Wildfire - Glenview

4.6
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$30 and under
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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.

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4.6
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4.5
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites and ALWAYS a good choice! Can’t go wrong.

BM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Disappointed
We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary which was communicated to the staff when we made our reservation. There was no mention of it and no special recognition. Not sure I will frequent a lettuce entertain you restaurant in the future.

A
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always like going to Wildfire for special occasions and my first time going to this location. Just like every Wildfire location, it was delicious, a pleasant experience, and a place I will come back to again.

C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love to go there for my birthday and other celebrations. Always great food and service.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate our birthday’s and Wildfire delivered. Great food and great service. Not as busy as normal due to what is going on in the world but you could also tell attention to detail was everywhere with cleaning. Always a favorite of ours and we will be back.

OT
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops and crusted cod were both great! Also the chopped salad was good too.

BK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can never go wrong here. Steak and fish always fantastic. Had a newer server who was excellent. Just love this place.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders Chris and Lupe are the best! We typically eat at the bar and always enjoy it!

V
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Mary Moore was fantastic. She let us have a nice pleasant evening without feeling rushed. Two of us had the pistachio encrusted cod special that was very good. And another person who is gluten-free had the Branzino from the gluten-free menu. Mary brought out a beautiful dessert for our friends birthday. Great evening

E
Chicago
471 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a terrific meal here! Interesting cocktails (the Lemontini was awesome!) A side Xaesar was enough for two and was excellent. My wife’s 8 coconut shrimp was more than she could handle and delicious. My tuna teriyaki was like multiple bites of high quality sashimi and unbelievable! Good selection of wines too. Service was terrific, prices were moderate, and we’ll be back soon!

b
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is consistently good. Service was outstanding and help made this week’s Wednesday dinner more enjoyable.

SD
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great host, great waiter, superior food.

SO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great. Had food delivered promptly and correctly.

d
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Normally a good experience, this meal was not. The food was fine, but we were seated right near a busy kitchen and bus station and could barely talk over the noise of dishes. Additionally, when we were seated, it was next to a half wall where the kept the dessert tray. I asked it be moved and it was but I continually had to tell staff not to put it back there. Finally at the end of our meal, I let it go. Meanwhile, when we got home, we noticed food residue from something on that wall on one of our coats. A very unenjoyable experience that supersedes any of the food.

KG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and our server was great. Wildfire is one of my favorite places and this time did not disappoint.

MM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! We appreciated the kids menu, more extensive than most. The service was attentive and our waiter was able to explain any menu questions. He recommended my wine, which I enjoyed every much. Overall, a lovely evening.

RF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Food cooked perfectly. A bit noisy.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very good!!!

NM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was impressed from the service provided. I had a reservations and when I arrived, haven't wait at all because our table was reserved. Service was great, really impressed. It is a little expensive, but it worths the quality.

m
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and offers a wide variety. Pleasant staff and nice atmosphere.

AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service was great. But that back finding room lacked the feel and ambience of the restaurant and why I come to Wilfire. Tables close together with little decorations. I would not come again for a birthday or special occasion and sit in the back room

J
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We had a 5:30 reservation with a request for the Savoy Room but not exclusive to. Dinner with our 4 yr old grandson. We requested a table do to the fact my husband is quite uncomfortable in a booth. We waited until 5:50 to be seated and then it was in a booth! We talked to the hostess several times, incredulous that there were no tables. She escorted us to a table in the very last room next to the emergency door. I said no absolutely not.
We have been dining with Lettuce Entertain You restaurants since the early 70’s. We love LWoods and Wildfire the most. We have had wonderful experiences. Sharing birthdays, anniversaries and holidays and just plain old family dinners. Going with our grandson is the most special.
So seems to take your name, check your reservation and then tell you to stand ‘over there’ while they check the next people in. After that, you feel invisible. Always looking to see if the hostess will apprise you of the situation. But no, we are the ones that had to keep asking what was going on. 20 minutes seemed like 40!
We are not complainers nor are we looking for a gift card. We are good tippers and are always happy to choose Wildfire as our destination for dinner. We come early and are conscious of staying too long. We know others are waiting and servers need to turn over they’re tables.
With all that said, I feel like we were treated poorly by young staff who seemed to dismiss our requests. Our waiter was extremely nice but my dinner was cold and my grandson’s cheeseburger was so well done and crispy that we had to stop at McDonalds on the way home for a Happy Meal!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Delicious.

f
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great cocktails! Definitely worth returning

R
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good but not as great as it used to be. Bread used to be well presented and warm. Now you get unpresentable pieces that are ice cold.

All else is just okay.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son in town from college, met with family to visit!

GF
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Not a great experience. The steak and potatoe ( that's all you get for $35 ) were good but my plate looked empty before I started eating. This is a very loud restaurant due to the cramped tables. A loud group of women behind us just topped the evening off. This restaurant has a reputation for good food but if you've got a big appetite and enjoy a nice quiet dinner try Culvers.

CS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Steak wasn’t cooked right the first time. Also it wasn’t hot. But I’m heading back tomorrow for a friends birthday. Hope it’s better!

MF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We go to the Wildfire in Lincolnshire about once a week. We rarely go to the one in Glenview. There were 5 of us and my order came out wrong. A guest ordered a small salad and a shrimp cocktail as a main course and they both came out together.

The worst was when the server brought us 4 deserts and told us that they were from Scott, the Manager, who none of us knew. WE found that very strange. We thanked him on our way out and all he said "You're welcome".
We found out the next day that they were bought and paid for by a friend who was there at the time, and was curious why we never acknowledged his gift. WE now know why. Tremendously embarrassing. So many chances to get this right and correct the error and no one on staff did, including the Manager.

We'll stick with our tried and true Wildfire in Lincolnshire, which is fabulous.

JH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

e
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Wildfire never disappoints.

MM
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Wildfire. It was a busy Saturday night. We were seated promptly with my reservation and request to be in the main room was honored. The Food was delicious as always. The service was also exceptional. I indicated on my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and without any prompting our server brought a dessert with a candle as a surprise. Dinner was simply delightful. We will be back.

DM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wildfire always delivers. Tremendous staff and the food is always great.

MB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Delicious

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A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bone-in ribeye was cooked perfectly. The server gave us time to relax and did not rush our order.

BE
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WIldfire is always a great place to entertain clients.

TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wildfire is always on point. The food and service excellent and love the vibe!

VG
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful and memorable Birthday celebration at Wildfire - Glenview.
The atmosphere, food and service were perfect! Myron was our wonderful server. We will definitely seek him out on our next visit. Enjoy!

E
Chicago
471 reviews