GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery

4.7
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318 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
We are a Natural & Organic American Restaurant, Bar & Bakery, Wood Fire Pizza-Burger-Steaks-Seafood-Osters-Cakes-Pies-Cupcakes-Chocolates-Macarons. Our kitchen is open until midnight everyday for your late night meals and serves breakfast/brunch until 4pm daily. GreenFire is a bustling American contemporary farm restaurant. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner focusing on simple, seasonal cuisine. House made pastries, tasty cakes, hearty breads, rustic pizzas, fresh fish, meats and cheeses A Full wine, juice, coffee & espresso bar. Seasonal cooking classes & demonstrations. All of GreenFire’s dishes are cooked in our wood burning and state of the art brick fire Woodstone ovens! We have no microwaves, no grill tops, stoves or deep fryers.Chef and owner Philippe Forcioli brings you the worlds best foods from some of the best kitchens around the world. Jean-Georges NYC, Cipriani Venice, Cafe Patou and the famed Orient Express train to name a few.
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great looking forward to next visit

LL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're always so pleased with the service that Howard gives us!!! Top notch!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Nice cozy table on the indoor patio was perfect for my father who likes a quieter setting.

J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve always had a good meal here. None of my dishes are over seasoned which I greatly appreciate. It was easy to talk and enjoy our conversation despite being in the middle of the room with a larger table due to us being a party of 5. Service was present but not intrusive and efficient. GreenFire is is go to for me in this setting.

PP
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Celebrated birthday at lunch with friends. Really appreciated the birthday cake with a huge sparkler on top. That was fun! The chocolate cake didn’t have much chocolate flavor and the frosting needs more flavor too. The pizzas were tasty as was the cheese ravioli with asparagus, mushroom in an Alfredo sauce. Friendly service too!

GA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. It is our favorite place to dine in Rockford area.

MM
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for pizza and a birthday celebration! 🎉🍰🧨

JO
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with GreenFire. We searched for restaurants in Rockford while passing thru town, and Tripadvisor listed GreenFire as #2. We loved the ambiance, and the food was outstanding. We ordered BBQ pork sliders on pretzel bread for an appetizer, and Wood Fired pizzas and a burger and everything was very delicious. The burger was well done as requested, but remained very juicy. Everything on the menu is cooked in their Wood Fire oven. Our server, Megan was attentive and personable, and the owner even came by the table. The menu has basic items, but with an unusual twist to them. We were just passing thru Rockford on our way home, but will definitely drive an hour to return for the food. The homemade bakery items were as delicious and they were beautiful. I would highly recommend GreenFire to anyone looking for a fun place with superior food.

EM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined after 8 pm on a week night. Our food was delicious. We both had the seafood pasta - plenty of perfectly cooked seafood in a zesty marinara sauce with a touch of cream. Our server Devin recommended a really nice Pinot Noir to accompany it. His service was excellent and unhurried, and really added to our enjoyment. Highly recommended.

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and that Devin was able to add to that. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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TH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pricey but streak was delicious . I will go back again. Definitely give it a try.

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you so much Thomas, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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k
Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love GreenFire Restaurant and make sure to come here whenever I'm in Rockford. The food is delicious and they elevate even the simpliest of dishes. I had the lamb burger and instead of just including french fries which is frankly boring they did a roasted potato that had a nice crispy exterior and soft inside. The drinks were outstanding and I just love the high quality of the place....keep it up

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for your review KayKay... we truly appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you enjoy dining with us when you are in Rockford. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future, thank you again.

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s honestly the best food in Rockford. Prices are a bit high but you instantly understand why.

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you!

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V
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Interesting menu. Love the crapes. Shendet is a gracious warm host.

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for your review, we truly appreciate it and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit.

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NW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

All dishes good except for steak - very dry for a medium rare NY strip. Last time ribeye was same, whereas time before ribeye was great. Can’t recommend steaks

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your steak during your last few visits. We certainly hope that you asked to speak with a manager as we are always happy to accommodate our guests and would have made sure your steak was to your liking. Thank you for your patronage, we hope to see you again in the near future.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in on a trip home. Great food and comfortable ambiance! Our waitress was awesome and suggested two great dishes. Highly recommend Trista!

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for your review, we truly appreciate it and the shout out to Trista!

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were awesome as always. Tried the signature cocktail which was a beer float. It was interesting, but now I really want to try the alcoholic ice cream on its own.

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you tried the Beer Float and hope you stop in soon to try the ice cream.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was really accommodating to us with separate checks! You know how annoying that can be!

