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
725 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (408)good for groups (263)fit for foodies (218)great for lunch (217)romantic (153)vibrant bar scene (130)notable wine list (112)hot spot (103)neighborhood gem (89)kid-friendly (65)late-night find (43)great for brunch (39)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Consistent Excellence!
    burbydiner74
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I dined here many times with work colleagues and have enjoyed many evenings with my significant other here. Food is always excellent. Service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Our waiter was excellent, horseradish crusted steaks were delicious, and the Cocktail Lounge atmosphere was energetic. Make a reservation: very crowded for a Wednesday and parking lots full. For a special occasion, request the Wellington Room for a quieter/intimate experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildfire is still exceptional!!!
    BILLtheITguy
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My wife and I found this great restaurant when we searched for a place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary dinner; that was back in 1998. We didn't know it then, but we had just started our own little tradition that night, as we have been going back there every year since in order to celebrate our anniversary with dinner and drinks. Last night we celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary, with a table in the main dining room near the fire place with yet another fantastic dinner. Service was EXCELLENT, food and trimmings were well prepared, and the delivery of courses and drinks were timed just right (you're never rushed, but you're not waiting around either). Oh, and if you like Prime Rib , you will love Wildfire in Oak Brook!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavoring Off
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Potatoes had a sour taste and the halibut had no flavor at all. Wildfire is usually good, but occasionally off their game.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diana
    Diana
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent food and reasonable prices for the quality and menus options. Always make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food and service
    Bailey
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Love this place and while it can be noisy. They are very accomodating if you request a quiet table or booth. Service and food were excellent.
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  • Service needs improving
    NicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Food is always reliable. Service not up to snuff. Back waiters pouring water over the waiter pouring wine. Disjointed and rushed waiters. Need much better house management.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great salmon! Great Steak!
    susieVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We dined with our friends from Boston. We enjoyed the entire experience! Service was attentive and the steak was delicious as was the salmon! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love to Fish
    LizFoodie
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I had the special seasonal macadamia nut crusted Halibut. Fantastic! Fish was fresh, flaky and crusty outside. Super delicious! Great white sauce. Also had the crab lobster bisque. Fabulous! Mixed berry crisp for dessert. Warmed with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce. No better comfort food! Service was attentive without being intrusive. Impeccable timing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Been dining at Wildfire MANY years. A bit disappointing last time (Sunday). ordered Ribeye off the Dinner Menu and experienced stringiness. Not tough, however. (I wanted Prime Rib and was told another 2 Hours)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildfire is a great place to dine
    Wildfirelover01
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The wildfire has Very delicious food it's a great place for family and friends. It is also a great place to enjoy your mate in a rather intimate setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not romantic
    Truthreller
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Made reservations months in advance for our anniversary which also happened to be sweetest day. Services was slow, they sat us in the bar which was not romantic, no ambiance and the food was not in line with their prices. They packed the place like we were all sardines.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PAWS
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've dined at Wildfire Oakbrook several times -- this time my Waiter was less then stellar -- I ordered a Sprite and there was no syrup in it -- it tasted awful like seltzer water (which I hate). When I advised the waiter, he acted like it was no Big Deal, (when in fact it left a awful taste in my mouth and almost ruined my dinner. He simply advised my manager is changing the syrup, (he didn't even offer to comp the Sprite), he did eventually bring another Sprite, and I advised No Thank You, I'll drink water, he simply removed the Sprite from my table, never asked can I bring you another beverage ! I was very disappointed, as I've always gotten great service and very attentive waiters when I've previously dined at Wildfire.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic Supper Club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    If you're in the mood for an upbeat, bustling place, this is a good choice. Food is very good, especially the beef, although the wild rice side dish was gummy. But if you just need good food among a crowd of people, Wildfire is an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • over done steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    2nd time in 1 month that have ordered med. porahouse & filet both times have come in well done. Alot of $ for a overdone steaks. This has now happened 2 times in a row. ive been coming there for over 14 yrs. Never had this happen before.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Niteout
    Niteout
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Table was ready upon our arrival, waiter was friendly and knowledgeable,Great place for a dinner out with that special person.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    OUr server, Jason, was top notch. Wife's steak was a little fatty compared to our normal experience at Wildfire.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    pirateduck
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. We had the mushroom crusted pork chops that melted in your mouth. However, we also had the skirt steak which was very chewy. Yes, we know skirt steak is tough but not typically like this. We wouldn't order it again but very highly recommend the pork chops. We also paid extra to get the BBQ Sweet Potatoes. They were BBQ because they had seasoning on the skin which most people don't eat anyway. The potato was very large and had a nice flavor. However, it was "hard", not cooked all the way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Liked everything...but the steak
    insearchof
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Sadly the one thing this place should be known for is their major downfall. For some reason, they just can't cook a steak. Been here twice and both times they were way off on the cook. The first time I was pregnant and got the filet trio. The steaks each ranged from burnt to super rare (a no-no for a preggers girl). The steak cuts were also way off in size range. We swore this place off after that but were really in the mood for steak the other night and tried it again. This time got the full size filet thinking maybe they can get a single steak right...nope. My "medium" filet ending up burnt with a rare-blue interior and grissle throughout. My husbands "medium rare" porterhouse request was medium well in most parts. Sad.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First of many....
