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Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://chicagofirehouse.com
  • Phone: (312) 786-1401
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday & Friday 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm;

    Brunch: Sunday 9:30am - 3:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chris Turano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Chicago Firehouse can accommodate parties of 12 - 200 on the premises. There is no limit to events off-site. Catering packages and flexible menus are offered.
  • Entertainment: The Chicago Firehouse features the smooth sounds of Myles Hayes Jazz Trio every Thursday throughout the year. The Trio Takes over our stunning Patio in the summer. Come join us for dinner and a show!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Come join our Mainstay Rewards Program & earn points with every visit!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Street
  • Public Transit: Michigan Avenue Bus - #4, #3, #1, #12

    CTA Red Line Train, CTA Orange Line Train, CTA Green Line Train - Roosevelt stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available for $9.00. Metered street parking available. Parking lot available at 14th and Michigan for $7.00.
A word from Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
The Chicago Firehouse restaurant is in an attractive turn-of-the-century building that formerly housed the Chicago Fire Department and was completely remodeled in 1999. The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant retained its charm with original tin ceilings, fire-glazed walls and brass poles. Just as the setting pleases your eye, the American fare will tantalize your taste buds.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I went with my sister and out of town cousin. We ate in the courtyard which was a lovely space. The service was good. The waiter was pleasant. My sister loved her "brick" chicken. My cousin seemed to enjoy her swordfish. I found my double cut pork chop to be dry. Though the waiter claimed it was a customer favorite. Maybe the chef was having an off evening."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I was hoping for better food, not that it was bad, but just not as good as anticipated. Also, I thought the menu would have more variety. The receptionist and the manager were extremely attentive, checking in with us whenever they walked past the table and even gave us a tour of the second floor as well as information about the history of the building, however our primary server was less than attentive. We ate indoors however the back patio looked extremely inviting, but my dinner partner prefers to dine indoors."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Had a great time at this place. The building is an old firehouse as the name would imply. We sat in the patio outside which was perfect ambiance for our one year wedding anniversary. Michael was our server and he was friendly, knowledgeable and willing to share his suggestions with us. The food we high quality and worth the price! We'll go back!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent and our waiter was so much fun and on top of it. Great experience and we will definitely eat here on our next trip to Chicago. The noise level was just right. We do not like quiet dining nor do we like loud - this was perfect!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My Girlfriend and I had our anniversary dinner here yesterday before a concert on Northerly Island. We were very happy with just about everything. The salmon and 8 oz filet were cooked perfectly! The garlic mashed potatoes were great. And the salad we spit was also very well put together. The place was pretty quiet, but we were hours ahead of the normal dinner crowd. The host/hostesses could use some guidance on seating though. There were two of us but gave us a booth built for 4 towards the front of the restaurant even though there were plenty of tables for two further back. Then they seated a family with 3 kids - one who was crying - right next to us. We'r epretty low key and like kids, so it didn't bother us."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was excellent--very tasty special of the day, steak and crab-stuffed shrimp. I've been here several times and have great food each time. Nothing to complain about."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The ambiance was great and the service was excellent. I was a little disappointed with the limited menu selection. I thought the menu would have more offerings to match the ambiance and service. I had the gazpacho and that was good and a salad which was average. My guest had the 3 alarm combo and he enjoyed the lobster bisque but was disappointed with the side salad and the lobster roll."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food was very good. Pretty much what you would expect from a classic American steakhouse. However, our server was definitely not up to par. The place was not busy on this early Sunday evening yet we had to request multiple times to have drinks replenished. He also only came by one time to check on the table after the order."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "i have eaten here numerous times over the years when at conventions at Moscone. It never disappoints, the ambiance is outstanding and the food is simply delicious. I took 5 clients to lunch and everyone loved their food. My salmon was fantastic. Highly recommend if you need a great place for lunch while in chicago for business!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a delightful dinner outside. It is private and shaded with several fountains. My family dined on various steak and seafood dishes. Everyone enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Surprised my mom there for a pre-birthday celebration, she is turning 89. Accommodated her walking limitations and were very attentive."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is the third time we have gone to the Chicago Firehouse and we have never been disappointed. We have taken different groups of people and everyone is impressed with their food, the ambiance and the service. Everyone is very friendly and helpful and very prompt. The wine list is wonderful and the full bar service is wonderful for those like myself who prefer other types of drinks. It can be cashy but is well worth the money for the experience and the food. Eating inside a former firehouse is so cool. You have to try it! Of all of the Chicago restaurants, this is our favorite."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place was recommended by some people at the convention center. Walking distance from the hotel. A little spendy, but totally worth it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A couple of girlfriends and I went out to dinner and we had a great time! The food, atmosphere, and service was top notch. Our server, Noel, was so helpful and curteous."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great out door seating, good food but our server were average although the rest if the staff were nice!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We took my parents and my sister from California to celebrate her birthday and fathers day and no one was dissappointed!! The food and service were exceptional!!! My family was still talking about how great everything was the next day!