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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines, West des Moines, IA

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines

4.4
4.4
1771 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is an American Restaurant and Steakhouse serving authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour at the FIREBAR® or on the patio for drink specials and bar bites. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price. Reserve Your Table with us today.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 259-8540
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Our delicious catering options are ideal for any size group and where everyone can find something they love. Give us a try today for your next meeting, office get together or special event.
  • Neighborhood
    West Des Moines
  • Cross street
    Just east of Jordan Creek Town Center next to The Courtyard Marriott
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Weekend Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Available on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 11 AM, Firebirds' brunch-inspired menu features $7 Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, and a variety of specially crafted cocktails from its award-winning FIREBAR®.
    Weekend Brunch Photo

What 1,771 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Most Booked

  • Des Moines

    Great for brunch

  • Des Moines

    Most Booked

1,771 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Dull serrated steak knives. Meat not PRIME. Servers are sparse.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only negative was it took a long time for cocktails to get to the table.

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  3. Red2

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All four people at our table loved their food. My blue cheese filet was the best I have had in years. My husband’s salmon was prepared perfectly ( not dry or overcooked. The staff was attentive when needed and stayed away when we were enjoying our food and conversations. All staff noted my husband’s left side handicap and assisted his seating and storage of his walker. Wonderful evening!!

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  4. BrooklynStyles

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations for a group of 7 over the lunch hour. The host handling the seating did not provide a welcoming check-in experience. Specifically a member of the party arrived before I did and mentioned a reservation for Juanita (me), she was asked "how many" and she responded 6, not knowing exactly how many people the reservation had been made for. She was told there was no reservation, I arrived less than a minute later while she was still speaking with the host. I stated I have a reservation and had received 2 reminders/confirmations for that reservation. I stated my name and said party of 7 he replied "oh yes we do have you she had said it was for a party of 6". In my humble opinion the number of people she said shouldn't matter she also provided my name so as the host he could have been more helpful stating something like I do have a reservation for Juanita it is for 7 people though instead of 6. Besides that the rest of the experience was good. The server was attentive even though it was a busy lunch hour. Everyone enjoyed their food and had no complaints.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very disappointed in our dinner experience. I had requested patio seating for my birthday. They called and said it wasn’t available, however when we arrived there were people on the patio and more when we left. I had indicated we were celebrating a birthday but nothing was ever mentioned. We ordered ribeye steaks and they were dry and not very flavorful. Maybe my expectations are too high, but for 2 steaks and a glass of wine and a bill of $120 I was quite disappointed. We don’t eat out often, and this was a reminder of why, we could have made a much better meal at home.

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  6. JamesB

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal was very good. The service was polite and friendly but parts of the experience were slow. The restaurant was very busy. The overall visit was fine.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I brought my mom and sisters here for a Mother’s Day dinner. This review is written with the understanding that the restaurant was packed and extremely busy. It seems that they do not have enough resources in some manner to efficiently support a high quality experience relative to the cost at full capacity. Waited about 15 minutes after reservation to be seated and very long waits for food. The waitresses did very well at checking on tables and tending to us as needed. My food was fine, while my mother’s chicken was dry and overcooked. I’m not the type to complain or be a hassle to the waitresses working hard as they aren’t at fault for the quality of food, but I was overall dissatisfied with the food at the given price point.
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des MoinesResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Your feedback is valuable, and it will be shared with the team for improvement moving forward. We appreciate your patience during this busy holiday, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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  8. AngelaW

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal on Mother’s Day. Another great experience!

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  9. JulieG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We came to celebrate my husband’s birthday and everyone’s meal was perfect. We will be back.

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  10. Jake

    Des Moines

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sea Bass was exceptional as was service delivered by Trevor, whom we shall request in future visits.
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des MoinesResponded on April 29, 2024
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Jake! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed, and we hope to serve you again soon. Don't forget to visit our website to join Firebirds Inner Circle!

