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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill


8030 Renaissance Pkwy
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 544-6332
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Photo of Ursula Lobacz Ursula Lobacz
Jun 2, 2019 4

The hostess and wait staff are friendly, and the service is quick. The restaurant has a nice bar with plenty of seating, and the dining room is a good mix of booths and tables, which can accommodate various sizes groups. The open kitchen design means you get to see the cooks preparing the food and hear them getting out the orders. I had the portobello sandwich with fruit salad for dinner. My son got the Cesar salad with chicken. We both got the lemonade which is very good and they offered complimentary refills, which was nice. My son really liked the salad. The dressing is delicious, the croutons we're crispy with a slight spice, and the chicken was juicy and flavorful. This is the second time I've gotten this sandwich and it is good but not great, and definitely not worth the $13 they charge for it. The bread of the sandwich was over toasted and much more than the filling within, so the second half I removed the bottom slice, and ate the top and filling with utensils, which helped. The fruit salad was good and had a mix of pineapple, melon, grapes and strangely green apples. Some of the grapes were mushy so I didn't eat them. I guess, though, if you're going to a restaurant that specializes in grilled meat plates, you should go with a meat dish. Next time I'll get something with chicken.

Photo of Justin Nolan Justin Nolan
Mar 30, 2019 4

Consistently delicious burgers. Host stand can be a little odd? I think honestly it's just the effect of like 4 bored people sitting in the same spot all day. The waiters I've had here have literally always been excellent. Easily 10 visits and I've never had bad food. Around winter time the fires are super cozy and wonderful.

Photo of Judy Bradley Judy Bradley
Mar 15, 2019 5

Excellent food. The sirloin was cooked to perfection. I usually like to tweak my steaks to my liking once they get to the table but there was nothing this steak needed except to slide into my mouth. They have a really good drinks menu as well. Our server Riley was a joy! The building was beautiful. We have been wanting to go and this was the first chance we had. We were not even a little bit disappointed. We Will go back. Sorry about the picture....we demolished that dinner!!

Photo of William Love William Love
May 21, 2019 4

Really good food, everyone enjoyed their meals. Tenderloin salad was fantastic, beef cooked as expected. Grilled Ckn Breast was very flavorful and moist - delicious. Service was also good. No complaints.

Photo of Lewis Johnson Lewis Johnson
Jul 7, 2019 5

I came close to not ordering the prime rib based on reviews I read. It is best to experience for yourself. There are nay-Sayers out there. I took the "leap of faith". Faith prevail. Wonderful experience all the way around. Eat with a party of 7. No complaints from anyone. The waiter, actually two other helpers too were exceptional. In laymen terms "Off the Chain.

Photo of saralynn1997 . saralynn1997 .
Aug 17, 2019 5

We had the best time! It's my sisters birthday and we were celebrating. My sister accidentally spilled water all over the table and booth and a passing server immediately noticed and helped clean it up. He even made a joke to clear air and help us relax. The food was amazing and we really enjoyed our time there. I especially want to thank our waiter Kristie. She was super sweet and looked after us.

Photo of Marc Tolbert Marc Tolbert
Jul 9, 2019 5

Had a birthday dinner and you could not ask for better service from our two servers. The restaurant was as usual very clean, the staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was outstanding, steaks cooked to perfection, appetizers were absolutely luscious. I cant begin to say how good their salads are. All around an excellent place for an absolute great dining experience.

Photo of Mary Knight Carter Mary Knight Carter
Aug 10, 2019 3

The food is always good.. I set near the window, the floor was dirty and must have been 4 old cloth napkins left on the floor for some time. I enjoy this place, it just need some clean attention.

Photo of Patrick S Patrick S
Sep 25, 2019 5

Had the Delmonico steak and the tuna starter dish. Bothe were amazing good! Our server Jada was the best! Very attentive to us. We will be back and ask for her!

Photo of Page Long Page Long
Oct 13, 2019 5

This is a wonderful place to go for dinner with your family. While it's not probably known for being a place to bring kids, they do have a kids menu, and big booths that are good for kids. It's a decent size and relatively noisy so it's ok if kids get a little loud :) Their loaded baked potatoes are so good and their steamed broccoli is seasoned wonderfully. I love their bread and have not ever had anything I do not like. Our waiters name was Larry and he was great! He has been a waiter at the restaurant for almost 10 years. Ask for Larry if you go!

