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The Chicago Firehouse

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1401 S Michigan Ave, Michigan Ave & 14th St, Chicago, IL 60605-2810
+1 312-786-1401
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1401 S Michigan Ave, Michigan Ave & 14th St, Chicago, IL 60605-2810
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with my family on St. Patrick’s Day. The staff was outstanding and paid attention to every detail. The calamari was our favorite appetizer followed by the short ribs and key lime pie! It was a very relaxing and delicious evening. Definitely...More

Thank spritzl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just had brunch at te Chicago Firehouse after a walk in the park. Great food, stellar service :) The place looks very nice inside. Not the cheapest place, but totally worthy. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Ascese
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Chicago Firehouse for dinner, and it was good to be back at a neighborhood gem. This restaurant was damaged heavily by fire, and has re-opened in its original location. I love the expanded bar area, but I did go to the entrance on...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I could not rate the food because we never received it. Arrived early and was seated by 7:00 pm per our reservation. The waiter took the drink order and we had to remind him that we wanted appetizers as well. Thirty minutes later our drinks...More

Thank W B
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

As the name implies, this steakhouse is in an old firehouse. It was slightly crowded when we arrived and the attendant asked if we’d be ok sitting outside. The weather was pleasant so we agreed. I ordered the strip steak and it was cooked perfectly....More

Thank Courtney N
David B, Guest Relations Manager at The Chicago Firehouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Hi Courtney, Thank you for your incredible review of your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit in, and we would love to give you a quick tour of the historic building!

Reviewed January 28, 2018

I really wanted to love this place but sadly, I probably won't ever be back. My husband and I have wanted to try this place for a really long time. It was restaurant week, their menu looked awesome and we had an event at Wintrust...More

Thank pgirl42
Reviewed January 24, 2018

We were visiting Chicago on vacation and chose this place because of the historic building in which the restaurant is situated, as well as for its varied menu choices. The building was originally a fire station in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago built in...More

Thank DonnaBaker26
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Had a super decadent meal tonight at Chicago Firehouse. The restaurant wasn’t too busy but Phillip had several tables... probably a few too many to be honest. But the food was truly excellent, from the soft warm buttery rolls to the most delicious creme brûlée...More

Thank gk b
David B, Guest Relations Manager at The Chicago Firehouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thank you for this incredible review! We'll make sure to let Phillip know that you enjoyed your time with him, and we're so excited to hear that you enjoyed everything that came out of the kitchen! Hopefully we'll see you soon, and again - thank...More

Reviewed January 1, 2018

Occupying a beautiful old firehouse building on the corner of Michigan and 14th this place is a proper steakhouse and meeting place and so with that known, how could I rightly complain about the prices? Well, they are high, even for a good steakhouse! I...More

Thank Mark S
David B, Guest Relations Manager at The Chicago Firehouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Hi Mark - Happy New Year! Thank you for this review. It sincerely helps us when guests like you care to reach out to us and let us know how we're doing. This being said, I am happy to hear about our friendly and attentive...More

Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

We hosted our holiday party at Chicago Firehouse this past Saturday night in the Mayor’s Room and were exceptionally pleased. Samantha who set up the party for us was extremely attentive and flexible. The staff the night of were professional yet friendly and did a...More

Thank Maureen S
David B, Guest Relations Manager at The Chicago Firehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Thank you Maureen! I'm glad that Samantha, Julian and Karina were able to take such great care of you and your holiday party! We at the Chicago Firehouse really strive to make every visit feel like you're with family, and I'm glad our service could...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $80
Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 S Michigan Ave, Michigan Ave & 14th St, Chicago, IL 60605-2810
    (14th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Michigan Avenue Bus - #4, #3, #1, #12 CTA Red Line Train, CTA Orange Line Train, CTA Green Line Train - Roosevelt stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-786-1401
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Rebuilt after a devastating fire, the second incarnation of this South Loop American eatery set in a former firehouse has an elegant, traditional look with plush booths, a tin ceiling and landscape murals. The decor befits its upscale, classic menu (think seafood towers, Dover sole, steaks) backed by a full bar including cocktails, punch bowls and a global wine list.
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