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Blue Bird Bistro

4.3
968 reviews
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$30 and under
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Organic
Perfect For:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Organic, Steak, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Monday to Thursday 7am to 9pm
Friday and Saturday 7am to 10pm
Sunday 9am to 2pm
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Phone number
(816) 221-7559
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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Catering
blue bird bistro will prepare organic, all natural and local food for your special event. E-mail us at events@bluebirdbistro.com for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th Street
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Parking details
A private lot is located just north of the restaurant. Street parking is also available in the area.
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Special events & promotions
Weekly Wednesday Night Table. Communal, 4 course dinner featuring items from local farms, with wine pairings. Starts at 7pm, Reservations recommended.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom at blue bird bistro! We'll be serving benedicts, bloody marys, French toast and mimosas, along with special seasonal offerings! Book early!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 968 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great well prepared natural foods! Including buffalo

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was my second time dining at Blue Bird Bistro, and it certainly will NOT be my last. Both the food and service are exceptional. We were having a hard time deciding between 3 entrees on the menu so we asked our server for a recommendation. She did not disappoint, although I think anything we would have ordered would have been delicious. The custom cocktails were amazing. They found a way to infuse fresh cilantro with vodka to produce an amazing strawberry lemon aid.

This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Another great meal at Bluebird! Always well thought and prepared food. Service is excellent and knows about the food as well. Typically quiet and great atmosphere with friends or date night.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food is delicious and eclectic. Two of our party are on the Keto diet, one of whom is vegetarian; and, we all found ample options for every taste. I had the Blue Bird Salad with a large portion of salmon, which was delicious. We had already been there a few times, and we will be back again and again.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for brunch. No bacon, salmon or plates.
Biscuits and gravy was pulled pork and no gravy.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband and I were in town for a wedding reception, and we were exited to find a free table at the restaurant for Easter brunch before we drove back home. We appreciated the little details, like crispy edges around a fried egg, and baking some texture into the pancakes.

The whole experience was great, and we’ll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great! We had such an enjoyable time! Truly, truly enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great Breakfast!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We've had many good experiences at The Blue Bird Bistro. The food and service is consistently good to above average. They have an adequate wine list and tempting cocktail offerings. This time we say on the bench with a table in the corner of the bench. It was a cozy spot but the benches could certainly use recovering a bit more padding for those of us who lack our own padding.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Atmosphere and service was good. However, the food was not good. The waitress said an entree was not spicy/hot and when I tasted it, it was so hot that I could not feel my mouth or taste anything. When I mentioned this, they offered to prepare it again and make it milder. It still was extremely hot and I could not eat it. My husbands black bean burger was not done. My son's dish was also extremely spicy and not edible. My son and husband did not say anything to the waitress about their dishes. In addition, my glass of wine tasted like it was old and my son's coke was flat and he had to ask for a new one. We were excited that they had non-meat items and gluten/dairy free items and wanted to like it, but food was very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We loved the Bluebird Bistro. We met extended family there and had a darling room in the back to ourselves. The food was excellent and high quality. We were looking for something healthy that would meet a large variety of dietary needs. Bluebird fit the bill. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Took my mother here for her birthday. It was great that she could get a half order of eggs Benedict because she cannot eat that much and most meals out are huge. We had the green curry which was fabulous.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The service was good but the food was only average. Somewhat disappointing.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Devin was a great waitress! Fancy pancakes were yummy!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

For the food, I would make a couple of changes to how my dish was cooked. It was a lovely catfish filet with kale under it (my choice, instead of rice), but the kale was under-cooked and way too chewy, and the cook did not even bother to take the spines or stems off, leaving big chunks of wood-like, un-chewable pieces attached to the slices. This is simply laziness—or maybe just not caring? Kale should be stemmed and cooked in a way that it doesn’t take forever to chew it. Other than that everything was really good.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This past New Year's Eve some friends and I did a big group dinner here, and the same group met up for brunch because we loved it so much the first time around. The food is just incredible (hooray for many vegetarian options on the menu), the space is gorgeous and welcoming, and the volume level is perfect in that you're easily able to hold a conversation over the music. So looking forward to coming here again and again.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food and service were amazing. The physical restaurant needs some attention. It is showing age and lacking in décor.
We asked for a good table upstairs. they sat us downstairs near the kitchen. The lighting was a little bright for a fine-dining experience. There was fluorescent light coming from the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

