- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
I love their menu. A great lunch spot for meeting friends and workmates.
Since Shy Bird is owned by Branch Line in Watertown, they specialize in rotisserie chicken too. I had a Caesar salad with chicken, which was okay - nothing special. The chicken was served on it in cut up small pieces. There are other items on the menu too. We were there for lunch, so I don't know what it is like for dinner. We sat outside on the large outdoor sidewalk area, which was nice - but there was no shade/no umbrella, which I would have appreciated.
Very good food, excellent service. Definitely a louder setting, a little on the expensive side for what it is.
This is a great restaurant that has adapted to the times and provides delicious food and great service. I will be back again and again!
I indicated that our reservation was for a special occasion and we wanted indoor seating. That communication didn't appear reflected when we were asked if we wanted to sit inside/outside. We were seated in a pretty undesirable section of the restaurant. Food was good though!
Excellent and timely service. the servers were very gracious and accommodating. Highly recommend
Mother’s Day Brunch
We came to Shy Bird on Mothers Day. We had our dog Cash with us, which was great to have our dog on the patio. Service was fantastic, everyone came and said hello to Cash. Everyone was very friendly and service was quick. Great brunch drinks too. We will definitely be back especially with our dog.
All the waiters and waitresses are so kind and great. The food is nice and reasonably priced. Ambiance is fun and cute
The food and drinks were amazing. We had the chicken for two and each had a cocktail and a glass of wine each. From the beginning of the dinner, our server Samantha was extremely rude and cold to us, while she was overly nice to the other tables around us. She never came to check in on the table, and the whole situation was uncomfortable and awkward. We don’t believe we did anything to offend her but she ruined the night.
Seriously some of the best staff I’ve ever encountered! So welcoming to me and my pup! Have gone back three times in two weeks, highly recommend!
Great lunch! Amazingly affordable, kind staff, lovely patio.
Excellent food and experience. They offered a taste of beer, to help me make my selection. Prices above average.
Everything was GREAT. The entire staff was super friendly. Drinks and food were awesome, too!
Great outdoor alternative to the crowds at Newbury St and the street noise around Central Sq. Many options for vegans and meat lovers alike.
Food and service were amazing!!
Really cool little spot in Kendall Square. We ordered the chicken bites (I think they were called Dunks?) for an appetizer and were so full for the rest of the meal. The staff was great and the ambiance was lively and fun! I’d recommend and would go again.
Food is good a d grateful to eat outside. Unfortunately it is on a busy traffic corner so louder than optimal for relaxed dining. Would go back.
I was made very welcome even though I had an open table voucher, waiters were great, service was wonderful, we had a table outside in the sunshine, they were in no hurry to move us on, the ladies who lunch, definitely will be going again. Food was also good, I took half of my sandwich home, it was very plentiful
Wonderful, accommodating staff. All were very sweet & fun with our baby!
Good wine, friendly and efficient service from nice people.
Nice spot for an outdoor lunch. The food was good. Service was fast. Would return.
The staff was very friendly and welcoming! I was very excited about trying the Shy Bird Benedict. It reads very exciting on the menu, but I was disappointed. The eggs were perfectly poached, the bread was tasty, but the chicken was cold and no real rotisserie flavor. The two pieces in the huge plate seemed lonely. Maybe add some home fries or just a few greens to cheer it up?
My friend had the veggie burger and it was very tasty for sure. Based on the friendly service, I would go again and try something different for sure.
Nothing to write home about.
There was construction with loud machines and workers laying tar Unfortunately not the most peaceful lunch, but will try again!
I love the ambiance. Nice for a casual night out with friends or a date. Food is good for sharing and nice selection of alcoholic drinks
Good food with good company, definitely recommend! It was chilly though so would've been nice if the outdoor heater was on near our table.
I went the first few weeks of opening and wasn't impressed.
I just went back a really enjoyed it!
We go to shy bird often, which speaks volumes!! The food and service are great, and h the outdoor space is lovely.
The heaters do a great job
Very helpful staff. Good solid food with perfect portions. I even learned of a new favorite type of wine!
Food is always good here, but the ambiance is even better thanks to the terrific waitstaff and comfortable outdoor seating.
Was a nice place but not for a family dinner out with your teenage child. More for adults.
Food and service were excellent! I would definitely recommend Shy Bird to friends.
Great food but service was a mess. The staff were nice and patient, but it was very disorganized for Saturday brunch.
10/10 all around!! Sean (Manager) is the best!!
William was an amazing waiter! We had such a great experience! Will definitely return! Everything was perfection!
Fantastic half-chicken and fries. service was great..
Not knowing what to expect, walking into a trendy coffee-shop-looking restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Although known for their chicken, there was a large amount of vegetarian options as well as a delicious drink menu. The staff were extremely accommodating and friendly. I would recommend Shy Bird to anyone.
Fried chicken sandwich is great and beer selection as well
You can order delivery directly from Shy Bird using the Order Online button. Shy Bird also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 714-4200.
Shy Bird is rated 4.6 stars by 188 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.