Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird

4.8
294 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:30 am–9:00 am
Brunch
Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 744-4422 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kenichi Tajima
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Catering
Up to 20 seated guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
110th street and 3rd Ave
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Public transit
Train 6, stop 110th street
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.6
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Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous as always.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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f
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem. Fabulous menu.

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J
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ST
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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g
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

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

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good selection of quality wines.

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l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Y
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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g
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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EL
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inlove this place

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

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

Read between the lines.

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D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

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HW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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OW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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NY
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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R
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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HB
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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EH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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AF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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C
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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).

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VG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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RH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in New York

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NY
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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m
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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RM
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CJ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staffs and great food. The lobster tacos are the best!

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