Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Brings Its Bold Flavors and Fresh Seasonal Ingredients to Knoxville August 2

Knoxville, TN (August 2, 2021) – Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, a scratch kitchen restaurant and steakhouse offering exceptional wood-grilled dishes with bold flavors and seasonal ingredients, opens Monday, August 2, at West Town Crossings, 7727 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Situated along Interstates 40/75, Firebirds is located across from West Town Mall and next to Tennessee Highway Patrol Headquarters. The contemporary-polished restaurant is known for its hand-cut aged steaks, fresh seafood, chicken, ribs and half-pound burgers prepared over an open flame.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill celebrates its opening at West Town Crossings, 7727 Kingston Pike in Knoxville.

“Firebirds’ signature classic American entrees and warm hospitality are a perfect fit for Knoxville,” said Firebirds CEO Steve Kislow. “General Manager Josh Kritner and our talented team members look forward to sharing our unique, wood-fired dining experience with the community.”

John Shirley, principal of Knoxville-based JKS Retail Development, LLC. is the developer of the center with Alabama-based Net Lease Alliance, LLC.


The Firebirds menu provides a variety of selections, including its signature Aged Ribeye, Filet Mignon, Wood Grilled Salmon, half-pound Burgers, Grilled Shrimp & Strawberry Salad, Lobster Spinach Queso and Creme Brulée Cheesecake. Many of Firebirds’ dishes are created using fresh seasonal ingredients. Gluten-sensitive menu items, such as Grilled Tenderloin Salad, Wood Grilled Salmon and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, are also available.

The contemporary-polished restaurant is known for its hand-cut aged steaks, fresh seafood, chicken, ribs, and half-pound burgers prepared over an open flame in Firebirds Wood Fired Grill’s exhibition kitchen.

The Kids Menu offers an array of items and is certified by the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program. The menu is specially designed with educationally fun puzzles and messaging that focuses on sharing values for a better world.

The award-winning FIREBAR® boasts an extensive selection of wines, including two private Firebirds labels, craft beers and specialty cocktails, such as the Double Black Diamond Martini®, a masterful infusion of fresh pineapple and vodka.

Full glasses and select bottles of wine are half-priced on Wine Down Mondays at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. The restaurant’s award-winning FIREBAR®boasts an extensive selection of wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails.


Firebirds’ new Knoxville restaurant features an energetic design concept and a warm, inviting atmosphere. The modern design and décor include light-colored woods, charred black brick, floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed steel, contemporary light fixtures, abstract artwork and pops of teal, orange, and red. The open concept gives guests views of the exhibition kitchen, wood-fired grill, the FIREBAR® and lounge. Additionally, guests can enjoy their meals and drinks on a comfortable patio. A private dining room is available as well as fully customizable menus for client meetings, birthdays, or private dinner parties.

The Double Black Diamond Martini® is a masterful infusion of fresh pineapple and vodka and is one of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill’s signature cocktails.


The Knoxville Firebirds will be open Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Specially priced bar bites at the FIREBAR® and patio are available Monday through Friday 4 – 7:00 p.m. On Wine Down Mondays, full glasses and select bottles of wine are at half-price.

Firebirds offers catering, gift cards, online ordering for ToGo and delivery options. Guests who register for Firebirds’ Inner Circle will be the first to hear about upcoming events, promotions, new menu items and exclusive offers. Members will also receive a gift for joining and a gift on their birthday.

Reservations for lunch or dinner can be made by visiting Firebirds’ website, using the OpenTable App, or calling 865-722-7770.


As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to give back to the community, Firebirds donates $1.25 per glass of lemonade ordered in the restaurant to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) year-round to help fund a cure for childhood cancer.

Looking for talented team members, Firebirds is hiring for all positions at

About Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, a contemporary-polished restaurant, is an energetic twist on the traditional grill featuring a boldly flavored, classic American menu in an inviting, fire-centric atmosphere. Signature menu items include hand-cut, aged steaks and fresh seafood hand-fileted in-house and seared over locally sourced hickory, oak or pecan wood in Firebirds’ scratch kitchen and exposed wood-fired grill. The open, stylish, enticing décor incorporates wood-fired themes and entertaining spaces, such as the outdoor patio with seasonal comforts and the award-winning FIREBAR®. Popular specialties include Wine Down Mondays, happy hour, artisan cocktails, craft beer, bourbon, after dinner drinks and Firebirds’ private label wine. In keeping with its mission, “To Serve, Enrich and Exceed,” Firebirds supports ever-growing sustainability efforts throughout its restaurants and partners with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, with more than $2.5 million raised for childhood cancer research through the sale of fresh-squeezed lemonade. Visit to become a member of Firebirds’ Inner Circle, make an OpenTable reservation or order ToGo online.