The Bird & The Bear

Owner Elouise Adams Jones is known simply as– Ouisie. For starters, she knows the decor deal. While talking decor is usually a bore, it is not this time. There isn’t a human in Houston who can honestly say chairs and tables hanging from the ceiling do not cause excitement higher than most decor levels of excitement do. Everything about the design inside The Bird & the Bear will turn your frown upside down unless you are the angry guy commenting on Urbanspoon who feels the decor is like being at a garage sale. Wow. Just wow.

Liking the parking lot pressure— not so much. Yes, there’s forced valet being forced inside the microscopic parking lot. Ladies lunching do not mind forced valet. This I know because during the three lunch visits lunched, every single lady was a lady lunching. Some ladies lunching even wore none other than a — bow headband. A lady lunching is rich, frowning at the mere thought of a restaurant forcing her to independently park. Parking alone is so gross to every single lady lunching. This is how I feel, so it must be true. Regular non-ladies lunching like living on the edge– you know, self-parking. Even when the lunch rush was over during two out of three times we were there, cones destroyed all hope of escaping forced valet. Wouch. Please do not try and park at Chewy’s. Chewy’s does not have time for you to park in their area. They have no spots for you. Please, go away

Having been a while since our last visit, The Bird & the Bear’s lunch menu has changed a bit and maybe the parking lot is different as well. The service was excellent each time we dined. Ask the bartender to surprise you with a sassy drink and his eyes will light up with creative freedom. Fantastic service, average-not-out-of-this-world food, and glorious chairs in the air make The Bird & the Bear an almost complete win. Please be excited about The Bird & the Bear’s phone number spelling… bird.

FIVE: High 5!

FOUR: Please & Thank You


TWO: Double Wow

ONE: Wow + Ouch = Wouch

2810 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713.528.2473 (BIRD)
Fax: 713.528.2590

2 thoughts on “The Bird & The Bear

  1. Are you KIDDING?? The food in this restaurant is horrible. (See my review at True about the parking — ridiculous to block all parking but for the valet. I will never return to B&B….The huge, skinned bear hanging overhead as you walk in is enough of a turn-off but the food is overpriced, frozen, teeny portions and that’s good because it’s also bad. Ouisie may want to take her name off this place or be ashamed.

  2. Holy moly, lady. Calm down. So, the chairs hanging on the ceiling make me happy. The food didn’t hurt my feelings. I definitely wouldn’t make the place a weekly spot to dine, but I’m not angry about anything.

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