Photo of Daniel Jenkins Daniel Jenkins
Oct 19, 2019 3

The food was great and the service was good but we were seated next to tables that were so loud and obnoxious that we couldn't even hear the people at our table. It was so bad that the waitress could not even hear us to order. Nothing was done by management to quiet them down. The yelling and over the top laughing was so much that I left with a headache Other than that I enjoyed the meal

Photo of Jessa Garrison Jessa Garrison
Nov 6, 2019 5

What an awesome experience! Our waitress Jada was so nice and informative. She is also so pretty!!! The food was just delicious. I got the coconut shrimp which was truly scrumptious but was overshadowed by their version of a veggie slaw. That veggie slaw is so good I wish I could buy it at the grocery store! The other person with me ordered steak and I did try a bite and found it velvety and delicious. All in all, great experience!

Photo of Michelle C Michelle C
Nov 5, 2019 5

We had a party of 12 for my sons 21st birthday November 4th. We had wonderful service provided by, I believe his name was Divon. I am probably not spelling that correctly. He was awesome! I really appreciate the hospitality they showed my son during our visit. My son recently came home from Afghanistan and they took care of his entire meal! What a great restaurant to recognize veterans service! They won my vote! Food was excellent as well!

Photo of Dimetriux Evans Dimetriux Evans
Nov 19, 2019 4

Good food and great service. I love this restaurant, great ambiance. I have been here several times and am never disappointed with my meal.

Photo of Kathy Ramsey Kathy Ramsey
Nov 23, 2019 4

Made reservations through open table and arrived to wait for approx 30 minutes. Otherwise we had a great waiter!! Food was good.

Photo of Bree Bristo-Wiggins Bree Bristo-Wiggins
Dec 17, 2019 5

Great service, well prepared meal and warm welcoming ambience. We were celebrating my spouse's birthday and truly enjoyed the evening. We'll be back!

Photo of confidentials01 . confidentials01 .
Dec 31, 2019 5

We love Firebirds! Every time we go we are treated to some of the finest food and the finest service anywhere. The grilled chicken is wonderful. Big piece of breast meat but tender as can be. The ribs are juicy and sweet. Hard not to order a whole rack! The servers are as friendly as can be. We go at least once a week and most of the servers we know by name and they know us by name. Great atmosphere, great people, great service, and great food. We highly recommend!

Photo of G B G B
Jan 12, 2020 5

We stopped in the other night for dessert and cocktails. I haven't been to any of the firebirds locations in awhile. The pineapple martini's were amazing, highly recommended. The table shared two desserts and both were super yummy....chocolate heaven. Hit the spot! The server was great and the manager was nice, he inquired about our experience. I will definitely go back.

Photo of Wilmer Gregg Wilmer Gregg
Jan 17, 2020 5

Soo good, the restaurant was beautifully set up, the menu was easy to understand, all of our food was delicious. This place was so good that while I was eating what I ordered I was thinking about what I would order next time I came. The waitstaff was professional and informative but also seamed like super cool people

Photo of Ashley Snyder Ashley Snyder
Jan 11, 2020 4

We were sat fairly quickly for a Friday night. The menu had a lot of good choices for a reasonable price (though I do feel like some of the entrees should have came with two sides not just one). All of the food was delicious. I was able to get a second meal out of my giant bowl of seafood pasta. I think the thing that impressed us the most was the kid's meal. The plate had several pieces of chicken strips, a bowl of good fruit (strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, grapes, etc), a good helping of macaroni and cheese, and a snack size pack of Oreos for later. The only negative in our experience was our waitress did not seem too happy to be there unfortunately, and it reflected in her attitude and attentiveness in serving.

Photo of Glenndora Williams Glenndora Williams
Jan 19, 2020 5

From Maryland went there with family in North Carolina. Packed place at 6:30-7:00. Made reservations but still had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. The food is really good so the wait was worth it. Family's with all ages. Go around 8:00 on a Saturday and it's not so crowded. Could be pricey for some but well worth it. Enjoy!

