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About The Bird

Welcome to The Bird. The intersection of art, food, & drink.

We serve poultry of every distinction while respecting the animals and sourcing responsibly. Our unique and global cuisine utilizes every part of the bird.

We offer crafted beverages and a unique take on wine varietals. We price fairly for our neighbors and foodies alike, serve up real hospitality, have fun and give back to our community.

Our spaces, indoors and out, are uniquely crafted by local artists. We truly celebrate the four seasons around design, menu, drink & style.

Happy Hour is available seven days a week at our bar and select spaces. Happy Hour starts at 5 PM Monday through Thursday and 4 PM on Friday. Happy Hour starts at 3 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

1337 11th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International, Wild Game

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00a; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Cross Street:
O St. NW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 518-3609

Website:
http://www.thebirddc.com/

Catering:
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com or 202-617-9869.

Parking Details:
Public Parking is available at 9th and O Street across from the O Street Market.

Public Transit:
Mount Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center is located .5 miles away.

Executive Chef:
Ryan Hackney

Private Party Contact:
Andy Phan: (202) 617-9869

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Bird Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (32)
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Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fun (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Cozy (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Organic (4)
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Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
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Scenic View (3)
Authentic (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice host staff. Waiter was slow; food was ok. I would not get the Cornish hens if you’re hungry

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

We absolutely loved everything about our visit to The Bird. Menu had lots of great options but was small enough to make it easy to choose quickly. Food was all prepared perfect and presented well. Service was fantastic - super high energy but laid back at the same time if that makes sense. And all really, really genuinely nice people. We will be back soon.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The chicken skewers I was served were under-cooked, which seems pretty inexcusable for a restaurant specializing in chicken. Regardless, I was unimpressed with the food in general.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service is normally indifferent, not generally jazzed to be helping you.

The food has always been a little off point (especially for the price point). I ordered a chicken and a duck sausage last weekend and they were rubbery over cooked. The server was unimpressed and unconcerned.

Great cocktails!!!

Not bad but, considering the combo of mediocre service and food, I’d say you can do better at this price point.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Seemed to be some confusion about what was on tap etc. Food is good but maybe better if you get the happy hour prices at the bar which is quite small.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Outstanding food. Love the rooftop patio. Happy hour till 7 during the week. You have to try the Korean wings. The best wings I’ve ever had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Good experience. I would recommend.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

While the service was great and super-friendly and helpful, the food was just ok. I had the Fried Chicken Benedict, but the chicken portion was HUGE, and the biscuit was hard as a rock. I should've asked for another, but I just didn't bother. And the side pairing, the "waldorf salad," was really weird. Just grapes and apples and seeds....? Seems random. I had two bites and it was meh.

The bloody mary was fantastic, however.

Sadly, I don't think I'll be back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The menu backs up the concept beautifully. Nice range- all delicious. Party of eight and all had a fun evening. Had a sweet server who was very attentive to a couple in our group with allergies. Not a big place- nice nest in a neighbirdhood.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Service was great. Good was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great and interesting menu. We enjoyed the duck dishes immediately

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My colleagues and I had a great time at The Bird for Friday brunch (not usually available, but open on Veteran's Day and other holidays!). We had a great server who was willing to accommodate people arriving at different times. All of the food was delicious, particularly the wings appetizer and the chicken and waffles. Will be back for dinner for sure.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fantastic food as always! This is one of DC's best neighborhood gems! I hope it stays under the radar! Their duck meatballs are outstanding!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great! Little loud.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved it! Great food and service. Liked it so much we brunched there 2 days of our stay. Fried chicken Benedict and the wings were awesome. Edward, our server, was so nice! Will be back!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Enjoyed our dining experience. Good food. Will go back and try dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Duck meatballs, And the three Bird sausage meal was incredible. Emu And ostrich sausages were good, but the one I wish o had a whole plate of was the smoked duck sausage. That was one of the most satisfying tastes I have had in a long time.
Ambience was ok. Not a real warm place, and even a bit dark and dingy. Devote is simple, and silverware spotty. Service was friendly but average.
Prices were ok. Not too expensive. Unique cuisine beyond a doubt.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I went twice in one week, that should tell you tell you everything. Food is delicious and well made. Pretty large portions, if you eat it all in one sitting that's impressive. Both times I went for brunch with different groups of friends and both times everyone loved their food. I had the fried chicken benedict the first time and the fried chicken sandwich the second, both delicious and scratch made.
One friend had tacos but most had chicken and waffles. We also shared the cheese grits which are great. Obviously the real deal, not instant.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious brunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I took my 6 year old granddaughter and was very comfortable. Staff was kind and helpful. We were comfortable. Food was excellent. She is a health conscious eater and they had good options.

