You’ll love every bite of our creative New American cuisine at this sophisticated, neighborhood restaurant and bar. From the moment you walk through the door until your last sip of our specialty cocktails, we make our guests feel at home with the friendly, relaxing atmosphere and strong attention to service. At The Red Bird, our menu over-delivers with the highest quality ingredients for from scratch dishes that are always fresh and unique. Satisfy your hunger at dinner with our current, seasonally inspired favorites, or choose from our large selection of locally sourced cocktails, craft beer and wine at our full-service bar.

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Food and service was impeccable. We will definitely be going back!

Angela, July 24, 2018


Amy, July 8, 2018

The food was wonderful!

Terry, July 1, 2018

Buffalo Cauliflower alone is worth the trip!

Isaac, July 1, 2018

I wasn't impressed at first. Slow service at the bar, and it wasn't busy. I think the bartender was new. I'm accustomed to being acknowledged, even if it's just a hello or a nod. Menus were dropped without a "would you like a drink" I waited 7-8 min for her to come back, at which point I ordered a drink and dinner. The swordfish was excellent! She never checked back, I would have had a second drink, but didn't. So I'm going to give you a 3. 2 for service, 5 for food quality.

Arline, June 20, 2018

Delicious food, great micro brew beer and unique cocktail and warm service. Nice atmosphere !

Neige, June 10, 2018

Service was excellent and food was delicious. Cocktails are a 10!

Francisco, June 1, 2018

The duck confit was incredible! Awesome place.

Angela, May 3, 2018

My only complaint is that I wish that they would have had more gluten-free options. That said, the food and service were amazing!

Molly, March 26, 2018

I forgot to present it at the beginning of the meal and they were very kind and accomodating but I could tell they had to figure it out and take our check back.... great opportunity to try a new restaurant.. I would have used Commodore as well but you only gave me two weeks to use it and that's not enough time . Red Bird was easy and we could get a reservation.... I already recommended it to a friend from this experience.

Alison, March 13, 2018

We really enjoyed what we've ordered a seafood and a pasta dish. It was tasty and very well cooked/executed. The service was great as well, the chef noticed that we had a toddler with us and gave her peeled oranges that she gobbled up and loved. We really appreciated everything and would recommend Red Bird to anyone!

Jenny, March 3, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was on point. My wife and I had a lovely evening out at Red Bird! Thank you!

Brendan, February 26, 2018

This place by far has the best food for its price!

Andrea, February 20, 2018

Great place!

Eric, January 28, 2018

A very nice meal - both appetizer and main courses were delicious. We will be back.

Janet, January 8, 2018

Appreciated the separate vegetarian menu with great options. Cocktails were creative and delicious. Service was great. A little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.

Briana, December 15, 2017

The food and atmosphere were imaginative and executed well. I would definitely recommend Red Bird to all of my colleagues and friends looking for a fun night out.

James, December 9, 2017


Emily, October 26, 2017

delicious food

Ola, October 18, 2017

Great food, friendly. Waitstaff!

Jim, October 17, 2017

Red Bird used to be a high quality restaurant that we used to enjoy for special occasions, but I feel that the quality has diminished a bit over the years. We didn't get our drinks until halfway though our appetizer course. The drinks were also not very good. In the past, they used to be on par with cocktail bars but now it's definitely not worth $12 each. Our meal, a pasta dish, also came out cold. We wish we had a better experience.

Sindhu, October 14, 2017

I had been looking for a special occasion place in Waltham for dinner and they kept falling short, but somehow I had completely overlooked Red Bird! I'm glad I had the opportunity to go and we would love to go back again for a nice night out.

Erin, October 13, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great

Joyce, October 5, 2017


Michael, October 1, 2017

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere!

Karla, September 30, 2017

Food was delicious, atmosphere great, service great

Mary, September 27, 2017

This restaurant was amazing! So happy I had a nift to get me to check out the Red Bird!

Kayla, September 22, 2017

Delicious food, friendly attentive staff, and comfortable atmosphere

Jacqueline, September 15, 2017

Nice chic restaurant with romantic atmosphere. The homemade spinach Tagliatelle with shrimp and jalapeno basil pesto sauce was excellent and the slow simmered pork ragu Rigatoni pasta very good. The portions were a little on the small side for the price charged, but overall, very good restaurant.

Christine, September 10, 2017

Delicious drinks and food! Will return!

Elizabeth, September 6, 2017

Loved it!

Catrina, September 2, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful visit to Red Bird. Delicious food and excellent service.

Judith, September 1, 2017

Enjoyed it very much

Antonia, September 1, 2017

Delicious, original food, nice, efficient service. Server fielded all of my menu questions patiently and unhurriedly, and even offered her own helpful input clarifying menu items. Would definitely go again. 5 of 5 on a 1-5 scale (button below won't work!)

Sarah, September 1, 2017

Delicious menu, reasonable portions, attentive staff, nice ambiance, and not unreasonable prices.

Bob, August 26, 2017

Food and service were excellent. I will definitely return.

Nancy, August 20, 2017

It was fabulous! Our waiter was great and had some nice recommendations. I had the soft shell crab which was delicious and beautifully prepared. The cheese board was also very good. We will go back for sure!

Jo, August 13, 2017

excellent food - especially soft shell crab and Cioppino

JOSHUA, August 11, 2017

We had a desert cheese plate and a couple of cocktails and it was just the right amount for the both of us on a Friday evening!

