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About Wildfire - Chicago

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.

159 West Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
LaSalle and Wells

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(312) 787-9000

Website:
http://wildfirerestaurant.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Public lot located across the street as well as valet service.

Executive Chef:
Edgar Ojeda

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!

Wildfire - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (91)
Special Occasion (90)
Good for Anniversaries (77)
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Casual (37)
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Cozy (34)
Great for Lunch (33)
Worth the Drive (28)
Fun (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Bar Seating (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Authentic (17)
Seasonal (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
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Healthy (7)
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Great for Brunch (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was good, our waiter was friendly and attentive!

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

We had an awesome experience. The food was great and the service was remarkable! Can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Staff was great and the food was amazing! Everyone was very attentive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, extensive gluten free menu.
Service is wonderful. A family favorite.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

Our second time dining here - and second 5-star experience! ... This time, we were at Wildfire to celebrate my daughter's birthday. What a fantastic old-fashioned supper club. Reasonable prices, great atmosphere, perfect service, and unbelievably delicious, well-prepared food. There is something for the every palate. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals, and we really enjoyed our cocktails and wine flight as well. Because of the other review that I saw, I want to say that we made reservations through OpenTable and were seated immediately. It was busy, but we didn't have to wait to order, and the food arrived promptly. Timing of the service (there was teamwork) was perfect. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

The filet mignon was done perfectly. Service was good.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a great experience! Food was incredible, service was great, & friendly staff. Love Wildfire!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We waited over an hour for our dinner. When I asked for a medium prepared steak, it was completely burnt. They brought out another steak, and it was rare. The waiter was really nice though!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for Valentine’s Day and it was amazing. They had a great valentines menu which was an appetizer, huge salad, 2 entrees (each with 1 side), and a dessert for $95. Great deal and their alcoholic drinks are really reasonably priced. We were about 45 minutes early for our 9:15pm reservation but they sat us within 2 minutes of arriving. That was awesome. I would Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely phenomenal food and an excellent "old Chicago" atmosphere. Perfect spot for a special occasion or date night. Without a doubt my favorite restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Best experience I've ever had at wildfire. Maybe not the best steak I've ever had (still frickn awesome), but it was definitely one of, if not the best, cooked steaks I've had at a steak house. Everything was awesome.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Celebrating Valentine’s Day

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The food and service never disappoints!
Everyone is friendly and very professional!

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 (Western KY)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food and service were excellent!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The menu has become a laughing point where it used to be a must have.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Having been to many restaurants owned by lettuce entertain you, I was disappointed and wildfire. It felt rushed and not particularly well organized. Specifically, I had a conversation my waiter about having my meat cooked a certain way and it arrived dramatically over done, basically ruining my meal since I couldn’t eat with my friends. Also, I don’t think they have enough staff . The people who brought out the food got all the orders wrong and the busboys dropped a couple of plates after trying to carry too much stuff away from the table. For a restaurant that is trying to be high-end, wildfire needs to do a better job

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I can always count on the food being great. My spouse is a little picky but can always find something on the menu. The service is top notch and the staff was very accommidating when we need to change the time of the reservation. Never pass up the Baked French Onion soup. Thank you Wildfire.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I really appreciate Wildfire’s attention to allergies. One of our party has celiac and the separate gluten free menu had lots of options. Our server also brought gluten free bread to the table—a rare option!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Superb Lunch Experience. I met my daughter for lunch specifically for the Restaurant Week menu. We had the cedar plank salmon which was absolutely delicious. The broccoli was perfectly steamed and served with a lemon butter sauce—yummy. We finished with the key lime pie which is the best in Chicago.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I really like Wildfire. I have for years. And, I don't just like places because of habit. Places that I go to repeatedly really need really need to perform. And, this place does!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

The Waiter was attentive! Both of our meals were fresh and tasty! Key lime pie delicious 👍🏽

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Chicago Wildfire's ambience was lovely and service by Andrew was fantastic. However the food was average. Not nearly as tasty as other Wildfires I've been to in the past. Calamari was bland and greasy. Steak not cooked properly, more medium rare than medium well. Greek salad more Caesar salad than Greek. Disappointing for a $200 meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great evening - thanks Wildfire! Great service, great cocktails, and great food.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service by Nick was excellent. The meal was excellently prepared as ordered(steak med-rare) and the ambiance would keep me returning. All the welcoming staff were friendly

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We've been going to Wildfire for years. For this particular occasion, we celebrated a birthday. I am currently on a pretty restrictive diet: I can't have gluten, dairy, sugar, or legumes. Prior to my visit, I corresponded with Wildfire over social media and they were prompt with answers. Super impressive! Our server was very kind and patient in answering my questions regarding what I was able to have on the menu, and didn't make me feel bad for having limited options. Service was notably a bit on the slower side, but it was a very busy Saturday night, and I ultimately felt totally taken care of, as usual.

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went there for restaurant week had the special 3 course meal for $44. My girlfriend loved the salad and cod and I enjoyed the filet! The deserts are huge and extremely good! Will highly recommend Wildfire to anyone!

Only thing was that the restaurant wouldn’t allow for the house salad (cheaper) to substituted for the Greek salad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wildfire was a great choice to celebrate my Partner's 61st Birthday. Valet parking was convenient, we had a reservation, so we were seated promptly. The staff was welcoming and our server Josh, was a delight!

As for our meal, I ordered the short ribs, mashed potatoes and root vegetables from the Restaurant Week Menu (which was a lovely surprise because I was not aware it was Restaurant week until we arrived there). I also had the shrimp and crab bisque as my appetizer and the Key Lime pie for dessert. Phyllis did not order from the Restaurant Week Menu. She had the parmesan crusted cod (SO FREAKING DELICIOUS), the calamari as her appetizer and a cup of the shrimp and crab bisque. He dessert was the house birthday offering, which was a flourless chocolate cake with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream on it. All delicious.

We were a bit disappointed because we were able to use our Lettuce Birthday rewards but we were not able to use the 10.00 reward we had earned from previous dining. The manager explained that there was a rule that rewards points could not be used on a Saturday night, after 4pm. I'm not sure why but he said it was a "Lettuce" rule, not his rule and that he was not willing to do anything to accommodate us. This was disappointing. For us, it was not about the 10 dollars, it was the principle of it. In any case, we tipped generously (because Josh was awesome) and we will remember next time, not to go on a Saturday if we have rewards points to use. The app should also provide that information.

Overall, Wildfire was a wonderful experience. The people were great and the food was delicious. It was our first time dining there but we will definitely be back in the future. Also, I cannot overstate how glad I was that we had a reservation because the place was packed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Normally, Wildfire is great. Our recent visit a couple of days ago, however, was not. Filet was full of gristle. Snow peas were soaked in oil, but I asked for them plain. It was my birthday, and the server did not recognize that at all. Service was also very slow. We hope this bad experience was a fluke, versus the beginning of a bad trend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience. Food was delicious, martini flight was awesome and our waiter gave us a free dessert because we were celebrating an anniversary. Would definitely recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Tried during restaurant week. Crab and lobster bisque was good. Filet with mushroom crust was fair. Asked for medium well and got well done. Augratin potato was lukewarm. Size was very small
Have had better steaks.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This was a very unsatisfactory experience. The service was very poor. The waiter literally threw things on the table. He brought the entree before we had finished the appetiser, they were that keen to get us in and out quickly. The appertizer tasted like a soup straight from a can, accompanied by some crackers in a plastic wrapper. Felt like very cheap start to the meal. The steak was ok but certainly nothing to go back for. The sides were terrible too. Balsamic vegetables were overcooked and the fries seemed like they had been bathing in oil for a very long time. I would never ever return nor would I recommend this place to anyone. We came away extremely disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

One of my favorite Chicago restaurants. Good menu selection and service. Food and drinks have been consistently good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Our waiter was not attentive. I had to beg to get his attention. My food was cold. My friends food was undercooked. Fries were cold. Jazzy red flight of Wine was good. The bus boy was very kind. Kale salad was delicious.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I am a frequent diner at Wildfire. It happens to be one of my favorite dining venues. I was pleasantly surprised by the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich I ordered this meal. It was outstanding!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The steak was not very good it was very chewy. I’ve had gum that lasted shorter times chewing than this steak. Potatoes were good. Wife’s shrimp was good. Just terrible steak.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Fantastic restaurant!! Food was wonderful. Mindy made the meal experience extremely special. Very knowledgeable of the menu. Was prompt in her service but knew we were there celebrating a special birthday and wasn’t too intrusive. She even surprised us with a birthday dessert on them. I will most certainly come back to wildfire the next time we are in ChiTown.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We enjoyed a fun girls lunch at Wildfire - Chicago. There is a good variety of entree choices to please just about anyone. The food is consistently very good. The prime rib dip sandwich was delicious and very tender. The kale/spinach salad was a generous portion for one - tender with no bitterness to the kale, nice dressing and with the fried calamari just right - a good recommendation from our waitress. The atmosphere is very comfortable with good lighting and the noise level is low enough for easy conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Nicole your awesome!! She was very accommodating and the staff was attentive and VERY professional. Enjoyed the entire experience

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Joe was a great server and very attentive. Great food, drinks and atmosphere. Definitely one of my faves!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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