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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate with your sweetheart at Wildfire! We will be offering a special four-course Valentine’s Menu for Two that will be available Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 18 for $95/couple. Our regular menus will also be available. Reservations recommended.

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

ambience

4.4

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4.1

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (95)
Good for a Date (93)
Good for Anniversaries (80)
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Good for Birthdays (71)
Business Meals (58)
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Romantic (51)
Comfort Food (48)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Casual (38)
Cozy (33)
Bar Seating (31)
Great for Lunch (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Fun (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Authentic (17)
Seasonal (17)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Happy Hour (14)
People Watching (14)
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Kid-friendly (13)
Healthy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Great Beer (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Local Ingredients (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was decent. Service was slow. Had to ask for our wine multiple times. There was a waiter that was very angry and cussing every time he walked past us. I was very happy that we left my 7 year old at home. I would not have wanted him exposed to this waiter. It was very inappropriate.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Our food was very average tasting and we sent many plates back to be warmed up as they arrived room temperature. Very family friendly and attractive space

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·Dined 3 days ago

I have been to Wildfire a number of times in the past at all of the Chicagoland locations. Since I travel nationwide weekly for work and it had been a few years since i had eaten there last. I decided to take the family out to eat for my sons 18th birthday. I wouldn't say it was the worst experience but definitely not on par or anywhere near my previous experiences. Seating was tight and for some reason the waiters literally only chose to use the isle my daughter and I were sitting in. Constant bumping without regard. My daughter and mother ordered ribs. They were extremely tough and unflavorful. My son's steak as well as mine (NY strip) mediocre at best. My wife's meal seemed ok. Best part of dinner was our server, she was super great and helpful, the drinks which are always top shelf and the hostesses when we were initially arriving were great. Everything else, well just not the top quality experience I remembered.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Wildfire was an excellent choice. The service was exceptional and I do mean exceptional. Right off the bat, they were extremely aware of one diner’s gluten allergy because I mentioned it in my OT notes. They handled GF issues better than ANY restaurant I’ve seen yet. Every person starting with the hostess, including servers (Anna was absolutely great) and bartenders (we moved to the bar because we were originally seated between two large parties that arrived right after us, in the middle of the dining room, despite my quiet table preference, but we declined trying the booths on the edges). The food was excellent, in my case the NY Steak Alforno was flavorful and tender. Au gratin potatoes a bit cold. GF bread as a starter, wow. And quite the GF menu options, make it so easy to navigate the menu. My wife enjoyed the bison burger on GF bun (not the best bun in the world but it’s a gf bun and an excellent bison burger) and her baked potato was excellent and large. Very enjoyable experience!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and wonderful service. Steak was tender and cooked to perfection.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We went to Wildfire for our 34th anniversary. We were seated in a corner booth with nice privacy. The food and wine selections were great and the service was attentive without being overbearing. I’d highly recommend Wildfire. We will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

it was just so delicious i was so sad when there was no food left on my plate. the food was worth every buck i paid for it. most definitely was delicioso !

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Cold appetizer / bad experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Martinis were great! We were in a tiny booth and at the end of our meal, one of the servers stopped to pull the table out for my mom and I, making it easier to scoot out - nice touch. The valet team should open the door for guests though.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

A good time was had by all. Not one complaint. Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Date night with my husband.
We arrived 3 minutes early and the doors were locked. Another couple was waiting in the cold for management to open the doors. I was surprised as well disappointed they waited for the last minute to open the door

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love coming to Wildfire- i get the filet trio every time and it never disappoints! My boyfriend and i had a wonderful time as always.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wildfire-Chicago was absolutely fantastic. I had high expectations going in and they were exceeded. Some of the best steak I've ever had. We will definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I have been to Wildfire a number of times and have always had great service and food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had such a wonderful, relaxing evening. Paul C. was our server and he was absolutely awesome! He was very attentive and had a wonderful personality! The food was excellent and we look forward to visiting again!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (München)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We enjoyed the food and the service. Everything was very good - nothing out of the ordinary, but tasty, well-prepared steaks and seafood.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My party and I had a delightful evening at Wildfire. The steak was delicious. The service was attentive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Berlin)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything was perfect. Very nice waiter
Especially for New Year’s Eve

