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

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Gather your friends and family and dine at Wildfire Lincolnshire on Christmas Day. We will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., serving our dinner menu all day, in addition to daily specials. Reservations are 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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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (154)
Good for Birthdays (140)
Good for Anniversaries (130)
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Good for a Date (114)
Business Meals (87)
Good for Groups (78)
Casual (75)
Great for Lunch (72)
Romantic (60)
Pre/post Theatre (56)
Comfort Food (50)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Worth the Drive (49)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Notable Wine List (47)
Bar Seating (45)
Fun (39)
Cozy (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Hot Spot (34)
Happy Hour (30)
Sunday Lunch (24)
People Watching (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Kid-friendly (21)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Healthy (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Gluten Free Options (16)
Authentic (15)
Seasonal (14)
Great Beer (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Disabled Access (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Quick Bite (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Live Sports (3)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

The salmon was excelent, however my daughters fillet mignon was burnt on the outside, while she ordered a medium. Everything else was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Their service is wonderful We go there at least
2-3 times a month and always enjoy our meal.
Go there for special occasions also. You can never
Go wrong going to Wildfire.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

We have celebrated our anniversary so many times at wildfire. And we attend wildfire on none special occasions as well. Amanda our waitress really made the night special for us. She was exceptional, courteous, efficient, and just one pleasant person. We are grateful Amanda was our waitress that evening.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was great, however because we had the worst waiter, it took forever to get. My gluten free bun was cold. The food took forever but was tasty. Desserts took at least 20 minutes to get to us. The waiter ruined the surprise to my son and mentioned his birthday. From the beginning this waiter was the worst. Intrusive and annoying.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Waitstaff and food were excellent l! Thank you very much!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Delicious experience with excellent service. We had seafood and steaks, as we always do, with sides of mashed and augratin potatoes and creamed spinach. Everything was very well prepared. Plan to return soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Our server was fantastic - very attentive and helpful, the food was very good - though our baked potatoes were just slightly under done but overall the meal was terrific. We liked the option of having a 1/2 size dessert to share as well. And we'd love is creme brulee was on the dessert menu regularly (it wasn't the night we were there).

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fantastic service with Natalie. Really good food and a reasonable value in a solid atmosphere. In my view a "go to" spot for many different kinds of occasions. And Lettuce points to boot.

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We came for a leisurely lunch on a Friday. We are frequent diners at Wildfire. It is one of our favorites restaurants. The gluten free options are fantastic! Our server (I wish I had gotten her name) was just great. But... this was the second time at lunch recently that the timing by the kitchen was way off. It took over 30 min to get our apps then our entrees arrived about 5 min later. The first time this happened a few weeks ago we thought it was just one of those days, but same issue, twice in a row is worth a mention. Other kitchen errors this visit included my dressing not being served on the side with my salad and a long brown hair in my husbands mashed potatoes. We hope that the management reads these reviews and takes note.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

5 of us met for lunch, and I believe everyone was quite pleased with their meal choice. When I first made the reservation, I specified a quiet area because 3 of us are hard of hearing. When we arrived, the music was loud, and we did ask for it to be turned down, and it was turned down a little. This, I feel, is a problem in many restaurants. I have food allergies, so the wait staff pays attention to that. I believe our server was Max, and he was excellent. This was not my first time there, dining in, and have always had very good food. When I worked in the area, I enjoyed carry- out lunch many times. One of the major things I really appreciate that Wildfire has done, is when they give you your receipt, the suggested tip amounts in various percentages is there. Most restaurants provide that on their receipt, however Wildfire does it correctly. The tip percentage is based on the sub total, not including the tax. I do not pay a tip on tax, and I've even written that on prior receipts. Overall, the music was too loud, but great food, and great service - I'll definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We went to wildfire for the Thursday night special dinner—roast duck. Although we arrived by 7pm, the “special” was already unavailable. Our server told us that only 15 duck dinners were available that evening. Our second choice, the turkey burgers, took over an hour to be served. The restaurant offered us nothing in compensation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We were seated near the kitchen, the already noisiness was even more noisy. We asked to be seated in another area, that was no problem. Flatware was dirty--water spots. Not a place to care on a conversation, background music and energy in the room made that difficult. Had lamb chops, very good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

With the exception of dessert taking too long, dinner was excellent, and it was excellent having my three kids there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had the Prime Rib, cooked to perfection. Service was equally as good. Always is!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is always delicious.
The service is hit and miss. Our apps took forever to come out.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

So disappointing. Have dined there for years, but this time the service was horrible and the food just mediocre. The most frustrating thing was we decided to share this with the restaurant manager, and he could not seem to care less. Won't be going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A friend and I were going to see a show at the Marriott Lincolnshire and decided to do Wildfire for dinner beforehand. Since the show was at 8, I made the reservation for 6:15 (they didn't have 6 available), which I figured would give us plenty of time since the theatre is only about 5 minutes away. Well, despite getting there at 6:15 on the dot, we did not get seated until after 6:30, which basically meant no time for appetizers or desert, which is too bad, because having been at other Wildfire locations, I know that their deserts are great. To speed things up, we ordered an appetizer as a side dish with the meal and that was a good compromise. I had the NY Strip and my friend had the Porterhouse, and they were both excellent. Our appetizer side was the bacon wrapped scallops, which were also fantastic. We would have loved to stay for dessert, but since we finished eating around 7:30, figured we did not have the time, so we got the check and left. Our waiter was very professional, when we told him we were in a bit of a hurry, he made sure to bring everything out quickly, yet we never felt rushed. The pacing of the meal was great, it's just too bad we couldn't have been seated at the time we had the reservation for. I'll definitely go back but probably not as a pre-theatre dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had excellent food, and our server was outstanding!

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

always a great experience at Wild Fire! Went for my fiancées birthday and had a great experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Disappointed. Have dined at Wildfire many times but this one was worst. Caesar salad with watery, poor tasting dressing. My fish was over-cooked. Dining partner sent food back to be re-done: “blackened” preparation had no taste. Second try was better. Server inattentive at times, condescending at others. Apparently got annoyed with us, never offered dessert menu. Lots of other steak and seafood options in the area. I will choose others next time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice place with very good food and good service. They do maximize the table usage to accommodate highest numbers of guests. Not bad but a little cramped

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The constant back and forth with staff and carry out is a lot. It is very loud also. This use to be one of my favorite places to eat either I don't recall all of this or it has changed a lot. Food was over cooked but tasted good. The manager was very accommodating.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We dine here very often because it is always a good time.
The food is good and the service is good and reasonably price for this type of restaurant.

Baked Onion soup, shrimp and crab bisque are excellent, and my choices for dinner our salmon and ribs. Don’t forget the wildfire chopped salad.
You could choose apple pie or key lime pie and won’t be disappointed.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I had been to this restaurant for my b-day 3 years in a row, with friends and family one time and with family only the other times. I was never disappointed with the quality of food, services and friendliness of personnel. I gladly recomment it to all friends and co-workers.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This’s really good restaurant. We enjoyed the delicious steaks.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was luke warm. Steak was undercooked. French fries were sogey. Beer glass not rinsed well as beer poured in was immediately flat.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthdays the birthday desserts at the end was nice, although the service overall was slow and disjointed. My expectation is for lunch service to be somewhat quick (hour to hour and a half) whereas this one took 2 hours.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always good food and usually service. Our waiter wasn't particularly attentive that night for whatever the reason. Unusual here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wildifre is one of our favorites and we carry out frequently. We were disappointed that our service was subpar while we celebrated our anniversary. Our server disappeared for periods of time and was not attentive. Another server took care of us for the first 20-25 minutes of our dinner. The food is always great and despite the poor service, we will be back for carry out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food and service are always consistent. The quality is always excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 7, 2017

As a frequent diner at Wildfire I have nothing new to add. I love this place!
The food is good, the servers are good especially Dawn and Carston.
I think Wildfire is a great place to dine. A little up scale while still being casual and not too pricey.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always the perfect meal.great food great service.great atmosphere

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I do not eat pork chops very often as too often these taste 'gamey' to me, really doesn't matter where I order them, or even if I make them at home. However, am in love with the mushroom crusted pork chops on the Wildfire menu. They are just fantastic and never gamey--highly recommend this dish, better than the steaks! Wildfire has maintained a consistency and quality of food for many, many years which is why I always returned to it again and again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Won't go back again. Use to go regularly but not any more. The food quality has gone down. It's loud and tables are cramped too close together. For the 3rd visit in a row they were out of their daily special by 6:30pm. One person in our party got the scallops and they did not taste fresh. There are better Lettece Entertain You options for us to start using.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

4 of our dinners were very good- my one son ordered a black bean burger, which he has had there before. This time it was burnt. I wished he had mentioned it earlier in our dinner so we could have sent it back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved the food. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was warm.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a reservation for 8:30 and still had to wait over 30 minutes. What’s the purpose of making a reservation when you have to wait the same time as a person without a reservation.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Saturday night was very crowded, very noisy, a lot of commotion, even with reservations waited 30 min. Had,steaks which were good but not great and very expensive. Not a good date place most tables were large not easy to connect with other person. Bill for 2 with 3 glass of wine and one desert and 2 steaks and tip was $180. This was the most expensive date price this year and it didn't feel good as other places I have. Been to. Not bad, but not as good as its reputation, you will definefely find better along Milwaukee Ave.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

So bad it could have been from a movie. 30 minute wait with an 8:15 PM reservation for a table for 2, not 6 or 12, but 2. Comped an appetizer. Waiter took our order and came back once to say the food was almost ready - but it wasn't . Waited 45 minutes for a hamburger and a salad. The fries were disgusting greasy and limp. Yuk. Manager said it would be no charge, but not the most pleasant way to spend two hours!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Disappointed that our call to say we would be late to our reservation was cancelled. Why bother if the staff doesn't care

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching, Business Meals
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