Birt’s Bistro in Surprise AZ is Full of Surprises


Birt’s Bistro in Surprise AZ is full of Surprises.

Birt’s Bistro is a book store and gift shop that serves food, wine and serves occasional musical entertainment.

Birt’s Bistro is also affiliated with Benvilla that is a charitable organization that provides funds, care and support for the elderly, the disabled, children and families.

The restaurant has a sort of surprising  library feel to it.

I keep looking around for the card catalog.

All the books are only $1.00@

All the books are only $1.00@

They also offer outdoor dining.


I noticed that Birt’s Bistro has a 4.5 star average on TripAdvisor and on their website they introduce their formally trained Chef with impressive experience so I thought I’d give this place a try.


I decided on the Baja Grilled Chicken Salad.


After tasting my salad I got a surprise and got the impression the formally trained chef is no longer a part of the Birt’s Bistro team.

The white meat chicken on my salad was tasty but not technically perfect. Some of the strips of chicken were past dry and were crispy like toasted bread. The corn seemed like fresh grown but was far from the flame and didn’t get fire roasted as promised. Tortilla strips were also promised but they were the zero calorie kind and were invisible on my plate. The Birt’s Bistro pico de gallo was  unripe cardboard-like cubes of plain tomato. The menu said my dressing should have been creamy cilantro dressing. I can assure you that my dressing was creamy, it tasted sort of like thinned down mayonnaise. I believe the fresh cilantro was some sort of new variety that is white colored and flavorless. The honey wheat roll was fresh from a plastic bag and It paired well with the salad.

My husband tried the Steak Quesadilla.


There was a generous amount of  steak that was undeveloped in flavor in the quesadilla. This was not a surprise.

Burt’s Bistro in Surprise AZ is full of Surprises.

I should note again this all benefits charity so it’s going to a good cause.

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1/2 a Fork....OK at best

1/2 a Fork….It taste like retirement home food with all the life sucked out to me

Your experience may differ. Birt’s Bistro in Surprise AZ is Full of Surprises.

 The Forking Truth

The Forking Truth



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