Wildfire - Oakbrook
Wildfire - Oakbrook

Wildfire - Oakbrook

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://wildfirerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6305869000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:15am-4:00pm; Lunch Saturday - Sunday: 11:15am-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: Tony Mendoza
  • 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 Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, 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: 22nd and Spring Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking lot as well as valet service.
A word from Wildfire - Oakbrook
Step back in time 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 - Oakbrook reviews from OpenTable diners
694 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (414)good for groups (259)great for lunch (230)fit for foodies (197)romantic (162)notable wine list (112)vibrant bar scene (105)hot spot (91)neighborhood gem (79)kid-friendly (68)great for brunch (54)late-night find (42)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great dinner and service! The only downside is that in general, many people were dressed a little too casually.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LauraVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful meal served by our fantastic waitress, Ashley. I brought in relatives from out of town and they loved it too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Purchased $150 in gift cards to pay for our 25th wedding anniversary celebration. Service was poor, food was average, margarita was awful and served in a water glass. We have eaten here 3 times and twice they stuck us next to the kitchen even with a reservation. Ordered drinks and waited for 10 minutes or more. Finally, on the 3rd time we gave up, paid the tab and left. The steak was dry. The best part was the soup and salad - they were very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wildfire was fantastic, as always.
    Kkg2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food. Even better service. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing prime rib
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went to celebrate a birthday and weren't disappointed. We both ordered the king cut prime rib with either au gratin or mashed potatoes. Everything was cooked perfectly to order and amazing. We even enjoyed the leftovers the next day. The waitress brought us a small chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream for the birthday boy on the house after our meal and was very attentive overall. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service, Over cooked food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Most likely the result of slow and inattentive service, both main dishes were heavily over cooked.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We go to Wildfire every year for our anniversary. The food is always excellent! Great service! We are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Dinner at Wildfire always a great choice. We always love the food and the service is great. We always go there for a family special occasion. It's always a big treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love love this restaurant. I have never had poor service at either the Oakbrook or Chicago locations. Recommend it to everyone looking for a place to go Hope to be able to come bk soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining made easy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    You just can't beat Wildfire's great steaks and seafood! The staff is both friendly and efficient. I readily recommend it to anyone for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    Gidds
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A busy restauarant with a line of people waiting to dine-must be great food right?-Wrong. I can find nothing to recommend it. Appetiser of lobster stuffed shrimp was chewy and devoid of taste. Main filet and filet trio no better. Side of vegetables a mix of what seemed to be left over vegetables and the fries were limp and over salted. Even my drink had to be sent back as the soda in it was flat. Why it is seemingly so popular completely escapes me.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were celebrating my 60th birthday and decided to use some LEYE gift cards we have had for a while. This was convenient and was open when we wanted to go. Made a reservation, got in right away. Seating was comfortable, music not too loud. Food was quite good (we had steak and prime rib). We particularly enjoyed the au gratin potatoes. Service was downright excellent even though the place was busy. Hats off to the wait staff!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JaneVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a nice place to stop in Oak Brook for lunch. Warning: The portion sizes are huge. I had a house salad while my companion had a cup of soup. We then split the hamburger special - A stuffed Hickory burger. We still brought home half of the burger. We closed out the meal with a half-order of the baked apple with ice cream. And yes, the half-order of dessert was still too large. The traditional house salad is a step up from other restaurants as it includes eggs and artichokes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food is consistently good, service is always good. What I don't get is, what is with the cornbread? Why not fresh bread or rolls with the salad or when drinking wine. Guess that I am not a corn bread fan.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food - Reasonable Price
    RoRoJoVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I would definitely eat here again. I just wish the wait wasn't as long. If you go early it is much better.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food was very good and I would go there any time of the day. The service was awesome
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    stomar
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant. As always the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good as usual!
    Tanto
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    As I would expect, Wildfire's food and atmosphere are are perfect for an upscale meal! We were celebrating a birthday and the staff provided a complimentary dessert! Service was slightly slower than usual but overall as good as always. My family and I dine here 3-4 times a year.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is not like it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is the second time with poor service. This time the famous house salad was mushy and no zip. Super disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, a little noisy
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything from drinks, appetizers, to soup/salad, to dinner, to dessert (which we had to take home because we were so stuffed!) was fantastic! My only complaint was that it was kind of loud. We were seated by a large party of women, so I'm sure that didn't help. Overall, though, food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very loud, not a good place to carry on a conversation but good food and good service
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Jack
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was an enjoyable evening with friends. The Chef specials were excellent and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not our best visit
    DogMomTravelVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One of our nearby favorites, especially now that I'm gluten free. Unfortunately this visit was not great. Service wasn't great. We rarely saw the waiter, food took a long time to arrive, and we had to wait for a table despite having a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply Outstanding!
