Wildfire - Oakbrook
Wildfire - Oakbrook

Wildfire - Oakbrook

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://wildfirerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (630) 586-9000
  • 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
693 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (399)good for groups (272)fit for foodies (218)great for lunch (189)romantic (155)vibrant bar scene (127)hot spot (113)notable wine list (112)neighborhood gem (101)kid-friendly (65)late-night find (40)great for brunch (28)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Food is only average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Our family has gone to this restaurant over-and-over, due to its convenient location and menu options. Unfortunately, all most every time we leave, we leave disappointed. The service staff are friendly, but food can take a long time to come out. The higher-priced items on the menu are rarely cooked well. This most recent visit, my lamb chop was literally inedible - I asked for 'medium rare' and it came out 'well done'. If you're at Oak Brook Center, you probably will want to choose a different restaurant.
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  • Another Great Meal at Wildfire-Oak Brook
    JohnQ
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Took the family for my wife's birthday. As usual, Wildfire Oak Brook did not disappoint. The wait staff is very attentive. The cocktails were well made. The food was wonderful as usual. Most of the family went with the can't miss Filet Mignon. I enjoy going Sundays to have the Roasted Turkey dinner special. Wildfire Oak Brook comes thru every time for a special dinner occassions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ponysoldier
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The food was very good as usual, the service and server were excellent. However, it was very loud. Makes it difficult to have an intimate conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • something has changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This my fourth time art wildfire. My wife loves this restaurant. We went there for my wife's Birthday. My wife had the ribeye and I had the porterhouse. We agreed it wasn't up to what we had expected. They were cooked to medium, but the flavor wasn't there. Maybe it was too busy, anyway we are staying away for awhile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 45th Anniversary spooled by dining here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We were celebrating our 45th Anniversary. Asked in reservation for table away from kids. Got 3 tables with kids around us. Asked in reservation, away from kitchen. Got seated facing kitchen. Waiter forgot salad dressing, 10 minute wait to find waiter and get dressing. Ribs came with extra piece of meat floating next to slab of ribs. Not in one piece. Looked like someones leftover. Manager needed to figure out gift card! This was 2 pm on a Saturday. The place was not full. Staff was not friendly.
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  • Nice place for lunch and shopping
    IllinoistravelerVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We decided to take a run down to Oakbrook. Great choices in shopping and Wildfire is a very easy pleasant place to eat. Great food. Just keep track of where you park.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls' Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Once all of us arrived, our table was ready immediately. Service was great, friendly. The food was great too. The prices seemed to have jumped since my last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Good Service, Poor Judgment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food and wait service at Wildfire were very good. The issue we encountered was that after making a dinner reservation and requesting a booth, the hostess first wanted to put us in a booth in the bar area. We were celebrating a milestone and wanted a quiet booth for dining and conversation. The bar early (6;00 pm) on a Friday night was not going to fit what we were seeking. When we asked for a booth in the dining area, the hostess acted put upon and even reluctant to do so. While we were transitioning into the dining room the area in front of the booth she wanted to seat us at became congested with bar patrons and service staff. When we walked into the dining area, there were more than 4 booths completely unoccupied. We saw at least one other couple make the transition to an adjacent booth while we were eating. The hostess' attitude was not necessary and off putting. The service from our waitress and the supporting staff was able to quickly move us off the hostess and into a nice meal in the dining area booth. The food was very good and the pacing of the evening was efficient without being hurried.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Steaks & Burgers
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    A great place in the suburbs for a night out. Good quality meats, great salads & sides. The service is always top notch too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious as always
    Rachel
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Wildfire is a a favorite of mine. First time to this location and it lived up to my expectations...great food, tender beef medallion trio, fresh salad and vegetables, always a good restaurant choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Looking for a reasonably priced and delicious steak? This is it. Food was outstanding and the staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating a Birthday!
    John
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    This was our first visit to Wildfire. It was our daughter's birthday and we were looking for a different place to celebrate. Wildfire did not disappoint. The ambiance was upbeat, the service was excellent and the food outstanding. I made our reservation through Open Table and mentioned it was my daughter's birthday. To our surprise, the restaurant comped our dessert. We had a great evening and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Everything was delicious and seasoned well. Only complaint food was cold.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LauraVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    I go to Wildfire all the time. I love the chop salad. The food is always great. Our server, Ruben, did a great job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    Nixxs
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Good food variety. Portions are mediocre. It's a bit louder than expected and seems overcrowded with tables. I would go back just to try a different meal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Enjoyed spending our anniversary lunch at Wildfire.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very noisy and took 45mins to seat
    Badforromance
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I made a reservation two weeks ahead for an anniversary dinner and it took 45 minutes to be seated on a Saturday. This is also a very casual place, no need to wear anything dressy at all. People had on Bulls hats and jeans. Food was ok but server was bland and didn't even offer dessert. Will not go back.
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  • Fantastic Gluten Free options
    nduddlesVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Love Wildfire for their amazing gluten free menu and fantastic martini's. My only complaint about this visit is that I made reservations and they put us in the bar area. I was not happy about that, if i wanted to sit in the bar area, i wouldn't have bothered to make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildfire
    Dave
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Wildfire has always been our favorite restaurant. We've always had outstanding waiters/waitresses. The food is fantastic, and the atmosphere is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy and Crowded Restaurant
    Anne
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Standing wait was LONG even tho we had reservations. Noisy and Loud, crammed with people restaurant. Not for the Romantic. Food was very good but pricey, service slow and unable to carry on conversation with other 5 at our table. Best as an "after work or late night" bar/restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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  • Great experience!
