Despite overwhelmingly positive reviews, Harlem’s Mountain Bird was forced to close in June of 2014 because of landlord issues. (What else?) Fortunately, the small restaurant, operated by husband-and-wife team Keiko and Kenichi Tajima, is reopening at East Harlem’s Tastings Social on September 1.
The fowl-centric, French-meets-Japanese-meets-American menu includes dishes like gizzard confit, a turkey burger topped with foie gras and truffle-mornay sauce, chicken schnitzel, and an extra-rich shrimp mac-and-cheese with lobster-bisque cream sauce. Better yet: No item exceeds $30, and most are under $20. You can also look forward to the launch of brunch on September 13, which will include intense offerings like French toast with chicken sausage. But first, take a look at a few of the dinner dishes:
Mountain Bird, 251 East 110th Street, (212) 281-5752