Abe, August 7, 2017

We went at an off time and as a result our waiter was very attentive. He gave great food recommendations. The food was excellent.

Lindsay, July 30, 2017


Kiley, July 26, 2017

Very very nice dinner. Our waiter, Axel was very gracious and attentive. Food was delicious.

Susan, July 25, 2017

The service and food were great and the place has a very nice upscale atmosphere.

Kathleen, July 24, 2017

It was awesome!

Nicole, July 22, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to RedBird. We were initially seated at a very wobbly table, but once we brought that to the attention of our waiter, he promptly relocated us. The food and overall experience was enjoyable!

Sarah, July 19, 2017

Great food and delicious sangria

Louise, July 15, 2017

What a cute restaurant, with excellent food!! I will definitely recommend this gem to others!

Amy, July 8, 2017

Great service, good food

Maddy, June 29, 2017

They do a great job

Richard, June 27, 2017

The food was outstanding.

Wellman, June 25, 2017

The food was very good. The service was pleasant and prompt.

Jordan, June 14, 2017

I love that Red Bird's drinks and desserts menus change with the seasons.

Erica, June 11, 2017

We shared several of the appetizers and two entrees amongst 4 of us. It was a delightful variety and we had great service. The only glitch was the reservation I had made was not on their list. Fortunately, I had my confirmation on my phone.

Nancy, June 11, 2017

I had a great time.

Jahnavi, June 7, 2017

I love Redbird except for one thing. My clothes smell like fish when I have been there.

Julie, June 7, 2017

It was really great. A hidden jewel on Moody street. Super cool vibe with yummy drinks and excellent food.

Stacey, June 4, 2017

It was a wonderful evening. Delicious food, great service.

Eva, May 31, 2017

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Very enjoyable meal.

Cheryl, May 19, 2017

We had a good time at Red Bird. Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food!

Myerson, May 19, 2017

We liked the decor; it was chic and eclectic. The servers were really friendly and prompt, and the food was delicious.

Lauren, May 10, 2017

Just Great..!

Rahul, April 25, 2017

The food is amazing! Great wine list! Service was great. Can't say enough good things ... just go there!

Kim, April 19, 2017

The atmosphere at Red Bird was wonderful and the food was delicious! The staff were also really friendly. I would definitely recommend Red Bird!

Kirsten, April 19, 2017

A great gem of an add to the culture of Moody Street! Great service and their burger is something special, when everyone is trying to one-up the next "gourmet burger joint" this place makes a keen and killer burger that is as respectable as the rest of their menu, and makes it a worthwhile meal without the fast-food feel of so many other bars and burger places. And the mussels appetizer is a must!

Michael, April 10, 2017

What I ordered was very ggod. Would like to see a little more variety in the menu

Mary, March 30, 2017


Jaylee, March 29, 2017

Great food!

Christin, March 16, 2017

Went during a snowstorm and had the place to ourselves, so service was particularly attentive and everyone was happy to have customers in the restaurant. Food is excellent, well prepared and tasty without being overbearing or too heavy. 4 out of 5 because the menu is limited, could use 2-3 more dishes to appeal to more diners.

Brett, March 14, 2017

The food was good and the service great. The next time I'll call ahead for reservation.

Sang, March 11, 2017

I was delighted to see Red Bird was a Nift option. We go there every few months and enjoy it every time.

J., March 3, 2017

The food was amazing. The service was great, and I had one of the best craft brews of my life. I'm already raving about this place to all of my friends. 5/5

Dave, March 1, 2017

From the friendly service to the delicious food, everything about Red Bird was perfection. We will definitely be back!

Caitlin, February 19, 2017

Service was slow, but the food was TERRIFIC! I would definitely go back to this hidden-gem!

Lindsey, February 14, 2017

Great food and great service!!

David, February 12, 2017

The food was fantastic and it was a quiet and cozy atmosphere. Absolutely loved it!

Hayley, February 11, 2017

Delicious food and drinks, great hospitality!

Casey, February 8, 2017

Great atmosphere, delicious food!

Haley, February 5, 2017

Fabulous meal nice atmosphere friendly staff. Highly recommend!

Carolyn, February 3, 2017

The food and bar selection were both very good. The only reason I downgrade to a 4 is that it was a little pricey.

Damon, January 31, 2017

Great bar. Great drinks. Food was slow and didn't get the order right but it was good once we got it.

Patricia, January 30, 2017

We had a delicious dinner at a restaurant that we have been wanting to try for a while now. We will DEFINITELY be back. The Nift gift was the perfect way to get us there.

JOHN, January 21, 2017

Great venue and food, but limited menu.

Jean, January 7, 2017

Food was grear. We loved the place. Service quite good. Highly recommendable.

Debbi, January 2, 2017

My favorite restaurant on Moody St!

Mark, December 22, 2016

Loved using nift for local restaurant, Red Bird in Waltham. This place has been around for 2 yrs and I never would have found it if not for nift.

David, December 5, 2016

Service at Red Bird was terrific. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgable about the menu ingredients. We had the mussels in smoked tomato broth, pan roasted chicken breast and the RedBird burger

Terry, November 7, 2016

love the Red Bird and the helpful curtious staff

Phyllis, December 10, 2015

loved it. everythin just reat 5 stars

Cindy, December 4, 2015
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