Photo of Christopher Greer Christopher Greer
Feb 14, 2020 5

Megan was amazing. My fiancé and I had our Valentine’s Day dinner at Firebirds tonight. Through all of the loud customers and constant table-waiting, she was very helpful to us. She made sure we had everything we needed. We watched as she ran around, covering multiple tables, and she never stopped working! Very impressed by her professionalism, kindness, and the very sweet ‘thank you’ note that she left on our receipt. So Megan, thank you! And Firebirds, promote her!

Photo of Fonda Kornegay Fonda Kornegay
Mar 11, 2020 5

Always delicious, fresh and hot. I do miss the BBQ Salmon Salad, but I kind of make my own with the BLT salad with salmon and some BBQ sauce on the side. Not quite the same, but when I need a fix I order that. We tried the appetizer steak rolls. They were really good, but not as good as the lobster queso. They were short on staff when we went for lunch, so we opted to sit in the bar area instead of waiting for a table in the dining area. Great service their too!

Photo of C Price C Price
Feb 15, 2020 4

Nice atmosphere and food is tasty. Lobster queso is my favorite appetizer. Side salad is tasty. I got the pineapple chicken I think it's called...it was okay. I think I will go back to steak next time. But would come back again for sure!

Photo of Ed Bailey Ed Bailey
May 28, 2019 5

Great food with great staff to serve it. Handled my dietary request perfectly. Definitely will be back!

Photo of Calio Williamson Calio Williamson
Jul 20, 2019 5

The food as well as the atmosphere was really good. I definitely enjoyed myself with my best friend.

Photo of Andrew T. Andrew T.
Jun 30, 2020 5

Stopped in for a quick quality lunch. Best chain restaurant at streets at south point!

Photo of Andy Singh Jr Andy Singh Jr
Jul 10, 2020 5

Great, well-run establishment. Firebirds have a commitment to high-quality food (their Pittsburgh location is great too). I ordered the Aged Ribeye, and it was the tastiest thing in my mouth. I can still feel the tasty savor of the steak. Well done Firebirds. Keep it up!

Photo of Mike Higgins Mike Higgins
Jul 12, 2020 5

Larry, go on Friday ask for Larry. Great service. If they have clam chowder you have to get it. BLT salad is great. Add shrimp and tell larry to make sure they are char grilled right. He'll hook you up.

Photo of Courtney McCarroll Courtney McCarroll
Jul 14, 2020 5

Kudos to (Lynn) Executive chef! Celebrated my 30th and food was delicious! Thank you to our waitress for being so attentive.

Photo of Seema Seema
Jul 15, 2020 5

I came here with my man for my birthday and it was worth it! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was really nice. Our waitress was extremely patient with me in helping me figure out what kind of wine I like. *I can’t remember the name of the steak we ordered (pictured) but highly recommend. Use picture as reference when ordering! The prices were reasonable especially for steak. Definitely recommend trying for those like us who walk by and smell the food but never dine in. Also, make sure to call and reserve ahead of time! Please like if my review was helpful.

Photo of Chris Kowal Chris Kowal
Jul 18, 2020 5

Family curbside meal. Delicious. Ribs, chicken, mashed p, salad YUM

Photo of James Leung James Leung
Aug 6, 2020 5

Outstanding food and service. I came at around 7 pm and ordered a full course: soup, a filet mignon with veggies, a drink, and dessert. The waitress Kelly was friendly and told me about the soup and cocktail of the day. Didn't take long to have the food served. The soup was delicious and the meat was tender and grilled well on the outside. The brownie was very fulfilling with a very rich flavour. My only complaint would be the steak was a bit rarer than I expected. The best meal I've had for quite a while!

Photo of Jessica Phillips Jessica Phillips
Aug 9, 2020 5

Delightful chicken tortilla soup and green beans side with pecans. I also liked the special Tito's lemon martini. Great!

