fire food and drink
fire food and drink

fire food and drink

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.firefoodanddrink.com/
  • Phone: 2169213473
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Brunch Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 2:00 pm Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Please Note: Parties of 9 or more, please call the restaurant!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Douglas Katz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: fire does one-of-a-kind catering functions based on customer requests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Fire offers a private dining room accommodating up to 35 guests & is available lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch. Audio visual supplies & valet parking available on request.
  • Private Party Contact: Hillary Lyon 2169213473x148
  • Special Events: Please see our events page at: http://firefoodanddrink.com/category/events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Moreland
  • Public Transit: Shaker Square
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet daily
A word from fire food and drink
Red hot... just like the name, fire was smoking from the start. Owner-chef Douglas Katz hit a bull's-eye with this trendy American bistro. There are no gimmicks here. Just simple wood-fired cooking served in a hip urban space with sleek lines & an open kitchen. fire's staff is among the best in Cleveland!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
fire food and drink reviews from OpenTable diners
203 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (146)neighborhood gem (136)great for outdoor dining (121)special occasion (103)great for brunch (80)hot spot (61)good for groups (55)notable wine list (37)romantic (35)great for lunch (16)scenic view (15)vibrant bar scene (14)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (11)Show More
  • As good as always
    RebK1VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My sister chose Fire for her birthday celebration this year and I can honestly say we delighted with this choice. The seasonal soup was "vegetable soup"; not your ordinary vegetable soup, I must say! It had an Asian flair with delicate thinly sliced mushrooms, scallions and noodles with a rich beef broth. It was also deliciously spicey. My sister and I both had the hand rolled cavatelli with lobster; the lobster was so sweet and tender, perfectly prepared. Our other companion had the tandoori roasted rib eye, which is always perfectly prepared, she likes it rare. The service, even though it was a very busy room, was efficient and friendly, all servers work as a team. All in all, Fire remains one of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Loved our meal! The whole fish,branzino,amazing! Mussels,delish! The fresh bread is very important to me,warm and yummy. Pizza needed more eggplant and you guys brought us another that was just right!!!! Love your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence at fire
    diningmama
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I dine at fire regularly and it is always a treat. Firstly, the food is outstanding- from the appetizers to the desserts, everything is expertly prepared. On this past occasion I had the Karen's Caesar Salad to start- I love that they present unusual toppings on spoons on the side so you can add them to your salad as you desire, and the salmon with seasonal vegetables and fingerling potatoes, which was cooked to perfection. Dessert was the dark chocolate mousse- also delicious! Additionally, The service is top notch- always attentive without being pushy or intrusive. Finally, while eating at fire is not an inexpensive meal, the quality of the food, presentation and level of service warrant the prices. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch fantastic
    DDeelFire
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went to Fire for their brunch and were pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere food and service. The food was such a tasty treat. Our waiter was very helpful and very efficient. The hot bun we split and dipped in the carmalized gooey sauce. Then I opted for the french toast with almonds and apples, WOW it was so good. My companion had the pizza-egg dish and really loved it as well. I have to say I will be happy to return again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Brunch
    Meryl
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Though we had been to Fire before, this was our first brunch there. It was very hard to choose from among many great menu options. Our selections were totally delicious: creative and perfectly executed. The service was excellent. The coffee was also top notch. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food/chef
    Eyedrreviews
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our first time eating here-great experience! Local food w/farm to table concepts. Very fresh. Had mushroom salad & pork chop which were delish! Our server (david?) was awesome & made some great food & wine pairing suggestions. Had brownie & salted carmel ice cream w/bruleed banana-yum!! Chef katz even came around to tables to check on patrons (including us) in person. Genuine guy w/great talent who obviously is passionate about food! Thanks! Very impressive overall experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Living On A Past Reputation
    wearepennstate
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We enjoyed the restaurant when it first opened up. The past two visits were a major disappointment. Vastly overpriced for what you get. Salmon @ $34.00 was overcooked and dry. You might accept that at a wedding reception, not at an upscale restaurant. Staff is arrogant like they are still a major player on the dining scene. Sorry. Not in my books.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is always a treat to eat at Fire
    FloridavacationVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The staff make you feel welcome! The homemade soups are the best! Doug Katz the owner is always friendly and stops by every table to say hello and check on how his guests are enjoying their meals, etc.! We highly recommend Fire Food and Drink to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • desiring of the quality reviews
    myfamilyCLEfoodtour
