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
504 reviews since June 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (284)good for groups (245)fit for foodies (163)romantic (161)neighborhood gem (115)notable wine list (112)hot spot (80)great for lunch (70)kid-friendly (55)vibrant bar scene (55)late-night find (32)great for brunch (20)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • third home run
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
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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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Visit
    Bdaygirl
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was our first visit to wildfire and it was excellent. Theservice was great, the food was great everything was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY NICE
    TMK1
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is a must go and taste the chicken and ribs and also the prime rib the drinks was ok the tea was excellent and the bill was decent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Service was poor and food was not good. Food was not hot. Would not return or recommend to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I hadn't dined at Wildfire for a few years, and I missed it. I thoroughly enjoyed the delicious medallion trio with fabulous, personally selected toppings. Our fine waiter was appropriately attentive (and he was new to the restaurant). I highly recommend that you dine at Wildfire!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    disappointed--for lunch service was very slow. over 1 1/2 hours?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still Great After All These Years
    ChrisTom
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went to dinner to celebrate our anniversary as a special memory from one of our first trips to Chicago nine years ago. We were so pleased to find the same great service, wonderful food and overall awesome experience. We each chose an entree and then shared our choices ... I had the filet medallion trio with assorted crusts and my husband had the Chicken Moreno with a side of roasted vegetables ... both dinners were fabulous. It truly was just as good as we remembered and we hope to come back again ... definitely sooner than nine years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    Jeminence4food
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Always have a great experience at the restaurant the food was well prepared and the drinks are really good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildfire hmmm just ok
    FromCincy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Four of us ate at Wildfire Chicago on W. Erie on 10/3/2014. The Shrimp and Parmesian Crusted Filet was excellent. The uncrusted filet was tender but rather bland. I had Prime Rib and on a scale of 1 to 10, a 3. I ordered it Medium (just pink). It was very dry and lacked any flavor whatsoever. Was not very hot so I asked them to warm it up. It came back no pink left and drier than ever. IF I would go back and get the Prime I would get it crusted and medium rare. Server was nice, but had too many tables and seemed to be rushing us through everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    g106
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The staff was amazing! The food was amazing! I ordered the lamb chops and my boyfriend ordered a steak, everything was cooked medium rare the way we liked it. The past few times I have gone to a steak restaurant, my food wasnt cooked properly to my liking, but Wildfire went above and beyond to have my lamb the way I wanted the first time around. You will not be disappointed if u choose this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wildfire has long been a favorite for our family. We know longer live in the area but try to stop in everytime we're back. I brought some friends this trip that had never been. They LOVED the experience and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • natsVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    alaways have a great time at wildfire, couldn't ask for a better place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but poor service :(
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had a delicious lunch at Wildfire Tuesday with my daughter that has celiac disease and must eat gluten-free. We chose a Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant because they seem to have the best gluten free menus around. Unfortunately, our waiter was not knowledgeable about the gluten free food items, and possible beverage choices. Our meals were really good, but our waiter and bus boy did not refill our water at all. As far as I am concerned, you should NEVER have to ask for your water glass to be refilled.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The waiter Steve was amazing!! He joked with us and was very attentive. The food was great! You really get your money's worth with the food portions. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    Cardon
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I often choose Wildfire for entertaining clients. The food is great and the downtown location is close to our offices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have frequented this restaurant for years and have always had an excellent dining experience; excellent service, great atmosphere, great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So bad our bill was zeroed out
    KathVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Go elsewhere! New chef needed. . . period! Artichoke Chicken under a 1/2" thick over-cooked = tough/tasteless. Salmon so over-cooked serving board burnt black. They all saw this, yet still served. None of them cared what the customer was served.
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  • Always great!
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wildfire never disappoints. This was the first time I had the Waldorf salad and to my surprise it was absolutely delicious! I was expecting okay, but was quite pleased.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience
    Wonderful
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had not been to Wildfire in years. My date wanted to go and we both had a taste for steak. It was excellent. We were seated right away. Our server was great. Understood that we didn't want to rush through ordering and dinner. We even receive a complimentary milton chocolate cake for dessert! I will not wait to long to have dinner here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Night
    funcarmel
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Wildfire is a great place for group dinning. I went with a group of four. We all was not there at the same time but the reservation was held for the entire party's arrival. The service was very good and prompt. The food was great. This was my first time at the restaurant and was referred by friends who also gave great reviews. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wildfire experience
    Ladyd
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was my first time at wildfire. The restaurant was lovely, the service was fantastic and the food great. I would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    luv2dine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went for our anniversary. Great service. The wait staff even surprised us with dessert on the house.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jlovingchicago
    Jlovingchicago
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Absolutely loved everything about this restaurant.. had the triple steak medallion.. sooo yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family dinner for Jewish holiday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I would recommend Wildfire to all friends who wanted to have a family dinner for the holiday... the service, from the host to the waitress, was fantastic... all our requests were met. We had 2 children, 3 & 6, that were treated well and loved the food! The holiday dinner was amazing... including matzo balls, chopped liver and the apples & honey... Thank you.. we will be back!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    Great
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Overall a great experience with amazing food! Would come back and recommend!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive with average food
    midniteVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The prices were high and the food was average. My filet came out cold and soup was luke warm. Waiter was pleasant but service was slow. Overall, there are many better places in this price range with more consistent food quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service...great food!
    Diningdoc
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my boyfriend, his parents and best friends to dinner to celebrate his birthday here on Friday. We had dinner reservations at 9:15 but the limo was late...so late we rolled up at 10:05 to closed doors. They close at 10-since I called ahead of time they opened the doors and let us in. We never felt Rushed or got the "please hurry the kitchen is closed speech." We ate in peace and enjoyed every bite. The waitress even brought the birthday boy out a piece of cake w candles. Wildfire saved a night that was going down the tubes fast secondary to poor transportation (limo driver will get a less than glowing review!). Great service and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.