Back in late October, a 19-seat French restaurant called Mountain Bird opened in Central Harlem specializing in poultry of all sorts. A trusted tipster that lives in the neighborhood sends word that this restaurant, which flew under most people's radars (including Eater's), is quietly killing it on 145th Street. Mountain Bird currently has a sterling five-star rating on Yelp, and great buzz on Foursquare. Chef Kenichi Tajima, studied at the acclaimed Tsuji Cooking School in Tokyo and he worked with people like François Payard and Philippe Bertineau before getting into the catering game and opening Mountain Bird. Owner Alexandra Morris recently told DNAinfo: "We wanted to make it like a small shop that you discover when you are driving through Europe...We knew we were taking a risk but we wanted to try."
Check out the Mountain Bird menu below, and do send any early reports our way.
231 West 145 St., Harlem
Now open for dinner and brunch.