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Birds & Bubbles - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
305 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
If you do not see an available table we encourage you to call - 646•368•9240 - or visit our website - birdsandbubbles.com - to book your reservation.

Birds & Bubbles, is the first full-service restaurant from Sarah Simmons, owner of CITY GRIT Culinary Salon in New York City.

Using the highest quality seasonal ingredients, The Birds & Bubbles menu features dishes paying homage to Simmons’ southern roots with an elevated take on Southern classics. This includes dishes often served for Sunday Supper, such as her Buttermilk Fried Chicken. These new twists on old favorites bring global flavors to familiar dishes served side by side with bubbly from the team’s favorite champagne producers.

Voted Grub Street’s “Best Late- Night Food in New York City” we offer a late night menu Friday and Saturday 11:00pm -1:00am.
Great music, Great Food! Come join us!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Thursday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am Dinner Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm Dinner 11:00 pm-2:00 am Late Night Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Brunch 6:00 pm - 10:45 pm Dinner 11:00 pm-2:00 am Late Night Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Brunch 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dinner

  • Phone number

    (646) 368-9240

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Sarah Simmons

  • Private party contact

    Katarina: (646) 368-9240

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Broome and Grand

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Grand Street (B,D)<br />Bowery (J,Z)<br />Delancey (F)<br />Essex (J,M,Z)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 305 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. k

    kdmorton

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a friend in town, and we were (as always) looking for a delicious, good value, short wait brunch spot. We spied Birds & Bubbles randomly on OpenTable, and with a name like that, we were sold. We took a Lyft to Chinatown - immediate confusion. When they let you out of the Lyft, look down. The staircase leads you to a pretty hip spot. Nice bar, then a back room with a handful of tables. Good smells. Brunch cocktails (no deals, so $14 a pop. Recommend a cocktail over the cordial/champagnes, but that's me. My friend loved the Bloody Mary.) I had the birdies in a blanket (chicken fried in cinnamon waffle batter). Uh-mazing. Four pieces, so recommend a side. The grits or the crispy potato salad, for sure. My friend got the Christmas casserole, and it was delicious. We have at least three more dishes we want to try, so definitely going back. Will probably drag others as well for the grits.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2017

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    I have sent an full email to the restaurant. Over an hour for our food which was burnt and dry. Offered 2 hard biscuits as a consolation.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome - great cocktails and southern favorites with a modern twist
  4. p

    pdc22

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cute place and has a good variety of southern classics. Found it a little pricey, even for a date night.
  5. D

    Dani

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2017

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I went when they first opened and the fried chicken was really good. On this visit, it wasn't. The skin was soggy and was over-peppered and under-salted. Won't be going back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really cool place to go with friends. The food was delicious and portions are generous. The champagne and cocktail list was great- really enjoyed our drinks!
  7. TD

    TDC1

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin was incredible and gave stellar recommendations. The duck was awesome, and the potatoes.... o the potatoes...
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    It was really great as always but it just seems that every time I go there they keep us waiting at the bar to be seated... even when I've made a reservation. On multiple occasions they've had to give us free champagne while we were waiting because they felt so bad. I never mind free champagne so it doesn't bother me but if you're someone who likes to stick to a tight schedule or you're in a rush it might create a problem!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst brunch I've ever been to. Noisy, crammed place, horrible expensive food, slow service and overall terrible experience. The reviews on OpenTable don't make any sense to me.
  10. v

    vera

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good was good and great service
  11. GL

    GinaL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We saw mixed reviews before visiting but decided to give it a shot anyway. That was a mistake. Everything was so-so, except the (i) service, which was less than that and (ii) crispy potato salad, which was good. We had cocktails (Catywampus and Seelbach) and entrees (Birdies in a blanket and Chicken & egg biscuit) and none of us were wowed or even intrigued. The space was chilly (the diners next to us kept their coats on through the meal) and the music volume went up and down without reason. The only plus: the bartender when we were there (Sunday afternoon) was not bad on the eyes. If I had to go back, I'd sit at the bar and ask him to make me something off-menu. Note that the restaurant is not easily accessible for persons with physical disabilities as it's down a steep flight of stairs. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. While the theme is attractive, the restaurant severely lacks in execution.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. Try the Brussel sprouts, out of this world. Great place to go on a date, very intimate spot.
  13. M

    Matt

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is really delicious (especially the sides! definitely get the sprouts and crispy potatoes) and the wine selection is quite good, even if you--like me--are not a fan of bubbles you will probably enjoy your drinks and dinner here. Just one word of caution, apparently it is possible that your reservation could be at the bar, which at this restaurant in particular is an extremely uncomfortable place to eat and enjoy a meal. Make sure you double check before showing up that you were not assigned seats at the bar. It almost happened to me and I am sure it would have severely decreased my enjoyment of my meal and the evening.
  14. BN

    BeerNerd

    Coastal Georgia

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dear Pancreas, Sorry but not sorry. The food I just ate is terrible for me but delicious. Crispy potato salad, prosecco and fried chicken...perfect.
  15. F

    Foureyes

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely gem. Took a chance on this place and it didn't disappoint. Cozy, sophisticated and the food was tasty.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Need to close annex dining room until heat is restored
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was very slow. Menu was overpriced. Quality of food and cocktails was decent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Cool spot for groups of friends or a date great ambiance and awesome food!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall delish - could've done without the pineapple pilento dish - prosecco pours seemed a bit small
  20. A

    Alex

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed the chicken friend in waffle batter and the chicken biscuit sandwich. Prices were reasonable and our server was friendly. Nice little spot to try for brunch.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Sat at the bar and had an excellent time! Service was awesome, super friendly and the food was exceptional. Highly recommend
  22. T

    Theejulierose

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak Tartare and the Chicken liver mousse were so delicious. Shrimp and Grits is a must and so are the Brussels sprouts. Great wine by the bottle at such a nice price. I wouldn't order the chicken again sadly. It's spicy with no note on the menu of it being so. They kindly accommodated our "all dark meat" request at no extra charge (huge deal, very kind!) but I couldn't enjoy it because of the spice, medium Level heat so it's not crazy, just sensitive to it. The staff was amazing, superstars! Friendly and chatty. I witnessed someone being an hour late for their reservation and the host accommodated her without question. I loved the way I saw him handle the situation. We'll definitely be back!
  23. S

    Susanliz

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was delicious and very unusual. Our only complaint was the service was very slow. From the time we ordered until we received our food it was 1 1/2 hours.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was really good. Had the grits and chicken/waffles. Staff was great. Knowledgeable. Made great recommendations. Will visit again when in town.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Overall the experience was not good. Don't bother ordering wine as the glasses are $14 a piece and "measured out to exactly 4oz". The waiting area is super small and smelled like trash from the kitchen. Would not go back.
  26. B

    Babs

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    When we walked by on Saturday evening, the restaurant was full and lively. It looked like a great place, with a great menu. We returned the next day and were the only ones there. The service was fine, but the food was average, nothing special. We got chicken, but were unable to order only dark meat, so we ended up with a chicken breast that neither of us care for. And while the décor is nice, the ambience isn't quite the same when you're the only ones there. That said, clearly folks like it on a Saturday night!
  27. D

    Debra

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a great experience! Food was awesome, thank you chefs! Service was great and we will be back.
  28. l

    lking

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went her with my husband wen I was in NYC last weekend on vacation. The food was awesome. Best Fried chicken tenders ever and the hot potato salad is to die for you must order it. Last but not least you must try the champagne with the cordial of your choice "perfect".
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2016

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We arrived half and hour early for our reservation so we grabbed drinks. When it was time to be seated, the hostess told us a few more minutes, but we waited 20 minutes more. After being seated, we waited 30 minutes until the server came back to take our order. I notified the hostess and waiter twice before he came over. It wasn't that busy when we were seated so I don't understand why it took so long to be served. By the time our food arrived, my mother had met up with us and she drove in from Bethlehem, PA. The food is good but definitely not worth the wait or bad attitude and service.
  30. WH

    WendyH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around!!!
  31. VO

    VickieO

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Excellent food and drinks! Could not have asked for a better experience!
  32. NY

    NYLADY156

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The chicken is delicious. I love the potato salad and the biscuits. Definitely worth the reservation! The champagne, sparkling wine selections are very good.
  33. P

    Prilace

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was mediocre, venue was small, atmosphere was good for a date! Would recommend for the experience but beware, it is very small!!
  34. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I wanted to be in love with this place but I just "liked" it. Waiter wasn't knowledgeable at all - kept saying they changed the menu so he didn't know when we asked him a basic question. It was empty so I don't know why he couldn't just study the menu...? Food was good and drinks were good. Warm potatoes with the garlic aoli were the best thing we had. Would go back with a big group and sit outside - worth another shot. Oh and the music is fun (think 90s rap and r&b)
  35. L

    Love2dine

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great brunch sat outside very nice setting will be back soon
  36. DJ

    DJBillyNYC

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2016

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    The staff are very friendly and accommodating The food was rather sub par, especially for destination dining. (We in Chelsea) Best I can say is that its interpretive dining and pricey at that.
  37. A

    Abdullah

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and the ambience is great! The music complements the southern food well and creates a vibe/experience. I will definitely be back! (However if you're looking for a boozy brunch wouldn't recommend it... I'm all about the food so it was excellent for me).
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my friend from Ireland here for her birthday. It was such a beautiful evening and lovely to sit out in the garden area. Staff was so sweet and helpful and they made my friend feel very special on her birthday. The food was awesome. Champagne super yummy. Everything adorable. Will definitely be back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and creative menu with an attentive server. We made a last minute reservation for brunch with friends and were not disappointed. Food was well priced, however the cocktails were a little pricey.
  40. R

    Ricky

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birds & Bubbles is a sweet, rare find. The food was delicious and the staff were terrific. A definite must!

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Birds & Bubbles - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broome and Grand

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Monday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm Thursday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am Dinner Friday: 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm Dinner 11:00 pm-2:00 am Late Night Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Brunch 6:00 pm - 10:45 pm Dinner 11:00 pm-2:00 am Late Night Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Brunch 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Dinner

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Grand Street (B,D)Bowery (J,Z)Delancey (F)Essex (J,M,Z)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sarah Simmons

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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