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you, we appreciate your understanding of the process. We are glad to hear that it went well.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was very friendly and seemed to be willing to help with anything we needed.
I wish I'd had been able to give a better tip.

MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service, great ambience.

JK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We were seated right away; we didn’t have to wait to be seated for even one minute. We ordered our favorite foods from a waitress who didn’t smile and was not even the least bit friendly. I asked for pepper flakes for my pizza and by the time it arrived at my table, my husband had almost finished his seafood pasta. Her service was terrible for such a lovely restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy the food, service, and atmosphere. Tonight was very energetic. Our server was engaging, and thoughtful in food recommendations.

CI
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It is a great and noisy place, but we asked for a quiet table and got one. The food was good as always and the service was perfect. Looking forward to the next time!

DG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We went to GreenFire while in Rockford for the July 4th holiday. When you first walk in, you feel like you walked into a meat smoker...the smoke was so thick you can see it and taste the smoke when you breath.

The server was very flustered and was not paying attention to what we asked. We needed to repeat ourselves several times.

The food was OK, but not nearly as good as the reviews state. I would put this as an average quality food and establishment.

P
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The hostess acted as if she was put out. No smile, no welcoming. Showed us to our table and threw menus on table

SM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met old friends for dinner on Saturday. The place was packed, so the noise level was higher than typical. Our waiter was exceptionally awesome, given the crowd. Everyone loved their food and refills on drinks were prompt. My planked salmon was great.

B
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great veggie option for pizza! Good value, large pizza. A bit pricey for other entree options but pizza price was standard. I haven’t been to Greenfire since they opened (one time) but I will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were told crepes and pizza . Stick with it and don’t go for the higher end . Totally not worth it . Scallops were over salted and while tender were over powered by unnecessary spices . Fillet was tender but not flavorful . GARLIC MASHED ?!!!! Really ? Very disappointing .
. Add some sound absorbing materials as well very noisy !!

RH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We were there for our anniversary. But, there wasn't any mention of it by any of the staff. As a starter, we had oysters Rockefeller. They were the worst we've ever had - very small oysters topped by mostly breadcrumbs, hardly any cheese or spinach.

Our meals were an improvement, but still average. Although the steak of my wife's surf and turf was very good, the shrimp with it was cooked, but they appeared to have not been on the broiler. The same was true of my BBQ salmon special. It could have been cooked another minute or two.

The wine was very good and service excellent. Unfortunately, we probably will not return since we consider the a la carte prices to be too high for the quality received.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Service was a little slow, but it may have been due to a busy night.

ET
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was great, and the waitress was very nice and engaging. She kept up listening to our 6 year old son, who always has a lot to say.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for a casual, yet sophisticated, meal. The food was fresh and delicious. Be sure to try the Duck Dates appetizer - incredible!

MS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was great and the server was very friendly and served us well. We'll be back and recommend others!

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST FOOD AND SERVICE IN ROCKFORD, YEA WE REALLY APPRECIATE THIS RESTAURANT

M
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

My family ended up choosing this as a midpoint meeting spot. We made reservations for 9. That went very smoothly. The food was okay. Nothing made us wow. The thing that will forever standout is how extremely S L O W the service was. It took almost 2 hours from our reservation time to get our food. The excuse our waitress provided was that their oven could only cook so many things at once and they were slammed. They sent out apology macaroons, but that was small compensation for lukewarm food and slow service.

MJ
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood pasta (Marsala?) was exceptional. I think I will have to order it again, and again, and again! It had lobster, shrimp, scallops, etc. in a scrumptious sauce. Everyone in our party was very satisfied. The desserts were also fabulous, as was the coffee. Our waitress was competent and delightful. Can’t wait to go back!

F
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot recommend this place more! We had a large party and not only did they accommodate us on short notice, they also gave us a private room. The food and drinks were amazing, staff was fantastic and desserts were to die for. Truly a great dining experience.

EM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great burgers and pizza, the drinks are excellent and it's always consistently good.

AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall the experience was a very good one. The staff and managers were guest first focused. The Greefire bruccetta was Delicious! We ordered the filet mignon one was ordered med well and one was order medium. The food was delicious but the kitchen got the temperature wrong on both steaks, they came well done. Not a tragedy and the only thing that was glitch in the experience. The manager was so understanding but I didn’t want to make a big deal about it because I am a waiter and all that was needed for me was to make management aware. But the management went above and beyond to apologize for the problem. Take away, this place is a must in the Rockford area.

H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet was delectable and the service on point. My guests were very happy.

HM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! Service was next to none and they were very accommodating! Will definitely be back!