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The Chicago Firehouse

1401 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (The Loop)
(312) 786-1401
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Ranked #436 of 8,194 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: The Loop
Cross street: 14th Street
Transit: Michigan Avenue Bus - #4, #3, #1, #12 CTA Red Line Train, CTA Orange Line Train, CTA Green Line Train - Roosevelt stop
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Portland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Was in Chicago attending a large convention and had the opportunity to dine twice at the Chicago Firehouse. Seafood Appetizer, Filet and Grilled Asparagus the first night and the Ribs and Polenta the second were both amazing. They also serve a great Oregon Pinot Noir. Their wine cellar was great for a group dinner and the booth was cozy for... More

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Morgantown
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great Calimari, Lobster bisque, and seafood pasta, it was so good I went back the next night and had the exact same thing

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Jackson, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The food was DELICIOUS!!! The mood was great for a romantic dinner. Our waiter was a little strange but he knew his stuff about food! His recommendations were spot on & we loved our food!!

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

As we kick-off our campaign to restore civility to fine dining, we can think of no better place to start than The Chicago Firehouse. Recently, we entertained a large and international group of business guests there, and everything was perfect. As the hosts, we were able to relax and to enjoy our company, instead of worrying about whether folks were... More

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Winnetka, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

So surprised by how mediocre this restuarant is. the bar area is beautiful and there is some seating there. when we first arrived they sat us in the room adjacent which has no ambience whatsoever. it felt like a stuffy old hotel dining room. the hostess did agree to seat us in the bar area when we asked to move.... More

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Holland, Ohio
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127 reviews 127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We were invited to a family gathering at the Chicago Firehouse and were put with our party of 20 in the basement wine cellar. A great surprise as the atmosphere in this old fire house is awesome, the staff went out of their way to make our party a big success and the food was very good. I'd for sure... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We liked the location a lot and got a nice tour from the hostess and I can imagine it'd be a great location in the summertime to people watch. We had cocktails, appetizers, and dinner. The menu and drinks are a bit pricey, but overall all of the food was quite good, however one of my family members ended up... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

When my boyfriend and I was making plans to come up here we wanted to try at least one ritzy restaurant and after reading the reviews on this place we decided to try it out and it was a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE experience..... One thing they messed my steak I ordered a boneless steak with blue cheese crusted I got... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
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132 reviews 132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I came here for a business lunch and had a nice experience. Service and food were very good. I liked the decor and feel. A little pricey for what you are getting would be my only complaint.

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Henderson, Kentucky, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We were great by a nice hostess that gave us a tour of the restaurant and its history as an old firehouse. The tables were right on top of each other, but the food was delicious.

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