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Birdy's Behind The Bower, New Orleans, LA

Birdy's Behind The Bower

4.6
4.6
323 reviews
$30 and under
American
Birdy’s Behind the Bower is a breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot perched in the back of the Framework building, serving Southern-inspired, locally-sourced American cuisine alongside a welcoming outdoor courtyard. We partner with Sugar Roots Farm in New Orleans to source fresh, local ingredients for dishes that range from comforting, house-made breakfast staples to lighter, health-conscious fare. Celebrate on our chic patio or nestle in for a coffee and pastry to start your day.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Breakfast, Southern

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 302-2992

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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What 323 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Brunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Lunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Outdoor Eating

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    American

  • New Orleans

    Brunch

  • New Orleans

    Lunch

  • New Orleans

    Outdoor Eating

  • New Orleans

    Scenic View

  • New Orleans

    American

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  1. DD

    DrexelDude14

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I really enjoyed brunch here! Great server, quick service, yummy drinks, and delicious meals! I got the Fried Chicken Biscuit, and it was so good. Loved the decor here and the spaciousness of the space. Would highly recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Virginia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Birdys!!! This is my 4 th time here and have had the best service every time! Server was great and food is always good :) no complaints. We celebrated my daughters 17th bday it was her first time and she’s already asking me to go back this weekend!
  4. JG

    JessicaG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Birdy’s behind the Bower. The food and cocktails were so good. I couldn’t decide between the Breakfast Sandwich or the Funfetti Bubble Waffle so got both. Both were so yummy. Will definitely be back to try other items- like the cinnamon roll!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our brunch was amazing from the food to the mimosa! Definitely one of my go to places.
  6. N

    Nique

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner with friends. We all enjoyed.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Was a nice place with nice people. Food was pretty and yummy. Parking sucks. Had breakfast.
  8. AE

    AndreaE

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This was my first time and I loved it ! I just didn’t like the fact that my reservation was for 1:30 I was seated but didn’t get to place an order for drinks until 2 didn’t place order for food until 2:30 ..they close for 3 . Other than that I loved this place definitely will be back !
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Sundays are typical for brunch after church and we decided to try Birdy’s, somewhere different to celebrate my 41st birthday. Not impressed at all. The service was very poor though we were seated timely, I’m sure it’s because of our reservations. We arrived and our order was taken timely the wait for food was not too bad either for Sunday brunch in New Orleans. I ordered the Salmon toast, my husband the Huevos Rancheros, my daughters each had the Funfetti Bubble Waffle, and the Cookie Cereal w/ a side of bacon for my son. My salmon toast was very bland. The toast although toasted was very stale with too much cream cheese attempting to cover/hide the stale bread. The salmon tasteless not even complemented by the dill and definitely not a hint of hot mustard. My husband complained of his tasteless or yet bland shredded chicken and black beans. The girls enjoyed their bubble waffles as my son did his bacon and cereal. Once receiving our food we had no visit from the waitress not even to refill our water which was empty by the time our drinks came. We were not offered refills on our drinks nor were we asked about our order if anything was needed. We sat thirty minutes after eating before my daughter decided to flag down the waitress for our check which took another 30 minutes before finally receiving. Just not a good Sunday’s Brunch.
  10. DS

    DebStod77

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved it and I would highly recommend it to everyone!
  11. CH

    ConnorH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was memorably delicious, but would not classify the biscuit board as "small biscuits." Please do not misrepresent your menu items.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Burger lacked great flavor Great ambiance
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Bubbly & refreshing mimosas! The cutest outdoor seating and decor. Just the brunch we were looking for on our NOLA’s girls trip!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Terribly slow bottomless mimosa service
  15. TC

    TheChairman

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Outlandish breakfast place. Unique and fun! The atmosphere is festive, they have indoor and outdoor seating and a full bar if that's your thing on a sunday morning. ;) The food was both innovative and tasty although I'll hint that some of the selections are more intended for instagram than anything else. Will definitely return.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Horrible service, OK food but not worth the price, cute location
  17. KW

