- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
It's a great place for lunch or after office with friends, but I wouldn't recommend it for dinner, though. The prices and food are good, and the service is great! I love the Porter beer they have on draft; I recommend it if you like ales.
The table was next to the kitchen and extremely noisy
Not allergy safe- would not recommend if you have a severe allergy.
Excellent spot for sunday brunch! Food was fantastic and we loved eating outiside!
The food is so salty but the ambiance and setting is great! Really delicious drinks too. Just the food is way too salty
Food is always really good, today was no different- went in for lunch with a friend to show off food in the area, was not disappointed
Decent brunch spot with some vegan options. Only wish they had breads for vegan!
Service was great and the food was delicious. Iced coffee was so good!
Staff were awesome, the food was okay. Quite expensive for simple food and drinks.
We were here for my friend’s birthday and the staff heard us talking about it and brought us a candle in her dessert and all said happy birthday! I love this place. The staff is so friendly and the food is delicious!
WE enjoyed our dinner out at Shy Bird very much! The wait staff is cheerful and responsive and made us feel right at home. We sat outside although with their open walls the difference between in- and outside wasn't great, but it was fun to watch people go by on the sidewalk and on bikes, as well as in the restaurant. My wife had one of the bowls with shrimp and I had the pea salad and fried chicken sandwich, along with mojito mocktails, delicious. A fun night out for us as we venture out again.
Way too loud and way too windy, but the food was scrumptious.
Gideon was AMAZING! He was so patient with our table and made excellent suggestions! When I come back he HAS to be my server! The food came out so quick (maybe too quick??) and our drinks were great! Thank you for making my birthday so special!
Our waiter was a sweetheart and food was excellent. We will be back!
Servers were friendly and knowledgeable.
A unique take on traditional plates & cocktails.
Great food, great service, great environment! I had the ranch fried chicken sandwich with regular french fries. Yum! Loved sitting outside, and the food arrived quickly. Will go back again.
Rotisserie chicken for two was a good value. Everything was flavorful and fresh, and the cocktails were strong. We got the Shy lady and the Isla del Oro. Both delicious!
I wish I would have come here earlier.
We are from Miami and the food here was great!
Avocado toast was savory and delicious, I ordered Huevos Rancheros and the poached eggs were on point plus the pickled onions and jalapeños completely made my dish even more tasty. French Toast sticks great idea and also we’re good, my kid loved them. Phoebe our server was great and had a great smile and very attentive. Sorry we hugged the table for a bit too long but have been to a lots of restaurants here in Boston and so far this place made the best Old Fashion I’ve had so far. Props to the bartender. Overall everything was great and we will definitely come back.
Loved it! Great variety and well prepared food. Not ordinary. Will definitely go back.
Their menu is focused and really sell executed. Very good ambiance!
I would Highly recommend Shy Bird!! One of the diners with me needed her food blended due to surgery the next day. The servers and staff not only made her feel welcome and prepared her food perfectly, they also wished her good luck with a handmade card, balloons and a dessert!!
I recommend making a reservation - Shy Bird is very popular. Also, call ahead of time if special needs are required with the food, such as the woman who needed her food blended. Thanks to the head's up the staff and servers were able to help us out and make our dinner together go extremely well!
Reservation for four was on patio, but we decided to eat inside and we’re easily accommodated for Sunday brunch. Great booth, incredible cocktails (perfectly spicy Bloody Mary). Food was delicious, especially the chicken bites with multiple dipping sauces.
Nothing special on Sunday brunch, but the atmosphere was good.
We had an amazing brunch here. The breakfast wraps were incredible as were the huevos rancheros. My friend got the sugar snap pea salad as well which was very delicious. Service was very attentive and quick. We sat outdoors and the patio is great, but we had direct sunlight for most of the meal, but most tables do have umbrellas. I was very pleasantly surprised by how good this brunch was, especially since most people rave about their chicken. We'd definitely recommend this place.
Great food, drink and service. Awesome place for brunch outdoors!
Sat outdoors and enjoyed a great lunch - BLT and the chicken sandwich with egg. We ordered a side of fries that were delicious but just a bit too much food on a warm day for us to polish off.
Great atmosphere, food, service, and design! Would highly recommend and could easily become my favorite restaurant in Boston!
Their Fried Chicken Sandwich is delicious
Great experience all around!
Nice newish location in Kendall square with outdoor seating, reasonable prices, good service and yummy food. Only miinor drawback is that the traffic coming off Longfellow bridge is right there next to you so it gets pretty noisy with trucks idling at the traffic lights.
Chicken came out instantly but wasn’t hot/crispy. Felt like it had been sitting in the kitchen. Disappointing.
A great night out! Food and service were fantastic. Great location and seating variety is wonderful. Yummy cocktails!
Service was lightening fast! Staff very nice! Food good but a bit pricey for what it was. However, I would go again.
We absolutely loved Shy Bird. The staff was amazing and so cheerful which is must needed in these times getting back to normal. It was so refreshing and exciting to see their smiling faces. I brought my seven year old son and he loved it as well. The chicken was delicious and we loved the atmosphere too. And they gave my son a balloon and honestly that entertained him for much of the weekend! Thank you.
Food was excellent and the staff couldn't have been nicer!
Great food and ambiance for a business dinner, we'll definitely be back!
It was the best experience. We had just gotten in from a long drive after my son’s graduation. The staff noted it and surprised him with cookies, champagne and a personalized card. We will definitely be back when we are in town!
The best outdoor patio spot in Kendall Square, hands down!
The staff there is very friendly, accommodating, which created a very pleasurable experience overall. Kudos
You can order delivery directly from Shy Bird using the Order Online button. Shy Bird also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 714-4200.
Shy Bird is rated 4.6 stars by 231 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.