FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar

4.5
38 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 38 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rebecca
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at FireLake Grill House! The drinks were amazing! Our bartender Isaiah made the best drinks and was very attentive. We food was well crafted and delicious! We will definitely be coming back!

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DeborahC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first indoor dining experience in almost a year! It was amazing and we felt totally comfortable there. Food was delicious and we will be back to this neighborhood gem.

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vipDpete
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kitchen and restaurant was unexpectedly closing when we arrived at our reservation time of 7:00. Host and waitress were very nice and accommodating.

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GilbertC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Got there early in the evening so wasn't a lot of noise or people. The food was good, had a small problem with the protein being cooked correctly the first time but they made another and it was cooked as requested. I would go back and eat there again

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KellyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The 2 lb Bavarian pretzel was delicious! We even had some leftover that I ate 24 hours later and it was just as soft and tasty. The roasted red pepper soup was creamy and full of flavor too. It was great seeing the entire staff jump in and help one another .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Open table let us make reaervations for 945. Ince we attived we were tokd they ckose at 10 and already had stopped taking food orders. Waste of a drive to the city.

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LaVee
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and ambience was nice. The menu was extremely limited and no substitutions were available. They also ran out of a few things. Potatoes were over seasoned with strong herbs but they made a new order quickly and no problems. Definitely nice for a light casual lunch date but not dinner.

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vipSeafoodFan
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A currently brief but tasty menu. I particularly enjoy the Slider Trio. You can get one of each three options or any combination you like.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

I did not eat here even though I booked a reservation. We sat down to eat but upon looking at the menu multiple items had been removed since the last time we went. The staff was great but the menu has no variety and the selection was very limited. I’m pretty sure it changed due to the pandemic. I would love to go back but I know I will definitely check the menu from now on before booking.

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vipMarciaS
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great fried onion rings. Food is delicious. Cocktails so-so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was fantastic, and the vibe/location of this restaurant is a great one. Had one of the best espresso martinis I’ve ever tasted, and the corn salad and cheese curb appetizer were also delicious! There are indoor and outdoor seating options, so there is something for everyone, at all comfort levels of social distancing. I recommend this restaurant and will be back!

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We did not know that there would be a limited valentines day menu for vday weekend. Although the website did publish the menu, we figured we can order other food. Nonetheless the food was appetizing.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The food was horrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was inedible. The meat was pure fat and both me and my mom got sick after eating here.

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vipSeafoodFan
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very hapoy with accommodations for outdoor seating.

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TracyM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I know its outdoor dining, why is the there opening at the bottom

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious foods. Nice little patio with heaters. It was good to be able to sit down and have a nice meal while in Chicago under a lockdown.

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vipafterholidays
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice location. Yes, it's cold out but it's the adventure that makes it worthy these days. Good food. Great service.

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vipSeafoodFan
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor seating at FireLake takes such good advantage of the building's overhang so there is open airflow on top and at the entrance. Since we were there we see they've improved the 'siding' with hard plastic and instead of the stand-up heaters they are hung from above.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff good service and the food and drinks are great. The staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and that you are comfortable.

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vipsuzanneh
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waiter !!! Hermino I believe his name is
Outstanding waiter definitely coming back

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SandyF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at FireLake is always delicious and the staff is friendly and very accommodating. Highly recommend.

JB
vipJohnnieB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location by my home. Lovely patio space with heaters. Hard working staff that needs your support. And the MOST beautiful Christmas decorations in the lobby. They are stunning!!

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CelinaB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great ambience. Going back again this weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is the best!

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FeliciaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Couldn't have been more perfect!

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LisaG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So delicious. We both had the salmon over quinoa and the sliders as an appetizer. Everything was perfect. Would definitely return.

JB
vipJohnnieB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's close to my apartment and I have gone there multiple times when it was Filini. LOVE the remodel. Great food, great service, cozy and comfy.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an awesome time,Pam was an excellent server

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vipMichluvs2dine
Chicago
229 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes delight and an outdoor porch make this a must visit. The chef even payed us a visit. Try the chocolate cake if you have room. Delicious!! We were here on a business meal but feel you could visit for a special night too.

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vipKathyA
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipTrishD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food here is great but the wait staff could be better. We live in the building and have eaten here multiple times and you would think by this point there would be more of friendliness when we visit especially since we are ALWAYS very generous with gratuity.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This is party of the Radison Hotel and wasn’t clearly displayed. Cauliflower bisque was bland Wouldn’t go back drinks were ok but for the price they aren’t ok anymore straight up lol

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vipMarciaS
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous onion rings
Great Old fashions

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Sarah
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a very nice time. The service was a little slow but everyone was very friendly and accommodating. The food was really good, we especially enjoyed the pork belly appetizer and the vegetable pasta.

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AnthonyD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was great atmosphere was also but our server was very rude and forgetful and just acts as if he didn’t wanna work that day

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DinerReview
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was not good at all just from entering the restaurant. We had to ask a waiter walking by to seat us as though we weren’t greeted. Our waiter hardly checked on us, and was confused on our food orders. My friend didn’t get her food until last minute because he didn’t put it in initially. The only good thing that came from this was removing items from our bill due to service being poor. Will not be dining at this place again

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KathyB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice that we could eat inside or out, and there is a large open window allowing fresh air indoors. Nice servers, clean, reasonable in price. Could use a larger menu selection.

FAQs

FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.