Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gainesville

4.5
688 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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.

Special Offers

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate Father's Day at Firebirds and enjoy our Slow Roasted Prime Rib all day.

Sunday, 16 June, 2019

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DM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice dinner for my son’s birthday

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding!

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s
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan was our server - he did an outstanding job - we had a party of 6 with separate checks and it was seamless. Our reservation was waiting for us when we got there and we were 5 minutes late. The manager checked on us. Would definitely recommend Firebirds.

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OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent Service!

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PL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Not the best service we've ever had. Our server would disappear for 15-20 mins at a time. Had to ask for a couple of things more than once. Didn't get a dessert menu when we asked for one, so we ended up skipping dessert by the time we saw our server again to remind her. Our reservation wasn't until 9:00 PM [we were promptly seated right at 9], so the restaurant was relatively quiet by that point. So, the mediocre service is hard to explain.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Service is pleasant. But the food is overpriced and the quality mediocre.
The chicken kebab was lacking taste and the veggies are literally raw , crispy red onion and hard crispy green beans.
The him and tunic sensed diluted.
Overall first time visit not great impression.

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JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food; varied menu; fine service. I am a big fan of Firebirds.

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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L
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate a birthday and everything was excellent! Kelsey gave great service! We can’t wait to be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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PA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I love ribeye steaks – – I can get a better ribeye steak at Outback. Second trip and disappointed with the steaks!

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RB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service. Appreciate the no corkage fee!

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KR
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have gone to Firebirds many times, I tried the Prime Rib for the first time and it was delicious! The service was great, never had to wait for anything. Will continue to keep going back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

They were short staffed and had too many trainees.

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RO
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. I took advantage of their Memorial Day veterans discount which is a nice thing for them to do. I have eaten there before and the medium-well prime rib was a little undercooked, but this time it was perfect.

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M
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great way to spend a Monday with friends - half price wine!

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RG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firebirds is our favorite restaurant ! always great food and great service.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their Ahi Tuna Salad - my husband had the aged rib eye - it melted in your mouth! Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable!

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KK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. They offer many options so there is something for everyone. Even for picky kids.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Unlike many restaurants, appetizer portions were generously sized, plenty for everyone. Noisy restaurants have been particularly annoying to us. Firebirds was pleasingly low volume, allowing for easy conversation. One minor disappointment: my husband's 12 oz. sirloin steak, while done to a perfect medium rare, was never the less, a bit on the chewy side. In a previous visit to a Firebirds in another city, he ordered the same steak and it was a better cut of meat. Our waiter did an excellent job considering we were a party of 10. Because of a delay in serving our appetizers, the restaurant was kind enough to make an adjustment to our bill. We appreciate their doing the right thing for customers.

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V
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had a great time staff was nice and friendly.. food was delicious

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b
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A good steakhouse for a night out. Somewhat ever priced but good quality food. Our waiter was a little inattentive and the bar was very slow in filling out drink orders

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TF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was poor at best. I ordered a chicken dish and they forgot the chicken. Served all red wines cold. Never heard of that,? Very noisy to point I couldn’t speak to the person across the table from me.

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LW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the white sangria is worth many return visits

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d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ribs over cooked and stiff as a board. Wife enjoyed her steak.

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GJ
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were pricey at so called Happy Hour. Other wise very good.

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C
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful time celebrating the Graduation of my Twins from High-school. The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding.

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DD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to this restaurant a couple times now and this time are steaks came a bit overdone but all the food was still very tasty. We’ve had great service each time and will definitely be back. It’s a great place to celebrate birthdays and graduations.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already recommended it to all of my coworkers and some family members

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c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The portabello mushroom sandwich was terrible. There was a slice of a mushroom not the whole thing - rip off.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never had a bad meal. Have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, just lunch and have always been happy with our food and service.

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RF
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was very good or better except for food timing. It took 35 minutes after we received our appitizer to receive our main entrees, and then it took 20 minutes for our desert.

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CR
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our waitress was not very attentive. Sat with empty glass for over 10 mins. Once our food arrived it was like poof she only came back once after our food was gone.

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TH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The waiter was very friendly and attentive, but not overly attentive. I had received an under cooked steak and they redid my whole meal. The refire was great and we enjoyed some creme brulee cheesecake for dessert. Just wonderful!

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m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service great as usual, food didn’t get 5 stars as it was not completely exact to order but it was absolutely acceptable.

Always recommend here for a special occasion for sure.

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g
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE enjoy firebirds and go for special occasions when we want to celebrate . They have fabulous food, very good service.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

This was our families first visit. I heard great things about Firefirds from friends and family so I decided to take the wife and daughter for a Mothers day dinner. The reservations process went well got seated on time. The server took our orders. I had the Durango Burger, wife had the Kobe Beef Meatloaf and some soup. Our daughter had a regular burger and fries. 25 minutes passed and people around us who sat after us got their food first. The server came by and took our order again. She apologized to us because she thought she had put our order in but did not. She offered us appetizers (on the house) but we said we would wait for our food. We got our food 20 minutes later. The wife never got her soup. The meatloaf and my burger came. Our daughters order came. She received a burger with cheese on it and fries (no buns). We told the server she wanted burger and fries. They came back with burger and fries (still no bun). She brought out the buns and apologized. The food was okay not great. We did order dessert. Brownies and ice cream for our daughter and carrot cake for the wife. In the end the manager took the 2 desserts and the hamburger off the menu. Unfortunately this will be the first and last time we will be visiting.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Update: Their response is for show only. I provided my email and cell phone number for them to contact me and have heard nothing. My guess is they don't actually care.

Please keep in mind this was Mother's Day. I will start by saying the food was really good. Steaks were perfect and my wife said salad was tasty and filling. One downside was the loaded potatoes were not cooked quite enough. My biggest gripes were with service. It was 45 minutes past our reservations that we finally got to order. We had to wait for a bit for a table and then had to wait till the server came over which was only after we asked someone to get her. When they finally brought bread and drinks they brought one small loaf for a table of 7. Lately the server did not order the correct temperature on one of the steak salads or the chef messed up but either way we had to wait longer for them to remake it. Other than that the server herself was very attentive and quick with drink refills and other needs. I probably will not go back but would not tell others to stay away.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great choice if a restaurant to celebrate Mother's Day. I will be going back in the future.

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