52 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
About this place
A pioneer for the new wave of Highland Park dining, Cafe Birdie is an ideal neighborhood hangout. It's big, bright, and airy; there's a marble-topped bar serving nice cocktails; and the food menu has plenty of easy options suitable for any given night — from salads to Moroccan-spiced fried chicken, steak frites, and several pastas.
Tips from locals
great brunch! their patio allows dogs. the chef does great things with local ingredients, handmade pastas & a creative palette. highly recommend dinner as the vibe is a lot of fun. good wine list & fantastic cocktails!
A beautifully designed space with a menu that is both Moroccan and American influenced. Smallish menu, but all great items. Excellent cocktails and great hearty brunch options on the weekend. Also serves a lovely dinner.
Walkable. We go here all the time for happy hour and for dinner. Order a bunch of small plates and share! There's also a cocktail bar in the back called Good Housekeeping.
OMG delicious plates to share. The fried chicken is legit -- we ordered another one for dessert once lol! Fun drinks. Great decor. Pricey but worth it.
This is an upscale bistro that's great for brunch, cocktails, or a dinner with someone you'd like to impress (parents!).