Wildfire - Chicago

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving a family-style Thanksgiving Menu for $52.95 per person and $21.95 for children 12 & under, + tax (gratuity not included). Gluten Free items and thanksgiving Party Platters for carry out will also be available.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Say at the bar. Service and food were both great!

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG this was awesome - the food we ordered was off the chart - try to season & cook food perfectly & then make it 5x better and that’s what we had. We got lemon pepper chicken and cedar plank teriyaki salmon. Wow! And is course had to finish with the apple pie and ice cream - can’t go wrong with that. Our experience was absolutely amazing - food and service - A+++++++++++++++++++

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal! I was immediately greeted and given the option to wait on my party. We ordered from the bar, sat down within 15 minutes. Our server, had taken our drink order right away and returned for our diner order. I had a party of eight, realized needed more space for unexpected larger party of 11. We we immediately accommodated, with extra table and chairs. Our drinks came in a timely manner. Our server brought us bread and replinished when needed. Our dinner was fast, food came out correctly, except for two items, server caught promptly. They remembered it was Birthday and brought out my desert. Party had several checks and our server was very courteous and professional. Thanks Wildfire for the hospitality and I look forward to being in your house again.

X
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I came here as part of our Chicago weekend getaway, and it was just as good as the last time we had visited. Outstanding service and superior food. my husband had the beef Wellington and said it was the best he’s ever had. It looked delicious, and I’m a vegetarian! Even though I was stuffed, I couldn’t resist the warm chocolate chip cookie for dessert. Luckily, all of the desserts are available in half sized portions!

LD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Wildfire!! Fun and yummy. Awesome service and meal.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our Anniversary dinner here, overall a great time! Food was very flavorful and the service makes the experience even better! The desserts are very decadent and definitely worth coming back.

ML
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go to spot we selected for our Friendsgiving event. Great food, great service, wonderful cocktails!

AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time I took the kids and they loved it. Great prices for them too.

CN
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Wildfire used to be one of my favorite places to take my employees when visiting Chicago during trade shows. Unfortunately our dining experience on Tuesday 11/12/19 was not up to par with past visits to Wildfire. The service was ok, but the staff was spread thin so time in between visits from the server was long at times. As for the food, the steaks were not cooked as they should be for a steak house at this price point. The sear on the steaks was minimal and were not warm, meaning they sat around waiting on others food to be prepared. The twice baked potatoes were served at room temperature and the melted cheese on top was hard. This is too bad considering all past meals at Wildfire were great. I will be taking my team elsewhere during our next trade show in Chicago.

CM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great! The service was very good! I will recommend Wildfire to a friend or family member.

BZ
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server got triple sat, we struggled to get more drinks in a timely fashion.

BB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! The staff was friendly and service was extremely quick even on a very busy Saturday night! The food was delicious and everyone’s steaks were cooked perfect! We look forward to returning the next time we are in the Windy City!

MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Wildfire has grown tremendously in popularity so Saturday nights are extremely busy. The food and service have slightly diminished as a result. Service is polite, but slow. The food presentation was good, but my lobster tails were under cooked. Another guests steak was over cooked, and the greasy potatoes/hash brown patty doesn’t compliment the steaks.

However the notes on my reservation were acknowledged and service was pleasant.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic. Will definitely be back

C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

After reading reviews of Wildfire before going to dinner, we were excited. Upon walking in, it was clear that this was an upscale Applebee’s. Customers were wearing sweatpants and track suits, and there was dried crusted food on our diner-style menu. The waiter mixed up our filet mignon orders, under-cooking one and over-cooking the other. When we mentioned it he asked if we wanted the under-cooked one heated more and never apologized. Very disappointed.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an amazing time! We were a group of ladies celebrating various milestones. The bartender created a special drink for us! Dinner was OUTSTANDING! I had the macadamia nut crusted halibut with a side of roasted vegetables. You must try this! My sister had the chicken mareno, and it was very flavorful and moist. The cauliflower mashed potatoes were creamy and you would never know they weren’t the real deal. You absolutely must try Wildfire!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Definitely will return again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service not very attentive and I wonder if it’s because we weren’t ordering high ticket items. Also put that we were there for a birthday celebration on the open table reservation, server or host made no mention of it. Service was way better when Francisco was manager. Food was great but the service was really disappointing and I used to celebrate my birthday here yearly.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and great food

w
Chicago
193 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent meal with a long overdue return to Wildfire Chicago. Fish Special Halibut with cream
spinach was outstanding efficent service- will plan a return soon!

DA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and reasonable price I would highly recommend Wildfire.

MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was enjoyable and service very good. Appreciate the side and bread included with meal unlike some steakhouses which serve meals a la carte. The crab corn chowder was excellent and also ordered the horseradish encrusted filet which had great flavor.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent!

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OT
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

these LEYE restaurants are fantastic. The consistency in the preparedness of the dishes, attentiveness or the servers, and ambiance is incredible. We just keep coming back!

BE
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Wildfire!! Food, service, atmosphere all incredible.

r
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit for lunch and the restaurant was deserted so service was great. Lovely ambience as always, Our server Matt was attentive, courteous, efficient.

I really enjoy the meals, ambience at this location. Parties in our group (6) ordered Baby Back Ribs, Pork Chop and Petit Filet Mignon along with a shared Apple Pie with ice cream for dessert, Sooo good!.

DK
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and Chicago Steakhouse ambience. Would definitely come back here! Very accommodating to our group at last minute.

JI
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s 19th birthday. She remembered tasting a parmesan crusted steak that her dad had there a couple of years ago and she HAD to have it. Thank you Wildfire for making her day that much more special!

OT
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Wildfire is a corporate owned food factory. It bills itself as upscale but the food is unimaginative, the service poor provided by unhappy staff. The front of the house and kitchen staff were all miserable and that translated to a poor dining experience. They are there to turn tables at premium prices.

If you want a dining experience provided by someone who cares about the food they serve, go too any one of hundreds of other restaurants in the area but not here.

DR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful! His name is Yanni and he’s very considerate. The food was top notch and matched our orders to a T. Great place for a special occasion or a very nice dinner. Venue is very classy and the bathrooms are pristine. Their molten lava cake is to die for. Overall fantastic experience. Highly recommend. We are definitely coming back next time we’re here.

j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion with a friend !!

SR
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife has celiac and they had an extensive gluten free menu that was great
Our waiter was ten stars good, and don’t miss the Basil-Hayden’s Bourbon marinated filet tips best thing ever

NR
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Excellent food. Awesome service... and the desserts! Wow

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Totally unspectacular... Warm wine, poorly cut fillet and not the wait staff that I would expect. Honestly felt like I was at Chili’s... Just a total disappointment.

AS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun and excellent food. Service is great and decor has an old timey Chicago vibe. Everything was perfect. Loved it.

M
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5