Here’s one to check off your culinary bucket list, Yardbird. The James Beard Award-nominated hot spot has been dominating the plates and posts of Angelenos-in-the-know since opening at the Beverly Center in 2018. A Miami import, the award-winning concept is the creation of seasoned restaurateur John Kunkel, Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs Hospitality Group.
It's no secret, their famed fried chicken has garnered (well-deserved) global fanfare. Developed using a recipe from Kunkel’s grandmother, the chicken famously undergoes a strict 27 hour brining process to create an unforgettably superb bird. Order it up decadently dressed with honey hot sauce, sandwiched between a buttermilk biscuit, or served up with a cheddar waffle. It's even available in a Gluten Free option.
More than just fried chicken, Yardbird boasts a fork-dropping Lobster Mac & Cheese featuring a whole lobster and five artisanal cheeses, an elevated Steak Tartare complete with tater tots and caviar, and a show stopping Cheese & Charcuterie tower sure to be spotted during your next Instagram scroll. Embracing the L.A. region, exclusive dishes for this location include the Roasted ½ Bird, a lighter take on the dish’s fried counterpart.
Named one of ‘100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America,’ Yardbird’s unapologetically over-the-top weekend fête offers guests a grandiose spread of indulgences to choose from. A larger-than-life Cinnamon Roll comes dressed to impress with a silky layer of bourbon salted caramel, a Crab Cake Benedict slathered in a smoky bacon hollandaise, and Lemon Meringue Pie Pancakes quaffed with a cloud of toasted meringue. If your taste buds are attuned to more subtle notes, don’t miss the Ricotta Pistachio Toast drizzled with a blackberry balsamic or the Chia Power Bowl featuring their signature honey almond granola.
The perfect stop after an afternoon of shopping at the Beverly Center, Yardbird offers an extensive drink selection where bourbon is king. From small batch and experimental releases to exceptional, hard-to-find classics, their cocktail program has one of the country’s finest curated collections with more than 60 standouts.
Visit Yardbird Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 10 pm and Saturday through Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm. An exclusive To-Go lunch menu is available for takeout and delivery starting weekdays at 11 am.