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About Fireplace Inn
Located in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood, The Fireplace Inn has been known for serving the best barbecue in the city since 1969. Steaks, Seafood, Ribs, and Gourmet Burgers dishes line our new menu bringing a remarkable array of flavors to one of Chicago's favorite restaurants. With over 40 flat panel HD televisions, The Fireplace Inn provides an incredible atmosphere to see all of your favorite sporting events. Conveniently situated in the heart of the world famous Chicago comedy district, The Fireplace Inn is also the perfect place to dine before or after a show. Special pricing on private party packages is also available. For more information please inquire within."
Chicago, IL 60610
Barbecue, Steak, American
Hours of Operation:
Tues: 4:30 - 11pm
Wed: 4:30 - Midnight
Thurs: 4:30 - Midnight
Fri: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sat: 11:00am - 3:00am
Sun: 11:00am - 11pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive information for Catering
Valet $12, street parking metered.
CTA North Avenue #72 Bus
CTA Brown / Purple Line Sedgwick Stop
CTA Red Line Clark and Division Stop
Private Party Facilities:
The Fireplace Inn has a semi-private balcony area which overlooks the main dining room that can accommodate groups of 35 people.
Private Party Contact:
Dani Feigenberg: (312) 664-5264
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Contact us at: Dani@fireplaceinn.com to receive information for Private Parties and Special Events
Fireplace Inn Ratings and Reviews
Checked out the menu and made a reservation before a show we were attending.
Was seated at our reservation time.
After looking over the menu our waiter took our order (appetizers and entrees) then came back informing us that the menu was limited because of a power failure the day before. We should have been told this at seating and we had to pick different entrees. Food took a long time and while we were waiting our waiter informed us that an accident in the kitchen was causing the delay. Never got the appetizers we ordered and the entrees were so-so.
It took our server a little time to get to us at the beginning. But after the start he became very attentive and did a great job. We were pleasantly surprised how good the food was. The barbque chicken and ribs were delicious! as were the vegetables and special lemonade!
Decided to try FPI after a two decade hiatus. Food was decent and sitting on the small front sidewalk patio seemed cozy. Then, our waitress came to the table and the evening went straight downhill. Some of worst service I've ever had (left that on my credit card receipt). She spent most of the evening at the table next to us with what appeared to be an off-duty fellow waitress and her boyfriend. Spent at least ten minutes holding their dog. Really? Scratch this one off of the sit down list and add it to the take out or Uber eats list.
The photo on the website is a bit misleading as it suggests a more subdued atmosphere. The wait staff was marginal and a young man bringing soup to our table nearly dumped it on my wife. If you're looking for a sports bar atmosphere, it's OK. If you're looking for a good steak, try elsewhere.
The Fireplace Inn has always been one of my favorite spots to dine before going to a show at Zanies or Second City. I hadn't been there in a while and was dismayed to see how much it's changed. First of all THERE IS NO FIREPLACE anymore so maybe they should change the name. What once was the namesake and centerpiece of this neighborhood establishment is gone, replaced with another bar. It's also, apparently, more of a sports bar these days and any semblance of style and good taste has been replaced by wait staff in gym shoes that are annoyed when you ask for a menu that's not covered in bbq sauce and wrapped in a ziplock bag. The ribs and the pulled pork are still delicious but noise from the annexed bar spills over into the dining room that's crowded and a little to bright. It was sad the bewilderment of some of the older regulars that came in to enjoy a quiet meal and had to shout amongst all the chaos.
I believe this is probably because it was a nice day out and so many people were out and most places were understaffed, but there was only one waiter and one bartender and service was realllllllyyyy slow. This won't effect my future attendance, but just also something to make note of.
I had been to the Fireplace in a fairly long time ago when it was a sit down dinner establishment. Since We (wife and I) were taking the family to Second City for an early New Years Eve show we wanted to eat dinner in Old Town. (We used to live in Old Town 30 years ago)
Well a lot has changed in 30 years. The Fireplace Inn was more Sports Bar like with most tables bar height surrounded by stools. The noise level was higher than remembered.
They were able to place us at a table away from the main sports bar where we enjoyed their Ribs, Tilapia and Barbecued beef. All of which had a great taste and generous in proportions. It was not that expensive. Came to about $20 per person without drinks.
Though less of a sit down dinner place and more of a sports bar that serves dinner the food was very good, and the service was great.
This is not a horrible restaurant and if there werent so many very good restaurants around, maybe I wouldn't judge it so hard. It just was not good. Nothing! the service was unattentive, it wasn't charming or pretty or cozy. The ribs looked very good, unfortunately they are boiled before broiling making them very easy to eat, but NOT flavorful. Steak was over cooked and the fried shrimp not crispy. I would not be excited to return
We all had the bbq ribs. The flavor is very good. These ribs fall off the bone and, although I prefer the opposite, I really like the flavor of the sauce. The creamy garlic dressing is tasty, as well. It was a great night to dine outside so we sat in the outdoor patio. Service was excellent.
We went here for a rib dinner before a Second City show. The ribs were perfect/great. I would recommend this place, especially for ribs and beer. It was in June so they had the doors open to the street giving it an open air quality to the restaurant, which I love.
My wife and I went there as part of a celebration of Father's Day last Sunday. I hadn't been to Fireplace Inn for several years, but remembered that we had had a good experience, with great food. We were not disappointed this time. Food, ambience and service were top-notch. The restaurant was not overly crowded, and we had a great unhurried meal; drinks were also done well. Our service person was knowledgeable about what was being prepared, an added benefit.
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