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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.

1401 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation

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

Brunch

Saturday & Sunday – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Dinner

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

Cross Street:
14th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 786-1401

Website:
http://www.chicagofirehouse.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Meter parking available on South Michigan Avenue and 14th Streets.

Valet available 7 days a week.

Public Transit:
Michigan Avenue Bus - #4, #3, #1, #12

CTA Red Line Train, CTA Orange Line Train, CTA Green Line Train - Roosevelt stop

Executive Chef:
Mathew Wiltzius

Additional:
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!

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.

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Good for a Date (44)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
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Bar Seating (35)
Romantic (34)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Business Meals (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Cozy (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Seasonal (7)
Live Music (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

We went for my wife’s birthday.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 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.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 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.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great high end place to impress your lady

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything was great. This may become our new annual Restaurant week place to go.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was amazing and very prompt. Food was fresh and hot. The crab cake appetizer is a must try!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Exceptional experience and service with all staff including Noella. Hope to return when the weather is warmer to enjoy the rooftop lounge. Lobster bisque was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My server was personable but professional. City guy. Loved our talk. Wine great St Lucia white

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

It was our first time there (even though we live across the street). Matthew was very helpful, informative, nice and not pushy. We visited during restaurant week and would love to come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great Chicago staple!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The restaurant week menu was horrific..the lobster bisque was watered down and the sea scallops were under cooked. I will never recommend the Restaurant

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The server was a bit slow in attending but overall it seemed like he had his routine and turned out to be great. He brought our girls a dessert which was a nice touch

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Nice but good was just ok

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Friendly host , nice ambiance , great food prefix for Chicago Restaurant week ! Definitely recommend checking it out !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at the firehouse. Food was great and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

A great choice for entertaining out of town co-workers.

They loved it!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Restaurant week

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week 2018! The oysters Rockefeller were delish and the steak was tender and juicy! Can’t go wrong with the brownies or key lime pie!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Our waiter was wonderful!! He was great at recommending what to have. My husband and I both had the steak, which was excellent!! We will be back next time we are in the area.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful! Our server David was so friendly attentive. Everything about the restaurant was GREAT!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Perfect everything and I’m a straight up critic, I can cook but it’s a serious Chef in their, I will always come to eat there when I’m in Chicago.

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