Branch & Bird

4.4
176 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Branch & Bird offers a contemporary menu and an array of cocktails, beer & wine atop the Sky Lobby Level of Frost Tower Fort Worth. With unrivaled views of the city from the outdoor patio and a menu that highlights regionally sourced and seasonal ingredients from small artisan farmers and ranchers, we’re excited to bring you an extraordinary downtown spot to enjoy a remarkable view.

Happy Hour with featured drinks from 4:00 - 6:30pm Tues-Fri!

Second Sunday Brunches this season: 8/11, 9/8, 10/13!

Wine on the Skyline Wednesdays music lineup: 7/17 Andrew Sullivan, 7/24 Adrian Garza, 7/31 Bryan Lucas, 8/7 Ellie Meyer

* Due to high demand and limited seating, we recommend that guests interested in patio seating make reservations if visiting for cocktails, mid-day or evening service. Wait times without reservations could be as long as an hour or more.

** Professional Photography: email info@branchbirdfw.com

Specials

Live Music Series...Wine on the Skyline

Live Music
Half Price Wine Bottle List

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 12, 2019

Ends: August 29, 2019

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-8:00PM

What 176 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Quiet
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
MH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, great healthy food, lovely place.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Overall, I’d recommend this restaurant for lunch or happy hour due to the music, view, location and drinks. We made dinner reservations here for a special night out and sat on the patio and to enjoy good local music. Unfortunately, it was still pretty hot out and was over 20 minutes before we were greeted or given water by anyone after being seated. There were several employees working with the surrounding tables and many opportunities to notice us waiting, but we had to ultimately go to the hostess stand to request a waiter for our table.
It was disappointing since we were looking forward to a special experience. We were comped 2 appetizers asa result, which we appreciated, but we’ll likely be back for drinks only next time.

SS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect spot for pre-theatre dinner -- menu and drinks were creative and delicious. Service was immaculate and got us out of there on time! Comfortable seating for party of 6 with no trouble hearing and no discomfort with temperature. (Some restaurants are so cold and loud!) . Unanimous BEST creme brûlée every tasted, with experienced creme brûlée judges present.

DR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not very impressed with Bird and Branch. Very limited menu. I had the “taco Special “ which were three of the smallest steak tacos known to man, and they were as as bland as could be. The drinks are very small, and very pricey. The best thing about this place is the view, which is great if you’re a national park, but not a restaurant. I won’t be returning.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and excellent service. We sat on the patio with a beautiful breeze.

KK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was the perfect venue for a friend’s birthday!!

CT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was excellent. The food was wonderful and the waitstaff was very attentive. I wish it were better promoted. This was the next to last Second Sunday Brunch. I learned of it by accidentally seeing the sign in front of their building.

JF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the atmosphere and the service was amazing!

MB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Came for the views and stayed for the food! There was live music on the patio, weather was perfect and we even got to see the fireworks from Panther Island Pavilion because the views are so great 12 floors up. We had a couple of bottles of rose, the elk tostadas, hummus and salads all around. The food was great, but the ambiance and city views make this a nice change of pace from our usual dining experiences in Fort Worth.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the view and the food was yummy! Excellent service!

Branch & Bird
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view and great service, but had an app, petite tenderloin (over cooked), and dessert but left still hungry.... small portions for price. Pork tamales were good!

j
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant with an incredible view. We enjoyed the elk tostados (to die for) and the unwrapped tamales. Both appetizers were fantastic. Husband and I shared the swordfish and shrimp ceviche for dinner. The ceviche was in an heirloom tomato. The chef came out to say hi and was very warm and personable. I highly recommend!

Branch & Bird
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
MS
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time visit on a Wednesday night before a show. Food was good; had the summer peach salad and flatbread pizza. Live music on the terrace with nice view of downtown. Wednesday nights also offer half price bottles of wine. Overall a nice experience.

F
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing. From the time we walked in the door we were greeted kindly and our server took great care of us. The food came out quickly and tasted fresh, flavorful, and of highest quality. Will come back again for sure!

Branch & Bird
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
T
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tamales were my favorite. I will have dreams of them.

Branch & Bird
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Lunch menu is small but the views are grand.

Branch & Bird
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
d
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I'm a fan of this place. The quality of food is great. I took my nieces and nephews here for lunch as a Downtown experience. They loved the patio perched beautifully on the 12 floor of this building. Very cool experience. I gave 3 stars for the cost of lunch because when I dine alone, my total bill (lunch, drink, gratuity) is generally $20, so I visit less frequent than I would like. I knew they did not have a kid's menu on this particular outing and was prepared to pay.

Branch & Bird
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
GF
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took friends for a birthday lunch. Food was delish, service attentive and atmosphere very pleasant.
It's wonderful to be able to have a conversation without trying to overcome loud, competing sounds!

