About Sunbird

Your Most Wanted Drink & Dinner Spot in Colorado Springs!

Down the street from Garden of the Gods and smack dab on top of Rattlesnake Hill, Sunbird Mountain Grill & Tavern offers a mix of American favorites with a unique country western spin and bang-up views of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain.

Voted "Best Food with a View" by The Gazette, our menu puts a country western spin on American classics and incorporates local wildlife for a true taste of Colorado. We offer several banquet rooms and event spaces for any occasion, with tremendous views and a talented events team to match.

Please contact the restaurant for reservations over 20 guests. We will do our best to accommodate your reservation.

230 Point of the Pines
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Dining Room
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Cross Street:
Near the intersection of Rusina Road and Elkton Dr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 598-8990

Website:
http://www.thesunbird.com/

Parking Details:
The Sunbird offers a free private lot for our guests.

Public Transit:
0.5 miles away, at Garden of the Gods and Chestnut

Private Party Contact:
Amber Owens : (719) 598-8990

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate your next event with Sunbird for tremendous views of downtown Colorado, Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain. Enjoy the personal touch our full-service events team offers for all events. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, having a holiday get-together, a bridal shower or a corporate event... hosting a large event or a more intimate reception, we have the perfect space for you.
We can create the experience of your dreams.

Indulge in delicious food and let views from our impressive picture windows carry you away. Your experience with Sunbird is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Please contact Sunbirdcatering@srcmail.com to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for our Christmas Eve Champagne Buffet* available 9:30am-2:30pm! Adults: $38.95 | Children: $19.95 *Buffet only. Regular a la carte menu not available.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Enjoy our Christmas Champagne Buffet* available 10am-3:30pm! Adults: $51.95 Senior/Military: $49.95 Kids: $22.95. *Buffet only, a la carte menu is not available. Advance deposit required to secure reservation. Reservation must be cancelled 24 hours prior or you will be charged the advanced deposit.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Years Eve at The Sunbird! Details coming soon.

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Sunbird Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.4

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68% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (32)
Special Occasion (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Casual (15)
Good for a Date (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (11)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Was really excited to take my staff for a Christmas Party. Food was terrible. Every single steak was burned on the outside and rare on the inside. The lighting was so bright inside it dis not show off the spectacular views outside. The waiter was. Nice and very friendly.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was decent and, of course, you can't beat the view. But the wait for our entrees (nobody at our table ordered appetizers) was at least 40-45 minutes after ordering. For a Tuesday night and the dining room was only 1/4 full at best, this was not acceptable.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was a nice time to celebrate an early anniversary.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waitress was a mess, couldn’t get the orders right on drinks or food. Food has gone downhill over the past 20 years.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The steak was hard, the service was terrible, and it was cold. Overall a waste of money and time.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I remember the Sunbird being THE go to place for a nice, romantic dinner. Many years ago I dined here and was appalled at how horrible the place had gotten and I swore I would never go there again. Since my husband had never been, I thought I would check to see if new management had turned this place around since my last encounter. Apparently it had, so we gave it a shot. Overall the ambiance seems okay ( the decor seems disjointed and not well thought out), but the city view does redeem the Sunbird here. The menu has changed from a higher end (although poorly executed) selection to a more casual dining offering. The food was actually pretty good and the service was adequate (but nothing to write home about). The cost was reasonable, so we felt the value was pretty good. The bathrooms however, were absolutely disgusting. The smell made me think they hadn’t been cleaned since the 90s. My husband confirmed that the men’s room smelled just as bad. Overall, I’d put the experience on par with Applebee’s or Chili’s, but with an exceptional view

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I had not been there sense my 1975 prom date. My wife had said she always wanted to eat there, so quietly I made reservations and did not tell her or the kids where we were going on her birthday. You guys made me look good, she and the kids were blown away with the whole experience. The service was great and the food was very good. Thank you, we'll be back (not wait 42 years) Jerry Good owner of Williams log cabin furniture in Woodland park

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Chicken Marsella terrible chicken was dried and chewy

