Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gaithersburg

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659 reviews
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$30 and under
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is located at the Spectrum at the intersection of Watkins Mill Road and MD Route 355, near I-270. We offer authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 4-7PM at the FIREBAR® or on the patio. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price.
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FF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had to wait 15 min before a table was ready. Cozy atmosphere. Our server was attentive The food was not hot enough but tasty. This is solid Americana food not exotic or spicy. Great choice for a group.

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B
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good seating and friendly staff.

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O
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firebirds was great came in with my family for dinner and the wait staff and greeters were great and the food was also great.

Thank you so much.

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KM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Have eaten there 4 times and find the food consistently delicious. The wine list good. Desserts too few and no moderate calories.

Great parking and a nice bar!! Will go back again soon.

Ken Mehrling

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A
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

First, there are better designed Firebirds in the country. For whatever reason, they decided to partition parts of the restaurant using walls and booths. Unless you like a somewhat closed feeling ask for a table /booth in the center of the main room.

Second, if you're going to request a dress code, try to enforce it or just remove it from your webpage.

Third, the food presentation is plain. Might as well be at Outback.

Forth, the French fries looked and tasted like they out of the freezer.

Fifth, my filet, requested medium, was medium/well and had a hole in the side that looked like a thermometer was inserted to determine the temperature. The result, pink center/well done the rest. Try testing like chefs do and use your finger.

Sixth, the service was very good as was the desert.

Will we go again? Not to this one.

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s
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This restaurant is above our usual level of eating out: very busy, but service generally good, my pretty bird cocktail was a little disappointing but my husband enjoyed his Moscow mule. A good place for special occasions.

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DS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Always a good choice, the service was outstanding. However the Tuna salad was very salty and far too many edamame. The steak sandwich is always a winner except it used to be served on a hero bun rather than a hamburger bun which was better. Bread is always great. Great for small to large parties.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and attentive service!

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MM
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome steaks and amazing salmon. Highly recommend. Great experience...ask for carlos.

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W
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was appalling. Food took an hour! We asked for ketchup - I had to go and find it. Even a beer took 30 mins. Very disappointed

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SP
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was exceptionally tasty and flavorful. I had the ribs and others ordered the ribeyes. The tortilla soup was creamy with great Southwest flavors. We ordered the chocolate cake which was to die for. Service was OK we’ve had better there in the past. We had to ask for water even though we ordered a bottle wine it was not intuitive to the waiter. I would recommend going as were always pleased with this restaurant in Gaithersburg. Oh and I forgot to mention that seared tuna appetizer was outstanding

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EF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service!!

General Manager has created a great team from the kitchen through the bar and all the servers.

Highly recommend it.

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MD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Saturday at 615 was busy, so busy that it took a long time to get drinks from the bar..

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JP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

service was excellent, not a long wait for four adults dinner order to arrive after ordering. Meat dishes were cooked as requested.

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AR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good and the service was amazing as well. We had a bunch of changes to our meal and they messed it up at first and made it better with giving us a free dessert that was also delicious. It wasn’t too busy and the space was so beautiful and comfortable.

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AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey but very good and tasty food. What really stands out is the service which has always been top notch every time I have been. The Durango is a must try if you like burgers.

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NQ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We greatly enjoyed Firebirds and will return. However, it seemed as though the kitchen may have been slow. Our food arrived nearly 40 minutes after we ordered. Our server was very friendly, but honestly had too many tables to be super attentive to us. Left us wondering if perhaps our food was sitting while he was waiting on others.

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RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been to Firebirds twice, and have been pleased both times. A great place for steaks and burgers. The salmon was very good, although a little salty. I'm sure if I'd asked for no salt they would have done it. The staff is really nice.

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CC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was ok. Not great. Restaurant was a little loud making it difficult having a conversation with dining companions. Food presentation good, service a little better than average.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were acknowledged and seated immediately with our reservation. The waitress delivered great service also.

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YM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firebirds is a nice restaurant, good customer service and the food was great, will return in the future.

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PS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This time, they had an off night. The service was slow, and my steak was a little chewy and overcooked. It was very crowded, so that might have caused some of this. I've been there about 10 times, and this is the first disappointing experience. I'll go back. In general, it's a great place for a meal.

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d
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Firebirds and we will definitely go back. The food was very good from the fresh bread to the excellent Caesar salads we had as a first course. My Prime Rib was perfectly cooked medium rare was very flavorful. My wife had an excellent portobello mushroom sandwich that was huge! Did I mention the portions were very large and we received a lot of value for the cost. The restaurant was hopping with an excellent bar scene and every seat was filled. I would definitely recommend Firebirds as an excellent restaurant in Gaithersburg.

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LA
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though I live approximately two miles from Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Gaithersburg, the first time I had dinner there was Wednesday, February 27th. I made the reservation for me and a friend online. We were seated right away. The food was quite good. Our reservation was for 7:30 p.m., and the dining room was quite full. Being a senior citizen, I do find restaurant dining rooms that are not carpeted to be fairly noisy. Overall, my dining experience was quite enjoyable, and I would certainly recommend Firebirds to my friends.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Close to home don't usually need a reservation. And the food is always great.

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JB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is good and there is a variety. Our waitress was very attentive! Try the Ranch Rings- they were great!

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EF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of town friends

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dad’s 71st birthday was fantastic thanks to Firebirds! Will come back for sure.

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E
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It was a mix of positives and negatives. We were seated sooner that we expected, but ended up in an “unassigned” area and waited for the server for 15 minutes. We were with our kids, so quick service was important. The kids got their food sooner than us, but they were all done eating by the time we got our steaks. Overall, the food was good (except they messed up sides for the kids), but the service could have been faster and more organized. Probably will pick other restaurants over this one for a while.

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D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered (filet mignon, meatloaf, key lime pie, chocolate cake) was delicious. The portions were huge. The chocolate cake could easily have satisfied 4 people.

All of the floor staff were helpful, even if they weren’t our assigned waiter.

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J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food came out quick! Service was much better than previous trips here.

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Firebirds has become our go-to restaurant for special occasions--anniversaries, birthdays, career milestones, and so forth.

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n
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It's frustrating when you go to the same restaurant multiple times and they keep changing the way they make the menu items. I used to love the grilled salmon salad and have looked forward to having it again, but it keeps shrinking! Please go back to the nice generous serving of salad that you used to serve!

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A
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall a good spot. I'm not impressed with the Prime Rib.... doesn't seem freshly roasted... a bit tough and dry.

It's a bit pricey but overall ok...

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G
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for 7:45. We got seated right away even though we were a few minutes early. The server was very attentive and could tell when we needed a bit more time to review the menu. The food came out and was delicious. We got the onion rings for the first time and were surprised how good they were! My friend and I wanted to catch up, and it was really easy to hear each other during the conversation.

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SO
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food was great. My family had a great time. A good place for special occasions. Thank you

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RM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Firebirds for lunch with my father. It was excellent. Service was friendly and helpful. We ordered the Tipsy Pig and it was amazing. Food was also delicious. Definitely going back!

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LJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, as usual, and the service was attentive without being intrusive - in my books, that's superlative. My wife and I had a very enjoyable lunch - on her birthday!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! Parking space was great, I'll be back soon!

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