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Wildfire

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159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-3700 (LaSalle and Wells)
312-787-9000
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Step back in time 60 years to when going out for dinner meant something...
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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  • 293
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food at a good price

Let me start off by saying that I love the Wildfire! My husband & I had our 5th Wedding Anniversary Dinner there almost 6 years ago. I belong to a Girl's Night Out Club on my job. The restaurant for February was Wildfire. I personally like the Wildfire for their variety, service, atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2012
Sasassie
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Let me start off by saying that I love the Wildfire! My husband & I had our 5th Wedding Anniversary Dinner there almost 6 years ago. I belong to a Girl's Night Out Club on my job. The restaurant for February was Wildfire. I personally like the Wildfire for their variety, service, atmosphere, food, and most of all prices. I... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

we believed the waitress that the salad was their great claim to fame, it was a huge chopped salad without much taste or texture, my steak tips were tender, very little flavor for being drenched in bourbon. desserts were unappealing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews 150 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

My coworkers and I went for a dinner during the busy holiday season. The restaurant was beautifully decorated, but the food was just absolutely delicious. We all ordered an assortment of dishes and they were all beautifully prepared and delicious. I just wish they were open for lunch, but then again, it's probably a good thing since I'd weigh more... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I don't eat beef or pork and still have a scrumptious meal here! My hubbie loves the steaks and sauces. Every thing is great!

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Prophetstown, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Has a cozy feel. Wood and stone. One large square room where the middle section is sunken a bit. The kitchen is located in the same room - backed by large stone wall. The selections were great and the pricing reasonable. ...oh yeah ...the food and service was great too. I will go again - we live 100 miles away... More 

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chicago, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

great service great food, never a bad meal!! they offer everything from salads to fish, meat, chicken, great desserts. dress casual or nice, something for everyone!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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172 reviews 172 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Good bar service, wonderful choices including tasty salads to start. Expected a pretty filet mignon...wow!! It was excellent and cooked to perfection. The servers took their jobs seriously but with a smile. Love the place though it can be very busy. Oakbrook location.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Worth the wait, the food is great, my favorite are the trio filets with paremesan, horseradish and blue cheese topppings. Fish is good too, of course. Oh and great salads, and crab cakes....

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

This is chain place with good food. It's a little pricey but worth it for a nice night out or a nice meal on vacation. The service is good but the food is nothing special.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! We'll definitely be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-3700
    (LaSalle and Wells)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-787-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?