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Wildfire

#51 of 7,664 Restaurants in Chicago
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159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-3700 (LaSalle and Wells)
+1 312-787-9000
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Barcelona, Spain
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always on the lookout for that perfect steak? Yes, so am I. The service was a little over the top but the steak was basically to die for. If you want a classic American steakhouse then look no further than wildfire.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wildfire seemed like something out of a Chicago movie. A bit off the beaten path...perhaps just a bit dated, but warm and inviting...with a standard menu, but the food was well-prepared and the service was cool, but professional. We visited just after Christmas, so I have to admit the place was beautiful - decorated for the holidays. The evening was... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rumanian steak was super delicious. They have really cool wine flights to try different wines. The small salad was gigantic. Great service and super atmosphere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I had not been to Wildfire in a while, My company used to do a lot of company lunch and dinners in Chicago and the suburbs. They have a great private dining Lunch and Dinner menu. My last visit I met a friend for Happy Hour. The Happy Hour was a great idea. Full size portions at Happy Hour prices.... More 

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Brentwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wife and I wanted a nice restaurant to dine with our daughter and her husband. We had dined there when they got engaged, so it was time to return. Server was attentive but over bearing. She offered her suggestions at our request and they were well thought out. NY Strip melted in your mouth, the dinner size BLT salad was... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have eaten at other Wildfire locations and decided to have my Christmas Eve meal here. I was allowed to seat early and appreciated the attention from the junior staff, but my waiter was pretty busy and not as helpful as anticipated. Bread basket was plentiful and may have been the best part of the meal. The steak was overcooked... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Chicago and met up with friends who are local. Extensive menu and not at all busy. The turkey burger was great and served with a generous portion of roasted vegetables or fries. Our friends had the Angus burger and said it was very good.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Had a group of 10 Everyone had a great meal Steaks cooked perfectly Server was a little hesitant to separate checks for the 5 couples but did after a second request.

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The classic steaks and seafood menu is pretty expected, but they make everything well, and the steaks have some interesting crust options (though we didn't try any because we just like a good cut of beef). We came for a 50th wedding anniversary, and I was a little bummed that the wait staff didn't make a slightly bigger deal out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Everyone in my family loved the food they got. Every course was masterfully done and the service was top of the line.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-3700
    (LaSalle and Wells)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-9000
Description
Step back in time 60 years 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 quintessential 1940s supper club experience of Wildfire.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?