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Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird

4.8
4.8
296 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American

Chef Kenichi Tajima and his wife Keiko have taken over the quaint Tasting Room of Tastings Social. The husband and wife duo of Mountain Bird have relocated to East Harlem and run this 36 seats French boutique spot.

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4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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98% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on May 25, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience

    My wife and I are regulars. We have have tried almost everything on the menu and our meals have never been anything less than superb. As a comparison, for an anniversary we went to a French restaurant in midtown 3x more expensive that was fancier but wasn't as good. As a bonus the owners Kenichi and Keiko are super nice people. You feel good eating there. Now for the food. Parts of the menu change seasonally so you'll have to check the menu but the cassoulet, the duck (any of them), the venison, and the pig knuckle are exceptional. For starters its hard not to get the ostrich tartare with foie gra, it's an act of will. Finally, for dessert the fig toffee pudding cake could make you forget chocolate, happily they put some chocolate sprinkles on so you won't.

  2. MU

    ManUnitedBen

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous as always.

  3. OT

    OneofThem

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic food, every bite is delicious, very small place reservations recommended.

  4. d

    davids

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    the food is memorable as Is the staff. wish they had a bigger space.

  5. CS

    ClarkS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and atmosphere was great! A great place away from the hustle and bustle of the city nestled in a quiet neighborhood.

  6. f

    filmmakerfoodie

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is nothing less than a BRILLIANT restaurant. Superb food!

  7. MB

    MarcB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A real gem. Fabulous menu.

  8. J

    Janetdoe7

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful find! Great creative food in cozy romantic atmosphere. We will definitely come back!

  9. ST

    SueT

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Overall it was a great fine in the area, cute ambiance and very creative with pairing of ingredients. Wish it was not so out of the way for us but we were glad to give it try and will definitely dine again the next time we are in the neighborhood.

  10. K

    Kevala

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mountain Bird is consistently outstanding. No matter what you choose it is always absolutely delicious. The staff is warm and welcoming. Cocktails are great. You can not go wrong!

  11. JM

    JohnM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mountain Bird feels like a small neighborhood restaurant, and it's worth taking the train ride to get there. We were there on Thanksgiving while visiting New York, and had one of the best meals of our stay. A prix fixe menu started with a collection of small bites and appetizers including an ostrich tartare and a shrimp cocktail with two sauces, worked through a soup, into the entrees (we chose turkey and fish) and into dessert (the sticky toffee pudding in particular was a winner). Service was excellent, food was wonderful.

  12. g

    genuinefafa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    it is like a french-style tapas, nicely done; calm, and away for the trendy areas; we enjoyed it.

  13. l

    lulu

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good selection of quality wines.

  14. l

    lilfoodie

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We started with the pumpernickel bread, which arrived hot which was a great surprise, and the ostrich fois gras, which was interesting. I then had the duck wonton consommé which was also excellent. The duck duo entrée special was just that- very special. And the chicken was also good. Definitely a creative menu that is worth the price of admission- and is not as expensive as many of the much-touted French establishments in NYC.

  15. RH

    RonaldH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A real gem hidden on 110th Street. Quaint ambiance, terrific food, friendly service.

  16. Y

    Yumfoodinmytum

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food with some imaginative twists on classic French dishes. Really loved the flavors in the seafood carpaccio and the venison Rossini. Portions are on the small side, but the flavors are divine. Would definitely recommend. Great little date night spot in the area. Keen to come back soon. Service was attentive and friendly

  17. g

    ggdd

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been to mountain Bird many times. Each time we bring different friends. They love the restaurant as much as we do. The food is wonderful, the staff is so nice and the ambiance is perfect. it is also pretty easy to find parking. All in all, a great restaurant to go to.

  18. EL

    EvaL

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious meal...Wonderful low key service. Small intimate setting.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Inlove this place

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall2food5service1ambience2

    Think the service should be trained to treat all people equally. Read between the lines.

