Wildfire - Chicago
Wildfire - Chicago

Wildfire - Chicago

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://wildfirerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3127879000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am-10:00pm; Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm; Open Thanksgiving 11:30am-8:00pm; Closed Christmas Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Edgar Ojeda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: If you can't come to us, we'll come to you! Our Catering Menus are priced per person and include all of your Wildfire favorites, from our signature Wildfire Chopped Salad, to an assortment of sandwiches, pastas, steak, seafood and more. We also offer boxed lunch salad and sandwich options for convenience in the office. Give us a call and we'd be happy to help plan a great menu for you to enjoy with family, friends or co-workers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: LaSalle and Wells
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot located across the street as well as valet service.
A word from Wildfire - Chicago
Step back in time to when going out for dinner meant something really special. From the decor to the jazz music, Wildfire has the style and warmth that makes it perfect for celebrating with friends or a quiet evening for two. The extensive menu features broiled steaks and chops, wood-roasted seafood and roasted meats, all prepared in an open kitchen. Signature dishes include Horseradish Crusted Filet Mignon, Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut, Wildfire Chopped Salad and Cedar Planked Salmon. So order a signature martini or one of our many wines by the glass, then sit back and enjoy the 1940s supper club experience of Wildfire.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Wildfire - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
515 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (304)good for groups (249)romantic (167)fit for foodies (153)notable wine list (112)neighborhood gem (98)hot spot (84)great for lunch (78)kid-friendly (62)vibrant bar scene (52)late-night find (37)great for brunch (35)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Won't Be Returning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I have dined at Wildfire on numerous occasions with friends, family and co-workers. Each experience was positive. My experience this past Sunday was not. The server was in a hurry and appeared to be rushing us through the meal. The server also appeared disinterested in providing quallity service until she presented the bill. The food was also not up to par. My fiance ordered chicken which was fatty and my scallops had a bad fishy odor. I am very disappointed in a restaurant that has always been one of my go to favorites.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    All the meals at my table of 6, we're fantastic! Everyone was awed with how delicious the food was! The waiter was very personable and great at his job! His suggestions were fantastic and we all had a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yet to find a go-to Chi steakhouse
    JaxGatorVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A group of six of us went here for our "big dinner" of the weekend. The steaks were broiled, not grilled. Grilled steaks taste better to me. Gibson's, to which I went my last time in Chicago, were at least grilled. I'll test out another one next time I'm in town. The lemon broccoli was at least pretty good, as was the peach melba pie, but I'm obviously there for the steak. Also, it seemed like a popular place to bring one's kids, so maybe we should've tried a higher price point.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Twilz
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The ambiance, the lovely smell once you enter the building. Our waitress was awesome, and the food was perfect. Amazing place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very nice ambiance, food wasn't amazing but not bad for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for Great Time
    MrWildfireVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I continue to come back to this place more and more. Tonight I brought 13 guest/clients/colleagues and they were all impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet romantic spot in busy Chicago
    SueH
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Wildfire exceeded our expectations on all accounts, great atmosphere, service, food and prices. We dined on Monday which featured a special half price wine list promotion. They have a nice selection of booths if you prefer romantic, cozy or quiet conversations. The menu had a great variety of steaks, seafood, pastas and combination plates. Our entrees were excellent as was our great service - truly a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • won't be going back soon
    FrancineVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    very mediorce, nosy, too many tourists. I had the ribs and chicken which was mediorce and the price point very expensive for what you get. I am suprised that they still apparently do okay.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    TEEEJ
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had the Friday Special of Salmon stuffed with Mushrooms. The food was outstanding. Best salmon I have had in months.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always get what I expect
    jeffpartyoftwo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Every time I go to a lettuce entertain you restaurant I always walk away feeling satisfied with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation Celebration
    marianVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    After dining here for the first time in January 2014 with EXCEPTIONAL service from Jason, we made sure to make reservations to return as we were in Chicago getting our daughter settled at SAIC. We were THRILLED to be able to have Jason serve us again and, as expected, enjoyed another wonderful evening of great food and service. This is our destination restaurant for every return trip to Chicago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    bestseafoodspot
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Waiter appeared too overworked to provide high level customer service. Food just OK and not phenomenal as our 1st visit.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Classic
    BethNWSide
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Really love this place. Have been here for many special events. Has been around forever but they still get it done! Nom Nom.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice choice and consistently good
    GeorgeB
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have dined at this downtown establishment as well as it's sister locations in the suburbs and found it to be consistently good in both it's service and fare. Varied menu pleased all in our party and it was agreed that Wildfire would become a regular when visiting Chicago. Reasonable prices and nice ambiance.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A visit to an old favorite
    PhillipMichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wildfire seemed to be even better than it was during my last visit a few years ago!!! I'll be back soon!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Happydiner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Went here for dinner while in Chicago based off trip advisor reviews and was pleasantly surprised. Had the halibut for dinner and it was awesome, even the dinner rolls were tasty, unique and not your average dinner rolls. The service was very professional as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    KakkVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Dinner was awesome. Key Lime Martinis - yum! coffee crusted tbone - delish... service was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • surprising
    geraldine
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Didn't look like much on the outside. Looked very small and outdated, but looked great inside. A bit rustic, like a steakhouse should be. Good wine and beer selection. Food was great. It's obvious that you would consistently get a great meal here. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Special Occasion
    ChrisF
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a great meal for my daughter's birthday. We all had filet mignon and it was cooked just right. Sides of broccoli and the desserts were terrific as well. Our server Nick P. was personable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    msmarrog
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my first time here and I was very pleased. The staff was courteous and attentive but never overbearing. They were very knowledgable regarding the food and were able to make appropriate recommendations based on the questions we asked. I was celebrating my birthday with friends and this could not have been a better place to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Steakhouse
    CarolHoog
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Delicious meal at Wildfire. Everything was wonderful from the service to all of the food. Has kind of an old school steakhouse vibe. Had a very attentive waiter who was great. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just right
    justright1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    wildfire was just right for my 20-year old grandson and me. After working in Chicago and living in my apartment all summer, he was headed back to New England the next night. He had the very good skirt steak - I enjoyed two appetizers and a glass of House red wine. The table server was perfect - And she took our picture....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Redeemed
    Caro
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The first time we tried Wildfire we were very disappointed. But we decided to try it again for our son's birthday dinner. We were pleasantly surprised. The drinks were refreshing. I highly recommend the berry cherry mojito. Our meals were delicious! From the New York strip steak to the Ellington combo platter. Don't forget the redskin mashed potatoes they are a buttery treat. This will be one of our go to places for special occasions. As the price point for the dinner selections are a bit high.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant.
