Blue Bird Bistro

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$30 and under
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Organic
Please help us stay open during these trying times! Our menu is available for carry-out or curbside delivery. Please call 8162217559 or text 9136383338 to order. We have gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian options!

*based on recommendations by our local and federal governments, blue bird bistro's dining room and bar will be closed to the public until further notice.

The idea behind blue bird bistro is a simple one. Actually, it's more an ideal than an idea. An ideal that starts with a passion for organic food and our desire to share its benefits. A belief in pure, all natural foods unburdened of artificial additives and preservatives. A responsibility to promote sustainable foods and the positive impact that it makes on our world. And a commitment to work closely with local farmers who share in these ideals.

The result is an eclectic mix of flavorful, delicious organic fare, ideal for the discerning diner. A diner who truly understands how good organic can be.
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LW17
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Grandkids were in town visiting and they requested we eat at the Blue Bird, as it's their favorite place to eat when they come to visit from the east coast.

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ChristinaL
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been one of our favorite restaurants since we discovered it. we've enjoyed everything on the menu but we always seem to come back for the bison burger. The cocktails are deliciously fun too.

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CodyC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bluebird Bistro! If your looking for a delicious brunch, or a romantic dinner, look no further. Everything on the menu is delicious, though I usually get the French toast. They have indoor or outdoor seating on a nice day. Check it out!

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ScottA
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and amazing organic food, with superior and friendly service. A Kansas City hidden jewel!

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vipRitaG
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, organic food!! Always a great choice!!

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Anabel
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New experience and enjoyed the vegan choices! Really enjoyed the atmosphere! It was more romantic than a Restaurant chain and loved the idea of healthy organic foods and locally grown foods!

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PaulB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinner experiences that I have had in 10 years. The Wednesday night “communal” meal hosted by Jane who owns the restaurant was absolutely one of the best meals and where strangers become friends over a meal. It was perfect! I will be back monthly to experience this wonderfully unique dining experience that you can’t find anywhere else in KC.

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jazzlovereats
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

My family and I were first time guests with reservations, and still had to wait fifteen minutes to be seated. Host and waiter were nonchalant about service and inconvenience. Our order was messed up, waiter did compensate on bill. I will not return.

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KCStacy
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, local food prepared to perfection! Server was very knowledgeable of wine pairings that really made for a terrific experience. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very disorganized staff. Food was ok.

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Cat25
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I’ve had good experiences in the past, but food wasn’t at its best...

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ThomasG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was slow, but good dinner overall. The food was good and menu was impressive! Great ambience, very charming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing! Service was terrible and food was mediocre. No apologies for bad service... just kept hearing it was a crazy night. Never going back. Should have turned around when the people leaving were wishing us good luck!

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JohnT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and serivice was excellant, We did have to wait 15 minutes past our 8:15 PM reservation.

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JoeT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited at the host stand for 45 minutes to be seated for our 7pm reservation, and were never seated. We walked across the street to Westside Local and had a great night. Blue Bird blew it.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The value and service has always been an issue after several experiences here. Ambiance is great but doesnt make up for subpar service and prices that dont match what you get.

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DianaL
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The service was all over the place. We didn’t have to wait too long for our food but we ordered everything at once. I think this place is fine on a normal night but can’t really handle the influx of customers on holidays. Food was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We really like this place but overall tonight things were off the mark. Service was slow. Seating was rigid based on time of reservation even if people arrived early vs late. Food was inconsistent in taste and quality. Would recommend flexibility and customer service focus. We watched several groups leave in disappointment either before being seated or shortly afterwards.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Arrived for a reservation at 5:45 p.m. It took a long time to be seated. We had tickets to a show at 8 p.m. We had to leave at 7:20 p.m. and had not received our meal yet. Service was very poor. Couldn't tell you how the food is, we didn't get a chance to try.

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TimS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner with wife and adult children

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vipMattM
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was organic and thoughtfully sourced, which is alway nice. But, the food was also really poorly executed. My wife and I ordered three menu items: vegetable soup, green curry dish, and spinach pasta. The vegetable soup was so over seasoned that the manager gave us a refund. He even tried the dish, agreed, and went back to tell the kitchen. The pasta and curry were just not good either. The kitchen seemed to be lacking fundamental techniques. It felt like we were served food from a friend learning how to cook. I really don't like giving negative reviews, but we would never go back and the prices were just ridiculous for the quality. I really love to support restaurants who focus on better sourcing, but that can't be an excuse for higher than average prices with poor execution.

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DebraK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Blue Bird in at least 10 years....not sure why we waited so long. It's in such a wonderful location, such a charming restaurant, and the food was excellent. We will be returning again soon!

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Lakewoodian
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent. My son and husband had the pork, I had the chicken. We also had the catfish nugget appetizer. We all would order our dishes again. Our server (Bridget) was great. We will definitely be back.

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vipRitaG
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Bird Bistro always delivers!!! Great food that tastes wonderful and is organic!!!

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AshleaB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I went during restaurant week, so they were very buys. With a 7:00 reservation we didn't get seated until almost 8:00. Other than the wait the service and food were great. I'd go back.

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JerryA
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The soup was tasty but too spicy for us. We enjoyed the bison bierocks and salmon burgers, and the cookies were warm and delicious. We did have to wait awhile for the cookies to finish baking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The space us fab-yoo-luss vintage, quaint and charming. The food, sourced locally, is dee-lish and the portions are just right.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect GNO place! Such a great atmosphere and wonderful food. Thank you for an amazing experience!

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vipCarolynC
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Great service. Delicious food. Nice wine selection. Cute decor. We look forward to our next meal here!

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vipIloveVegas
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Second time visitor and we really love this place, but they need to fix their wine issues. We bought a bottle of Napa Zinfandel ($79), and the bottle was warmer than room temperature - to us, we described the bottle as hot. Hot red wine at premium prices is not a good show. We can barely tolerate room temp red wine, so hotter than that can not only ruin the wine, but the experience.

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JulieZ
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their staff and food are both AMAZING!! Will come here now more often as it is close by and such a healthy alternative that still tastes incredible too! Thank you Theresa, you were such a doll to help me with my gluten free choices and changes, much appreciated all of you!

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PaulB
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Kansas City. The cozy atmosphere and great staff, and of course wonderful menu (it’s all great) makes it my favorite place for formal, informal or after yoga dining. 5-stars!

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TaylorB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This truly was one of the worst restaurant experiences I have ever had. A group of friends and I went here on a Friday night with a reservation at 8:00. There were only 2 other tables of people in the entire restaurant when we arrived, and no others arrived while we were there. The server was short with his words, mumbled a lot and expressed very little interest in us being there at all. We never got waters refilled, 2 people asked for a soup & entree - one of them only got a soul which tasted terrible, the other only got their entree. Two people ordered the black bean burger which tasted awful, and the rest of the table’s food was mediocre at best. The server continued to be terrible the rest of the meal - not responsive, rude and clearly just wanted us to leave even though there were only 2 other tables in the entire restaurant. It was terrible, and I would never ever go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Very attentive., kind and helpful. The food was even better. You can tell the ingredients are fresh and each dish was perfectly prepared. Our orders came out fast and the amount of food served gave us a bang for our buck.

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vipIlanaG
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably delicious food and really courteous, kind, and helpful servers. Also love the emphasis on supporting local farms. We will definitely be back!

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vipKCDuchess
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot to connect with old friends. Such an nice assortment of food offerings.

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WayneM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An old building. At upstairs, where it was like an old house, but nice. Service was a bit slow, but food was great. They made up for the slow service with a free desert.

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vipRussD
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A holiday dinner out in the Westside. Not too bad.

MR
vipMichaelR
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Terrible service! My husband’s order was input wrong, and by the time it was corrected, the rest of us had nearly finished our meals. My brother-in-law’s plate was served barely lukewarm, and was sent back to be re-heated. At the end, the separate checks were incorrect, and had to be redone. All in all, not a good experience. Probably will not return. There are too many restaurants in KC far better and a better value.

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jamesc
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was quiet and not crowded. Both of our meals were good. The owner dropped by to ask how our evening was going. The dessert recommendation was spot on. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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Blue Bird Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 221-7559.

Blue Bird Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 1189 OpenTable diners.

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