The Bird

4.5
529 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • 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 529 People Are Saying
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J
Washington DC
4 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
15 reviews
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

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
1 review
4.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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 reviews
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice staff, really good food

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JF
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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e
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
12 reviews
2.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

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
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
10 reviews
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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YY
1 review
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chicken, amazing drinks and desserts.

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AD
San Diego
5 reviews
2.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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C
Atlanta
2 reviews
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
41 reviews
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
1.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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
3 reviews
2.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

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
12 reviews
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Edward was particularly great!

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 review
1.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

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
19 reviews
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
23 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thanks for accommodating us!!

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K
Washington DC
9 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
3.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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

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N
Raleigh
7 reviews
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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l
Los Angeles
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 reviews
2.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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
1 review
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sangria was weak, but everything else was amazing!!

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S
1 review
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
1 review
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
5.0Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KT
Washington DC
7 reviews
2.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

It was meh, I was shocked their brunch didn't have a bottomless mimosa option. They had carafe's of sangria available but for $36 it was waaaay over priced. The food was also just meh, nothing to write home about, can't say I'd be dying to go here again when there are much better places in the area.

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch

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