Cafe Birdie

4.6
260 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal California-Mediterranean comfort food in Highland Park, Los Angeles.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! My favorite dinner item was the Cacio Pepe pasta and Meatballs. Our waiter Karl was perfection.
If I had to change anything it would be adding an ice cream option on the dessert menu.

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j
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love Birdie. It's become one of our neighborhood favorites. The cocktails are creative and evenly balanced. There's something for everyone. The service can be a little touch and go, but never so much that it ruins the experience. Setting and decor are both cozy and elevated. Our favorite dishes are the sweet potato w/cashews (sounds simple but is killer) and the Morrocan chicken.

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s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service, beautiful space, very cool 'speakeasy' hidden in back, while in front a perfectly run restaurant with great food and service

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Birdie is becoming my favorite Sunday funday brunch spot. Love the service and the food never disappoints!!!

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MS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute spot. Food and service were good. Nice spot for brunch, date night, group meal. We'll definitely be back. :)

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RY
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous brunch menu! Great food and ambiance. Husband died and went to heaven over the biscuits and gravy with fried chicken side!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, perfect portions, nice ambiance, great experience!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time sitting inside here. It’s very nice but very loud. The outdoor experience here is preferred but probably not ideal when it’s colder in the winter.

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NN
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Beautiful location, but the food was served cold and the staff could not find the time to sweep the floor between tables, so the floor was literally awash in crumbs and "funk" so layered they cast shadows. The funk was gross, but the cold food really did it for me...we ordered 3 main dishes and while all were delicious and unique, they ALL came out cold and since they were all served together, stupidly, they went from cold to ice cold before we could even get halfway through any of them. The location is gorgeous, but not enough to bring me back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely, easy going date spot. Food is always delicious, comforting and original with unexpected depth of flavor.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Eclectic menu as opposed to a theme. The environment is fun but also very loud

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KP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good, even inspired, dishes. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Way too loud however. Should not have to shout to be heard over the din. Eat to the beat is getting old in the hotspot dining scene. Other ways to provide high energy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Food and service was excellent even on a rainy night.

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NB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. First time. Will be back many more times.

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We prefer to sit outside because it is a bit quieter and easier to have a conversation. We have been to Cafe Birdie a number of times and the service is always wonderful. The servers are attentive, personable and very knowledgeable about the food, the wine, and the cocktails. The food is wonderful. The General Manager has checked with us each time we have visited to make sure everything is to our liking. On one occasion we were, surprisingly, disappointed with the Tres Leches dessert. It was a bit dry. We mentioned this an, apparently, they listened because the dish was delicious this time, moist and oozing with cream. Cafe Birdie always offers a memorable dining experience.

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VH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. From the minute we walked in we felt comfortable. The wait staff was very welcoming and helpful. The tables aren't jammed against each other. The food is amazing. Every dish was exquisite. Can't wait to go back.

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BU
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressed every time I go. And we’ve been twice this week.

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TT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve

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R
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Oh my gosh, try the Mussels. They were incredibly delicious. Everything else was on point even though John the manager came by to ask if we'd asked to be seated on the patio—it was a cold night but the heaters kept it pleasant at the table.

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b
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is lively and the food was great. Really appreciated the small plates to share. Our waiter was fantastic.

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S
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, friendly staff, and awesome flavors! Loved the mushroom toast and breakfast sandwich! I plan to return again and experience dinner. Great coffee experience!

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EN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was very tasty but the service was definitely not great. It seemed they were a little busy but our server kept walking by us without checking in on us. We tried to catch his eye for 20 minutes to pay the bill before we finally had to ask someone else to get it for us. It's a cute space but the acoustics made it very loud so wouldn't recommend for a date if you actually want to speak to the person. Happy hour at the bar seemed cool though.

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JS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant table, food, drinks and service.

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WM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Really enjoyed the meal/experience. Will definitely come back

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j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us all loved Birdie from ambience to menu, presentation, taste, service and price. Shout out to our waitress Jordyn. Relaxed and just enough hip. We enjoyed being able to have a conversation without having to yell. I will return for sure. Public parking at the rear.

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tapas in a beautiful setting. Loved the maitake mushrooms so much and they had my fave white style that I don't know how to spell but it starts with a Tch or something.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Work Holiday Brunch

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service here. Foods great small menu , I’m a meaty, gf is a veggie and they have awesome options for both. Staff Immediately make you feel welcome and put in the extra touch to make sure your comfortable. Couldn’t recommend enough for a date or casual dinner, great ambiance, def coming back.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal! The Moroccan fried chicken and meatballs were excellent!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Tables were too close together, portions were small, and the steak and desserts were executed poorly.

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FG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible.
Appetizers never came . We had to ask repeatedly for items which we ordered.We were never checked in on.
We had to flag another server to get us another order of drinks.
One of our courses never came , we repeatedly asked for it and finally when we asked to cancel the plate it finally arrived. Although,One drink and plate were removed from the bill as a courtesy gesture we will never return nor will I be recommending this establishment. Such a bad experience.

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AG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Cafe Birdie to celebrate to family birthdays. The food was creative, fresh and very tasty. The service was great and the beverages great also. We will definitely visit again soon.

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MG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A welcomed addition to the selection of NEW Fig eateries. Give e'm a shot.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with hubby and his best friend. We all loved it. Great ambiance. Has a nice intimate meets hip vibe. Perfect lighting. Loved the cocktails and food. Kale and sprouts dish was unique and delicious. Burgers and scallops were all tasty. Can’t wait to go back.

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very dark and very noisy, but otherwise the food was creative and very tasty and the service is friendly and attentive. The location is fun as well although leave plenty of time to find parking.

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MM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and tasty dishes served family style. Nice ambiance. Patio seating available. There is a bar in the restaurant and a second behind the patio serving craft cocktails, beer and wine.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Delicious food! Beautiful decor and good service. Cocktails terrific! Only drawback was tables squashed too closely together and loud person on next table ruined first 10 minutes. Fortunately she left.

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MS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

LOve the place --nice room and crowd.
Pica Paloma is great--also the shishido peppers with tuna! Nice surprise.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was fantastic, the fried chicken was amazing. I will be back!

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LF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful overall experience. Will definitely come back again soon

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