Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - Washington D.C.

4.5
938 Reviews
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James Beard-nominated and award-winning Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is a house of worship to farm-fresh ingredients, classic Southern cooking, hailed bourbon selection, and top-notch hospitality. We’re serving up a fresh, inventive take on regional Southern fare seven days a week with a foot-stompin’, soul-healin’ brunch on the weekends. Whether you are celebrating a special life moment, planning an event, or looking for your newest neighborhood spot, we’ll keep a place set for you.
We believe that the best tastes in life come from an authentic, unhurried process — steps and components like hand-rolled dough, daylong brines, and house pickling spices. Yardbird takes pride in our scratch kitchen. We’re honored to start with local ingredients, quality meats, and premium produce from specialty farms in their purest forms. Local berries macerate for eight hours to become the tiny jar of strawberry goodness that makes our freshly baked biscuits that much sweeter.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and sweet. Food per usual good!

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ConnieG
Orlando
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was amazing! Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken and waffles in town!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing. The pancakes were better than I've ever had anywhere else. Good fresh orange juice. A beautiful, cool interior. Very tentative servers. Would definitely recommend.

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ShereceW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Great food ! Friendly staff! Great Customer Service!

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JazmynH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I went to Yardbird on Thanksgiving last minute. The food was amazing! We had the fried chicken, chicken & waffles, Brussels sprouts and lobster Mac & cheese and biscuits. Although the lobster Mac & cheese was very over priced, it was delicious. They should put more lobster in it for the price. The service was good and the food came out very quickly. Would def go again!

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vipPdub
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The turkey was not tender, no turkey dressing and advertised as green bean casserole, I received green beans, no casserole. The wedge salad over priced for what we received. Overall, I was disappointed because I thought this restaurant was a little more upscale.

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LamontD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable experience

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PJazzy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was just enough of all your favorites. Along with the ribs, chiken&waffles, and lobstermac the family enjoyed every morsel.

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StephanieL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was a little leery booking here because in the past they required guests to put down a card to reserve a table. Thankfully, we did not need to do that for our table on Thanksgiving. Everyone was super helpful from the host to the food runners to the wine sommelier. Everyone was also super attractive. I see what you’re doing Yardbird…good job! Lol! I was slightly disappointed that the manager didn’t come to greet us as he did every other table around us. That was a bit odd. However, our waiter, Travis, was AWESOME! He was honest about the food choices when we had questions and he was very attentive. We had Thanksgiving dinner, a side of potatoes au gratin, and the biscuits. We also ordered a bottle of wine for the table. For future reference, I would suggest automatically serving a side of gravy, swapping out the mashed potatoes for sweet potatoes or dressing, serving a larger portion of cranberry sauce, and having different dessert options. The average person hates pumpkin pie. Lol! Otherwise, the food was pretty good. The biscuits with apple butter made me feel like I was at Grandma’s kitchen table eating her apple preserves! So delicious! The service took our experience to another level though. Travis and crew was so attentive. I’ll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner. Our server clearly didn’t want to be at work that day. Barely saw her.

Too bad because the food was pretty good.

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TanyaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and everything was magnificent!!!!!

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3Foodie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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MattC
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic. The biscuits they provide as a starter are heavenly. The gluten free chicken and waffles was a nice treat for me since I’m allergic to gluten. Over this was a great place to eat. Hope to be there again soon.

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vipCarebear00
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service; our waiter was excellent! I got the oysters to start (great fresh oysters!), Brussels sprouts- loved these, Mac & cheese - just OK not as cheesy as I would like (not the cheesy cheese that stretches when you take out the pan type of thing if you are looking for that like I was!) , short ribs - prepared excellent! Nice and tender, sauce tasted yummy and the mash potatoes were good, fried chicken - tasty! The hot sauce with the honey didn’t have that much honey to taste, but it was a nice added sauce for the chicken. Overall our dinner was great and I would return. (It’s just really dark in there at night, so I think I wanna try during the daytime next!$

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Bidness
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fried chicken was very good. Highly recommend the Brussels sprouts as well. The service was a little slower than we would have liked. Food took too long to get to us though they did feed our kids first which was nice

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IashaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Yard Bird was incredible! We ordered the chicken and waffles, Mac and cheese, street corn, deviled eggs, and chicken and biscuits. Everything that came out was perfectly seasoned and made to perfection. Also the servers and service at the restaurant was above and beyond.

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vipDavid
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, maybe overpriced

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SusanJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We took a couple of visitors here for a nice dinner. They have attentive and knowkedgeable staff and excellent food! I would definitely go back for another dinner.