    Camelback
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    For a birthday dinner,my girlfriend and I agreed we could pick our own places . The other treats. She picked Wildfire,,I paid. OUTSTANDING, I'm picking the same for my birthday,she agrees! My guess is we will return between now and that date anyway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining in the back room!!
    RandP1943
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The man sitting next to our table had to put his chair right up against the corner of our table, which became very uncomfortable for a $250.00 meal!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less Than Impressed
    onlyboyjohn
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Before it gets lost, let me say that our server did an excellent job! The food was less-than-impressive and my martini was underwhelming. I had the grilled seafood platter. The "bacon" that was used to wrap the scallops was all fat, which ruined the texture of the first scallop (I learn quick and removed it from the others). I would, though, recommend the fresh fruit crumble for dessert. This was very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great experience!!!!
    jazzerVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food is always good, the server was outstanding! One of our "go to" places!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining!
    DivaOne
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I took a work group here to celebrate an award since it was their favorite place. We had a wonderful lunch - everyone enjoyed their food very much. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waiter kind of lost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great food but waiter,it seems, had to many tables to attend .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at reasonable prices!
    blingthing
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I had the tenderloin trio special with choice of crust topping ($35). The meat was outstanding and cooked to perfection. Good wine selection with very good moderately priced wines.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very loud
    BillS
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Surrounded by multiple tables of six or more people, it was extremely difficult to carry out a conversation at our table of four. Food was very average, nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I would recommend the restaurant and I will revisit but would request a better table not in the little group room, very drab and could not see anything
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  • bad bad service, great food
    ChefEdG4rP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I wait to long for the food, soup was cold, old coffee. We can problably live with out pay, we wait about 20 min to get the bill, server never said sorry, most servers just walk around playing around.. we only talk to the server one or two times..
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was quick, food was fantastic, and our server was very informative and helpful. High expectations for the restaurant were met. Great date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Mountaineer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The difficulty in getting a reservations speaks volumes about the quality of Wildfire. The service was top-notch; food very good. The menu is so large that it is hard to make a choice -- there were so many items I wanted to try. I had the coffee-crusted strip steak, very good, but what I fell in love with was the grits with shoe-string onion rings! They were out-of-this-world!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had great service, and good food. Our table was ready when we arrived.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    ken36
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    this was my first time here but it will not be my last. The food was simply put awesome. Can't wait to. Is it again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lively vibe
    Libby
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wildfire has a very upbeat vibe. It is loud -- maybe too loud -- and the booth configuration makes it difficult to hear across the table. I had filet and encrusted scallops and loved them. Au gratin potatoes a hit as well. Three others had seafood -- halibut and surf 'n turf and gave them thumbs up. Very attentive service. Wildfire is my go-to restaurant because it is consistently good and they take and honor reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but very noisy.
    Buns
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I ordered the Teriyaki Mahi Mahi and my date ordered the BBQ Chicken. Both were excellent and what I would expect from this type of restaurant. I would recommend either option. I dined here because I had a Lettuce Entertain You gift card which I had no problem using. I went on a Thursday night at 7 with a reservation and waited about 15 minutes to sit down. I ended up sitting in the backroom next to a large party with many children who were rather misbehaved for the setting. I think my dining experience could have been better if I was seated in another room, but I do not blame the restaurant entirely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susan
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great meal as always. Continues to be one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was not overly impressed, based on LEYE credentials, my wife's meal was good, my blackened prime rib was maybe average. I have cooked a few of these in my day so I know what I'm looking for and this was not it.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long Time Favorite
    bobcat
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Have been going to the Oak Brook Wild Fire for years. Great for special occasions or late lunch after shopping. Really good steaks and seafood. If you like fish, the encrusted halibut is a must when available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    wildcat07
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    My friend and I were greeted and seated promptly in a quieter location and the host checked with us to see if that was appropriate. The server was attentive. I have been to Wildfire many times and I was excited to have the chopped salad. It was bland and soggy. There wasn't nearly enough chicken. The entire thing was soggy lettuce and wonton crisps. For the price this salad can't compare to the Portillo's chopped salad which is the same size and two thirds the price. Very disappointing. My friend had the shrimp which she said was good but she didn't finish so I'm not so sure. We had a lovely visit and didn't really talk about our meals. I didn't finish my salad and neither of us took the leftovers to go so I guess that says it all...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LauraVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Another great meal. Anthony did a fantastic job serving us fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic