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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.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
American, Steak, Barbecue
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Near the intersection of Rusina Road and Elkton Dr
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Sunbird offers a free private lot for our guests.
0.5 miles away, at Garden of the Gods and Chestnut
Private Party Contact:
Amber Owens : (719) 598-8990
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!
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Sunbird Ratings and Reviews
The Sunbird used to be an exclusive fine dining restaurant, but has declined over the many years that it has been in business into now being called just a "grill", but it still retains its charm because of its lovely view of Colorado Springs, especially at night. The wait staff is great, as is the food, although they need to work on cleaning the restroom more often, and add some marketing to get people to rediscover the place again. Overall a great experience!
The service was terrible!! We spent $150 on two people to dine and we had to ask another waiter who was not ours for more water and to see a wine list. We didn’t get our glass of wine until half way through our main course. So we just had water through appetizers and salad course. The food was awful. It was cold. Would never go here again. Scenery is beautiful tho. Sad the restaurant can’t meet expectations.
My husband and I needed somewhere to eat on Christmas day and were delighted
with the choice in foods in the buffet. We had a window seat and a beautiful view.
The help were friendly and helpful. We have been once before so will continue to
go to the Sunbird when we are in town.
This is one of the worst dining experiences we've had in several years. The Sunbird has lowered its standards to the point of no return. Cheap gallons of orange juice were on the bar, the bartender was also our waitress, we were seated right in the sun next to a huge broken window, it was a hike through two rooms to get to the buffet, which looked and tasted like it was reheated leftover microwave food, and to top it all off, we had to wait for plates to be brought to the buffet. Whoever is running the place is not even trying. This restaurant used to be one of the go-to places in Colorado Springs. Now it is just a total joke.
The food was very iffy. The Prime Rib was very bad but the Lamb, Brisket, and Chicken were very good.
Expected a little more in the way of Christmas decorating
The service was exceptional. She was very very good
The dining room was not very busy and the music was up so loud it made it very difficult to talk over. Several of the people with us had hearing aids that were rendered useless because they could not get past the music.
The view is exceptional but it just didn't work out to be the experience we were looking for in a restaurant
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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...
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.
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.
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.
$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).
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.
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!
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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