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159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-3700
+1 312-787-9000
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (235 reviews)
“filet trio” (9 reviews)
“chopped salad” (34 reviews)
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159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-3700
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wildfire was an excellent choice. The service was exceptional and I do mean exceptional. Right off the bat, they were extremely aware of one diner’s gluten allergy (mentioned in my reservation note). They handled GF issues better than ANY restaurant I’ve seen yet. Every person...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a later dinner. Great steaks and amazing wine flights! Servers were very nice but took forever to get our main course and the restaurant was half full.

Thank Ntaylor720
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each year, our daughters and teenage grandson come home to Valparaiso Indiana for Christmas. We make it at point to go to Chicago for an event and dinner. This year, we met at Wildfire after some shopping the day after Christmas. We could not have...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Seated in the cozy back dining room is always quieter and more pleasant than the center (noisy and crowded) room, so we felt lucky. Although we gave drink orders in the first 15-20 minutes and actually got them, the evening went seriously downhill after that....More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

-Warm and welcoming lodge atmosphere. There are lots of rich woods and exposed stone-work. -Bartenders are always friendly. -They poor a nice cold martini in a generous-sized glass. -The bread rolls are good although I miss the warm loaf of onion bread they used to...More

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner last night to celebrate 6 years together with my husband. I had made our reservation on Open Table, and “checked in” to the restaurant on Facebook commenting that we were celebrating our anniversary. Shortly after our entrees were done, our amazing...More

Thank jnjhornsby
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Ate lunch here. I had the mushroom-crusted pork chop with broccoli side, all very good, and my friends had bison burgers, which they enjoyed. Service was great, atmosphere comfortable, quiet. Prices a bit higher than we are used to, but not bad for Chicago. Would...More

Thank Crystal P
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Went here for a business dinner. Service was good. As for the food, the rolls were great (best part of my dinner). The salad was ok but completely uninspired. The only vegan option offered was a rather dull penne primavera with red sauce. With so...More

Thank jbienst
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The drinks and food were wonderful. Great service. Quiet, laid back atmosphere. Everyone very friendly. Would definitely go back!

Thank AndrewAngie10412
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My expectations were high before eating here, which often means the experience will fall short, but expectations were met and exceeded. Our server, Sandy, was a consummate professional and helped with our selection process. My New York steak was done to perfection and my husband...More

Thank feiners01
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5 October 2017|
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Response from BuffettBrink | Reviewed this property |
Casual works. Some folks were a little more formal. Enjoy
Ed V
22 June 2016|
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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest spearmint, as the peppermint might be too strong.
14 February 2015|
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Response from neilrs1 | Reviewed this property |
Prices are listed which is helpful. You will probably spend $100 per couple or so, but this is 25% less than comparable restaurants in Chicago with decent quantities and excellent quality. They also typically include a side... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-3700
    (LaSalle and Wells)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-787-9000
  • E-mail
Step back in time 60 years to when going out for dinner meant something really special. From the decor to the jazz music, Wildfire has the style and warmth that makes it perfect for celebrating with friends or a quiet evening for two. The extensive menu features broiled steaks and chops, wood-roasted seafood and roasted meats, all prepared in an open kitchen. Signature dishes include Horseradish Crusted Filet Mignon, Macadamia Nut Crusted Halibut, Wildfire Chopped Salad and Cedar Planked Salmon. So order a signature martini or one of our many wines by the glass, then sit back and enjoy the quintessential 1940s supper club experience of Wildfire.
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