Wildfire - Glenview
Wildfire - Glenview

Wildfire - Glenview

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://wildfirerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8476576363x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:15am-4:00pm; Lunch Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm; Dinner Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-10:00pm; Friday: 4:00pm-10:30pm; Saturday 3:00pm-10:30pm; Sunday: 3:00pm-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: Rodrigo Torres
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, 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: East Lake Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking in lot as well as Valet service for $4.00 per vehicle.
A word from Wildfire - Glenview
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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Wildfire - Glenview reviews from OpenTable diners
625 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (357)good for groups (276)neighborhood gem (225)fit for foodies (212)great for lunch (164)notable wine list (121)romantic (100)hot spot (100)kid-friendly (98)great for outdoor dining (95)vibrant bar scene (94)late-night find (33)great for brunch (27)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Consistently Very Good
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Always wonderful service by all staff, very good food a pleasant place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great!
    marlain
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We always enjoy ourselves at Wildfire. The place is warm and inviting, the service is exceptional, and the food is consistently delicious. It's our first choice for special occasions and when we just want a wonderful meal in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Terrific, but...
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I love Wildfire! Great steaks, wonderful ambiance, terrific service, consistently high quality. Most of the time. The last couple of times the service started out great and then we have to wait fiftenn minutes for server to come back to the table. The pork chop was a bit disappointing, but that could simply be the chef's choice of the mushroom sauce; quality is still excellent. We will continue to return to Wildfire as it is one of our favorite restaurants. We'll just try to go when it's not quite as busy and stick to the tried-and-true favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wildfire in Glenview is Terrific!
    PatrickinParkRidgeIL
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A little pricey but it is still one of the best restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We always love Wildfire. The martinis are great with a huge choice. We love the shrimp cocktail. My Mother had a skirt steak and I had the petite filet. They were both cooked perfectly and were delicious. My husband had the salmon that was huge and outstanding. We always have wonderful servers every time. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a great meal, I asked for special attention as a surprise, and the staff did everything as I asked
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably great steaks
    RegularJoeVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I've dined at Wildfire in Glenview a number of time - about 80% of the time for business. It's the nicest restaurant in the Glenview-NAS area and I'm sure I'll go back many more times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality slipping
    DREW
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The quality of the food is not up to the usual high standards we expect at Wildfire. The Caesar salad was very bland and the French fried potatoes served were obviously from the bottom of the fryer. A less-than-fresh bun accompanied the burger and the coleslaw was not chilled. Not the greatest dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Champagne
    DutchieVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Always enjoy Wildfire. Love your Macademia Nut crusted Halibut, fabulous. My friend thought so also. Food is consistent. Service always fun!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildfire is always great.
    WilliamVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had not been in a while but the food and service are reliably good all the time. I had the Monday night chicken special which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Mack
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food has always been excellent. Never had a bad meal there after many dinners or lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Meal was great as always and the wait staff was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pass on this for lunch
    laura
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I ordered the halibut 25.99$ it was obviously left over from the weekend, covered in breading to cover up the dried out fish and the asparagus was swimming in a butter sauce. Working in a resteraunt I know that when things are covered in "go juice" they are masking a poor meal. I am out on this one!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You can make a reservation...
    CaptainMorgan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    But that doesn't mean they will honor it. 8:00 reservation didn't seem to mean anything on this night. Once we were finally sat we were ignored for a while. When our server did find us a promise of bread did not materialize until after a reminder (and the soup had come and gone). Water glasses sat empty...Maybe better off eating in the bar where expectations are a lot less.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent - Food and Service
    fong2040VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always good for any occasion; great food and service; Steak, sweet potato, salad, wine, gluten free cookies!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night spot
    Outandabout
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We dined at the wildfire in glen view for only our second time. We had one of the busiest tables in the place, but didn't mind the hustle and bustle. We both had an above average primerib and fillet medallions diner. The sides were amazing. The roasted veggies for mr and cottage fries for the hubbie. A little expensive but we would do it again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back to the Top of my Last
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The previous time I wrote our experience was not up to the usual standard (we can all have an off night!) but our last visit put it back to the top. Food, service, as well as our enjoyment were excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    MrLuckyDJR
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have not had a bad meal at Wildfire. The pricing is more than fair for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependable value, will be back
    NorthShoreCouple
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Dinner with a group of 6. Attentive, professional service. Good value for the price. Nice wine list. Ample warm bread. Delicious Wildfire salad!!! Very good and large baked potato. However... quality of beef that I've experienced a few times is disappointing. I give it 2 stars out of 4. I know it's not Morton's or Del Frisco. And the price points hover around $30 rather than $50. So thanks for that! But the quality of the medallions is modest. This time, I had the strip steak with garlic shrimp. Also, the pumpkin pie dessert had more whipped cream than pumpkin compared to the plastic model -- tasty but not what we expected. I'll be back for sure, but need to set my expectations more accurately.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Jillian
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    All around excellent dinner. I highly recommend the Char Bone-in Ribeye. Excellent cut of meat. Very good service. All around great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best
    JBfromNiles
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My wife & I have been going here for a few years now & we consider Wildfire our favorite. The prime rib cannot be beat & I have had that meal in establishments around the world. Nobody does this one better. Congratulations to all involved here - a job well done. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice for lunch with friends
    ChitownCFVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Always serving good food with knowledgeable and competent surving staff. Professional establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • poofka
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food and service is what made the evening. We were there on a Wednesday with a 7:30 reservation and ended up waiting 15-20 minutes then were put in a back room.This is the second time in as many times at Glenview that we've been made to wait. If 7:30 is booked let your patrons know and either offer another time or say your booked. Like I said at the beginning it was the food and our server that made the evening. Two of us had the Steak Trio which was prepared perfectly while my husband had the seafood platter which he loved. Planked Salmon was excellent and while the shrimp was prepared with coconut it had the right amount of coconut.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service.
    GreatPlace
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    reserved private room for a work outing. Gave me a nice sized room called the win room. Excellent for team lunch. We were able to speak to each other without yelling at each other. Great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    As usual, the food was very good and the service was fine. I personally dislike the u-shaped booths at this Wildfire and asked to be seated at a table instead. The hostess went to ask the manager who said no. There were several appropriate sized tables that stayed empty for most of our dinner. I suppose I will request a regular table the next time I make a reservation on open table. I think the management could be more accommodating.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs some change
    Mzj2906VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We always use wildfire as a gathering spot at least four times a year, service is always great but food and menu need an update! In a sense they have updated their process. Wow! All I could be thinking about was that I could have been some eating at some really cool restaurant in downtown Chicago for the prices on this menu. It needs to be revamped..it's the same ole, same ole! Even the daily specials; the same three things all the time; just the toppings change. Service great but other than that....boring menu!
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  • Very enjoyable
    Jimbo
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    As always we had an excellent dining experience. Food and service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food you crave
    foodluvinteacher
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Wildfire is great for steaks but also for a refreshing salad. I go at least once a month because it is just delish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kpakravan
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One of my worst dining experiences in a long time. My wife ordered a filet mignon, it looked as if someone had chewed it an spit it out. I ordered a hanger steak. it was undercooked and so big they had to fold it to make it fit on the plate. And everything overpriced! The service was friendly, of course!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luv2eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We came for my daughter's birthday--Wildfire is her favorite and so is the chocolate lava cake!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    DaisyeatsVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We came here after a Northwestern game for an early dinner. Great menu, with many options to satisfy the pickiest eater. Food is always prepared and presented nicely, wait staff is friendly and well trained, and the ambiance is lively. This is a restaurant that rarely disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Surprise
    Bkl33
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We Love Wildfire! We had or Yom Kippor dinner at 5PM Friday for 12 people and they put us in the wine room!. this is the 5th year coming to wildfire before temple. It was a great way too start the day of Atonement. I cant wait for next year! great romantic place for two!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    WE love the club lunch!! great deal . The food is delicious and well served
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stu
    StuartVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Food quality was good but 1 steak was slightly overcooked (not as ordered).Not usually the case but occasionally it can happen
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  • Glenview's finest
    ChicagoJohnVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    As always a great experience. Great food and service make going here a no brainier when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildfire is a special place
    sal99VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Wildfire never fails to be a treat when dining out. The food and service are always top-notch, for us, these are the two most important items that make a restaurant experience memorable. There are so many dining places to choose from in the north suburban area that a restaurant has to have the aforementioned ingredients if they want repeat business and Wildifire certainly fits the bill on both counts. Our favorite salad is the Wildifire chopped salad that can't be topped as far as we are concerned and my friends agree. Great entrees of fish and meat are always a favorite as well. Kudos to the management for having such excellent personnel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistently terrific!
    NickVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We love coming to Wildfire. The food is always great, the service is impeccable and we love the ambiance. We all ordered something different - steak, salmon, halibut and ribs. All good. Then the dessert - wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Service
    LarryDVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food and service, never a bad experience, always a sure thing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie4fitness
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    At Wildfire we consistently enjoy a delicious dinner with attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Wildfire
    cattac
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Staying true to form our Wildfire dinner experience was everything I was expecting. I made a reservation & requested dining in the bar lounge because the noise level in there is less - you can actually carry on a conversation without having to repeat yourself. One of my guests has a hearing problem & he was so pleased. We ordered the shrimp cocktail, trio of encrusted filets, fish sampler and drinks. Everything was fabulour & the service (as always) was attentive and thoughtful. Thank you for a lovely dining experience. You have the recipe for fine dniing - now just mediate the noise level in the balance of the restaurant, please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.