Wildfire - Chicago
Lamb ChopsThe Lamb Chops were spectacular! Never had better. Our friends ate halibut and bass... kudos to the chef! .6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBest choice you can make!Hands down my favorite restaurant in Chicago. Tried a lot of steakhouses in the city, but wildfire is the only one that has impressed my boyfriend and I enough to make it a regular pick. We use to just go on holidays or special occasions but now we go if we're just craving a good meal. Wildfire is just an extremely satisfying experience overall. I highly recommend it!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time beend here, haveFirst time beend here, have a great time here. Will definitely come back again will my parents.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNot much to complain about here.Say what you will about chain restaurants, or even the whole lettuce entertain you empire, but Wildfire is absolutely outstanding. I go about once a month with a small group of friends. The food is amazing, I haven't had anything so far that I didn't care for, but to be fair, I always get a filet. Every side and dessert I have tried has been fantastic, particularly the double baked potato and the strawberry rhubarb pie when available.
Every single time I take that first bite of my perfectly cooked steak, I pause and savor it. A state of mild euphoria would be the most appropriate way to describe how I feel.
The service is very good and the ambiance is pleasing as well. 5/5 stars.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMQuite a surpriseHad dinner here due to a cocktail nearby, it was a great surprise! The service was great, they were wlling to take all our requests, the wine sampler gave us some surprises as well.
The outside is very plain, but on the inside I felt Sammy Davis was about to appear any minute with his friends.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!We had a group of 7 and everyone found something they loved! I'm a raw vegan and they made a special salad for me. It was delish!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingGreat food, romantic ambiance, amazing service. One of our favorite restaurants.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good time at WildfireGreat food, great service and an atmosphere that will make you want to come back again and again. Get the Porterhouse!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently goodI go to Wildfire occasionally and their service and food is always great. Service is knowledgable and attentive and the steaks are always cooked right.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLives up to expectationsCelebrated my husband's 60th and our first visit to Chicago. Excellent food and service. Bustling place but easy to hear dinner companions. Went out of their way to make my husband's birthday very special.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME food, drinks - EVERYTHINGHad a great time. The service was great, the food was fantastic, and there were so many drink options! I found this restaurant while searching on Google, and I'm glad I chose to eat at it! There were 5 of us in total, and everyone one I was with loved their foor and drinks!I would definitely go back!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat friend get togetherWe all loved everything about this dining experience. We had a fantastic evening!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother stellar evening atAnother stellar evening at Wildfire. Always get a round table for a group.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAffordable SteakI came here with a former co-worker who was in town for a conference. I came across Wildfire when searching online for affordable steakhouses. The place itself is spacious, and the decor had an old-timey feel. The menu was extensive, and we were hungry. Since it was a Monday, and wine was half-price, my colleague and I split a bottle of Malbec. For our main courses, I ordered the filet mignon and a side of au gratin potatoes and he ordered coconut shrimp with a side of mashed potatoes. When the food was first brought out, I worried it wasn't going to be enough, but it was so rich that I quickly became full. It was delicious! And we even ordered dessert. When the check came, it was not a wallet-buster, so I would definitely come here again.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodThis place has a great food the steak , sea food are great I love this place6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timeThis was my first time eating here and it was outstanding! Great food, excellent service, fantastic drink/wine menu. The atmosphere was fun and inviting yet intimate. Love love love it!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steak house everWonderful casual ambience, warm and friendly, but food of the highest caliber. The maitre d' was capable and engaging, found us when the cab reported my husband had left his phone in the cab! The service was great: the waiter knew the nuances of the menu, could answer any question; attentive but not overbearing. The menu included a filet Wellington that is just to die for! Perfectly prepared, very special indeed. We can't think of a better dining experience in the last 10 years.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Better ServiceGreat all the way around. Even got a free brownie for our one year anniversary.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeGreat place for a nice dinner. Good drinks, fair prices for food. Very classy.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMacademia encrusted halibutMacademia encrusted halibut is always cooked to perfection. One of the best items on the menu!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMJust visitingFood was great. Service was perfect. Nice atmosphere. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for good food at a reasonable price.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways deliciousWe have never been to wildfire & not had great food & drinks.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent foodFilet trio crusted with mushroom, horseradish, and blue cheese was exceptional. The chopped salad was very good, but we will skip it next time so we can fully enjoy our dinners and dessert.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance with greatGreat ambiance with great food. Waiter was a bit over loaded and the noise level was high. However, if I were a Chicago local living in the gerenal area of this resturant then it would be one of my regualr spot to dine. Would be great if Wildfire would come to Houston.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food great serviceThis place feels like the locals have been coming here for generations. Food was impeccable and service was stellar. Would have given 5 stars but our waitress seemed to be a little new.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSelected Wildfire to celebrateSelected Wildfire to celebrate son's graduation. Staff was gracious and accommodating to our large party of 12. I was even allowed to decorate our table with party favors noting the festive occasion. Food was served delicious and quite appealing. Our entire party was pleased with service and food...not one "send-back" of any food selection. Highly recommended for groups and special occasions.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE EXPERIENCEWildfire is my favorite place to take people for dinner, especially those that haven't experienced it. I had out of town company on Mary 24th, made reservations for 5pm, arriving10 minutes early. Gentleman at the desk kindly gave us menus to review prior to seating. Seated promptly and attended by our server immediately. She reviewed the daily specials and took our drink order. Onion and dark rye bread appeared at out table swiftly..One person had the medallions with different toppings, another the halibut and the third mushroom-encrusted pork chops.The food came and all were very pleased with our choices and sides (roasted vegetable/spinach). We couldn't resist Key Lime Pie and a shared Ice ream-Topped Apple Pecan & Caramel .5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFilet medallions as always.Filet medallions as always. Very tasty.
