"The Market at Mills Park"
Orlando, FL 32803
The restaurant specializes in aged steaks, fresh seafood, chicken and ribs seared over an authentic wood fired grill. Firebirds is Known for its Classic American cuisine infused with bold flavors, fresh herbs and spices. Winter Park guests will enjoy the high quality selections at moderate prices, top-notch service and warm ambiance that have made Firebirds successful at all 34 locations nationwide.
Firebirds CEO Mark Eason is a Winter Park native and has strong ties to the area. He has more than 35 years of restaurant industry experience working for companies such as Steak & Ale, Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon and Bertucci’s.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill believes in supporting the community, using local firewood and making every recipe in-house with the freshest ingredients. The Winter Park Firebirds will also feature artwork by local artist Leslie Neumann. Her critically acclaimed, enchanting landscapes of Florida’s coast have been featured in exhibits at all 34 Firebirds locations nationwide.
From the Chile Rubbed Delmonico to the Bleu Cheese Filet, each steak is hand-cut and grilled to perfection. Other signature items such as the Wood Grilled Salmon, Firebirds BLT Salad, Lobster Spinach Queso and Creme Brulée Cheesecake are also prepared on site from start to finish. A Kids’ Menu with items approved by the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program, includes Grilled Chicken, Sirloin Steak and more, with the choice of two sides.
The 7,450-square-foot restaurant features an exhibition kitchen, an indoor stone fireplace, and two “wine walls” in the dining room and at the host stand. The award-winning FIREBAR™, complete with a waterfall of colorful bottles, hosts a selection of private Firebirds label wines and specialty cocktails such as the Double Black Diamond Martini® infused with natural, fresh pineapple for 21 days. In addition, the cozy outdoor patio features its own bar embellished with unique red art glass across the back, a sophisticated steel bar top and upscale chilled wine bin. Dark woods, vivid colors and comfortable seating create a cozy and intimate dining room setting.
Tastes of Orlando was invited to a special soft opening test run and was able to sample a few dishes and cocktails. Everything we ate tasted pretty spectacular, especially the Chile Rubbed Delmonico Steak. Although I do not comment much as to the service a restaurant provides during a soft opening, the staff at Firebirds did a fairly decent job for a test run.
This is a house favorite, and I thought all the flavors of this queso blended perfectly well together.
The BLT Salad is another house favorite dish. It was light, refreshing, and loaded with tasty bacon.
The salads are pretty big at Firebirds, so two people can easily split one salad.
Firebirds specializes in meats, and the hand carved Prime Rib encrusted with fresh herbs and pepper, is pretty spectacular.
The Prime Rib is available in 12oz. or 16oz. size. I ordered the 12oz., and had plenty leftover.
The Chile Rubbed Delmonico was an instant favorite. This is a 12oz. steak rubbed down with chile and other spices, then seared to lock the in the flavors.
For desert I ordered the Creme Brulee Cheesecake.
Firebirds cheesecake is very good. It is light and airy, so its not heavy at all and it's topped with caramelized sugar for the brule part and has a strawberry drizzle.