The old-school steakhouse has its place. Plenty of occasions call for a more formal experience, something that features the old-school sophistication of low lighting, rich woods and white tablecloths.

Elevated still has its place in an increasingly informal world, as do lively, energetic experiences.

Restaurateurs continue to roll out new prototype designs to provide guests with a more exciting environment. Among them is Charlotte, N.C.-based Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. In November 2017, this 45-plus-unit polished-casual chain rolled out the first location with a new design in Jacksonville, Fla.

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