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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Wildfire - Chicago reviews from OpenTable diners
520 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (288)good for groups (257)fit for foodies (175)romantic (166)neighborhood gem (119)notable wine list (115)hot spot (85)great for lunch (71)vibrant bar scene (54)kid-friendly (53)late-night find (35)great for brunch (20)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great service and amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I server was more than courteous and Auburn is a great wine list and great recommendations for dinner. The food came out extremely quick and was perfectly cooked and also tasted delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Great Steaks
    BuffaloGurl
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My husband joined me on a business trip to Chicago and this place was recommended by a friend. It was a full house so on a Monday night at 7PM so I'm glad we made reservations a week in advance. The service was impeccable, the prices were moderate considering its just a couple blocks over from Michigan Ave. and the four start beef I would say it was awesome. I ordered French onion soup, which was good but not great, but the home made onion loaf bread was simply to die for. The Filet was suberb as were the red mashed. With one bar drink and no dessert my bill alone was around $50.00 with top. My husband was a separate bill and was similar. Overall I would recommend! Dark natural wood, open kitchen, nice place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Always enjoy Wildfire. Food is consistent and service is great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Noce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful service, food, always enjoyed dinner here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great dining experience. Food was great as well. Open dining area, so not a quiet place to have conversations- but outside of the noise, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    DG4045
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food here is absolutely amazing. I was in town from DC and saw the yelp reviews for this place so decided to check it out. From the salad, to the filet mignon, bison burger, everything was delicious. The wine flights and beer flights were twice the size of other places. For dessert we had the lava cake and pumpkin pie. Both were absolutely delicious. The service was perfect. Excellent place...worth the hype!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I decided to get away for the weekend and head to Chicago before our new baby arrives. We had never dined at this restaurant before and after reading the great reviews thought we would give it a try. My husband and I both thought the food was great and the prices to be very reasonable. Both of us had steak dinners that were delicious! I also thought our wait staff was very friendly, pleasant, and courteous. We would definitely recommend the place if you are looking for great steaks at a reasonable price!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I recently dined with my girlfriends as we celebrated Singles' Day (yes I made it up). It was relaxed with delicious food. It's a great steak house, but plenty of other options. Always recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All great but the bartender
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Had a great time at Wildfire this evening for the most part. We had wonderful food and great service. We first sat in the bar for a good while and proceeded to go for dinner at a table later on. The server was excellent and the bartender really knew his stuff; however it was difficult to get the bartenders attention due to unnecessary hands in or hanging around the well. Seemed to be a lot of casual story telling going mostly in Spanish with several obscenities being used. I'm all for having a good time at work - used to be in the service industry myself, just would recommend to make sure this doesn't interfere with service and that the conversation won't offend anyone within earshot. Other than this our experience was top notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tribwaj
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were celebrating my boyfriends birthday and the service, drinks and food were great. The waiter even brought a birthday brownie to my birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food is always dependable. They have a nice assortment of steaks, with some seafood and chicken dishes. The salads and desserts are good and generously sized.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Steak was cooked perfectly! Great cocktails and sides as well... Even brought out a surprise dessert for my boyfriends birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This is a sneaky great restaurant in a sea of.good.places. One of Chicago's best.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    Hokie77
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The aroma was inviting and the service was attentive. We had the bone in rib eye which we had to send back because it was underdone but came back a perfect medium as desired. I also enjoyed the bread, onion and pumpernickel. We had grilled vegetables which were delicious. After dinner my wife had dessert, the triple chocolate cake which was bittersweet and I had to eat most of it. I liked it but I'm not really a dessert person. Overall I would say it was a great experience and would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior meal and service
    rocknrollaVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I brought 2 clients with me. They were new to Chicago. Our server was named Sandy and she could not have been better. Outstanding wine recommendations. It is a must now when I visit Chicago
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Food was delicious. The special was a feta-crusted NY Strip, which sounded great to me, but I wanted lamb chops. The server went above and beyond by asking the kitchen to make me lamb chops with the feta crust, which was not on the menu. I loved it! Our server was fabulous, attentive at the right times and courses were properly spaced. Everything was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Always!