    KWEats2015

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I had been itching to go here for about a year, and tried three or four times with no reservations. Simply would not seat me and my party without a reservation (party of 2 or party of 3). So, I reserved for this morning around 10. It was just me this time and was seated at the very back facing the restrooms. Fyi, seat a woman on her own away from other peoples’ kids and the service area if you want a good review. I am used to being out of the way with little ones in tow, and want a grown up seat when I don’t have them. Eh em. The food: meh. I ordered a classic breakfast and a cappuccino. The cappuccino was perfect, and hot. My eggs had really flat yokes (read not terribly fresh?), the whites were runny (supposed to be over medium) and the bacon was limp. Overall the food was Lukewarm in temperature and taste. The potatoes were refrigerator temp. The server replaced my potatoes with hot ones and was kind. Unfortunately, they were not tasty warm either. The service was friendly and responsive, so the kitchen just needs to catch up. I really wanted to love this place, but didn’t. There are so many wonderful places to go for brunch and breakfast in New Orleans, I think I will skip this one. Disappointing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a little hot outside since the fans weren’t all on but we were nicely shaded. The bottomless brunch was a great experience, we especially loved the boards. So unique!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with good gluten free options!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice restaurant
  21. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    When we got there we were seated almost immediately which was great! However, it took over an hour for us to receive drinks. We ended up getting our food before we got our drinks. Overall the experience was subpar. I’ll give it another shot another time where they’re not too busy.
  22. JL

    JessicaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cutest Spot for a nice brunch. Debris Benedict was 👩‍🍳🤌
  23. WF

    WheatFreeFoodie

    Tallahassee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tucked away on Magazine is a GREAT Brunch Spot…ultra clean, nicely appointed with a very attentive staff…can’t wait to go back.
  24. LK

    LauraK

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The menu has changed since we were last there. Our favorites were missing.
  25. RE

    RandalE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for outdoor eating and conversation.. recommended
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second visit and we will be back. Great service and friendly staff. A refreshing change from some other places. Thank you.
  27. L

    Lexxx

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service . Everything came out in a timely manner . Pricing of food was not expensive and quality was amazing .
  28. K

    Kay5171

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun, cute and whimsical atmosphere. Great food and service.

    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on 22 June 2022Thank you for coming in!

  29. W

    Wolf

    New Orleans

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious. Lame Irish coffee but otherwise delicious
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    I had a reservation, we were seated 30 minutes after the reservation. Hostess was very rude. While waiting some guy from the kitchen approached us and said they were running out of food for walk-in’s very hostile and the whole time we had a reservation. It was horrible. I had requested to sit inside when i made my reservation, but instead was seated outside. The only thing that made the experience a tad bit better was that our server was friendly and accommodating. Cute place but wouldn’t recommend
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Super cute place and loved the bottomless mimosas 🙃
  32. TM

    TheM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    When we arrived the host was not attentive. The food was really good, our server was not great. Never cleared our table or checked up on us. I also noted on our reservation that it was a birthday celebration and I do not think that was taken into account or noticed at all. Overall food and environment was nice, service just sucked.

    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on 15 June 2022Thank you for coming in. We sincerely apologize that your experience was anything less than five stars. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share it with our team.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really great spot for brunch! We sat in outdoor patio which was beautiful. The food was great. We had the brunch board which had a little bit of everything. We enjoyed our time there and will visit again…very soon

    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on 15 June 2022Thank you for coming in!

  34. RK

    RachaelK

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Ordered the avocado toast, a usual hit with me. The toast wasn’t toasted and was too thick and the avocado spread was piled on. Too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Had been wanting to try this place for months and was very disappointed in the food. The atmosphere is great, the drinks were good, and the service was fine. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing.

    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on 15 June 2022Thank you for coming in and we are sorry your experience was not the best. We appreciate your feedback. We will definitely share this information with our team, and will strive to do better for next time!

  35. DB

    DenaB

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brunch. Helpful and friendly servers.

    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on 15 June 2022Thank you for coming in!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Matcha tea tasted like matcha powder with water. Caesar salad tasted like someone literally just threw lettuce and put not enough dressing on top and way too salty. Service was decent as far as the staff being nice , but not extremely attentive and helpful or vigilant. Not worth the $ or wait . Would not go back.

    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on 15 June 2022Thank you for coming in. We sincerely apologize that your experience was anything less than five stars. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share it with our team.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cute restaurant! It was a total vibe! We loved the food and the friendly staff! 10/10 would recommend !

    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on 15 June 2022Thank you for coming in!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely place. Food was Great. But the porch is hot outside. Need more relief somehow.
  40. KC

    KarenC

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was calming and tranquil. Even though it was 79 degrees outdoor dining was enjoyable because of the tents and cool fans. We were greeted with a smile and our server was attentive. Overall it was an amazing time!

    Birdy's Behind The BowerResponded on 31 May 2022Karen, we are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! We know how awful the New Orleans heat can be and do the best we can to make our guests comfortable. Thank you so much for coming in and hope to see you again soon!

FAQs

Birdy's Behind The Bower offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 302-2992.

Birdy's Behind The Bower is rated 4.6 stars by 323 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for Birdy's Behind The Bower

1320 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-4222

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Between Thalia St & Melpomene St

  • Area

    Garden District

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Breakfast, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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