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About Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
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.
Chicago, IL 60605
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Meter parking available on South Michigan Avenue and 14th Streets.
Valet available 7 days a week.
Michigan Avenue Bus - #4, #3, #1, #12
CTA Red Line Train, CTA Orange Line Train, CTA Green Line Train - Roosevelt stop
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
Special Events & Promotions:
Make sure to check out our website for the most current additions to the Special Events schedule!
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.
Chicago Firehouse Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Restaurant week was great! The food was excellent but I’m not sure the staff enjoys serving it. Our waiter was not the friendliest or the most attentive, ignoring us several times throughout the meal. The restaurant is beautiful and worth checking out. I will go back when it’s not restaurant week.
My wife and I have been to the newly reopened FIREHOUSE restaurant 3 times now, we were not really impressed the first 2 times with the quality of the meals, yet decided to give it another try during Chicago's Restaurant Week. The service was good, and my wife's scallop dish was good, but the strip steak selection I picked was very small and fatty. Even arriving sliced with the steak presented in a "fanned" cut couldn't really compensate for what I believed was a small steak cut for the money. Service was very good, however 3 strikes and your out
One of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. Exceptional service and personable staff.
Allowed us to try several wines from their menu in order to get the one we would be the most satisfied with.
The Burning Landmark was the most unique cocktail I've ever had, served in a smoke filled glass.
Pretty pricey with reserved portion sizes. Did not leave hungry, but definitely no left overs.
Every dish was perfectly cooked to order and delicious. Worth it, for an occasional date night or special occasion.
Visited for restaurant week. Poor experience with hostess (discourteous to myself and several other customers), arrived early for a reservation and waited 30 minutes after reservation time to be seated (although there were tables visibly open). Wait staff was great, food was average. Normal menu seemed overpriced for the food quality.
I absolutely love this spot-amazing service and great food. Their key lime pie is amazing and the ambience is literally perfect for every occassion. Very sophisticated but not stuffy in any way. Great decor and lighting. The service is so wonderful, punctual, friendly and welcoming. Has become one of my fave retaurants.
I went with a friend to Chicago Firehouse for the first time for restaurant week. I knew what I wanted off the pre-fixed menu before we arrived. Some options changed for the desserts but the restaurant was very accommodating. Our courses were well paced and our food was excellent! We will definitely be back!
I do not recommend this restaurant for large groups. We had a group of 12 and at least 6 of the individuals had issues with their food being cold and 1 had her entire entrée sent back. The sad thing about the whole situation is, with all of the bad things going on the individuals who actually enjoyed their food was over shadowed by the entire bad dining experience. The manager Edwin refused to come to the table and acknowledge our issues and instead chose to hide behind the curtain, out of sight. He also spoke down to the gentlemen in our group as if they were beneath him. In the end, our bill was reduced but with so much back and forth with Edwin, it wasn't about the bill any more, it was about principle. Chicago Firehouse Restaurant does not have to worry about any one from our group patronizing their establishment again and we will definitely let others know how they treat their customers.
I loved the look and feel of the restaurant. I wanted something nice for my girls (7 and 2) to do. The greeters were very friendly. They bought coloring pages and crayons for my girls to keep them busy. My issues came from the service. With a 2 year old i need things in constant motion. The service was slow. What made it worse is there was a couple sitting next to us That arrived after us and they were completely done with their meal before we were. They also had the same order ( it was restaurant week and we ordered off the special menu) so i know what i ordered should have been the issue. I know my time limit so it doesn’t take me long to order to get the ball rolling. They bought the kids food out with my soup so by the time i got my entree they were done and ready to go. Then the time between my entree and dessert was too long. I literally had to start stacking my plates on top of each other before anyone came to clear the table. The food was good. I have no complaints about it. I’d definately try again without the kids. Maybe on a date night where i won’t mind waiting.
I have been wanting to go here forever, but they had a fire some years ago before I had a chance to go. My husband and I tried it during Chicago Restaurant Week and I'm just upset I hadn't been sooner. The inside is gorgeous and the host was pleasant and informative. The service was great and the food was exceptional. Everything from the appetizer to the cocktail, entrée and dessert. Will definitely go back!
Happy to enjoy an anniversary dinner with my love. The wedge salad was delicious. Probably the best I've had, and I love wedge salad. The great warm bread was a perfect accompaniment. The bisque was really weak and not enough lobster. We each had the sirloin which was "okay," not great! Nothing to rave about! Tender, but the seasoning was just not there. Key lime pie, fabulous! The chocolate brownie, don't bother! Dry! Not in a rush to go back!
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