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
699 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (403)good for groups (252)great for lunch (224)fit for foodies (199)romantic (147)notable wine list (109)vibrant bar scene (105)hot spot (91)neighborhood gem (82)kid-friendly (61)great for brunch (50)late-night find (44)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Always a great time at wildfire!! Great food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait / best waitress ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our waitress was the best ..The wait was too long even with reservations was contemplating if we should go to the Reel Resturant beneath .. We waited over 1 hour and ten minutes ... But out waitress made it worth the wait ..however next time I will leave
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, OK svc, bad location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was excellent, menu has a lot of variety. Bison meatballs appetizer was succulent; bacon-wrapped filet was tender but a little "gamey" (perhaps the cows aren't grass-fed); swordfish was melt-in-your-mouth tender. Desserts were great (cookie a la mode and sample cake platter). However, one filet was brought with bacon on the side, rather than bacon-wrapped; had to have it redone. Also, the server took the order, but many others served the food, so the experience was not very personal. And, the location sucks: from the lower parking lot, you have to either climb many stairs; from the upper parking lot, it's a LONG walk to the door--very bad for someone with a walker (like my dad). And, so noisy we had to yell to hear each other.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid steakhouse
    alipadd
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very reliable steakhouse. Steaks were tender, perfectly cooked. The bernaise sauce was the only disappointment, being served cool, not warm. The French onion soup was outstanding! Our server, Matt, was also outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother making a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Because you will have to wait 15-30 minutes anyways. We went for my birthday and were seated in the farthest back room and table right next to the open kitchen door. It was small and cramped for four people. Since we were next to the kitchen it was a constant string of people coming, going, and yelling. They also overlooked my finances steak and it took at least 20 minutes to get a new one as the rest of us had finished out meals already. The manager didn't seem to care that it took that long and our waitress consistently disappeared when needed. The food, when cooked right is decent. Their martinis are great but really pricey. Save yourself the headache and go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My family (a party of 8) and I went to Wildfire to celebrate my 66th Birthday and we were not disappointed. The food and service were both excellent. Wildfire has become one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First reservation experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was my first experience with on line reservations. It was simple and actually worked. The table was waiting for us! I felt bad for the folks waiting. That was me before I discovered on line reservations. A senior citizen learning to make technology work for them.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our waiter was awesome and helpful and enthusiastic about the cuisine. We had two totally different meals and enjoyed both thoroughly. I have a special which was a stuffed hamburger that was outstanding and my friend had shrimp. The mood is good , The restaurant was busy, and yet we still had timely service. They did a fine job of taking care of us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little pricey
    justameal
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Steak was good. Wife's pizza good. Creamed spinach good. Apple pie very good. Service a little slow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lynn
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always a good place for lunch or dinner. This restaurant manages its reservations well; if you have them, there is no wait.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I had the Waldorf Salad. My leftovers (enough for 2 people) were just as delightful as my original lunch (I had 1/2 of the serving at lunch).
