The Bluebird has been the restaurant of choice for my family for many years. I alternate between the prime rib, which is always hefty and generally a juicy, well-prepared cut of meat, and the Bluebird Chicken. This dish, and some similar dishes (sweet and sour chicken, strawberry chicken, etc.) were introduced by the restaurant's current owners, who are from China. The Bluebird Chicken carries a bit of spice with its sweetness and is very intriguing. As a previous review mentioned, there is a lot of it, but I certainly don't see this as a negative. You will definitely need a doggie bag for most of the Bluebird's entrees. My wife likes the Chicken Louie, which is a chicken breast somewhere beneath a pile of shrimp, crab, avocado, and hollandaise sauce. The rolls arrive warm and soft and taste great. I take the raspberry vinaigrette with my salad and it is the right mix of sweetness and tanginess. Most entrees are accompanied by a side of mixed vegetables and a choice of potato or rice. I usually go for the mashed potatotes and can vouch for the fact that they are not prepared from potato flakes. The fries are also good. My favorite drink on the menu is the ironport; I have no idea how they make it and the taste is hard to describe other than to say it is kind of rich and spicy, but it is interesting if you want to try something new.
The ambience in the restaurant is another plus. The main floor is all dark wood and mirrors from the Bluebird's earliest days and is quite charming. It can be a bit noisy but that is still my favorite place to sit. The various dining rooms off the main floor are each decorated in their own way and are comfortable. The front of the restaurant is flanked on one side by a long soda fountain and on the other by a candy counter, both offering excellent sweets.
In short, if you want something unique and far removed from the chain restaurant experience at a fair price, try the Bluebird.