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Wildfire - Chicago
Wildfire - Chicago

Wildfire - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://wildfirerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (312) 787-9000
  • 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: American, Steak, Seafood
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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...."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This has been my bday spot for the last 4-5yrs. Love everything about it"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Everything tasted amazing. The service was supurb."
    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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Everything was exquisite. Food was wonderful and wait staff was very knowledgable of food and wine."
    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"
    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~"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Wildfire is always a good choice for steaks and prime rib. Great service nice atmosphere."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • " Me wife is Gluten Free and here menue options were great. The gluten free Mac and Cheese as a side is a great choice. The service was great and friendly. We had our teenagers with us and they enjoyed the meal immensely. My steak was ok but I expected better in Chicago. Bottom line- good restaurant and great for gluten free folks."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I ordered the prime rib and it was excellent. I could cut it with my fork, it was so tender. Great service too."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We absolutely love Wildfire. The food is excellent. Service is outstanding. Environment is warm friendly and intimate. And the prices are reasonable. Kudos Wildfire Kudos!!!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Wildfire has a great menu selection, what a variety to choose from. Their food is divine, and the service is remarkable, all while dining in a wonderful atmosphere. I made reservations and there was very little wait time before my party and I were seated and well taken care of by their courteous staff."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Everything was great, truly enjoyed my evening here."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We had excellent food and our server Kieran was delightful. It was the perfect place to celebrate my friend's birthday."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Really enjoyed a birthday celebration at Wildfire."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Good size appetizers, excellent food quality and their steaks are great. The night we went the place was really full, so eventhough we had a reservation we had to wait about 20 minutes for our table and service was a little bit slow, but the wait was worth it."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "From the moment you walk in the front door, you know this is a great place. Outstanding bar selection and service to start. Table service was great, wide selection of entree choices and the steaks were great. Overall, an outstanding dining experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The server was excellent. The food was excellent. I would for sure recommend and go back"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for his birthday. The waitress was very knowledgable on the menu and wine list. There are many different options to choose from if you don't want red meat. I have to recommend that everyone tries the Martini Flight. I never drink vodka, but these taste testers were very unique flavors. The food was delicious and cooked exactly how I asked. A small cake with a candle was even brought out for my boyfriend. 100% would recommend this to anyone, and I would go back soon for sure."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Recently my family and I chose to dine at wildfire chicago, we wanted to eat around 7:00 however the next availible was 10:30 so off we went to another place. the following day we went on line to make another attempt to visit and were successful in placing a 6:45 reservation. When we arrived we were told that they are on schedule and it would be a minute. to my surprise we had been seated quickly and had appetizers on the table shortly there after, It was at that time the taste and presentation of the food had taken the tables conversation over. Everything we ordered was fabulous to the degree with which you always hope for but never seem to achieve. So thank you Wildfire for making our dining experience a tremendous one."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We dined here a couple nights ago and really enjoyed our experience. I have specific needs when I eat out due to my gluten-free diet. Our server was extremely accommodating. He brought us a gluten free bread option to go with our appetizer as well as gluten free bread for the whole group. We were also offered a free appetizer after we were seated in the wrong section. Overall, we really enjoyed our time there."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Reminds you of an old time speak easy. Delicious food-good drinks-good service but can get loud."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was the last night of our vacation and I wanted it to end on a perfect note. My two teenaged kids and I dined at the downtown Chicago location. We were seated right at our reservation time. Service the entire evening was flawless and the food was amazing. Lobster chowder was chock full of seafood, hot breads were great and our steaks and salmon were prepared just right. The au gratin potatoes were heavenly and the dessert delish. Even though we did not order any alcohol our server was just as attentive to us as she was to other "higher ticket" tables. We had a wonderful experience here. We have been to many of the other "famous" steak houses in Chicago and Wildfire was even better. I was impressed and will return on our next trip to Chi."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Wonderful and extensive gluten free menu. Tasty steaks. A must return."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I loved Wildfire! A friend recommended it to me to take my girlfriend to for her birthday and we were more than thrilled. The food was great, even though it was a little pricey, and we loved that the atmosphere was fancy but not strict. You don't have to know exactly which fork goes where and how to properly drink from your glass to be here even though you might feel like you have to. We loved the theme of the place and our waiter was great. Overall--love! We recommend the filet mingon, ribs, and berry crumble!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I used to frequent Wildfire some years ago and had very fond memories. I haven't been in ages, but they didn't disappoint! The only real change was the variety of clientele-but the food and service were excellent!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Have visited the restaurant many times on our trips to Chicago, Have been disappointed the last couple of time as the quality of the food and service seems to be declining. The service seems to be less personable and more intent on just turning the table. My prime rib came out not cold but not very warm either. Not sure I'll give it another chance for the price of the meal."
    Dined on 7/24/2014