The Bird

4.4
531 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
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.

Join us every Sunday for an extended brunch service until 5 PM.

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 5 PM on Sundays.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm-6:30pm, Saturday - 3:00pm - 6:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00a; Brunch: Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm. Sunday: 9:00am- 5pm.
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Phone number
(202) 518-3609
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Hackney
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Private party contact
Andy Phan: (202) 617-9869
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Catering
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, aphan@eatwelldc.com or 202-617-9869.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
O St. NW
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Parking details
Public Parking is available at 9th and O Street across from the O Street Market.
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Public transit
Mount Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center is located .5 miles away.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 531 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0
Dined 4 days ago

I liked the food but the restaurant is to expensive.For example, 9 average chicken wings for $16 or chicken with green beans for almost $20 without sides. I would go back to this place if prices went down. They can't expect to have fine dining prices if they are not a fine dining restaurant.

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OT
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Brunch delish. Great drinks

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J
Washington DC
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Great food, nice 2nd floor outdoor dining space, breakfast sandwich and Nutella waffle were both excellent. Wished they’d gussied up my mimosa a little—a grapefruit peel curl? Something? Other than that, thought the place was awesome.

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K
Washington DC
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

For brunch, we sat outside at the tables, which were fine. The food was fine. My breakfast taco dish was delicious. The watermelon salad could have been tastier, perhaps by adding fresh mint. The deviled eggs were interesting.
There were times when I hoped that we could get our coffee cups topped up, when no server was around. We had to help ourselves to hot pepper sauce and salt and pepper.
Overall, it was a satisfactory meal.

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OT
4.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

The staff was very friendly. My waiter was the perfect amount of attentive, without being obnoxious or over-bearing. He gave good advice on what to order. I had the vegan option, which was delicious! It was plenty of food and I loved the flavor of the polenta, mushrooms, tofu and other vegs.
The only complaint I have (which was beyond the restaurant’s control) was the couple sitting too close to me having an annoying conversation filled with the word “like.” Excrutiating! In other words, if I could’ve like sat somewhere like away from them, I like would have.

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OT
San Francisco
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

Nice staff, really good food

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JF
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Fantastic food & service! Really really good choice for someone looking to try something new in DC.

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e
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

Ed was an incredible bartender who was super attentive to our needs! We also had just the most wonderful server who paced out our dishes well, ensured our coffee was full, and didn't seem overbearing at ALL!

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K
Chicago
2.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

I was confused upon arriving because it was a beautiful day and there appeared to be lots of seating outside. I indicated an outdoor table would be great, but the hostess said none were available. I asked if the open tables outside were already reserved and she said, no, it was on a FCFS basis. I figured that only large tables were available outside and they couldn’t seat our party or three outside. This leads me to believe their seating is weird. They’ve locked themselves into a lot of 6-tops that can’t be modified into smaller tables. That said the place is cute and I enjoyed the decor as J waited a few minutes for the rest of my table to arrive. I was served coffee pretty quickly, but when the rest of our table showed up, the waiter was nowhere to be seen and 15-20 minutes later, another waitress came by for their beverage order. Our waiter reappeared to take our order. We got the deviled eggs, I got the omelet, another person got the breakfast sandwich and someone else got the eggs Benedict. We also got biscuits which were really not special although the honey butter was good. The order was accurate. I didn’t ask my group how their food was, but for a place that specializes in egg and poultry, I expected more for the omelet. Everything was hammered - eggs and vegetables over cooked and not very flavorful. The side salad was not special. I found the avocado deviled egg to be a lot better than the buffalo style one - J had much higher hopes for the buffalo style deviled egg.
In spite of that fact that we waited a good 40 minutes for our food, the staff were very eager to clear it away, hovering and asking if we were done when there was food on the place. It felt rude like they were rushing us even though there had been no rush to take our order and there was no line outside and empty tables available. Service was just mechanical. No one seemed excited about the food or experience. Just serve it and clear it. Prob won’t return and I don’t recommend

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GJ
Raleigh
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

Went there for a casual birthday dinner. The restaurant has a ton of different areas (each has their own vibe) from an outdoor patio on the street, ground floor, upstairs, and an upstairs deck. Overall the food was fantastic. The chicken wings, fried chicken, and quail (little bird big plate) were highlights.

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S
5.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Went to celebrate recently getting engaged. Staff and guests were great. Food was fantastic! We both had leftovers which is rare for us. Make sure you try the homemade hot sauces. Soo delicious.

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DG
Houston
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

So delicious! Cute little spot... Duck Meatballs! Delicious... Everything was spot on.

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YY
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Amazing! The food is delicious and the waiter gave us free ice cream because it was my birthday! Super nice of them!

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m
Orange County
5.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Great chicken, amazing drinks and desserts.

