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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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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

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4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (80)
Special Occasion (79)
Good for Birthdays (71)
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Good for Anniversaries (58)
Business Meals (57)
Romantic (47)
Good for Groups (44)
Casual (41)
Bar Seating (33)
Cozy (31)
Comfort Food (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Authentic (22)
Great for Lunch (20)
Happy Hour (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Fun (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Gluten Free Options (14)
People Watching (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Paleo Friendly (9)
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Sunday Lunch (9)
Seasonal (7)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 12 hours ago

Wonderful service & food for Thanksgiving.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Reservations were honored in a timely manner and the service and food were excellent. However the wine at $45 ( A 2016 Malbec) was very disappointing in taste.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nothing special and over priced for the food quality

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wildfire is our favorite steakhouse specifically for the prime rib but this time it wasn’t very good. There must be a new chef bc my husband ordered his medium and it was rare. I️ ordered the short ribs this time and they were good but my vegetables were over cooked. Maybe the kitchen is overwhelmed now since it has become more popular but I’m not really sure. The waiters were great as usual. We will go again but I️ hope it’s better next time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Server (Don) was fantastic. Food perfectly prepared. Wine selection and recommendations were terrific and surprisingly reasonable from a cost perspective. Highly recommended spot!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Used to be one our favorites. Had guests from out of town and thought it would be perfect. Appetizers late, steaks terrible. Disappointing. I’m not the only one, Restaurant not full in a Friday night. Should have known right then.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great!cjvkgkhkhkh

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I had very high expectations of this placed based on its stellar reviews and my expectations were exceeded. The food was delicious and very well prepared - chopped salad, New York Steak with blue cheese crust, enormous baked potato and an incredible flourless chocolate cake. Everything was beyond perfection. Very gracious and professional service by Sandy. We were only visiting Chicago but if I lived there, I would be a regular!

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wildfire wasn't bad. Service was actually quite good - attentive, good knowledge of the menu, professional. But the food was just...ok. Again, not bad, but nothing to write home about. I had a Caesar salad, which was pretty good. Ordered a filet with a side of broccoli. The filet was slightly overcooked (I ordered medium rare, and it came out closer to medium) and honestly didn't taste like it had been seasoned. I could tell it was a good cut of meat, but if you're a steakhouse, it seems like your steak should be the star of the meal, and not just not bad. I wouldn't tell anyone NOT to eat at Wildfire, because it wasn't a bad experience, and the prices were reasonable for the type of restaurant that it is. But there are so many really good steakhouses in Chicago, that I think I'll try somewhere else on my next trip.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love Wildfire because they are so consistent. I was not happy with the steaks this time. My husbands Porterhouse had no flavor and was tough and it was supposed to be Medium it was Medium well.

Mine was just ok again, no flavor. We were really disappointed since we have been coming here from years and know that we will get a good steak.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was amazing litterly to die for! You guys rock! I wish I could come everyday

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was a wonderful experience. Food was fantastic. Waiter was very friendly and courteous. Not too loud, even on a busy night. Did not like that the entrees came out while we were eating our appetizers after we specifically requested it to come out after, but that would not keep me from coming back. Great flights as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The halibut was great. And, best Pomegranate Martini ever! Great and attentive service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great waiter and great food. Can’t wait until we go back

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Steak was disappointing, overlooked. Au gratin potatoes came out cool and the replacement potatoes were hot but undercooked. More consistent food at the Lincolnshire location. Would not go to the downtown location again. Not the caliber of food one expects from Wildfire.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Delicious, authentic Chicago steak house. We chose this restaurant based on other open table reviews and they were spot on! The portions were huge, the steaks were easily in our top five best ever!!!Great ambiance. Would return again and highly recommend.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Wildfire has always been my go to place for special occasions. Unfortunately this time it was not. To start they said they forgot to order non alcoholic beer and we’re out. The 2 prime ribs that were ordered were raw. Would have sent them back but the waitress was no where to be found. They forgot our mushrooms as well. We felt rushed to place our order than the waitress disappeared once the food came

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. Salmon was dry, not flavorful and drenched in a terrible sauce to cover up the fact that is was over cooked and dry. Quality of salmon was inferior. Roasted vegetables seemed like leftover scraps that had been thrown together rather than prepared with purpose for presentation. I had noted in the reservation that it was for a birthday celebration. There was NEVER any acknowledgement of that by anyone.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I had asked for a quiet table, and we were seated right next to the open kitchen, which was very loud.
Lots of clanging of plates, dishes, etc. Lots of talk among the wait staff and bus persons, etc. The hostess said that was all she had at that time.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was the 1st restaurant I've had a reservation for & soon as I checked in they seated me at my table.... Food was great, staff was delightful, drinks were strong..... 👏🏽👏🏽

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food and service. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Healthy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My birthday celebration with family and friends

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Steak and salmon were absolutely fantastic, and cooked just right. Friendly and polite staff, lots of dessert options.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Loved this place! Food as very good and the atmosphere was great! Will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Katie was exceptional! The food was fresh, the drinks were flowing, and every one was very welcoming. Fun evening with the girls.

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