Good waiter. Small chopped salad enough for 5.
Only problem is their annoying insistence on having everyone there to seat you. Seems to be a new thing since they got more popular. I don't like it.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLate Birthday Dinner CelebrationWe went here for my boyfriend's birthday dinner and I was really glad I picked this place. The ambience was great and we enjoyed our food. I'd also recommend making a reservation since we went on a Monday night (around 8ish) and the place was packed!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodI enjoyed the Lemon Chicken. In addition they have a great gluten free menu. My wife is gluten free and they even had gluten free bread for her. Great Food for anyone but especially for those who need or want to eat gluten free.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat old fashioned ambiance!The smell of the wood burning will hit you before you go in!!! From the outside seems like not much is happening the you go in and boom!!! Its packed! Love the music, the decor, the service but overall the food. Great filet mignon!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe the food was excellent,The the food was excellent, the steaks were tender and the were melting in our mouth. It was a little nosier than I would have like it to be but the food and the service made up for that. Thank you5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday bashGrest atmosphere. Good food with reasonable price.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMStill a good spot for steakand other food too. Chopped salad is still excellent. Horseradish crusted steak was delicious, as were roasted veggies. Nice seasonal dessert of rhubarb strawberry pie and a good quality vanilla ice cream. Pricey but on par for the location.
Glad we had reservations, timing worked out perfectly after theater.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meal in Chicago....We loved this restaurant. We found it on Open Table and were not disappointed. The atmosphere was fabulous, the smells were amazing, the food delicous and plentiful. I got a trio of tenderloin, each crusted in a different flavor. Absolutely fantastic. If I lived in Chicago, I would want to visit this restaurant frequently and when I return it will be on my list. Check out the menu, the variety will accommodate many different cravings.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining!I loved it there! I loved our waiter, he was very personable and gave us wonderful options to choose from on our menu. I really wish I could remember his name. My husband and I will be going back!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food, atmosphere, and service.visited this place with my mom visiting me.
good wine list and steak, salad and dessert.
nice server and atmosphere.
reasonable price.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMvalueGreat value for money compared to other options - delicious food and broad menu.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleased!In town for one day and could not have been more pleased. Welcomed warmly at the door, seated promptly, friendly and knowlegeable wait staff, choices cooked to perfection, reasonably priced.
Highly recommend!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great ambianceMy husband and I went to Wildfire to celebrate our anniversary. We were early for our 7:00pm reservation and were seated immediately. Our server greeted us promptly and upon hearing it was our first time at Wildfire she gave a great intro and explanation of the menu. Neither my husband nor I know much when it comes to ordering a steak and she was very helpful with explaining the different cuts. I had the filet mignon and my husband had the porterhouse. Both were delicious! We finished with a shared dessert that was so decadent. We really enjoyed our experience. We decided that Wildfire is great for a celebration or taking out of town guests rather than a spur of the moment dinner place.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeI celebrated my birthday at Wildfire and I had a wonderful experience. The salmon, which I had not had there before, was excellent.
My boyfriend had the fried chicken special which he really enjoyed and dessert, as always, was delicious. We had a great night.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great. My onlyThe food was great. My only problem is the bus boy and the water pitcher. The pitcher should never touch the rim of the glass. Also the restaurant at 12:15 on Mother's day was not crowded so there was no excuse for messing up the salad. We specifically told the waiter no blue cheese and guess what.... blue cheese. He did not come around to ask us if it was okay until we were almost finished.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNew experienceFood was good, atmosphere decent, and service was okay.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEarly Mother's Day CelebrationMy boyfriend surprised me, my mom and his mom with an early Mother's Day celebration with dinner at Wildfire. I have been to the Wildfire location in Oakbrook in the past, but never to the Chicago location. Both of our mothers had never been to the Wildfire establishment. They were very pleased with the food, drinks, dessert and service. My mom usually finds something to complain about, and she could not find one thing. She commented that the food was delicious, the service was great, and she ordered the Martini flight and loved her choice. Wildfire was a great choice. Thank you for making our mother's day a joyous occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Steakhouse, try the fish too!The Wednesday night special was great - a mixed plate of spare ribs, pulled pork and beef. My wife had the halibut and she raved about it all week. Don't miss this gem. The aroma of the grill is enough to keep anyone happy.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favoritesI always think I will order something different but always end up getting the three 3 oz filets with different toppings. It never disappoints.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWildfire is awesome!I love Wildfire! The service is consistent and amazing and the food even better. I have to avoid gluten and this is the only restaurant that has a menu this extensive. They brought me my own GF rolls and they were delicious! We eat here every time we are in Chicago and have the same great experience.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThrow-back to 1940s supper clubWant to travel back to see what going to a supper club was like...without the smoke? Visit Wildfire! I have never been disappointed by food, ambience, service, portions, or...anything! Always a treat!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA slim substituteI can for the limited quantity rib-eye but they were out so I had a petite filet mignon instead. I may start getting that cut instead of the rib-eye. It was just enough to fill me up. My medium rare was a little more rare that medium but overall it was still tasty. My server was nice and we were seated quickly. Sunday's that are not holidays are probably the best time to come here.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak and cakeWe love this restaurant. The food is excellent. Serves are friendly and professional. They always can recommend a good wine to pair with your food. And please, save room for desserts. You can eat at wildfire the best chocolate cake in Chicago. It is reserved for special people only because it is not displayed on the dessert tray. Ask for it, please. Do not order half of the portion. Go for a big slide!!!!!!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM