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
504 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (296)good for groups (251)romantic (171)fit for foodies (168)notable wine list (114)neighborhood gem (112)hot spot (81)great for lunch (78)kid-friendly (59)vibrant bar scene (53)late-night find (37)great for brunch (26)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Another Great Dining Experience!!!!
    PhillipMichaelVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My 2 recent visits to Wildfire have been so good that I have moved it back onto my 5 favorite restaurants list!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to kick-back a bit
    optimist
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We went on a Wednesday evening. Even at 6:00 the place was full and quite loud. I had trouble hearing my companion. He had the buffalo meatloaf. I had whitefish piccata and creamed spinach. All were very good, albeit a bit salty. We skipped the wine. Nothing exceptional on the list and very overpriced. Dessert was berries and vanilla ice cream. Not great ice cream, but the berries were just fine. Could have used a shot of cointreau, though. Waiter was very fine and knew his wines. It was a good way to end a very stressful day. This is a very good place for the younger set. Very lively ambiance. Even so, I would come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing short of awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food was absolutely amazing. Service was great and setting is very nice. Definitely a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shine not only worn off-It's gone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This clearly looks like the kind of place that a high school kid would take a date. The food was OK... but I wasn't able to order my first two choices because they ran out. Crowded when we arrived at 8:30 the place was dead an hour later. I might hit Wildfire again with a group of people but then only if I find myself near one of the suburban locations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Movie/Dinner Night
    Mams
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    After movie date night my significant other and I arrived to our 8:45pm reservation. We arrived 15 mins early. We were welcomed with a warm greeting. While waiting for our reserved time we sat at a waiting table; he had a tall glass of water and I had the Wild Raspberry Cosmo which was made to perfection. The wait time buzzer alarmed at 8:45 and we were seated. As always the food was delicious. The waiter made sure that we received what we ordered with the extra blue cheese dressing, and creamed spinach/chips. We couldn't end the night without dessert which was the skillet chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream atop for him and the portioned ice cream sandwich for me. The night ended perfectly!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wildfire
    lovetooeat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was great. Filets and fish were very good. Service was poor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat Offender
    Dopebuster
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My Wife, myself, family as well as groups have dined here several times. The level of service is always consistent that's why we return time after time. ALWAYS a great meal and time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Dirtysteve
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my girlfriend on Saturday 9/13/14 for our 1 year anniversary. Service was wonderful. Out waitress came by frequently tending to our needs. The food is terrific and relatively inexpensive for the quality of the restaurant. I had the BBQ chicken & ribs combo platter. For desert I had the red velvet cake. I would recommend this place to anyone. I plan to come back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old school place, neglected
    hlane
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I haven't been here for 10+ years but had always thought a good, competent restaurant. The menu just seemed tired, and our waiter seemed to want to be somewhere else, and did disappear for a good 20-min stretch after food served, when you wanted him. Traffic on the floor by the wait staff, just seems chaotic as a small army constantly rush past your table, but not necessarily imparting good service. We had the prime rib (the entire reason we went) and scallops, which were both very good. I had the macadamia-crusted halibut, which seemed overcooked, and the crust obscured the fish. Perhaps just a bad choice on my part. I probably won't go back, (maybe for the prime rib). Just seemed old school, but not in a positive way, to me.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Perry
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first experience with Wildfire the food was very good and the service was excellent
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding experience
    PrincessButtercup
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Just got back from a "girls weekend out" in Chicago. We only did one "nice" dinner, which ended up being Wildfire. We weren't disappointed! Great food; great atmosphere; great find! We just loved the supper club feel. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun & reliable
    SuziVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As always, great food, great ambiance, great service, great time had by all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it's okay
    fuhgeddaboutit
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    it's not exceptional, but it has good service. I had a petite filet, which was tender but tasteless, but that seems to be the norm these days unless you go to a steakhouse, and even then there is no guarantee that meat will have a taste to it. The fries were hot, but limp. The cake - a carrot cake which I shared - was okay, but it was very wet....somehow the frosting didn't really adhere to the cake. The wine was fine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OfficeTeam
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    perfect spot for a quiet working lunch with my boss. Great menu and service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and drinks
    KrashtestVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Enjoyed the Martini Lounge along with the Happy Hour apps and drinks specials - great food and drinks. Can't recommend this place highly enough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ChiTownVisitor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Ordered a steak and it was made exactly the way I requested. It was nice to receive a steak cooked the way I requested it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wildfire never disappoints
    mmkchicagoVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was lucky to get a last minute reservation as this place was PACKED when we arrived. Great atmosphere, cozy, but energetic. I believe our waiter was new or nervous, but after awhile he did a fine job. I had the beet salad, prime rib and mashed potatoes which were all great. My husband had the salmon and broccoli. Also good. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great as always
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Jason was great! Great food and service as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great Experience!
    bs093070VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I have been a regular to the downtown location - I always get the same thing - the trio of crusted filet medallions. They were terrific, as always. We started off with a special - a salad of grilled peaches and candied pecans - excellent! Had a nice Sauvingnon Blanc along with au gratin potatoes and creamed spinach. For dessert, we shared a trio of mini-desserts. The meal was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid restaurant w/ extensive menu
    thefair26
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were in town for a large trade show so wanted dinner reservations in advance. We weren't able to get into one of our favorite steakhouse/seafood restaurants in the River North area so I chose Wildfire based on Open Table reviews and wasn't disappointed. In fact, the menu and ambiance reminded me a lot of our first choice. The menu was varied with lots from which to choose. We all enjoyed our meals. Service was attentive. Very solid experience and I would definitely recommend Wildfire.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A memorable Silver Anniversary
    Flyingchic
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is by all means one of the best steakhouses restaurants that I have been to for a long while. The service was excellent and the food was beyond wonderful. The wine list was incredible and they allowed you to sample a variety of wines to go along with your meal. I would recommend this restaurant to all of my friends. They certainly made our celebration a great memorable one. Thank you Wildfire so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steaks!
    Redheadtraveler
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went to the restaurant on a recommendation from a friend who said "i had the best steak I've ever eaten" and we weren't disappointed. Had the trio of filets (mushroom topping was our favorite) and a plain filet mignon. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Side of a cheddar stuffed potatoe (albeit it HUGE) was yummy and plenty for 2 to share. Would definitely go back whenever we're in Chicago.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Never a disappointing experience! Wonderful atmosphere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foody
    Foody
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a great booth and a great dinner celebration....lots of menu choices, plan on going back for a more casual lunch outing You can't go wrong, it's a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant...always can count on them being very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We will be back here everytime we visit Chicago. The decor and music were great and the food was amazing. Try the pretzels with beer cheddar sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Carly
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My favorite restaurant in Chicago. Great service, Great food, Great location. Can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    SMU86
    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
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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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
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    • 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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.