Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - Los Angeles

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$31 to $50
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Southern
Bringing the best fried chicken and freshest farm ingredients, Yardbird has since garnered the praises of the James Beard Foundation as a semi-finalist for “Best New Restaurant South” and as one of Bon Appétit’s “50 Best New Restaurants” in 2012. Yardbird sticks to the values of tradition, family, and community with a menu of “soul-nurturing” dishes intended for sharing. A warm, comforting environment lets guests feel relaxed and at home while dining at Yardbird. Southern touches add to the nostalgia, like antique candlestick holders, wildflowers on all the tables, and handmade light fixtures outfitted with Edison bulbs in Mason jars.
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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You must have the ribs!! What an experience

SG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken was fantastic. We tried several of the sides too! Too home the leftovers for dinner
the next night. I wish I had room for the apple cobbler - definitely next time!

MT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the setting and the food is delicious. I just wish they had more egg options for GF ppl on their brunch menu.

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner on Thanksgiving. Host standing in the back and hostesses in front were excellent and seated us right away even though we were early.

We were seated at a small table with a banquette on one side and chair on the other which was a little crowded. We were told over the phone that the Supper Menu would be available along with the Thanksgiving menu, but instead it seemed like an abbreviated menu, which wasn’t a big deal but I was hoping for more choices.

Our waiter was very friendly and welcoming. We ordered two appetizers and two entrees. The only issue with the service was that they brought out my entree by itself before the appetizers and my husband’s entree with no explanation. My husband was pretty upset and asked for an explanation. The waiter said that the kitchen made my order first and he didn’t want to get cold which may have been the case but was very amateur for this chain. I shared half my entree with my husband while we waited for the other dishes, which came out all at once.

The food was pretty good but not the quality we enjoyed at the Yardbird in Vegas. The Chicken with the Waffles didn’t seem entirely fresh, like it had been under a heat lamp and didn’t have much flavor. The syrup for the waffles had rum in it which didn’t go well with the spicy waffles (would have preferred to have a choice of sweeter syrup). My husband’s sandwich was drenched in too much sauce but was good. We also had the soup off the Thanksgiving menu which my husband enjoyed and the Hush Puppies which were excellent.

The cocktails were also very good.

We will be back but are hoping for a better experience next time - will ask to be seated at a table that is not shared or crowded; fresher food and better timed service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited Yardbird for Thanksgiving lunch and had the best time! The menu was holiday themed and I enjoyed a creamy crab bisque soup, perfectly portioned turkey, green beans, and mashed potatoes, and ended my meal with a sweet and crunchy slice of pecan pie a la mode. I order Mama’s Biscuits each time I come here and yet again they were perfectly fluffy and arrived to my table warm. I look forward to coming here again!

JS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Brought our dog, so we were seated on the front patio. Food was as always, delicious. The best fried chicken and enough to have leftovers at home. The waffle and spiced watermelon were killer. My mother-in-law loved her shrimp and grits and crab cake Benedict. The most difficult thing is to choose from all the wonderful-sounding offerings.

J
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good! Get the ribs, mac n cheese, fried chicken! You won’t go wrong!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place. Good food.love it.

YJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleased with the food and service. I’ll be back

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've gone to Yardbird in Miami a bunch of times but this was our first LA visit. It was just as good as always and we love it there.

A special thank you to the Maitre D Nick O who went above and beyond to spend done time with us and make us all feel like family.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner out! Foods d service were excellent. Sue’s suggestions were perfect and we had a wonderful dinner and celebration together.

TG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the amazing Veteran’s Day experience!

TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing (Shrimp and Grits) Staff is excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service they are nice. Good food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and big portions so we always order too much.

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love yardbird Southern table!! I have been to the Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas locations and they never disappoint. My faves are always the biscuits, fried chicken, macaroni n cheese, corn, and cocktails. The food is shareable because they give you a lot. The service is always amazing and I love the energetic ambiance. Definitely a place to check out if you have not tried and bring you appetite!

RE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service great food.

AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy valet parking, open inviting environment & fantastic fried chicken. Loves the biscuits, waffles, & spicy watermelon too! So many things on the menu I wanted to try. Will be coming back.

c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and chicken waffle is so delicious!

OD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredible food, outstanding service. I've been here around a dozen times, and each time the experience is lovely. The food is simply delicious. You can't go wrong with the chicken 'n biscuits and key lime pie. Great for family sharing!
Each time I visit Yardbird, I'm amazed by their efficiency. The servers are knowledgeable, entertaining, and treat you like royalty. Such a wonderful atmosphere. Last time I went our batch of cake wasn't very fresh, and our server whisked it away promptly with no questions asked and returned with the dessert menu. The manager then came and apologized and had the pastry chef prepare us a special dessert that wasn't even on the menu! It was outrageously good and we were delighted by the excellent customer service. Incredible place, please please please check them out for dinner!

f
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lot to like. The prices are up there; but it's a big space in a prime real estate area, with many in help to provide good service. We liked the food. Very moist fried chicken without a greasy crust. Quite a feat. Peanut butter pie outstanding.

OT
Los Angeles
185 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My friends, spouse, and I went to Yardbird after an event for some lunch and enjoyed a great burger. Server Jordan was pleasant and very attentive for as busy as the restaurant was. We will certainly be back again!

t
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible ! The service & food exceeded my expectations.

RB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best fried chicken I've ever eaten! Excellent service, their waffle iron broke and the Executive Chef came out to explain the delay, which is an outstanding gesture. Definitely will be back.

PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and drinks. Pricing was reasonable.

L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food

JE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Brittany was so awesome! She made our first experience wonderful! My friend told her it was my birthday and she even brought me a birthday treat! Can’t wait to visit again.

SW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

only negative was, while we were finishing up our meal, we got an email asking why we didn't show up for our reservation!!

J
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Our server was not attentive. Drinks took 30 mins. Half the order was missing. Had to cancel the reminder of the meal because it still hadn’t come out after I finished eating. After the meal order was placed the server was no where to be found. Never asked if we wanted additional drinks. Never brought the dessert menu. She was awful!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This restaurant was listed on West Hollywood’s eat & drink week selection. First time here and I ordered a watermelon mojito, tomato soup, yardbird hot chicken (slightly spicy), and fried Oreos. I’d return anytime!

N
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Usually amazing however this experience was awful. We have been to more then one location and gluten free friend chicken is always amazing however this time first we were served regular fried chicken and only found out because we questioned the food runner since there was no markings on it to indicate gluten free. Then we waited a really long time for a replacement. When the replacement came it was not up to the standards we know Yardbird to be. It was soggy and undercooked. When we told the manager later when he came back to our table he said the dessert we ordered was on the house however we already had a free dessert so basically he did nothing for the super long wait and gross food. We won't be returning to this location.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service my wife and I have ever had. (Nick)
Great food!! Little pricy, but so worth it.

NW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here twice. Yesterday I came with my mom and she requested friend green tomatoes on the side. The chef (or manager I’m not sure which) personally came to the table to ask my mom specifics on how she’d like it prepared which I thought was awesome. Always a great experience here!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This evening was a date with someone I adore. I contacted the front desk/hostess by the name of Ryan. She was very accommodating & absolutely delightful. The service was excellent, the food was superb, the staff attended to us with ease and comfort which made the entire experience wonderful. I’ve been to the Miami location several times and the Los Angeles location was just as impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant. We started with the fried green tomatoes which were always devine, we also ordered the mac & cheese which was loaded with cheese and so decadent. We also had the fried chicken meal which came with waffles and spiced watermelon absolutely delicious and the shrimp and grits another wonderful dish. For the special occasion the restaurant went out of their way by writing a message to my special date for dessert. He was touched which just added to an overall excellent evening.

IJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I've been to all of the locations and for some reason my food was not as tasty as the other locations.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the most amazing fried chicken I’ve ever had! Great drinks and service too!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mutually enjoyable experience

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend!

OT
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I didn’t care for their spicy chicken or macaroni and cheese. My friend loved both. She got reg(not spicy) chicken. Way overpriced for mediocre food.

VH
Los Angeles
166 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food at Yardbird is very delicious. We had the popcorn shrimp which was served on a huge bed of popcorn, as well as the BLT and the signature fried chicken. The issue I have with this place is the cost of an a la carte 1/2 of a chicken. At best, at a high end organic free-range (this chicken was massaged and hand-fed) scenario, you might pay maybe $10 a pound, right? For a half of a chicken they charged $26!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh by the way that is without any side, bread or garnish. That is outrageous. Clearly they have a big rent to make.