  21. D

    Daviddavid

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2018

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    After hearing of rave opinion from a friend I immediately made reservations for 2 this week. The place is attractive and the servers were very charming. The only great meal was the soup. One of the best ever. Unfortunately it went downhill from there. My guest had duck leg with a tiny ramekin containing "special sauce" which turned out to be AI sauce. My dinner was of chicken schnitzel with two small ramekins containing tomato sauce which reeks of catsup. the other sauce was pumped up sour cream. The Schnitzel was fine but on the very dry side. I had a glass of excellent rose wine.

  22. HW

    HannahW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We love Mountain Bird. Dinner is always top-notch, and reasonably priced. Desserts are wonderful.

  23. OW

    OWGnyc

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was very good & service was excellent but they had trouble finding our open table reservation at first & clearly didn’t read the special request we wrote when reserving with open table.

  24. NY

    NYCJulia

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed every aspect of our experience from the friendly reception to dessert. Duck confit and cassoulet were our main courses... delicious! Portions were more than sufficient. One MUST try the pumpernickel baguette! Desserts were luscious. Prices were reasonable for NYC. Can’t wait to go back!

  25. R

    Rooster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I go here fairly often. Always an overall pleasure. Lovely, kind staff, in a moderately quiet adult environment. The meals are delicious, often in interesting combinations. As well, there are changes made to the menu throughout the year, usually in a “seasonal” fashion. Overall a sublime NYC dining experience. Highly recommended.

  26. HB

    HB861

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. The wild boar shank was just spectacular. Highly recommended!

  27. D

    Dolly

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is a very cozy restaurant with good food, and generous portions. The servers were also really nic.

  28. EH

    EstherH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this restaurant!!! The food is delicious and the service excellent. We were there for brunch and I decided to order the lobster tacos instead of eggs. They were crisp, flavorful and delicious. The egg dishes looked great. Highly recommended.

  29. SS

    SkyS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A true hidden gem! Everything we all had was absolutely delicious and beautifully prepared. Lots of interesting specials each time I go so even though there are some unusual delicacies, there’s always something for everyone.

  30. AF

    AsianFino

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love that it is family friendly. I love that there are no TVs. I love how its almost entirely candlelit. AND the food is amazing! Truffle chicken and truffle ramen were incredible. thank you!

  31. C

    Chartfreak

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great neighborhood restaurant that is well above average. Service is outstanding and exceedingly friendly. Food is tasty and nicely presented. The menu shows quite a few dishes from European areas (e.g. Austrian).

  32. VG

    VictoriaG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A truly spectacular dinner. The wait staff was warm, patient and informative. They went into depth regarding the items on the menu that we had questions about. They saw that my sister and I couldn’t choose between 2 desserts and when we ordered one, they brought both that we were looking at (comping the second one). Every dish we had was beautifully crafted, original and delicious. I cannot go on enough about how much we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. I can’t wait to go back!

  33. RH

    RobertH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Mountain Bird and have been back 4 or 5 times in the last year. Keiko is super organized and food id always unique fresh and exquisitely presented

  34. SC

    SharonC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great as always. Every time we visit New York we try to make sure we have brunch here

  35. EM

    EricaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favorite restaurant in New York

  36. NY

    NYFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mountain Bird is a gem in the east harlem neighborhood. It had exquisite food and lovely service from knowledgable staff. I certainly would love to go back and try more dishes on the menu.

  37. GH

    GeoffreyH667

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. Mountain Bird is a hidden gem. Make it a point to go there and eat a full meal plus desert. You won't be disappointed.

  38. S

    Stormy511

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They get it RIGHT each and every time. We’ve had several amazing meals here - the combination of flavors, textures, etc is truly genius!

  39. m

    mirthaa

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    even though 3 out of 4 main dishes were wrong we ate them and liked them a lot, the owner was very gracious. Chicken wings was very good presented like lollipops, the chicken pate exquisite just a small portion. Stay away from French fries - nothing special. Can't wait to go back to try the dishes we did not sample.

  40. RM

    RobinM

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This has become our very favorite restaurant. We enjoyed 4 dinners here in the last 3 weeks and look forward to our next visit very soon.

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Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird is rated 4.8 stars by 296 OpenTable diners

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