Fire

Fire

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thefirerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8638755544
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Late Night menu available 10:00pm-close
    (7 Days a Week)
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Brett Hill
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer party platters for pick up only. Our platter menu includes salads with our house-made dressings, wings, sliders, gourmet sandwiches or any special requests a guest may have.
  • Entertainment: Our entertainment is forever changing. Please friend us on facebook.com/thefirerestaurant or check out our website at www.thefirerestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: There are several stops in the downtown Winter Haven area.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is "on street parking' in front of the building. There is also a public parking garage just 1 block down at the corner of Ave A and Third St NW
A word from Fire
Come join us at Fire in downtown Winter Haven and enjoy a casual dining experience featuring chef driven menus, angus beef, burgers, steaks, fresh seafood, wings and salads- full service bar indoor and outdoor with live entertainment on the patio every weekend, weather permiting. Also check out our location in downtown Auburndale.
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Fire reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (4)romantic (3)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Mmmmm.....good!!!
    Tacyann
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was a very exciting find!!! The food was great and service was fantastic!!!! Fairly priced for the portions that you get. We will be back for more!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We met old friends there for dinner. We live near Clearwater and they were visiting Orlando. We were more interested in catching-up than the food but it was just OK. I thought the prices were fair (not too expensive) but my husband's salmon (he said) was terrible. I had a New York strip but elected not to have all the "stuff" on it. I like my steak plain. It was cooked just right and was good but not great. Salads were ice cold, which is important to me. We didn't ask our friends how their food was, but no one was raving about it. I would say if we were ever in Winter Haven again, (unlikely) we might give it another try.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late Sumer Night
    ufmark79
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I'm glad they were open late, everything was good. It was slow on a rainy summer night. I'll go back and get more adventurous in my ordering.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    rebecca
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great steaks cooked perfectly at a great price and good strong drinks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 35 reviews are from the Fire reviews archive.
  • jeffro
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Was a great time by all. I saw everyone having a great time. The waitress outback was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific dining experience
    Mark4DiningVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Dined at Fire on Saturday, April 12th with seven others in my party. Try the flatbread with figs and bacon as an appetizer - excellent! My ribeye was cooked perfectly and was served over a bed of corn. The service was attentive but not overwhelming. Was disappointed the chef did not come out to meet and greet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    RelaxingTimeForAll
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Good service, good food and good ambiance. Overall nice restaurant. Live music on Saturday nights starting at 8:00.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beverages
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The Margaritas were not very good and the Chardonnay tasted bland. Otherwise, food and service were quite good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual! Staff were
    Robyn
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great as usual! Staff were helpful and courteous at all times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    kellygirl6872
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Was visiting the Bartow area and wanted a nice place for dinner. What a find! The food was amazing and not what you would expect at first glance. Everything was expertly prepared! We ordered the fried mushroom appetizer and were so surprised when it came. I expected white mushrooms and was stunned with delicious portabello "planks". Everything was delicious! If I come back to the area I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Valentines Day dinner
    Skip
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my Valentine to Fire and we both loved it. She has an issue with fish but she had plenty of choices. She likes the mack and cheese side and the steaks. It was as good as I could have hoped for. We will continue to enjoy special dinners there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing burgers
    Lauren
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I both ordered burgers for our meals. They were cooked to order and delicious. We tried the truffle macaroni & cheese as well. All of the food was incredible. Since it was Valentine's Day, we expected the restaurant to be crowded. It was certainly that. The servers seemed to be a bit overwhelmed but that was understandable - there were parties of 10+ all around us. There was a harpist playing music on the front stage which was lovely. We were seated in the very back so we couldn't hear it very well but it was a smart musical choice for a "romantic" evening. We are looking forward to going back soon to try the wings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Active Location
    BigE
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    While the food is good, the real charm is the bar. A live band keeps the activity vibrant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Sammie
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Great place to eat, spend time with family/friends without a lot of background noise.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NEW YEARS EVE
    MIKE
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    WE WERE THERE FOR NEW YEARS, AND IT WAS A HOOT! THE BAND WAS GREAT. I LIKE A STRONG DRINK AND THEY DONT FREE POUR. OTHER THAN THAT....FANDAMTASTIC!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, but....
    Jeri
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food and service were great, but the music was too loud even though we were as far away from it as possible. Band was not particularly good, and the high ceilings tend to echo, so this really impacted our enjoyment of the evening. The singer was supposed to be doing Frank Sinatra, but did a variety of "oldies", all of which would have been better at a lower level. Will go back, but only on evenings with no "live entertainment".
