The very attentive wait staff did everything possible to deliver an outstanding dining experience!
The ambience is nice; great space and friendly staff. The food was underwhelming. We ordered several items off the menu and shared amongst three people. We all felt the food was just ok. The wings, in particular, looked appealing but were a bit dry, over fried, and the sauce was nothing memorable. Great option if you live in the neighborhood, but certainly wouldn’t make a trip out of my way.
Great food and fun atmosphere. However, we were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time. The host and waitress were great and comped our appetizers as a result, but 45 minutes is a long wait regardless.
We made a reservation because I have learned that it never hurts to make a reservation in DC. We arrived on a tuesday and we were told that there was a party of 30 that had just arrived and it might be a little loud. We were seated right away and there wasn't a delay in anything that evening even with the place completely full! Great food! Fun decor! Will come again
The food was excellent, cool atmosphere, and the chef and bartender were super friendly. I had the Bangkok BBQ - the sauce on this dish... 😍
The chef knocked us out with a great personal tasting menu for the whole table. Service was just as great!
Everything from the cocktail to the dinner was Devine
Amazing soul food, I definitely recommend the chicken and waffles and the egg Benedicts for brunch. Also, the different flavor mimosas were a great surprise. Loved the service and the ambiance. Can’t wait to go back
Amazing Food, small space. Came for Sunday brunch, it was super packed, glad we made reservations. We came in about 45 min early hoping to get seated earlier but walk ins had about a 2-3 hour wait for a table of 2. The service was a little slow but our server was very attentive and accommodating once he came around. Our table ordered the deviled eggs (not a fan, tasted like pure mustard) the pecan waffle (perfectly cooked, tasty) chicken and waffles (good) grits (amazing) chicken sausage (good) wings (good but a little too crispy) and our favorite was the fried chicken sandwich (highly recommend, we all wish we ordered it) biscuits (good but fairly dry). My friend got the the mimosa carafe with pineapple mango mix said it was mostly champagne and not much flavor from the juice. Would definitely recommend and come again but be sure to make a reservation.
it was good, but overpriced for portion / dining experience
Great once seated but took 30 minutes to be seated with a reservation.
The fried chicken is amazing!
Yes. This was my first time there everything was great! Ask for Neal when you go
The food was great, service was excellent
Generally, I like The Bird. It's a good vibe. The noise level is not too bad. The bar serves up some tasty cocktails, but is a too small--it is what it is. I like poultry a lot, so I'm fond of the menu. I intend to return, but I will say that the Roasted Chicken was pretty boring. I was expecting much more flavor; a real disappointment. I'm willing to come back and try some other options. Overall, I would recommend it.
The food is fresh and so delicious! I’m so picky and this place has become our brunch go to! A must try!
Everything was absolutely amazing, and the staff were wonderfully accommodating. Hands down one of the best places to eat in DC.
Great food and cocktail options, at a reasonable price based on DC standards.
We have been the The Bird for dinner, but this was our first time for brunch. We sampled multiple different items off of the menu, and everything was outstanding. Our server was attentive, but it did not feel like he was rushing us. We will definitely be back for a meal again soon!
Food was good. Order cam out wrong 2x and I gave up on a third. However management was fantastic and comped my meal for the trouble with out hesitation. The atmosphere is great. Loved the waffles dessert!
Excellent food. The tacos were surprisingly delicious with cilantro and chicken thigh meat. Cute neighborhood spot, great for lunch.
Great service, tasty food
We had a excellent time at The Bird, thanks to the attentive, friendly, and fun staff! The venue has a fun (casual and inviting) vibe, split between two floors. There's a small bar on each level. Our server, food runners, and bussers were great at taking away dirty dishes, refilling waters and wine glasses (without having to ask), and making menu suggestions. We were there with a group and tried a variety of dishes from each course. Some of the dishes were really good; others were ok. The duck breast was cooked perfectly. The bangkok chicken was moist (and had a little kick). If you love ramen, I'd skip this dish. Overall, a great experience!
Great food, Great service!
