Bird of Smithfield

Alan Bird opened Bird of Smithfield in 2012, and the restaurant, set comfortably inside an old Georgian townhouse and spread across five floors, Bird of Smithfield is like a members-only club sans the membership. Bird of Smithfield boasts everything that one might love about a discreet members-only dining experience, but there’s nothing in the serve, the experience, or the fare that would suggest a specific clientele or a certain type of dinner guest. It’s a restaurant for everyone, where the menu is the same for all, and the dishes just as dazzling as the ones served three floors below.

Located in Farrington, the restaurant features a rooftop bar, dining room, lounge bar, private dining room, and a basement cocktail bar. The décor is elegant and simple, with pops of color and well-placed hints of velvet.

The a la carte menu favorites include Deep Fried Cod served with triple cooked chips, mushy peas, and a tartar sauce; hand-dived Isle of Mull scallops served with caramelized onions, ginger purée, and heritage carrots; Stout braised short-rib of beef, served with colcannon and glazed carrots; and Pink Fir Apple potatoes, butter, and parsley, among others. Dessert offerings boast an enviable selection of puddings and custards like the sticky pear and toffee pudding served with whipped cream and baked Cru Virunga chocolate pudding served with mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Bird of Smithfield is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 12 a.m. and on Saturdays from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. They’re closed on Sundays. Reservations and booking information can be found online.

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