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We found Fire on open table
    EnjoyFoodBizAndPleasureVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We found Fire on open table while visiting my parents from out-of-town with our 4-yr-old. We went for a last minute, early New Year's Eve celebration. The Chef's and his wife's hospitality management credentials really showed with a well-run, organized, independent restaurant. We were greeted professionally, seated right away, and had great service all evening. Everyone in the place was enjoying the Sinatra night tunes and the wonderful food. The menu was excellent but we all went with the prix fixe dinner for two, which included a premium 7-oz filet and succulent, fresh lobster tail. The presentation was well planned and executed. Chef or someone was reviewing plates, because they all looked perfect. Delicious sauce. &warm lava cake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening - didn't
    Robyn
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Excellent evening - didn't realize they could do better than Fire in Auburndale but the atmosphere is better, food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a Pleasant Dinner
    Erin
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    Very nice menu selection and the food is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find!
    powpac
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    A friend & I just stopped in for lunch while shopping in the area & it was so good that we brought our husbands back for dinner a few days later. Everyone was pleased with their entrees--one had a sirloin steak, one had broiled shrimp and two of us had the beef medallions. We all really enjoyed our meals. Would have loved to try the loaded potato soup but were afraid we wouldn't be able to finish our entrees if we had the soup beforehand. Will definitely be back and are so pleased that Fire takes reservations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, friendly staff
    TracyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    My wife and I had a good experience and will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous mahi mahi
    Firsttimer
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Had the blackened mahi and risotto and it was delicious. Highly recommend. The $15 bottle of wine never disappoints. Need to keep this "fire" going. They also have fantastic burgers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment.
    LuvtoeatoutVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Wasn't expecting a loud, noisy bar. Inexperienced staff didn't help. Food came out while we were eating our appetizers. Never got my coffee until after we finished dessert. Food was fair but I would never go back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Part of 10!
    Saavydiner
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We had a party of 10 for a 70th bday and the service was spot on. All the food ordered, pork chop, steak, tuna salad, and appetizers were excellent. The only complaint we could find is with the butterflied shrimp and when it came out it was fried and small, not what we expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing this time...
    Victor
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Would normally rave about Fire, but disappointed this time. Went with a group of friends, and service was good, but food was not as ordered and waitress seemed unprepared to address a complaint.... Meals were great, just seemed several servers that served us were inexperienced. Have had great meals in the past, so not enough to keep us away, hope next time is better....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Driving through and found Fire on Open Table. Great lunch
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service, good
    TracyVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Good food, good service, good prices, and good atmosphere. I will return to Fire.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    uncarich
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    The menu while not extensive offers something for everyone without breaking the bank. Good steaks with a twist on flavor and excellent burgers and fish entrees. A little noisy but it goes with this type of casual dining scene. Plenty of very helpful waitstaff eager to arrange your meal your way. Cheerful and attentive in their demeanor they help make Fire a winner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Already responded
    jimmy
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    I already responded to the warm wine and no fish on the night of our reservation. I can't say I was overwhelmed by the response I received so as a result I doubt whether any of my party will return to your establishment. Thank you and good luck
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  • Great Food
    SLynnc
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We have eaten at Fire in Winter Haven twice in the past month for dinner. Both times the food was excellent. We will definitely e back. We enjoy casual dining and highly recommend Fire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent! Thrilled to have
    francesca123
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Excellent! Thrilled to have a neighborhood restaurant of such quality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers!
    TravelforworkVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    Ate here for lunch, had the mushroom and swiss burger and sweet potato fries. Best burger I've had in a long time. Service good too. I'll def be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant
    WMBR
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    An evening enjoyed with very good food and a server who was service orientated. We as two older couples had a great time over dinner and then later a drink out the the open area. "Fire" made our evening as a first time customer.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy downtown restaurant
    cessnagirl
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Terrific food and lots of it! Our server was friendly, prompt and got our orders right. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not Great, Server
    Eddie
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Good but not Great, Server not real friendly, not rude but would not ask for her...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I think the restaurant is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    I think the restaurant is great. We just moved to Winter Haven from Cincinnati. Cincinnati is full of unique restaurants So we were greatful to find a place that feels confortable, good service and a great value. And I love to eat outside. I always feel like on vacation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waitress was nice, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    The waitress was nice, but did not even offer to do anything about my very under cooked steak. I even asked in advance about how they were cooked to make sure I ordered it correctly. Fried mushrooms made a nice app. and the wings were average. A real steak place would have nothing to worry about, but for an open style place with a bar, it was nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The food was good but not delicious but the service was excellent. We sat outside which was nice but there was no entertainment unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great new addition to Downtown WH
    DGPayne02VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The newest restaurant addition to Winter Haven's downtown is a welcome addition. The restaurant was packed and very vibrant. The food was tasty and hot when brought to the table even though a party of 20 had ordered before us. Try the fried pickles -the appetizer is big enough to feed 4 for only 6 bucks and change!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic