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Birdy's Behind The Bower, New Orleans, LA

Birdy's Behind The Bower

4.6
4.6
528 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Birdy’s Behind the Bower is a breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot perched in the back of the Framework building, serving Southern-inspired, locally-sourced American cuisine alongside a welcoming outdoor courtyard. We partner with Sugar Roots Farm in New Orleans to source fresh, local ingredients for dishes that range from comforting, house-made breakfast staples to lighter, health-conscious fare. Celebrate on our chic patio or nestle in for a coffee and pastry to start your day.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (504) 302-2992
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Garden District
  • Cross street
    Between Thalia St & Melpomene St
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for brunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    American

  • New Orleans

    Great for brunch

  • New Orleans

    Great for outdoor dining

  • New Orleans

    American

528 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I wouldn’t know how the food taste because I never received it We waited patiently from 1:56 -3:47 and still no food. Don’t really know who our server was . Just so disappointed.

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  2. dallasfoodie

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here, out of towner from Dallas. Loved the pomegranate mimosa by far best one I’ve ever had. The avocado toast was fresh, airy and seasoned perfectly! But my favorite thing on the menu was the Brûlée Bananas Foster Waffles —- they were life changing! When im back in NOLA I’ll definitely be brunching here again!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the vibe and our server was very sweet and attentive. The chicken biscuit however was 0/10. It was mostly crispy and breading- hardly any chicken. Biscuit was dry and chicken had no flavor.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal, great service, amazing theme/decor, would make a point to come back here on my next trip to NOLA.

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  5. KathyS

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the biscuit board and my avocado toast. Great experience!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! A must visit on everyone’s list!

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  7. JulianaL

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super friendly staff (our server gave us tips on where to go around the neighborhood). The food is outstanding. I was initially afraid of risking a modern brunch spot in a city with so many tradicional ones, but no regrets. Pulled pork benedict and smoked trout croissants were out of this world.

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  8. TaraH

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our visit to Birdy’s was very enjoyable. Everything we ordered was delicious! The mocktail punch and Mardi Gras latte were extremely well done! The servers were friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend that you give it a try!
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 26, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, TaraH! We're thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable experience at Birdy's Behind The Bower. It's great to know that you found our food delicious and our mocktail punch and Mardi Gras latte to your liking. We're also glad that our servers could make your visit more enjoyable. Your recommendation means a lot to us and we're grateful. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Birdy's

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  9. Anabel

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere both indoors and outdoors. The food is eclectic , different from a regular breakfast spot.
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 14, 2024
    Anabel, We're happy to hear you had a 5-star experience dining with us this Mardi Gras season. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it truly means a lot. Best, Birdy's

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall pretty good experience. I’ve been here before just not as recently and had the breakfast board. I tried to venture off my normal, but wasn’t as satisfied. Food wasn’t bad, just not seasoned well enough for my liking. Beautiful place with a lovely asthetic.

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  11. Smile

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I brought my friends from out of town here from brunch. The ambiance is wonderful and we had excellent service (our server was a petite young lady). The menu looked awesome and I ordered huevos rancheros. Unfortunately I felt it lacked flavor so I look forward to going back and trying something else.
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 14, 2024
    Smile, We're happy to hear you had a good experience dining with us this Mardi Gras season. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it truly means a lot. Your feedback is very appreciated as it can only help us improve our craft! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Birdy's

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  12. TXfoodie

    San Antonio

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy lunch spot. Easy, casual atmosphere. Friendly service. Fresh food
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 9, 2024
    TX Foodie, We're so happy to hear you had a 5-star experience with us at Birdy's! Thank you so much for coming in and leaving a kind review, it means a lot! Come again soon! Best, Birdy's

    1 person found this helpful

  13. ToddL

    New Orleans

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They don't have a full bar, but found a way to make me an amazing Old Fashioned. I came there for a great burger. Win, win.
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 5, 2024
    Todd, thank you so much for dining with us at Birdy's. We're glad you enjoyed your Old Fashioned and burger. We hope to see you again soon!

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  14. sundaybrunchdiner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were really great and made my friend feel special and celebrated for her birthday!
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 5, 2024
    Dear Sunday Brunch Diner, We're glad to hear you enjoyed birthday celebrations during Saturday lunch. Thank you for your 5-star review & we hope to see you again soon! - Birdy's

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  15. CatherineH

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most friendly restaurant we have been to in a while. It was a pleasure time there.
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 5, 2024
    Catherine, We're glad to hear your enjoyed your time with us here at Birdy's. It was a pleasure to serve you & we hope to see you back in soon! Best, Birdy's

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  16. GregR

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great spot with excellent food. NOLA needs more breakfast places (you can get in without waiting hours) and I hope they do very well.
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 5, 2024
    Greg, We're glad to hear you enjoyed breakfast with us :) Let's do it again sometime! Best, Birdy's

