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Bigfire Restaurant

Nick

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Sep 22, 2011
24,851
Orlando
NGL, I don’t like it. Doesn’t fit the theme of the restaurant at all. Looks like it’s from Cabana Bay.
It fits many elements of CityWalk, but certainly not BigFire. I don't like it either.
 

SeventyOne

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Jul 1, 2010
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Orlando
The new bar sign was probably a tip-off, but word from the groundlings is BigFire is doing very poorly. Conventional wisdom seems to blame it on the menu being "too fancy" for CityWalk (not my opinion, as my earlier reviews probably indicate, and odd given that this used to be Emerils, but that's the scuttlebutt). Expecting a menu change, if not the restaurant equivalent of a "soft reboot."
 
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Joe

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Feb 15, 2012
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Pittsburgh, PA
The new bar sign was probably a tip-off, but word from the groundlings is BigFire is doing very poorly. Conventional wisdom seems to blame it on the menu being "too fancy" for CityWalk (not my opinion, as my earlier reviews probably indicate, and odd given that this used to be Emerils, but that's the scuttlebutt). Expecting a menu change, if not the restaurant equivalent of a "soft reboot."
Fascinating, every time I’ve been it’s pretty packed. Is it the bar that’s underperforming or the whole restaurant?
 

JungleSkip

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Feb 15, 2010
21,937
The Mushroom Kingdom
The new bar sign was probably a tip-off, but word from the groundlings is BigFire is doing very poorly. Conventional wisdom seems to blame it on the menu being "too fancy" for CityWalk (not my opinion, as my earlier reviews probably indicate, and odd given that this used to be Emerils, but that's the scuttlebutt). Expecting a menu change, if not the restaurant equivalent of a "soft reboot."
Not saying that's not what you've heard, but I don't buy it. Place had a 45 minute wait Friday night while every other CW restaurant was basically a walk up
 

SeventyOne

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Jul 1, 2010
3,056
Orlando
Fascinating, every time I’ve been it’s pretty packed. Is it the bar that’s underperforming or the whole restaurant?
From what I was told, whole restaurant. The mention of the bar sign is me filling in the blanks, wasn't directly said to be related.
 

Scott W.

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Feb 26, 2014
13,756
Glasgow
The new bar sign was probably a tip-off, but word from the groundlings is BigFire is doing very poorly. Conventional wisdom seems to blame it on the menu being "too fancy" for CityWalk (not my opinion, as my earlier reviews probably indicate, and odd given that this used to be Emerils, but that's the scuttlebutt). Expecting a menu change, if not the restaurant equivalent of a "soft reboot."
This is why we can’t have nice things.
 
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