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DMVDINER
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ordered cocktails, appetizer, four entrees, and two desserts. All were delicious, however, steak was barely warm, defitnitely not hot when it arrived. Service was good but not as attentive as a previous visit. Had to make request for condiments several times. Restaurant was not overly busy for an early Sunday evening. Also had to alert manager to women's restroom needing a thorough cleaning-definitely not up to standards for this restaurant.

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TanyaA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Waitress seemed new because waited sometime to receive items for table. Kinda messed up bill when paying.

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vipFoodie1116
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

To start, it’s my birthday and I put that on the reservation and no one mentioned it. I had to tell the waiter. I asked if there were any specials, like the one in Dallas. (I was there a week ago for brunch) There wasn’t any, which was fine. I then asked about the fried Oreos . He says “Yes, we have them.” I’m excited now and ask for an order to be put in after my food. He then says “But it’s only for dinner “ Ummm why wouldn’t you just say that. I asked could he see if they can make an exception since it’s my birthday. He said he would see. Comes back to bring our food and doesn’t make mention on if they’re able to accommodate my request. I wait til he comes back a second time and I ask. He says they can’t and I ask why. Have the most nonsense explanation. About 20minutes later, the manager comes over and asks how everything is. I tell them it’s my birthday and ask if they can make the fried Oreos. I wasn’t confident the waiter even asked so I wanted to see what the manager says. He says “lemme see what I can do”

A while later the waiter mentions they can bring out beignets instead. I ask can I at least have the ice cream that comes out with the fried Oreos. Not a tough request to complete because it is ice cream in a freezer. He says ok. A few minutes later the manager comes over with the fried Oreo and a sparkler. I’m happy but I’m also like why couldn’t this be done in the first place? I finish that because it’s only one. The waiter comes back and says our beignets are on the way out. I remind him about the ice cream and he says “Ok”. He brings out the beignets with no ice cream. I let him walk off because I assume he’s bringing it out next. He comes back and asks how everything is. I say I’m waiting on the ice cream abs he says “the ice cream is frozen” at this point I’m just not understanding what that means. Ice cream comes stays in a freezer and why didn’t you just say that in the first place. Then when it comes to pay he asks for an additional tip. WTH

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LadyHokage
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was a little slow but the food definitely made up for it. Everything tasted amazing, I’d definitely go back

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Nana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. They were behind on our meal we didn’t even notice the came out and explained why it was late with complimentary wine. They also took the appetizers off of our bill without us even asking because the food took a while to come out. Food was great! I’ve been to the Vegas and Miami restaurant too overall a great experience.

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MayahG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice place for dinner.

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vipshan
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had Yarbird in Miami and was happy to see the entrées still taste just as good as the other locations. Ambiance is great for a date night. Menu is a little pricy but portions are great

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JasonB
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was excellent as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met for brunch for a girls outing. The food was amazing. Our waitress was the best! First timers will return.

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NancyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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marla
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to the one in Las Vegas and this compares comparable to that one..excellent!!!

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Dunes
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Great food and good service from VJ. And a nice birthday sparkler!!

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vipDCGuyFood
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUM! Great food and ambience and very friendly service.

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vipJudithK
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

You can't beat the fried chickent at Yardbird. Really good service and tasty food. Chicken was crisp, moist and delicious. Go for it

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The cornbread!!!

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vipPCat
Washington DC
119 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my third time at Yardbird. The food was better than it has been before. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes were excellent. The cornbread was great. I'd go back just for that. Our server was terrific and was able to give us separate checks and divide up all the charges.

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vipCooksalot
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Yardbird's food is very good and the service was excellent. Be prepared to consume a lot of calories. The noise level in the evening from the happy diners if very high. The dining room is large and has mostly hard surfaces. Lunchtime is a lot quieter. I would not come back to Yardbird for dinner, but definitely would return for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was just ok and 18% included on check with only two people??? Chicken biscuit was mad with a chicken thigh I really only like breast in my chicken biscuits. The crab cake was ok but had filler. Chocolate cake was good and huge enough for 4. The corn was very good and wedge was awesome.

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Nunya
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Overhyped. I was really excited about attending this place. The food was mediocre and overpriced. They gave huge portions, but the food was just not good. Would not return.

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vipMlgray6222018
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation. Ryan was very accommodating and pleasant.

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vipMicheleZ
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic brunch! The chicken and waffles are outstanding. The chicken was moist and tender inside, crispy outside with a delicious skin. The waffles were delicious and didn’t even need the bourbon maple syrup but had to have it anyway. My husband has the smoked salmon avocado toast with sunny side up eggs and was very happy. Ambiance is nice and our waiter Johnathan was outstanding. We will be back.

FAQs

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - Washington D.C. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-2450.

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - Washington D.C. is rated 4.5 stars by 938 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.