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  17. LaurenM

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birdy's is one of my favorite places. It is a beautiful restaurant with stunning food, but what makes it special is that everything is also delicious. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 5, 2024
    Lauren, Thanks so much for your review! It makes us so happy to hear that you enjoy spending your time with us. We hope to see you in again soon! Best, Birdy's

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  18. WayneT

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We reserved for 11:30 on a Sunday- we expected it to be busy, and it was. Our waitress was very sweet, we did have to ask a few times for utensils but no big deal, her section was very full. Overall the food was good. This place is decorated very cute, it’s small with high ceilings so it is a little Loud, but didn’t bother us too much.
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 5, 2024
    Wayne, We're glad to hear you enjoyed brunching with us! Thank you for being patient during peak hours and for providing feedback we can pass along to the rest of our team. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Birdy's

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious it was the perfect spot for a long lunch with friends!

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  20. Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was way too spicy for my liking. Had I known how spicy it was I would have ordered a different dish. My friend ordered the same dish and she agreed it was way too spicy for her liking, as well.
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 5, 2024
    Dear Diner, We're sorry to hear your experience wasn't 5-star, however we appreciate your feedback as we're always looking to improve. Can you let us know what dish you had so we can pass the information along to our kitchen? Thank you! Best, Birdy's

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, biscuits were great and waiter was super nice and timely.

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  22. MiriamC

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, exceptional ambiance and fantastic food what more could you ask for

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  23. PaigeS

    Houston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very quaint spot with fresh food; limited menu but that only makes choosing quicker. They were out of the main appetizer I wanted to try and my chicken was overcooked but they rectified the situation to my liking.

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  24. KimV

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will definitely return next time I'm in New Orleans, the food was delicious and the outdoor patio was perfect.
    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on February 5, 2024
    Kim, We're so glad we could be part of your New Orleans experience! We look forward to seeing you again during your next trip to the Big Easy! Best, Birdy's

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  25. 93950

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch - something for everyone. Loved the biscuit board.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! The waitress was great! We sat outside and the temp was perfect

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  27. rsam

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice space, esp early in the morning. We enjoyed the quiet and background music. Service was friendly and fast. Food was just okay. A weak pass of Béarnaise and uninteresting Huevos Rancheros. For the price, we expected something more.

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  28. pete

    New Orleans

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and selection of dishes...Very nice vibe and a nice outdoor seating area as well!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time. Enjoyed the decorations and the food was good.

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  30. AliciaW

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Tried to do a Christmas Eve brunch with my friends here but we ended up leaving. Our reservation was at 1pm and when I arrived there was a sign that stated they would be closing at 2pm instead of 3pm due to the holiday hours. I totally get closing early for the holidays but it would have been nice to receive a phone call or heads up so that we could have maybe adjusted our reservation as we were a large party that would probably take longer than 1 hour to eat. Next, when I went to order bottomless mimosas I was told that it was premixed with orange and there would be no accommodations made despite the fact that I’m allergic. I was told I could instead buy a bottle of champagne that was $10 more than the price of the bottomless. I was passed up by several waiters before anyone actually spoke to me and my friends were running late so we just decided to find another place. Cannot speak to the food as I never actually ate but I was disappointed with the service.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely time for my friends Christmas Eve birthday. The team really made her day special.

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  32. KWEats2015

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. The service was good, and friendly. We’d go back.

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  33. DeAnnaR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed Birdy’s and will be returning to try more on the menu! OpenTabke doesn’t allow half star ratings because I really wanted to give it a 4.5 star rating! The food tasted amazing! However, the Brunch Board was ice cold when it arrived to the table. The shrimp & grits eggrolls were piping hot so we just assumed that was the reason for the waffles, pancakes, & bacon being cold. Bottomless mimosas are $22 and they make sure you get your money’s worth! My glass was constantly being refilled. Can’t wait to return and try more!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. We will definitely be back.

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  35. BryantG

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    such an amazing place and food! love having my sunday brunches at birdies!

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  36. chicagowinegal

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorites for breakfast and as always, the food was delicious and the staff are great!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at Birdy’s for brunch! The restaurant was incredibly cute and the staff was friendly. Food arrived quickly and was delicious!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    atmosphere was great, food wonderful!!! service .. wellll... not sure if was just a bad day but the overall feeling we all got from our server was either she was having a bad day or she just hates her job. not the normal welcoming feeling you get in most new orleans restaurants.

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  39. ShannonS

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so delicious! Can't wait to go back! The service was nice.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, this will become a regular for us and we plan to bring friends/family when they’re in town.

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FAQs

Birdy's Behind The Bower offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 302-2992.

Birdy's Behind The Bower is rated 4.6 stars by 528 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


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Birdy's Behind The Bower

1320 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4222

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Thalia St & Melpomene St
  • Neighborhood
    Garden District
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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