The second of three new Sundance Square restaurants opened Wednesday. Bird Cafe takes over the 19th century Land Title Block sandstone building, most recently occupied by the Flying Saucer (the Saucer moved a block to the north, in 8.0’s spot).
Located across the street from Bass Performance Hall, Bird Cafe is restaurant number 2 to open in Sundance Square’s new outdoor plaza area. Del Frisco’s Grille opened last month. The third restaurant, Taco Diner, is slated for late winter/early spring.
Bird Cafe is the latest restaurant from Shannon Wynne, whose empire of restaurants and drinkeries includes Flying Fish, Flying Saucer and Meddlesome Moth. Chef David McMillin didn’t really have to put a lot of thought into the menu. He just imported his Meddlesome Moth menu, which is dominated by shared plates such as hummus, duck wings, sweet pea guacamole and sweetbreads.
The walls are covered in bird-themed artwork by local sibling artists Scott and Stuart Gentling, who painted Bass Hall’s domed ceilings.
There’s an outdoor balcony and patio. The patio wasn’t quite ready to roll Wednesday but the balcony overlooking Sundance Square offered a nice view.
Currently the restaurant is open only for dinner. Lunch hours may start as soon as Dec. 30.
155 E. 4th St.