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Romantic Replacement for the Bird Gives Beef a Starring Role

Frenchy’s Naturel is scheduled to open on Thursday, January 31

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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

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:

A retooled beverage program will focus on French spirits, natural wines, and classic French cocktails at Frenchy’s.
Frenchy’s/official photo
The cheeseburger at Frenchy’s.
Frenchy’s/official photo

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.

The Bird

1337 11th Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 518-3609 Visit Website