Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gaithersburg

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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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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was excellent! The food was great. We were seated at a booth next to a serving station and right in front of the kitchen. Not the best ambiance for our 28 year anniversary dinner.

AG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We go there on birthdays and such. Great service and the manger makes us feel at home. Great food, great time.

J
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Server got one order wrong. A chicken sandwich was ordered with the only other cheese available plus coleslaw instead of fries. Came with fries and pepper-jack instead of cheddar. Served a burger with cold fries and the menu said red onion which was 2 little rings and not a full slice. Lettuce with both sandwiches was wilted. They serve butter and ketchup in tiny little metal bowls. Not enough for the bread or for a burger with fries. Plenty of restaurants in the area that are better especially for the higher priced menu items.

g
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Hi, I ordered the largest filet, it tasted great as it was not hidden w/all kinds of garlic and other spices, it was too well done for medium rare and it seemed there was not much size difference between the smaller and the larger. The shrimp tacos were good, I think they would have been great. I ordered fried instead of broiled shrimp/ If I return I will get them broiled. Service was great! Very CLEAN. My filet was just dried out and small for the larger size.
Greg

PL
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our family went to Firebirds after a funeral and requested a quiet area. We could not have been more pleased! The two servers were wonderful. Everyone ordered something he or she wished and was satisfied. Desserts were shared and excellent. Thank you for making a sad day more pleasant.

KS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. The surf and turf was cooked well but the lobster was too salty and the steak not seasoned enough. Otherwise they have a good selection of higher end California wines which my wife and I enjoy.

LT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Very noisy. Slow service. Food highly overpriced. Will not eat there again.

DY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. We have our favorites, but try to select something different each time we go. We are never disappointed. The Bartenders are awesome as well. Very creative.

A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a good time and a good meal at Firebirds and the staff is so friendly and helpful.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. The temperature in the restaurant was way too warm. Service not as good as expected. We will go back and give it another try.

TS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great selection of food. Reasonably priced and all delicious. The bread was a little to hard and stale.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awesome experience all the way around
First time I was there
Will come back over and over again

PO
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I came in for the national filet day special. Excellent value and flavor. My wife's steak was overcooked and Rasaan the manager went out of his way to get her another one without much wait that was cooked perfectly! We had a great waitress and really enjoyed the evening!

RR
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food and service was better than the last time we dine at Firebirds Wood Fire Grill.

D
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Waited over an hour for food and it was cold and not cooked right

LA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a rough start, but the wait staff, manager and chef excelled in the end. I highly recommend this restaurant.

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was quite good, and our server was outstanding.

MK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great and the food was perfect. Definitely near the top of our list for steak and wine

0
Pittsburgh
64 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

90th Birthday celebration for my Mom.

Server was exceptional and greatly appreciated.

DP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is very good, but in special the fry spinach is amazing!!

JB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience with our dinner. The service was good, our waiter was excellent and the food was good! I always get a cup of the tortilla soup to begin with as they make a really good one! Then I get the pineapple chicken which I recommend to anyone as it’s so tender & flavorful. The seasame encrusted salmon and the ribs are also favorites!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family get together was made special with the outstanding service!!!!

K
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, superb service! I will be returning.

I had the Steak Salad which was fantastic. Quality of steak was much better than anticipated, balsamic dressing was perfect. My coworker had the fish tacos. When the server came to clear the table, our plates were clean.

Thank you.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Waited way too long for our meal to be served. Place was half empty and no explanation ever provided about the long wait.

LE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I recommend, but please read on. Open Table worked great. I found someplace new and interesting to try and with a click or two had a reservation for one last night. There was no wait, and I had a nice table pretty close to the bar (hint) but still comfortable for diner. My waitress Christine I think, was very nice and pretty quick with everything. Food came as ordered and my steak was seasoned nicely and cooked as ordered - medium-rare. My waitress did all she could to correct the following, but this is all on the bartender (she didn't "pay" for his issues ;) I ordered a familiar beer to me and what she brought to the table tasted like a flat version and stale. Even the color was off. I didn't even think it was what I ordered. I let the waitress know and she promptly brought another - which did not taste that much different. Later in my meal, I ordered a premium single malt. First time - debris in the dirty glass. I showed the waitress and she quickly offered another. I told her no, could be just cork because I didn't remember if this scotch used a synthetic cork so I asked her to bring a clean glass and two cocktail napkins. I could see she told the BT and I could see him getting upset. I used one napkin to wipe the new "clean" glass and the other to strain the debris out of the scotch all the while I could see the BT fretting - like really dude??". The new clean glass instantly tasted like a mixed drink and I could see it wasn't clean at all. This was before the scotch touched my lips. I think this was a fair review based on my experience. My waitress was great, the place is very nice and the food was almost perfect. This BT either never had it or lost the desire to carry on or protect the craft of being a good bartender serving premium liquor. Who serves a $25 dram of scotch in a dirty glass with debris floating, suspended and also on the bottom? What bartender does not clean their glasses for premium drinks to a polished state???

