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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Restaurant Review: Firebirds’ food fires on all cylinders, so the place does a brisk lunch business and a hopping dinner trade. As a result, potential diners may have a wait, but the restaurant eases the delay pain by occasionally sending out tastes of appetizers. Specialty martinis are featured, including the signature Double Black Diamond Martini with house-made pineapple-infused vodka. Starters are substantial, so go easy on the Ranch Rings (onions battered with buttermilk and panko crumbs), the coconut shrimp or the crab cakes. Or do indulge and make your dinner from several of these dishes. Wood-fired specials make great mains, such as steaks or salmon, which comes out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Firebirds' signature dishes include Asiago cream chicken pasta, daily fresh fish, ribs and meatloaf. A good selection of burgers and sandwiches completes the menu. For dessert, choose from crème brûlée cheesecake, a warm chocolate brownie, Key lime pie and more. The wine list is fairly mainstream although offerings are for the most part decent. A good rosé and a dessert wine list would be helpful. Service is efficient and friendly. Other locations are in Northlake (6801 Northlake Mall Dr., 704-295-1919) and StoneCrest (7716 Rea Rd., 704-752-7979) malls.