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About Our Restaurant In the heart of Orangeville’s downtown core, a friendly, distinguished neighborhood restaurant; "Not Just Another Cafe". Our delicious, Italian specialties, designed with you in mind, share the lime light with our warm and charming atmosphere. The Bluebird Café and Grill brings a long tradition of using only the freshest, finest quality ingredients. All of our items are prepared in-house and fresh to order, whether you are dining with us or using our convenient Take-Out kitchen. We welcome you to our restaurant. We invite you to discover the Bluebird difference. We highly recommend making reservation prior to coming. We look forward to having you join us! With hospitality,
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been to Bluebird Cafe and Grill several times and they always on top of their game! Food is always excellent, service is always superb and the whole team Always delivers an outstanding experience! The owners Rick and Michelle are just wonderful people! Prices are...very reasonable. You have to make reservations well in advance as the restaurant is extremely popular. There are good reasons for that! Bravo !More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here in decades. Full marks for the staff who were all friendly and helpful. Food was hot off the grill, flavourful and reasonably priced. Our only disappointment was that the French onion soup sold out right before we ordered. We will have to...go back and try it soon.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 30, 2023

An absolutely fantastic evening. Our night started with Rick (owner) warmly escorting us to our chairs and taking our coats, making us feel welcome and appreciated. He showed a real interest during conversation, and was very warm and extremely courteous to us both. Being british,...I have been fortunate enough to have eaten in a few very nice restaurants, all over Europe, and Rick easily compares to the best standard of maitre d' that they offered. We were then looked after by one of the Bluebirds team named Skyler, who to be quite honest, was a complete gem. She happily listened to every question, giving concise information and also recommending items that ended up not only being delicious, but something that we will happily add to our meal going forward. Skyler was attentative, but not overbearing like some restaurants, where you can barely take a mouthful of food before being asked how your meal is. This shows she is observant of all the patrons, and chooses her time to provide a better meal experience when it actually appropriate. She deserves top marks. The arrival of my meal was a joy to all my working senses, it smelled so good, looked absolutely incredible, and tasted mouth-wateringly delicious, showing the quality and care put into your meal by the chef team, who obviously know they are appreciated by the completely empty plates that return to the kitchen once the meal is over. The starter and entree were perfectly timed and spaced for us both, making sure we didn't feel rushed, but also not taking forever in between coursed. On hearing it was our anniversary, we were sent two complimentary glasses of bubbly, these are the touches that make a restaurant, not good, but great. My entree consisted of a 12oz striploin cooked medium rare, which arrived cooked to perfection. We have been coming to this restaurant since 2019, when Michelle and Rick Arsenault took over the ownership of the name. Please note that any reviews before April 2019 are the previous owners, who in my opinion were not great. Rick and Michelle on the other hand have turned this business into a warm, friendly place, where you actually feel like family. They are an asset to Orangeville, and long may they be here to add quality and friendship to this town Ross and MJ Macpherson Catzvp2@gmail.comMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings Ross and MJ, WOW. Your feedback leaves us absolutely speechless and quite literally gives us goosebumps. The praise you have extended our team means more to us than we can even being to tell you. We have an amazing family working along side us...More

Reviewed December 16, 2023 via mobile

Service is top notch. An incredibly busy restaurant. It was full and this was early in the evening. I could also see that take out orders were also happening. We made reservations and had to book two weeks out! ( It is December party time)...The food is delicious, served hot and adequate portion sizes. A variety of interesting items on the menu at different price points, something for everyone. In addition to their regular menu there are a variety of specials from which to choose. The French Onion Soup was very flavourful. Sizzling mushrooms were amazing with feta cheese, caramelized onions and an aromatic mix of herbs. The chicken dishes, one with a lemon sauce and the other with a rose sauce and shrimp were equally enjoyed. Tender crisp stir fried veggies and roasted mini potatoes rounded off the main course beautifully. We will definitely be back. As for the noise as others have mentioned, we found it comfortable at our table (close to the back). Parking is easy nearby. Don’t miss out, this is a must try!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2023

