Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gainesville

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is located in Virginia Gateway near Regal Cinemas in the Promedade. We offer authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 4-7PM and Saturday - Sunday 1PM - 5PM at the FIREBAR® or on the patio. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Enjoy seasonally inspired, scratch prepared lunch and dinner features for Valentine's Day. (Regular menu also available)

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 520 People Are Saying
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CS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going there since it opened. Great food, great service, and the VERY BEST staff and servers in town! Don't miss having lunch or dinner at Firebirds.

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SA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was so crowded with noisy businessmen that it was difficult to carry on a conversation. My husband’s steak was very tough and full of grissle. Not sure it was worth the money.

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ST
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best beef tenderloin steaks in the area. Wine Down Monday is awesome - half priced wine by the glass and bottle.

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g
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good quality and service. I had the bacon wrapped filet with blue cheese and mushrooms, my wife had the salmon, both were done to perfection. Perfection comes with a price.

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JN
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great service. We’ve been here before and every time we get the prime rib it’s always great however this night we thought we would try a few steaks. We should have stayed with the prime rib the steaks were terrible my wife had the Fillet and I had the Aged Ribeye. I’m assuming it was just a bad night for the cuts of meats they had to choose from. Hopefully!

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PE
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just okay.

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. I thought the prices were higher than they should have been.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my brothers birthday dinner here and was pleased. Our Server Kirsten was very attentive and gave a great recommendation on the chicken pasta. My favorite, she came often to refill our drinks.

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Nikkie was the best!!!! We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was great this time. Although, I have to say that I have been there many times, and, generally speaking, the service is above average, but not to the level that you would expect for the type of restaurant and cost of food. But, overall, I would give them a very good with some outliers.

Food was very good too. I was happy with everything we ordered. I'm generally happy with everything we order.

The atmosphere is great. Nice restaurant and nice bar area. Nice outdoor area for summer and fall dining. It can get crowded, so come before six on weekends if you want a chance of eating before six. Otherwise, make a reservation.

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RR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my anniversary with my wife. Service was excellent, food was good. A+ all around.

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WW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seated on time as the reservation, great filets, excellent service, friendly staff.

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MJ
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have the pepper-encrusted steak, ordered rare. Tasty and a real lunchtime value. Wife had pineapple chicken and it was very good as well. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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GP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great, bar service great, our waitress was so-so at best.

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KE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firebirds was great for my NYE date night! The food and drinks came quickly and everything tasted great. The restaurant was packed given the occasion, but the staff was more than accommodating. The noise level was high, but when I usually come, it's quiet and perfect for intimate conversations and lunch/dinner. Firebirds is one of my favorites. Highly recommend.

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BP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed at Firebirds - my husband says that the prime rib is the best!!

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GS
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and drink were outstanding overall. Our server was very efficient and personable.

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LG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food fantastic service fantastic atmosphere fantastic location

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Jason was a very attentive waiter with great menu recommendations based on taste not price. The deviled eggs are a must!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing

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WD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were seven of us. We enjoyed the excellent service provided by Patrick, our waiter. This was the first time any of us had been to Firebirds. He answered all of our questions about the menu choices and he, along with the support crew, provided excellent service during and after the meal. All of the food was excellent, with the exception of the lobster ordered by my dad. It is his favorite meal, but his lobster had been coated with a sauce before cooking on the wood grill. It's taste was not what he expected since lobster is usually prepared by steaming or broiling. That was the only blemish on a wonder dining experience.

When we were first seated Patrick asked if we were there to celebrate a special occasion. We told him we were celebrating the birthdays of two in our party. When the meal was over we were pleasantly surprised to have two delicious deserts and birthday cards, signed by many of the employees, delivered to those having a birthday.

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PL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had the seared tuna spinach salad. The tuna was cooked perfectly and tasted oh so good. The greens were good as well. Loved the green goddess dressing. Our waitress was very attentive and informative. Overall a pleasant lunch.

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t
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

everything was very good, service was excellent. The ribs and prime rib were very tasty

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AT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I like Firebird's for all the reasons I checked above, and even though we live in Marshall, getting there is no problem because we found another way to get there other than Route 29. I have been to Firebird's more than once. I came with my partner's family, friends, and with a club I belong too. Each experience has been good, and I will continue to come here.

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FP
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service every time we come

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AM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

As always the food was excellent however they either overbooked for Christmas Eve or were understaffed. We did not see our waiter again for quite sometime. In addition we received bread at the end of our meal, we asked for bread three times throughout. In addition, we asked for water several times, we did not receive a cooler for our wine for over 30 minutes and it had already warmed so a little disappointed. I understand it was a holiday but something went wrong with this visit.

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We’ve had our family Christmas Eve Dinner here the last 7 years. This was the first time we were very disappointed. Two of the steaks came out raw, but were ordered medium. Mistakes happen, so we sent them back to be cooked a little longer. They came back rare, at best. My son ate his, but my wife picked at it. I quietly pointed it out to the waitress who said she would get a manager. A manager never showed. Unfortunately, we’ll have to find a new place for Christmas Eve next year. Definitely not worth the cost.

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KE
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked on Christmas Eve. It was nice to see an assortment of families (with very well behaved children) and couples with almost everyone dressing up (minus the one guy who looked like he came from the gym -- surprised they let him in). Our waitress in the bar (we went for a glass of wine before dinner) to Taylor our waiter were exceptional. The food was wonderful. Only negative was the potatoes on the strip steak special. Not our favorite. The dressing on the Spinach salad was fantastic. Will be back again for a special occasion.

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M
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Christmas Eve dining.

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p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time we have eaten at Firebirds. We have been impressed with the excellent service by the wait staff and the quality of the food.

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EL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I have been to Firebirds a number of times and find the staff poorly trained. The staff are overly-zealous and become far too personal when they arrive at the table. They lack maturity and and social graces. Management should be more mindful of the do's and don'ts re how staff should interact with customers.

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect - food, atmosphere, staff. 5 Stars for everything.

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l
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service both very good. Can be a little loud, depending on seating location. Food is a little pricey but great for a special occasion.

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KL
Central Coast
76 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had filet mignon and prime rib, which were prepared perfectly and were delicious. Sam, our server, was energetic and attentive, which made our dining experience even more enjoyable!

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OC
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Second visit in a row where the steak was not cooked to order. Staff including manager responded well, recooked (the same meat) and took the meal off the bill. Just wish they would do steaks right the first time.

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RO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

I was part of a holiday luncheon for 10 people. I had ordered the cilantro chicken. Halfway through my meal, I saw a hair on my plate. The hair was not mine, as it was UNDER the piece of chicken when I moved it. I of course wasn't charged for the meal, and was only offered a dessert as compensation. Not even asked if I would have liked another meal. Definitely a turn-off for going back to this restaurant. How cheap can you be? You serve me a meal with a hair in it, and you offer me DESSERT? Very poor management.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were exceptional. Prices were reasonable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meeting our big cousin after a couple of years.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

There was a really loud holiday party but that was ok...but my steak was cold

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BO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

great food, food took a long time even though restaurant was not crowded

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