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed dinner here last weekend. Excellent selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. Great service."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Very good food and great service. Fine dining but relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We love the historic and sophisticated character of the Firehouse. Always a pleasurable experience. Food is fantastic! 6th visit and never disappointed."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I was in Chicago over the weekend and was dining alone. There was no 'attitude' about me taking up a table as there occasionally can be. The waitress - I think her name was Gloria - was very nice and the overall service attentive. I ate at a table out on the patio and the weather was beautiful. The food was very tasty and I would recommend the restaurant to anyone in the area who wants a good dinner."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Three 1956 high school couples met for lunch. Great food, drink and ambience for a mini reunion. Would come again next year."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I'm writing on behalf of the manager who needed the reservation. Obviously, it's a wonderful restaurant convenient to the large conferences held in Chicago. This particular manager has selected this restaurant several times in the past few years due to its convenience, food, and service."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The food was great and the staff was excellent. I held a lunch meeting, and my clients were quite pleased with the food quality and ambiance of the Restaurant. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Nice spot in an old firehouse. Food was good but over priced. Dinner for 2 with 1 glass of wine $175. Glad we went once. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was perfect! Service needs improvement. It wasn't our servers fault they were under staffed."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Nice setting for client lunch, wonderful option and the service was fantastic!!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Firehouse has a lovely restored late 19th early 20th Century dark Woody ambience, very good service and noteworthy menu. Our dishes, scallops and swordfish, were very well prepared and excellently presented. Service in the upper tier of Chicago restaurants. Not inxpensive but a reasonable value. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Architecturally interesting. The eggs Benedict are amazing."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The bar selection seemed limited. The service staff did their job, but was not memorable. The main course was pretty good but the accompaniments and side dishes were far less enjoyable."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The restauRant once again proved to be perfect for our 8 folkS from out of town, nothing could make it better. WILL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR AGAIN"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "It was my first time dining at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant and I was thoroughly satisfied with the level of service, quality of food and ambience of the restaurant. I had made reservations for a business lunch with some co-workers and a client. We were greeted with a genuine smile from the hostess. Our waiter was courteous and attentive. The food was delicious. There was resounding satisfaction around the table with their meal choice. All in all, we had a lovely experience and I would definitely dine at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant again. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Historic yet updated atmosphere with pleasant patio dining. Great location and good value."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Firehouse is in our neighborhood and we love the outdoor patio! Dining out was the plan but the Chicago weather, once again, had its way we moved inside within 5 minutes to opt for coat-less dining. Our waiter was Paul and he was excellent. We appetizer-ed, wine-d and dessert-ed our way through a special evening with out of town guests. We're not opposed to entrees; since we're home cooks it's just really painful to pay $48 for a steak, especially with a mostly a la carte menu. Table Fav: Fried calamari that includes a pop of tangy, spicy flavor from cherry peppers. Add the juice of fresh lemon (the dish was served with a half lemon wrapped & tied neatly in yellow tulle for ease and fun presentation) -- yum!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Mom and daughter trip to Chicago .A special place for a special meal. Time moves to quickly."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "2nd time at the Firehouse, with business colleagues. I'm so impressed with the service, excellent drinks, and the quality of the meals. I'll be back. Great place for business lunch or dinner, easy parking on the street or valet, and close enough to the Loop that it's worth going there from work. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We celebrated a co-workers birthday and enjoyed the afternoon. The firehouse is our favorite celebration lunch place and have never been disappointed. Our waiter was well informed on all the specials and took very good care of all our needs."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Ordering from the menu was not an option. Cold food was not cold.Cold foods need to be kept on ice which they were not. Sirloin of beef was chewy/tough. We were seated in an upstairs banquet room which lacked ambience. No complimentary cocktails for mothers. Food was less than ordinary. I won't return nor will I recommend this restaurant. Disappointing."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have been to Chicago Firehouse in the past for lunch and dinner, however have never had brunch there. The brunch was excellent with good variety and high quality items. The service was also excellent! We sat on the 2nd floor, which is not as nice as the main floor, however the room had alot of light and was pleasant and the excellent food and service made up for the seating area. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place for Mother's day was a complete disgrace, We arrived at 3pm only one hour after they advertised a dinner buffet beginning, 90% of every food item looked like it had been sitting out for hours, there was zero ambiance and the buffet was decorated like the chefs couldn't care less. after trying to make one plate my wife and I decided to leave as we couldn't even force ourselves to try the stale boring food and less that unimaginative presentation. This place needs a new direction."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I think they could have had a bit more of a variety. The fish gave my husband an upset stomach. Our server was hardly ever around. Most of the servers were non-existent. They were always hiding in a back room. I don't understand why since all of the food was laid out. I only got one refill on my coffee because my server was never around. I saw more of my bus boy. At one point we had four plates stacked up because we just didn't see a waiter. We also had to wait for orange juice because it had to be brought up from the first floor. I don't understand why we were seated upstairs when we had an elderly lady in our party. I later learned that there was an elevator. Why didn't anyone tell us? "
    Dined on 5/11/2014