Recently-shuttered restaurant the Bird will begin a second life as a modern French bistro this week in Logan Circle, inviting diners to feast on omelets and cheeseburgers alongside substantial sides like bottomless fries.
The restaurant at 1337 11th Street NW announced plans this month to close and start over from scratch with a new focus on steak, eggs, and wine under the name Frenchy’s Naturel starting Thursday, January 31.
Executive chef Eric McKamey, who’s trained in French fare, recently joined the EatWell DC restaurant group (Grillfish, Logan Tavern, Commissary) after stints at Momofuku CCDC and Mintwood Place.
Under the “L’experience des Frenchy’s” section, guests can choose between meaty entrees — like a 6-ounce Virginia Devon sirloin steak ($25), a grass-fed beef burger ($20), or a roasted half-chicken ($24) — that come with a small salad, one of three sauces, and an option for unlimited fries or a seasonal vegetable.
Here’s a look at the opening dinner menu:
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Appetizers ($4-$14) include veggies and French onion dip, pate, steak tartare, mussels, and potato leek soup.
Along with sides ($7-$10) like red wine braised lentils and spaetzle gratin, a compact dessert menu ($8-$11) features vanilla creme brûlée and pomegranate sorbet.