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The happy hour is terrific. The Ambiance is great as a meeting place with friends. The happy hour menu is varied and what we ordered was delicious. I highly recommend the fried cauliflower. Drinks were also very good. After happy hour we went to the dining room for dinner, a party of six. Salmon came out over cooked. The steak salad that I ordered did not come out cooked the way I requested. I ordered medium and it came out almost well done. Another guest ordered the pineapple chicken skewers with vegetables. They were not on a skewer. There were practically no vegetables, just one or two pieces of onion and pineapple. I would not recommend this restaurant for dinner but would recommended for happy hour. On a bright note our server was wonderful.

SB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner for two. The staff was very professional and friendly. Made us feel right at home. The food was nicely presented and was the perfect temperature and doneness. The waitress was attentive but not intrusive. Overall a great evening, a little noisy from the kitchen area but not intolerable.

R
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was a pleasant and convenient place to have a good meal and catch up with a visiting friend. The menu selections were varied enough that each of us could find something we liked and the cost for the meal was in line with other restaurants in the area. The noise level in the dining area was such that we could converse easily and the staff didn't hurry us when we lingered after the dessert portion of the meal.

c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

we made a reservation for our family to celebrate my husbands birthday. When we arrived, we told our waiter that it was his birthday in hopes that he could bring something with a candle in it to celebrate. Our dinner was fine except we were charged $18 for a bowl of plain pasta with Parm cheese and a piece of grilled chicken. Seems expensive for what came out as a kids plate. Our dinners were heavily salted as well. Be careful when ordering.
After our dinner was cleared, the waiter came over, asked us if we wanted dessert and if not, there was a check attached to the back. Kind of a mood killer as it seemed we were forced out. Obviously, no special dessert, no candle and basically no motivation for us to order dessert! I'm sure Bruesters was happy to get our ice cream business!

e
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BBQ spareribs were delicious, salad was as usual outstanding, fruit fresh and ripe.

DJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My family or friends and I always have a good time and experience at Firebirds.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Waiter was way too chatty.

LV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the waiter was very good but what really stuck out was how thorough the manager was. When we had a problem he was right there to fix it and see what else he could do to make the dining experience as good as it could be.

FL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I’ve eaten here often and usually have a great experience. This time was quite the opposite. Despite 9pm reservations and a mostly empty restaurant, I had to wait for a table. The service was extremely slow. We had to wait a very long time to get our order taken, to get our drinks, to get bread to the table after asking for it, and then to be served our food. When our meal did finally arrive, my steak was rare (I had asked for medium). I asked that it be cooked more and waited a long time to get it back, only to find that it was still quite rare in the center. I let the waitress know, although I decided just to box it up and take home because everyone else was already done with their meal by that time. It didn’t even seem to phase the waitress. Instantly, this restaurant went from my family's standard go-to spot to a place we are unsure that we want to return to.

FJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service during dinner. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service all around. The wait staff was attentive, but not hovering, and very knowledgeable about the menu. The atmosphere is comfortable and cozy. And the food and drinks were delicious.

TC
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always great service at Gaithersburg Firebirds. We happened to have a large party - 3 generations - this time and everyone was pleased with their meal and how the staff handled our table.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent as always. I really love this restaurant. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The grill staff is inconsistent with respect to rare, med-rare and medium. It is hit or miss on them getting it right.

RR
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Table was not completely clean we had to have it cleaned...service was terribly slow and if it wasn’t for our hostess that seated us we not gave ever been serviced .... the food was good but lukewarm to almost cold. I had to go the bar and get our drinks to include water. No worries, we won’t visit the establishment again!

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