Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Gainesville

4.6
587 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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.
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8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience. First time here. Thought the interior was nice, staff was great. Food was very good but small issues with most things. Overall, very good would go again and recommend.

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b
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dining experience. The food was wonderful and the wait staff is excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great and the food was very good. I did notice on the chip appetizer there were more crumbs than chips. Also it is very loud in there.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Firebirds is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. Food is always great and I love their specialty drinks.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant has not let me down at all, I have been 3 times and each time the food and service is better than before. You will not going wrong by choosing to dine at this restaurant.

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NM
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I was highly disappointed and angry all weekend over the waiter bringing the check and saying "shall I split it down the middle". HE should NEVER assume that is what we want. Of course, our friends said yes! We has no opportunity to say "no"- separate checks! WHY?

Here is why: my husband and I did not drink any alcoholic drinks - our friends each had a martini -
so they were likely about $10 each? Then my husband and I each had meals under $19 - he had meatloaf and I had grilled chicken. My friends each had $27 steak kabobs.

So we ended up paying about an extra $35 for dinner! This has really angered me and I am really frustrated that the waiter would assume a split when the cost of each couple was so different! I can't get over this lack of sensitivity. He should always assume checks are separate when the cost of meals are so unequal.

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KC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We received excellent services and our dinner was prepared as requested. Delicious food - great “waiter” - fun evening.

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BP
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are frequent diners at the Firebirds in Gainesville - we have never had bad service or bad food - it is such a pleasurable dining experience with great wait staff and great food.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place with an outstanding atmosphere. We have been there multiple times and the food and service are always outstanding. Highly recommended for a great evening out.

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M
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You can be sure of getting a very good meal and great service! Love Firebirds!

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JL
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and service. Only complaint was too noisy. Difficult to hold s conversation

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FP
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Even thought the establishment was full to capacity, we were seated in a timely fashion and attended to by four individuals, one being our server. Each were very friendly and made sure we were attended to. It was a very nice experience all around.

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CM
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It was just a tad too dark I had to use my phone light to read the menu

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YI
19 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overall good. Good service good drinks good food. Not the best in the world but nowhere near the worst.

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CB
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Firebirds is a favorite place for my husband and myself. Excellent menu and food, with lots to appeal to us. Very helpful that the menu shows calorie count for dishes, and there are good tasty low-calorie options. Staff are ALWAYS very friendly, attentive, and efficient. We can tell Firebirds must take a lot of care in training the staff - it shows. Also, excellent value in food prices, especially at lunch time.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good food. Wait staff is helpful and pleasant.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Deborah was excellent!!

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SS
42 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a fun time at Firebirds - we had Christopher as our waiter this time and he was exceptional. I had insisted my neighbor let me buy her a drink since she was just moving back into her rebuilt home since the original had burned to the ground. Christopher was very sympathetic and once we finished a delicious meal he asked if we could stay a few more minutes at which time he brought us a complimentary dessert that was amazing.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food left no room for complaints. It was seriously delicious. Our server was friendly and remembered our requests, she was efficient and pleasant to deal with. The only thing I didn't really like was the lighting, which may have been more glaring where we were seated. The lights were in the high ceiling and felt cold, not cozy! Everything else was grade A.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Party of 6 sat in booth. Very tight. I spoke with hostess & she contacted manager.
They were very busy & originally we could not be moved. We were pleasantly surprised when the manager returned and escorted us to a larger table to accommodate our party. As usual the food, service, and evening were fantastic.

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JD
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Management staff was attentive and helpful. I know this as our server seemed new and disjointed when our orders were cancelled for reason and our no dairy request and side requests were botched. While I intend to return, this is four of four problems with my wife’s meals, so she will skip the next visit.

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HM
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service.

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BR
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant for a well cooked and delicious meal. Johanna, our waitress, was pleasant and attentive. Meals were delivered quickly and to order. Reservations are a must for this place to avoid a long wait to be seated.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We usually go to the Leesburg one so I was a little disapointed in this trip. Both my sister and my baked potato was almost cold to where the butter and cheese did not melt. One of the guests ordered a portabello hamburger which you do not have and got the sandwich he did not like. I would have thought when he said hamburger the waitress would have told him there was not one. I had asked for extra butter and cheese but, did not get it. Two of the steaks were supposed to be medium well and they came medium. At Leesburg the manager goes around and asks if you are happy with the meal and if everything is going o.k. We did not see a manager only the waitresses. To sum it up best most of the people in our party of 11 said they would have preferred Outback.

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FD
19 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service! The staff was very friendly and professional and the food was nothing less than perfect!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A little pricey, but excellent service, food and atmosphere!

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RI
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A pleasant surprise. Amazing food and service. Wish we had known about this place sooner. Will be back again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice dinning experience we love to come here

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GH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were seated on time, aligned with our reservation. The service was outstanding and the food was seasoned and cooked to perfection--and we had several different requests for the ways the meals were to be cooked, and every one of them was perfect.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was perfect! The waiter was so pleasant and the food was superb.

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MJ
16 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is very good here and the service is very good, attentive but not intrusive. The atmosphere is very good and the noise level is excellent.

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JP
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. OUr waiter was great. Highly recommend this restaurant to others.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. They had our table ready when we arrived. Everything tasted great. We will be back!

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CH
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, lovely atmosphere. Had one issue, my hamburger had bits of chicken fingers (all of them together made up the length of a whole finger, under the bun) on it. The manager lady was very nice and apologized, said she’d speak to the kitchen. My wife enjoyed her prime rib, she said it was a bit cold but the flavor was good. We didn’t complain. Thank you for seating us quickly, glad we had reservations!

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S
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the Valentine's Day specials--absolutely delicious. Service was terrific--Brett did a lovely job of taking care of our food!

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RG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food, great drinks! Had a great time.

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GG
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. First time eating there. Great wait staff team, we were there to celebrate a birthday (she's 90!) and the server was very kind and gave my mother in law a card signed by the staff and our dessert came out with a candle in it. Nothing overdone, very genuine. Will be back as soon as possible!

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HS
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat! The food was wonderful and the service, top notch.

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m
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Kobe meatloaf was outstanding. Service was impeccable. Can’t wait to go back.

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