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fantastic with a great view!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for the Thanksgiving Buffet. Really delicious and would highly recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic buffet for Thanksgiving.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The entire experience was enjoyable and then the "live" (canned) music began. With the amount of talented musicians in the area, I was surprised that a solo guitarist needed canned bass & drums to get through a song.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I have been wanting to try this restaurant for years and finally made it in for our anniversary. The first thing we noticed was the overwhelming smell of cigarette smoke. Must be from days if old but it smelled like we were in Vegas. We both had the calamari app and were pleased. We also both were in the prime rib mood and everything on the plate was pretty tasty. Food wise we weren't disappointed. Our server was good at her job and that's half the battle anymore to a good experience. The view was excellent and we watched the sun set over the mountain range. We were given a slice of cheesecake as a gift to celebrate our marriage. Quite unexpected. Lastly, we both used the restroom before leaving and we were glad we waited til after dinner. They were sticky and not very nicely kept. They badly need a makeover and a cleaning. Smelled pretty bad.
Unfortunately for us, we decided it won't be on our short list of places to revisit anytime soon although we won't rule out another try some time down the road.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Been there many times and it is always great. I've recommended to many friends and family.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Casual, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Healthy, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The parking lot was super dark. The view was great! The waiter was slow and just didn't seem to want anything to do with us really. My chicken was overcooked & so was my friends sirloin. The drinks were pricy for the size. The restroom was disgusting. The sewer needs maintenance badly, the smell was horrible.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

It was a very disappointing night for us. We went to the Sunbird to celebrate our 34th Anniversary. We made a reservation, but it really wasn't needed, there was only one other table being used when we arrived at 6 pm and only 2 other tables before we left at 8 pm. We started with ordering a bottle of Prosecco (sparkling wine), but when it was finally brought, they said to not serve it yet, it wasn't cold. They brought an ice bucket to try and cool it down quicker, but slightly less than room temperature is the best it got, a waste of $32. Our server was obviously in training, but there was no trainer with him, so often he did not know what to do. We ordered the smoked trio and the prime rib. The smoked trio was two paper thin pieces of brisket smothered in BBQ sauce to try and hid the fact it was overcooked and tough. It was impossible to even taste the hint of brisket, might as well have guzzled BBQ sauce. The pulled pork was mostly tasteless. The Elk sausage was okay though. The prime rib was well done, really well done, on the outer rim (about and inch and a half in) the middle was raw, still red and cold; it was obvious they are cooking the prime rib on too high of heat. The aujus was barely warm so it did little to improve the meal. The whole night was a disappointment, from the wine, to the meal, to the ambiance. The view is very pretty, but then they had America's Funniest Videos playing on the televisions, simply destroying anything like ambiance and also not what you would expect for a 'mountain grill and tavern'. You can bet we'll not go back again, and we suggest you spend you hard earned money somewhere else that will at least make you feel like you get your money's worth!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Sunday brunch was awesome! We will be back for sure!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My family and I came here for Brunch on Sunday. This was our first time coming here for brunch. We had the BEST experience. The food was delicious and offered a lot of variety. I was impressed with all of the seafood and the mimosas kept coming! I finished off an incredible meal with bananas foster. And the VIEWS....! We will be back for sure!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Loved the view and had very friendly service. Food tasted delicious with several gluten free options.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The buffet was amazing and it was very quiet and relaxing. I'm not sure what is going on with the bathrooms though. The smell was horrible ! You could smell sewage when you walked in the front door...which was a real turn off and sad because that is a first impression and it could have totally ruined the whole experience but the food and service made up for it but it needs to be looked in to...

