Permanently Closed - Birds & Bubbles

4.3
305 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. If you do not see an available table we encourage you to call - 646•368•9240 - or visit our website - birdsandbubbles.com - to book your reservation.

Birds & Bubbles, is the first full-service restaurant from Sarah Simmons, owner of CITY GRIT Culinary Salon in New York City.

Using the highest quality seasonal ingredients, The Birds & Bubbles menu features dishes paying homage to Simmons’ southern roots with an elevated take on Southern classics. This includes dishes often served for Sunday Supper, such as her Buttermilk Fried Chicken. These new twists on old favorites bring global flavors to familiar dishes served side by side with bubbly from the team’s favorite champagne producers.

Voted Grub Street’s “Best Late- Night Food in New York City” we offer a late night menu Friday and Saturday 11:00pm -1:00am.
Great music, Great Food! Come join us!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Monday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am Dinner
Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm Dinner
11:00 pm-2:00 am Late Night
Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Brunch
6:00 pm - 10:45 pm Dinner
11:00 pm-2:00 am Late Night
Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Brunch
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dinner
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Phone number
(646) 368-9240
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sarah Simmons
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Cross street
Broome and Grand
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Grand Street (B,D)
Bowery (J,Z)
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a friend in town, and we were (as always) looking for a delicious, good value, short wait brunch spot. We spied Birds & Bubbles randomly on OpenTable, and with a name like that, we were sold. We took a Lyft to Chinatown - immediate confusion. When they let you out of the Lyft, look down. The staircase leads you to a pretty hip spot. Nice bar, then a back room with a handful of tables. Good smells. Brunch cocktails (no deals, so $14 a pop. Recommend a cocktail over the cordial/champagnes, but that's me. My friend loved the Bloody Mary.) I had the birdies in a blanket (chicken fried in cinnamon waffle batter). Uh-mazing. Four pieces, so recommend a side. The grits or the crispy potato salad, for sure. My friend got the Christmas casserole, and it was delicious. We have at least three more dishes we want to try, so definitely going back. Will probably drag others as well for the grits.

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London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

I have sent an full email to the restaurant. Over an hour for our food which was burnt and dry. Offered 2 hard biscuits as a consolation.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome - great cocktails and southern favorites with a modern twist

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute place and has a good variety of southern classics. Found it a little pricey, even for a date night.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I went when they first opened and the fried chicken was really good. On this visit, it wasn't. The skin was soggy and was over-peppered and under-salted. Won't be going back.

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really cool place to go with friends. The food was delicious and portions are generous. The champagne and cocktail list was great- really enjoyed our drinks!

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TC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Justin was incredible and gave stellar recommendations. The duck was awesome, and the potatoes.... o the potatoes...

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

It was really great as always but it just seems that every time I go there they keep us waiting at the bar to be seated... even when I've made a reservation. On multiple occasions they've had to give us free champagne while we were waiting because they felt so bad. I never mind free champagne so it doesn't bother me but if you're someone who likes to stick to a tight schedule or you're in a rush it might create a problem!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst brunch I've ever been to. Noisy, crammed place, horrible expensive food, slow service and overall terrible experience. The reviews on OpenTable don't make any sense to me.

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New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good was good and great service

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GL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We saw mixed reviews before visiting but decided to give it a shot anyway. That was a mistake. Everything was so-so, except the (i) service, which was less than that and (ii) crispy potato salad, which was good. We had cocktails (Catywampus and Seelbach) and entrees (Birdies in a blanket and Chicken & egg biscuit) and none of us were wowed or even intrigued. The space was chilly (the diners next to us kept their coats on through the meal) and the music volume went up and down without reason. The only plus: the bartender when we were there (Sunday afternoon) was not bad on the eyes. If I had to go back, I'd sit at the bar and ask him to make me something off-menu.

Note that the restaurant is not easily accessible for persons with physical disabilities as it's down a steep flight of stairs.

Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. While the theme is attractive, the restaurant severely lacks in execution.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing. Try the Brussel sprouts, out of this world. Great place to go on a date, very intimate spot.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is really delicious (especially the sides! definitely get the sprouts and crispy potatoes) and the wine selection is quite good, even if you--like me--are not a fan of bubbles you will probably enjoy your drinks and dinner here.

Just one word of caution, apparently it is possible that your reservation could be at the bar, which at this restaurant in particular is an extremely uncomfortable place to eat and enjoy a meal. Make sure you double check before showing up that you were not assigned seats at the bar. It almost happened to me and I am sure it would have severely decreased my enjoyment of my meal and the evening.

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BN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dear Pancreas,
Sorry but not sorry. The food I just ate is terrible for me but delicious. Crispy potato salad, prosecco and fried chicken...perfect.

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F
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely gem. Took a chance on this place and it didn't disappoint. Cozy, sophisticated and the food was tasty.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Need to close annex dining room until heat is restored

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow. Menu was overpriced. Quality of food and cocktails was decent.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service! Cool spot for groups of friends or a date great ambiance and awesome food!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall delish - could've done without the pineapple pilento dish - prosecco pours seemed a bit small

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Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the chicken friend in waffle batter and the chicken biscuit sandwich. Prices were reasonable and our server was friendly. Nice little spot to try for brunch.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat at the bar and had an excellent time! Service was awesome, super friendly and the food was exceptional. Highly recommend

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak Tartare and the Chicken liver mousse were so delicious. Shrimp and Grits is a must and so are the Brussels sprouts. Great wine by the bottle at such a nice price. I wouldn't order the chicken again sadly. It's spicy with no note on the menu of it being so. They kindly accommodated our "all dark meat" request at no extra charge (huge deal, very kind!) but I couldn't enjoy it because of the spice, medium
Level heat so it's not crazy, just sensitive to it.

The staff was amazing, superstars! Friendly and chatty. I witnessed someone being an hour late for their reservation and the host accommodated her without question. I loved the way I saw him handle the situation.

We'll definitely be back!

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New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious and very unusual. Our only complaint was the service was very slow. From the time we ordered until we received our food it was 1 1/2 hours.

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really good. Had the grits and chicken/waffles. Staff was great. Knowledgeable. Made great recommendations. Will visit again when in town.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Overall the experience was not good. Don't bother ordering wine as the glasses are $14 a piece and "measured out to exactly 4oz". The waiting area is super small and smelled like trash from the kitchen. Would not go back.

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San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

When we walked by on Saturday evening, the restaurant was full and lively. It looked like a great place, with a great menu. We returned the next day and were the only ones there. The service was fine, but the food was average, nothing special. We got chicken, but were unable to order only dark meat, so we ended up with a chicken breast that neither of us care for. And while the décor is nice, the ambience isn't quite the same when you're the only ones there. That said, clearly folks like it on a Saturday night!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a great experience! Food was awesome, thank you chefs! Service was great and we will be back.

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l
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went her with my husband wen I was in NYC last weekend on vacation. The food was awesome. Best Fried chicken tenders ever and the hot potato salad is to die for you must order it. Last but not least you must try the champagne with the cordial of your choice "perfect".

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Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

We arrived half and hour early for our reservation so we grabbed drinks. When it was time to be seated, the hostess told us a few more minutes, but we waited 20 minutes more. After being seated, we waited 30 minutes until the server came back to take our order. I notified the hostess and waiter twice before he came over. It wasn't that busy when we were seated so I don't understand why it took so long to be served. By the time our food arrived, my mother had met up with us and she drove in from Bethlehem, PA. The food is good but definitely not worth the wait or bad attitude and service.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around!!!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Excellent food and drinks!
Could not have asked for a better experience!

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New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The chicken is delicious. I love the potato salad and the biscuits. Definitely worth the reservation! The champagne, sparkling wine selections are very good.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre, venue was small, atmosphere was good for a date! Would recommend for the experience but beware, it is very small!!

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New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I wanted to be in love with this place but I just "liked" it. Waiter wasn't knowledgeable at all - kept saying they changed the menu so he didn't know when we asked him a basic question. It was empty so I don't know why he couldn't just study the menu...? Food was good and drinks were good. Warm potatoes with the garlic aoli were the best thing we had. Would go back with a big group and sit outside - worth another shot. Oh and the music is fun (think 90s rap and r&b)

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great brunch sat outside very nice setting will be back soon

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DJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

The staff are very friendly and accommodating The food was rather sub par, especially for destination dining. (We in Chelsea) Best I can say is that its interpretive dining and pricey at that.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the ambience is great! The music complements the southern food well and creates a vibe/experience. I will definitely be back! (However if you're looking for a boozy brunch wouldn't recommend it... I'm all about the food so it was excellent for me).

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my friend from Ireland here for her birthday. It was such a beautiful evening and lovely to sit out in the garden area. Staff was so sweet and helpful and they made my friend feel very special on her birthday. The food was awesome. Champagne super yummy. Everything adorable. Will definitely be back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and creative menu with an attentive server. We made a last minute reservation for brunch with friends and were not disappointed. Food was well priced, however the cocktails were a little pricey.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birds & Bubbles is a sweet, rare find. The food was delicious and the staff were terrific. A definite must!

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