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“Sheer excellence - best chips ever”
Review of The Bird

The Bird
Ranked #90 of 8,445 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $56
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Prenzlauer Berg
Description: The Bird is a New York style bar and steakhouse, serving undoubtedly Berlin's best steaks and burgers as well as some other stuff.Sauces, dressings, everything is made fresh daily from scratch.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Sheer excellence - best chips ever”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We came here on a Sunday evening at 5pm and it was really busy even at that time. All tables were taken (we'd booked in advance) and there was a table turnaround time of two hours.

We started with a round of dark köstritzer schwarzbiers beers (@ €3.50 per half litre) and an entertaining read of the menu, which is short and specialised: the food is serious and the tone lighthearted, eg.
"At least try eating the damn burger with your hands. All you uptight people with forks and knives are driving us crazy. And for God’s sake don’t order your meat well done"

It’s all about the meat – a variety of burgers and steaks (you choose the weight and how you’d like it cooked) with the best beef being imported from the States. Because ‘bigger steaks are better’, the advice is not to order a thin, little steak each but to share a bigger – juicier and tastier – steak with others. Our waitress was super helpful and guided us on portion sizes.

For starters the three of us shared sticky chicken wings – six pieces @ €4, and a da woiks burger, medium rare with Cheddar cheese @ €13. For main course we shared two steaks, both cooked medium rare: a 300g fillet steak @ €54 (€18 per 100g) and a 500g New York strip @ €62.50 (€12.50 per 100g). The meat was amazing, so tender and perfectly cooked - nice and burnt on the outside but still pink in the middle. And the chips must have been at least twice-cooked, they were sheer perfection. I can't rate this place highly enough. The food was excellent and so too was the service (really helpful, chatty waitress).

I can't wait to return to Berlin to come back here.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Burger overkill”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

Burgers at The Bird are just the sloppiest, biggest, most delicious things ever. Had to wait a few minutes to sit, bit I ordered a beer and as soon as it was over I got another one for free, without even asking."It's the happy hour" said the waiter. Well, that did make me happy indeed! Also enjoy an amazing selection of American and German beers, including Schneider Weisse, Anchor and Brooklyn Brewery. What else can you ask?

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“First class burger”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband had spotted this restaurant just by searching on the internet, which is rated as one of the top ten in Berlin. Booked the restaurant prior to leaving England. Our burgers were the most tastiest we have ever eaten because of the quality of the meat. The waiters and waitresses were excellent, in particular Rachel, who dealt with us in an exceptional way. The service was first class. So as not to be disappointed, we would suggest booking a table, as it does get very busy.

  • Visited October 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“The best burgers ever!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Well it takes a while to make the burgers but it worths waiting for them. I tried with the bacon and cheddar and it was just perfect. I loooved the homemade fries too! If i ever go back to Berlin, the Bird will be the first place to go!

  • Visited October 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Awesome”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

This joint serves seriously good wings and burgers at a decent price. I had the bacon and Stilton combo...finger-lickingly wicked!

  • Visited October 2013
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