The Bluebird Restaurant should have it all. It's a charming location. You enter to find the nostaligia of an old fashioned soda fountain. The history is palpable. \r
The only problem with the Bluebird Restaurant is that the food is absolutely terrible. I mean, basically inedible. You would be hard pressed to find any restaurant in Utah with worse food. If the menu is in keeping with the history of the place (which seems hardly possible) then this is an example of holding on too tightly to the past. It's time to move on. \r
You know your experience at a restaurant is not going to be good when you ask the experienced waitress what her favorite item on the menu is and she gets a blank expression. She finally comes up with a cheezy starter that we might like, but can't recommend a single main course. It's not long before we understand why. By the time we leave the restaurant we have eaten about four bites of three courses. We spend most of the time there trying to dissect a sandwhich or marvel at the bizarre flavor of a meat-based dish. \r
It's time for Bluebird to create a menu that hearkens back to its roots without catering only to the elderly locals that inhabit its back tables. And for goodness sake, make the soda fountain actually work again. There is a revival of soda fountains going on and visitors would absolutely love it. I have high hopes that this lovely restaurant can turn things around. \r
By the way, anyone who says the food here is okay must be friends of the owners because no one that we saw enjoying food there would be young and savvy enough to operate a computer, let alone post a review.