Downtown Detroit’s Firebird Tavern Opening Location in Troy

Firebird Tavern in downtown Detroit is opening a location this August in Troy that will be reminiscent of the original establishment at 419 Monroe St., just west of Greektown.
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Firebird Tavern rendering
The owners of the Firebird Tavern in downtown Detroit are expanding and will be opening a location in Troy this August. // Rendering courtesy of Firebird Tavern

Firebird Tavern in downtown Detroit is opening a location this August in Troy that will be reminiscent of the original establishment at 419 Monroe St., just west of Greektown.

The new 5,000-square-foot location at 4845 Rochester Road, south of East Long Lake Road, will have seating for around 130 guests and offer an expansive pavilion patio and outdoor space.

“After nearly seven years of searching for the perfect second location, we are beyond excited to open our doors in Troy and become a part of this active, family-oriented community,” says Tony Piraino, co-owner of Firebird Tavern and a Troy resident.

“We have put immense thought and effort into creating a space that reflects the spirit of Firebird while adding our unique touch to the local dining scene. We can’t wait to welcome loyal fans and newcomers to experience what Firebird offers.”

The menu will continue to focus on a blend of comfort food and dishes made with ingredients sourced from local purveyors. Offerings will include the award-winning Diner Burger and the Fire’Bird’ sandwich to the Bánh Mì bowl, and a shareable soft pretzel with house-made beer cheese.

The Troy location also will offer hand-crafted personal-sized pizzas, and feature Firebird’s bar program, which has a selection of craft cocktails and premium spirits, including its custom blends of Woodford Reserve bourbon and Herradura Double Reposado tequila, along with an array of selected wines and craft beers.

Piraino and co-owner Owen Burke are working with local builders and craftspeople to build the Troy location, including woodworker Greg Matzelle of Davisburg, who hand-builds each banquette and table.

They also are working with Craig Cianciolo from Craft Antique Service, who is creating the custom bar top. The general contractor on the project is Brown-Schroeder & Co.

The cost of the project is estimated at more than $700,000. Firebird Tavern is hiring for all positions, including management, bartenders, kitchen staff, servers, and hosts. Applicants can email jobs@firebirdtavern.com with their resume and letter of interest.

For more information about Firebird Tavern, visit FirebirdTavern.com. Updates on the building progress and opening details will be available on Instagram here.