One of the better restaurants in Kansas City, great food and service, neat area of town.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a great server (Zach), who ensured that we had a great experience. Food was amazing. Definitely will return.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's day, had a limited menu. Waited 1 hr 50 min for food to arrive. Cost for value of meal didn't quite add up. Probably skip it for dinner in the future. Brioche French Toast Is good though during brunch.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a lovely experience.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I celebrated Valentine's Day at the Blue Bird and enjoyed it. My wife remarked that she is normally leery of Valentine's with the throngs all packing the restaurants, but we were both pleased to feel a mellow vibe at the Blue Bird that didn't feel crowded or busy even with all the tables full. Great food, healthy and local. Love the tin ceiling and tile floor. Service was attentive but not hassling us every 5 minutes to top off our water glasses. Thanks Blue Bird!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent food and service. Devin was our server and she was a pleasure!

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

They did have a few vegetarian choices which was appreciated. After ordering, it took a long time for the food to arrive. For some reason kitchen smoke filled the dining area which was odd as this restaurant has ambience it seems like they are trying to create a nice atmosphere inside. Was disappointed

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

We went there for the restaurant week, but ended up ordering regular brunch dishes. They were very good. Cozy, cute interior and great service. The only complain is the poor ventilation in the kitchen (we smelled like food by the time we walked out of the restaurant) But we will go back again for the great food.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Fabulous dining with local farm products! Great proportions and stylish wines/drinks. Great, courteous, prompt Service!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Our girls group went for restaurant week, so we got to try some things we normally wouldn’t order. It was a a great experience, even with a few of the menu items not available during our visit. None of us had been here before, but we would go back again if in the area or with a planned outing.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Vegan meals on the menu were not prepared correctly, therefore it took over an hour to get our food. We had a show to go to after dinner so we had to eat quickly and leave.

The manager did give a nice discount for the food taking a long time.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Blue bird salad was excellent and our waiter fantastic! Great ambiance and would love to return for more menu options. Grass fed beef was very tasty. Excellent breakfast and brunch items to try soon. Yummy vegan oatmeal cookie! Would love to go back again. Girlfriend and I stayed for a couple of hours chatting over lunch and never felt rushed.

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed the creative, delicious and locally sourced dishes, superb service and quant ambiance. The pork shank was the best my husband had ever eaten.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

They were sensitive about my food allergies and weren’t put out when I asked about ingredients. I enjoyed their blue feather drink. Everyone enjoyed their food and we were able to have intimate conversations without feeling rushed out the door.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was wonderful and fresh. Highly recommend. The waistress was the BEST!!

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening there. The restaurant was busy, so the staff was a little stressed and disorganized. The salmon was a bit overcooked and the presentation of my bison was not eye-appealing. But the food was very tasty and the sauces for both the salmon and bison complimented those dishes very well.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

They had some issues the night we went. They were running behind to begin with and even with reservations, it took a long time to get seated, order and get our food. We ended up having to rush ourselves and run to the Symphony so we wouldn't miss our ticket time. My salmon was overcooked and everything was kind of bland. A woman sitting next to us had a chicken breast brought out that was raw in the middle and instead of taking the whole plate of food, they only took the chicken to cook more. I don't think that is good policy with a food like chicken. She didn't want to eat the part that it had been sitting on, which I don't blame her. We were sat right next to a storage area where they actually had to have my husband move in the middle of our dinner. They kept going back into that area and it was very distracting. It was disappointing to have our anniversary dinner here. I imagine every night isn't that way, but I don't think we'll ever be back.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic entrees but not served hot. Busy night and service team a bit overwhelmed. Potentially perfect, just not this time.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Fabulous dining with local farm products! Great proportions and stylish wines/drinks.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good food. Kind server. Adorable neighborhood. Extremely tiny kitchen + big menu = don’t be in a hurry.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I very much enjoyed my first time at Blue Bird during KC Restaurant Week. The ambiance inside was nice, servers were friendly and the food was good. Loved having all the organic, local, and seasonal options. Good can be healthy and still taste great! I was there for lunch but I saw people around me eating breakfast food and it looked fantastic so I look forward to coming again and trying breakfast.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I’ve been here twice now and I love everything about it! Super cute, amazing food, awesome service! Can’t beat it.

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2018

No acknowledgment for Birthday even though reservation indicated so. It was FREEZING in the restaurant. Salad was dressed to the point of soggy. Tomato soup was like marinara.

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