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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.
Washington, DC 20001
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.
O St. NW
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact Andy Phan, Events Coordinator, email@example.com or 202-617-9869.
Public Parking is available at 9th and O Street across from the O Street Market.
Mount Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center is located .5 miles away.
Private Party Contact:
Andy Phan: (202) 617-9869
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
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.
Not bad but, considering the combo of mediocre service and food, I’d say you can do better at this price point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
From Santa Cruz, CA. In DC for a trip with my husband and 11 yr. old son and chose The Bird for my husband's birthday. My son was knew where we were going and was so excited about the eclectic menu. He even knew what he was going to order. The evening was better than we could of anticipated. It was a warm evening, so we sat outside while the sun went down. Lovely neighborhood, great service, amazing food. Started with the duck meatballs (heaven!!). Ordered the caesar salad (split into 3 plates and we didn't even have to ask). For entree, my son ordered sausage platter, I had the Turkey mole, and my husband had the quail shrimp and grits. Beyond words, needless to say, we brought home some food.
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