staff was attentive, but let us take our time. Second visit. Enjoyed it greatly!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyed brunch very much. My friend and I shared a sweet and savory dish. We had the lemon ricotta pancakes, and the benedict creole. The creole was outstanding, and very different, which is what I look for...something you can't just get anywhere. But the lemon ricotta pancakes were overdone. Just a little too dark for my taste. Sat outside and watched the people in Sundance square while enjoying hibiscus mimosas...which were delish! Overall great meal, and will go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was such a fun place to visit, big portions to share! We found out the restaurant has 2 sister restaurants in the north Dallas area and will be trying them as well. Good southern comfort food.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Tragic at best. I would avoid this place like the plague. They take advantage of their location and all of their waitstaff could care less about true customer service. The food is mediocre they only thing that they have going for them is an excellent location and a unique dining room

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It took forever to get a drink menu then it took forever to get a glass of wine. We ordered our appetizer of hummus which took forever to get then our food came out immediately so the hummus got cold and nasty while we ate our food. My chicken was raw and BLEEDING. When the waiter finally showed back up he tried to make excuses after saying he didn't want to make excuses, but when he saw the blood he took it back to the kitchen. He comped the chicken, but I feel the hummus should've also been comped since it got gross and was no longer enjoyable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. That is all you need!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We can never say enough good things about Bird Cafe. It is simply one of our favorite places for any sort of special night out. The food is outstanding and the service staff are always friendly and eager to answer any questions. Inside or outside seating, you just can’t go wrong!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Sad to say, this was our first and will be our only visit to Bird Cafe. Lovely restaurant and great location for pre or post Bass Hall evening. Upon arrival, we were escorted to a table next to a service area, so we asked for a booth nearby but in a less heavily traveled area. There were only three tables inside with diners, but they still refused our request to move to a booth. I don’t care how good the food is at a dining spot(and it was average at best), refusing a simple request is enough to send me elsewhere. As a side note, the items on the menu were nothing imaginative and the prices were quite high for the quality. There are many fine restaurants in Fort Worth that are far superior and much friendlier.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We enjoyed the outdoor patio. The meal inside was creative, but disappointing. I think they need a more extensive menu, with the goal of pleasing a wider range of appetites. While I consider myself somewhat of a foodie, my meal just wasn't very satisfying. My companions were only mildly impressed. Loved the building and ambiance, but felt the food didn't deliver.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was great, food was fabulous! Had the smoked salmon on bagel - enough for two people but I ate almost all of it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our brunch was a delightful experience. The Creole Eggs Benedict and French Press coffee was superb! Our server was professional and attentive. A lovely restaurant - we can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The location is wonderful. The chicken on my cobb salad was dry. The lamb was delicious. They were understaffed so the wait to get served was too long.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food is unique and fresh. We especially enjoyed the Bar B Q ribs and fries. We also enjoyed the oysters on the half shell and the deviled eggs. The service was outstanding. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We did The Bird Cafe for Thanksgiving Brunch...a unique twist on Thanksgiving dishes in a brunch setting. They pulled it off. The restaurant was not crowded and the atmosphere was very relaxing. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

We had an awesome time dining at the Bird Cafe. They handled a large crowd of 12 masterfully while the Parade of Lights was happening. Great food and a great place to take pictures around the fire pit upstairs over looking Sundance Square!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great location. Food was good, but a few improvements are possible: dressing that came on Cobb salad was very average, toppings on burger were so moist that bun completely fell apart and had to eat with a fork. Drink options were very good.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We go to Bird prior to events at the Bass Hall. For a quick lunch before a play we each had a cup of chili and we split a grilled cheese sandwich. The chili is more like roast beef in gravy (really good!)

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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