Firebirds restaurant planned for Drury Hotel

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The classic Ribeye steak, one of the many options at Firebirds. (Submitted photo)

The classic Ribeye steak, one of the many options at Firebirds. (Submitted photo)

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is planning to open its first Indiana location in the new Drury Hotel located on the Carmel-side of the border along 96th and Meridian streets.

The fast-growing national chain is known for wood-fired steaks, chicken, seafood and ribs and currently boasts 36 locations in 13 states.

According to a report from city planning officials, the new location will be 7,462 square feet including patio seating located on a vacant out-lot of the hotel. There will no full-service restaurant within the hotel and this was always part of the hotel’s plans, according to the report.

Parking should be adequate with more than 400 parking spaces in total for the hotel and restaurant. There are more than 200 seats in the restaurant – not including employees – so it’s estimated that usually more than 100 parking spaces would be needed for just the restaurant, but the city anticipates that many hotel guest will plan on eating at the restaurant so the shared space should work fine.

The hotel itself will be 10 stories will more than 200 rooms.

Firebirds menu features items such as crab cakes, coconut shrimp, filet kabob, slow-roasted prime rib, bleu cheese filet, parmesan-crusted mahi, cilantro-grilled chicken breast, sesame-encrusted salmon and braised tenderloin pasta. Prices range from $10 to $33 for entrees.

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