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Birdie G's, Santa Monica, CA

Birdie G's

4.7
4.7
106 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We’re open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout and delivery, every day beginning at 5pm.

Focusing on Eastern European cuisine and California’s abundant produce, Birdie G’s is helmed by award-winning Chef and Co-Owner Jeremy Fox and Chef de Cuisine Matthew Schaler. Located within Santa Monica’s historic Bergamot Station, the neighborhood restaurant is named after Jeremy’s daughter Birdie and grandmother Gladys. Nearly everything is made in-house, with an emphasis on zero-waste, and seasonal ingredients are sourced from local farmers, ranchers and fishers aligned with the restaurant’s values of planet-friendly practices.

Please note that our cancellation policy allows your to cancel your reservation until 2pm on the day of your dinner. If it is past 2pm on the day of your reservation, please contact the restaurant directly. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to hosting you at Birdie G's!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 310-3616

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Fox

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Cloverfield Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available on Michigan Ave. Valet is available seven nights a week in front of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    The Metro Expo Line Bergamot Station stop is right by our restaurant!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Outdoor Seating

    Multiple dates available
    Outdoor seating.

Popular dishes

What 106 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent presentation & best of all delicious bites:)
  2. MY

    MelanieY

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    As a Jew, i love Birdie Gs but man, their portion sizes are a joke. Except for the french fries. But $16 for 1 maztoh ball soup is ridiculous and you know inflation aint hurting matzoh balls lets be real.
  3. L

    Lewie

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again service and ambiance besides food was excellent. The pickle dish was a great start. French Fries a must always. Mushrooms the best. Fish was well cooked and delicious. Rib eye the same. Kugle was delicious. Everything was just as I remember. KIN cocktail was a great start.
  4. DK

    DoreenK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 51st wedding anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We ordered the trumpet mushrooms, Caesar salad, steak and frites for two, and the chocolate cake and date bundt cake. Our Caesar salad was slightly overdressed, but the rest of the meal was superb. We brought a special champagne from home so we did not order wine. The wait staff made us feel special without hovering. All in all, a very memorable evening.
  5. J

    John805

    Los Angeles

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Birdie G's (odd name) is excellent. Located in a light industrial neighborhood -- frankly, kind of a drawback that is tempered by friendly and efficient valet parking -- the food is excellent, if a bit inconsistent. The lamb is absolutely incandescent. The sides and starters are a bit less so (but the trumpet mushrooms tempura style was excellent). Not every dish can be a life altering experience but go fort the lamb, you won't regret it. Our server, Brian, was wonderful. Friendly. Knowledgeable, Very helpful (given that his was our first visit to Birdie G's).
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular evening at Birdie G's. Our waiter Brian was such a delight and helped our group curate a collection of shareable plates. Highly recommend the lamb and mezcal margaritas.
  7. BG

    BirdieG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Unfortunately, we had a poor experience at Birdie G's. We were a party of 6 at 6:30pm on Tuesday June 14. As you can see from the confirmation, our reservation made through Open Table was for outside seating (one of my guests is immunocompromised). When we arrived, on time, we were told we were wrong and that our reservation was for inside the dining room. Despite having to show my actual Open Table confirmation on my phone because they refused to believe me, they still insisted we were to go into the dining room and that my Open Table confirmation was wrong. We obliged. When we asked to be seated closer to the dining room door for better ventilation for my friend, we were sadly mistreated. I absolutely understand that restaurants can make mistakes, and that they can run into some challenges when it comes to seating. I am always happy to work with anyone trying to make it right and who acknowledges the problem. What I found unacceptable about our experience at Birdie G's was: 1. There was zero attempt on their part to try to remedy the situation 2. We were treated as if we were somehow lying 3. The Open Table reservation, despite being in writing, was not honored or even respected by the restaurant. 4. The restaurant's general attitude towards us throughout the experience can best be described at disdainful. We were all so looking forward to trying Birdie G's but because of the above behavior and attitude on the part of the restaurant, I won't return. I don't believe anyone in my party will either. I use Open Table often, and am so grateful for the amazing service you provide. I rarely complain about a restaurant, as I have found that most restaurants that you work with are very good. Following the experience at Birdie G's as described above, and because I know Open Table sincerely cares about customer care, I wanted to make you aware of what happened. Best regards, Ann
  8. MD

    MaeD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An early dinner then a show at The Crow made a perfect evening.
  9. f

    filou

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Unusual menu.... all the items recommended we shared as it was hard to choose so we tried a little of them all. Food was very tasty. We decided to split the very expensive short ribs but it was sufficient for 4 of us so the value wasn't too bad in the end.
  10. PT

    PeterT

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place to dine well and talk. Great service and a special shout out to the excellent hostesses!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a huge fan of this place - dare I say I could eat here daily. Because I like my veggies with my proteins, and I am always delighted by their creative preparations. It’s not veggie as a side, afterthought or an accent, it lets the veg shine and actually entices you. The service, wine list and all wrap up into a package I couldn’t appreciate more.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Birdie G's. Originally thought it was going to be more of a funky deli experience, but it is really so much more. Unique dishes that take classics like Matzoh Ball soup and bring flavors that surprised and delighted our taste buds. The waitstaff is personable and very helpful. We'll be back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Mother’s Day. The food and service was excellent. Couldn’t ask for more
  14. s

    shiva

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my second time and I enjoyed a lot. I like their food very much. Refreshing California cuisine. We had a half chicken and asparagus salad and something that I don’t remember. Asparagus salad was very delicious and many layers of taste. I took 2 my friends and they both loved it.
  15. DK

    DoreenK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I were celebrating my birthday and hoped for a delicious and romantic evening. We were NOT disappointed. Our table on the patio was quiet, our server kind and knowledgeable and our overall experience memorable. We started with the Caesar salad which was outstanding. For our main we split the Prime rib with French fries for two. It was worth the hour wait (which we were warned about). While waiting our server suggested we nibble on 1/2 order of the relish tray. I ate vegetables I had never seen or heard of and they were very tasty. Finally, we ended with an order of the Date caramel bundt cake and an order of the Chocolate malted cake. We "rolled out" sated and mellow, vowing to return with friends.
  16. K

    Kylie

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food. Will be back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about Birdie G’s. The food was fantastic, our server was friendly and wonderful, truly a great experience. We will be back.
  18. TS

    TeaSeeker

    Austin

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal, great service, and a setting that is equally beautiful and comfortable. Dreaming a day later about the kugel, which was a warm culinary hug, and the perfectly cooked lamb that melted in our mouths. Super-friendly and knowledgable waiter who clearly was having a great time sharing details about this lovely food. Would be equally wonderful for a big family dinner or an intimate date. Not inexpensive, but in our opinion, worth it.
  19. AF

    AmandaF

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is delicious and consistent. Ambiance is a bit lacking with the outdoor space, I don't recall music (though it was probably there); there isn't much of a 'vibe'. Nonetheless, this is one that I will always return to with people I love.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful experience. Everything in this restaurant is done with elegance and passion.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement! They were so amazing and we got a complimentary slice of pie :)
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our second time here and still just as wonderful! Everything we had was incredible. The wait staff is attentive and friendly, even when the place is packed. Leah was really helpful in navigating the menu and making cocktail selections. Also, we had been warned that the rose petal pie was not great so we skipped it on our first. But we did get it this time and I am SO happy we did. It is a unique dessert I haven’t seen anywhere else. Creamy but light, decadent but fresh, innovative yet nostalgic. Never not getting this in the future. A great place for all sorts of occasions, can’t wait to come back.
  23. h

    halehs

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Went few nights ago.. the food was good but the steak was cold. We had it done again and again not hot. The manager was very nice and compensated for the dish but it wasn’t the money issue. If the dish was hot, it was a great piece of steak. The other fishes were great too Service was great. Cute place in the middle of industrial area. Like the vibe.
  24. j

    joeyb

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary + engagement
  25. R

    Ricard

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall good. Food were delicious. One thing I don’t understand was health tax 7%. What is that ?
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was Valentine’s Day - we had a good time. We thought the servicing were too small.
  27. DM

