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“Mediocre at best”

Wildfire Grillhouse & Lounge
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Ranked #37 of 439 Restaurants in St. Catharines
Price range: $11 - $75
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: York - Haig
Description: Featuring perfectly grilled steaks, fresh seafood, wood oven pizza, tapas & much more, Wildfire is a casual fine dining restaurant located in St. Catharines.
Toronto, Canada
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Mediocre at best”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

My family stopped at Wildfire on our way to Buffalo Airport to catch a flight. As higher end food is hard to find in the St Kitts/Niagara Falls area we were looking hard to find something that wasn't fast food or a bar (we were with our kids). We came upon Wildfire and it appeared to look pretty good (menu, selection, etc). Unfortunately, it did not live up to the "hype". It was a Wednesday night in November and we could NOT believe how busy it was! We figured it must be good to be so busy. We were wrong. It was mediocre at best. Other than steak and a lot of heavy meat dishes or pastas in creamy or rich sauces, there was not a lot of choice. The kids menu was the tired old "pizza, hamburger, or chicken nuggets" garbage that we detest but the main menu didn't offer anything they would like either. Very few options for anyone that is looking to eat more healthy. It was very expensive for what you got and the "prix fixe" menu was confusing and limited. But the place was filled that night so I guess people in the area are desperate and just happy to eat anything resembling "fine dining". It has the potential to be a good place but it is too caught up in trying to be "hip" and not spending enough time on its menu offerings. I will say the service was quite good but try and stay away from the back tables near the kitchen door. They sat us there and it was very noisy and distracting.

  • Visited November 2012
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Grimsby
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of our Favourites!”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

We love the food, the service, the presentation and the selections! We go at leat 4-5 times a year! Great lunch selections too.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Grandmatea2
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St. Catharines, Canada
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“For a good time”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We basically stick to the lounge/bar area as opposed to the dining room, but thats ok because you can order off either the lounge menu or the dining room menu which is perfect for whatever you have a taste for! If you are lucky enough to get in on the nights they have the beef ribs available (off their prime rib roasts) count yourself among the blessed - YUMMY! My husband loves their mussels with a loaf of their bread. Always great service from their friendly staff - good selection of wines by the glass as well which is a pleasant surprise. Live music on Wednesday nights starting around 8pm which is a busy night to begin with....Monday and Wednesday are currently their tapa nights. Whether it is a night out with friends, a romantic evening with your spouse or a business luncheon, it is our go-to place.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank nunnys_1_girl
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Favorite place to eat”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife and I eat here as often as we can. The food is excellent, the pre meal drinks are always the best, the service is impecable and we have never had a bad night in there. We always ask for the lower level by the fire place. Overall our favorite place to dine...

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank GRF1956
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Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Our Favourite!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

This has become our favourite restaurant for steaks. Not as noisy as other steakhouses. Very cozy atmosphere.
The steaks always come out as ordered. Keep in mind it is a steakhouse, so meat is the main thing on your plate, the veggies are just there to complement the meat. Staff is always friendly - i think we know them all by name.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank OntarioViking
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