Greetings Saucysavory, We appreciate your feedback so very much! Thank you! We look forward to sharing your wonderful words with our hospitality and culinary teams. We are so grateful to be busy, our team works so hard to keep our home full. You made some...More

Reviewed October 29, 2023

We selected Bluebird because we four friends wanted to enjoy delicious food and catch up on our family news. Each of us had a different Italian dish and we were all pleased. Service was efficient. No loud music was blaring, making conversation impossible. The only...downside was tables too close together and loud conversation. Perhaps rather than have an early lunch, next time we'll opt for a late afternoon meal and avoid t he lunch time regulars.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2023

Greetings 447gaill, Thank you so much for joining us with your friends for lunch! We know how important it is to catch up with friends and we appreciate being your dining choice! We apologize you found it a bit noisy, we are a rather small...More

Reviewed October 27, 2023 via mobile

The staff here truly make you feel like you belong. The food was fantastic, is made from scratch and to order. The atmosphere was perfect for lunch with a friend, friends, or a date. Portion sizes were generous, menus selection was fun and original. Well...done! Can’t wait to return.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2023

Good day JaxxnJean, Wow! We are truly humbled and overwhelmed by your compliments. We cannot tell you what it means to receive such praise from someone who is familiar with the industry. Thank you so much! We are definitely looking forward to sharing this with...More

Reviewed October 27, 2023

This restaurant has so much going for it but the deafening noise is just unbearable. The management needs to add some soft furnishing into the decor to help absorb the noise. Our waitress had to literally yell at us and even then it was hard...to hear her. She apologized and laughed saying the staff all feel like they are yelling at the dinners…but they are because it’s necessary. There are a few partitions that could have tapestries or rugs or drapes hung to help with the noise level. It really did ruin our lunch which is unfortunate as the service was good, the food was good and the prices fair. We were there on a Tuesday, so mid week at 1 o’clock, it was busy, which is always a good sign and the staff were very good at handling the crowd but the noise level was so uncomfortable we won’t likely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2023

Hello wedecorate, We are very disappointed to hear that although you enjoyed your meals and service, the noise was too uncomfortable for you. We are terribly sorry. As you know, we are small but also a very busy restaurant at most times but there are...More

Reviewed September 22, 2023

I cannot say enough good things about Bluebird. My husband and I went there for the first time last night and the food was out of this world. Just when you think things can’t get better their staff is absolutely exceptional. Sabrina went above and...beyond to make our meal enjoyable and Rick the owner went out of his way to come by and chat up our table. Both made us feel extremely special and I can confidently say we have found our new date spot! Thank you Bluebird staff !More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2023

Greetings amykW6357MS, First and foremost, thank you for putting your confidence in us to try us for the first time, that means so much to us! We cannot wait to share this with Sabrina and our team. We are very grateful to have Sabrina a...More

Reviewed August 14, 2023 via mobile

This restaurant never fails to please. Owners Rick and Michelle are so friendly as well the entire staff. The food at this restaurant is absolutely top notch . Always prepared fresh and using local ingredients where they can . We have never had a bad...experience here and it is our favourite go to for our choice of dining out . Reservations are highly recommended and can easily be done online. Good ambience and welcoming atmosphere. Attentive staff .More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2023

Good day O4508FBsusanm, WOW thank you for this incredibly wonderful praise you have extended us. We are honoured to be on the receiving end of it. It means so much to us to hear how much you enjoyed and we are super pumped to be...More

Reviewed August 13, 2023

We stopped because we were in town for a wedding …the restaurant is beautiful ,and was very busy ..the service here is top notch .extremely friendly and efficiently run …the owners take time to visit and chat …10 out of 10 ! For this family...run restaurant!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2023

Dearest K3992IXmarieb, We are so happy that a lovely wedding celebration brought you into see us! It was so great to meet you both and chat with you for a short while. We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed your whole experience....More