    DiningMaven

    Los Angeles

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary, eclectic and delicious menu. The only challenge I’d to not order everything on the Menu. Best matzo ball soup west of the Mississippi. Wonderful service adds to the great experience.
  28. DM

    DiningMaven

    Los Angeles

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birdie G’s is an amazing place. First, the setting is great — with lots of safe, comfortable outdoor seating for those not ready to venture indoors (which is still available). Second, the service is outstanding - helpful, efficient and simply nice servers who play close attention but are not intrusive. And finally, and most importantly, the food. As a native New York Jew I know what great matzo ball soup is. Surprisingly, Birdie G’s is off the charts. The best I ever had. Indeed I am already have reservations to head back for another bowl. The rest of the menu is outstanding. I especially enjoyed the half chicken, but the rest of the offerings are great, too. The genius behind Birdie G’s has created the most unusual, yet satisfying, range of choices. And, by the way, the car valets are the most friendly, helpful and kind valets I have encountered. Simply stated, Birdie G’s is outstanding.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so delicious from appetizers (relish tray & king trumpet mushrooms) to main courses (lamb & sea bass) and finished off with the rose pedal cake, which was quite refreshing and light to end the note. Staffs were all really friendly which was a bonus. Can't wait to return to try other items on the menu!
  30. M

    Melinda

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Took forever to get drinks. Food was cold. $119.00 special pastrami/brisket was cold, fatty and inedible. We didn’t say anything cuz the waiter was overworked. We won’t be back.
  31. A

    Adventurous

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Jason, was excellent. He had such an understanding of the menu and the origins of the dishes. Our Caesar salad was great and my husband would return for the rice pudding with apples if for nothing else. He loved it!! Want to try the matzoh ball soup next time. Wasn't wild about the hangar steak but there are lots of other dishes to choose from.
  32. SP

    StevenP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Was looking forward to our celebratory meal at Birdie G's. The food was somewhat spotty - some really great dishes were enjoyed by our party - matzoh ball soup, the yams/sweet potatoes, and the lamb were excellent. The $30 relish tray was mediocre at best. The noodle kugel was a disappointment. The cocktail menu was inventive and very good. Service was what could generously be described as "leisurely" - 3 hours to order, be served, and pay our bill. So, all in all, mixed experience.
  33. PF

    PanamaFan

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience here. We tried their pickled chicken , mushroom carpaccio & castelfranco. Castefranco is a cabbage like vegetable that was served with pancetta cream sauce. Unique & delicious! Service was attentive and efficient. We enjoyed our meal immensely. Recommended.
  34. p

    pdrdiner

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time there and it was amazing. We were greeted so nice when we arrived and were led to our table. our server, Kristin, helped go through the menu and pointed out some wonderful dishes. We had the persimmons burrata and fried mushrooms to start.We then ordered the chicken and fish dishes and the flavors were wonderful. We will be back and I have been telling my friends to go there.
  35. SH

    SarahH

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!
  36. AW

    AlexW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely amazing from hostess to chef and everything in between. They make you feel like family then hit you with the best meal you have ever had.
  37. MA

    MARr

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and wine, friendly service, very pleasant outdoor seating, and an amazing bar with truly creative cocktails. I'll be back without question.
  38. GT

    GoodTimes

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Service was on top of it all. Management of the restaurant was superb. Couldn't have left happier! Thanks Birdie G's! You killed it!
  39. S

    Squirmsmom

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In my experience, in the LA area there simply is NO better restaurant than Birdie G's when it comes to delicious, creative food and friendly service. Bravo!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had the loveliest time! Food was good and service was excellent

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Birdie G's using the Order Online button. Birdie G's also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Birdie G's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 310-3616.

Birdie G's is rated 4.7 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
Google Map for Birdie G's

2421 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cloverfield Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available on Michigan Ave. Valet is available seven nights a week in front of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    The Metro Expo Line Bergamot Station stop is right by our restaurant!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Fox

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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