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Big Fire Restaurant Review

Big Fire 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.  

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 open kitchen is a great feature as you enter the dining room.  The decor is modern yet cozy with touches of plaid throughout.


We started the meal with some wine and some mussels, which came out steaming hot and was quite impressive to see.

Skillet Roasted Mussels - Herb broth, white wine, chives, grilled bread
After that delightful start, it was time for some entrees. The menu had something for everyone, with the food being familiar yet having a little something special to elevate the dish.  Honestly everything we tried was so good!  Even a late night after a long day, we came close to cleaning our plates.  Our entrees ranged from $14 (salad) to $27 (scallops) which seemed like great prices for a theme park for the quality of food we received.  There were some more expensive things on the menu (the highest being $39) but they didn't tickle our fancy on this particular evening.

Beer Glazed Scallops - Bacon, fire grilled vegetables, charred hearth bread
Signature Cheeseburger - 1/2 lb. black angus beef, cheddar, beefsteak tomato
 Grilled Pork Chop - Mustard bercy sauce
Short Rib Pasta - Garganelli, oyster mushrooms, sherry cream sauce
 Baby Beets & Goat Cheese - Mixed greens, walnuts, apples, pomegranate vinaigrette
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.  The service we had here was also outstanding.  Our server was slammed but made sure to take great care of us and made us feel important and taken care of throughout the meal.  


Have you tried Big Fire yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

- Agent Maci

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