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“One of the best burger places in Cologne.”

The Bird In Cologne
Ranked #1,867 of 2,591 Restaurants in Cologne
Price range: US$9 - US$118
Cuisines: Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: WHAT'S THE DEAL? The Bird is a New York style bar & kitchen opens October in Cologne. We believe in serving the finest burgers and steaks possible by using all fresh ingredients. Our steaks come from corn and grain fed Black Angus beef exported by Iowa Beef Packers. The meat has been dry aged for a period of thirty days making the beef more tender and concentrating the flavor. Our burger meat is freshly ground daily from German beef, making the flavor of the burger irresistable, as long as you do not kill it by ordering well done. Our fries are hand cut from fresh potatoes daily as well. All of our sauces, salads and cheesecake are home made. With all the fresh ingredients available, why would we mess around with can-openers and frozen fries?? What you will get is a freshly made meal that will leave you satisfied, and us happy that you came! To wash down your meal, we have beers from California, Mexico, Germany and Belgium, or a nice cider. If you want something a bit stronger, you can enjoy our extensive bourbon, tequila and rum collection. If you arrive between 6-8pm, you should take advantage of our Angry Hour Special! So Yo! If you want a great meal at a fair price, New York size proportions and the same quality as our sister restaurant in Berlin, (also coincidently called The Bird) come on through. If you are a burger fan in Hamburg, you won't know what you are missing until you do!
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We had the BBQ burger and the vegetarian with goat cheese, both very good. Also the sweet potatoe fries and the Peter's Kölsch were tasty. There is also Craft Beer on the Menu, but I think a little too expensive as all drinks were.
Last but not least very friendly servce.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The Bird in Cologne was a superb burger bar we found near the Conti Hotel where we were staying.
A really cool modern interior with exposed brickwork,neon lighting,great decor and furnishings and plenty of seating options spread throughout this place.
On our holiday to Cologne we passed this place on numerous occasions and it was always busy so we decided to drop in on a Thursday evening.
We surprisingly got a table without reservation were a very pleasant member of staff took our order of a couple of beers while we checked out the menu.
My twin brother Stephen and I both opted to have a burger each ,I went for a ghetto deluxe burger while my brother went for Da Birdhouse burger,we also ordered one side of chips.
After a 15 minute wait our burgers arrived and what a treat.
My burger was superb,a juicy thick burger beautifully cooked with a generous filling and served between two fresh crispy buns made for a really tasty burger meal,my brother also loved his burger and all in all we could not fault this place in any way,great beer,superb meal,attentive service in a cool burger bar,what more could you ask for.
Don't get me wrong,these burgers are not cheap but they are quality,these are not your run of the mill McDonald's burgers but super tasty burgers made from fresh quality ingredients.
We moved on after our delicious meal and beer and for a first time visit we were very impressed with The Bird in Cologne.
The Bird in Cologne is really easy to locate by jumping the Ubahn or tram number to stop Rudolfplatz were you walk down Aachener Straße were you will find this burger bar.
Opening hours are;
Monday to Sunday,Midday till 1am.
A great burger bar and well worth checking out.

Thank Neil K
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I would like to give you a review about the food but since we didn‘t get any food, I can‘t.
We were a group of four and were willing to spend a decent amount of money at The Bird.
After sitting down, nobody came to our tiny table. They didn‘t even get our drink order.
We sat there for 30 mins until a waiter came around - but only because the place is narrow and small and he had to let somebody pass by. He looked at us. We waved. He said: „Hi“ We asked to place an order and he said: „My colleague will be with you soon“ and called for his colleague in a low voice, then laughed and left. Knowing that he could not have heard him in this loud environment, we had hoped he had told said colleague we were waiting at the table. We stayed for another 15 mins without even ordering drinks.
Considering the prices on the menue, you would expect to be able to get drinks. As a group of four on a Saturday night, we would have easily spent 200 € in total there. The Bird isn‘t the only burger place in Cologne but definetely the one with the lousiest service in the loudest surroundings. No matter what day of the week you go to a restaurant of this price level, your table should be waited no matter what.
There are various Burger places on and across the street from the Bird that greet and serve you the second you step a foot in them. Take your money somewhere else. Don‘t go to The Bird.

Thank Susanne L
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Philipp G, Geschäftsführer at The Bird In Cologne, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

By whom have you been served. By a service girl or boy?

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

The best burguer place in Colonia. The waiters (Samuel and Giovanni) are so nice!! They speak Spanish and made our stay warm and perfect. The meals are delicious. The treat is just great! We just left and we r looking forward coming back!!! I recomend any burguer and try the burn shoot!!! Thank you so so much!!!!! VIVA colonia!!!

Thank Fatima R
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Been to the Bird in Berlin few time had fab meal there every time. staff Friendly. so when we knew there was A Bird Cologne we booked a table big mistake. Got our table only German menu ask for English they could not fine one so got(Berlin as menu in 4 language) got new waiter who could chat in English. ordered our starter and main meal. 10 mins later our main came but no starter ask where it was he did not have any idea. Starter came 5 mins later.
Starter was piping hot but my partner meal was lukewarm.
how this was our last night in Cologne so not alot of euro left so we will pay on card but oh no they did not tell us there card reader was broken till we ask for the bill. So we was not happy having to use the only euro we had left. what would have happened if had no Euro with us sorry guys u let side down.

Thank StebearLeeds
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