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  11. ChristineS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the 7 oz filet and it was very good and cooked M.R. as requested. My baked potato, however, must have been in the oven for a very long time. It was burned on the bottom. My brother had the garlic butter sirloin and said that it was terrific but his baked potato was burned as well.
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des MoinesResponded on April 25, 2024
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Christine! We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to serve you again soon!

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  12. Foodie

    Omaha

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent staff! Relaxing atmosphere! Great lunch:)

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  13. CycloneVisitor

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner was very good and was a plus to have very attentive service including a manager checking on us.

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  14. RichardL

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet was so tender and it was cooked with perfection at the right temperature .
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des MoinesResponded on April 16, 2024
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Richard! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed, and we hope to serve you again soon!

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  15. Sarah

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was not good for our group of 7 with reservation. Server should have written the orders down instead of trying to remember, because he couldn’t. One persons food came out over 10 min after everyone else’s. I had prime rib and that was really good!
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des MoinesResponded on April 15, 2024
    Hi Sarah - Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so sorry to hear that the quality of service fell short of the standards we strive to deliver. We'd like the opportunity to learn more and make things right. Will you please leave your contact information on our website so we can follow up further? Thank you!

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  16. Kchocolate11

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    A little disappointed with lack of service. Had to get up and ask for water, bread and steak sauce. Waited quite awhile for our drinks to be delivered. Granted a Friday night & they were busy. It was extremely noisy. This was a special occasion and family flew in to help celebrate & it didn’t meet the usual care & consideration . Food was just average fair. We will probably return but not for special occasions.
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des MoinesResponded on April 15, 2024
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so sorry to hear that the quality of food and service fell short of the standards we strive to deliver. We'd like the opportunity to learn more and make things right. Will you please leave your contact information on our website so we can follow up further? Thank you!

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  17. LauraG

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Would not go back. Nice ambience but the service was lacking. Two of us ordered the salmon, well cooked but extremely salty. It probably has the potential to be much better if the service staff gets some core training. Or? perhaps, this was just a bad day for them.
    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des MoinesResponded on April 10, 2024
    Thank you so much for dining with us, Laura. We are so sorry to hear that the service fell short of the standards that we strive to deliver. Your feedback is valuable to us, and it will be shared with the team to be used for improvement in the future. We hope that you will give us another try soon! Thank you!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting food. Steak ordered medium was more rare but edible and very tasty. Service was very good. Time between drink order, app order and meal order which would be nice for visiting but if in a hurry be sure to order all at once.

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  19. JamesB

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and outstanding service. Our ribs were delicious and the service was timely and friendly.

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  20. LSmith

    Des Moines

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The greeter and server were both friendly and attentive.

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  21. JimU

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Jacob did a fantastic job. Smoked chicken sandwich, French fries and Caesar salad were excellent.

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  22. Cardmaker

    Denver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place. New to most of our party of 8. Had a reservation and was well attended to. Delicious sounding choices on the menu. I decided on the sirloin steak and chose loaded baked potato for my side. Added on the Caesar salad and wasn’t disappointed. One in our party ordered a hamburger with cheese, no BBQ sauce but it came with the BBQ sauce and had to be replaced. While the staff was attentive and apologetic, the replacement burger was a long time in coming and the rest of us were pretty much done with our meals. I’d like to go back ,when next in WDM, maybe lunch time and have one of their delicious sounding salads . Overall we were very pleased with our visit.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made reservations about 3 weeks before Easter for 16. That’s a big party for a holiday. They called about 15 minutes prior saying they were about 15 minutes behind that’s was appreciated This was family that we don’t get altogether very often so they told us when we sat down that meals would take about an hour. We had no problem with that because we had lots to talk about. Everyone agreed the food was delicious our server was attentive. Reservation were at one we finished about three so two hours seems like a long time. We probably could have stayed and talked for another hour or two but when the meal was finished we didn’t want to over stay. Any way thank you everyone told me it was a good choice.

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  24. BetsyH

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Firebirds is a delightful place to eat. I love the ambience, service and food/drink selections. It’s bustling in a good way and staff is accommodating and friendly. My only downer was they were out of what I wanted to order, two hours after they opened. Kitchen needed to plan better I guess. Still loved what I did get!

