Wildfire - Chicago

4.4
7190 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Enjoy a 4 course Valentine’s Menu for 2 on 2/13-2/17, in addition to our regular menu . The menu includes a starter & salad to share, your choice of Wildfire signature main courses, with choice of side, & decedent dessert to share. The menu is $95 per couple, + tax (gratuity not included).

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 7190 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing was brought out, as I had noted when I made the reservation...

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service
Decent food...moderate menu selection

Report
Helpful
MK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My Cocktail was great - had the Whiskey Business. Loved the shrimp cocktail app. Turkey special was very good but could’ve used a little more mashed potatoes. The chicken and rib combo was the low point though. Chicken skin was not crispy and was very fatty. The ribs were just okay. I did like the bbq sauce. Our waiter, Joe, was great and very attentive to our needs. Desserts were very good.

Report
Helpful
RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I ate here this past Saturday night. The inside of the restaurant is really pretty, and the food and wine were amazing. Would definitely recommend to others and will return during future trips to Chicago.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fathers 50th bday dinner. Food options were great.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary celebration

Report
Helpful
KD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Overall, I enjoyed my lunch experience here more than dinner for a special night. Overall it is quality in the sense that you would get from a large corporate restaurant but don't expect any innovative dishes or unique flavors. It also closes a little early so it's not really a long, 2 bottle of wine dining experience. You get what you pay for in the sense that it's not A5 quality but its approachable and overall decent.

Report
Helpful
KS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here 4 times. Never a bad meal. Last visit was my 1 year anniversary. My steak was perfect!!

Report
Helpful
WC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed the food at Wildfire. My lamb chops were cooked to perfection and the mashed potatoes were delicious as usual.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This was the second time in a row at this particular Wildfire where my steak wasn’t prepared correctly. I ordered a medium filet and it was served rare. I mentioned it to the server and he did nothing about it.

Report
Helpful
OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and great service. Always enjoy Wildfire

Report
Helpful
L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live out of state, but every time we are in Chicago (3-4 times a year), we eat at Wildfire. The food and service are always great. We love the salad bowl and the bourbon tips. We also enjoy the wine flight. We'll keep going back again and again.

Report
Helpful
JD
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went after the Boat show & had early reservation. Wife n I are trying to watch carbs but place was too cool to not enjoy it. Wife had meatballs & I had crab bisque for apps and they were awesome. Went with Prime Rib for entrees and it was amazing. Decided to cheat with Choc creme pie ( split a piece) and it was perfect. Out server was so great , we had a fantastic experience and will be back!

Report
Helpful
BB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out with friends! We had a wonderful time and the food was delicious

Report
Helpful
DD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite go to places! I order the horseradish crusted filet & Wildfire chopped salad every time & it’s always amazing!

Report
Helpful
DM
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had dinner at Wildfire before attending an evening show on a Friday night. We arrived early, with a reservation, about 6PM, and were seated immediately. The food was excellent, particularly the French onion soup and the sirloin steak. Prime ribs were also very good. Wine selection was good, chocolate cream pie for dessert was very good. Service also was very good. Cost was relatively high, but we used a lettuce entertain you gift card to help with it. All in all, a very good dining experience and we will return.

Report
Helpful
B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

The host was horrible. Definitely not a pleasant experience with her when we first arrived. She also appeared to be upset when I asked for another table because she sat us next to a very !! Loud group of people. My husband and I were on a date and didn’t want to hear all of their noise, and she gave a very rude look when asked . Other than the host our waiter and food was great .

Report
Helpful
d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I've always enjoyed going to Wildfire. Every time I'm in town, it's the first suggestion my mom makes and usually where we go. The waiters have always been kind to us, the ambiance is nice, and the food is great. I feel if Al Capone were alive, he would frequent this place. If you haven't been, it worth a try.

