About fire food and drink
Red hot... just like the name, fire was smoking from the start. Owner-chef Douglas Katz hit a bull's-eye with this trendy American bistro. There are no gimmicks here. Just simple wood-fired cooking served in a hip urban space with sleek lines & an open kitchen. fire's staff is among the best in Cleveland!
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Brunch Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 2:00 pm Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Please Note: Parties of 9 or more, please call the restaurant!
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
fire does one-of-a-kind catering functions based on customer requests.
Complimentary valet daily
Private Party Facilities:
Fire offers a private dining room accommodating up to 35 guests & is available lunch, dinner & Sunday brunch. Audio visual supplies & valet parking available on request.
Private Party Contact:
Hillary Lyon: 2169213473x148
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please see our events page at: http://firefoodanddrink.com/category/events
fire food and drink Ratings and Reviews
My wife's duck, my chicken livers, and o ...
My wife's duck, my chicken livers, and our shared Caesar Salad were all outstanding. After our early 5 PM dinner, we caught the latest Star Trek pic then returned for an after-movie drink at the bar. All of the staff served us well and made us feel very welcome. This was not our first Fire drill; we've enjoyed our experiences in the past and will continue to enjoy more in the future. May they live long and prosper.
We love fire, mostly because we've never ...
We love fire, mostly because we've never had a mediocre, much less, inferior meal there. Even though I am not a vegetarian, I always order their vegetarian selections as they are uniformly delicious, imaginative, and labor-intense to prepare.
We has an early reservation. Server was ...
We has an early reservation. Server was young, and not as cheery as we like. Think servers are often disappointed when diners don't order drinks. Some of us are recovering alcoholics. Splitting a meal is not so much economics, as having a meal where one doesn't feel stuffed. Food was great.
We arrived early on the evening of July ...
We arrived early on the evening of July 3 and were greeted quickly and professionally. Asked for an outside table and were seated at a great spot. Stephanie and her team took care of us with grace and poise. It was a leisurely 90 minute dinner to celebrate a recent move to Cleveland. Everything was outstanding! The beet and rhubarb soup paired with the Porkchop and Sauvignon blanc wine was a dream. We will be back many times
Service was fabulous. Attentive but not ...
Service was fabulous. Attentive but not cloying. Hubby's porkchop a little pink on the inside cuz it was mammoth would be the only negative on either entree. For dessert he had carrot cake. He liked the cake but thought that the orange colored sauce was too much of a departure from traditional carrot cake. He prefers that. I chose the duck confit and it was perfect. Juicy and cooked perfectly. My custardy dessert was delicious.
I would return again but this time for brunch. This night out was after Phantom of the Opera.
The food is excellent, though from a sel ...
The food is excellent, though from a selection standpoint there are only about 10 entrees to choose from. Wine list was long enough. My biggest concern about the restaurant is the seating - tables are VERY close together. Our table of 4 was about 6 inches away from the next table of 2 - they may as well have been dining with us.
Saturday brunch with a friend from out o ...
Saturday brunch with a friend from out of town. Wife and I brought our very young child in car seat. Was able to sit outside (as the weather was great) without much sun. Wasn't too crowded (surprisingly), friendly service and great food and fire bloody mary. no complaints. will definitely come back for brunch
As almost always, Fire did not disappoin ...
As almost always, Fire did not disappoint. Food was delicious, service was excellent. We sat outside, which is very pleasurable, however, the chairs can be a little hard on my old bones.
I'm looking forward to the next visit.
Fire Food and Drink is a gorgeous gem of ...
Fire Food and Drink is a gorgeous gem of a restaurant in the middle of Shaker Square. I was pleasantly surprised by the prices, portions, and atmosphere, which were all extremely reasonable. Usually in Cleveland, you can pick 1 of those 3 criteria to fall within acceptable dining standards, and the other two will be ridiculously off-base. Not so here. Prices were appropriate to Cleveland and also denoted the quality of the food. Portions were not enormous and also reflected the price. Atmosphere was quiet, not chaotic, not noisy, not full of screaming children, and did not feel like a dive bar. Service was exceptional. After having gone to the other James Beard-nominated restaurant in CLE, I have been so disappointed by the service. Here, the servers were friendly and attentive, and Doug Katz himself personally visited every table. (he made eye contact and smiled at me! I felt like a celebrity!) I shared a sticky bun and a fruit plate with other guests, and I got the almond-stuffed french toast for myself. All were excellent. The almond french toast was pretty impressive because you really got that marzipan/candy-almond flavor, and the sticky bun was incredible. Even the fruit plate was thoughtful--blueberries might have been local, all seasonal fruit, all at peak freshness. This is the restaurant I've been looking for around here. I'll be back for sure.
This is the flagship restaurant of Doug ...
This is the flagship restaurant of Doug Katz. The service and food was excellent. Our waitress was very knowledgeable. But there were two quirks from a perfect evening. 1. My drink should have come with ice. I had to ask for it. 2. Olive oil served with bread and no herbs or even pepper to put into the oil. A servant came over, on request, to put some fresh ground pepper in it.
We were sat in the back room, we didn't ...
We were sat in the back room, we didn't just walk in. We had a reservation. The back room was dark and empty, I also don't understand why it took them 15 minutes to set up our table since it was empty. They were just not prepared for our reservation. I will not go there again. I'm sorry...
Our Default Restaurant
I have never had even a mediocre meal at fire, much less a bad one. I love the vegetarian selections, as they are imaginative and always tasty. My husband's favorite is the duck, and our friends raved about the hamburger and the Caesar salad. Even though we like to order dessert, we look forward to the complementary chocolate chip cookies that "sweeten" the arrival of the bill. Wait staff is beautifully trained. They are attentive without being intrusive. Love this restaurant!
Doug Katz and team rock! Once again, a ...
Doug Katz and team rock! Once again, a fabulous dinner and time at fire. I had the tandoori pork chop, mushroom salad, and pop overs. All delicious. Service was excellent too. This is the best restaurant in Cleveland, with all due respect to Messrs. Symon, Bruell, and others, all of whom provide worthy competition.
Always a treat!
We went for my birthday and had a wonderful dinner. Doug is always a wonderful host and this evening was no exception! We then had the pleasure of listening to him on the panel at the South Franklin Circle Dialogue series a few evenings later...wonderful evening as well! Thanks so much!
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