Branch & Bird
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch was wonderful!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was embarrassingly terrible. We only made it to appetizers before deciding we would be leaving.

H
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were very excited about dining here, the sunset view, the hype. The view was absolutely incredible at sunset, our server was very kind but absent from time to time, the food was fairly tasty but overall it was not worth the price.

LW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an awesome experience. The place was beautiful and the views were amazing. Everyone was friendly. The food was great!

Branch & Bird
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience! We look forward to seeing you back soon.

Report
E
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

View is what makes this restaurant special
Food was marginal...elk tostados needed flavor! Main courses also just average for the above average price....service was excellent Would go back , but just for cocktails

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

Awesome view, great service, delicious food.

Branch & Bird
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
LJ
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Other than storm that blew in and ruined our dinner on patio - it was nice

Branch & Bird
Responded on August 5, 2019

I am so sorry that the crazy Texas weather disturbed your dining experience, we would like to thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you chose to dine with us.

Report
HY
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The bar was extremely slow but food came out promptly. Beautiful view of the sunset!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and best view of downtown Fort Worth

Branch & Bird
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem of a restaurant, the food, service and ambiance are wonderful. We will definitely return.

Branch & Bird
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
TN
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Live music inside louder than what I wanted so I sat outside. Pretty voewbut very warm temp.

KB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The views were amazing and the drinks were tasty. The food was good as well. There was an event going on that we weren’t a part of so the service was a little slow, but they gave us happy hour pricing on our drinks even past the 6:30 cutoff so that was really nice. We would definitely go again. One quick note, they have happy hour drinks daily but the appetizers are only discounted on Monday’s.

BA
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The whole patio was in the hot sun for the first 30 minutes of brunch. Food was good. Service a little slow. Disappointed in the "view." Saw buildings and a crane. We dressed a little nicer than casual. Some folks wire shorts.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had appetizers and drinks, the wine was a bit overpriced. Great service, quiet, sat on the patio, great view!!!

Branch & Bird
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience! Please visit us on Wednesdays through the summer for 1/2 off wine and live music.

Report
RR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, food and ambiance.

Branch & Bird
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! And it’s my 4yo’s favorite downtown restaurant

Branch & Bird
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience!

Report
BB
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a nicely diverse menu. The food was outstanding and the setting casual. A wonderful place.

F
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

If you’re looking for ambiance, this place is it. I had them for dinner on a Friday night. I want to go back for a brunch, and am hopeful the food will be better. The food is simple, but it is good. I had a burger and the beef was juicy and tender. Also loved that they had charcuterie.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

needed to be finished, ready to go by a certain time and we were
cocktails were delicious but pricey

TM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Excellent rooftop location. Perfect for our anniversary. Fit the spot as a "nice" restaurant, without necessarily pricing us out of the ability to dine. That said, the couple dining next to us was a few drinks in and a bit loud. It squelched the nice ambiance. Also, after dinner a bunch of couples went over the side of the building for more comfy seating and to watch the sunset, but it was unclear to us if we could just head over there, if we needed to pay first, etc. By the time we were sure that area was open for mingling all the seats were taken.

Our charcuterie platter was outstanding and the lemon dessert was quite fine, but the Cuban sandwich I ordered was actually quite bad. I only ate half of it at the restaurant and couldn't stomach the leftovers. It seemed like the kind of sandwich I'd order at a generic chain restaurant and that I wouldn't enjoy there either. Also, the night we were there, they were out of sweet potato fries, which is one of their side dishes. That was disappointing too.

Overall, we had bad luck being seated next to the loud-speaking, tipsy folks and that bad luck continued when we couldn't figure out how the nice seating on the side of the building worked, but I really did find the food a bit lacking. If we're ever in Fort Worth again, I expect we won't go back.

Branch & Bird
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for choosing Branch & Bird! Anything less than 5 stars requires a discussion so I appreciate your detailed review of your experience. We have changed our cuban panini a bit and have taken the sweet potato fries off of the menu. The side seating on the patio and how that works is subject to change based on our capacity for the evening. I will visit with the staff to be aware of how the situation you encounter could be avoided. Thank you again.

Report
s
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wow! What a view and the ambiance is wonderful. This restaurant has amazing potential but fell short. They were out of several food and drink items that were on the menu which gave us the impression that have a cash flow issue. Our waitress, Laura was great.

Branch & Bird
Responded on June 6, 2019

Thank you for choosing Branch our Summer menu launched June 1 and so unfortunately some items weren't available that last week in May as they were coming off the menu. As a leadership team we have talked about the impression this can give.

Report
ML
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique restaurant with locally sourced food. Will be back next time we are in town!

Branch & Bird
Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for coming to Branch & Bird, we know there are a ton of choices out there and we are thrilled you had a great experience! We look forward to your next visit to Fort Worth!

Report
1
2
3
5