"Food is our common ground,
a universal experience"

James Beard

Coming Fall 2019

The Chef Kenichi Tajima and his wife Keiko and Tastings NYC Bespoke Catering & Events Founder, Alexandra Morris are focusing on the neighborhood of East Harlem. This trio has moved Mountain Bird across the street to 2162 Second Avenue (the corner of 111th Street) to run this 48 seat French boutique spot The trinity of a good restaurant is FOOD, AMBIANCE and SERVICE. The whimsy of Chef Kenichi’s food when mixed with the affordable price and authentic atmosphere makes Mountain Bird a necessary part of East Harlem and to the city’s landscape. It is truly a savvy neighborhood find. Mountain Bird gets its name because the menu is all things fowl and poultry related and served in ingenious ways; such as the renowned Head-to-Toe tasting plate, Ostrich Tartare & Foie Gras Starter, Crispy Chicken Skin Duo coupled with a nice selection of Wines or Cocktails and Viennese Style Cakes for dessert.


Monday- Closed
Tuesday-Saturday 6pm-10pm
Sunday 5pm-9pm

Will be open for Saturday & Sunday Brunch soon!

Kenichi Tajima

Executive Chef


“Despite overwhelmingly positive reviews, Harlem’s Mountain Bird was forced to close in June 2014 because of landlord issues. (What else?) Fortunately, the small restaurant, operated by husband-and-wife team Keiko and Kenichi Tajima, has returned in a new space, at East Harlem’s Tastings Social. The fowl-centric, French-meets-Japanese-meets-American menu includes dishes like gizzard confit, a turkey burger topped with foie gras and a truffled mornay sauce, chicken schnitzel, and an extra-rich shrimp mac-n-cheese with lobster-bisque cream sauce.”

“Indulge in comfort food like the chicken duo with roasted breast and leg confit at poultry-centric restaurant Tastings Social Presents Mountain Bird.”