    Howie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went with another couple and could not have been happier with this place.The trio of fillets were wonderful ,not just melting in your mouth but extremely favorable! We are definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary from Frankfort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My family went to Wildfire for my daughter's 14th birthday. It's our 3rd time eating there and we enjoy the food, and our server was good also; however, when we got the bill, my husband was very disappointed at the price of our drinks! They charged $9 for a Capn/Coke each and $8 each for my 7/7. My daughter ordered rootbeer and was also charged $7 for a kid drink??? Our drink bill was outrageous! WE will not be going back because we cannot even enjoy a cocktail without feeling ripped off and when my husband asked the manager why are the drinks so expensive, he replied that it was "competitive in the area". Whatever . . . .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    Unimpressed
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Bad food, undercooked and overcooked . Tasteless veggies, very soggy. My steak came out cold. The soft drinks we received were under mixed. And to top it off our waitress couldn't be bothered to service our table. I won't recommend and I won't go back.
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  • Wonderful food and incredible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Kudos to Anthony on his incredible service on Saturday night. We all really enjoyed our meal, but the icing on the cake was the service Anthony provided. His knowledge and rapport with the table really set this experience apart from other dining establishments in the area. We all had different cuts of meat and everyone thoroughly enjoyed what was ordered. Will definitely go back again, and will hopefully get Anthony as our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • somewhat dissatisfied
    janelane
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I've been going here for over 20 years. My last two visits have been disappointing. Food was noticeably not as good as it usually is.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildfire OakBrook
    Depaul
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Portions are small compared to dinner menu. Good is tasty buy pricey
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent dinner from the martini flight, to the kale/spinach salad, the the filet! Very good service also. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wildfire. The only small glitch was the fact that we had to wait almost a half hour to be seated even with a reservation. This is one of my biggest restaurant pet peeves.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food & Service but....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food and service outstanding Noise level made it very difficult to hear other guests at table Tables very cramped U shaped booth hard for everyone's legs and no room for menues When food came had to jocking plates to get everything to fit But again the food was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait
    FoodandwineVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We always have to wait at least 20 minutes for a table. Overbooking? Poor management? Surly front desk personnel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atmospheric
    TboneMalone
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was a rather important diner for me personally. This was the first time my parents and future parents in-laws were meeting and the restaurant was a perfect place for this occasion. The noise level was very moderate which made conversation easy, and the service was great which made for little distraction. This is my 3rd time coming to wild fire and it has now been during 3 different parts of the day (Lunch, early dinner and late dinner) all of which have exceeded my expectations. I will always recommend dinning hear if you are looking for great food and even better service/atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Wildfire
    fthgmrtnVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My go to place. Never dissappointed. Today we did half price appetizers and I had the steak sandwich. It was delicious. I only ate half and the next day I took the lettuce off it and broiled the bread and steak a couple minutes and it was fabulous the second day as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • happy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wonderful experience! Have been here and to the Chicago location previously, and my family and I will return. The food is always exceptional. Love the chopped salad, and though a steak house, when in season the halibut is fabulous. Service is always excellent, and the staff courteous. We thoroughly enjoy the entire experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ExpertInMyHead
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Service was impeccable. I'll definitely be returning. Great with reservations. I called ahead and told them I'd be a little late and they still seated me when I arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We waited 20 minutes and our request for a booth was not honored. Requested when reservation made and asked the hostess when we got there and she said it is noted. When we were taken in 20minutes later we were given a table right by the kitchen and servers going back and forth. Not a good table. I said I requested a booth when I made reservation and when we came in. Nothing said till we were shown the table. We were not asked or told a booth not available - is a table Ok. We were disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Cuisine
    BobbyeVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had the most amazing waiter with a sense of humor, knowledge and general attention to detail. Food is always delicious and presented in a delightful manner. One of the lunch time bonuses is the excellent corn bread which I highly recommend. The specials are always interesting and the standard Menu fare is never a disappointment. Reservations are always a good idea especially on Fridays and the week-end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dining
    Arcy14
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Wildfire was a great place to have a nice meal with my fiancé and parents. The place was packed tight but that didn't deter the quality of service or food. It's definitely a must go for a high quality dining experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dinner!
    phinanmoose
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My husband and I love Wildfire so it was the perfect choice for my birthday dinner. It had been a while since we had dined there, so I was not sure about their gluten-free choices. To say that I was blown away by the menu would be an understatement. Both our dinners were excellent and I look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific food and excellent service
    spanky907
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The macadamia nut crusted halibut continues to be wonderful. Nice wine selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LauraVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I just can't get enough of that chop salad. Fabulous service from Ashley. I will be back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable 25th Anniversary
    Sptz909
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Food was awesome as expected. Had a great anniversary dinner. Place was busy and very very loud for a Monday night. Not exactly the place for an intimate or romantic dinner. Steak and fish were awesome (worth repeating ).
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.