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Bird Dog Bar

4.0
4
165 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bird Dog Bar is located on the lobby level of the The Oread, Lawrence’s premier hotel. Bird Dog Bar / On The Hill features delicious burgers, nachos, sandwiches, spinach dips, and wraps. The Oread also houses On The Hill, which has an exquisite menu of Italian Farmhouse Cuisine. Must call for reservations for On The Hill.
FREE valet parking for non-overnight dining guests (with the exception of special event weekends and home KU games)

Perched atop Mount Oread, at the north gate of The University of Kansas, The Oread has spectacular views over the Kaw River Valley and the University of Kansas campus. Before or after dinner, please take the Private elevator and venture up to The Nest, the rooftop bar.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    BIRD DOG Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:30 am

  • Phone number

    (785) 830-3921

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Looking for the perfect place to host an unforgettable party or intimate gathering? There is no need to look any further. With the ability to rent your own space and the affordable prices, The Oread is the ultimate environment to let loose and let your worries escape you. From a delightful dinner and dance in one of our spectacular ballrooms to a night of dancing and laughing in the bars, the opportunities are endless. The assortment of food that our amazing chefs can prepare upon request and the atmosphere will put guests in a state of complete enjoyment and utter amazement.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call Kyle at 785-830-3921 for information on private bird dog events.

  • Private party contact

    Jake Crane: (785) 830-3921

  • Neighborhood

    Lawrence

  • Cross street

    1200 Oread Ave

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet for restaurant guests.

  • Entertainment

    In the summer, enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays at our sister bar, The Nest on Ninth, just 9 floors above the Bird Dog Bar. Occasional cover charge applies.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 165 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation on OpenTable. When we arrived we were informed that OpenTable ‘wasn’t working’ and we could wait an hour for a table. Very disappointing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was great, service was not. We were one of only a handful of tables at the time. There were multiple servers working even though it was slow. We were in a corner which I did appreciate however we rarely saw our server. We never got our appetizer and couldn’t get more drinks ordered. After our meal was done our server did come back and ask if we wanted more drinks. They were also out of multiple items on the menu but we weren’t informed until we tried to order the items and then the server said oh I think we’re out of that… French fries were one of the items they were out of. Maybe you tell us before we look at the menu when you’re out of French fries.
  3. TM

    TiffanyM

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and drinks were delicious. Atmosphere was perfect for a Sunday lunch with family.
  4. J

    Janetnet

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Said brunch was served till 11am on the website however brunch stopped being served at 9:45am
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Fine if your a student going to watch the game
  6. CS

    CharlieS

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was a basketball game night, but the place seemed short-staffed. The food was good, there seemed to be some confusion as what was available, as a result of it being game night.
  7. JJ

    JuanJ

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Our server took too long to greet us, take our drink order, forgot to give us steak knives for our dinner, and forgot to bring my wife her sangrias.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my daughter’s 17th birthday and we had a family get together. The waiter, bartender and staff were super nice and accommodating not to mention super friendly. Appetizers, entrees, desserts and cocktails were excellent. We were able to make a reservation and enjoyed the free valet parking.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went NYE and ate at On The Hill. The aioli shrimp appetizer was wonderful. For mains we had the KC strip the gnocchi bolognese. Both were well-prepared and tasty. The wine list was short, but some nice choices at reasonable prices. We enjoyed a French Syrah. Service was very good, and all the staff were very friendly.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation celebration
  11. k

    kaw1

    St. Louis

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    They did a great job taking care of such a large group of people. We will definitely return when we are back in town!
  12. MV

    MurphView

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    Had a reservation Afro 7:15 and sat down at 8:30 PM. Several open tables including 2 long tables. The manager walked away and said I needed to speak with the hostess. None of the hostesses knew what to do and I still don’t know what was going on. The staff was kind and finally accommodating but I would not work for the manager. They are the only gig on campus and it’s too bad. They need some competition.
  13. s

    stephanieg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Had a great time at the Oread and Bird Dog restaurant. Great place
  14. RB

    RichardB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The worst dining experience ever. The service was ridiculously bad. We waited 40 mins and complained to other waiter that we need to be helped and nobody help. The food was almost as bad as the service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service! Would definitely go back!
  16. C

    Chris

    Kansas City

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! All the way around!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall average experience.
  18. TP

    TravelingPalate

    Kansas City

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Took family to enjoy The Oread, views from the Nest, the tribute to dogs and explore breakfast and lunch options. Great breakfast selections including their various egg Benedict options and bacon infused waffles. Lunch included a tasty chicken carbonara, numerous classic sandwiches and salads. Tried the citrus grilled chicken which touched the right notes with strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple and candied pecans. Happy to return for the limestone ambiance and variety of good food. Will check out the fried pickles and queso next time.
  19. BC

    BillC

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good atmosphere and all the waitstaff and employees were friendly and courteous, the food was amazing and we had very fast service and price was very affordable. We will definitely recommend Bird Dog Bar and will be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great evening to be outside! Beautiful patio area!
  21. J

    Jane57

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Father’s Day
  22. S

    Sarah

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience
  23. SF

    ShellyF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I had eaten at the Bar while my daughter attended KU a few years ago but hadn't visited since. Brought friends and we felt that the quality and prices were awesome! We'll be back. Took a quick peek of the Nest while we were there. Had another concert to attend so didn't stay this time. Will look for a band to come back and enjoy with drinks some weekend down the road.
  24. LM

    LilyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved eating at Bird Dog on my last day in Lawrence; definitely a great way to kick off graduation day!
  25. MN

    MarcieNJ

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service food and fun atmosphere for KU fans.
  26. LH

    LauraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good, and the ambiance was warm and inviting!
  27. JW

    JWilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The bar has valet parking which is very nice and it's very large to accommodate big groups. Inside the Hotel it's very cool Old Stone work nice bar to have drinks at and watch games too.
  28. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We went to On the Hill for Christmas Eve. Expected it to be busy but it wasn't. We were sat at 6:30 and our food did not come to the table for almost an hour. We were told that the kitchen was backed up. Totally understandable if you don't have a full staff and it was a holiday. Not a big deal. When our food arrived, it was warm at best. I don't mind waiting that long but the food should be hot. All three of our meals were cold. Terrible.
  29. BM

    BrandyM

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving was excellent! The food and staff were amazing.
  30. DG

    DougG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great location, wonderful service, good food and daily specials - everything you need!
  31. EH

    ElaineH

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Bad experience, very slow service, food cold. Water dripping down from ceiling. Would not recommend
  32. L

    Laura

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family was in town visiting. The food was great, the server was fast, and the manager came out flying a huge helium Shark drone for Shark week....he was really fun and entertaining. We have always enjoyed dining here. It was neat to go to the 8th floor and look out over the KU campus and the football field.
  33. JW

    JoeW

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This evening my wife and I had the displeasure of eating at the Bird Dog Bar in the Oread Hotel. What was supposed to be a relaxing dinner was anything but. I asked for a glass of merlot and our waitress looked at me dumbfounded, finally she asked if this was a wine! I ordered the Salmon with a teriyaki glaze, they forgot the teriyaki and the salmon was severely overcooked. At the end of the main course the waitress gave us the bill, didn’t ask if we wanted coffee or dessert, and just walked away. We decided, rightly or wrongly, that rather than make a scene we would pay the bill and would just never frequent this place again. Also, it was strange that we were not given a guest (second) copy of our credit card receipt for our records. On the way out the door they started to vacuum the restaurant even though it was still dinner service and the place was mostly full. I told the hostess that I could not believe they started vacuuming during dinner hours! Imagine my surprise when I got home and found out that my credit card had been charged for a 20% tip even though I had left 15%. I called the restaurant told them my concern, asked for a manager and waited on the phone for 10 minutes. Finally I was told there was no manager available even though 2 were on staff when we left; I left a message with the hostess and asked them to have a manager call me. It is now an hour and a half later, I called back and was told that a manager was still not available. I informed the hostess that I was planning to post a negative review if I did not hear back in 10 minutes. One minute later he called back! I decided to post this as a warning to future patrons. This place is a disaster, do not waste your time here!!!
  34. DD

    DinerDan

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    When we arrived they did not have any record of our reservation. I received an email from Open Table to confirm our reservation then another email asking for me to confirm. On The Hill is a small Italian restaurant in a large hotel on the campus of the University of Kansas. The hotel manager got on his phone and could see our reservation yet the maitre d’ did not look at or not have access to Open Table. He was completely booked.but we were seated at a table off to the side in an overflow/storage area. Once seated we were not greeted by a wait staff. We could see the maitre d’ and a couple of staff “arguing” over who would wait on us. After 10 minutes of still not being waited on, we left. I was very disappointed as I had been wanting to try this new restaurant. How can a restaurant be on Open Table yet not access any reservations made!?! It is not 100% the fault of Open Table yet it does not create confidence.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On The Hill was spectacular. The food was outstanding, the wait staff and manager were very attentive and knowledgeable. Will be back soon and recommend to family and friends.
  36. a

    angelah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice place to eat. I ordered the mushroom burger and it was delicious!
  37. KE

    KatieE

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance, food, wine, and service! Wasn't very crowded on a weeknight. The owner greeted us, told us about the menu, talked to us about our wine preferences, and recommended a bottle that was perfect for both our tastes. Had the pork and it was perfectly done!
  38. PT

    PeTeri

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The onion soup was OK but not great. The ribs were very good but the fries were only warm, rather than hot.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to watch KU basketball. Super fun crowd mix of students and townies. Great service and food. If you haven’t been to Bird Dog in a while I suggest you check it out. They have really stepped up their game !
  40. L

    Locals

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate at On The Hill with friends from out of town. Wanted to go somewhere new and interesting, so was hoping this would be the place. It delivered. The food was so good! Not knowing what to expect, we were more then thrilled.

FAQs

Bird Dog Bar is rated 4 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Bird Dog Bar

1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS 66044

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1200 Oread Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Lawrence

  • Hours of operation

    BIRD DOG Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:30 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet for restaurant guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    In the summer, enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays at our sister bar, The Nest on Ninth, just 9 floors above the Bird Dog Bar. Occasional cover charge applies.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (785) 830-3921

  • Catering

    Looking for the perfect place to host an unforgettable party or intimate gathering? There is no need to look any further. With the ability to rent your own space and the affordable prices, The Oread is the ultimate environment to let loose and let your worries escape you. From a delightful dinner and dance in one of our spectacular ballrooms to a night of dancing and laughing in the bars, the opportunities are endless. The assortment of food that our amazing chefs can prepare upon request and the atmosphere will put guests in a state of complete enjoyment and utter amazement.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call Kyle at 785-830-3921 for information on private bird dog events.

  • Private party contact

    Jake Crane: (785) 830-3921

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