Introducing: Our Monthly Photo Contest


Each month we will award dinner for two with a cocktail receptionfor the best photo of your visit to the Whistling Bird – or feel free to get creative and represent the Bird in other locations, like on your vacation, and take a snapshot.

Email your photo submission to, or attach it as an inbox message at our Facebook page2 and you will automatically be entered. Alternatively, you can hashtag your photo on Instagram with #whistlingbirdmn

On the last Friday of each month, our judges will check out the photos that have been submitted and choose a winner. We will then contact the winner and post that photo on our blog here at the and share3 the link on Facebook.

Photos must be submitted before 12:00AM on the last Friday of each month to be considered for that month’s contest. So a photo submitted at 12:00AM or later on on the last Friday will be considered as submissions for the following month’s contest.

Best of luck and get snappin’!

– The Whistling Bird

[1]Total value will not exceed $60.00

[2] To enter the contest via Facebook, your photo must be messaged to us via our inbox. Otherwise we don’t have a way to contact you should you be our winner. Pages can’t directly message Facebook users unless contact is initiated by the user through a message.

[3] By submitting your photo, you grant The Whistling Bird rights to use your photo in our promotions – photo credit will be given.

Bayou at the Bird: A New Orleans/French Quarter Wine Dinner


Join us on March 12th at The Whistling Bird with guest speaker, Chris Griese, Director of World Class Wine, as we present Bayou at the Bird: A New Orleans/French Quarter Wine Dinner. Mr. Griese will pair featured wine selections with our five course meal as we transport those lucky enough to attend down to the bayou country and the delicious decadence of the Big Easy.

We are still finalizing the course offerings, but you can expect things like oysters, frog legs, gumbo, gator, and of course snapping turtle! For good measure we might even throw in a beef dish as well.

Don’t forget to RSVP as this event is limited to 60 guests! The cost per person is $65. Wine tasting will begin at 6PM, followed by dinner at 7PM.

Emailing or by calling (218) 741-5030 to make your reservation today!

Fall is in the air!

Pumpkins mean fall at The Whistling BirdThe recent weather has assured us that fall is here. Although it’s sad to pack up the grill, tongs and charcoal, it’s pretty exciting to know that carving pumpkins is just around the corner. Autumn is a season of hearty stews, wild game, hot cider, slow cooked meals, apple pie, and pumpkin spice. We are defiantly exited to bring you unique specials all season!

This too means its time to start thinking of the holidays; gifts, work parties, & gatherings with family and friends. Celebrate your holiday in the warm and inviting ambience of The Whistling Bird! Private dining is available for small gatherings or book the whole restaurant for larger groups. Special custom menus as well!

We also have gift cards available that would make the perfect holiday gift. And Oct 15th through Christmas Eve buy any $100 gift card for $75 just for signing up for our online newsletter (coming soon)!

The Whistling Bird in Gilbert, Minnesota, is back!

The Whistling Bird has been re-established and is open for business. With new ownership, we are beyond excited and proud to once again offer a taste of the Caribbean on the Iron Range for all of our friends, family and fanatics alike! Lip-smacking rum cocktails, jerk chicken, delicious pork bbq, it’s all happening!

Check out a recent post in the Duluth New Tribune that tells the tale!