Bluebird London NYC

4.3
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156 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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British
Overlooking Central Park and against the backdrop of Manhattan glamour, Bluebird restaurant features a Parlour/Cafe, Gallery, Dining Room and Bar.

Feel Festive this Holiday season with our Winter Afternoon Tea, available daily from 1.30pm - 4.30pm and Holiday cocktail menu in partnership with The White Company London.

Start your day at Bluebirds Parlour, serving fresh pastries and coffee, through to wine and bar snacks in the evening. For a more upscale experience, the main Dining Room offers a menu highlighting modern British fare, featuring dishes such as Loch Duart Salmon & the Berkshire Pork Chop.

Every weekend, join us for Saxy Brunch with our prix fixe menu $35pp including a choice of appetizer, entrée & tea/coffee. The Gallery menu available all day, celebrates British classics such as Fish & Chips and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Beyond the Gallery, lies Bluebirds cocktail bar showcasing an extensive Gin

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Get festive with our three-course prix fixe menu from $125 per person. Our menu features options of Venison, Ribeye, Pheasant and Dover Sole Classic with optional supplements. Available 5-8pm

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate this special day with our three-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person. Available 2-8pm, our menu offers a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Toast to the New Year with our special four-course tasting menu. EARLY SEATING 5pm – 7pm | 2ND SEATING 7:15pm – 9:15pm: includes a 4-course prix fixe menu for $175. LATE SEATING 9:30-11:30pm: includes toast, favors, entertainment. Children welcome to join for the first two seating’s with a $40 menu.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 156 People Are Saying
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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible experience, never coming back again. I booked a reservation in advance for 10am (that's when they open) and while booking it I specifically stated that it was a special occasion and that I was celebrating my anniversary. And when I first got there, the host was very nice and everything, she saw the note saying that I was celebrating my anniversary and she said she would let the other know which was very sweet of her. However, the nightmare begins after this. The manager seems to be the one taking our order, he wrote down everything we wanted but it seems that he forgot to put in our order as we waited over 40 minutes for our food. Other tables that came in WAY AFTER us all got their food, so we finally asked a waiter if our food was coming out because we have been waiting for quite awhile and the manager came over and said that it was busy and the kitchen probably forgot our order... I came in at 10am that's when the restaurant opens and I was one of the very few tables that was dinning there so I don't understand how it was "busy" and how they missed my order. The manager didn't do much about the situation other than saying that the food is coming out soon. Very disappointing! I got there at 10am and my food was served at 11am. By that time my tea was cold already! They basically ruined my anniversary, we ate for less than 30 minutes because we spent so much time there waiting for the food. The service was terrible, lack of attention. Maybe if the manager got off his phone, he wouldn't have forgotten to put in our order. How ridiculous! They also need better management if that was the manager that was taking care of my table.

LK
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The best part about Bluebird is the view! Went for lunch on a sunny day. The park and Columbus Circle was gorgeous. Food quality was above average. My fish and chips was excellent. Cauliflower salad was totally raw with a vinegar imbalance that was startling however. Hubby’s squash soup and burger was good. Bronzino was nicely prepared as was the burrata starter and cavatelli. No room for dessert. But the tea service that started as we were finishing looked photo worthy!

TC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, the food the music the staff, will definitely be back again

AH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food and drinks were excellent too. Our server was very kind, knowledgeable and attentive to our large and unruly group.

RM
New York Area
240 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First visit, and good choice for pre-concert. Portions are large, the cauliflower salad a meal in itself. Burrata was pleasingly presented with thinly sliced pear and nuts arranged in circles around the cheese. The Long Island duck was done just right and with a sauce of fresh berries and coulis, slightly tart. The wine list was adequate in the mid-prices, but many bottles out of range compared to the overall fare.
Service was very good, but best to arrive before the bar groups take their seats in the dining areas.
We plan to return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent, however, the service was all over the place. Maybe I expected too much but felt as if they had just opened and hadn’t been open for years. But the Beef Wellington was delightful so I am hoping it was just an off night

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience3

The food was delicious; however, the service was absolutely terrible. It’s unfortunate as the food was really good. I am a longtime neighborhood resident and I won’t return due to the poor service.

EG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very accomodating. Extremely pleasant waiter. Very nice experience.

b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience4

The service could’ve been a little better. It was my 45th birthday and the restaurant knew about it but yet when desert came out there was no happy birthday waiting on the desert there’s no candle there was nothing. The presentation could’ve been better

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service is consistently mediocre, but can’t beat the view and the cocktails are delicious and creative. Tea sandwiches were flavorful but the bread was almost stale. The scones and clotted cream were divine. Pastry’s were for the most part good, though some were not fresh. Overall I would go back because the scenery and the ambience are smile making.

