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159 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654-3700 (LaSalle and Wells)
+1 312-787-9000
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Schererville, Indiana
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wildfire in Chicago has been one of my favorite restaurants for over 15 years. We go they at least 6-8 times a year even though we live out of State. We had dinner there on Sunday night and found that while the food was great, they are having some problems getting the steak temperature right. Last night one of our... More 

Thank John S
Manchester UK
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this place as the menu had something for everyone plus it had been booked 50+ times that day. We arrived after having booked a table and we were seated in the smallest booth possible. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived so we hoped all would be good. The waiter went through the menu - we couldn't... More 

Thank coupefletch
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348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had not been to this restaurant in a long time and wanted to go back. There are so many good restaurants in Chicago, we like to try ones that we have not been to. It is part of the Lettuce entertain you chain of restaurants. Anyways, I went there this weekend with my wife and daughter and son-in-law and... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It has been some time since I ate here, but the food was so good, next time I am in town I will make it the first dinner stop. It is an ala carte type establishment, in that each item ordered, from starters, to soups, sides, and of course your entree and any beverages are separately charged. But the star... More 

Thank morghan1947
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place. It's one of our go to restaurants in Chicago. Stakes are incredible, but so is everything else. Prices are reasonable, service is great, and you will not leave disappointed.

Thank Ron E
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant does fantastic prime rib steaks ,I had the 10oz and it filled the plate but for bigger eaters they do a 12oz and for the greedy they do a 22oz ,the steak just melts in your mouth very tender!!!

Thank Leonard S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bartenders were not the most friendly and seemed to avoid certain people. The bald bartender was talking down to wait staff in front of us, and seemed annoyed that he even had to be at work. However, once we were seated, our waitress made up for the bad service at the bar. She was efficient, funny, and great at up... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2,601 reviews
1,435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,692 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rich Melman, the founder and impresario of the Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You restaurant empire, has created so many delicious dining experiences that it's hard to keep up with them all. My wife and I just caught up with Wildfire at 159 West Erie Street, west of La Salle Street, in another downtown Chicago neighborhood that is up and coming. Melman... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Wildfire on Erie. My wife and I had to pick up my sister at ORD, so we decided to spend the night downtown and go to a nice restaurant. I gave my sister a list of 5 places to go, and she chose Wildfire. I am glad she did. Reservations at 7:30PM on a... More 

Thank travelin_fool_1969
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation for 6. We were on time 4 of us. They had us waiting till the other 2 came. For 30 min. They did not allow us to order. Or have a wine seating. Impolite and rude. I will never go back. Avoid it. Rude.

Thank InspectorGR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?