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I am not a daring foodie but the rest of my family is willing to try most anything. When ever my Son comes home from NYC and our Daughter can join us for dinner we get reservations at different highly rated resturants around town. This weekend we had reservations at Fire. A somewhat limiting menu but all excellent quality. Would liked to have seen a couple healthy staple type entrees like a version of grilled chicken and vegetables to allow restricted diners like myself to still enjoy this location. My family foodies loved it. Also Nice appetizers and desserts. Overall a fun night out. would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crisolen
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Awesome FINE dining!!! Like plenty of people, my friends and I are all too busy with our lives.....stopping to breath and enjoy the day was very much appreciated at your restaurant. We enjoyed our brunch. The food was delicious. We don't get together much, but we hope to return for another BRUNCH very soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot in Shaker Square
    Shorty
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Nice menu and the food was great. It was one of those places though that sit you way too close to the next table and, overall, it was really loud for a nice restaurant. We'll go back though-don't skip dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to standard
    RJ31
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The noise level is too high and the tables are too close to really enjoy a special occasion i had planned my my family of 5. The food was good but the appetizers took a long time to arrive. Overall, the quality of the food was the stand out feature of my dining experience but I am not comfortable now dining with more than two people because of the table arrangement and noise level.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Brunch
    Gsfraba
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Food was great and as I remembered. Cocktails were well made. Service to our table was lackluster. Attention to detail was poor. The Staff we interacted with did not seem new, just not motivated towards excelling at customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    TommVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Very high end Sunday brunch. Lemon souffle pancakes are terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food as always.
    whammy2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went for our one year wedding anniversary. Had delicious soup and popovers for apps. The mushroom salad is the best salad we have ever had. It is our go to every time we are there. Husband got the duck confit and I got the lobster cavatelli. Perfection. Dessert was a hit. Our favorite east side restaurant hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For all tastes
    used2BpigVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Dining at Fire is always a special occasion. The dishes, all based on using local fresh ingredients as much as possible, often surprise by their inclusions. Even some vegan dishes, several always available, can tempt a meat-eater like me. Now that age has reduced my appetite, I was pleased to find two of the offerings available in a smaller serving as well as the standard size I used to devour. This seems to be standard with all their always changing seasonal menus. I'm always right to have left room for one of their many tempting desserts. Service is prompt but always conscius of some guests being slower eaters than others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    eluvsfire
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had a lovely dinner with great service. Be sure the try the french fries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Elliot
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Never had less than an exceptional meal at Fire. Although I'm not a vegan or a vegetarian I often go all-veggie at Fire because the kitchen does such creative excellent things with what's currently freshest. This time the arugula and mushroom salad was top notch. Strong flavors as promised in the bulger-stuffed zucchini; there was some spice I've not experienced outside of southern India! Matched well with fresh mizuno greens and creamed corn. My wife is the meat eater and loved her 4-ounce steak with blue cheese and "Karen's" Caesar. Finish up with terrific desserts. Need to come back more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • moooVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I think this is my favorite restaurant in Cleveland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fire does not disappoint
    BettyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I've eaten at Fire many times, and it's one of my favorite restaurants. The food is consistently excellent, with a menu that changes in interesting ways but retains its best offerings (the best pork chop in town). The servers are always helpful, friendly, and well-informed. On this visit, the kitchen seemed a little slower than usual, but that's a minor quibble about an overall wonderful dinner. People with dietary restrictions can eat here with confidence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tasty
    gustavo
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Tasty, eclectic food. Great melting of flavors. Portions should be a little larger for the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Dined here on a Monday night. First class foodie restaurant featuring imaginative menu, casual but very attractive and relaxing atmosphere, excellent service, and reasonable prices for its level. The setting in lively Shaker Square, is a plus. We particularly enjoyed seeing such a demographically-diverse team, both front of the house and back of the house, work together so smoothly and enthusiastically to produce an excellent dining experience. This is now our favorite area restaurant -- Cleveland at its best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Wonderful
    Richard49
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    How lucky this wonderful spot is within walking distance! One more meal; one more great evening. Fire is charming and comfortable. The staff is warm and welcoming and the wait staff is spot-on. When we thing about going out for dinner, this is our first choice…and has remained so for years.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shaker Square Favorite
    johnnythecookVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As a near West side resident who rarely finds a reason to eat outside my neighborhood it was nice to get reacquainted with a Shaker Sq. favorite. The food was wonderful, the service prompt, the wine list had some hidden gems, and we ran to a bunch of East Side friends we rarely see. So for my west siders, if you are going to travel east for dinner, try Fire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FOODIE'S DELIGHT!