I LOVE The Bird - by far my favorite brunch spot in DC. It's where I take all of my out of town guests because there is really something for everyone there. I get something different every time I go - the breakfast sandwich, fried chicken & waffle, fried chicken Benedict, grilled chicken tacos...I've never left disappointed.
10/10 would recommend.
This is a very cute place for date or just to meet up with friends. We traveled to DC and randomly found this place for brunch. Staff was very nice greeted us very soon after seated. After we ordered the pancake it was quit a bit of wait. Staff came and apologized for the wait since they only have 1 machine and pancake was a hot item on the menu. Then she came back time to time to make sure everything is good. I will highly recommend to get the pecan pancake. It’s really good. Fluffy and hint of sweet from the whipped butter. I also got the fried chicken Benedict. Sauce is awesome. They paired it with some fruits which takes away the heavy feeling from the fried chicken. My friend had the breakfast sandwich. The duck bacon is sooo good. Must have. Overall it’s was a very pleasant place and very tasty food. Most important is not expensive.
Great job with acoustics/sound management because we could hear each other across the table just fine during a busy holiday brunch. Food was outstanding, didn’t surprise though as their sister restaurant The Pig follows suit. Service was good. Can feel a little cramped.
Great place for a group outing! Food, service, and ambiance is all great! Will definitely be returning.
Great food and service. Going back soon.
I take a lot of food photos for different blogs, and every single dish that was brought out was not only beautiful, but so delicious. I audibly said, “holy sh*t” after taking a bite of the Foie Gras bread pudding... it was phenomenal. Chef Hackney is truly an artist.
Thank you so much to everyone at the restaurant for being so lovely and accommodating (and not being judgmental when I moved the plates to the floor for photos). You all continue to be great every time I come in!!
Pro tip- get a side of hollandaise sauce with the chicken and waffles. I’m serious.
Wonderful delicious food , cozy restaurant drinks were excellent.
The quail, shrimp & grits was great! I would definitely recommend. The fried chicken was underwhelming and the appetizer wings were also just okay. Although it was not that busy and the waitress was quick to take our order, the service was just ok because our drinks were not refilled until the end of the meal.
Great early Valentine's Day celebrate with my wife at The Bird. The Bangkok barbeque featuring gai yang style grilled chicken with sweet coconut rice and smashed cucumber salad was incredible. Definitely put this place on your bucket list. We'll be back.
Went for Sunday brunch. The fried chicken Benedict was delicious and the spicy Bloody Mary hit the spot. I’ll definitely be back!
The Bird is delicious - we went for brunch on a Saturday at 11:30 and it wasn't very crowded. As we got closer to noon/1pm, it started to fill up. All of the food was delicious - we got the breakfast sandwich, the fried green tomato Benedict, the biscuits with chicken sausage gravy and the brussel sprouts. Everything was great! We also tried the raspberry lavender mimosas - which were yummy and refreshing! Highly recommend checking this place out!
Really enjoyed this place. It’s small and a bit out of the way. Good vibe all around and the service was very good. The food was fantastic! We went to a Saturday brunch and the drinks and food were really good! The atmosphere is younger people and it could be a little noisy at times, I only put it at a two because I am hyper sensitive to loud environments usually and I didn’t have an issue with the overall sound level in the restaurant. I can’t speak for outside seating or the bottom floor. We sat on the upper floor across from the stairwell and had a great experience. I’m excited to go back at try out the happy hour on the patio, which was recommended to us by our friends who love it!
Great find on OpenTable. My friends and I are committed to dining at new restaurants this year and they were happy I chose this place. From the appetizers to the desserts, definitely worth the visit and we were not disappointed.
Fantastic meal! Very unique menu with wonderful flavors...we really liked the duck meatballs and my Duck breast meal was top notch! The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that we had to salt almost everything. The added salt made everything pop!
Really enjoy the bird for the variety of unusual items on the menu. All sorts of "winged creatures" are featured - duck, quail, etc. - in very creative and tasty dishes. Lots of fun and very tasty food.
I really enjoyed the Bird last time, but not this time. The waiter was super inattentive, and the service was poor. I ended up giving very little tip, which I hate to do. Food was great, but you can get similar quality/level of food elsewhere with better service.