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
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 713.528.2473 (BIRD)