Can't beat the ambiance at this cozy south Michigan Avenue venue. A former firehouse converted to a restaurant, aptly named "Chicago Firehouse" - complete with pole and all! We had to wait half an hour for our reserved table because the first one they sat us at we declined (right in the middle of the bar--no room for four of us). We finally got a great booh in the back overlooking the beautiful snow-covered patio. The food reviews were mixed amongst the four of us - i had a wonderfully juicy Amish chicken with garlic mashed potatoes, my husband had a great 12 oz bone in rib-eye which he thoroughly enjoyed along with a side (a la carte) of roasted brusset sprouts. Our dinner companions were not so happy with their lobster tail and steak. The service was average - not at all inspired or informed. And we were a little perturbed that they wouldn't let us sub a ceasar for a wedge salad on the prix fixe menu - even though we wanted to get the more expensive menu! Ended up not ordering prix fixe at all. All in all-this is a great - but rather expensive - place for a cozy winter night's dinner in Chicago.
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