Bird Cafe

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A chef-driven concept in Sundance Square Plaza offering fresh, seasonal plates, great wine, masterful cocktails, and craft beer in a refined, relaxed environment. Featuring a large patio space directly on the square.
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KM
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant in the Square. Excellent service and very attentive. Food was perfect!

AJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a friend’s bday. The service and food were excellent. They were super accommodating and awesome. Will definitely go back for brunch!

JK
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Cocktails were absolutely superb and our waiter Jakob was great. Our dishes were fine, nothing to write home about, but average at Bird Cafe is still better than many restaurants so we enjoyed our dinner as usual and will indeed be back!

RL
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice wine list. Excellent Arctic Char. Great selection of really good food. Nice choice for a business dinner. Something delicious for every palate.

r
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place - fun food!!

W
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had some really great cocktails and the burgers were to die for!

AO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Homer is badass. Such a funny and charming man. Will definitely be back as soon as possible!

b
Austin
69 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent well prepared food and service.

BL
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Brian Olenjack is back after a long absence and is now in charge of Bird Cafe, and that's very good news for local diners. We so missed his special touch after Olenjack's in Arlington closed a couple of years back, and we welcome both him and some of his signature dishes. Was great to see (and taste) the shrimp with grits. Now, what about the chicken fried steak?

DK
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Our server was great, but the food was SLOW. Between appetizer and main course was easily 45 minutes. No idea if this is the norm, but I would suggest only visiting if you have time.

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This occasion was 2 couples meeting to catch up. The portions are large enough for 2 women to split a salad , split an entree. We split the shrimp and grits - it was great .

JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Love the family / sharing atmosphere of the restaurant and enjoy their food. Good variety in the menu with enough uniqueness to make it stand out. Beet salad an absolute favorite as well as the steak and frittes. Also great that they are on Sundance Square. Beautiful setting.

VA
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was wonderful, Atmosphere was beautiful and FOOD and Mimosas were A M A Z I N G!

LM
Austin
87 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was our first visit to Bird Cafe. We will be back. The restaurant space is very appealing. The service was excellent. Everyone works as a team and gets the job done. The menu isn’t extensive, but it’s comfort food with a flair. My fish was prepared just right and my husband liked his fish and chips. The apple dessert cake was exceptional.

MG
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I make reservations by open table app by 3:90 this app don’t let you know the restaurant was kind of close to cook between those hours. And the front desk did not let me know that when I arrived. Also the restaurant should have called to let me know like another restaurants. So we had to wIt also to service get to us. Was dissatisfy with these issues. Other than that was ok since we already were there. Abd we waited.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Love this place1

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food! Good service!

KP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was amazing, waiter made great recommendations for drinks and food. I’ve eaten here many times, this was one of the most enjoyable evenings. A group of 5 and everyone loved the food.

B
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent, the food was perfectly prepared, and the environment was delightful!

TJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Sara was fantastic: attentive & courteous. Our duck entrees were delicious! This is our 2nd time dining at your restaurant, and we plan to return!

MG
Austin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Ambience and amazing food locally sourced. Delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food. My wife and i had the bird burger. It was very very good. The service started out slow but it was great in the end.

CC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A bit over priced, but the food and service was exceptional. And, right across the street from Bass Hall!

k
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Cute restaurant with a good menu with some creative and different takes on classic brunch items.

SS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bird Cafe is consistently good and has exceptional customer service, especially Kyndall.

a
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great brunch spot!

g
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I thought the food was just ok. They had limited selection at the bar. Service was ok. Overall experience was just ok.

Y
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jamie was an excellent server!

I had the BLT which was delicious & HUGE serving. My friend had the citrus salad. I think my choice was best!

KR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The brunch items and the special of the day was awesome, as usual!

SF
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exactly what we needed for brunch! The portions are sizeable and sharing is probably a good idea. The pancakes are fluffy and SOO good. If ordering more than 2 mimosas between several people might as well as get the carafe!

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a experience from hostess to dessert. Love the location. They say “small plates” but hummus appetizer was generous and Steak Frites was filling. I’m not adventurous enough to try everything on the menu but there are enough “safe” options to satisfy everyone.

RL
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brunch was fabulous...especially the punch. Service was great, and we had no wait time thanks to Open Table.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Awesome mai tai cocktail ! Delicious food !

BW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fabulous

MM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great servers. Kendall is extraordinary. Great interaction while taking care of multiple demands.

Reception was a little obtuse. We walked in and they refused us. So we went outside and made a reservation. The seemed surprised. But no worries. The whole experience more than made up for it.

BC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We arrived for our reservation made on open table (with confirmation email on our phone) and hostesses was turning us away because “no reservation”. I told them this was the first time to eat there and they were forcing us to chose another restaurant... (they did not offer a wait time). I looked in restaurant and saw at least 10 empty tables... asked to speak to manager. He seated us right away. The restaurant never filled... crazy!! Food and service were fine once we were seated, but we won’t be banging on the door to go back.

S
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Saturday brunch before the show at bass performance hall was good. Cute place in an historic building. Worth checking out!

CM
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time, food was wonderful and our server was awesome!

KL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific locally sourced, creative food in Sundance Square. Large outdoor patio, lively bar and well appointed inside dining room.

AN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

We’ve been before and it was good but this was a bad experience, food was mediocre at best and while our waiter was SO nice, he was not super attentive and the experience was slow.

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