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LauraVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Ate at the bar today. Great service from our bartender, Ashley! Great food. I can't get enough of that chop salad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent food and service, they sat us right on time, and the service by the waitress was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • long time fan
    lwco
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Wildfire has been a favorite for many years. This evening we were not impressed. The usual high quality had slipped. Hopefully just an off night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing lunch
    Shell393684
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My colleague treated me to lunch for my birthday. We had a booth, as requested, facing the kitchen. I tried the salad and mushroom asiago pizza for the first time and it was so delicious. Everything I've eaten here is phenomenal. I was surprised that I received a free dessert with a candle for my birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charles
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My husband and I went to dinner at Wildfire for our anniversary. I stated this when I booked the reservations. They seated us next to a family with two small children (under the age of 5). It was very frustrating. Why would you put a couple next to a young family when they were out for their anniversary? We mention our disappointment to the waitress who had the manager come over. What a waste of time speaking to him. He only made me angrier. He gave us his card and told us to call him next time we came in for dinner? I would never recommend this place for a special occasion. With so many restaurants to choose from in the western suburbs I would not choose this one. The way the manager handle the situation made us not want to return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Cuisine
    BobbyeVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our food was up to standard, but the Hostess didn't honor our request which had been made with the reservation. Unfortunately our waitress left much to be desired as well. As this is one of our favorite restaurants it was disappointing in terms of where we sat, who our waitress was and the general confusion from the Hostess stand. Fortunately the wait staff is usually above average and most accommodating. I'm glad this wasn't our first time dining at Wildfire or we wouldn't be inclined to rush back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food
    Lavo114
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Awesome food once again, steaks out of this world, great ribs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Cuisine
    BobbyeVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food and service were excellent. We were ushered into a small dark room steps away from the Hostess area. The restaurant was quite empty and it was not an ideal location as it was further from the kitchen and our staff was also assigned elsewhere. I'm never impressed by the Host/Hostess group here and return for the excellent food once you get past them. There are always interesting specials as well as "favorites" you can count on being available. The corn bread during lunchtime has been a nice addition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWildfireFan2
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday with a small group of family - everyone had a great time - the service was great and the food was also great! I love Wildfire!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MJL
    MJLNaper
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I have always enjoyed Wildfire and they are better than ever. Excellent server and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is always our favorite date night choice. Love the food and the atmosphere. The only negative is it is a very loud restaurant to dine in, people at their tables literally yelling at some points. Lacks class for the atmosphere and type of restaurant - important to note, this was in the dining room and not the bar. On this occasion, service was extremely poor. We had to wait a while to be greeted by our server. He often neglected our table, drinks went empty for an extended period of time. I asked the server for a straw and never received one. However, we still love this restaurant, would highly recommend it to everyone and will most certainly be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We visit Wildfire a few times per year and this visit did not disappoint. Seated as we arrived, great service and very good food. Definitely one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish!
    PreoliVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food and service were amazing! Great night with the hubby...great cocktails, delicious dinner and amazing conversation; perfect date night. Thanks Wildfire Oakbrook!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Overall, the food was very good. Two complaints: it was very noisy. We originally asked for a more private table. We waited a long time and then took what was available. The waiter did comp us an appetizer, which was nice. Secondly, we had to wait along time for our drinks and food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our server was competent but seemed less than pleased when we didn't order any appetizers; plus we had gotten a drink from the bar because we were a bit early for our reservation. The bread was delicious as always! My meal was cool to the touch, but the manager stopped by our table to deliver a fresh plate. Our other meal was wonderful. The manager comped my meal, but the server didn't tell us that. We feel he should have because otherwise his tip might have been lower if we didn't really pay attention to the total due. It's usually one of my favorite restaurants. This is the first time I haven't had a wonderful dining experience there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual Lunch with friends
    RushedVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My friends and I meet monthly for lunch and who can make it do and who can't don't. We 80% of the time pick Wildfire because of the food, location, ambiance and service. Today we had a waitress Cynthia and she was outstanding. We had a great time and were never rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I've been to Wildfire twice within the past month and I have to say both times I've been disappointed. From the placement of our entrees to the arrival at our table was probably 10 minutes. We didn't have a chance to finish our drinks. Although the cocktails were excellent as always our dinner both times, the usually incredible Halibut, was mediocre at best and the asparagus was teetering on cold and under cooked. It's going to be a while before we come back again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our experience at Wildfire was good but our waiter was not. It was our first time there and I was a little nervous about the menu, etc. he did not make us feel comfortable or relaxed about ordering. He also spent most of his time talking to some friends at one table. He forgot the toppings for my wife's lambchops. Once the server realized that he returned to the kitchen with them but left the rest of our hot food sitting on serving tray. Another waiter did serve the rest of our food. He said I'm sorry but seemed more out of obligation than really sorry. Was not happy with his service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    finedining
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing prime rib
    docbarbaramd
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service, Over cooked food
    ECMB
    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 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was excellent. Our kids loved it too...ages 13 and 16.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfood4u
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining made easy
    Rebarbill
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.