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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Enjoy our Thanksgiving Champagne Buffet featuring roasted turkey, seasonal sides, cider station & more available 10:30am-4pm! Adults:$51.95 Senior/Military:$49.95 Kids:$22.95

*Advance deposit required. A la carte menu will not be available. Reservation cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Join Us for Our Christmas Day Champagne Buffet!

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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

3.3

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Quiet

68% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Special Occasion (16)
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Great for Brunch (14)
Casual (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Cornbread was amazing. Very good fries. Salad my mom got looked awesome. Better to go on a clear day.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

My family and I went to the Sunbird anticipating great food, considering the average price. I ordered the brisket sandwich, my wife ordered the pueblo chicken, and my son ordered the trout. The brisket on my sandwich was very dry and not very tasty. My wife's chicken was good. My son's trout plate was AMAZING! Point being there ought to be some consistency there. You are asked to pay way too much money to receive mediocre food.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Have visited Springs on a number of occasions during the past 30+ years. This was first visit to Sunbird. Should have come sooner. Food and service was great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Casual, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I enjoyed my experience. Its a little pricey, but the brisket entree was excellent. The view is killer and the time we chose was early with few people in the restaurant. The staff was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Sorry, Sunbird, you're no longer on our list. We liked going there sometimes to celebrate special occasions, and invited visiting family to go there and celebrate my wife's birthday. As soon as we arrived I knew the place had changed- two letters were missing from the big Sunbird sign at the entrance and one of the gates across the road was swinging freely. The restaurant itself was in no better shape. Don't know if they've change owners within the last couple of years but maintenance was clearly lacking. We ordered drinks and were told the fountain machines were not working at the moment, so sodas and mixers were not available. Over the course of the evening, the problem was fixed to some extent but the drinks were still relatively flat. The food was not up to the standard we were used to at Sunbird. The only thing there that did not go down was the price. We were rather ashamed to have built the place up in the minds of our guests. We won't be back.

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 (Montana)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I had the Sunday Brunch at the Sunbird and I found it to be way over priced for what was served. I did like that you could order from a menu, but the eggs benedict had a hard poached egg - definitely not what I expected. I would not go back or recommend it to a friend.

On the positive side, it did have a lovely view, the parking was easy, and the service was friendly.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The greeter refused to seat at a window table, said maybe next time. The food was okay it was expensive no one came to our table after it was served we had to ask for a check would never go back.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Beautiful setting overlooking Colorado Springs. We sat outdoors with fire pits and cozy seating arrangements. A great place to relax. Our waiter never made us feel rushed! We had drinks, a delicious appetizer and entrees. The brisket was maybe the best I've ever had! A lovely after dinner touch....a tray of s'more fixins and long Skewers for holding over the fire! Can't get more comforting than that!! Not sure what the bad reviews were all about?? We had a wonderful evening!!! GO!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The "view" was of I-25!, My highly recommended NY strip ordered medium rare came medium well and obvious poor cut of meat. Asked for double veggies instead of potato , got no potatoe and the worst asparagus ever, one portion. Skip this place, does not belong on the open table list of restaurants in the Springs, wishe I never came!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 1, 2017

My table of 8 were all disappointed that no bread was brought out, just crackers it you have salad. (Strange) But our young handsome waiter was very nice in delivering this news. Salmon Bourbon was just ok, where as the same dish that I had two weeks ago was much tastier and moist.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Was a descent dinner just expected a little more for the location. Has possibilities of being much more.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Brisket was fatty, elk was good.

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

AWESOME as always. My friends from California were very impressed as well!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great place for Sunday brunch. You serve yourself, which includes serving your own coffee, so it is hard to judge the service, but the wait person was pleasant.
Order the omelets and eggs benedict, because they cook them fresh for you, and they are wonderful. I love eggs poached hard and these are perfect.
Bacon. Okay, so the whole buffet is wonderful, but the bacon is amazing. Perfectly cooked and just the right thickness. I will return just for the bacon.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The brunch is the best in Colorado Springs. Hands down the best.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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