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  25. TraciT

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Easter Sunday, 1:15 reservation, waited 20 minutes to be seated. Then waited over an hour to get our food and half of it was cold. No apologies, no discounts or credits.

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  26. GustavSpeed

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for Easter Brunch. My wife had the French toast which she said was wonderful. I got the Breakfast Burrito. It was not very warm and the cheese inside had not melted. Bland taste little accompaniment. Try something else.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous service, great wood fired steak, the bacon deviled eggs were delicious, the superfood salad with the avocado dressing was superb, the honey hot chicken sandwich was sucky and spicy and good, all around a great meal. A little pricey but good portion size and high quality food so I don’t feel like the value isn’t there.

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  28. Patty

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Firebirds. I ordered a steak medium with a hot pink center and received a well done steak. When our waitress asked how our meals were I mentioned the overcooked steak and she immediately took my plate and said they would make a new one. Shortly after that the manager came over and said they were prioritizing my order and apologized for the error asking if I'd like something like a salad to eat while waiting for my new steak as the rest of our party had their food. They brought a large, beautiful, crisp salad that was delicious. Not too long after my freshly made steak and veggies came out cooked perfectly! The manager then came over to check on me and said they would be covering my meal which was amazing! After I finished eating the waitress said they would also comp a dessert if I'd like which I declined, I was stuffed. This was the most incredible customer service without any request or expectation on my part and the food for everyone in our party was delicious! I will definitely be a return customer!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for brunch and were surprised to see such a small menu. For one alcoholic drink, soda, app, French toast and cheeseburger bill was $70. Good drink menu, good service, just poor food selection and a little over priced.

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  30. Pleasedguest

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations and were seated quickly after being greeted with a smile. Olivia was our server and Very attentive and sweet! She was helpful with our gluten free person. We were lucky to catch a few minutes left of happy hour- nice surprise since this was our first time. The setting was good, a little crowded so the noise level was hig but as expected. We enjoyed our experience and will return!

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  31. scott

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious wide variety of choices to eat and drink. ALL the wait staff, bar, kitchen, front of house people friendly, helpful and professional. Very enjoyable evening for our small group of 6 individuals. Thank you Firebirds!

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  32. BetsyH

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the menu offered a wide variety to close from. Drinks and wine were lovely and was our service.

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  33. JamesB

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The advertised special was awesome.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the Best time for my Husbands Birthday!! Trevor and his trainee !! They both provided an exceptional service!!

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  35. TandK

    Des Moines

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful meal and exceptional service from Firebirds. Thank you!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tomahawk Chop with the roasted carrots were exceptional!

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  37. JulieB

    Des Moines

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice evening the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly.

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  38. AngelaW

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience at Firebirds. The atmosphere is great, food wonderful and the staff treat you like family. Our go to.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Firebirds is a must-visit! The food was delicious and the service is exceptional. The atmosphere is cozy and perfect for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. Don't miss the steak or the desserts - they are out of this world!

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  40. mikes

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We both ordered the steak. We have had steak from many different restaurants. We both left feeling like we could have had a similar steak at Applebees or chilis in comparison. The steaks were overcooked beyond what we requested, the ribeye was tough and there was very little flavor in both. Additionally one of the baked potatoes skins was so tough, it wouldn’t move with the efforts of a fork. Possibly meaning it was old and had been sitting under the heat lamp or warmer for too long. Overall a very disappointing experience. We have noticed that the last few times we have been there the food quality has declined. We won’t be trying Firebirds anytime soon.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines using the Order Online button. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines is rated 4.4 stars by 1771 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - West Des Moines

440 S 68th St, West des Moines, IA 50266

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Just east of Jordan Creek Town Center next to The Courtyard Marriott
  • Neighborhood
    West Des Moines
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (515) 259-8540
  • Catering
    Our delicious catering options are ideal for any size group and where everyone can find something they love. Give us a try today for your next meeting, office get together or special event.
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