Yardbird

Modern Southern

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Overview

This lively South Beach eatery serves up inventive takes on Southern comfort fare along with a celebrated bourbon program in a sophisticated, down-home setting.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“Beer, bourbon, blues, and Southern American fare, at an affordable price point, in a fetching farmhouse environment — a distinct and integrated vision completely realized.” – Miami New Times

“There's a helluva lot of Southern lovin' from the Lowcountry at this lively and funky South Beach spot. Miami's A-list puts calorie-counting aside for decadent nights filled with comfort foods and innovative drinks. The family-style menu is divided between "small plates," "the bird," "plates," and "fixins," but have no doubt the "the bird" takes center stage (or plate) here. You'll rave about Mama's chicken biscuits, the chicken ’n’ watermelon ’n’ waffles, and Llewellyn's fine fried chicken, which requires a 27-hour marination and slow-cooking process. Oh, and then there are the sides, like house-cut fries with a buttermilk dipping sauce and bacon salt or the super-creamy macaroni and cheese. Don't plan on hitting the beach in a bikini the next day.” – Fodor’s

“Homey touches are all over the menu. Biscuits are baked fresh every half-hour or more; bacon is house-cured — an eight-day process repeated several times a week. Blueberry lemon pie arrives in the cast-iron skillet in which it was baked.” – New York Times

Ambience

Rural touches abound in the 140-seat space, from jars of pickled vegetables to blues tunes to the salvaged items from grandma’s kitchen adorning the beer taps. The beams on the ceiling are reclaimed from a North Carolina farm; whitewashed brick walls, long, tufted banquettes, and butcher block tables complete the rustic-chic farmhouse aesthetic. The (acclaimed) bourbon-centric bar sits at one end of the restaurant, while an open kitchen runs the length of the place. Outside, a patio offers additional seating.

ACCOLADES

  • Winner: James Beard Best New Restaurant 2012
  • 50 Best New Restaurants 2012 - Bon Appetit
  • The Ten Best South Beach Restaurants 2016 - Miami New Times
  • Top 30 Miami Restaurants 2014 - Time Out
  • Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award 2014
  • Three and a half stars from the Miami Herald
  • Five of the Best Miami Restaurants – Financial Times
  • 55 Best Bourbon Bars – Bourbon Review
  • Zagat rating of 4.4 out of 5

Menu for Yardbird

Brunch Menu

Small Shares

  • Fried Green Tomato BLT pork belly, greens, tomato jam, house-made pimento cheese
    $14.00
  • Pork Croquette black-eyed pea succotash, parsley, fried egg
    $14.00
  • Chicken Liver Toast grilled country bread, cuke & fresno pepper relish
    $5.00
  • Deviled Eggs fresh dill, smoked trout roe 'redneck caviar'
    $10.00

Salads

  • Farmer's Salad fresh mixed greens, organic egg, lightly tossed in smoked Vidalia onion vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Kale Salad Cheddar cheese, crisp fresh apples, cornbread croutons, moonshine raisins, cider vinegar
    $13.00
  • Iceberg Wedge crisp iceberg lettuce, fresh corn, tomatoes, avocado, house-smoked bacon, herb dressing
    $14.00
  • Butter Lettuce & Grilled Mango Salad butter lettuce, char-grilled mango, smoked pecans, benne seed vinaigrette
    $13.00

Shares

  • '77 Elvis Pancakes chocolate chip pancakes, banana compote, bourbon maple syrup, 'peanut butter'
    $16.00
  • Shrimp n' Grits Florida shrimp, crisp Virginia ham, Adluh South Carolina stone ground grits
    $28.00
  • Fresh Fruit & Maple Pecan Granola seasonal fresh fruit, organic yogurt, fresh basil & mint
    $14.00
  • BLT Benedict Cast Iron Casserole buttermilk biscuit crumble, soft poached organic egg, house-cured bacon, cherry tomato salad, frisée, hollandaise
    $16.00
  • Morning Quiche corn, slow-roasted tomatoes, butter beans, goat cheese & flaky pie dough
    $14.00
  • Eggs n' Ham organic eggs, Virginia country ham, Adluh South Carolina stone ground grits
    $16.00
  • Smoked Brisket Sandwich melted Swiss cheese, house pickles, house-made ketchup, grilled country bread
    $16.00
  • Big Ol' Waffle fresh Florida strawberries n' whipped cream, bourbon maple syrup
    $15.00
  • Cox Farm AL, Char-Grilled Hanger Steak sunny side up organic eggs, bacon, hash brown potato cake, grilled green onion & sour cream
    $28.00
  • Today's Omelet organic eggs, served with fresh fruit & a buttermilk biscuit
    $16.00

The Bird

  • Chicken n' Watermelon n' Waffles Yardbird's signature 'old school fried chicken', honey hot sauce, chilled spiced watermelon, Cheddar cheese chow chow waffle, bourbon maple syrup
    $36.00
  • Lewellyn's Fine Fried Chicken 1/2 free range bird, '27-hour' recipe, spicy Tabasco honey
    $26.00
  • The Crunchy Yardbird Sandwich fried chicken with Crystal hot sauce, house-made bacon, lettuce, thick-sliced tomato & buttermilk dressing on a big soft bun
    $14.00
  • Mama's Chicken Biscuits free range fried chicken, pepper jelly, house pickles, house-made buttermilk biscuit
    $14.00

Odds and Ends

  • Grits Adluh South Carolina stone ground cheesy corn grits
    $9.00
  • Jar of Corn Bread chilled buttermilk, sorghum, seasonal fruit
    $9.00
  • Big Ol' Cheddar Waffle Cheddar, green tomato chow chow, bourbon maple syrup
    $11.00
  • Bacon house-cured & smoked Tamworth pork belly
    $8.00
  • Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies vanilla bean ice cream
    $10.00
  • Chilled Watermelon spiced with pepper, tossed with lemon & herbs
    $6.00
  • Macaroni & Cheese Torchio pasta, five artisanal cheeses, crispy herb crust
    $10.00
  • Just a Couple of Eggs organic eggs done your way
    $6.00
  • Maple-Glazed Bacon Doughnut yup, you read that right
    $9.00
  • House-Cut Fries buttermilk dipping sauce, 'bacon salt'
    $8.00
  • Buttermilk Biscuits fresh house-baked biscuits, honey butter, seasonal house jam
    $9.00
  • Chocolate Chunk Sour Cream Coffee Cake espresso walnut streusel
    $9.00

Lunch Menu

Small Shares

  • Fried Green Tomato BLT pork belly, greens, tomato jam, house-made pimento cheese
    $14.00
  • Manchester Quail 'under a brick' green farro, shaved vegetables, sherry vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Warm Farmer's Cheese watermelon, olive oil, sea salt
    $5.00
  • Chicken Liver Toast grilled country bread, cuke & fresno pepper relish
    $5.00
  • Deviled Eggs fresh dill, smoked trout roe 'redneck caviar'
    $10.00

Salads

  • Kale Salad Cheddar cheese, crisp fresh apples, cornbread croutons, moonshine raisins, cider vinegar
    $13.00
  • Farmers Salad fresh mixed greens, organic egg, smoked Vidalia onion vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • Iceberg Wedge crisp iceberg lettuce, fresh corn, tomatoes, avocado, house-smoked bacon, herb dressing
    $14.00
  • Florida Heirloom Tomatoes toasted peanut hummus, basil, smoked tomato sorbet, field shoots, crunchy puffed Carolina rice
    $16.00
  • Green Asparagus & Fingerling Potatoes tomato preserves, poached chicken egg, chicory lettuce & caramelized onion vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Butter Lettuce & Grilled Mango Salad butter lettuce, char-grilled mango, smoked pecans, benne seed vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Low + Slow Smoked Chicken Salad Haas avocado, warm cornbread, yogurt dressing
    $16.00

Sandwiches and More

  • The Yardbird Turkey Burger lean ground turkey, oven-roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, escabeche mayo, house pickles on a big soft bun
    $16.00
  • Shrimp n' Grits Florida shrimp, crisp Virginia ham, Adluh South Carolina stone ground grits
    $26.00
  • "ALT" Sandwich Haas avocado, Bibb lettuce, heirloom tomato pickled red onions, Dukes mayo on a big soft bun
    $13.00
  • Smoked Brisket Sandwich house pickles, house-made ketchup, melted Swiss cheese, grilled country bread
    $16.00
  • Grilled New Smyrna Beach Wahoo blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes, eggplant & cuke salsa, crispy basil & tomato broth
    $29.00
  • Lean House-Smoked Turkey Pastrami grilled cabbage, fresh apple & fennel slaw, Swiss cheese, pickled tomato dressing
    $14.00

The Bird

  • Chicken n' Watermelon n' Waffles Yardbird's signature 'old school fried chicken', honey hot sauce, chilled spiced watermelon, Cheddar cheese chow chow waffle, bourbon maple syrup
    $36.00
  • Mama's Chicken Biscuits free range fried chicken, pepper jelly, house pickles, house-made buttermilk biscuit
    $14.00
  • The Crunchy Yardbird Sandwich fried chicken with Crystal hot sauce, house-made bacon, lettuce, thick-sliced tomato & buttermilk dressing on a big soft bun
    $14.00
  • Blue Plate Special two pieces of Lewellyn's fine fried chicken, citrus pepper watermelon, house-made buttermilk biscuit
    $14.00

Fixins

  • House-Cut Fries buttermilk dipping sauce, 'bacon salt'
    $8.00
  • Buttermilk Biscuits fresh house-baked biscuits, honey butter, seasonal house jam
    $9.00
  • Big Ol' Cheddar Waffle Cheddar, green tomato chow chow, bourbon maple syrup
    $11.00
  • Grits Adluh South Carolina stone ground cheesy corn grits
    $9.00
  • Chilled Watermelon spiced with pepper, lemon, herbs
    $6.00
  • Macaroni & Cheese Torchio pasta, five artisanal cheeses, crispy herb crust
    $10.00
  • Farmer's Salad a lil' side version
    $6.00

