This summer, we’ve got you covered for a relaxing night out with delicious open-fire cooking. Bigfire – the newest, full-service restaurant that draws inspiration from the nostalgia of cooking over open flames during memorable family vacations – will leave you feeling as though you have stepped into a lakeside summer house, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of summer evenings spent by the water, surrounded by family and friends.
This two-story venue will feature natural design elements of mix and matched fabrics and seating, cast iron, twinkling lights, camp lanterns – and even a canoe suspended from the overhead rafters – to complete the outdoor ambience inside the restaurant. We can’t think of a better way to unwind after a fun-filled day in the parks.
At the heart of the venue will be a custom wood fire grill where chefs will prepare signature dishes inspired by the style of open-fire cooking – but with a significant and modern twist.
Inspired by the way food would be prepared on an open campfire, chefs will carefully match each food with wood species that have been carefully chosen based on the flavor they exude, resulting in delectable dishes, sides, desserts – and even cocktails – that all infuse the smoky spirits. The pairings will add bold flavors to create elevated American fare, including a signature bison burger, coffee, chili and cocoa rubbed top sirloin, delectable freshwater trout, mouth-watering smoked salads and more.
This new venue will be located between VIVO Italian Kitchen and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on the edge of the lagoon – offering incredible views of Universal CityWalk. Stay tuned to the blog and sign up for email to receive updates on Bigfire like the official grand opening date.
What are you most excited to try? Share in the comments below!
If there’s anything gluten free on the menu I’m there!
Hi Lainie! We do not have that information just yet, but continue to monitor our social media pages as well as our website for more information.
I really hope there will be! I am excited to go there but I’ll be even more excited if there is a specific gluten free menu.
The bison burger sounds great!
Can’t wait to try it!
Hi Danny, at this time the venue will not be included within the Dining Plan.
When is the opening date?
Hi John! Stay tuned to the blog for more announcements about the official grand opening date.
Cannot wait for this place to open!!! We need a good replacement for Emerils
Hopefully this place will be a little more upmarket, I hope so…..we need a good seafood and steak restaurant within Citywalk.
So looking forward to trying this place out……
Smoked Prim Rib.
Will this restaurant require reservations?
Hi Tony! Stay tuned for more information to be released.
I hope there’s table-side smores on the desert menu. This would fit in perfectly with the theme.
Can’t wait, remember it being built when my family and I were their last year. At least you can enjoy the city walk for free. Thank you.
On the 2020 Full Service Dining Plan, do you only have the option to order certain menu items or full menu options on the menu?
Hello, entitlements vary per venue but at our table service restaurants, all items available for redemption excluding Lobster.