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159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-3700
+1 312-787-9000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (237 reviews)
“filet trio” (9 reviews)
“chopped salad” (36 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-3700
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We learned about this restaurant from friends, and we really appreciated the recommendation. I ordered the halibut special and my guy had a beautiful seafood platter. We both had small salads, as well which were fresh and tasty. We then shared a piece of strawberry...More

Thank yoohoo614
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Downtown for business - by myself; what to do for dinner. Wildfire was PERFECT. described by the waiter as a 1940s streakhouse - it was so good. Try a wine flight - always a fun way to explore new wines! Tre filet medallions - fantastic!!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was mediocre, the service marginal, it was cold and noisy. Some may like it but they can have it, we won't return, there's so many other much better places in Chicago.

Thank 394atraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Apps after we played some Escape Room across the street. Great place for some apps and some beers. Just skip the attraction across the street.

Thank stevewyn038
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live for the Macadamia Encrusted Halibut when it comes in. The service is excellent here and the food is served quickly and hot. They have the best baked sweet potatoes and great deserts to finish off the meal.

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed Wildfire... the menu has great options, it was lively without being overbearingly loud, and the prices were a lot more reasonable than many other steakhouses in the area. The host who "greeted" us must not enjoy his job because he was far...More

Thank CgyGirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was an unusually cold and rainy April night that we were treated to dinner at Wildfire while visiting family in Chicago. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the atmosphere, service , cocktails and food. Best Grouper I ever had ! Servers Corrie and...More

Thank LarryLauren
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We are Lettuce fans for a LONG time. Wildfire in Oak Brook is our favorite, but we live downtown. Halibut season started on April first and Sue was craving it. We walked over, sat down and they did not have it. Other local restaurants do...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

While visiting Chicago, we went to Wildfire with a large group of family for dinner. We were seated at a round table that allowed for easy conversation and the wait staff was very good with all the different ages present. As with any steakhouse, the...More

1  Thank dctravel
Reviewed 25 March 2018

I really enjoyed this place. First, their own craft brew Porter was excellent. I would put it on par with Belle's Double Creme Stout and Founders Breakfast Stout. My cedar plank salmon was prepared perfectly. I had two guests with me that both ordered chicken...More

Thank David P
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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
23 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
USD 21 - USD 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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