Birdie’s Eastside, a new patio-driven bar and grill in East Dallas, is set to open its doors to the public next week on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Located at the property where the iconic Luby’s Cafeteria used to reside, Birdie’s Eastside will be opening as one of the largest indoor/outdoor concepts that can be found in the North Texas area.
The restaurant features a main dining area that can accommodate up to 150 diners at a time, along with a 3,500-square-foot patio where patrons can enjoy the outdoors and relax on one of the many oversized furniture pieces. The patio and the indoor dining space are connected by a “resort style” indoor/outdoor bar, which offers a wide array of refreshing beverages such as local and domestic beer, wine, seltzers, cocktails and more.
For patrons seeking out a larger selection of local craft beer, rare whiskeys and tequilas, the Dallas-based restaurant also sports a second cocktail bar, ensuring that all visitors can sufficiently wet their whistles.
As for culinary offerings, Birdie’s Eastside prides itself on a menu that comprises of "great bar and grill food, with healthy options and date night entrees,” according to Birdie’s.
Menu highlights include bar food favorites like Birria Sliders, Ahi Tuna Tacos and Bacon Deviled Eggs; lighter options such as "Big Healthy Bowls" and Fried Chicken Spinach Salad; as well as a range of sandwiches and wraps including the Smash Burger, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Tikka Fried Chicken Wrap and Vegetarian Mushroom Gyro.
Diners seeking other options can indulge in offerings like the Brisket Tacos, Grilled Salmon, Half Roast Chicken and Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread.
“We created a menu with offerings for every type of guest,” said Stan Rodrigues, culinary director for Birdie’s Eastside. “Whether you are looking for filling snacks, a lighter meal with a few surprising inspirations, or just a new date night… Birdie’s has it all.”
On the design front, the restaurant features a collection of whimsical Texas art pieces — including hand-drawn dogs in cowboy hats, among others — as well as a collection of vintage kayaks and lake maps (in reference to White Rock Lake) that can be found hanging on the walls.
Birdie’s Eastside will be open seven days a week for happy hour and dinner, and will expand its hours to include lunch and weekend brunch beginning in early 2024.