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Permanently Closed - Sunbird

446 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Steak, Barbecue
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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
Dining Room
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(719) 598-8990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party contact
Amber Owens : (719) 598-8990
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Cross street
Near the intersection of Rusina Road and Elkton Dr
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Parking details
The Sunbird offers a free private lot for our guests.
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Public transit
0.5 miles away, at Garden of the Gods and Chestnut
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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 to book your event. We look forward to sharing in your celebration!
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
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3.8  based on recent ratings
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Horrible experience and food. No wonder they went out of business.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Purchased a gift card for my father-in-law for Christmas and later found out they were closing their doors February 5. We barely got a reservation and settled for 4 o’clock dinner on Sunday. They were out of several food items, the appetizers were cold, the waitstaff was inexperienced and flustered by the lack of food available. I understand they are closing and are running their food supplies down. However, had I known they were closing when I went to purchase the gift I would not have done it. It was irresponsible of the owners not to give more notice or put a disclaimer on their website. I wasted $160 on terrible food, and a tip. I would have rather spent my time with my 85 year old father-in-law doing something worthwhile. Hopefully, someone will purchase the Sunbird and turn it into something special. It has so much potential.

vipWiley1967 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

So sorry to hear that the Sunbird will be closing 5 Feb 18. We've been going here since early '80's. It's one of the best Sunday brunches in town. We're losing an iconic Colo Spgs restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The location and view are the best in town. The food was just OK. The service was good but could have been better.

OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Location was great, but the food was way over cooked.

Willow (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first time visiting SUNBIRD and we are sad to see it be our last. After hearing the news that this location was closing, we immediately reserved our table and how wonderful that it was my husbands birthday. The location of this restaurant is incredible!! The views are amazing and the food was delicious!! We even had an opportunity to stroll outside on the patio by the fire.
Whatever comes into this location next has big shoes to fill after the memories SUNBIRD has given us.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent all around,Definitely will Return and invite all Friends.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We only saw the waitress once, to take out order. She never came back. Neither did any food. We left after an hour.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We had a very good dining experience with my parents. Paul was very good and he did a great job

Pauley (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

vipabitpicky (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

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