    DWW3
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Fantastic bone-in ribeye! Delicious kid friendly menu. Great time with family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildfire
    jjppmm
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    High quality meats.I love the chicken and baby-back ribs. The salads are great as well. Wonderful for the carnivore crave!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Staff was efficient and friendly. The food was fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GRRREAT TIME
    yrogerg281VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Regulars who ALWAYS have a wonderful experience. Rarely have we ever had to request to have our orders redone. Three Prime Ribs were a bit undercooked but were quickly cooked to our satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service on the down side
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Saturday my wife and I visited Wildfire and our waiter ignored us for most of the dinner. Everyone around us had pumpernickel bread so I requested some for our table and it took another request before he brought it. He was not very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Place
    Special
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is our third time visiting this location. As usual, the food did not disappoint. The new York steak was so tender and flavorful. As was the au gratin potatoes. Look forward to going again...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in Chicago
    ArcadiafcVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Son and I went out for a special evening. Wildfire was the perfect place, food and service was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodisawesome01
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I really enjoyed my first time at Wildfire!The waiter and everyone was really kind and I was so grateful and happy that my comment was read about my boyfriends birthday cake. The food was delicious and better than I expected, I would definitely recommend this place and I would like to come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visit review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed the ambiance. The food was outstanding! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and courteous. The food presentation was on point!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was great!!! Would definitely recommend to someone celebrating a special event, birthday, anniversay, etc.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • third home run
    tomfromtroy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Was here twice two years ago, hoped things were the same. It was food was great and at a good price point. Not cheap but not a second mortgage. The scallop appetizer was superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Curran22
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wildfire is one of my favorite restaurants. An upscale restaurant with great food at good prices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Romantic Dinner
    James
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We hand a very nice dinner in a very nice atmosphere. Food was great. Service was timed just right.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice with an overrated taste
    Overrated
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My overall experience at wildfire was fair. The menu wasn't a wide variety for what I was looking for. Not much to select from especially if you have picky eaters with you. For what I paid for I received a small amount of salmon that had a glaze on it that taste like it belonged on a bar-b-que chicken. All in all the service was good for a restaurant of that magnitude but when I left I felt like I over spent for the amount and quality I actually received. I never want to leave a place feeling like I was robbed but unfortunatly that is exactly how I felt leaving Wildfire. Would I go back, no because no one should overspend if it's true quality of food! I should want to spend more money because the food would be that good!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Evening Downtown
    Jilly26
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My parents were visiting and we decided to stop downtown for a nice steak meal. We were not disappointed! The food was wonderful, service fabulous! We can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free-dom!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Hi, your restaurant was outstanding! they gave me a GF bun to go along with my mom's roll before we even ordered our meal. The waiter was really accommodating and help us immensely. Thank you so very much for this pleasant and stress free experience. Lindsay
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lives up to its reputation
    Mikeb
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Overall we were very pleased with our visit to wild fire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service trumps bad traffic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife and my favorite place...regulars here for 4 years now. We were 25 minutes late due to really awful traffic and lost our reservation. But we were able to get a seat right away in the bar area. The server was fantastic and made us forget the frustration of the traffic and lost reservation. Food is always great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not happy with food
    Cooldiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Steak though a filet was tough. Baked potato was hard. All in all pretty poor for such easy to prepare food! I won't be back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good to be back
    kevin
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    hadn't been to wildfire in over 15 years for no particular reason and we did ourselves a disservice great time and excellent food last minute decision was the best choice
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    scdine
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Consistently good food and service. The atmosphere is inviting. The aroma of wood used for roasting whets the appetite. This trip the bone-in rib eye and filet were amazing. Mushroom caps added to the flavor. Our server and bus staff were very attentive without being overbearing. Overall, a very relaxing and enjoyable meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Chicago Favorite
    ChicagoFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Wildfire is one of the best places in the city! The food is AMAZING (the salmon, steaks, chopped salad, and scallop skewers are the favorites)! The wine list is terrific with a wide price range too. The service is up and down but my last visit I had such a wonderful waitress that she changed my whole opinion- Mindy D.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Service was excellent. Enjoyed the duck and augratin potatoes. Steak was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mbeaj
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We ate at Wildfire on a weekday evening to celebrate a birthday. We had made a reservation and were seated promptly in a booth which seemed more quiet than the main area with tables (which was good for us). The food and service was excellent. Our waiter was the BEST!!! I would highly recommend Wildfire.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.