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The Chicago Firehouse

1401 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (The Loop)
(312) 786-1401
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Ranked #446 of 8,267 restaurants in Chicago
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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73% Recommend
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Tappan, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Another recommendation from our hotel and we weren't to be disappointed. Arrived and were seated straight away and provided with menus. The waiter introduced himself and talked through the menu and the specials. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and provided mouth watering descriptions of the specials. However tempting these were we were there for the steak. I had... More

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Marysville, WA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

My son and I were in town for a conference, and decided to have steak. CFH was within walking distance, so we went on a Thursday night. The building is impressive and very interesting. We were seated immediately, even though we had no reservations. Ambience is very good. It was not too noisy, but the lighting was a little dim.... More

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Collierville, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Went to the CFH restaurant for a business dinner and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. The restaurant is an old firehouse thus the name. The atmosphere is like most high end steak restaurants with dim lighting and nice table cloth. The food was very good comparable to Ruth's Chris and Houston's. Steaks purchased separately with sides. My ribeye was cooked perfectly... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We dined here last Saturday and had an excellent dinner. We were offered the choice of indoors or the patio. We chose the patio, as it was quiet and a nice evening. The service was very good. They have a great wine list and the food was amazing. We had soup, calamari, risotto, the pork chop and the lemon meringue... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

To celebrate a special occasion, my wife asked me to pick a new restaurant. I chose this one. It had a lot of good reviews. In hindsight, perhaps some were written by friends of the owners. Because as first-time visitors, we were less than impressed with the way we were welcomed. And taken aback by the waiter’s snooty attitude.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My daughter and I were looking forward to a nice dinner before a concert. We were seated at a table in the patio area. However, it appeared that the tablecloth had not been replaced from the previous diners as it was dirty and had crayon markings on it. When I mentioned it to the hostess, she ignored me. In addition,... More

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