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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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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (88)
Special Occasion (79)
Good for Birthdays (65)
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Good for Anniversaries (65)
Business Meals (54)
Good for Groups (45)
Romantic (45)
Casual (40)
Comfort Food (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Cozy (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Authentic (20)
Hot Spot (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fun (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Gluten Free Options (13)
People Watching (13)
Seasonal (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
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Disabled Access (3)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The menus were filthy! That’s not a good first impression, it was not just one, it was all of them. It has been a few years since we have eaten there, the food was ok. I had a small filet that was almost impossible to cut through, I left half of it. Everything else was good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

-They got our order wrong
-Kept trying to clear up our table before we were finished
-There was a tremendous amount of noise from specific larger tables all night, the staff did nothing to curtail this making the dining experience for most in the restaurant unpleasant and uncomfortable

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·Dined 4 days ago

I reserved a table for my Fiancée's birthday and as much as I love Wildfire and chose this place was for its intimate ,quiet setting in hopes of having a romantic night. Unfortunately we went the bar to order our drink while waiting for the table and the bar tender was rude and unfriendly. We waited 1hr and 20minutes for our food. Fiancée ordered the Filet Minon and lobster and was overcooked and dry on the outside and undercooked inside. We've been there many times but was saddened that my surprise location was a let down on his special day. Still a fan but wont risk for a special day.

Thank You,
B

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Mother daughter get away!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Overall was a good experience. Place was busy however it was a Saturday at Christmas time. It’s to be expected. Food was delicious! We shared a few dishes amongst us ladies and all left satisfied. Service left something to be desired... server was hard to find when needed and the bar and kitchen were running very behind all night. Took about 20 minutes to get our wine. We weren’t in a hurry so it wasn’t too much of an issue. Others around us were visibly annoyed, however. It was our first time at Wildfire and we all would be willing to come back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great. Our server was amazing and they got our drinks and food out fast. Only complaint was the bartender dropped a cap in my drink and it made it to our table. Notified the manager and he took care of it.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

I ordered the Friday special- fish with lobster on top. It came out with a few shreds of lobster. I asked if that was correct and the person who brought it lied and said yes. I got my waitress who said no, and maybe they just ran out. She did offer to give me crab cakes instead.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was not very hot. Meat was cool and returning it would have over cooked it. OK but not as spectacular as the price

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Really enjoyed our meal. We started with the Cobb salad then had the trio of filet medallions and romanian(?) Steak followed by a piece of chocolate cake. Everything was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food, service, ambiance at reasonable prices compared to better known Rush St. venues. Same type quality for more reason pric3s. Will be back again.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I always enjoy myself whenever I dine here. The food is excellent as well as the service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Still have the best steaks in town! Food is always consistent and a good value compared to the boutique steak houses.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was great! I love the filet trio and the martini flight! We will be back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We go to Wildfire every year for our anniversary. We've never had a bad experience. Salads to start are all delicious. I'm a steak kind of girl, so I always get a filet or the New York strip. Mashed potatoes are amazing!! Service is always timely and everyone is very polite. Great drink menu, as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

My son has Celiac and has to eat gluten-free. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about my son’s needs and their gluten-free menu was the best we’ve seen...tons of options and the food was delicious! Service was great. We will definitely return next time we are in the area!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The only complaint I have is that the waiter took 1/2 of our bake potato away before asking if we were done.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love Wildfire but the server at this location was terrible. He was cold and rude. Final straw was that it Took over an hour for 3 salads and ribs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had Philip again for our server and he is awesome. We were in town for our annual Mother Daughter weekend. We love this place! Great gluten free options! The Effen Spa drink is incredible!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

I was disappointed in the taste of the food. While there were some tasty items, overall it was just fair. The roasted vegetables were black and the stuffing was a little dry. Also, for family style, the portions were small. We received red potatoes in a side dish for one when there were 3 people in our party. Dessert was good, but the meal was not worth $50.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a very nice Thanksgiving. Thank you and your staff for sacrificing your holidays to help make ours enjoyable

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner. It was very high pressured to eat and go. Food was average. Deviled eggs were left out so they were crusty. Staff took away veggie tray and we weren’t done. Just walked by and grabbed it without asking. Tenderloin and turkey were good especially the gravy. Disappointed in the deserts.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner menu was spectacular. Lots of variety for all taste. They even cooked my daughters meal without dairy to accommodate her allergies. We brought our 105 year old aunt and she loved the Prosecco and sweet potatoes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful service & food for Thanksgiving.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Although Wildfire Restaurant is usually one of my favorites it was only average or a little bit better for Thanksgiving dinner I thought the foodt seemed pre-prepared, especially the appetizers and salads. Portions in my opinion were on the small side as we were paying $49 a person. The dessert was good the service was good as well as the ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I tried 8 times to cancel the reservation through open tables web site and couldn’t. When I tried multiple times I would get a message—— this is highly unusual, but the restaurant in not responding—please try again. I did try multiple times at multiple times to retry, but I received the same response. I’m sorry to the staff at wildfire for not showing up, but we had a medical emergency we had to respond to, and were not able to keep our reservation

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I went to the chicago wildfire for my 60th birthday. It was perfect. The drinks were A+, the food was A+, and the desert was to die for. Everything was perfect.We went early, 4:45pm reservations which was perfect. When we were leaving around 6"30, it was starting to get noisy. They seated us in a booth that was rounded. Perfection. I love it @ wildfire.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place for dining and getting together with family and friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had issues the last two times that we visited this restaurant, but neither issue had to do with the food. The food is always great. This time I am happy to report that everything was great. The server was nice and friendly as was the rest of the staff we encounter. When I made the reservation, I forgot that I had included that we were celebrating our anniversary. Our server did not mention it until the end when she brought dessert out for us - which was also delicious. It was a great evening.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Filet mignon was tough, tasted ok but hard to cut. Bearnaise sauce was too sweet no Tragon at all, potatoes were cold as was the sauce. Caesar salad was very good, cappuccino was cold and mostly foam
Doubtful I'd return to this location again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a great dinner after the theater. Our waiter Marvin did an excellent job. We started with the crab cake appetizer which is loaded with crab. Next I had the filet trio, which was cooked perfectly. My husband had a short rib special that was excellent. For dessert we tried the sampler with a "bite" of ice cream sandwich, peanut butter pie and key lime pie. Perfect sweet to finish off the meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Highly recommend for a special treat when in Chicago! Fabulous food and great service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Met some friends that came in from out of town. Food was very good. Appetizers were amazing. I ordered a filet which was done perfec. It was very tender but wish it had a little more seasoning. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Thank you for offering warm gluten free bread and a big menu selection to choose from. Ths meal was perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We came for early dinner and it was great. Been here before.
Steaks,Lobster and Fish. All great. Will be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

overall posititive experience. The food was average and the noise level was a little high. I like wildfire for casual dining.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great service!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

we've been coming here for almost 20 years... and honestly, I think the bloom is finally off the rose... no, I did not dine with my step mother in law... this was a date lunch with my wife... but the host was snooty, the chopped salad, even by its smell (forget it's taste) had already taken a turn for the worse, and I'm convinced the bread for the table was simply the re-warmed shapes from the day before... with all the competition in the steak/supper club arena... Perry's, Ruth Chris, Gibson's... it is time for Wildfire to attempt to re-invent itself... 1) before all the food begins to taste like my step mother in laws left-overs in her version of a supper club, and 2) before some developer sensing the lack of quality, knocks the place down and builds another condo complex on the spot... in order to reflect the true value of the square footage being wasted in this particular space

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

on a slow Wednesday lunch day the wait to get initial service was too long, then the wait to receive the food was too long, then the wait after dining took too long for the waiter to check back for the bill.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I have loved Wildfire for years, however tonight‘s experience left some things to be desired.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I enjoyed the food and experience

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