    DowntownLisaBrown
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Best steak ever! Outstanding service and food! Came from Florida to celebrate wedding anniversary and Wildfire had to be the place to celebrate!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding night out
    MrElegantVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For any special occasion in our family, Wildfire Oak Brook is without a doubt our go-to restaurant. And, out visit there this past Saturday night was on the mark starting with our affable server, Marissa, who couldn't have been any better if she tried. The only thing in her league was Wildfire's outstanding cuisine. My wife's a steak eater so she was in seventh heaven with the strip steak. Meanwhile, as the fish lover in the family, I fell head over heels for the macadamia-crusted halibut, which costs a small fortune, but since they serve two generous filets, there's more than enough to take home for a yummy leftover. Yes, $150 for two, including cocktails, wine, tax and gratuity is a bit of a splurge, but at Wildfire it's money well spent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The wait staff went out of their way to please us. The food was fantastic and the staff was helpful and friendly. Will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BobbyeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Friday night is always busy, a reservation is a must. We had the Prime Rib tonight which was excellent, beautifully prepared to order, with little if any waste. Our waiter was attentive and everything came to us in a timely fashion. Specials are usually interesting, but tonight was a good night for a delicious and excellent choice at Wildfire that is always available at Lunch and Dinner. 5 STAR MEAL FOR SURE.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice birthday dinner
    Frequentdinerout
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had a wonderful evening out with my friends for my bday. Everyone ordered something different (drinks, appetizers, entrees, salad and desserts) and all the food was great with nice size portions too. Our server was excellent as well and we could not have had a better experience. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    wi11return
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wonderful ambience, outstanding food and service. Could never make anything this tasty at home. Will definitely return to experience other specialties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfection!
    princesspk13
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Wildfire is my favorite restaurant for many reasons. Wildfire is an elegant old school retro steakhouse that serves stick to your ribs food that is always prepared to perfection. The servers are always knowledgeable and attentive. Their cocktails are fabulous. I had (and always have) the Martini Flight. The martini flight is 4 mini martinis of different flavors. They are delicious and will have you feeling fine in no time. My boyfriend had a Cherry Mojito and it was delicious and refreshing. I had a steak & scallop combo with creamed spinach and it was delicious and cooked perfectly (like always!). My boyfriend had a steak and shrimp combo; I wanted to steal his shrimp they looked so good. Both of us were more than satisfied.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Place for a Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The Atmosphere was excellent and was a great place to have conversation and good food. My Swordfish was a little overdone and my friends steak was asked for Medium Well was really Well Done. Still the food was flavorful. Overall is was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    It was horrible,was our 30th anniversary. 2 bottles of on wine list.Out of both Finally after 40 minutes I was served a martini. And my food filet and lobster within 5 minutes of my martini arriving. My steak was black, ordered medium well and lobster was so dry and no flavor. The manager came around and knew we couldn't get any of the wines I chose so he offered to pay for my martini. I was shocked at how little concern there was with everything. My friends have had parties there with 25-30 people and we've always been happy with the food. I was a little disappointed when my meal was $51.00 and I had to pay extra for a vegetable. My husband had bone-in rib-eye and I believe, bleu cheese crusted and was happy with his.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very long wait for everyrhing, i had to ask again for our drinks after appetizer & then was served wrong drink & was finished w dinner & still no drink, wrong side w dinner, bit in big shell in crab cake- this was a monday
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Birthday Celebration
    DSTDiner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was a really nice place to go with friends to celebrate my husband's birthday. The martini flights were great!! Enjoyed the Planked Salmon. Our waiter, Tony was friendly and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food pretty good expensive
    Joshua
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Made a reservation for mom's bday dinner. Sat us in a booth in the crowded bar. About a $150 for two steaks a salad, an appetizer and 3 drinks. Service was nothing special, average.
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  • Disappointing
    Bcrecap
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was very good, the experience was not. Too loud, too cramped and service was obnoxious. Our bus boy filled our water glasses at least 15 times and was always there. Might return with the right group because the food was good and vibe was lively, but never for a quiet, relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good service
    FIRE
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The chicken wasn't what I expected and they were great about getting me something quickly and without a fuss. Every kitchen occasionally has a mishap but they were very apologetic and made it right. Better than expected.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50th anniversary dinner
    50yearsandcounting
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I had dinner before going to Drury Lane. Food was excellent, our waitress, Linda Smith, was superior. The gluten free menu for my husband was actually a real menu, not a piece of paper with a few choices on it. The gluten free chocolate cake with ice cream was a surprise dessert to celebrate our 50 th anniversary and was so appreciated. And it was delicious! Thanks for helping us celebrate. Making the reservations on line was a real plus. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Food
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I go to Wildfire often and am always amazed at the great food and moderate prices. Service was EXCELLENT. We were shopping and went to the restaurant early (4:30PM), when we couldn't get a later reservation at the last minute. The restaurant was busy and active. Service was outstanding and everything we ordered delicious. Remains one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not go back
    BumRushed1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was very good but the tables were cramped and I felt rushed. The wait staff hovered and swooped on our table to remove dishes even before we were finished. This did not make me feel welcomed - I would not go back. If you are going to spend over a hundred dollars for dinner the experience should not feel like a drive through fast food joint.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate