Permanently Closed - Wildfire Steakhouse Waterloo

4.2
308 reviews
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. At Wildfire Steakhouse and Wine Bar, we have a passion for great food, exceptional wine and good company. Our dishes are all prepared custom to order with only the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re having a romantic evening, a family celebration or a corporate meeting, we strive to create a custom experience for each guest to create lasting memories. Our motto has always been one guest at a time.



In addition to our perfectly grilled steaks that are seasoned with our own house blended spices, we offer a wide range of appetizers, entrées and desserts to please any palate.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(226) 647-6668
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar-Waterloo can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Dining Room Manager: (844) 286-9112
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Cross street
William St
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.3
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PC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our time-great service-nice menu. Had a nice celebration meal. Would return.

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all I booked my reservation online and it was immediate ,booked during the day for that night and no problem. The steak that we had was amazing quiet possibly the best steak I've had to date ! Thanks wildfire I will be back !!!

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot for lunch especially with the windows open onto King Street. Service was top -notch. Food was very tastly and generous enough to take-home for another meal.

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EH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have chosen this restaurant for my birthday dinner for the past 2 years and I look forward to my future birthday dinners here. The food is delicious, they accommodated to my request for seating and the service is great.

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Sadly i was a little disappointed with this place. The portions where very little for the amount of money they charge. My friend steak was under cooked she asked for medium rare and she got rare. The atmosphere was nice beautiful decor but lighting is very dim and why don't you have gravy??? Overall i would not go back to this restaurant over priced for very little food i left hungry 🙁

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W
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but service was a somewhat slow for restaurant which was not busy. This was a business dinner so service needs to be attentive without smothering:

- Cocktails took longer then average for a bar which was not at all busy
- Appetizers took much longer than average to be served but were good
- Bread was not made available as a starter. This is always a sign of venue trying to cut back
- Entrées arrived at a good time after appetizers completed and were good
- Waitress forgot a cocktail for someone wanted seconds

Business dinner took 2.5 hrs for 6 people which is too long. Should be 2 hrs.

In summary, good food experienced by all but slow service. Include bread as a starter if you don't want to look chincy!

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

We had an amazing meal with great service but the noise level was so high we couldn't speak to each other. I actually felt like I was in a cafeteria. I will have to think hard whether I will return to the restaurant again. It is a shame as we really enjoy the food.

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JE
Puerto Vallarta
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Ordered steaks - mine was a filet. Little over spiced for me - and a little more done than I had ordered. My husbands steak was a little underdone. The service was excellent. Found it a little overpriced for what we ate.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time there and very impressed. We shared our mains, so we had only one steak knife. That was no problem as the steak was so tender that I could easily cut it with my butter knife.

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j
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

3 attempts at a steak and just ate a burnt one so I wouldn’t have any more issues

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was fabulous and the service was outstanding. Would recommend to anyone.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful date night. Great wine selection . The seafood pasta was fantastic and the tomahawk steak was nice and rare. Just the way I like it

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DY
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Calamari arrived cool not even warm. Putanesca sauce was very good. Scallop appetizer was good. Beet salad had 8 small beet rounds and 3 shriveled pieces of "shaved" fennel. Tuscan kale was old tough pieces that are close to the stem. Flank steak excellent. Waitress was funny engaging and quick with service

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HT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We do love Wildfire. The staff are excellent from the moment you walk through the door. We buy coupons at Costco $100 for $80.00. A deal right off. There are great food choices for all types of diets and pallets. The Calemare Fritte are my favourite with their rendition of Caesar Salad a close second. They make a great white sangria and an excellent Caesar with lots of beer choices also.
A great evening!

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DE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Restaurant was quiet, service was good and the pace was great for a special occasion. Gives you the opportunity to socialize with your party instead of feeling like they just need to turn the table. Food was very good as well!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was generally very good. Wait times were on the slow side. Server was very pleasant and welcoming. Caesar and caprese salads were very good. Steaks were well cooked.

Pasta with pesto had WAY too much olive oil.
Risotto was too al dente.

We were celebrating two birthdays. As a future enhancement, you should consider a complimentary dessert of some sort for those celebrating birthdays.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Slow service
Food okay
Mixed up bill but corrected when I brought it to their attention
Overall ok but probably not returning any time soon

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous staff and I've never had a Cesar salad so good.

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JG
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Appetizer came quickly, then we waited at least another hour before our meals came.
Far too long with no explaination as to why so long.

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AP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I wrote to Wildfire to let them know our disappointment. The service was poor. Waited 1.5 hours between our starter and main. We thought they forgot about us!! When the food arrived it was mediocure. We were celebrating a birthday and we were not offered anything to celebrate it with. We have been here once before and will not be returning.

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DR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family brought me here for my birthday. Excellent service and fantastic food! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants a great steak and romantic atmosphere!

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OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was terribly slow and room was almost empty. Waiter was not really friendly and had to ask for water/drink refills.
The biggest issue was time we had to wait for order to be taken and 45 minutes to get our lunch items after order taken. Simple lunch items need not take that long. When booking, it always asks if special occasion and yet nothing was said by server. What is the point of asking if no one acknowledges. Gift bags on table is a big clue for waiter to acknowledge.
Simply a disappointing visit.

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall decent 2nd experience, first was better. Slow service and others in party had over cooked steaks. Took too long to get food to bother with complaining about the over cooked steak, just wanted to eat at that point.

Cheers

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MS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I'm sorry to rate the restaurant so low but the overall experience was very poor. We made a reservation online for 7:30 pm, got there 5 minutes late. Were told our table would be a few minutes - not a big deal. An hour later we were seated - not cool! Then our food was another hour and we had to ask for drinks as the server "ran" by. We had to leave by 10:00 pm so we had to eat very quickly and the food was not it's normal standard. The owner came by a few times to apologize and we could tell they were under staffed due to people calling in sick (or whatever their excuse was) because the owners were running around like crazy. We will give the restaurant another try because we have liked it in the past. A note to their staff.....unless you are REALLY sick step up and show up to work!

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SF
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

A body told me about this place ! Very happy to have dinne at you place!

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Prices are very high. Portions are small. Not great value.

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LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Companion had seafood and I had steak; food and service was great until the end when we had to wait quite a while for the bill. Marred an otherwise excellent experience.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Conversation friendly environmetnt with fabulous tasting food - well worth the wait.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff met us at the door and showed us to our table immediately upon arrival. Our waiter was very attentive and handled our orders without any issues. All in all the four people in our party enjoyed our meal immensely and will certainly recommend Wildfire to our friends and relatives.

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D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Ordered a medium filet which came rare. Sent back to reheat and came back burnt. Wife ordered lobster tails which came cold. No side plates for bread. Had to ask for bread specifically. Peppercorn sauce was too salty. Son's girlfriend has a weak jaw and asked for vegetables to be cooked extra soft but came crunchy so she couldn't eat them. Will never return. Better steak options at the Keg and Charcoal at similar price. At least the manager came and apologized for the poor quality food.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Item wanted was not on menu but restaurant was very accommodating.

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JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

just a family meal out. The restaurant was empty at 630 on a Thursday. Our server was very friendly and gracious but every question we asked, she had to go ask someone else for the answer. We sat at 6:30, our appetizer (A cheese plate) came out at 7:00. not sure how it takes 20 minutes with no other orders. Our mains then didn't arrive until 7:55?! I'm a restaurant manager so I may be more critical than most, but also understanding of the circumstance. Our order (med rare steak, tuna salad, burger, chicken fingers) ranged from good to excellent regards to flavour and presentation but not even on a busy night should it take even half that amount of time. We had to cut the meal short to get the kids to bed. The owner was wandering around and was very polite, but he really needs to be hustling the kitchen a bit. Also, when the bill arrived, i was a little shocked to see a balance of $160 for two kids, two adults, no dessert and only one glass of wine. The food was good but these prices were astronomical! Also there was some tinny AM rock music playing in the background that was totally wrong for the dining room.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Someone took a drink order. 10 minutes later drinks arrived. Beer was flat. My husband went up to the bar, fixed his beer after waiting another 5-7 minutes where no one came. Our waiter was not attentive, did not check to make sure our meal was good, etc. At the end offered us everything under the sun to upgrade ( desserts/ coffee etc) we declined. We ordered 53.00 steak- it was thin, not worth the cost. He brought interac machine- we paid- in the meantime he had left and we never saw him again. He didn't return to thank us/ say good evening etc so we left machine on our table and left. Disappointed mainly with the service not the restaurant itself. The atmosphere is lovely inside.

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KK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice evening at Wildfire. My only complaint is that the cauliflower puree was a little too spicy and my rib steak at too many peppercorns sprinkled over it (and the menu did not indicate that they were covering it with crushed pepper or I would have asked them not to do that). Service was good and the carrot cake was lovely.

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KC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wildfire never fails to impress. Service is always 5 Star. Food was great and many enjoyed the vegetarian options, not a bad review considering they are a steakhouse. Enjoy a great experience and choose Wildfire Waterloo.

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere was warn and cosy, friendly staff. Disappointed it would take 45 minutes for the rib eye steak. I decided to order a different steak. My wife enjoys a pina colada drink but it could not be made because of no blender. Overall, we enjoyed the meal.

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N
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Third visit for us with high expectations. Service level was poor compared to previous two visits. Our server may have had too many tables. She was good the last time so hopefully our next visit aligns to the expectations we have for this restaurant. Food is simply fantastic.

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JG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, weren’t many people there on Fri night was odd. Would recommend though try it out steak was very tasty

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O
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

My steak was way too salty, when I told them they were very surprised and very nice about it and my meal was taken off the bill, but it put me off all the same.

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JS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The opportunity to dine here was because my son had purchased certificates at Costco as a Christmas present. Sorry we took so long to get there but it was worthwhile.

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L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Near the end of the meal, I think our server forgot about us. He went by our table many times before bringing our bill and even longer to pick up our credit card. After we had our coats on for 5 mintes or more we were finally able to pay our bill. There was only the two of us, so I guess we were not important.

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