Wildfire - Chicago

4.5
7024 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Step back in time to when going out for dinner meant something really special. From the decor to the jazz music, Wildfire has the style and warmth that makes it perfect for celebrating with friends or a quiet evening for two. The extensive menu features broiled steaks and chops, wood-roasted seafood and roasted meats, all prepared in an open kitchen. Signature dishes include Horseradish Crusted Filet Mignon, Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut, Wildfire Chopped Salad and Cedar Planked Salmon. So order a signature martini or one of our many wines by the glass, then sit back and enjoy the 1940s supper club experience of Wildfire.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am-10:00pm; Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm; Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm; Open Thanksgiving 11:00am-8:00pm; Closed Christmas Day
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Phone number
(312) 787-9000
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Edgar Ojeda
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Catering
If you can't come to us, we'll come to you! Our Catering Menus are priced per person and include all of your Wildfire favorites, from our signature Wildfire Chopped Salad, to an assortment of sandwiches, pastas, steak, seafood and more. We also offer boxed lunch salad and sandwich options for convenience in the office. Give us a call and we'd be happy to help plan a great menu for you to enjoy with family, friends or co-workers.
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Cross street
LaSalle and Wells
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Parking details
Public lot located across the street as well as valet service.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Wildfire is the perfect place to host your next corporate function, rehearsal dinner, birthday party, graduation or any celebratory occasion! Our Club Supper Menu, served family style, is a festive way to pass around and sample a variety of Wildfire specialties. Let us make your next event special!

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Bring your family & friends to Wildfire and let us do the cooking this Thanksgiving. We will be open from 11:00 am-8:00 pm serving a Thanksgiving Menu served family style, featuring Spit Roasted Turkey and all of the other traditional Thanksgiving dishes to accompany. Regular menu not available.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 7024 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I have gone to wildfire for many years and I’ve noticed the decline in both quality food and service. Very disappointing. It has been one of my favorite restaurants. The swordfish with dry even after telling the waiter that I did not want it over cook!

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LM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food and wonderful customer service!! We will be back!!

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SS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent. OakBrook was most frequented by us and downtown location less so. Relocated out of state but made it a point to visit. Not disappointed and was excellent as usual

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l
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We were celebrating my son’s 16th birthday. I was treating he and three of his friends to dinner.

The service provided for my son’s dining experience wasn’t a very good. The server was very forgetful of requests and although I’d provided very specific instruction to bring me the check, questioned if they should be ordering their requests.

Once I did reconnect with the server (upon him bringing the check), I inquired if the kids were done. His response was “I’m not sure, I think so.” I questioned if they ordered dessert and was advised they’d not.

I explained again that it was my son’s birthday and they should have a least be offered dessert options and I’d appreciate this being checked.

I proceeded to walk back with the server to the table for him to ask about dessert.

A bit more than disappointed in this experience to say the very least.

I on the other hand received amazing service at the bar.

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a
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and awesome food. Old school steak house loved it!

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JB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good quality, good variety of steak, seafood, chicken and pork entrees, better value than the chain steakhouses. Lively atmosphere, not stuffy and attentive waitstaff.

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LW
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food with great service.
The swordfish special was fantastic !
Nice deep wine list.

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SJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I have Celiac and I am in Chicago a few times a year. I have meant to get to Wildfire forever and finally did. I have never seen such an amazing and extensive gluten free menu!! We had appetizers, salads and entrees galore to choose from. The entire meal was excellent as was the service. I think we just discovered our favorite restaurant in a city full of great restaurants.

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VB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant! We have never been disappointed.

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PD
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, professional waiter- asked if this was first wand gave excellent information. Our steak choices were exactly what we wanted and were cooked to perfection. Very genre portions. We look forward to a return visit on our next trip to Chicago.

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EL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and our waitress was very friendly and accommodating...

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OT
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great business lunch here! The food was excellent. It was also fairly priced. Would recommend it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

It was my boyfriends 29th birthday it was our first time there I’ll be back to try the martini flight we were in a rush so we ate paid & left love the atmosphere didn’t go without anything waiters was nice

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1
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the service to the food was exceptional!!

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IS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal with a lot of options, and the food came very quickly. The Moroccan Chicken skewers were pretty small but delicious- we ordered one order for 3 of us, though we should’ve gotten two. The salad sizes are massive, I ordered a small chopped salad for my meals and had leftovers. The cookie skillet is also delicious. Ambiance was nice and we didn’t feel rushed

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KC
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Love their salad but wine list is disappointing. Also wine glasses are big and clunky like you would see in a hotel room. Just takes away from experience. Restaurant was empty on a Monday but they sat us by another group that was very noisy. Just not great given past experiences

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another consistent experience and wonderful meal.

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JM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I would have thought the original Wildfire in Chicago would have held up over the years. Was just ok.not bad not great.

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LT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family brought me to Wildfire for my birthday dinner and I must say the food was phenomenal !!! I had the balsamic roasted vegetables and the lamb chops with parmesan crust and a baked sweet potato with a blood orange martini !!! I was very pleased with the wait staff and how accommodating they were.

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FF
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I have been going to Wildfire for years. For some reason it is going downhill. Almost thinking I will not be goin back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Really enjoyed it. Atmosphere was very good. Service was pretty good. Food was excellent!

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J
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rodrigo was an awesome waiter! We all were very happy with our dinner choices--in fact, we couldn't finish our entrees, as there was so much food. One person in our group had the flight of martinis and was thrilled with each flavor. Our waiter and water-filler were both very attentive, and the atmosphere was full, yet not loud. we could easily carry on a conversation. We will be back next time we visit Chicago.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love this place. The food is always good, the service is always excellent.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I truly love this place. We dined at 5pm with our 7 month old son and it could not have been a better experience. We knew we were taking a huge chance by dining at such a nice place with our baby but we needed to have that lobster bisque! Wildfire never lets us down!

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Visited Chicago for the weekend and chose this based on Open Table rating. Everything about our experience was disappointing and felt we wasted a meal in a great food town.

We had 8:30 reservations and most patrons in our section seemed to be finishing their meals. Yet, it took forever to be greeted by the waiter. Service was slow through the entire night. The Blood Orange Cosmo was syrupy sweet.

Our food took 1 hour to come out and it was cold. Nothing we ordered was a long preparation. The steak and shrimp special and coconut shrimp. Food temp was cold in everything. The au gratin potato side dish was both cold and undercooked. The waiter admitted they sit out for awhile. He seemed to be in no rush.

While the manager took care of us, it was a very unenjoyable evening and very disappointing for a infrequent weekend away.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

It was my Birthday dinner. The food was great but I was disappointed with the greeter when I arrived

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

service was slow. I feel like they were understaffed for a friday night. but our server, Keith, was awesome regardless. food was great. and so was he. we had a great time !

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

It is the Applebee’s of steakhouses. Highly disappointed in the steaks, especially for the price. Ordered a fillet that looked and tasted like beef you put in a pot roast when you are too lazy to make anything else.

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

I didn't realize this is part of a chain - Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants. It definitely felt like a factory. We were hoping for a more intimate dining experience. The food is wonderful and the service was good. However this isn't upscale dining. The water glasses are stained from being washed too many times. The wine glasses are cheap. The waiter's shirt was dirty as he rushed to manage many tables. I don't recommend it. For the price you can have a more intimate, unique experience at many non-chain restaurants.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rodrigo the waiter was amazing.... made our night so special ..... thanks for having people who they love their job ..... thank you

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Didn’t read the note for birthday cake

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating with 12 people. Food was delicious and service was outstanding! We will be back!!

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j
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I love the restaurant, but the potatoes at gratin were off on Monday night. They were actually hard-you hard to use a knife to cut them. They should be soft and mushy and melt in your mouth. Help?

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks Josh, for a great time celebrating his birthday!!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! I have celiac, very sensitive to any cross-contamination and had no issues whatsoever after eating here! The BEST GF bread ever!

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TW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! My family and I had a wonderful time. Definitely will return.

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to Wildfire- always make birthdays and special occasions a nice way to celebrate! Love the atmosphere, vibe and decor of the restaurant, too.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, friendly, courteous, very accomodating staff. Good food. We were late to our reservation due to traffic and they seated us immediately. Had theater tickets and staff went above and beyond call of duty to get us out so we could get to our show on time.

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E
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food at relatively inexpensive prices. Excellent skirt steak and macadamia encrusted halibut. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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EB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This restaurant has great ambiance and solid food. It's not the best in the city but offers great value.

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