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Cocktails >>food. Danger Grouse and The Tipple were excellent. Varying opinions on the fried chicken from okay to great. Turkey confit lakes in taste, peri-peri was decent. Great atmosphere and service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent service, food and everything!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This past summer, I had brunch at their sister restaurant, The Pig. I don't eat pork but found a non-pork option on the menu. I felt if they produced a very tasty, non-pork option than it was worth giving The Bird a try, so I recommended a friend and I go there for brunch. When I stepped into the restaurant, I was very happy with the decor. The place is super cute, and I couldn't wait to try the food. I requested a table outside, because the weather was beautiful. The patio was cute, quaint, and colorful. It took a while to be greeted, but I think the server was just super busy. It appeared she may have been seated multiple tables at once. I tend to have brunch in places with unlimited mimosas, so I was a little disappointed that they didn't have that option. However, when I received my grapefruit mimosa I was totally okay without the "unlimited" option. The drink was mostly champagne and not watered down as they can often be in DC, so there is no way I could go "unlimited." For my meal, I decided to go with chilaquiles as it is one of my favorite Mexican dishes. It was topped off with duck egg which I had never tried until then. I was pleasantly surprised and can't wait to eat duck egg again. The chilaquiles dish was very tasty and fresh. The chips were lightly tossed which I appreciated, because I've had chilaquiles drenched in sauce which can cause the dish to be too rich. However, I think the dish would be better if they would incorporate chicken into it. Even with the amazing duck egg, it seemed a bit plain. My friend ordered the chicken tacos. She was very happy with her meal and agreed the food tasted very fresh. "Fresh" is key for us. I definitely recommend the restaurant. It's a cozy gem and a great place to visit if you want to be away from some of the more bustling, noisy areas of DC.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food took a very long time to come out, dishes were $$$ for size, tables on first floor near bar were really close to the bar and there was an odor. Food was decent but won't go back again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was excellent. The menu is creative and the food is prepared extremely well. Waitstaff is very pleasant and efficient. The bartender was not very knowledgable about the drink menu and really didn't know what he was doing. But after we got a table everything was great. We'll go back when we can.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was the worst dining experience I have ever had. They kept referencing an issue with the kitchen and finally after over an hour of waiting between our appetizers and main course food was delivered. We were begrudgingly given two beers for the wait, but they had thanked us for not leaving, as many other guest left unable to endure the wait for their food. Once the food arrived, the fried chick was cold. Hands down, the worst dc dining experience I have had since moving here three years ago.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food. Superb cocktails!! Excellent service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I was excited to dine at this restaurant as their online menu descriptions looked great. Maybe it was just an off night, but all the dishes we had lacked flavor and the service was agonizingly slow. The only positive I would give to the restaurant is a great cocktail menu.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Everything was chicken or vegetarian. ! beef item on the menu, an empanda; otherwise all chicken, all the time. I had the fried chicken and my friend had a spicy chicken dish. Both items received rave reviews from us. I did order appetizers, they were good but a little skimpy. This may not be fair because the restaurant was doing a fundraiser for Puerto Rico with all sales from selected apps and drinks going to Puerto Rico relief efforts, so they may have been small to facilitate that fundraiser. regardless, I applaud them for being socially responsible and undertaking the initiative.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I was served undercooked chicken

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our reservation was honored and We were seated at a great table upstairs. Everyone liked there food but didn’t love there food. Coffee was great. Just not the right fit for me and my husband.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I loved the bird for dinner! Went with a group of 6 and sat upstairs. The atmosphere was vibrant and fun, perfect for a long dinner accompanied by delicious drinks.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We really enjoyed the atmostphere and art. We were a bit disappointed with the food. They are certainly trying hard - the menu is interesting and creative but each of the dishes we ordered (except the duck meatballs, which were excellent) lack depth of flavour, which left us feeling a bit 'meh' about all of the food. And with a $130 price tag for date night you don't want to be going home feeling 'meh'.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The decor is cool, staff was attentive, food seemed to be fresh and resourced responsibly, overall taste just wasn't very good. Each item had way too many ingredients.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The chocolate ice cream cake was the highlight of the meal. Turkey mole dish was underwhelming and the Peri Peri Cornish hen had nice flavors. Food was sorta just warm and not hot. Cocktails also seemed watered down.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal including fusilli napolitani, greek salad and a whole roasted chicken. There were pleasant surprises such as nasturtium blossoms in the fussili and the bird seed instead of bread to whet our taste buds. A terrific experience!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good basic food, the terrace is pleasant, even gets a breeze. The portions are ample. The breakfast potatoes are excellent, the eggs interesting. Didn't like the duck sausage - stringy, maybe needed more cooking. Helpful service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Absolutely delicious and excellent service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

If you like bird this is the place to try! I had the duck breast and it was pretty yummy!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food, drinks, and service! I had a turkey confit mole poblano with mexican corn and rice, and a delicious vanilla gelato with caramel sauce for dessert. It was excellent.

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