Jermey Fox’s latest restaurant, Birdie G’s (named for his daughter and grandmother), is Fox’s take on murican comfort food. The menu is huge and should have something for everybody.
Birdie G’s is located in the self proclaimed “arts district west” and just a few hundred feet from the expo line’s bergamot station. The parking literally stinks here depending on how the wind blows; the restaurant is across the street from santa monica trash collection. If you can’t find parking on michigan ave, try 26th st.
Overall a solid meal with very friendly and attentive service. Willing to go back to try the sweetbreads jocko’s style, lamb, and the wood-grilled chicken.
summer tomatoes & burrata - fermented tomato vinaigrette, basil, capers & cantabrian anchovies
agree with @Omotesando this dish was a highlight, loved the double bang of umami with the anchovies and tomatoes.
sand dabs grenobloise - squash, brown butter, capers, lemon & croutons
generous portion of four filets and pretty good even though only one of the filets was cooked with a crispy crust.
dungeness crab & prawn cake - brentwood corn, creole sauce & scallion
this was delicious and the use of santa barbara spot prawns to give a nice snappy textural contrast was brilliant. the sauce tasted like a dark seafood gumbo and was balanced nicely by the sweet corn. highlight.
spicy tripe stew - pig trotter, crispy pig’s ear, chickpeas, tomato & pecorino
crispy and homey, not bad.
"world famous" rose petal pie - raspberry, strawberry, rose, hibiscus & pretzel crust
this was like a pretty flavorless ambrosia salad, the tastiest thing were the candied rose petals.
gettin jiggy wit it
sand dabs are now fried and there’s a new “figgy duck” on the menu.
sweet & sour beets, whipped chevre, horseradish & stonefruit-pecan "charoset"
a lot going on here (sweet, sour, creamy, spicy) but the whole thing was nicely balance. highlight. #justbeetit
sweetbreads “jocko’s style” wood grilled, with jus roli, radish & banyuls
i really liked the jus and the sweetbreads had a nice smoky flavor, but it was pretty rich and i had enough about halfway through.
steak & uni tartare, avocado, jalapeno, basil & white soy
i liked this better than the sweetbreads. pretty good, but didn’t taste much uni.
jeremiah’s wood-grilled chicken, tropical sauce
excellent and perfectly cooked and juicy. i didn’t realize this was a jerk chicken with a nice kick to it. the sweet-bright pineapple tropical sauce complemented the dark and spicy jerk rub perfectly. highlight of the night.
coconut-vanilla sorbet float, tapioca, meyer lemon granita, & a bottle of derr’s cream soda
2421 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404