Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gaithersburg

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$30 and under
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American
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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.3
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4.1
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I was very disappointed when I told the host and the server that we were celebrating my grandson’s birthday and they didn’t even offer him a dessert or anything. When we received the bill it said Happy Birthday. How tacky is that???

WD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed the special so much we went twice in 3 days. Would love to see more offers since I am on a budget but enjoy taking my family to dinner as often as I can.

G
Washington DC
132 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

4/5 of us had the 3-course special. We all has salmon and it was very good but the sauce was very salty. The salads were also very good. The meals took 45 minutes to be delivered and initially we got two of the 5, with the rest 5-7 minutes later. The bread also took that long to come out. Two of the meals came with the wrong side dishes. The waiter was very nice and apologetic and made good on the side dishes. I do NOT blame him as I feel it was the kitchen that was late in responding for both the main dishes and the bread. I think they also goofed on the side dishes. Al in all, it was a very uneven meal in terms of service and getting the order correct. We will be back.....but these issues need to be fixed

FB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I arrived around 6:15 and left about 8:05.

Too long !

H
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love the food at Firebirds. Glad that they particpated in Restaurant Week so that we could try a few things that are not on the menu at at a good valued price. Will be back of course since its in the neighborhood.

L
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Restaurant week a good value.

KM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people food and treatment is always wonderful!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

All of our food did not come out at the same time. One person in our party had to wait to eat. Found a hair in the soup. Got free dessert at least.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager made a special effort to ensure that our experience was good. His effort is greatly apprectiated along with the waitress who was attentive and did her job very well. Thank you!

t
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The manager acknowledged that the food took way too long to make and be served. The food was tasty and not always served hot. My parents sent their food back while my husband and I just ate as we were starving. The drinks were good. Our server was stretch too thin having to serve to too many tables. We were there for at least three hours to eat our dinner. Not sure if I would return to this restaurant again.

C
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We love the slow roasted prime rib. We decided to take advantage of Bethesda Restaurant Week. Business was relatively slow that evening. The food was brought quickly, but the quality of the roast was not up to the quality of past visits.

E
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Good service in a business where people and customer engagement are paramount. Steak was thin & fatty. Atmosphere was loud. Overall value was not that great and one could do better at Texas Roadhouse.

CW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

It is by, any measure roomy Then dining room consist of booths - comfortably sits 6 maybe eight. Tables set for 6 persons.

D
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal in a relaxed setting. Great staff makes the meal even better.

WK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Place was swamped. Food was ok. Too k

RJ
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always enjoy our time at Firebirds - it is truly one of the better and most fun places in the immediate Gaithersburg area. It was very crowded on a Saturday night and even though we had a reservation, we were not seated for 20 minutes after our booked time. And then the food service was slow as the kitchen got backed up with orders. But the food was worth the wait.

PF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff members were all enthusiastic, friendly, accommodating and helpful.

We both had a salmon dinner-- excellently done as always. We are looking forward to having dinner at Firebirds again soon!

SK
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was delicious but drinks came out slow (or not at all). Our server seemed new and couldn’t provide basic details like soups, beer choices, etc. I ordered a salad before my steak that never arrived. Great potential though.

LC
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Arrived for a 6:30 reservation and seated promptly. Waitress was attentive without hovering. Food arrived hot and as ordered from the Prefix menu for restaurant week. Our entree didn't include a green veggie which to me was a bit strange, otherwise a pleasurable very yummy steak dinner with dessert. Hot bread was provided, and the drinks were a reasonable price for my wine and and hubby's beer. Hubby loved the Carrot Cake! It was a busy Friday night and the restaurant full by the time we finished our meal. The noise level from the bar did not carry over into the dining-room which was a plus. We will be back and would recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It kinda overpriced

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

very nice restaurant

d
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very enjoyable meal. Firebirds is one of the few places that still serves Prime Rib and it was very good.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Upon arrival heavy with the smell of smoke. Prime Rib was chewy though horseradish sauce was very good. Mashed potatoes pasty in texture. Chicken to charred as was skin on baked potato. Bar was backed up and drink order was delayed though good once arrived. Never offered to refill water. Spilled sphere of butter on floor mentioned to server 2x finally cleaned up by customer to avoid stepping in. Carrot cake and deviled eggs good. Bathrooms had their own issues.

AW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Family was in town so we took them there for dinner last night.
But food was not good.
Most of the dishes were overcooked - many of us asked for medium rare but received medium well steaks and the chicken was very dry as well.
We had a 7pm reservation so it wasn’t at the heaviest of times; however, the dishes came an hour later, even thou we ask if the kids could have theirs a little earlier...
Disappointed

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Caesar Salad dressing was horrible - homemade I’m told but I didn’t come close to finishing which is rare for me. Tasted like eating dry ice burg lettuce even after I asked for more dressing. Sadly the croutons were the best part.

Steaks were over cooked, and our server didn’t check on us after the entrees were served (not until time for the check). We both ordered medium rare and they came out medium well.

(Did also order a shrimp kebab enhancement and they were perfectly seasoned).

TJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, wonderful food and fantastic service.

RF
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for New Year’s Eve dinner. Very crowded but we were seated immediately and all of the staff was so nice and friendly. Service was prompt and the food was great.

DY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Normally the service is outstanding, but this night our server was, unfortunately subpar.

DP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was very good. The food was excellent, also the service. Considering that the place was full the food came quickly and was just as good as other times that we visited Firebirds. We will be sure to be back to enjoy another meal at firebirds.

TE
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and good good. Would go again.

TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for a meal with the whole family. Make reservations as they get busy.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great.. love the steak sandwich

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The noise level was down from other visits due to fewer customers. Pre-dinner drinks in the bar were awesome and the service on both sides (bar and dining room) were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great- food was great as always! Will keep going back

DG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to this restaurant and I'm sure we'll return. The food was excellent, as was the service! We truly appreciated the fact that the restaurant was also rather quiet, allowing family members to talk and catch up with all the happenings. Truly love this restaurant and highly recommend it! Thank you!! Wishing everyone a VERY happy new year!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I visited this particular location for a second time to celebrate my sons birthday as a family. The very first time I dined was in South Florida and the experience was great. Then I dined in October, at the Gaithersburg location, for my birthday and had a very nice time and the meal was great! This time...not so much! It took my server an extraordinary long time to greet the table. When he finally and took our appetizer order it took forever to come out and when it finally came out it was cold. We ordered lobster and spinach queso. No one likes cold queso...We told them server and he offered to make it hot. Well then the chips looked like oil was poured over them when it came back!! Dinner was mediocre and the service was horrible: slow, disheveled, no offer for refills or even to check up on us, and definitely no offer for dessert—and I told him it was a birthday. He had the check prepared and placed on the table despite us asking for the dessert menu. I thought the service was poor because it was the holiday season, but they weren’t busy. I don’t understand how my last two visits were so vastly different... won’t be back.

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ribeye was grisly and tougher than I experienced at Firebirds before.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a wonderful holiday lunch with my work family. Isaac, the gentleman who attended to us was fantastic, engaging and fun.
Thank you.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

As always nice place for dinner with friends and family.

JL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, and the service made my birthday guest smile!

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