Report
Helpful
MR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Reservation at 445pm but we were stuffed at a table too small to put our legs under. Has to wait 20 minutes to be reseated. Ordered filet medium well butterflied. It came back burnt to a crisp. Take home food was not ours. It was spare ribs instead of the steak we ordered! This place used to be great. Last two visits were very disappointing. We do not plan to return.

Report
Helpful
S
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, menu has great selections, and food was outstanding.

Report
Helpful
D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday so we did get the birthday sundae. Thank you. Our waiter was Philippe and he was fabulous.

Report
Helpful
R
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

See my YELP Review where I indicate how bad the food was and even worse the service was.

Report
Helpful
RA
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

This is honestly the first time I've had anything less than stellar to report about wildfire
They used to have an extremely delicious
spinach salad which they discontined. So the waiter suggested this kale and spinach salad. It wasn't atrocious but it wasn't good. I asked for the salad dressing on the side...okay.even with salad dressi g all over it it was in my opinion beneath wildfires standards. Almost 8 dollars for a plate of spinach and kale with egg diced in top and at least a cup or more of salty pumpkin seeds on top and falling off the side of the salad and plate. Not good. Very dissapointed....

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This place has succulent steaks. They are very strict on their lunch dinner menus.

Report
Helpful
OP
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service and the food was ok. Not great. The cocktails were very good.

Report
Helpful
A
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The quality of our steaks were very poor, the server did not come by 1 time after we received our food to see how it was and it was very loud and bright in the restaurant for being 9:45pm. I would not recommend this to anyone.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiterss was very nice and the food was amazing

Report
Helpful
C
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined on New Years eve and were extremely satisfied by all aspects of this restaurant!

Report
Helpful
SG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Frankly all the food was poor, from the dinner salad with old marinaded vegtables and eggs (who puts eggs on a diner salad?) and very light blue cheese dressing, the baked potato was cooked many hours earlier and microwaved to be crusty, the prime rib as also crusty and hard and the lobster was also rewarmed and breaded. It was supposed to be fresh lobster in the shell. The shell was on the plate but the lobster tasted like it was cooked the day before.

Really very poor for the price. I would expect this from a coffee shop type resturant

Report
Helpful
OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really really good. Will definitely go again when in Chicago.

Report
Helpful
AS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mom wanted prime rib for her birthday. Years ago I searched recommendations for the best prime rib for the value and Wildfire was the top recommendation. The two of us are able to split the 16 oz prime rib, add on a side or two and still take home a half. We love martinis and the wine list is good, however I generally go for the house Cabernet. Our server was accommodating to splitting and the birthday lava cake was an awesome add on.

Report
Helpful
b
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wildfire is consistent in its food quality and service which are the reasons we go there frequently.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was good. I think they need more/better dessert choices.

Report
Helpful
OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

You had me at meat tornado.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So so good - everything! Service. Ambience. Food. Company.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good food and service...my wife had the Surf & Turf and I had the Mai Mai....delicious...From the beginning to the end great dinner evening.

Report
Helpful
SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I love the glazed salmon and the signature martini flight. The porterhouse was not the same and a much smaller portion than my husband was use to at this restaurant. It's pricey but good for our annual visit around our anniversary time.

Report
Helpful
KW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had a bad experience at the restaurant. Food was not done when brought out and there were just a lot of problems

Report
Helpful
RM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

I have been a regular customer of Wildfire for over 5 years and have always been pleased until our latest visit on Saturday evening. My wife ordered the prime rib and I for a change of pace decided on the baby back ribs. When served, the ribs were cold, like they were pulled from the fridge and then lathered in sauce. The waiter was somewhat defensive when I told him. The ribs were sent back and new, hot ribs were later served after my wife had finished her meal. The manager comped my meal and drink, but for the level of inconvenience and being served what could have made me very sick, both meals should have been comped. And so much for a romantic meal! Overall, the feeling received by the manager and waiter was that they could care less if we ever came back. I sent a note to corporate to let them know and have not heard back. So it must be a general sentiment. This is the reason for the ratings above.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
180

Tweets by Wildfire - Chicago