This family-run neighborhood gem on the corner of 12th and Harvey serves a rotating menu of clean American comfort fare inspired by the cooking and eating styles of France and Italy. It all depends on the weather when it comes to the highly seasonal menu, however sample dishes include Casarecce Pasta with pork sausage, mustard greens, and fennel pollen, and snapper, served loaded with field peas, sungold tomatoes, hakurei turnips, and basil pistou. As for the bar, Birdie’s shops a mix of classic and new winemakers with a focus on mindful farming and minimal intervention in the cellar. Bring your pooch, tuck in on the patio, and call it a night.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.
This charmer is a mix of fancy and casual—meaning they sport a polished wine list, but don't take reservations. Run by New York transplants Tracy Malechek-Ezekiel and Arjav Ezekiel, Birdie’s has been making waves ever since it arrived last summer. Known for their seasonally rotating menu, this restaurant and wine bar provides a taste of fine dining inside a laid-back neighborhood environment. Snack on Panisse with pecorino and black pepper—one of our top new dishes of 2021—or test your palate by combing through that aforementioned big ol’ wine list.