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Wildfire - Chicago

4.2
4.2
7890 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 787-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Edgar Ojeda

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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!

  • Private party contact

    Tina Hold: (312) 787-9000

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    LaSalle and Wells

  • Parking details

    Public lot located across the street as well as valet service.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Knob Creek Whiskey Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jan 24, 2023 only
    Join us for a custom 4 course menu paired with Knob Creek bourbon to complement. The evening begins with Smoked Sausage & Aged Cheddar Fritelli & Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops paired with Knob Creek Rye, followed by Spicy Maple Fried Chicken paired with Knob Creek Smoked Maple, Bone-In Beef Ribs paired with Knob Creek Single Barrel, and ends with a Caramelized Apple Cake paired with Knob Creek 9 Yr. Sean Nielsen, Brand Ambassador, will join us to discuss the pairings. Dinner begins at 6:30pm, please arrive at least 15 min early to check in. At the time of checkout, we appreciate it if you pre-select the gratuity for your service staff that evening to facilitate the check-in process. Event seating assignments are coordinated by Wildfire.

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What 7,890 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MM

    MichelleM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    The menu is consistent. Pricing is fair. It’s a decent night out.
  2. JS

    JeremyS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    We had been to Wildfire many times over the years when we lived in Chicago. We moved away several years back but since we were going to be visiting in the city decided to go back for dinner before our theater performance. The food was still top notch. We both enjoyed our soups and main courses and would have loved to stay for dessert but ran out of time to make our performance. The atmosphere of the restaurant is starting to feel run down. We like that Chicago has lots of old and historic buildings, but this seemed to be more a lack of care and updating vs. being historic. Our server was polite and knowledgeable, but the level just seemed a step down. In years past our server would put the napkin on the laddies lap and brush the table between courses. All of those higher end touches are gone and this feels more like a run of the mill chain steakhouse. The service was also very slow, but that seemed to have more to do with the kitchen vs. the server. We allowed plenty of time for our dinner prior to our show as this was not our first time doing dinner and theater. The process moved so slow we had to pass on dessert which was disappointing. The biggest gap seemed to be waiting for our main courses after our soup where sat for an extended amount of time waiting while we watched takeout order after takeout order go out the door. Overall we were happy with our dinner, but it feels like Wildfire has lost something over the years. Maybe it was due to COVID and the focus on carry out, but unless someone tells us something changed, would probably not visit Wildfire again if we are back in Chicago.
  3. S

    Srob

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family in town
  4. T

    Tommy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Glenview location is far better. Staff was unfriendly and service was really slow. Love Wildfire but would not recommend this location.
  5. KE

    KatriceE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall everything was great I will always come there
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  7. TC

    TamCam

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Our server, Jordan, was wonderful in leading us through the menu and with ordering and checking with us through out the meal to ensure we had everything we needed. We had the Tuscan kale salad. pistachio encrusted flounder and the short ribs. Desert was cherry pie a la mode- All were Excellent! Would order everything again. Martin and the Sidecar drinks were generous and delicious. I was celebrating time with my aunt from Louisiana. She also loved everything about our evening at Wildfire. If time, she wanted to dine here again.
  8. B

    Bloomfieldfan

    Hawaii

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice, varied menu with reasonable prices for River North area. We both had steaks which were excellent; I previously had the grilled pork chops which were generous and excellent as well. Ambiance is attractive with a neat bar area and plenty of booths and tables in the main dining room. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Only minor issue was the inclusion of a 3% "restaurant service charge" on the check even before they knew we'd be using a credit card. Stated voluntary, so we had our server omit it and we added it to her tip instead.
  9. JW

    JaWa

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dinner with friends
  10. DK

    DarrylK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This place is always a pretty good go too, good food good service. I had the char crusted steak, they no longer have lobster on the menu on a regular basis which for me is a huge disappointment for a steakhouse. So what do you do for surf and turf? It doesn’t exist. Sidenote, I don’t consider a shrimp skewer as a great option for lobster Also, I am a huge lover of Keylime pie now they have this round kind of tart looking Keylime pie, just stick to the basics a nice slice of Keylime pie with a thin, graham cracker crust. The crust in this so-called Keylime pie is way too thick and it’s just too much slightly disappointing, but it is still a place that I like.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Food was cold, service was less than great. Overall disappointed
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was good. I’d go back I went for my girl birthday and it was everything. They brought out a cake and I didn’t even ask.
  13. S

    Sunshine

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, service with Rebecca was amazing, wonderful experience. Music was fine selections just a bit loud.
  14. TM

    TonyaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The only bartender did a great job serving people at the bar and tables. He kept his professionalism due to the circumstances. Once my party of 6 was sited we were told that there are items we won’t be able to have , Also our dinner ( meats) came out cold. The sides wasn’t enough for 6 people. I have dined in on several occasions but this was very disappointing.
  15. JM

    JMit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was not able to accommodate me and my family at the level I am accustomed to receiving service from Lettuce Entertain you restaurant. They ran out of food. Food was brought out cold. Our waitress left without telling us. We were seated late and took even longer to be served. There was only 1 bartender and he was overworked and short with the customers. Even the children who were with us were disappointed.
  16. BN

