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Bird & Jim

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Modern mountain dining from an ingredient-driven kitchen--skratch kitchen lead by Executive Chef Thomas Newsted
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Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Midday Menu: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM+ Happy Hour Drinks

Dinner Daily: 4:00 PM - Close

Sunday: Brunch & Lunch 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day



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Thank you for dining with us! 

We are proud to be locally owned.

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At Bird & Jim, we are defining Colorado cuisine with our ever-evolving seasonal and ingredient-driven menus sourced from the Front Range of Colorado and beyond.  Our menus are influenced by our seasons and artisan approach to cooking.  Our philosophy revolves around real food, fresh ingredients, local, sustainable, and healthy eating. To provide this experience whenever possible we proudly source from local farms and ranchers from Estes Park, Drake, Kersey and Hygiene Colorado. 



Our philosophy of sourcing quality sustainable food carries over to wine--small farmers, organic, sustainable, biodynamic, are just as important to our wine selection as to our ingredients. Our sommelier personally selects every bottle for Bird & Jim's extensive wine list. 


The bar team at Bird & Jim is excited to bring you handcrafted cocktails using fresh ingredients. Our cocktails are thoughtfully concocted by our expert team resulting in unique libations. Bird & Jim's team is driven by an innate sense of hospitality with a passion for creating a memorable experience. Join us in a beautifully designed bar near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park.  


Commitment to the community is crucial to Bird & Jim.  We are bringing people on a new culinary experience with every visit, educating people about what they are eating, creating a full calendar of community events including pairing dinners, festive events, supporting local nonprofits. Bird & Jim is uniting our community through food, fun, and knowledge. 


Who are we?

Birds of a Feather Flock Together. In September 2016, seeking a place to spread her wings and start her own restaurant, Melissa Strong had the opportunity to purchase the former Sundeck Restaurant. Working with local architects and contractors to renovate dreams come fruition, creating the space for Bird & Jim.  Melissa and John had been friends for years.  Melissa always said she would call John when she was making moves and the partnership came to be.  After a few meetings and a lot of dedication and hard work Bird & Jim is here for you.

Catering & Large Parties

Let Bird & Jim bring our fresh, seasonal, quality food to your table, making your special event outstanding. We offer several different catering options. If possible we are happy to host your dinners at Bird & Jim.  If our available times and space constraints do not work for you, we have created the Nest Above a private event room located across the street.


At Bird & Jim, we celebrate our beautiful mountain town and its history through Isabella Bird’s and Mountain Jim’s pioneer, nonconforming, mountain-loving spirit, the same spirit that brought us all to Estes Park! Read Their Story.

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Gallery & Press

This gallery represents seven years of Bird & Jim's culinary delights, cocktails and wines. Please note that not all items seen in the gallery are available today but our consistantly outstanding quality menu and beverage selection are here for your experience.  Thank you for visiting kindly.

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