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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for Valentine’s Day! Featuring a romantic Valentine's menu. *Regular a la carte menu will not be available. Advanced deposit required to secure reservation. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance or you will be charged the advance deposit.

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Sunbird Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

65% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (31)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for a Date (15)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Casual (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had NYE dinner at the Sunbird. It was a set menu with enough choices still to pick from. Service was very good and food was good. Cozy, Colorado feel and nice overlook of part of the city.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Really enjoyed the Christmas brunch. Our waitress was excellent. Food was great.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful Christmas Buffet. Lots of variety, delicious food & great staff. Thank you for a lovely time.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Sunday brunch is diverse and abundant. service is always friendly and genuine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent Sunday brunch. Great food variety including shrimp, crab legs & prime rib. Only downside was the server did not clear dirty dishes from table.

Tags: Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very nice place for a brunch with a group. Yippy can relax and the view is amazing. The food was great and lots of choices. Banana fosters was awesome

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Requested that it was for my graduation and nothing was even said

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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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.

Tags: Scenic View
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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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