Cafe Birdie

4.6
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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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Pasta Tuesday!

Join us every Tuesday for any pasta and glass of house wine or beer all for $20!!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 12, 2019

Ends: November 13, 2118

Availability: Tue 5:30PM-9:30PM

What 369 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at Cafe Birdie! Love their eclectic menu with wonderfully creative drinks!
Had the spicy margs and delicious salmon dish! The burrata was fresh and a nice start to our meal.
Service and wait staff were all a delight!

r
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was delightful and the food is very consistent from one visit to the next.

JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Timers, Definitely Not Last Timers!

OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and eclectic ambience and friendly service! The food is small plates to share and each dish I had brought it’s own unique flavors.

BM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food is pretty good, but seems inconsistent between visits in portion and quality. Good meal.

At 6pm I was turned away at the door saying it was a 2 1/2 hour wait for a table in a half full room. I then booked a reservation on opentable for 6:15. I watched several other people turned away for the same reason while I waited out my 15 minutes. Didn’t get busy. It was a fine meal with fairly inattentive service. Might have just been the night.

l
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hip LA, Echo Park, CA cuisine spot. Lively, loud, good food. We had the Moroccan fried chicken, Brussel sprouts and shrimp and grits. No shortage of great food in LA, and this spot holds its own—definitely reserve a table—very much in the know and popular. Silver Lake, Echo Park, very local, very hip, casual and friendly vibe.

SK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Really disappointed to not have the full menu. The pricing was exorbitant for how small the portions were. Spent $180 and enjoyed the flautas from a street cart on Figueroa much better. The flautas were flavorful and filling and cost $6. Instead of going to cafe birdie again I will be eating much more flavorful and properly priced food. This place has gone downhill from its opening. Let's not even get into how bad the service was. If your staff and kitchen isnt prepared for that many covers, its possibly a good idea to not accept that many covers. The bad service for the holiday seriously showed.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Valentine’s Day dinner was pretty good, although the first course (shrimp toast for both) was better than the second (crab spaghetti/salmon). The service was excellent. Unfortunately, on patio we had loud, thumping music from next door (bar?). So, between that and Cafe Birdie’s competing music, we were ready to leave as. The other diners seemed to be feeling the same way. The patio is charming and the music didn’t start until halfway through our dinner, around 8:30pm, I think. Next time we’ll eat earlier, if we dine on the patio.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. Such a great fabulous tasty meal. Very busy and a little behind in the kitchen but it wasn’t too big of a deal. Nice to have a meal not be rushed. Everything was delicious.

CD
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The Valentine's Day pre-fix menu was hit and miss for us. Went with my boyfriend. My boyfriend really enjoyed his hamachi starter and steak main course. I had the roasted potato starter which was tasty and very flavorful. My main was the seafood spaghetti w/ uni butter and dungeness crab, which unfortunately just tasted like regular spaghetti as the crab pieces were so small I couldn't really tell whether I was tasting crab with each bite or a bit of salty cheese. The dessert was a shared slice of tiramisu, which was good. The service was pretty good, albeit a bit slow, which was totally understandable for a busy holiday dinner. I'm usually much happier with my dining experiences here and will likely keep coming back but probably not for holiday meals in the future.

j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really unique and interesting food that’s well executed. Great service and vibe

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great food, really delicious, but poor value for portion size. Portions should be larger or priced lower. We literally joked about going for tacos after dinner. Music WAY too loud, very difficult to talk to someone not immediately next to you. Waitress nice enough but hipster indifferent, not warm or engaging.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Birdie has become my new favorite restaurant. It has the kind of innovative dishes that leave you craving them for weeks. The ones with flavor combinations and textures that make you sigh with pleasure. The worst part about this place is the moment you realize your plate is empty. Seriously amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

came for reservation, no parking near, gave seat by window, no table despite reservation. definitely strangest service by far...

EP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner for a party of 8 and had a wonderful time. It was Dine LA week, and they accommodate our request to have 2 our of friends not order off the Dine LA menu, and we understand that this was an exception. So appreciated. Service was excellent - friendly and attentive. Food off the Dine LA menu as superb! We've had a chance to try other items on the menu in the past, and we have not left disappointed. Thanks Cafe Birdie!!

GS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a fun place with great, unique food and cocktails.

MB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lots of fun. A bit slow in service at times but great spot for girls night or date night

BG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific innovative food. Restaurant has big noise level and is a little dark. Otherwise awesome

MW
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food but in smaller portions. We shared. Sweet potato beniets were awesome.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good and the service was excellent. Nice choice of entrees. It’s just really noisy. I had a difficult time trying to hear the person I was with. This is the only negative thing I have to say about it.

JF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place but I felt the dishes were very small.

PS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The lighting is so dark, you have to take out your phone to read the menu. Music was too loud, but they lowered it when I asked. Food was superb.

LG
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and drinks were excellent, but the portions too small for the price (for most dishes). Either a little more food on the plate -- after all they're all meant to be shared); or a max of $12.00 per dish would have been more reasonable.

CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were running quite a bit late for our reservation, but with a quick call problem solved. Super accommodating. Plus the food was great, as always.

LP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive takes on classic foods. Honestly the best Caesar salad I’ve ever had. The shrimp and “grits” (quinoa was YUM) cannot be missed. Normally hate sweet potato but those sweet potato beignets were spectacular. 10/10 across the board!

CY
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very accommodating and really made you feel welcomed. The food was fabulous . They have some vegan options that aren’t on the menu, just ask, the curry was incredible.

Z
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

JD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative food and cocktails! Service was friendly and speedy.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I adore this spot. Impeccable service, inspired dishes, pleasant ambiance. I’m in love!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio seating is a must!

t
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is good, nothing great but good for sharing. The cocktails were delicious but very little alcohol. I am usually in favor of going light on the booze, but this was very light. Loud room, but fun. Service was quick and helpful.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening music was a little too loud , service was excellent and food was delicious

k
Los Angeles
1 review