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
some of the best food in Cleveland - whi ...
some of the best food in Cleveland - which is saying a lot! The best ribeye I have ever tasted.
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.
Superb comfit duck. Iappreciatethenew ch ...
Superb comfit duck. Iappreciatethenew chairs much more comfortable. Excellent rye Manhattan
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.
unusual menu, but I'm a usual guy. The f ...
unusual menu, but I'm a usual guy. The folks who like out of the ordinary will find this place to their liking.
Enjoyed the meal and pairings very much. ...
Enjoyed the meal and pairings very much. EXCELLENT customer service. Server very knowledgeable and helpful. We were there for our birthday celebration and we ate outside on the patio--very nice.
Best local restaurant in town. Food is ...
Best local restaurant in town. Food is sensational and inspiring. Ambiance is warm and inviting. Crowd is familiar and friends. A real neighborhood gem.
The Marlin and brownie desert was amazin ...
The Marlin and brownie desert was amazing
Always outstanding! Personal service. ...
Always outstanding! Personal service. My wife and I are frequent diners.
Always amazingly delicious!!! The flavor ...
Always amazingly delicious!!! The flavors of the food are remarkable. Great creativity by Chef Katz.
Delightful! Big thank you to the chef, h ...
Delightful! Big thank you to the chef, hostess, and absolutely wonderful server for a great experience. We will definitely be back.
The food taste was outstanding, though m ...
The food taste was outstanding, though my steak was served barely warm. It was still delicious! The wine list is nice, albeit pricey.
This is my umpteenth visit to Fire and I ...
This is my umpteenth visit to Fire and I am always impressed with the consistent quality, freshness, and inventiveness here. Favorite!
Go there a lot, usually amazing. Last v ...
Go there a lot, usually amazing. Last visit so-so. Hostess forgot about us at bar, wasn't served at table until we asked for server. Celebrating a graduation so was disappointing. Will go back though.
Service was a little slow...had to keep ...
Service was a little slow...had to keep asking a server that was not ours to find our server however the server was otherwise great.
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.
Not too fond of some of the new items on ...
Not too fond of some of the new items on the menu- but the standard items (e.g., duck confit and appetizers) were going as usual.
Fire was Superb!
We couldn't been more pleased with our experience at Fire. The food, service and ambience were all superb. We will be back for more soon.
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!
Fire was delicious! Lemon Souffle Pancakes, scrambled eggs, stuffed French Toast - everyone loved their meal!
The only meal better than Fire's dinner ...
The only meal better than Fire's dinner is....Fire's brunch! Such a treat - absolutely delicious and fun.
Consistently awesome. Never disappoints ...
Consistently awesome. Never disappoints.
The food was OUTSTANDING! Service a bit ...
The food was OUTSTANDING! Service a bit slow but chef/owner Mr. Katz actually came around to refill water! Would definitely recommend for brunch.
Chicken livers and Karen's Caesar salad ...
Chicken livers and Karen's Caesar salad a must. My husband had the pork chop; also a must
Fantastic food and great service
Fantastic food and great service
The French toast was amazing and the lem ...
The French toast was amazing and the lemon souffle pancakes were a delight. If you are in the savory mood try the breakfast pizza or duck confit
I love the food, but more than that I li ...
I love the food, but more than that I like the ambiance and the people at Fire. I feel comfortable just being there with all of the other guests. It's just a great place to hang out for the evening - the food is just icing on the cake. For brunch - Doug Katz will sometimes fill our coffee. To me this is impressive - he's very personable and present
Six of us enjoyed EVERYTHING we ate - ap ...
Six of us enjoyed EVERYTHING we ate - appetizers, salads, entrees, and dessert. The cocktails were also expertly crafted.
Excellent food, Phenomenal Service
We were running late and live on the west side, so almost considered cancelling because we were going to be an hour late. We called and asked if they could move our reservation on a Saturday night. No problem. We arrived at the restaurant - complimentary valet parking - awesome (deserving of a big tip, just for convenience), and we were seated right away. The restaurant was full and they still reserved a table for us. Very awesome. The food is outstanding, so just go online and look at the menu. Our waiter was friendly and did a fabulous job - he made sure he was always around but not intrusive. It made for a great evening.
A tried and true favorite
I've never had a bad meal at Fire. In addition to a creative and well thought out menu, Fire has one of the top brunches in Cleveland, hands down - for both food and drinks. One thing that's incredibly obvious is the quality of the ingredients - everything is so fresh and obviously very meticulously chosen. A few of our favorites are the Lemon Souffle Pancakes (if you're into a sweet dish) or on the savory side the Croque Madame and the Crispy Duck are both excellent.
Great place to celebrate a birthday. Con ...
Great place to celebrate a birthday. Consistently great food, service and ambiance.
A wonderful experience!
A wonderful experience!
Wine and dessert
My mom, sister, and I went to Fire for wine and dessert on Mother's Day afternoon. We were able to get a reservation for the time we wanted, and it was just a perfect choice. Our waiter was fantastic! (I am blanking on his name at the moment but he was so friendly - please tell him he was a huge part of what made the experience so great!). The desserts we shared (chocolate mousse brownie and sticky bun) were delicious, and we split a bottle of wine. It was definitely the first of many times we will choose Fire as our place to go!
The food was very good so was the servic ...
The food was very good so was the service for a crowded Mother's Day brunch :)
First visit was Mother's Day. My party d ...
First visit was Mother's Day. My party did enjoy the environment and food.
Great Mother's Day brunch.
Great Mother's Day brunch.
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