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FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar

4.2
4.2
99 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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Experience farm-to-table dining in the heart of Downtown Chicago at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar. The acclaimed American grill concept, known for its wood-fired cooking, offers a menu featuring the Midwest's best meat, freshwater fish and produce. Steps from Lake Michigan and Millennium Park, FireLake is an inviting showcase for the excellent food and welcoming spirit that define our city.

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 7:00 am–1:00 am Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 477-0234

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Leonard Ventura

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar provides the perfect setting for your group.Contact Luis Rubio at (312) 532-7558 or luis.rubio@radissonbluamericas.com

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining and Events Manager: (773) 808-9738

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Upper Wacker/ Lake

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy an assortment of savories and sweets, champagne, and premium teas.

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. n

    nathalieb

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2

    outdoor seating offered but on the street... not great ambiance nor relaxing environment. Food was not great- vege pasta was quite bad ... service was nice but overall do not recommendthat place for having a great dinner

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had a fabulous lunch on our last day in Chicago at the Firelake. We were seated on their outdoor patio, which is lovely. I ordered their classic Gin Martini which was perfect. We had cheese curdes which my son had never tried, they were hot, a bit crispy and delicious. The salads we ordered all came out iced cold and were very good!! My son enjoyed the grilled salmon and loved it. I had the baby back ribs which were the best I have had in years! They were meaty, fall off the bone tender and full of flavor!!! We will definitely come back the next time we are in Chicago!!

  3. NB

    NdBox

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a delicious salad with added salmon. Plenty of TVs showing various sports. Service, as always, was attentive and polite without being intrusive. Great place!

  4. S

    Stuart

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was really good. Had the ribs which had a nice sweet sauce on them and were really tender. Service was just ok.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server(girl with pink hair) was super duper nice and friendly.

  6. NB

    NdBox

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I really enjoyed the Mother's Day brunch. The staff laid out a wide variety of foods and kept everything fresh: from seafood to prime rib, from veggie medley to sweets. The service was, as always, prompt and pleasant.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1

    I thought I was buying premium service when I said I wanted aka carte vs the Mothers Day buffet. It was atrocious in every way.

  8. DO

    DOMANIC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Took the Wife out for a nice dinner for are 6 year anniversary. We saw a menu item that said dinner for two. I asked the Server Keith what the Tomahawk Steak dinner for two was. He describes it as a soft and juicy steak like a Filet. The Wife and I both like filet’s so we decided we would try it out. Mind you it’s a 175$ steak so you would imagine it being perfect. The chef brings out the steak to us super friendly guy and is showing us are steak. He was telling us about how it’s tuff and has a odd smell to it because it’s “aged” steak with what looks like a dry rub. Like a prime rib. We take a few bites and notice that it doesn’t taste anything like a filet it’s dry and smells different. We asked the Server for a container to pack up are sides. He says you don’t want to box up your steak? We said absolutely not. He laughed and got us some containers for are sides and took the steak. We spent 235$ with a tip and will forever have this terrible experience in are memories for are anniversary.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My Husband Birthday

  10. CR

    CherylR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Waiter was excellent but the food was ok. The atmosphere is fun and lively.

  11. CB

    CourtneyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    If you are staying at the hotel and don’t want to walk any where else, it suites it purpose when your hungry. We are at the upper steak house, but our t bone steak was very tough, sides and drinks were good. I liked my scallops but overall the price was very expensive for the quality of food served, just didn’t even out. The server was was very good and attentive, nice view out the big front window to the city view street was nice. I would eat somewhere else next time for better quality dinner.

  12. K

    Kraut

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The food was fair. It seemed better in the past. I think we will give it another try.

  13. AM

    AmandaM

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The chorizo skillet was amazing! I highly recommend it!

  14. JD

    JDum

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    They did not have our reservation. Hostess said they don't use open table. It caused confusion and put a damper on the night. Service was extremely slow. Sea bass was great, lobster over cooked.

  15. b

    brittanyh

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent! Very beautiful atmosphere!

