Here’s one to check off your culinary bucket list, Yardbird. The James Beard Award-nominated hot spot has been dominating the plates and posts of Dallasites-in-the-know since their 2020 opening in the luxury Park District development. A Miami import, the award-winning concept is the creation of seasoned restaurateur John Kunkel, Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs Hospitality Group.
It's no secret, their famed fried chicken has garnered (well-deserved) global fanfare. Developed using a recipe from Kunkel’s grandmother, the chicken famously undergoes a strict 27 hour brining process to create an unforgettably superb bird. Order it up decadently dressed with honey hot sauce, sandwiched between a buttermilk biscuit, or served up with a cheddar waffle.
More than just fried chicken, Yardbird boasts a fork-dropping Lobster Mac & Cheese featuring a whole lobster and five artisanal cheeses, elevated Deviled Eggs stacked high with dill, chives and smoked trout roe, and a show stopping Charcuterie Board served on a three-tier tower. Embracing the Dallas region, exclusive dishes for this location include St. Louis Ribs, a “smoky” standout sure to be spotted during your next Instagram scroll.
Named one of ‘100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America,’ Yardbird’s unapologetically over-the-top weekend fête offers guests a grandiose spread of indulgences to choose from. Pancakes come quaffed with a cloud of toasted meringue and lemon curd, a Chicken & Egg Sandwich marries Yardbird’s signature biscuits with their world famous fried chicken, and a larger-than-life Cinnamon Roll is dressed to impress with a silky layer of bourbon salted caramel. Serving up a Texas twist, the Smoked Brisket Huevos Rancheros is another standout.
The perfect stop after a day downtown, Yardbird offers an extensive drink selection where bourbon is king. From small batch and experimental releases to exceptional, hard-to-find classics, their cocktail program has one of the country’s finest curated collections with more than 60 standouts.
Visit Yardbird Dallas Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A special Happy Hour menu is availble Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.