A new restaurant at the Village at Leesburg celebrated its opening in mid-November. Firebirds Wood-Fired Grill made its grand debut Nov. 16. The restaurant is the creative concept of owner and restaurateur Dennis Thompson, who is also the co-founder of the Lone Star Steakhouse and Fox and Hound sports bar chains. Under the operation of General Manager Shannon Orleans, guests at the Leesburg restaurant can enjoy well-seasoned steaks grilled over an open flame, generous burgers, oversized salads, herb roasted prime rib, fresh seafood and more created by Head Chef Mike Webb. The Leesburg site marks the 20th location for the company nationwide and the fourth in Virginia.
The restaurant features an indoor stone fireplace, dark woods, bold colors and stacked stone columns that create a cozy, dining room setting while the exposed kitchen showcases the flurry of activity with smoky aromas from the hardwood flames. Seasonally, guests can also dine al fresco in the outdoor patio. "Grilling over the open flame gives all of our food a tremendous flavor," Thompson stated. "Our blend of bold seasonings, spices and sauces is designed to create an innovative style of American cuisine that makes each dish flavorful from beginning to end."
Firebirds is located at 1607 Village Market Boulevard, Suite 100. For more information, visit www.firebirdsrestaurants.com.