Photo of teresa couch teresa couch
Jul 31, 2020 3

The food and the service were not very good. -A blackberry cocktail was accidentally spilled at our table and the waitperson wanted to discuss weather I wanted paper or a cloth napkins before bringing any as the drink continued to run onto my lap. -We had to ask for bread because the person waiting on us did not ask us. -We watched as our appetizers were taken from table to table as the person asked if that table had ordered them. They were then taken back to the kitchen widow before being delivered to our table. -For dinner I was brought a chicken sandwich and when I said that I did not order it I was asked “was I sure?” I responded that yes I was sure because I don’t eat meat. So the chicken was taken back. The manager did come over and apologize for the error and said my portobello mushroom sandwich was being cooked and would be brought over soon. Once I received my food I barely ate any of it. The fries were drowning in salt, the bread on my sandwich extremely dry and overall the sandwich itself had no flavor. Yet we still paid for the food. I came home and fixed myself something to eat because I left Firebirds hungry.

Photo of Zack Marin Zack Marin
Aug 24, 2020 4

I had the ribeye steak as the main course. I got the chili rub and my steak cooked medium. The steak was cooked to perfection. I was also with someone who ordered a well done steak, which is quite hard for some restaurants to execute properly. The chef had no problem with the well done steak at all, so hats off to the chef. The only real reason why this is only four stars is due to the fact that, when we were seated and served appetizers, we had no silverware or plates, and had to ask a passing server for them. Overall, it was a great experience though.

Photo of Ciro Mcalpine Ciro Mcalpine
Sep 3, 2020 5

I always enjoy Firebirds so I decided to support them during this time of coro19. I ordered the Colorado grilled chicken salad to ho and as usual, the food and service was excellent from the beginning to end. Will order the ribs and salmon next. Please support this business via curbside and call or order online.

Photo of Rondell Achaibar Rondell Achaibar
Oct 6, 2020 4

Had the burger which was good. Also the Cesar grill chicken salad which was awesome. The chicken had a great wood smoke taste. Will definitely be back

Photo of Tom Warfield Tom Warfield
Sep 5, 2020 5

We always love the smoky flavor of various dishes. Today we had the strawberry and shrimp salad with the pineapple chicken with Pecan green beans. The shrimp, chicken, pinapple and the nuts are so delicious with their cooked on an open flame taste. BTW, we ordered one each of the salad and entree and when split between us was plenty.

Photo of T Cookies54 T Cookies54
Aug 30, 2020 5

John made our family dinner even better . Great waiter !!!!

Photo of shondria wilson shondria wilson
Sep 1, 2020 3

The food was okay. Service was great.

Photo of Jason Wesson Jason Wesson
Sep 14, 2020 5


Photo of Dylan Ayers Dylan Ayers
Nov 9, 2020 5

Went to lunch with my girlfriend and had great service from Chrystal. She always had our drinks filled and made sure our food was perfect multiple times. Will be back again. 10/10 would recommend. I would highly suggest requesting Chrystal as a server!!

Photo of Rosie Robbins Rosie Robbins
Nov 9, 2020 5

Went for lunch with my boyfriend today, chrystal was our waitress and she was the best waitress I’ve ever had here 10/10. Always kept our drinks filled super nice and friendly quick service. Highly recommend requesting her if you ever visit!

Photo of J D J D
Jan 1, 2021 5

Loved this place. After 10 years it's still good food. Service from Larry was impeccable. He needs a raise for how wonderful and accommodating he was. Fast seating and loved the carrot cake for desert.

Photo of Hope Alfaro Hope Alfaro
Dec 19, 2020 3

It wasn't too cold so we sat outside. No heaters up like Cheesecake factory has, but that was fine. Server was clearly assigned us at random and everything was slow and service wasn't great. Food was tasty so nice enough if you just really need to get dinner you didn't cook out of the house. Too crowded to sit indoors.

Photo of Luna Hugs Luna Hugs
Feb 17, 2021 4

Check your order before you leave but it was easy to order online. Surprised that you can get margaritas to go. I love their steaks and entree salads. Never had a disappointing meal.

Photo of Sean P. Matuszewski Sean P. Matuszewski
Feb 20, 2021 5

Awesome food. Great service and atmosphere. On a date or with your family, you can't go wrong. Great burgers or try my favorite, the Portebello sandwich. I'm not a vegetarian but it is pretty darn good.

