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The Chicago Firehouse

1401 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (The Loop)
(312) 786-1401
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Ranked #450 of 8,285 Restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $20 - $80
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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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74% Recommend
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English first
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We had a great dinner and wish I'd had a steak because I bet they're great! Loved the building inside and out... cool ceiling.. firepole .. comfortable uncrowded seating. The service was fabulous.. attentive.. readily gave recommendations and made accommodations for special requests. Loved the Lobster Mac and Cheese... as for the Creme Brulee.. I'm more of a purest and... More

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A client brought me here for dinner. He told me he was taking me to a "hot" place - he likes his puns. The building is very cool and it's great that they left the architecture as original as possible. Noel was our waiter and he was great... and very honest in his assessments of what to order. I travel... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Our party of six enjoyed an outstanding meal at the Chicago Firehouse. Food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. Our evening began with a round of well-made cocktails, most coming from the menu. Appetizers were excellent and not the usual boring fare. Entrees were terrific and the steaks were among the best in Chicago. Our server was knowledgeable and extremely... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife ,son and wifes friend ate here on a monday. The old firehouse is cool. I had filet oscar. Steak great, crab meat was a bit fishy. Cooked perfect. My son had new york strip which was cooked perfect also and he really enjoyed. My wife had the 3 filet medallions which 2 were cooked perfect one not done... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The service was good and not rushed and overall everyone enjoyed their meal. I think my salmon fillet was little on the small side which my colleagues did remark on but it tasted lovely. Good wine selection and decent quality tablecloths.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Celebrated my wife's birthday here ... excellent meal ... excellent drinks ... excellent service ... my favorite was the Large Seafood Appetizer (we had a group of four diners) ... This shellfish extravaganza was served on ice ... in a bowl about 2 feet in diameter. We shared a dessert ... because that was all we had any room left... More

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Tappan, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A wonderful and beautiful ambiance that should not be missed. The Sunday brunch is something you should experience. Good food and excellent service. It is a dining experience.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Chicago Fire House has one of the best atmospheres for any occasion in Chicago. The steaks were absolutely wonderful, and the service was outstanding. I will visit every time I come to Chicago.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a classic statehouse atmosphere in a classic building. The location is convenient for the hotels in this area of Chicago. The service was excellent and the bar was a great place to hang prior to dinner. The food was excellent, with one exception. Three of us each had a different type of steak and each were cooked... More

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Kraainem, Belgium
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My wife and I and a friend had dinner on Friday June 20 at the Chicago Firehouse in the Loop district. The restaurant is located in a classic landmark turn of the 20th century building that previously hosted the Chicago Fire Department, as attested by the persisting brass poles. The setup is elegant and cosy with dark wood and a... More

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