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was my first time here and I could not have asked for a better experience. The staff were very professional and kind, and their timing for service was good (not vacant, nor interrupting). The food was tasty. The atmosphere made for the perfect date; we will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The restaurant is very tired and need updating. The restrooms smelled and the smell penetrated the entire area. The view was amazing but the food was not great. We had to send the appetizer back because it was so bad. The prices were not reflective of the quality.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Bad food, restrooms smell bad and service was just ok

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding customer service!! Conner went above and beyond in every aspect of our visit! The food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Connor went out of his way to bring my mom A Slice of Cheesecake with happy birthday drizzled on the plate with strawberry sauce. It was definitely a night to remember, and we look forward to doing it again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Comfort Food, Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I had the steak which was good sized but I was disappointed in how flavorless it was. I was also shocked at the price because there are plenty of places with the same amount of food with more flavor for half the price and great views.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Restaurant was empty, bad sign. Bathrooms horrible sewer smell. Very cold by windows. Fountain stream by entrance not working. Food was pretty good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Cons:
$75.00 for 2 people at brunch is a little steep, but the selection is pretty good. Need to put some type of seasoning on their cold shrimp, crab legs, and mussels, they tasted bland (cooked in water then stored in water took out almost all flavor). May be time for winter cleaning (large spider webs in the corners of the upper window and no it was not a Halloween decoration).

Pros:
The waitresses are awesome every time we come here. The food selection is decent and the atmosphere is positive. We are always seated on the bar side. I am not sure if this is because the brunch side is used for bigger parties.

Overall:
If you are hungry and can eat ALOT, the Sunday brunch is definitely worth the money. The views are good and the staff is exceptional!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was my daughter's birthday I wanted a special night and was severely upset!!! Food was terrible the waitress said " sometimes we just get a bad cut if meat" WHAT!!! NEVER GO THERE it cost me $150.00 for 3 people... I will tell everyone I know how bad the experience was!!!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was excellent and the waitress was on point!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

First impression is a friendly personable hostess, the second is the incredible view, followed by prompt, amiable service of delicious food

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We really enjoyed our brunch date. Staff all wonderful and friendly. Service on water, plate clearing a little lax though.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was over the top. The prime rib was awesome, the Mac and cheese bowl was huge and the brisket was fork tender.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was great and the service was excellent. The prices are pretty fair and the view is excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We took my son here for his 18th birthday, my husband and I had been here before -we enjoyed it. Well for this trip to put it lightly it was horrible!! Resturant didn't appear to have a full house, the bar was slightly full although not packed. Our drinks from the bar took 10-15 min just to arrive at our table, the poor waiter kept apologizing for the bartender. Our food took between 50-60 min to receive, waiter apologized again many times. After my friend ordered another drink it took forever for them to let her know they were out of that type. I felt bad for my son, here it was his bday and we had spent almost 2 hrs waiting to get out! There was a wedding party present, but I know from experience that you staff accordingly for such events and that shouldn't impact the rest of the place especially for a Friday night. I would not recommend this place to anyone unles you want to sit in the bar -it seemed to be a little busier than the rest of the place.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Noone in the restaurant. Service poor. No coffee. Went to fire pits. No service. No cleanup. Only positive was the view

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Had a nice quiet time there for my daughters 18th bday. Great ambience, great service only drawback I feel is that it was a bit overpriced.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We were very disappointed. Had a tough time getting someone to take the reservation. Said they were full but the place was empty. Marriott was finally able to get us in at 8, when we wanted earlier, and they acted like they didn't even know we were coming. Load undisapplined kids didn't help. We were expecting white table cloths like pictured on line. Location has great possibilities but not the atmosphere we were expecting at all. Very, very casual to the extent that it felt like a board table with no class at all.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Their brunch is great. We go all the time. Today the Prime Rib was particularly juicy and excellent. The waiters were splitting sections which worked great because we always had attention even when one of them was busy.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The only thing that made our evening manageable was our server. None of our issues were his fault. Took 45 minutes to get our appetizer which was luke warm, and then another 30 mins for our main course which also wasn't anything to brag about. They served the adults behind use kids plastic cups for their drinks because "they couldn't find a clean glass". The whole experience was poor and we won't be going back. You know it's bad when they comp 3 of your items and offer you a free dessert which we declined anyways.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Waiter seemed new. Forgot to write down our order and came back out to ask for it again after 20 minutes went by. Food was amazing and was worth any wait!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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