posted on August 08, 2013 03:58
The Vibe: Fire & Dine is a trendy wine bar brought to you by the same people who created Wine Republic. It is located in the upscale riverside shopping and dining complex of Asiatique which sits on the banks of the Chao Praya River. Fire & Dine is a comfortable and clean space with crisp black and white lines accented by wooden wine crates and interior garden walls. They have a large bar as a centerpiece, and an open kitchen in addition to an aromatic wood burning fire oven. The menu is focused on fresh and accessible cuisine and you will find an impressive bar and wine selection. It's a casual spot to hang out with friends after work or visit on a first date. They tend to attract a young and vibrant crowd.
What To Eat & Drink: We recommend starting off with a Watermelon Martini which is delightfully cool and refreshing. Both the house red and the house white wines are smooth and very drinkable. The house wines are reasonably priced and they rotate them regularly. Be sure to order the Caesar Salad which is surprisingly fresh and delicious, with a wonderful homemade dressing and lots of crispy real bacon bits. Next try the mouthwatering Wagyu Beef w/Spicy Thai Dressing. This signature dish is impressive and the beef is luxurious and melts in your mouth. It is an understated dish that packs a lot of flavor. Another hit is the Charcoal Bun Hamburger created from an original recipe using bamboo charcoal imported from Japan. It’s a juicy pork or beef burger and the bun is soft and unlike anything you’ve ever had. Other highlights include the perfectly executed Herbal Grilled Sea Bass w/Spicy Dressing, and the smoky and chewy Arugula & Parma Ham Pizza.
Insider Insight: Fire & Dine is serious about creating fresh, simple high quality cuisine that respects the ingredients. They deliver innovative and honest cuisine that is reasonably priced; with most starters and salads priced under 250 Baht and most pastas and pizzas priced under 350 Baht. As with many wine bars, the staff is not particularly knowledgeable about the wine, but overall it’s a one of the best restaurants in Asiatique for chilling out and relaxing. Also be sure to call ahead for reservations on the weekends, as they tend to get very busy.