Photo of Mrs Dixon Mrs Dixon
Mar 10, 2021 4

The food was delicious, perfectly seasoned, and right portion size. I appreciate the obvious COVID measures being actively taken. Deducted one star as my mashed potatoes came out more cold than warm and the server inadvertently forgot the shrimp on our grilled shrimp and strawberry salad. I will say the issues were quickly resolved and with a smile! I'll definitely be back to this location.

Photo of Susan Susan
Mar 13, 2021 5

Excellent food and service as always. For some reason, this time dinner took a little longer than I would have expected. It was early, and not crowded. Despite the wait for food, my son and I both enjoyed our meals.

Photo of Michelle Dail Michelle Dail
Mar 28, 2021 5

Staff from the front to the back was 1st rate! Food was on point. We got the ribeye, they had intense flavor and cooked to perfection! The kids meal was one of the best we've ever had anywhere. Highly recommend this place!

Photo of Subodh Gurung Subodh Gurung
Apr 17, 2021 5

So pleased we stopped by here. I ordered their Grilled Pineapple Chicken, out of this world. Our server Kristen needs a raise. She went above and beyond getting to know us and recommending what to order. We will be back !

Photo of Jenette Arreola Jenette Arreola
Mar 22, 2021 5

Me crew and I had a great experience at Firebirds! We started off with a complementary appetizer- warm bread, which tasted great! I ordered a medium-well, 12 oz sirloin. The taste was flawless, requiring no complementary sauce! I did request extra cheese and bacon as I felt my potato was a bit too plain (I didn’t care for onions, butter or sour cream). However, even the potato was perfectly salted (the skin, that is). In brief, my dish was just as expected! I’d like to acknowledge my server, John H., for his outstanding service! He properly served us and ensured we were satisfied throughout our stay!

Photo of Jeremy Reese Jeremy Reese
May 9, 2021 5

The food was great. The service.. Impeccable. They were on reservation, but someone was 16 minutes late, so they seated us on a walk in. And Vincent took care of us. And, I mean he took care of us. This cat could teach a class on CLASS. Thanks Vincent. Firebirds better take care of you. Anyone can bake a potato.

Photo of Steven James Steven James
May 17, 2021 4

Are lunch it was nice. The chicken sandwich was really delicious. The salad was a touch over dressed but everything tasted good and the food was fresh

Jul 21, 2021 3

This place is good.. unfortunately not suitable for gluten free people... They better improve that . We are in 2021.. most restaurants offer at least 3-5 options..

Photo of Janai Walker Janai Walker
Aug 14, 2021 5

The food was great. Even though the a/c was out the staff went above and beyond to make sure the experience was good. I got the "Double Black Diamond" drink and it was great. The food was good and came out quickly. The cheesecake was a great birthday treat to end the night.

Photo of Kenneth Smith Kenneth Smith
Aug 7, 2021 5

This was our first time here since we are new to Durham—just moved from Dallas, Tx. The food and atmosphere were great. A bit on the pricey side, but great flavors. We especially loved the Caesar salads and our Ribeye steaks. Richard, our server, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you for the experience, sir. We will definitely be back and will ask for you.

Photo of Sam Oertwig Sam Oertwig
Aug 22, 2021 4

It's been awhile since I ate here, and I enjoyed my meal. Disappointed to see that crab cakes are no longer on the menu. I enjoyed a mixed green salad with salmon. The lime vinegrette was especially delicious! And the dirty martini was great as well. Will return.

Photo of Philip Pecevich Philip Pecevich
Aug 8, 2021 5

Very tasty with a large selection. Great place for a nice steak. The waitstaff were real friendly and accommodating.

Photo of RobertsMom NC RobertsMom NC
Aug 13, 2021 5

2021: still a great place for a meal. Of course after 2020 they - like most other restaurants- are a bit short staffed. But the current staff is on the ball. Everything just runs a tiny bit slower than pre-COVID. food is always amazing. If I want low cal or an amazing burger this is where I can get either. I absolutely love that they have fresh fruit as a side item! 2019 Hadn’t been in Firebirds for a couple of years. Glad we had lunch here. Food was really delicious and service and ambiance was excellent. Really like that they list calories in the menu. They also adjusted our selections to meet our dietary concerns. Will definitely return.