Monday, July 27, 2015

Restaurant Review: Firebirds Wood-Fired Grill, Mason, OH

Recently we had another new restaurant open in Mason - the Fields Ertl area is always expanding. This is near the Whole Foods/Dicks Sporting Goods at Deerfield Towne Center. 

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has nearly 40 locations nationwide. 

 They have a huge bar area with table service and a gorgeous colorful bar...

Seriously?! They also have this thing called the Double Black Diamond - it is a big container of Svedka All Natural Citron Vodka that is infused with fresh pineapple for 21 days! It's definitely ready by now - so that is worth trying. 

I had the chance to speak with Stephen Loftis, the VP of Marketing for Firebirds. He shared with me how much they love their 100% wood fired grill - they love cooking over an open flame. Everything from Firebirds is made from scratch - which I love. They also have a butcher program and cut all their steaks in house!


Lobster, baby spinach, tomatoes, pepper jack cheese, tortilla chips • 11.95

First up we started with the Lobster Spinach Queso and I am just going to say right now - hands down - best thing we ate all night. It's not to say anything else wasn't good - but this was AMAZING! I would never have thought to put spinach or lobster in there but it was fantastic! This is the way to get my husband to eat spinach - he gobbled it! The lobster was also great too because there were actual bite-sized pieces in there! You know - so many times something will say lobster - but there will be one 5 centimeter-sized flake - no - this had multiple chunks! So good. I cannot say enough - get this for sure!!!  (They also make the chips in-house every day!)


Applewood-smoked bacon, roasted garlic ranch dressing • 7.85

I ordered a salad with my meal and chose the BLT. It was pretty good - the bacon was really crispy - a little too crispy - but all in all - good salad.

Java BBQ sauce, steak fries, cider slaw • 24.25

Larry ordered the ribs and he loved them. We both skipped the slaw but the ribs were tasty - very tender and the sauce wasn't overly sweet. 
Peach salsa and tortilla slaw • 20.25

I went for the trout - this was not my favorite. It looks a bit of a hot mess and it kind of was. The crust wasn't very crusted to the fish and the dish was overall very dry. The portion size was very large but I didn't care for it. 

After speaking with Stephen - I really wish I'd tried the steak - that is their specialty. I had just had steak the night before - so it was my mistake. :-( 

Creme Brulée Cheesecake  7.50

I really love Creme Brulée so I thought I'd love the cheesecake - it was fine - but not as good as just plain Creme Brulée

Firebirds is also deeply involved with Alex's Lemonade Stand. $1 of every purchase of Alex's Lemonade goes to fight childhood cancer. They raised $100K in June alone! 

Why Should You Go? It's a really pretty restaurant and the service was great. That queso was the best queso I've ever had - especially for fancy queso. I can't wait to go back for queso and then I'll definitely get the steak!!! 

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