About Wildfire - Lincolnshire

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.

235 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch Saturday - Sunday: 11:15 am -2:00pm; Lunch Monday-Friday: 11:15am-4:00pm; Lunch Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm-2:00pm; Dinner Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-10:00pm; Friday: 4:00pm-10:00pm; Saturday 2:00pm-10:00pm; Sunday: 2:00pm-9:00pm. Closed Thanksgiving. Open Christmas Day.

Cross Street:
Aptakisic & Milwaukee

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(847) 279-7900

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:
Ample free parking lot as well as valet service.

Executive Chef:
Humberto Morales

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, 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 - Lincolnshire Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.3

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4.0

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (149)
Good for Birthdays (139)
Good for a Date (117)
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Good for Anniversaries (113)
Business Meals (87)
Good for Groups (78)
Great for Lunch (65)
Casual (60)
Worth the Drive (53)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Comfort Food (50)
Romantic (49)
Pre/post Theatre (49)
Bar Seating (48)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Fun (42)
Notable Wine List (42)
Happy Hour (36)
Cozy (35)
Hot Spot (33)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Authentic (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Gluten Free Options (19)
People Watching (19)
Seasonal (18)
Kid-friendly (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Healthy (12)
Disabled Access (12)
Late-night Find (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Great Beer (7)
Quick Bite (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
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Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The food for our group of 5 was all served as ordered in one trip . Great service and the manager was outstanding

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Been here many times and always good service but not on Sunday. Had ribs and was never offered bowl for bones or wet napkin for messy hands. Our server “disappeared”for long periods of time and nowhere to be found. I have never complained about anyone, but just had to this time!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

This was my first visit to Wildfire. I really liked the menu choices. The breads are very good. I could have made a meal with just the cornbread!
I had the Sunday Special which was a turke dinner. It was very good!
I plan to return and soon!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Spicy, Bar Seating, Fun, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Occasion was my Birthday, 75! Staff was great! personable, and helpful. Party of five and we each had something different. Everyone loved the food and had a marvelous time!

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter was great! The food was fantastic, we really enjoyed our visit.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I've been here dozens of times, and the food is always very good; no exception this time. My only "gripe" was our server was a bit abrupt, not unfriendly though. When we asked for gluten free menu, our server asked "why, does someone have a gluten allergy?" Um, none of your business, but, yes...Otherwise, everything was very good; in fact, I ordered the 10 oz. prime rib, and I actually thought it looked bigger than 10 oz. Not too fatty either. Filet with shrimp was decent, although filet was slightly overcooked, and tender, but not super tender like you'd expect from a filet.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

food not as good as it used to be (augratin specialty potatoes undercooked and crunchy), service was not good -- no attention until the check came to the table. prices the same as a good steak house -- go somewhere else.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We took a party of 8 to Wildfire to celebrate a birthday day and we lucky enough to be placed in the Bears room. It was awesome, perfect setting to enjoy each others company and the food was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

My second bad experience at this location within a two week span. Filet Medallions were raw in the middle both times, I reserved a booth and 4 of us were crammed into a small booth when there were at least 8 larger booths available, salads came before appetizers, dishes weren't cleared from the table at all, but beer glasses were taken away with no offer of bringing another beer. I love WIldfire, but will never visit this location again.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Always good. Never disappointed with the food or service.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Food, server staff great
Receptionist - excellent reason to NOT return

Had reservation for one. She sat me at bar. I can sit there anytime. But a table to relax and enjoy dinner would have been great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Non carpeted floor was a bit slippery in heels.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

I took my team out of our annual luncheon. Everyone enjoyed their food and the waiter was very attentive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Consistent. Friendly server. Great Creamed Spinach and Au Gratin Potatoes. Yummy cookie with homemade ice cream.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Happy Hour, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We have been members of leye for years I did not request my usual seating in the bar. the booths were all but one empty and they would not seat us in one. But it only got worse after that.
Our Waitress,was not at all engaged in taking care of us, "Kim" was her name. Our food was not hot .my friends drink was not good ,we sent that back. The crowning blow was we felt rushed ,she keep taking dishes with food and we were still eating. I have never ,never experienced a night out at WILD FIRE like this EVER. We both came home exhausted and very hungry. This was so unbelievable for Wild Fire. I am still in shock and it was only Monday.
Mary Fields.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wildfire used to be the go-to spot. It had great, high quality food and a good atmosphere. I've been there twice in two months and I have to say the food quality has gone down significantly. The salad lettuce was soft, not crisp, and not very cold. The ribs that were once fall off the bone were fatty. The steak trio had a piece that looked old and tasted the same. I didn't have a great food experience the last time I was there and thought we should try it again. Same experience. It's disappointing. Time to update the menu and food quality.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

while the food was excellent as is usual at Wildfire, the 45 minute wait past our reservation time was completely unacceptable and no reason or apology was given. We ordered an appetizer and the martini flight, both which took a long time to arrive at the table, with our meal being served less than 10 minutes later, even though we had ordered our entrees at least 10 minutes after the appetizer and drinks order was placed I feel as though we were being rushed through our meal since we didn't get seated until 9pm and the restaurant closes at 10

