Lady Bird and Mess Hall Restaurant Review


I had been tracking the progress of this cute restaurant walking the beltline week after week and excited to see this campfire foodery finally open in Old 4th Ward. I thought this would be a great place to catch up with our friends Brian and Katie, it had been awhile since we last saw each other. Glad we caught up and glad we did it here!!

The atmosphere is cozy with the dim lighting and the screened in porches feel like you are at a friends vacation house eating and drinking. They also have shufflepuck which is so fun to play and brings me back to my Florida days. 




We first ordered the Hot Mushroom Skillet. It was a nice small plate with great mushroom, thyme, wine, and butter flavors. It was served with a toasted egg on top and toast to soak up the sauce.




Next, the picnic basket with assorted meats and cheeses from The Spotted Trotter. The meat and cheese selection is constantly changing, but would like to think they are always just as good. 




I haven't had Navajo Bread a lot but every time I have had it, it has been delicious. It is so soft and airy it just melts in your mouth, it is very similar to a sopapillo. The bread was topped with Benton's ham, honey, cilantro, and black pepper, a nice savory sweet combination. 




We ordered the Spatchcock Chicken also to share and to me this was the highlight. This chicken was so moist and bursting with flavor. The chicken was seasoned with Mexican spices and peppers topped with cilantro and fresh lime. The chicken came with flour tortillas, patatas bravas, slaw, and two salsas; a roja and verde. I would like to try more of their "campfire" items especially their shellfish roast.

I am excited to go back on a nice spring day, enjoy the patio, view of the beltline and try more fun food. Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall is great addition to the restaurant scene in O4W. 

Tip - There is a big parking lot adjacent to Ladybird for its' patrons.

Price Range -  $10 Double Stack Burger - $44 for Two Whole Grilled NC Trout



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