Bigfire Grill at Universal CityWalk offers lakeside views and delectable dishes

in Entertainment, Food, ParkSpotting, Reviews, Theme Parks, Universal CityWalk, Universal Orlando

Bigfire Grill

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Bigfire Grill at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk is the ultimate destination to enjoy a lakeside-style grilling experience, designed for guests looking to sit back and relax after a long day in the parks.

According to Ric Florell, Executive Vice President, Revenue Operations, Universal Orlando, this all-new restaurant was inspired by the lifestyle of great and interesting food, friends, family and a comfortable place to go.

Bigfire Grill
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Bigfire Grill interior
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The theming of the restaurant was designed to appear as a lakeside home where you go to relax and be with your friends and family. Floral explains that the story of the restaurant is that it started out as a singular building and as the family grew and friends grew, so did the building. That is why the flooring in the restaurant is different throughout the establishment, they’re all additions.

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Bigfire Grill table
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Guests at Bigfire Grill
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Outside there is a fire pit and comfortable chairs for guests to sit and relax, similar to if they were actually lakeside. Open fire grilling is one of the oldest forms of cooking and this establishment is a resurgence of that.

As far as the food, we got in on media day before the restaurant opened giving us a look at nearly everything available on the menu. What we tried was fire-grilled and delicious, just as you would expect, but take a look at these pictures and decide for yourself what items are on your list to try. The eatery offers the following:

Appetizers

Hearth Oven Baked Bread

Served with herbed butter, whipped butter, peach preserves

Hearth Oven Baked Bread
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Wood Charred Brussels Sprouts

Served with peppers, toasted almond smear

Smoked Brooke Trout Dip

Served with homemade crackers

Smoked Brooke Trout Dip
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Campfire Chili

Served with sour cream and cornbread.

Campfire Chili
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Fried Green Tomatoes

Served with arugula, walnut pesto, white balsamic and smoked salt

Fried Green Tomatoes
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Wood Oven Dip

Served with artichoke, spinach, kale and garlic bread.

Skillet Roasted Mussels

Served with white wine, chives and grilled bread

Skillet Roasted Mussels
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Lamb Sliders

Served with aioli, mashed tomatoes, smoked cheddar, southern style potato salad

Handhelds

Bigfire Cheeseburger

A 1/2lb black Angus beef burger, cheddar and beefsteak tomato

Skillet Roasted Mussels

Topped with red wine aioli, caramelized onions, beer cheese sauce

Skillet Roasted Mussels
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Fried Green Tomato Cheeseburger

A 1/2lb black Angus beef, pimento cheese

Fried Green Tomato Cheeseburger
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Grilled Chicken

Topped with walnut pesto, peach preserves, grilled onion, smoked cheddar

Grilled Chicken
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Salmon BLTA

Topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato jam and avocado

Salads

Chopped Kale

Pulled chicken, diced cherries, and buttermilk ranch sauce

Baby Beets & Goat Cheese

With walnut, apples, pomegranate vinaigrette

Baby Beets & Goat Cheese
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Cobb

Signature blend grilled chicken, sliced bacon, corn tomatoes, avocado, goat cheese, egg, almonds, honey barbecue dressing, cornbread

Cobb
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Wedge

With avocado, red onions, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes, egg, bacon, buttermilk blue dressing

Entrees

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

With pork belly mac & cheese, signature coleslaw, cornbread

Buttermilk Fried Chicken
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BBQ Shrimp

Blackened, cream sauce, signature coleslaw, cornbread

BBQ Shrimp
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Beer Glazed Scallops

Bigfire smoked amber, fire-grilled vegetables and charred hearth bread

Beer Glazed Scallops
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Hearthstone Seafood Bake

With wood oven baked Northern whitefish shrimp, cold water mussels, andouille sausage, fresh corn, red potatoes, and herbed butter

Short Rib Pasta

With garganelli, oyster mushrooms, sherry cream sauce

Skillet Roasted Half Chicken

With fire grilled vegetables, and crispy smashed potatoes

Cauliflower Steak

With shishito peppers, roasted vine tomatoes, warm faro salad, and charred tomato sauce

Cauliflower Steak
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Dutch Oven Beef Burgundy

With red wine, mushrooms, bacon, pearl onions and buttered egg noodles

Off The Embers

Brook Trout

With fire grilled vegetables, crispy smashed potatoes

Brook Trout
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Wild Salmon

With fire grilled vegetables, crispy smashed potatoes

Colorado Lamb Chops

With fire grilled vegetables, crispy smashed potatoes and minted bordelaise

Duroc Pork Chop

With signature coleslaw, crispy smashed potatoes, mustard Bercy sauce

Duroc Pork Chop
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Desserts

Tableside S’mores

Tableside S'mores
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Tableside S'mores
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Skillet Baked Chocolate Cake

Skillet Baked Chocolate Cake
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Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska
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Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie
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Will you check out Bigfire Grill on your next visit to CityWalk at Universal Orlando? Let us know in the comments below!