LB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

K
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The good news-food was outstanding and we were lucky to get a table with a view of Columbus Circle. Which helped since tables closer to the Bar area were quite noisy. It is a new restaurant so the decor was nice though ultra “modern”. Service was a little spotty - our server was attentive but was not knowledgeable about the menu or wine choices. Also, the food arrived in a confusing schedule- entree then almost immediately the appetizer?? The menu itself had only a few entree items though everything we tried was delicious. Worth another trip in a few months when they have ironed out these “start-up” issues.

JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the décor! We had a seat overlooking the Columbus statue which was great fun.
The food was excellent.

MT
Greensboro
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location. Great food. Excellent service.

BT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Usually have a nice meal with good service but Bluebird was way off their game. Inexperienced waiter, poor overpriced cocktails, oysters not fresh, squid ink pasta too salty and overcooked steak all made for a disappointing, but pricey dining experience. We will not be going back soon to our pre-theatre dinner anytime soon.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they wished us Happy Anniversary several times through meal. Even comped our dessert! Food as always was amazing, my personal favourite was the Brooklyn Burratta and the Steak Tartare.

NJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great view of Central Park in the dining room. The decor was brightly colored and well done. The service was very attentive and polite. The food, unfortunately, was uneven. My soup serving was oddly tiny. The banana desert had undercooked bananas. Other dishes were ok.

F
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. Went for dinner. Food is tasty enough but starter portions were small given the price and the presentation was lacking (scallops came on a faux shell on top of a bed of rocks/pebbles and wilted marigolds). Aside from the main protein of my entree, I was perplexed by what else was on my plate. I just didn't know what it was. My friend had the ink pasta and did not like it at all unfortunately. Still I will return just to enjoy the decor and ambiance.

PT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, exceptional service. Not too noisy, good for dates, birthday celebrations, or even kids (they have kid's menu, and offer activity book and crayons for kids) Came here for all occasions and enjoyed every one of them.

If you sit by the windows, you get a great view of Columbus Circle, but that's where the fan/vents are and could get a little chilly...I wore a sweater and still felt cold towards the end of the dinner. So dress warm if you want to enjoy the nice view.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service needs to be greatly improved. Some food was very good, some was not.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

We had a 6 pm reservation. At 7:37, our entrees had not arrived. We were told it would be just a minute. At 7:45 pm, with no food, we asked for the check, paid for our drinks and left. We have since heard about a similar experience from a neighbor in our building. There is something very wrong at Bluebird. We won’t be going back.

AC
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great family meal over looking the park. Friendly service and great food a bit noisy at times.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice location and atmosphere.
Service is inconsistent over 5 visits.

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Visited the Bluebird London for brunch before attending a performance at The Met. The wait staff were friendly but not very efficient. For example, I ordered coffee and when it arrived, asked if I could have milk. It took so long to get the milk that the coffee was cold. The waiter did get me a fresh cup as soon as I pointed it out to him. The food was phenomenal and enjoyed by everyone at our party. Fabulous decor and comfortable setting. Our only issue was that it took a very long time for our drinks and food to arrive. Would still recommend for the food and views and plan to give it another try. Perhaps they were understaffed.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was amazing.

CG
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The salads looked nice but completely lacked flavor.

TE
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great oyster collection. The fish and chips was better than we had on our last two trips to England.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Bad service. Average food. I was disappointed.

SB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very cute space. Not sure how British the menu is, tho. Not a place to go out of your way for, but a nice option at TW.

M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We were relegated to the southern end of the dining room, which was pandemonium - large parties, celebrations and screaming kids. I’m not sure why the Maitre D’ thought we deserved this. Our server was excellent, notwithstanding having to serve in this hell hole. I like this place, generally, but you might want to skip Saturday brunch.

l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is always delicious service is always five a beautiful place lovely people

B
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant dining experience. All food was delicious. Lovely, relaxed meal and very good service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service!

D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely business lunch at Bluebird London in Columbus Circle. The space is fabulous and has impressive views. The food was really good and the service was friendly and attentive.

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience. Our waiter, Vladimir was very professional attentive and courteous. Food was delicious. Ambience was relaxing. I highly recommend this place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was spotty at best. We had tea. The waiter came by to see if we needed anything when we were done and the tea had gone cold. I saw one women get out of her seat to find the waiter.
It a pretty place and has a great view.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch with a beautiful view and elegant setting

G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Bluebird London.
Great service
The duck is very flavorful and plentiful, yet a side dish should be offered by the server.
The sabayon with the olive oil cake still PHENOMENAL.
See you soon team Bluebird.

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was good, not amazing. Service was terrible. Not sure if we will give this place another try.

n
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing duck and cauliflower salad