Freebird Kitchen and Bar

4.5
385 Reviews
$30 and under
American
freebird kitchen and bar features comfort dishes created with fresh local ingredients and a southern style.

We have the largest selection of hand crafted small batch whiskey in the area, rotate 28 craft beers on tap, and have over 30 bottled beer selections. Our signature house smoked and barrel aged cocktails are a can't miss!

Come enjoy the charm and conviviality that is the hallmark of southern hospitality. Our purpose and desire is to ensure that above all else…you truly enjoy yourself!

Our dining room reflects our message of warmth and hospitality as the natural tones and understated design flows gentle like a slow blues slide guitar on a summer night.

Pull up a seat at our table, let go and have a deliciously fun time…

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 385 people are saying
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Mark
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Smoked cocktails are awesome

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Victor
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar for happy hour and stayed for dinner. Had a nice conversation with the bartender, and the whole staff was extremely friendly. Enjoyed an amazing fried chicken sandwich.

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Doreen
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great burger is the sign of a great restaurant, and the Freebird burger was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George sat us at our table and he was kind, but more than just kind-he was so very funny and made us giggle. Great food and drinks, and service too!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch, while everything on the menu sounded great the french toast was right up my alley, so that's what I ordered and was not disappointed. Despite the large brunch crowd, the service was attentive and friendly. Brunch at Freebird is a lot of fun.

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MariaV
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately it took an hour for us to receive our food. When we asked about it no one came back to let us know when to expect it. It wasn't until we asked for the check did someone come over to let us know it was coming. It was cold and unfortunately the friend chicken was too dry.

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Myra
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Our table was ignored multiple times. We had no designated waiter and the bus boy had to help us get out orders and refills in. I asked during the reservation making that a birthday dessert be brought out and it never was.

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SteveH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a great time and the food was very good. I would recommend this to everyone looking for a place to eat.

TB
TeresaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I’m not sure if the restaurant was understaffed, but the service was quite terrible. Our waiter walked by our table multiple times and didn’t even make eye contact with us. Water service stopped about halfway through. We had to ask four different people for a dessert menu and for our check, which took 20+ minutes to receive. We were there for almost 4 hours when we could’ve left after 2/2.5 hours. The restaurant wasn’t even super busy as they were empty tables all around us so we’re not sure what the issue is. When we told the manager, he didn’t even respond and I just walked away with her credit cards to pay the bill. It was a strange experience.

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vipDelishdelights
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was outstanding from the minute we walked in to minute we left. Very helpful workers. Great atmosphere. Delish food. I can't wait to come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food a vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance! Highly recommend!

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Lisa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes you get a hankering for your favorite dish at one of your go to spots, and in those moments consistency is key. Freebird has yet to disappoint, their Shrimp N' Grits hits the spot every time.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time on the rooftop, great laid back vibes, perfect for a chill night out.

SG
ShakaraG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was very nice and I had such a good time. They didn’t rush us at all. The waiter was a little dry in the beginning but instantly warmed up and the whole entire staff was amazing. They made us feel at home. And they checked on us and always made us feel valued. Certainly can’t wait to come back. Next time I hope to be on the rooftop

JP
JosephP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When I need to satisfy my need for southern staples (fried chicken, pulled pork, ribs etc) I always go to freebird.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal out I've had in a long time. The shrimp and grits were beyond amazing, and the service was awesome. Thank you Freebird!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE DEVILED EGGS AND PIMIENTO CHEESBURGER ARE BACK!!!!!!! Best news all year

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Gets the job done, but that’s about it. If I want some hot chicken I’ll go somewhere else.

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vipDidlyd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a good time for Sunday brunch…food was good and waitress attentive…blueberry vodka lemonade was a hit…shrimp and grits too greasy but big boy chicken sandwich was good as were the fries and grits…will definitely go again.

JD
vipJamesD
Munich
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The waiter was very nice but the kitchen was “backed up “. We put in our order and sat for an hour before the food was delivered. Then the food was not very good. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipFoodChique
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner up on the outside patio was great on a beautiful fall evening. We were unfortunately seated next to a large group of children which made for a tough environment for dinner. Service was great as everyone helped out on all the tables.
Chicken sandwich was a good choice!

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viplehighparent
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice change from all the restaurants in the area. Nice ambiance and good comfort food. I will return to this restaurant to try the rooftop.

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vipYummy1
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, the food was great and our server Sam did an excellent job in making our celebration a success.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here during a major storm, glad they were open. The food was really good, and the service seemed personalized.

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Victor
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Our of 5 Stars for Freebird. Delicious meal, great upbeat atmosphere.

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Doreen
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for happy hour, and we had a wonderful time. You MUST try the oysters.

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Mark
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service. Had a smoked drink for the first time and it was smooth and delicious with a cool presentation

DS
vipDawnS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were rushed from the beginning. Staff needs to learn how to pace things. Food was ok, not great. Not going back as there are many other options in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food lovely staff I can’t wait to go back!!!

KS
KarlaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We went for brunch, I ordered the brisket and eggs. I did not like it at all, it was bland and the meat was super dry. We ordered other dishes that were ok. Drinks were ok. Not the best for me.

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EmilyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very nice place, great food and vibe. Would definitely recommend

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WilliamF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the Fried Pickles and Mac & Cheese — this time I had the Shrimp & Grits — delicious

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for the rooftop, but the heat was a bit oppressive so we requested to move our table downstairs. The sweet hostess was so accommodating, walking us to our table in the dining room and AC. Everything sounded so good, we decided to share our entrees between the three of us. The favorite among us was Shrimp and Grits.

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Kayc123foodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

went for a bday brunch - the food was very good . Our waitress disappeared after she took our order … we did have a question or 2 but by the time someone came back it was with our meal so we just moved on.
The managers or owners came around mostly towards the end asked how was everything but didn’t really wait for a response. But the food and atmosphere was pretty good - so I will give it another try .

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Victor
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pros: Friendly Staff
Awesome fried pickles & fried chicken
Great Drinks
Outdoor Rooftop

Cons: I didn't find this place sooner

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner of fried chicken and the spicy rigatoni. We were very happy with our meals and service. The smoked drinks were really good too

AN
AlanN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was good but the service so slow and inattentive- we had a 6:30 reservation
and waited over an hour for main course. Waffles and potatoes were cold.
Hard to get anyone’s attention

Not a pleasant dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I was truly disappointed with the cake cutting free… $3 per slice which I find ridiculous. The food wasn’t what I expects either. We waited quite a while as well for the food since they fired their head chef.

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BarbaraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The hostess that seated us was professional and we were seated almost immediately when we arrived. The food was very good although a little pricey, especially the $9.00 "biscuit and gravy that my husband ordered (notice I said "biscuit" he only got one biscuit. They only put gravy on one side of the biscuit BUT our server accommodated us and bought out a little more gravy for the other side of his biscuit. We had to wait quite a while for someone to ask what we wanted to drink and the wait for our food was long. My husband and I loved the ambiance and decor. I was a little nervous about where we were seated because the tables were less than 5 feet apart and some people were wearing mask and some were not. Overall we had a good experience.

FAQs

Freebird Kitchen and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 607-2476.

Freebird Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 385 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.