  16. JF

    JohnF

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate upstairs at FireLake for dinner before a performance at the Chicago Theatre. The space, atmosphere, and service was fantastic. We were looked after very well. The drinks were very unique and tasty. The dinners varied from NY Strip, to seabass, to lobster & mac. Everybody raved about the food, and my medium well NY Strip steak was cooked to perfection. The prices are a little high, but comparable to other downtown locations with the same food quality.

  17. JG

    JamesG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food with nice presentation. Service was very attentive. We enjoyed the evening.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Professional service

  19. GO

    GracieO

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    We came for the French onion soup and there was no French Onion soup. Where is the French Onion Soup?

  20. TW

    TaylorW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and beverages. The service was outstanding and the ambiance was nice.

  21. R

    Rose

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was delicious - the pretzel was the highlight of our dinner, - and the service was great too. We got the pork ribs and the Taste of FireLake, and everything came out perfect. The dessert was good too - we got the carrot cake (nothing special, just a regular carrot cake). What I didn’t like was the place itself - it does look like one of those dining rooms from Hampton Inn. I’ve seen photos online, but it looked a bit fancier. And I guess, I had higher expectations because this place is inside Raddison Blue. But it is not. It’s a very modest place. So, great to just have a regular dinner, but certainly not a place for special occasions.

  22. NB

    NdBox

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Prime Rib Wednesday and $2.00 oysters. Quite the combination!

  23. TV

    ThereseV

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great menu and service - I have never seen such a large prezel!

  24. GC

    GinaC

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Food was better before it was Firelake. Menu has better options. Service is really good!

  25. RA

    RACHEL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Service was terrible, we had an older waiter and in his attempt to remember everything by memory, I got the wrong meal and by the time I got the right one, my husband had finished his meal. By that time my appetite was pretty much over with. The cheese curds were more of a cheese boulder. 1 big glob of of hard cheese, completely unappetizing.

  26. CS

    ChristineS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    Slow, poor service. Expensive & way too long of a wait to get a drink or food. When dinner finally arrived, my husband’s order was wrong. The only good thing was the pretzel appetizer!

  27. D

    Daveloops

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was great and the was food delicious! I will definitively come back again.

  28. RR

    RobsReview

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I enjoyed the experience and the food was very good.

  29. J

    Jeff

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food, reasonable pricing. Service was a little slow, but consistent.

  30. ER

    ERICA

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love everything about this place!!! I've been here several times and it's always great!!

  31. AH

    AndreaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was great. Chalo was a great host.

  32. JM

    JackieM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was absolutely great. The service left a lot to be desired. Our waiter was nice but not especially attentive. We were charged extra for items without knowing they were extra. Extra tartar sauce- who does that? It was quite a surprise, but not a deal-breaker because the food was absolutely excellent. Next time, I'll get it to go.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Good but not great. An expensive experience for a portion of good food that I can find in other places

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter Jim was fabulous!

  35. SA

    SANCHEZE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Nice spot, good food, but short staffed! I would return if time was not an issue

  36. C

    Cookie70

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The service was horrible. My dining experience was NOT enjoyable at all. The location is very confusing. Your dining guest should be made aware that this establishment is actually inside a hotel. I almost missed my reservation because of the confusion.

  37. ER

    ERICA

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LOVEDIT!!! Everything was great. This is my new go-to spot.

  38. M

    Marcia

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Eating outside on the patio is wonderful. Food is always VG

  39. P

    Pookie

    Chicago

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time dining celebrating for our anniversary. It took a minute for people to come to the table, but once they did, the service and the food was awesome! I love the fact that they had an outdoor option. For a hotel restaurant, I would definitely recommend it!

  40. PW

    PaulaW

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food, attention, and service. We enjoyed our dinner. We all had BBQ dishes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar

221 N Columbus Drive Chicago, IL 60601

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Upper Wacker/ Lake

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 7:00 am–1:00 am Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Leonard Ventura

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 477-0234

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar provides the perfect setting for your group.Contact Luis Rubio at (312) 532-7558 or luis.rubio@radissonbluamericas.com

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining and Events Manager: (773) 808-9738

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