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FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar

4.3
4.3
121 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Afternoon Tea, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:45 pm Upper Firelake Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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 Zyren at zyrenmae.posadas@radissonbluamericas.com

  • Private party contact

    Zyren Posadas: (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

  • Restaurant Week

    $37.00 per person

    Jan 20 - Feb 5, 2023
    Join us for Chicago's Annual Restaurant Week January 20th to February 5th Lunch - $25/ person Dinner - $59/ person For more details, visit --> https://www.firelakechicago.com/event/restaurant-week/

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What 121 people are saying

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Chicago

    173 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent and restaurant was quiet so it was easy to have a conversation. My chicken pot pie was good, but it could have been in a larger bowl since it spilled over the sides every time I cut the crust. My wife said the fish and chips were average but wished she had ordered the chicken pot pie
  2. l

    luv2dine

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had their special Chanukah Dinner - a 4 course meal for $35/pp, so very good value. My daughter thought the meal was a bit bland, but I really enjoyed it, but then I prefer light and flavorful over rich food with heavy sauces. The service was good, and it was an enjoyable experience overall.
  3. D

    Dhawth1

    New England

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Okay food. Much better in Chicago. Not bad
  4. H

    Happy

    Chicago

    145 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Fire Lake Grill is located in the Radisson Blu Hotel, a 4 star hotel in downtown Chicago. My sister, daughter, and granddaughter, wife and myself stayed there before attending the Bear Packers game. We ate at the restaurant on Saturday evening when they arrived around 8 pm. It is a nice place, casual with an interesting beer list. My problem was they automatically added a 20% gratuity to our bill. There was nothing on the menu letting us know this was there policy nor did they verbally inform us. We also left a 20% cash tip. The next day my wife inquired about this and was told that the automatically attached gratuity would be removed from our bill. We had signed off on the bill to our room. Needless to say it was never removed. Diner BEWARE! Read your receipt carefully. We will never dine here again nor recommend this restaurant to anyone staying in Chicago.
  5. MW

    MarshallW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food and service for tea was excellent. Good portion. The only thing that was offputting was the R/S fee which was on the bill. This was a room service charge of 18% that the server had them remove. We were not hotel guests. Our server Nailien was excellent
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    I took a customer here for dinner. When the food came out I was embarrassed. Bone marrow was awful and smelled so bad we asked them to take it away. Pork Belly was dried out like it had been sitting under a lamp for hours. Salmon was so over salted only ate half of it. Filet was ok but cooked well done when ordered medium. Vegetables were drown in oil and salt. Go to a hotdog stand you will be much happier.
  7. MS

    MarielS

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We chose this restaurant because it was close to the places we wanted to go to in Downtown Chicago. Their lunch options were great and as expected from being in downtown, expensive. At that, I was thinking that their coffee would at least be great. It came from Starbucks. Paper cup and all. Otherwise, our meal turned out good. And our server was really nice and attentive.
  8. CH

    CarolynH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the best burger BEC.. excellent attention, i would recommended for sure
  9. CB

    CassandraB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great establishment and great service!!
  10. AB

    ABella

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This restaurant is chic and nicely appointed. The service was great, especially the hostess who greeted us. We had nice seats on the patio. The food however was not good. My party ordered the chicken, a burger and a Ceasars salad with shrimp. The food simply had no taste. The shrimp were over cooked, tough and chewy and the salad dressing tasted like mayonnaise. The presentation of the burger and chicken was great, but neither one was seasoned. For the prices charged, the food was a big disappointment. If I were to ever try this restaurant again, I would order appetizers only.
  11. C

    Crimson

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to book at table for 8 on short notice on a Sunday evening, which was a huge benefit. The staff were very friendly, our waitress was excellent, and the bar staff know what they're about with making cocktails. We were in a bit of a menu transition, so some items weren't available, but overall we had an excellent experience. A very good choice if you're in that area.
  12. h

    healthyeater

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    A truly unremarkable experience. Food was mediocre—baby cauliflower appetizer was lacking taste and was not “baby”, the veggie burger was two patties of frozen, highly processed ingredients and not homemade. The fries were a bit soft. The service was a bit slow and the ambience was underwhelming, especially as this is part of the beautiful Aqua building. Would definitely not return.
  13. C

    Cocktailtastic

    Edinburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food, great beer
  14. V

    Vivienne

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The food was average at best. The prices were high for the quality. Not impressed.
  15. J

    Judy0317

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Mother and son date night.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Everyone and everything we encountered was very memorable and enjoying
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food for a great price!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Our party of four was visiting for an adult weekend, we ordered a pretzel for an app. Our food came out and I asked our server to remove our appetizer order. She relayed, well it’s right there in the window ready. Our table was in front of the open kitchen. I shared with our server, well you just brought us our dinner so we no longer need our appetizer. They then proceeded to offer our pretzel to the table next to us “on the house” just minutes later. Myself and my friends husband order the skirt steak and our dirty fries were cold. My friend and my husband ordered the FireLake sampler. All of which was very tasty and hot. Wish it was a better experience, I’m not terrible to please and I feel I’m pretty patient. Especially when enjoying a night out with friends and cocktails.
  19. JS

    JohnS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy this spot. The food is really solid and the drinks are professionally crafted. I noted moderate noise level, but is is the summer and it was happy hour. It's a joy to see people out again!
  20. CR

    CherylR

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Server was rude and rushed. Food was burnt, cold and missing things.
  21. SS

    StephanieS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mega Pretzel was amazing! Totally worth the price.
  22. KK

    KellyK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at this restaurant. The server did an amazing job. The food was cooked perfectly. We were the only ones in the upper restaurant for half of our meal. Not sure why this place isn't busier than it is but we would definitely go back again
  23. 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
  24. 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!!
  25. NB

    NdBox

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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!
  26. 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server(girl with pink hair) was super duper nice and friendly.
  28. NB

    NdBox

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Husband Birthday
  32. CR

    CherylR

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Waiter was excellent but the food was ok. The atmosphere is fun and lively.
  33. 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.
  34. K

    Kraut

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 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.
  35. AM

    AmandaM

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The chorizo skillet was amazing! I highly recommend it!
  36. 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.
  37. b

    brittanyh

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent! Very beautiful atmosphere!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional service

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

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FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 121 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
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221 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Upper Wacker/ Lake

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:45 pm Upper Firelake Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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 Zyren at zyrenmae.posadas@radissonbluamericas.com

  • Private party contact

    Zyren Posadas: (773) 808-9738

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