Supper Menu

Quick Bites

  • Warm Farmer's Cheese watermelon, olive oil, sea salt
    $5.00
  • Chicken Liver Toast grilled country bread, cuke & fresno pepper relish
    $5.00
  • Deviled Eggs fresh dill, smoked trout roe 'redneck caviar'
    $11.00
  • Fried Everglades' Frog Legs sweet and sour jelly, bacon bits, escabeche mayo
    $14.00
  • Fried Bread + Butter Pickle Spears spicy salt & spiked Dukes mayo
    $6.00
  • Country Pork Terrine pickled cauliflower, grilled country bread, whole grain mustard
    $10.00
  • Kitchen Pickle Jar whipped butter, country bread
    $6.00

Small Plates

  • Green Asparagus & Fingerling Potatoes tomato preserves, poached chicken egg, chicory lettuce & caramelized onion vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Beef Sirloin Tartare fried cornbread, BBQ sauce sorbet, frisèe lettuce
    $15.00
  • Manchester Quail 'under a brick' green farro, shaved vegetables, sherry vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Fried Green Tomato 'BLT' pork belly, greens, tomato jam, house-made pimento cheese
    $14.00
  • Pork Croquette black-eyed pea succotash, parsley, fried egg
    $14.00
  • Smoked & Roasted Bone Marrow country bread, onion jam
    $17.00

Salads

  • Butter Lettuce & Grilled Mango Salad butter lettuce, char-grilled mango, smoked pecans, benne seed vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Iceberg Wedge crisp iceberg lettuce, fresh corn, tomatoes, house-smoked bacon, avocado dressing
    $14.00
  • Farmer's Salad fresh pulled seasonal vegetables, organic egg, smoked Vidalia onion vinaigrette
    $12.00
  • Florida Heirloom Tomatoes toasted peanut hummus, basil, smoked tomato sorbet, field shoots, crunchy puffed Carolina rice
    $16.00

Plates

  • St Louis Style Pork Ribs tender slow-cooked, house BBQ sauce
    $32.00
  • Shrimp n' Grits Florida shrimp, crisp Virginia ham, Adluh South Carolina stone ground grits
    $28.00
  • 26 oz. Cowboy Bone-in-Ribeye Steak roasted marble potatoes, 'YB-1 sauce'
    $65.00
  • Yardbird Salisbury Steak trumpet mushrooms, fried shallots, sherry mushroom gravy
    $28.00
  • Pan-Fried North Carolina Trout creamed spinach, pickled Key West pink shrimp, Creole mustard sauce
    $27.00
  • Thyme & Rosemary Roasted Fennel Bulb Sea Island red field peas, Carolina gold rice pilaf, charred scallions & anise cream
    $24.00
  • Grilled New Smyrna Beach Wahoo blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes, eggplant & cuke salsa, crispy basil & tomato broth
    $29.00

The Bird

  • Chicken n' Watermelon n' Waffles Yardbird's signature 'old school fried chicken', hot sauce honey, chilled spiced watermelon, Cheddar cheese chow chow waffle, bourbon maple syrup
    $36.00
  • Mama's Chicken Biscuits free range fried chicken, pepper jelly, house pickles, house-made buttermilk biscuit
    $14.00
  • Sunday Chicken slow-roasted whole chicken, herb butter breadcrumbs, marble potatoes, roasted garlic, rosemary, thyme, chicken jus
    $42.00
  • Lewellyn's Fine Fried Chicken 1/2 free range bird, '27-hour' recipe, spicy Tabasco honey
    $26.00

Fixins

  • Grits Adluh South Carolina, stone ground cheesy corn grits
    $9.00
  • Whipped Sweet Potatoes brown sugar, brown butter, bay leaf crumble
    $8.00
  • Chilled Watermelon spiced with pepper, lemon, herbs
    $6.00
  • Big Ol' Cheddar Waffle Cheddar, green tomato chow chow, bourbon maple syrup
    $11.00
  • House Cut Fries buttermilk dipping sauce, 'bacon salt'
    $8.00
  • Charred Okra lemon wheels, Cotija cheese, brown butter
    $8.00
  • Dirty Little Farro Anson Mills green farro, pork sausage, chicken liver mousse
    $10.00
  • Macaroni & Cheese Torchio pasta, five artisanal cheeses, crispy herb crust
    $10.00
  • Buttermilk Biscuits fresh house-baked biscuits, honey butter, seasonal house jam
    $9.00
  • Grilled Romaine Lettuce Winter Park Florida Tomme cheese, chililemon vinaigrette & spicy anchovy breadcrumbs
    $9.00

1600 Lenox Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Refined, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (305) 538-5220
  • Private Dining Room: No