FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar

4.1
58 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 58 people are saying
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Drinks took over 30 minutes

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JoeyA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant has a good vibe and service was good. Food was fine but nothing memorable. Cocktails were very good.

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DominiqueB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The Overall Experience Wasn’t the best. The servers are really inattentive and some of the food that was order wasn’t good or changed from the last time I was there. Also management that was on duty doesn’t really know how to apologize when things are not correct or not up to pair

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No host. Food was bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was pretty good, but not great. They were clearly short-staffed…but everyplace is right now. Our server did an excellent job even considering his workload. We even saw managers bussing tables. Decent place in a pinch.

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vipKristynR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks!!! Isiah the bartender was AMAZING!!!!

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AudraH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We randomly picked a restaurant close to a hotel we were staying at (travel diversion) for one night. The outdoor patio was lovely. The service was a little sporadic but we just assumed due to staffing shortage. Our server was friendly and the manager was even running food so staff was working hard! Food was good. Ribs were a little fatty but were “fall off the bone”. The corn salad was yum - a bit spicy but good! The table next to us got the 2 pound pretzel and it was no joke! Looked delicious!

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AlvinF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party really enjoyed ourselves at FireLake. We went for my birthday after our original plans fell through. I was able to make the reservation three hours prior to us meeting. With this being our first time there we didn’t know what to expect but they really delivered. From the drinks to the appetizers, everything was amazing. The appetizers filled us up so we didn’t get the chance to order any entrees. I will most definitely return.

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LizW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server at breakfast was wonderful.
Food was good too.

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vipRobertM
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Enjoyed sitting outside very much. Having Father's Day brunch, ordered a fruit plate which was not attractive or worth the price paid. Asked for a cup of decaf coffee and there wasn't any!

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PattiD
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We stayed at Radisson Blu and ate here twice. Great food, great service. Really nice hotel restaurant asi would come here again. It was a it with receptions going on.

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vipEmeritaprof
London
34 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My husband and I live in the neighborhood, so we came here for a casual Saturday dinner. We sat outside—inside was a little too loud for us. The steak frites was creditable, the wine good, and we enjoyed the evening. Overall, it felt pretty normal for a post pandemic night out.

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Dinner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate there twice during our stay and the food was amazing both times. Highly recommend!

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Downtowndiner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I was a bit disappointed in the menu selections and the meal prep. My BBQ ribs and corn bread were over cooked and slightly dry. I would come back for cocktails.

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vipGuayodesign
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

OUR RESERVATION WAS NOT RESPECTED. We had a reservation at 7:15pm on Saturday. We showed up on time and the hostess (very unprofessional young lady) said that it was not table ready for us, she stated that it was a problem on their system that allowed to get overbooked. She asked us to wait for 30mins aprox to get a free table so we asked to talk to the manager, the guy came with a very aggressive attitude asking us , “the hostess said that you have a question for me ?“ and we did explain to him, he said well you have the option to wait for a table or leave, he was way beyond rude, he asked us to wait in a lobby type lounge area and get a drink on the house, we agreed and sit , but nobody ever came to us to offer NO DRINK LOL so after 10 mins we decided to leave and go to another restaurant. AWFUL EXPERIENCE
We left with a very bad impression of this place, specially from its management.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was unacceptably slow. We ordered our food and waited an hour and forty-five minutes for our food. We had to remind the wait staff consistently to bring us water, and drinks. The waiter was nice enough, but the restaurant was understaffed and the wait was ridiculous. Will not be dining here again.

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vipRobert
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time here. The waiter was extremely nice and had an enjoyable accent! It was very busy and it was nice to see the gentleman in the sports coat providing assistance. He was very nice as well.
To food was excellent and served at a nice hot temperature and nice presentation. Very enjoyable Saturday evening dinner. We live a few buildings away any will definitely return. Thank you!

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JordanD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The manager was very rude and un helpful in getting us the correct receipt for our table. The food was okay.You will have to pay for garage parking as they don’t offer however there is plenty in a short waking distance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the greeters help me out my jewelry on the young lady that was with him was awsome in conversation it was great Mother’s Day

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vipAmariJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was good asl! I had a the burger and wings! That grill is amazing!!!! The flavor!!!!!! But the drinks were TOOOOOOOOOO pricey ($38 for 2 drinks)! Dude was bragging about studying drinks for 8 years But they were weak af! Service was decent tho

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rebecca
Chicago
2 reviews
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
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
72 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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vipMarcia
Chicago
38 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
72 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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vipSearchingforgooddining
Chicago
46 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
72 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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FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 58 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.