In Shaker Square, Fire is a classic American restaurant with the kitchen as the focal point. Guests can sit at tables around the restaurant or at the counter height kitchen tables and be surrounded by the flurry of cooking and the charm of Fire�s 1929 space. With a combination of natural light, intimate seating and fresh floral accents, guests may never want to leave.
The specialty entr�es at Fire include crispy duck confit with sp�etzle and braised red cabbage, tandoori style chicken thighs with basmati rice and Indonesian vegetarian fried rice. Other menu items include pizza, wood fired meats and fish, soup and salad, farmstead cheese and artisanal meats.
We're regilars. The food is always first class and interesting. Management is always available and concerned. It's always a pleasure. Even the Parking Valets are friendly and greet yiu cordially,
both coming and going
Went there on a date having never been there before, so I was taking a risk. But it was a risk worth taking. Our waitress was attentive and friendly and provided a quality recommendation (pork chop). Date had the burger. The food was prepared to perfection and was delicious. The side dishes were great...not huge like some restaurants, but just the right amount. Good wine selection. Nice atmosphere. You sit close to other patrons, but I could not hear other conversations. I would definitely go again.
fire has great food good atmosphere -reservations a must
The menu offers great variety and unique offerings. I love the ambiance and always count on a delicious meal when I visit Fire. The wait staff is very attentive and I will keep going back whenever I visit Cleveland.
Been dining at fire for years. Despite the many nice additions to Cleveland's restaurant scene, fire remains one of my favorite place to eat. Great place to take guests because the menu accommodates so many different palates, including vegetarian and vegan.
Fire is s lovely space to sit on the outdoor and main area (with that big window) we were placed in a banquet room that felt like a nursing home dining hall) service was lousy with drinks delayed for 20' and order done incorrectly). Eggs for my son had to send back since not cooked.Not the fire experience that I have had with eating there dozen of times. Reluctant to go back with many options present. Hope fire reads this review and reflect.
We've come to fire before and always enjoyed the food and service. The food here is always at least 4 stars, with spot-on flavor profiles that are interesting and not boring "modern American". There's always a vegan option, where my husband knows he'll have no egg (he's a picky vegetarian). And unlike most places, the veg option is always tasty and not boring (So sick of eggplant!). The cocktails are alway spot on, and no one can every accuse them of skimping on the alcohol.
But this experience stood out in particular because our server Natalie was an absolute gem. We were meeting another couple, and they were suuuuper late. We thought we were getting stood up, but during the hour wait until the other couple showed, Natalie kept our drinks full with a smile and a joke. She was attentive when needed and stayed away when we didn't need her. We never felt rushed and never felt abandoned either. Perfect experience.
Fire is always great and one of our favorite restaurants in Cleveland.
We have eaten in my restaurants in the Cleveland metropolitan area over the years and have found Fire to be consistently excellent. The ambiance, food, and service are wonderful. Look forward to returning for another good meal.
Always wonderful food and service. Shrimp Fried rice, eggs, house bacon and grits were Devine.
Our adult children from out of state really enjoyed the food they ordered, but the time between ordering and being served was very long. When I asked our server about it, she apologized and explained the delay was because of a new menu that evening. I would think the kitchen staff would have had it down pat before serving it to patrons. The delay, however, allowed us to have a conversation because earlier diners cleared out and we could finally talk at our table and be heard. The noise level was such that I'd think twice before returning to Fire. We thought Chef Doug Katz added a special touch that his patrons obviously appreciate when he stopped to chat at each table. That's a thoughtful touch. But Fire is pricey and for the money I'd prefer to go to a quieter restaurant. But it was a special occasion and our children did enjoy the good food.
The brunch was delicious. I heartily recommend the Croque Madame. All staff were cordial and helpful. It started my new year off right.
Excellent Caesar salad accompanied with individual spoons of capers,egg, bacon, red onion. So darn delicious. Rib eye steak was phenomenal.... We do not eat too much beef so this was a real treat. Opah fish special was a little too rare for me but husband really enjoyed it. Great wine choices & yummy bread with olive oil. Waitress was very attentive and friendly smile.
The owner/chef visited every table and took personal interest in our experience. What a thoughtful touch.
Fire is very reliable -- the food, service, ambiance and noise level are always good. We took a Very Picky friend from out of town and she could find nothing to complain about -- which is a high recommendation!
Hands down, this is one of our family's top 3 restaurants in terms of food quality, service, and ambiance. With kids, the brunch selection is stellar. Just with adults, the entrees definitely do not disappoint. Whether you have gluten or dairy (or both) allergy, the staff, kitchen ceee, and chef will do their best to accommodate the diner's needs, without compromising the flavors and dining experience.
Consistently good meal; imperfections can occur anywhere but they should be infrequent and everything was great. Solid recommendations toward and away from some items by waiter and it was appreciated. There is a good reason why Doug Katz has a consistently busy restaurant...its consistently good!
The staff was excellent and efficient. the food and drinks were as good as ever.
My wife's duck, my chicken livers, and our shared Caesar Salad were all outstanding. After our early 5 PM dinner, we caught the latest Star Trek pic then returned for an after-movie drink at the bar. All of the staff served us well and made us feel very welcome. This was not our first Fire drill; we've enjoyed our experiences in the past and will continue to enjoy more in the future. May they live long and prosper.
Overall underwhelmed by the meal. The service was excellent! I enjoyed the chickpea fritters the best.
We sat outside, our waitress was so attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Delicious popovers and cheese plate to start, awesome cocktails, reasonably priced wine-- lovely time!