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was beautiful as always the waitress was super nice and didn’t charge us for an extra item on the menu. She was always there incase we needed service and my boyfriend fell in love with the steak.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our steak was lukewarm. We’ve loved this place many times but this one didn’t measure up to past.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been to Wlidfire on many occasions, we normally got to the Oakbrook location. This was our first visit to the Erie Street location. Although our service was great, the food was just OK. The obvious issue was our food was lukewarm, at best. But both the chicken and the ribs were very dry. This was new for us considering the number of times we have frequented Wildfire in the past. It was busy with New Years Eve, but no excuse.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to Wildfire on New Year’s Eve and it was very nice. The restaurant looked so pretty with lots of Christmas greens and white lights. The host/hostesses wore Happy New Year headbands. The food was excellent, very generous portions. I had the turkey dinner special. Very good!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was excellent, usually when I dine at the one in Chicago it’s mediocre at best. My favorite is Oakbrook, however they were booked for NYE. The prices downtown are $2 more for everything and the food is just okay. I also would like thank the manager for allowing us to change the reservation on such short notice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server was awesome ( I can't recall his name), but the food was sub par. Both me and my boyfriend's food came out lukewarm, and looked as if it had been sitting in the window too long. The food also didn't have any flavor. Our server was nice enough to recommend a second dish for my boyfriend and comp his initial meal (which he barely ate). I appreciated that. But I probably won't be back. I felt the cost of our meal and the commute wasn't worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good meal, tipical american place with a classy touch, reasonably priced, would come back again when in Chicago.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I went there for our 44th anniversary. I had noted that it was our anniversary when I made the reservation. The waitstaff was aware of that and gave us a free dessert. We found the waitstaff attentive without being intrusive. I did not particularly care for the cheese combination on the French onion soup, but I'm not so much of a cheese afficionado and my wife, who is, loved it. I had the bone-in ribeye. It was cooked exactly to my order and was excellent. My wife had the NY strip steak/lobster tail combo. It was the same. There was more to both than we could eat, but we took the residue home and had a couple of great steak sandwiches out of it. Food here is obviously pricey but they do their best to make it worth it and I think they succeeded. The ambiance is "steakhouse" - wood paneling, prints on the wall, etc. I did appreciate the lighting. It was subdued but you could still read the menus and see what you were eating without a problem, which is not always the case! Definitely on my list the next time I have a special event to celebrate.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Pork chops were fantastic..worth going back for them. My husband has some fish which he thought was delicious. only complaints we that Wild rice was tasty but cold and broccoli was flavorless. Server was willing to send rice back but I declined.
Great place for groups, families, business and casual dining. Not an upscale place. Staff exceptionally friendly, customer service oriented. Over all a nice experience.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very disappointed! Took our family here for dinner before the theater. We usually get excited for the delicious warm bread. The first sign was the marginal bread. They must have switched vendors- not the same. Martini was room temp (when I ordered extra cold), daughter’s fries, along with fish special were cold- like really cold. Sadly, after being pretty regular customers throughout the years, our family won’t be going back.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Christmas dinner before a show with my son...loved the atmosphere. Food was well above par...needed a larger variety of early breads and amount of serving re: medallions for the price wasn’t perfect, but I’d go back for the total experience downtown again without hesitation.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good experience.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great options for gluten free and they pay special attention to any food allergies.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We are out of town visiting. Came two years ago and was pretty good. This time no! Had to send a medium well steak back bc it was charred thru and the cut of meat seemed more on the choice side not prime. The sides were ho hum and had very little flavor. Will not come back.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

There are many exciting new restaurants in Chicago that are unpredictable. If what you want is authentic, predictable, and traditional, I recommend Wildfire over some other excellent steakhouses. I did not feel like I was wedged into an overstuffed room. I did not feel judged or hurried. There were no awkward service moments at my table, nor did I observe any at other tables. There were no problems with any of the food. I prefer a menu with unexpected items and an eclectic mix of cusines, but I would almost never recommend that kind of restaurant. Choose Wildfire for a night when you don't want any surprises, because that's exactly what it's for.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a great place to have a hearty meal! Great filet mignon! Server Rodrigo was awesome!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Chop salad is a favorite; salmon was excellent however the ribs were dry. Overall it's a great place and will be going back next time we are in Chicago.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The best word I could use, after a great experience several weeks prior, is disappointing. Food was rushed. Barely started my salad when the severely undercooked steaks arrived including a comment by the server who acknowledged that that was fast. One steak was very undercooked. My steak was poorly trimmed having a noticeable silverskin showing which made the filet tough to cut and was also undercooked. After being sent back they were only slightly better. For the prices charged, the quality should have been better, though the waiter did what he could. He was the shining part of this meal.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Each Christmas season, my wife and I take our two grown daughters and grandson, all from out of town, up to Chicago from Valparaiso. This time in searching Open Table, I believed I found the right combination for our group - great food, gluten free options for my wife, signature martinis for my daughters, food choices for a teenager, and good ambience, all for reasonable prices. We were not disappointed with my choice. We were seated promptly. Our waiter could not have been attentive. My wife and I agreed that our Parmesan crusted cod was out of this world and my daughters’ filets were perfect. The desserts hit the spot including my wife’s gluten free flourless chocolate cake. We all agreed that this Chicago outing was one of our best meals we have had in Chicago. Our bill for dinner and drinks was $300. We will come back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

In comparison to the Wildfire location in Oak Brook, the Chicago location is just okay. I have to point out that it was Christmas Eve and it was a late dinner, perhaps that is why the service wasn't great. I reserved a table for 8, waited 15 minutes for a server to greet me, then another 10 minutes for the server to return with water, then came back 10 minutes later to take drink orders, then the drinks arrived 20 minutes later. The server even decided to take our food orders before I received my drinks. Our reservation was for 8pm and we received our food at approximately 9:40 pm. The filet mignon was supposed to be medium well, turned out very well. Two of us ordered the chicken entree, it was extremely dry. We left feeling highly disappointed in the food and service. If you want to go to Wildfire, choose the Oak Brook location. The food there is consistent and the servers are on point.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was good and so was the food. Maybe it was because of the holiday (christmas eve) it was very tight , barely enough room to walk between tables. The noise level was such that you could barely have a conversation. A little more breathing room would have been nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a wonderful meal - food was wonderful, prepared just right, timely, service was excellent, dining room had real Christmas feel to it, wish we had a Wildfire close to where we live!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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