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AD
San Diego
2.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

The service was terrible. There was a long wait at the front. The host did not care, took us to a spot upstairs in a corner. No mention of Happy Hour only being applicable downstairs. This was Sunday July 1. The server was very cold, no greeting and we waited some time for her to come over. The food was OK, our white meat chicken was dry. The décor was nice.

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TM
New England
5.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

The fried chicken sandwich with an a fried egg on the pretzel bread bun was excellent!

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C
Atlanta
3.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

They delivered on farm to table dining with nice vegetarian options. However the flavor was a little lacking and service was slow. Outdoor seating was nice in a quiet neighborhood. Add some citronella candles for the non-southerners.

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V
Washington DC
4.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Pre-theater, happy hour, ate on the roof top which was lovely. Service was super food was fun we will be back for a real meal sometime to this really good find.

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c
4.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

Came here to enjoy a nice birthday dinner and had a wonderful time. The server clearly new the menu and gave us great suggestions. The mumbo (wings) were incredible and I hope to return asap to enjoy them again!

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TM
Washington DC
1.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

This was my second time at the restaurant and it was not enjoyable. The kitchen ran out of food and the bar ran out of certain spirits. It was very disappointing; the food was just okay. I hope that they improve their service and menu.

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OT
Washington DC
2.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Food has deteriorated quite a lot since last year.
It was not just one day. I’ve experienced that in my last visits. The whole roasted chicken is completely different to what they used to serve.

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MG
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

Great food and service. Edward was particularly great!

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

First times there and we loved it! We will definitely be back sooner than later! Loved everything but we loved the wings most!

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AP
1.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

The food is nothing special, not especially tasty. In addition, there barely vegetarian options. The environment and the service are good. We are not coming back because we did not like the food.

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JL
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 19, 2018

The restaurant is cute. Very clean with lovely staff. The drinks and food came out promptly and were delicious. Our waiter was very kind and efficient. I will go back.

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JL
New England
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

We had a nice time celebrating my grandfather's 90th birthday. We appreciated the accommodations they made for him and my grandmother, who are wheelchair-bound and walker-bound, respectively. The food was generally excellent; it was fun to have small plates. The only thing that was a little lacking was the seafood paella; it wasn't bad, it just wasn't as good as the other dishes, only maybe average compared to other paellas I've had. Otherwise, very fun theme with food to match.

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R
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

The Bird is an awesome neighborhood spot with great outdoor and indoor dining, excellent atmosphere and staff, and most importantly, delicious food at an affordable price point. Great for groups and families. Definitely going to be making this my new go-to.

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S
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Delicious food, great service, great experience. This is a great spot for brunch or dining with friends.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Thanks for accommodating us!!

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K
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Our 19 YO semi-vegan daughter chose The Bird, based on recommendations from whatever social media they now use (my Facebook to her is like a rotary Princess phone).

A very cute and “funky” (a descriptive word from my generation, from when we used stone tools) and quasi-hipster-ish.

It is a real gem and has an ambience of a neighborhood insider’s place. Ample outdoor (multi-level) dining, along with very interestingly designed indoor spaces. Decorating is best described as “college hangout sheik”.

Great, reasonable scope menu of highly creative plates and appetizers. Decent wine and mix-master cocktail list. Moderate (surprisingly)priced menu of chicken, hen, duck, highly creative dishes, salads and small plates.

Food was great! Portioning was perfect. Service was highly attentive. Great work and service staff. Ambiance was very cool.

Highly recommend for date night, friends dinner, (or whatever 19-20 YO’s call it).

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OT
3.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

It was good food but nothing exciting and for the price it was not good enough.

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N
Raleigh
4.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Great food, deep flavors (i got the fried chicken Benedict), and great service... reasonably priced as well.

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l
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Beautifully decorated restaurant, love the art. The staff is warm and friendly. Unique and delicious themed menu

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OT
Washington DC
2.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

This restaurant has managed to elevate making of bland food into an art form. Even a pinch of salt would have made it mildly palatable. Interesting menu ideas but utterly atrocious execution.

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BH
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Went for my last weekend before moving out of DC. It was a great choice. Wonderful food and nice and quiet. I didn't have to ask "what?" a million times when talking to my friends.

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TF
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Best wings (mambo) I've had in DC! Such a cute space, indoor and outdoor.

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OT
Houston
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

Sangria was weak, but everything else was amazing!!

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S
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

The food here is delicous. This restaurant has become a favorite for me and my friends. Highly recommend it. The duck bacon is an absolute must for Sunday Brunch.

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

My husband and I had breakfast at The Bird for my birthday. It was a Sunday morning around 10am. The decor is cool, the food was awesome, and the service was great! I had the Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict and a side of grits - excellent & just what I was craving.

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KR
5.0
Dined on May 29, 2018

Simply excellent! Everything including the delicious and well portioned food, the attentive and friendly service by Kylee, the wonderful decor, and good company made this a great experience. Check out the duck meatballs and Amish chicken!

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