Reviewed July 26, 2023 via mobile

We stopped for dinner on our way home from a two week holiday. In spite of the fact that we had been dining out for our trip, this meal stood out. The service was amazing - everyone who served us made the experience positive and...wonderful. The owner came out to chat with everyone and make sure they were happy. The menu has a lot of interesting dishes and the food is delicious! So flavourful and fresh - the passion for making good food come through in every bite. Thank you so much!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2023

Greetings Navigate07688816235, First of all, we hope you had a wonderful holiday. We are so happy to hear that after 2 weeks of dining out, we still stood out to you. Feedback like this truly means so much to our team. We are very lucky...More

Reviewed July 18, 2023

We haven't got out much since 2019 but we decided to go to the Bluebird in O'ville for lunch today. Our server, Denise, was terrific. We only ordered two things and they were both great. A very enjoyable experience. Compliments to the whole team at...the Bluebird.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2023

Good day kenrU4470JD, We are so glad you made a visit into see us today and it was an enjoyable experience after such time. We appreciate your kind words so much and look forward to sharing this wonderful feedback with Denise. She is a true...More

Reviewed July 7, 2023

Staying with friend in Orangeville, we always dine at the Bluebird when visiting from Liverpool, England. Changed owners since last visit, but food as good if not better than ever. As the food is freshly prepared to order, I was able to order the fettuccini...chicken primavera without the sun dried tomatoes, and with penne instead of fettuccine. The stir fried vegetables were delicious and perfectly cooked. One of the best pasta dishes I have ever tasted- and we holiday in Italy frequently. My bluebird cocktail was lovely, and topped off with the tasty dessert of banana in filo pastry served with ice cream. Visited with my husband (who thoroughly enjoyed his seafood cannelloni, stuffed with sea food), our daughter and our friend who were all very impressed with their food and the service. Our server, Melody, is a credit to the restaurant. Friendly and helpful, not to mention amusing. If only we didn’t live 3,000 miles away, I would be here every week.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2023

Greetings lynneybell, We are incredibly grateful for this fantastic feedback! Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. We are very humbled to be on the receiving end of such high praise. We are honoured you came back to see us during...More

Reviewed July 2, 2023

Whenever we are in Orangeville we always make it a point to go to the Bluebird. It is always a great evening out with excellent food and excellent service. If you love mussels, you really need to try them with the sauce which is heavenly....Pasta with scallops is also one of my favourites. I can also recommend the sizzling mushrooms as well. I think pretty much anything you chose will make you very happy. Oh and DON'T skip dessert! Jessica was our server and was as pleasant as could be. Rick stops by every table to greet guests and when he found out we are from Ottawa, he recommended a place which we knew about here but had never visited. He even texted the owner, whom he knows, to find out about vegetarian options for my husband. The atmosphere, service and food is second to none at the Bluebird and we will never miss a visit there whenever we return. Thanks Jessica, for making our evening so enjoyable!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2023

Greetings Janet 1949, We appreciate your feedback and continued support when you come to Orangeville. To extend us the term "perfect" means everything to us. We are so happy to hear we exceeded your expectations and delivered exceptional food and service. You did make some...More

Reviewed May 28, 2023

A pleasant dining room all in blue (no actual bluebirds, though). Muted music, the only television a long way away at the bar. Right from the front door, they make you feel welcome and except when the lunch rush gets very busy, they follow through....The poor staff! Run off their feet, at one point I noticed three servers and the owners all in motion. So this is not a "quick lunch" place. They have a rotating daily soup, and today we hit them on apple and brie soup day. And we were so glad to have ordered it. Easily the best soup we've had this year. My friend had the crepes and I had a Florence pizza. The pizza was cooked to order and took some time coming (I think their oven was triple-booked) but it was well worth the wait, very tasty. We were too full for dessert. So, you have to drive to Orangeville to get a decent lunch. These places are few and far between in Ontario, make the trip!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Rick Arsenault, Owner at Bluebird Cafe & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2023

Greetings 599Angela, First and foremost thank you for taking the time to post your review on your lunch experience with us. We value all the feedback we receive to help better our guests experience and continue to provide 5 star visits. We are so thrilled...More

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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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