    BillN

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice table location for my wife and I to have Thanksgiving dinner. Service was very good, waiter came by often. Turkey and beef tenderloin were delicious, vegetables, chopped salad and pecan raisin salads were huge and tasty! Only downside was waiting 1/2 hour past confirmed reservation at 7:30, understandable since it was Thanksgiving w families talking. Family style food could have been warmer when served.
  17. JP

    JamesP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Our first ever bad experience at a Lettuce restaurant. Restaurant was way over booked. 7pm reservation, seated about then. Salads arrived at 9pm. Mashed potatoes were gone by the time our dinner arrived. Really a shocking experience based upon our history with you. Eg., going to RPM Italian tonight and Cafe Ba Ba Reeba tomorrow.
  18. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very efficient. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend.
  19. AT

    AlvinT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    I understand that the staff was tired due to over bookings and low staff members. On another given day I believe the meat would’ve been cooked at least warm and our request for extra gravy for the dry turkey would’ve been granted. I appreciate the hard work the staff did, but I probably won’t go back here for a holiday meal. Bless the overworked staff. Please be kind to them.
  20. SW

    SusanW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good and atmosphere was very nice. They seemed a bit short staffed, we especially sorry for the one bartender trying to serve the entire place! We were patient as we appreciated the staff willing to work on Thanksgiving. We would definitely recommend it!!
  21. PO

    PattiO

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Thanksgiving dinner at Wildfire -Chicago was terrible. From the indifferent server to the cold food that was presented like slop. With a set menu, it’s hard to understand how they got it so wrong. If you’re not cooking at home find a different choice for Thanksgiving!
  22. l

    lfcsr

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    I was surprisingly very disappointed with this last visit to Wildfire for our Thanksgiving dinner. While the food was outstanding as usual, the service was positively atrocious. They were 25 minutes late for our reservation. The serving staff could not have been more unattentive if they tried. We sat at the table a good 30 minutes before someone came to take our order. One item that we ordered never even made it to the table. After our food was served, no one ever came back to check on us or replenish our drinks. Half an hour after finishing our meal our server came to take our dessert order, never clearing our dinner plates. He placed our shared desserts in the middle of the table without clearing our dirty dinner plates and never brought dessert plates or silverware. After waiting fifteen minutes, we asked a different server for clean forks and dessert plates. He never showed up, either! To top it off, the bill was wrong. It made for a memorable Thanksgiving meal for all the wrong reasons.
  23. SB

    SandyB

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our server was great (Ivy), but the food was just ok and overpriced.
  24. BM

    BrentM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was quite good (except the overdone roasted vegetables). The martini menu (one of the restaurant's specialties) surprisingly could have been a little better, too. But everything else was fine, and the service was great.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible choice could’ve grabbed a pizza anD been happier. Thanksgiving menu was gross and overpriced. The dishes were dirty I took pictures. Waiter was dismissive. The food quality is gone!
  26. I

    Iowa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner was not a good value. Turkey was dry. Dessert portions were to small. Drink services was very delayed / late.
  27. LW

    LisaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great choice for Thanksgiving Dinner. Our favorite items were the chopped salad, mashed potatoes, salmon, and pumpkin.pie!
  28. j

    jfbeaner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service was poor. Thanksgiving is crowded but compared to nearby tables or services was almost 2x slower. Food mostly good although turkey was dry. We also didn't receive parts is our meal.
  29. CM

    ClaireeseM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was my first thanksgiving experience here. I don’t think I will come back for any other holiday. I will just stick to normal dining. The servings were not worth the amount I spent. From my previous dining experiences here this was the absolute worst. The server and just the staff in general was super busy and discombobulated. The food was mediocre, definitely not what I am used to.
  30. R

    Robin

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The thanksgiving dinner was not very good. The food was cold and not freshly made. We were very disappointed.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The portions generous and the service was friendly and extremely pleasant. Great Thanksgiving dinner
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an absolutely amazing thanksgiving! I only had a short amount of time with my son who’s in the Navy boot camp and Wildfire will really be a special memory for the two of us. The food was delicious and the staff were beyond amazing. Thank you.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very happy to have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for our holiday away from home.
  34. EJ

    EJason

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Service was great overall but was disappointed by the main course.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was great but the main courses we picked - Turkey and beef were not hot when served.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wildfire has become a thanksgiving favorite for our family!
  37. W

    Wildfire

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was good and the food was great. Loved it
  38. M

    Malisa

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very attentive. Delicious food from prime rib to ribeye.
  39. JR

    JessicaR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Wildfire was one of my favorite places to go. The food was Burnt and cold, My soup was cold I sent it back, my Steak was Burnt after I asked for medium well. I will be giving them a break
  40. JR

    JosephR

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good , we had the shrimp , crab cakes and roumanian steak . The cottage fries were also phenomenal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Wildfire - Chicago using the Order Online button. Wildfire - Chicago also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Wildfire - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 787-9000.

Wildfire - Chicago is rated 4.2 stars by 7890 OpenTable diners.

Wildfire - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Wildfire - Chicago

159 West Erie St., Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    LaSalle and Wells

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public lot located across the street as well as valet service.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edgar Ojeda

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 787-9000

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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!

  • Private party contact

    Tina Hold: (312) 787-9000

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