Happy WIAW, everyone! For this WIAW I have decided to write up a restaurant review since I went to dinner last night with my dad and was able to photograph what I ordered. Thanks as always to Jenn for putting this together.
A while back, I walked past a restaurant called Fire Bird (located on restaurant row) and it looked so gorgeous on the outside. A beautiful pre-war building with lights strung everywhere. Even though I didn’t know what type of food Fire Bird served, I knew that I definitely wanted to check it out. Literally two days later, an amazing deal came up on Groupon for a seafood tower and two glasses of prosecco at Fire Bird! I couldn’t believe it! I decided to purchase the voucher as a gift for my dad for Christmas since seafood and prosecco are definitely our favorites!
Last night we were able to use the voucher and had a fantastic time. Turns out, Fire Bird is a restaurant that serves Russian cuisine. I have never actually been to a Russian restaurant so this was new for me. The interior was decked out to the nines and very ornate. The menu even had a whole page dedicated to different vodka’s — pretty cool. As soon as my dad and I were seated, we ordered our two glasses of prosecco and seafood tower.
The seafood tower was INCREDIBLE. There was a ton of lobster, clams, mussels, and jumbo shrimp with different sauces to choose from. I was really impressed with how much we got — the original price of the tower alone was $90 and I paid HALF of that for both the tower and prosecco.
I could definitely have stopped after the seafood, but my dad wanted to try the duck so he went for it and I decided to order the lamb dumpling appetizer. The appetizer came with six little dumplings which were so filled with flavor I absolutely can’t explain. The waiter poured a truffle oil over the dumplings — yeaaaaaaa. They were incredible. I would go back just for those bad boys. I also tried a bite of my dad’s duck which was incredible – so flavorful and cooked perfectly.
We had such a nice father/daughter night filled with delicious food and good talks. We reminisced a lot about when my sister and I were little and all of the funny things we would do. A lot happened to my family from about 2009-2012 and we’re just now feeling the perks of smooth sailing. It’s nice to go out and talk about my grandparents and all of the good times we had when I was little. Sometimes I miss my childhood. I never really missed it until my grandparents passed and it just really shows how quickly time passes.
As for Fire Bird, I would definitely go back BUT this is not the usual trendy/NYC-ish place I go. The atmosphere is definitely fancy and quiet and the items on the menu are pretty expensive. For a corporate or company dinner, I think Fire Bird is the perfect place to go!
Have a great Wednesday, everyone.