We got the chicken, which was mediocre. The texture was good, but it was somehow... just not quite what you would expect a rotisserie to be.
Cozy outdoor dining with cozy heaters and even warmer staff. This is how we are going to get through the pandemic, people. Straight up awesome food, wine list, cocktails, with the most affable and informed staff. Eating outside in mid-40* temps and feeling as comfortable as can be. Shaun, manager of Shy Bird and owner Andrew Holden, have precisely the right formula to see us through Boston winter and beyond.
Wonderful service. Tasty menu with good variety of choices. I felt safe dining there. Will definitely return
Great quality and variety of food and beverage. The staff was on the ball. Nice vibe and solid value for the money.
First time here and we had a reservation to sit on the patio. The food is so reasonably priced and everything was very good! Felt like the staff was taking safety precautions and saw lots of yummy dishes going by us:). The design on the hot chocolates and coffee are a very nice touch! We will be back!
Perfect way to see a friend outside for brunch.
Checked out Shy Bird for the first time Fri night. It was a good experience and I'd consider going back. Sat on the patio. It was chilly, but it's got a number of heaters. It was busy outside...and inside despite covid. Took a while to get served, but once we did it was fine. Interesting drink and food menu, and most of it sounds appealing. Shared a couple of apps and a main. Tried a couple of cocktails. We liked it. You will too.
Fried chicken was mushy
Good COVID setup and service.
I've been loving Shy Bird since I first went in May! My boyfriend and I always share the SB Dunks, regardless of the main dish we get. This past week, I tried their butternut squash soup which was perfect for an outdoor meal on a fall day. We have also enjoyed the Shy Burger (&fries) & espresso martinis. Their open air set up is absolutely perfect for COVID. Even if you are seated "indoors", chances are the whole wall is open to the outside and you are getting fresh air. They also have heaters outside :)
Shy bird is amazing!!!!! The food and service are exceptional. Everyone there makes us feel like family and we love coming back every few weeks. 10/10 highly highly recommend for delicious cocktails and dishes — shout-out to Sean and Casandra! They are incredible!
Wonderful outdoor seating options with heat lamps! Delicious food and great service also!
Tasty food. Good drinks. Great service. Nice ambience. The flavors and seasonings were delicious. The food is slightly on the expensive end considering the specialties are chicken, but fairly priced for the location.
A welcomed new restaurant! Wonderful menu, great food, excellent service, and fair prices! And you are a short, pleasant walk from our Beacon Hill home. You will become a regular with us!
Good food and service with pleasant outdoor setting. We will return.
Great for a workday lunch and on days with good weather. Open air was perfect. Service was good not great, as was the food. The Fried Chicken and Egg sandwich was drenched in honey making it too sweet to finish. The Peach and Cucumber salad was quite nice, though the peach wasn't quite in season. When I go back I'll definitely be doing an order of the SB Dunks and the aforementioned salad.
It was fantastic. We went with the dinner for two for my boyfriend's birthday, and everything was SO delicious! They even threw in a cookie with a candle to help us celebrate.
Went here for a going away dinner. COVID protocols were on point: indoor and outdoor dining, well spaced tables. Service was excellent, as was the food. I requested an off menu cocktail and the bartender happily obliged (it was delicious).
We were very disappointed with this restaurant. The breakfast was very subpar and we were expecting better.
Really good! Was a little bit loud because of the construction--but that's not their fault.
Fun place, good food, basic menu. We sat outside, was surprised they didn't have heaters. Really nice staff.
Overpriced average food. Fried chicken was dry and unsatisfying, apps were lackluster, and drinks were not worth it.
The food wasn’t bad but the service was terrible. In these COVID times you have to make a reservation to eat anywhere, so I made one through open table for 8:45PM.
When we got to the restaurant, we were greeted and handed menus and the server left. After about 10 minutes another server came to ask us what drinks we decided on, to which we relied we’d like to put in the whole order at once. Her eyes opened up wide and she told us the kitchen was closing soon, which would’ve been nice to know before giving us the menus, or anywhere within the ten minute time span between giving us menus and coming back to take our order.
As a result, we could only order chicken from the menu, and nothing else. Which was fine, but definitely not what we wanted.
The food was good! And came pretty fast, but why allow an 8;45 reservation for dinner when the kitchen closes at 9 and can only make chicken?
After our meal, a waiter came over with two dessert menus for my partner and I, which we both thought was odd considering we were told the kitchen was closed, but nonetheless we both chose our desserts, and when the server came back we told her our orders, to which she looked exceptionally confused, and reminded us that the kitchen was closed. Why give a dessert menu if the kitchen is closed? Why allow reservations this late if you cannot accommodate the customers? Why give a dessert menu if you can’t provide any of the desserts?
Bit of an inconvenience, but the two things we ordered weren’t bad!
Great food! Nice patio!
Lovely cafe vibe. The chicken dunks and rosemary fries are to die for.
Very satisfied. Lots of good options. Chicken parm sandwich was excellent
Great outdoor seating, plenty of space, nice location in Cambridge, always enjoy their food. Nice and quiet, easy to talk. Service was attentive and professional. Great time.
We chose Shy Bird because we knew their sister restaurant Branch Line was awesome, plus they had covered outdoor seating and it was a rainy night. What a great choice!! The food was great but the service really stood out! The staff worked so hard to make everyone comfortable despite the driving rain. Our waiter was soaked but I could tell he still put on a big smile under his mask. We can’t wait to go back!!
Nice meal on their patio. One of the better restaurants I've tried in Kendall Square. Would recommend.
Excellent evening sitting outside. Great food and very helpful/nice waiter. Will return for another visit!
I had the Mediterrean salad and it had a lot of chickpeas and couscous in it. I added chicken and it had maybe an ounce of chicken in it. It was fine but wasn't great. We sat outside due to COVID. The staff was pleasant.
Nice accommodation to the COVID restrictions, although the tables might be a little TOO closely packed. But there was a lot of airflow and sun the day we were there. The service was great, and our waiter was very attentive. Good brunch option, especially for someone like me not really looking for breakfast only options.
At some point the waiter took over 20 minutes to come to our table to order drinks and the menu is very limited.
Great food, drinks, service, ambiance, outdoor seating, and value!
Shy Bird is just over a year old, but it’s handled the challenges of COVID incredibly well. We feel fortunate to have such a great spot in the neighborhood. They’re great for takeout and delivery, but dining on the patio is even better, thanks to the upbeat, wonderful staff who spread much-needed happiness in these strange times. The menu goes beyond chicken. The salmon is awesome and the salads are always good. Great cocktails and a nice selection of wine and beer. Also, they allow you to make patio reservations if you prefer outdoors.
Pleasant outdoor seating. Chairs at neighboring full table a bit too close for adequate COVID 19 separation (we moved our chairs). Snap pea salad was delicious. Crab salad and chicken spicy sandwich tasty. Generous portions. Did not have to wait to be seated, and wait staff was attentive.
Hi, we had a good dinner...our food was cold and the side salad was limp and the drinks were on a cheap poor. My wine was a thimble full. However, our server was a really nice girl who was very good.
My friend and I went to Shy Bird for Sunday brunch. The food came out quickly but boy were we disappointed. The food seriously lacked flavor. The best part of the meal was the fruit bowl and our lovely server.
I REALLY want to like this place. Been there three time and find the food pretty good but the service is mixed. The last time we went we ordered the chicken chopped salad that came with no chicken in it. The waitress was too busy chatting with the people at the next table we had to ask the manager for the bill and skipped dessert. Lots of potential here!
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