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The Chicago Firehouse

1401 S Michigan Ave, Michigan Ave & 14th St, Chicago, IL 60605-2810
+1 312-786-1401
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“key lime pie” (4 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1401 S Michigan Ave, Michigan Ave & 14th St, Chicago, IL 60605-2810
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My networking group Pentad, has been together for more then 30 years! We have given great social events and dinned in some great places. Recently we had two great dinner meetings held at this restaurant, and the service, the food could not have been any...More

Thank Lorenzo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family met for a celebration dinner in honor of my sons university graduation. Our service was exceptional. Our server helped us with pairing wines to our individual orders. I personally would recommend The Mother-in-law, a cocktail twist on an Old Fashion that goes beyond...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Higher priced but very good. Certified Angus beef was delicious. A la carte so charges for salads and sides. Excellent service. Drinks delicious. Specialty dishes recommended were very tasty. Desserts good too

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Sea Bass, very sweet and tender and a Delmonico steak, wonderful flavors. Potatoes Gratin were hard so sent back to kitchen. The waiter was ok, but had that “expensive restaurant” attitude. Took our order and did not see much of him again....More

Thank gdmort
Reviewed April 10, 2018

I took my wife and son on a recommendation from our hotel. The restaurant is located inside an old firehouse and was beautifully finished. The lobster bisque was good, but not the best I've had. You'll enjoy it if you like lobster. The food was...More

Thank RICK S
Reviewed April 9, 2018

My favorite part of the meal was the cocktails - they were superb - all around. We each tried a different option. The salads looked good, but I opted for the calamari, which was a bit greasy by comparison to some of my favorite places...More

Thank GlenClarkST
Reviewed April 1, 2018

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant was destroyed by fire a few years ago and has now reopened. Had always been a favorite of mine esp. the Short Rib of Beef. Redesigned and still has warm, friendly and welcoming as ever. Food and drinks excellent. Bar was...More

Thank dmff
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with my family on St. Patrick’s Day. The staff was outstanding and paid attention to every detail. The calamari was our favorite appetizer followed by the short ribs and key lime pie! It was a very relaxing and delicious evening. Definitely...More

Thank spritzl
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Just had brunch at te Chicago Firehouse after a walk in the park. Great food, stellar service :) The place looks very nice inside. Not the cheapest place, but totally worthy. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Ascese
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Visited the Chicago Firehouse for dinner, and it was good to be back at a neighborhood gem. This restaurant was damaged heavily by fire, and has re-opened in its original location. I love the expanded bar area, but I did go to the entrance on...More

Thank Bill D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 S Michigan Ave, Michigan Ave & 14th St, Chicago, IL 60605-2810
    (14th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Michigan Avenue Bus - #4, #3, #1, #12 CTA Red Line Train, CTA Orange Line Train, CTA Green Line Train - Roosevelt stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
  • Neighbourhood: South Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-786-1401
  • E-mail
Rebuilt after a devastating fire, the second incarnation of this South Loop American eatery set in a former firehouse has an elegant, traditional look with plush booths, a tin ceiling and landscape murals. The decor befits its upscale, classic menu (think seafood towers, Dover sole, steaks) backed by a full bar including cocktails, punch bowls and a global wine list.
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