New Bigfire Restaurant Brings Fireside Dining To Universal CityWalk This Summer

April 9, 2019
Bigfire Coming to Universal CityWalk

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.

The Theme

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.

The Food

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.

Bigfire Signature Bison Burger
Bigfire Smokin’ Salmon and Avocado Toast
Bigfire Outdoorsman Family Celebration
Bigfire Premium Steak – 16 oz Cowboy Ribeye
Bigfire Wisconsin Cheesemaker
Bigfire Farmers Harvest
Bigfire Farmers Roasted Vegetable Gathering
Bigfire Baked Alaska

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!

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  • Reply Elaine gilchrist April 9, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    If there’s anything gluten free on the menu I’m there!

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      Reply Social Media Team April 9, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      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.

    • Reply Kristi Waz April 11, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      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.

  • Reply Steve Colon April 9, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    The bison burger sounds great!

  • Reply Isabella Amoroso April 9, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Can’t wait to try it!

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    Reply Social Media Team April 9, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Hi Danny, at this time the venue will not be included within the Dining Plan.

  • Reply John Andrews April 9, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    When is the opening date?

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      Reply Social Media Team April 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

      Hi John! Stay tuned to the blog for more announcements about the official grand opening date.

  • Reply Anastasia April 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    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……

  • Reply Jeff Welch April 10, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Smoked Prim Rib.

  • Reply Tony Isenhour April 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Will this restaurant require reservations?

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      Reply Social Media Team April 10, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Tony! Stay tuned for more information to be released.

  • Reply Retro Girl April 10, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    I hope there’s table-side smores on the desert menu. This would fit in perfectly with the theme.

  • Reply Diane April 12, 2019 at 10:12 am

    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.

  • Reply CFuller February 24, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    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?

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    Reply Social Media Team February 24, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Hello, entitlements vary per venue but at our table service restaurants, all items available for redemption excluding Lobster.

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