Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

  • 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: Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • 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: 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.
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Chicago Firehouse Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (85)neighborhood gem (77)romantic (67)good for groups (60)great for outdoor dining (50)fit for foodies (47)notable wine list (42)great for lunch (26)late-night find (17)hot spot (14)great for brunch (12)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Impeccable Service
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Bryant was amazing and if you have a chance to be waited on by him, your experience will be that much better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Conventioner
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I made a reservation for my team of six in town for a convention. I got a call from Firehouse shortly after landing in O'Hare. Two hours later I called to change the time of our reservation to accomodate the team leader. Two hours prior to our reservation, I had to call and double the number of our party to twelve because another team wanted to join us. This restaurant was extremely courteous throughout. I felt terrible having changed the reservation several times after they had confirmed with me, but they were accomodating and never made me feel like I was breaking some protocol. The food was fantastic and the wine fabulous. We were treated very well by the service staff. For group dining close to McCormick Place, I recommend this place without the slightest hesitation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We came here for a dinner with our research group. Aside from being a bit too loud, we had a good experience. Good food and good service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Delightful
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    A friend and I chose the Firehouse for dinner after an evening of classical music. The dining experience continued the evening of relaxation and elegance perfectly. Our waiter Magnus was both charming and well informed about the dinner and wine menu. He was appropriately attentive without being intrusive. We chose lobster, rib eye, and crab claws to share. The food was spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pudge
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Was our first time there and was definitely pleased, the food was delicious and the staff was professional and immediate on service,
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok
    JFW2
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was acceptable...not outstanding. Service was good, attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    MattVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    It had been some time since we were last at the Chicago Firehouse. We found the prices had increased and the quality of the food had decreased. As we reported to the manager when he stopped by, the pea soup was very watery. We will say the onion soup was excellent as were salads. The filets were very good, but the pork chop was tough and as were the short ribs. I doubt we will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience
    Foodismyname
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Ordered the salmon and my husband ordered the Barramundi. Some of the best fish I have ever eaten. Creamed, Spinach, Mac & Cheese & Asparagus absolutely amazing. All staff was very courteous. Food was prepared quickly, drinks were delicious. This was our first time and I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    MixitupGreat
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We wanted to go out for a nice steak meal but didn't want to do the usual big name places. Chicago Firehouse showed up on open table, the menu looked perfect. I had the Ribeye, my wife had the bone in Filet, both were fantastic, cooked exactly right but I think the bone in Filet won the taste battle. Our waiter was very good, attentive as needed and offered nice suggestions. Finished the night with a cup of excellent coffee. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WNDYCTYCSFAN
    WNDYCTYCSFAN
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Building was completed in 1905, awesome look and feel to it! The food, service and staff are top shelf!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My 2 cents
    Ramanan
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Visiting downtown Chicago for the first time... Many gave recommendations on Chicago style pizza but I was more in the mood for a good steak... This was a great choice... Real good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOING DOWN
    Boris
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I visit Firehouse every time I am in Chicago. This time it was disappointing. Risotto for starters advertised to be with truffle sauce was covered with tomato sauce (on top of truffle sauce?!) Rice for risotto was strange: mushy outside under cooked inside and probably not a risotto sort (here I am not sure). Presentation of the dish was ugly. Beer was placed on my table in a bottle, but without a glass and nobody asked if I even want a glass. The stake was good though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE CLASS A
    GOODFOOD
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The steaks and the food was well worth the price. This is a great place to celebrate special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Vince
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Way overpriced, calamari just ok, $60 steak was no better than one from TGI Fridays. Not impressed.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fire House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was very good with great table service. It is expensive, be prepared to spend $100 per person. The dining room was way to full. To many table with way to many people. Very very noisy. I had a difficult time talking to my wife that was sitting right next to me. This is a very fun location to visit. Take advantage of the valet parking for $10. It will make your life easier
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Evening
    MichiganDiner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I took our son and his fiancé out for dinner during a recent visit to Chicago. We had a lovely dinner at the Chicago Firehouse. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend dining at this establishment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    Turk
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Incredible food! The steak was perfect along with the delicious lobster bisque soup. Went here for a date night and was extremely satisfied. Great atmosphere, better food, and not outrageously expensive. A must for any couple
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Very cold. Food was just ok for the price. Service was extremely slow considering the restaurant was not crowded. The manager did try to make things better. Not worth visiting unless you are willing to wait for mediocre food and don't want the hassle of driving downtown to a real steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice time
    emmaVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    nice energy, for a very pleasant dinner experience with my client.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best rib eye ever
    Fendo
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This is my third time in this restaurant. I consider myself a meat lover and this is the place where I have had the best rib eye fillet I have had in my life. The menu also includes some selection of fish which is equally good. Pwrhaps slightly pricey for my pocket, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was my husband and me seconf time at the Firehouse. We decided to return for a special occasion with our adult children. We were NOT disappointed. We ate and enjoyed our time. The servers were outstanding and the food was worth the price. DELICIOUS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Champaign
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I had never been to the Firehouse, my husband had before. We had friends coming in for the weekend, and took them here. They loved it, we loved it! Enough said!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but LOUD!
    LippyLeeVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I hadn't been to Chicago Firehouse in some time so it was great to return. I had forgotten how beautiful the interior is, and the service and food were as good as ever. What I had forgotten was how loud it is and difficult to have a conversation with anyone other than the person directly next to you. I had dinner with my parents and found I had to continually repeat myself so I don't think it was enjoyable for them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUTSTANDING!!
    JuanPrada
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The place, the atmosphere, the service... You name it! If you're looking for the best meat cut, paired properly to the right wine, if you mind for royal-like service, search no more, TChFR is an oasis for sibarites. Don't look the prices, think in the glory! Even if you only have 9 dollars, get the lobster bisque (yes! As turf is glorious, surf is amazing!). Do you want a private service? At least three rooms and the Wine Cellar are available for you to nurture the beloved ones!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy neighbor
    Nancyneighbor
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The Firehouse is a hidden neighborhood gem. It's like a Cheers bar/restaurant with class. Food is over the top and all help is the best of the best!! I'm so happy it is in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find Close to McCormick
    N45STVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was recommended by a local, and it was a good choice for a dinner with colleagues. Food was fresh and good, varied menu, service was attentive. It is clearly a popular restaurant with a lot of regulars. Close to McCormick so ideal for after a convention.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food Very noisy
    Chicago
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Best chateaubriand ever. Veggies mediocre. Service over the top. But you none a bullhorn to talk to your neighbor
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    PatceeVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Found Chicago Firehouse on Open Table. Being from out of town was not aware of this restaurant. What a gem!! Will definitely dine there the next time I'm in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I still love this restaurant
    MoonRiver1VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It seems like we only dine at The Chicago Firehouse every couple of years or so and then always ask ourselves, why we waited so long between visits. Predictably good food and service; a hidden gem of an outdoor patio (weather permitting of course) and an interesting ambience. There is generally a mix of business professionals and couples on date nights - there is appeal to both. The scallops are always excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    NAZFan
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Was looking forward to a quality experience and was sorely disappointed. The dining area was so cold it was hard to enjoy our meal. The food was ok and the service not what you'd expect at this price point. Bottom line, far better choices in the city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistancy is key
    deliciousVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    great service. as usuall. helped make it a great brthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Firehouse Atmosphere
    PennsylvaniaGuest
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was outstanding. If you want a great experience and eat good food, this is a must stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    wboutVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The four of us had a great time. The food, service, and outdoor seating were all fantastic. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Great place.
    Buca
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I travel often to different cities for work and always look forward to finding great local place to eat. Chicago Firehouse Restaurant has it all; great food, great service, great chefs, and a great place overall for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    DateNight
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were excited about our evening at the CFH, as we have fined here before. Unfortunately, our server was not as attentive to US as I would have liked. I order a glass of wine, it was a while before I received it and tables that arrived after us who ordered drinks received them before I got my glass of wine. We ordered the crab cake which was cold in the middle and riddled with shells. I ordered the salmon (yum) and the lobster mac and cheese, and green beans. My fiancé ordered a steak (he said yum). However, the whole real reason for our return was for the lobster mac n cheese which was COLD! We decided to send it back. It came back out hot but just didn't taste as good as before. There were shells in it as well. So overall disappointing
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was about my 5th visit to the Firehouse. Love the historic feel of the place. The food is excellent. The service is helpful without being overbearing. I've always enjoyed my visits to the Chicago Firehouse!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch review
    utsa26VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    In an area that can be difficult to find good places to host clients for lunch, Chicago Firehouse stands out. Good value, good service, pleasant surroundings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the bar dining area
    RayUWSVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I've never been disappointed with the food, service, wine selection, or ambiance here. It's a great use of an interesting space and always an enjoyable dining experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.. that's about it
    danitre
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was really good, but the ambiance and service was just... meh. There was a tv playing college football, which just ruined my dinner. The waiter would disappear for long periods of time. He would only comeover to ask us if we wanted more cocktails and that's about it. We were finish eating and the plates litterally sat on the table for about 20 minutes before someone came to clear them. If you want to price your food comprable to somewhere like Gibson's then I suggest having service to go along with it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was decent
    BrokeLawStudent
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Neighborhood steak place. The bar is cool, the building has interesting history, and the food is decent but we weren't wowed by anything. Lobster mac and cheese wasn't as good as several other places in town, the steak was ok but undercooked a bit, dessert was nothing special, everything on the menu seemed very steakhouse classic. The sides were generous and tasty--I'd rather have those than their main courses!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic