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Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

2443 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (51)
  • Good for a Date (46)
  • Good for Anniversaries (43)
In January 2000, The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant opened and became an integral part of the changing South Loop neighborhood. On December 10, 2014, a devastating fire started at the restaurant. Thankfully, all employees and firefighters were safe. Matthew O’Malley immediately vowed to rebuild.
Over the course of two years, the restaurant was redesigned and rebuilt. The redesign includes a larger bar area, the addition of a solarium with floor to ceiling windows for increased seating, enhanced private dine rooms and a beautiful 2nd floor veranda. Guests will now enter through the Firehouse’s original entrance on 14th Street.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant is open seven days a week – without interruption of service


Saturday & Sunday – 10:00am – 3:00pm


Sunday – Thursday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday – 5:00pm – 11:00pm

The Bar Room

Sunday – Saturday – 3:00pm -5:00pm – Bar Menu Available
Monday – Friday – CFH Bar Room Happy Hour – 4:00pm-6:00pm

The Chicago Firehouse Bar Room Open Until 12am Sunday – Saturday
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Phone number
(312) 786-1401
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mathew Wiltzius
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Options range from formal seated dinners, lively and quality buffet stations, to a festive cocktail reception! Contact Samantha Boyd for more information on how the Chicago Firehouse is the perfect venue for any event.
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Cross street
14th Street
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Parking details
Meter parking available on South Michigan Avenue and 14th Streets.

Valet available 7 days a week.
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Public transit
Michigan Avenue Bus - #4, #3, #1, #12

CTA Red Line Train, CTA Orange Line Train, CTA Green Line Train - Roosevelt stop
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Special events & promotions
Make sure to check out our website for the most current additions to the Special Events schedule!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Plan your event in a historic landmark building. Originally built in 1905 and located in the South Loop at the corner of Michigan Avenue and 14th Street, The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant offers turn-of-the century charm with a variety of unique settings to host your special event.

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What 2443 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Beakus (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

we went for our anniversary and were treated like the most important people there! the manager wished us a happy anniversary and our waiter surprised us with a free dessert!

Oneofmyfavoriteuncles (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We went for my wife’s birthday.

HungryJA (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Quiet Sunday evening, restaurant was about 1/3 filled. Great food and generous portions. The NY strip was perfectly prepared and flavorful, as were our other courses. Waiter was nice but very forgetful. Forgot 2nd glass of wine for both my wife and me (we reminded him and it arrived 20mins later). Forgot side dish (never arrived). It wasn’t busy, so no reason there. We’d try it again, and hope for a waiter who had his Wheaties that day.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner with great service from our server Hector.

vipPepper (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent except for the lobster Mac & cheese. They should try a baked recipe. We indicated on open table that we were there for a birthday celebration but there was no recognition. The decor and environment was excellent. The wine was great.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

I could not rate the food because we never received it. Arrived early and was seated by 7:00 pm per our reservation. The waiter took the drink order and we had to remind him that we wanted appetizers as well. Thirty minutes later our drinks arrived. Twenty minutes after that the oyster Rockefeller and shrimp cocktail showed up. The problem is my wife ordered shrimp de Jonghe. The waiter apologized and put in a new order for the correct item. The time is now 8:00 pm. Our main entree was ordered at the time we ordered the appetizers. At 8:15 we questioned the waiter about or main coarse he stated he would check on it. Note the family sitting in the booth next to us had received their meal while we continued to wait. By this time its 8:20pm we had no meal and requested the manager. The manager said she would personally check to find out what was the hold up. We couldn't wait any longer because of the 9:00pm concert we purchased tickets for. Out of all the upscale steakhouses we've visited.Chicago Firehouse was the worst. Will not patronize again.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent. The service was a tad slow but otherwise an outstanding meal and experience!

MeMe (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Friends treated me for My Birthday. The remodel of this Restaurant is Awesome.
Wait staff Awesome, Very Professional, Attentive and Friendly.
The Maitre d asked if we were celebrating a Special occasion, said Yes My Birthday I received an extra dessert ICE CREAM. Ice Cream very Good.
I will return with other friends to celebrate their special occasion.
Our waiter awesome sorry I don't remember his name.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great high end place to impress your lady

KathrynR (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It’s a steakhouse, so it’s more expensive that we’d like to pay for date night, but we had a beautiful meal and enjoyed great service. I had the filet and my fiancé had the prime rib. Both were delicious. The french fries were perfect, and the lobster Mac and cheese and asparagus were also well prepared

vipSteven (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I'll first say that the food was good. However, if I'm paying $250, with reservations, I would expect a better table than one in the bar with a view of the dining room. Plenty of places in the city with much better ambiance.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My husband and I were thrilled to realize this gem had finally opened since the fire! The building is historic, the ambience inside with the decor and especially the murals is unmatched and the food is to die for...Husband had filet mignon with au gratin potatoes, oysters rockefeller and carrot cake for dessert. I had prime rib, baked potato, crab cakes and key lime pie. We were extremely pleased. Our server, Matthew, was warm friendly and very attentive. The hostess enouraged us to look around at the new solarium and the upstairs rooms for private parties. A couple different managers came to ask us how things were and they were genuinely friendly..not just "doing their job". It is worth the money and we WILL be going back

notagain (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Pricy pricy pricy, and the strip steak wasn't that good.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We ate there at 1800 on a snowy Saturday during the Auto Show. By the time we left, the restaurant was getting full but the noise level was well under control. The filets were excellent. We had a well-intentioned waiter who was probably new to the job. We hope he gets a better feeling for what's expected of him.

Gailo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our first visit since the rebuild and we won't wait as long to return. Delicious meal, warm atmosphere, exceptional service.