    BeautifulLe0
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This has been my bday spot for the last 4-5yrs. Love everything about it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Cuisine
    EmilyPapa
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everything tasted amazing. The service was supurb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    ChicagoFan
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I've been to Wildfire before, but this topped even previous experiences. The prime rib I had was cooked and seasoned perfectly. My nephew had the combo plate of pork chop, lamb chop and filet. They were all so good he couldn't pick a favorite of the three. Service was excellent with staff being attentive without being intrusive. Looking forward to a return trip soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything is Delicious!
    KanEat
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This is a great restaurant with excellent food and service! We were a party of four, ordering 4 different steaks. Each cut of meat was delicious and the desserts that followed were worth every calorie! My personal favorite was the Horseradish encrusted filet. I had just a small taste of the Porterhouse steak as the diner with that plate was not eager to share. The Bison steak had a deep, rich flavor that was wonderful. Lastly, the Prime Rib was delicious but a bit mainstream compared to the more adventurous cuts. I would love to dine here again and actually prefer this restaurant over competitor Ruth's Chris as steaks are served as a meal rather than having to order sides a la cart.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place was breath taking
    Love36
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was my first time coming there and by surprise was simply beautiful and very romantic I love the fire place and the porter house steaks was cooked to perfection like steak suppose to be waiters was pleasent and very nice will highly rocommend this resturant
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife has extensive food allergies and sensitivities, so finding a place to eat is hard. However, Wildfire has always provided excellent service and catered to her needs. It's always been a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marvelous
    Byrd
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Everything was exquisite. Food was wonderful and wait staff was very knowledgable of food and wine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    kingdeej23
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took my girlfriend there for her 1st experience and it was absolutely perfect!! She loved everything about the place!! Made me look like a king that night
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner!
    LunaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Again, Wildfire you have surpassed our expectations! I had the New York Strip which was done to perfection, my husband had the ribeye and LOVED it. The service was spot on... We will be back~
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, reasonable price
    Bozfood
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Lunch at Wildfire was very good. They are accommodating for menu modifications and have good gluten-free options. Spinach salad with chicken was excellent with plenty of meat and cheese. French dip was also excellent. The servers were very good but just a little slower than we expected. Highly recommend this river north restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attn: Celiac/Gluten Free: EAT HERE!
    phiberoptik
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Actually, everyone should eat here. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, service, and restaurant overall. The prices are very fair for the amount and quality of food you get and anyone who requires a gluten free diet needs to put Wildfire on their very "short list". The gluten free mac & cheese is better than the regular! The bone-in ribeye was delicious as was the peppercorn filet. Both perfectly cooked! The bacon wrapped scallops are delicious, I just wish there were more of them. The current Wildfire Craft Beer, a White Pale Ale was delicious as was my wife's mojito and the wines we tried. The service was top notch and this was just a genuinely nice experience. Better than we had at Ditka's for significantly less!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    kckbball98
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I love the Wildfire and we try to go whenever we are in Chicago. We last dined there on Thursday, 8/7. The aroma when you enter is wonderful and probably some how artificially manufactured. But we love it. I am gluten intolerant. The restaurant has done a wonderful job of providing appropriate food and our waiter, as usual, was most accommodating. Terrific service. My wife and I split a fillet and had two (or three?) side dishes along with it. We usually love one of their salads before but declined this time since we had a large salad at lunch. We enjoyed well-made cocktails before and enjoyed the activity and crowd (a bachelorette party no less) around us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Reliable
    kkchi
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    With hundreds of restaurants in Chicago, Wildfire is the place I return to for a dining experience I know I will enjoy. It begins as I walk through the door and am overwhelmed with the delicious smells from the wood burning oven. I highly recommend Wine Flight #3, the Beet Salad, and Mushroom Crusted Pork Chops. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delivers
    Banana
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been going to Wildfire for years, and it is always a satisfying experience! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars this visit was because we were seated at a table that was way too large for our group. We could hardly hear each other across the table, and there was so much extra room that you could stretch your arms wide and not touch the person next to you! There were plenty of other open tables, so we moved over to a more appropriate-sized one. That being said, the food is great, service is friendly, and we ordered a birthday cake off the menu that was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions! My friend had her bridal shower at this particular location a few years ago, and it was classy and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    FoodlvrVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wildfire is always a good choice for steaks and prime rib. Great service nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy and polite
    Table4two
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    For it to be our first time at wildfire it was special! Our waiter was very polite and generous! He made sure we where informed of the specials and made my wife and I feel comfortable. The food was amazing! The taste of the food was excellent! We left very happy!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Experience
    xLerxst
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the service staff took great care of us. The 1940s atmosphere and environment work very well, with thick carpet and fine wood finishes dampening crowd noise so that tables don't have to yell over each other to converse. Add to this some very fine food and you have a night out to remember.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate