Bird Cafe

4.5
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A chef-driven concept in Sundance Square Plaza offering fresh, seasonal plates, great wine, masterful cocktails, and craft beer in a refined, relaxed environment. Featuring a large patio space directly on the square.
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JD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have dined at the Bird Cafe several times for brunch prior to Fort Worth Symphony matinee performances. The meals have always been delicious. On my recent visit, I really enjoyed the Texas steak and eggs while my dining partner raved about her chicken entree. Although the chicken is fried, its coating is light and very crispy while the meat remains moist. We'll come back again.

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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food overall was horrible. I had the biscuits with ham & the grilled peaches & granola. The orange juice was served over ice. I was told it was fresh squeezed but not sure about that. The patio was booked which was a disappointment but even that would not have improved the food. The service was not the quality I would expect for the prices

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

Great food and service. The food was delicious and served in minutes. The wait staff on it. Will return happily.

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Bristol
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendly service from female server, food arrived quickly but with little formality..male server asked, Duck? And then put the dish on the edge of table away from me, not in front, no 'enjoy your meal' etc

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MH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Setting-ambience was great! Our waiter was very attentive! The New Old Fashion was excellent-very smooth. Our Spring salad was refreshing! The shrimp and grits were delicious and the sauce tasty, tasty. My disappointment was with the duck dish. The sauce was delicious but minimal tiny pieces of duck were almost hidden under the extremely thick dumplings. Otherwise the overall experience was extremely enjoyable!

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k
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect brunch on Mother’s Day! Second time eating there both times were great and outdoor seating is the best! Will definitely go again

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place to eat. Took both my wife and Mother in law and had incredible and delicious brunch. Outstanding service and the food is just awesome. Location and ambiance is perfect for busy business folks in Downtown or anyone visiting the square. It’s on my wish list for Father’s Day!

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DD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes for service and attention by owners! But the noise level made it hard to talk...very unnerving.

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W
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Our second time and second review. This experience was lunch. Not busy, had reservation requesting booth, tried to seat us at a table, I mentioned booth, caused the hostess mental distress. Those problems seemed to continue to the server.

Chips good, smoked chix salad sandwich good, reuben sandwich marginal. They believe that thick brisket makes a good reuben - not so! They tried for "homemade kraut" - misses the mark.

Our first visit was dinner during a festival and the managers had not planned well, ran out of food items and drink items. This lunch visit was not busy so no excuse for slow service - as in other people getting food before us who came in after and placed orders after us.

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s
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We love the Bird Cafe and have dined here multiple times usually with out of town guests. For our visit on Saturday night the food and drinks were amazing, the service however was not good. We arrived early to catch the Kentucky Derby and after 5 minutes the bartender finally came over and just stood in front of us no greeting, no can I help you, just an awkward stare like we had ruined his night by being there. I finally said we would like some drinks, he took the order, prepared the drinks then just sat them in front of us with no words. When we got our table the waitress was equally un inspiring, finally took our order then disappeared, cam back with the main course, but totally forgot to bring the appetizers or ask for additional drink orders.

Again, food is terrific and we love the location and atmosphere, but if service doesn't get better we will probably take it out of the rotation.

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TF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service

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H
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great, cozy patio, but it took forever to get our cocktails and our appetizer came out with our meal. No fault of our server b/c we saw him hussle the entire visit. Kitchen and bartender need to get moving...you’re ruining the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and I enjoyed the location especially. Would definitely recommend to friends and family for a great date night!

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BD
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was pre-show dining during Sunday brunch. The staff was great in helping us get to the show at Bass Performance Hall in time. We’ll be back!

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MP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff!

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AK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing find near Sundance Square. We had a wonderful brunch with the family. Everyone loved what they ordered - don't miss the house potatoes. Even though we did not get seating out on the patio, the buildings architectural touches inside were beautiful. Wonderful staff. Will come again for dinner on our next trip to FW.

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place and very convenient for us! We will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst dinning experience that we have had in a long time.

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K
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed Easter brunch at Bird Café, dining upstairs. Food was very good, as usual, and the bloody Mary was excellent. It’s a great place to take people from out of town to enjoy an historic Fort Worth building and sightsee around Sundance Square.

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DE
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great find on Sundance Square. A very ambitious menu from Chef Kyle removes this place from the ordinary to definitely worth a visit! The short ribs were delectable!

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F
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for a birthday and got wonderful, consistent service. Our waiter, Homer, was attentive. Our food, was well prepared. And once the heaters were replaced for fans, the weather was just short of perfect. It was a lovely location and one I would visit again. As far as first impressions go, it made a splash. Thank you for helping my 25th birthday be memorable.

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LB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Brunch. Poached eggs on POINT. Staff is Super friendly Julie is the Best server. Cannot wait to enjoy the patio this spring.

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TX
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Bird Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants. We have season tickets to Bass Hall and Bird Cafe is the perfect spot for a pre-show dinner. Unfortunately, we were a little disappointed on our last visit. We always order the muscles because usually they are some of the best you can get. This time, however, they were a little gritty and there could have been a little more sauce. Other than that small disappointment, the rest of the meal was fantastic. We had the Farmer's meat and cheese board, the pickled deviled eggs and for dessert, the cheesecake. We will be back and we are hoping it was just an off night for the muscles.

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W
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Interesting menu. Restaurant was out of the ingredients to make one dinner and one cocktail we ordered.

Server said, "So except for being out of the dinner and drink you ordered everything else was good, right?"

Shrimp and grits were very good. Ribs were fair. Duck and dumpling was okay.

Would give them another try, but won't rush back to do it.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Quite possibly the best burger I’ve had. And I’ve had quite a few! Great place to eat before you head over to Bass Music Hall. Just walk across the street!

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j
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, waiter a bit cranky. Mostly positive experience

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Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bird Cafe is always a planned restaurant stop while in Fort Worth. Located in the heart of Sundance Square, the food is always top notch and unique. The drink specials are creative and the service has never been anything but impeccable. Highly recommend!

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R
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch, delicious drinks, perfect location.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great brunch. Food was good but selection was small. Mimosas and Bloody Mary were wonderful!’ Staff was a lil slow but the place was packed. The building is beautiful.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very good experience. We had friends that came to meet us so we wanted to be sure our dining experience was good. They also enjoyed the restaurant and that made us feel good!!

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is delicious, though you do not get a lot with some of the dishes. The shrimp and grits only had about 1/2 cup of grits with 4 shrimp; more of an appetizer. RSVP was at 6pm and we let the waitress know we had to be to a show at 7:30 pm. We were seated by 6:10 pm, no appetisers ordered, didn't receive our food until almost 7pm which made us rush to eat and run to the show. We didn't order anything very conpkex. Disappointed because we let them know ahead of time our time commitment but still had a decent wait and had to rush. Worth it if you have extra time to spare.

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RL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed with the meal I had. I ordered the shrimp and grits plate. The portion served was more like an appetizer. The meal came with 4 shrimp and a scoop of grits. The meal tasted great but the was way to small for the price of $23.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very great place for breakfast!!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

The patio was very nice and fun. The food was OK, but VERY over priced for the tiny portions that you get.

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KE
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We had the mussels for an appetizer and the black cod with asparagus as a main course. The mussels were OK, but not as flavorful as others we've had in different restaurants. They were served with plenty of bread, though, to sop up the juice. The cod was cooked to perfection and the asparagus creme that covered the rest of the plate was good, although it didn't have much of an asparagus flavor. Peach cobbler for dessert -- a BIG serving. I don't think this place is quite worth the cost. One of us had the Pinot Grigio and another had a strawberry caipirinha. Both were fine. Service was attentive and excellent.

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JD
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I enjoyed terrific brunch entrees at Bird Cafe and we'll definitely come back again. Apart from a noisy crowd at an adjacent table, our whole experience was really great. It was Saint Patty's Day, so the noisy ones can be excused for celebrating a once a year event.

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MW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Steak was just ok. The fries were wonderful and the wait staff superb !

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j
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the evening. The food and the service was excellent. Beautiful space As well

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adorable interior great mimosas and food. What’s not to love?

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AS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice little spot for brunch in downtown. Food was excellent. Will be back.

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