Bigfire is, in my opinion, a great addition to Universal CityWalk at the Universal Orlando Resort. Having been a huge fan of Emeril's which was previously in this location, I was skeptic, but quickly put at ease once we were inside and met our server and have been back several times since.
After a full day in the parks, we had a pretty late dinner on the agenda so we started in the lounge attached to the restaurant. The cocktail selection is quite extensive, with bourbon drinks being the star here. My Manhattan was delicious and set the tone for a great meal ahead! The bar is also a great stop if you don't have a reservation, I found the bartenders friendly, attentive, and making great drinks!
|Skillet Roasted Mussels - Herb broth, white wine, chives, grilled bread|
While these entrees were all great, the stand out are really the wood-fired meats. These menu items are cooked over cherry, pecan, and oak live wood flames on the hearth fire grill which imparts great flavor into the dish.
|Bigfire Grilled Filet Mignon w/ double veggies|
|Pork 2 Ways: hearth grilled pork tenderloin, apple spiced braised pork belly, bourbon peach butter, cheddar grits, mustard greens, ginger gastrique|
The filet was so tender and wow those cheddar grits with the pork, delightful!
We were too stuffed to try out their desserts, but I'm sure they would have been just as good given the quality of the rest of our meal. A great option is also to pop over to Toothsome for some chocolate treats to-go for later once you get a little nibbly!
Have you tried Big Fire? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks. You can email Maci at email@example.com.