    Naranjal
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We are new to Cleveland and live near to Shaker Square and have dined twice at Fire. The food on both visits was creative, beautifully presented and mouth watering delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful meal at Fire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    As always, our dinner at Fire was perfect. The food, the service, the patio, everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A real Gem
    Fireeater
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We love this restaurant. The food is interesting and excellent. The popovers and excellent Caesar salad are our repeat treats. Friendly atmosphere and welcoming crew make this our constant first choice for dining out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fire is exceptional!
    psmrVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent food, service and ambiance. Doug Katz is a superb host.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a HIT
    FOODIE4MeVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Ever changing soups - chilled watermelon, strawberry & almond was the BEST. Consistently great food! Good Job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a Solid Choice
    Nomad
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I have never been disappointed with a meal at Fire. Staff is among the best trained of any Cleveland restaurant. Menu has some good standbys as well as inventive choices. Don't hesitate to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fire remains fresh and wonderful
    food2mouthVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Doug Katz remains one of the best chefs in town. The lamb kaftan, newly added to the menu, was outstanding. Our server was excellent: attentive, informed and considerate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dinner
    Meryl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was one of our best dining experiences ever. The food and service were superb. The menu was extremely impressive, with many creative, seasonal items from which to choose. The items we ordered were all beyond excellent, with fantastic flavor and texture combinations. We hadn't been to Fire in a long time, having been distracted by all the new restaurants that have opened more recently, but we will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Thank you Fire for making our 25th Anniversary dinner perfect! It was a very pleasant surpirse to get the sparkling Proseco but then they also copmted our dessert! The food was OUTSTANDING and all of the servers couldn't have been nicer or more friendly! Can't wait to come back! Wish we lived closer and could come more often!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun nite out!
    foodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Four of us went to Fire to celebrate my husband's birthday. We sat outside - the service was wonderful and it was agreat night. Our friend's had not been to Fire before- so it was a nice treat for them. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One in our top 10
    Startwithdessert
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have eaten at Fire many times over the years and have never once been disappointed. The menu is always changing to fit the season and has something for everyone. The popovers are fantastic! I am a vegetarian and their menu offerings are better than most. When the weather is nice, it is special to sit outside and watch all that is going on in Shaker Square. The staff is especially attentive but never overbearing. They are happy to accommodate every wish if possible. We took some friends and they were absolutely impressed. You will not be disappointed in fact, you will wonder why you didn't go there sooner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fire food drink was good
    warren
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Fire food and drink was fine thank you now I have a vacaton coming. Up
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We got stuck by the open kitchen, had traffic all around us all evening, and could not hear the waitress, and that was NOT her fault--she was quite attentive and efficient. While the food was superb, I probably won't ask my husband to go to Fire again.
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  • Always excellent
    Doug
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Fire Food and Drink again showed us why it is our favorite. Food is delicious and innovative (like the cantaloupe and plum gazpacho, with a touch of jalapeño-flavors worked together beautifully). Our salads were fresh, with nice touches. We usually love their fish dishes and their cheeseburger is the best but tonight we were interested in their summer vegan dish. Now to make me want a vegan dish out means that the components sound good together and you trust the chef--too easy to make a bland vegan dish or one that throws a bunch of items together without much thought. It was excellent. And since it was our anniversary, we had desserts-both outstanding. And the waiter (Chris, I think) was just the right degree of attentive. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun at Fire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We love this local restaurant--pure class, from the service to the menu to the wine list. Prices are fair, flavors always interesting. Dessert menu lacked my favorites--cheesecake and lemon. But otherwise great. Lots of people even on a Sunday evening, making us feel we were at a "hot spot."
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Saturday brunch!
    JMKfromDFW
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was in town for a larger family event and wanted to squeeze one "special" meal for myself, hubby, and 4yr old before returning home. Chose Fire based on reviews and was not disappointed. We sat outside to enjoy the weather, but the interior looked nice and trendy (open room with white walls, refinished original wood floors, high ceilings). It probably gets loud on a busy night but it was not when I was there. Everything looked so good, we split 4 meals: Lemon soufflé pancakes, duck confit w/grits, oatmeal brûlée, eggs and potatoes. Everything was good but the pancakes were a standout. Yum!! I'd recommend this anytime. FYI- service was a tiny bit slow so don't go when hurried. Also, not a great kids place as there's no kids menu or crayons.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.