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Although we had a reservation, we weren't seated until 50 minutes after our reservation. They definitely overbooked. Once we did get seated, we were treated like royalty. They definitely made up for their overbooking by offering a free salad or appetizer, as well as giving us 5-star service. Unfortunately, there wasn't a fish I liked on the menu, so the fish I ordered didn't satisfy my desire. Other than that, I was very happy with the dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Casual, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Busy Saturday night, we had to wait about 45 min after our reservation to be seated, but there were a couple large private parties going on so no biggie. A manager acknowledged it immediately after we were seated and offered an appetizer on the house. They handled it well.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised to walk in the door at 5:45 and be seated immediately! We did have a 5:45 reservation but the waiting area was very full.
Our server was very energetic and helpful. We had mentioned we were celebrating 3 birthdays and she even brought 3 complimentary desserts.
We love the filet mignon Wellington that is only prepared on Saturdays and it was delicious as usual!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

They overbooked their reservations and we had to stand for 45 minutes in the entrance which was freezing. I think most reservations were running 30 minutes behind. Once they finally called our reservation they put us in a side room that was also freezing. The manager did apologize and offered a couple appetizers, but they really need to manage their reservations better.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a 5:45 reservation and we weren’t seated until 6:45

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wildfire never disappoints
Go for a “flight”
Sat in the bar, I like it in there compared to the dining room

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great birthday celebration for a friend. Always consistently good food. Service was exceptional!
Not easy to get a reservation unless you do it well in advance. Worth it!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was for our office birthday party . Had a great lunch and service . It is their favorite place to go to celebrate .

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Wildfire NEVER dissapoints. The service and food is never short of excellant.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our server was not attentive at all. Needed to ask for water refills, brought dessert tray but didn’t explain what anything was. Horrible experience. Feel restaurant has gone downhill

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wildfire is always good. Its consistency is one of its attributes. The menu offers great choices and the service is always good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Water was great. He was on top of his game and was friendly and personable. We also had plenty of food to eat.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

3 out of 4 steaks cooked incorrectly. Apps and drinks were good. Caesar-kale salad not as good as usual. Service was great. For $ 350 bill for 4 people, was not worth it due to 3 out of 4 steaks cooked incorrectly.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful food, and wonderful waitress Mary.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were at Wildfire Lincolnshire on New Year's Eve. All things considered, the food was really good and the bar where we had drinks earlier had great service. Putting a party of 2 (us) in a room with a 12 and 2 fours was likely not the best decision. The 2 fours and us seemed to struggle for the waitstaff attention (my glass of wine was forgotten until I had the opportunity to mention it 30 minutes later and our water glasses were empty). Overall I have had better experiences there so I would go back. Biggest plus was the bartender (female - Cassandra???) She was great with the service and great with the other customers at the bar, whether they were eating at the bar or picking up drinks.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A great night at Wildfire with wonderful food and outstanding service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wildfire is my top restaurant. However, this last visit the steak was awful. It had large chunks of fat, it was charred and cooked through-I asked for medium rare. I know it was NYE so it was busy, which is why I did not ask for another or complain to our waiter. It seems minuscule to complain about a steak, but when you pay that much for it, you expect way more. I was so excited for this meal and left throughly disappointed. I may return to Wildfire on a less busy night as I’m assuming the kitchen was getting overlooked on this busy night. In the meantime, I will enjoy making my own steak from Sunset foods-which are a fraction of the price, tender and of better quality than the one I was served. My suggestion is to go here on a ‘normal’ night and not when they are just trying to turn tables.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We are frequently at Wildfire but would not return on New Year’s Eve. Our reservation was not honored on time—1/2 hour late—and our waiter was completely inept. He spilled a glass of water on the table, and instead of getting the help from a bus boy, tried to mop it up with cocktail napkins. After we used all of our cloth napkins, we had to repeatedly ask for him to replace these. When he took our order, he took one of the six, then said he’d be right back. 20 minutes later,we flagged him down and asked him to take rest of our orders. Crazy. We wound up missing the movie we planned to see. He did bring a dessert to the table to make up for the service, but honestly, this was not adequate. Love Wildfire, but not on New Year’s Eve!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful early New Year’s Eve dinner. It was very crowded, of course, but that was not an issue.
Our waitress, Amanda O, was friendly and efficient, thus making our dining experience very pleasurable.
Kudos to Wildfire!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Happy Hour, Healthy, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Xlnt service from our server Amanda. For the first time ever my food was unsatisfactory.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love this place, great food and wonderful service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We are never disappointed with Wildfire. Love the filet medallions, everything was delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is always good here. There is a great staff of servers. My only complaint is that when I come for a daily special they often run out. This has happened the last few times I came for a particular meal. They have been on different nights and usually at a reasonable time. It's very disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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