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159 W. Erie St. (Wells St.) Send to Phone
312-787-9000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This stalwart, Lettuce Entertain You steak joint draws a crowd, so come early to avoid the throngs.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Wildfire, Chicago, IL

Wildfire Restaurant Review

: A campfire aroma from the wood-burning rotisserie, oven and grill pervades this classic interpretation of a rustic 1940s supper club, adorned with stone, a sunken center section and higher booths flanking the perimeter. Food is most always nicely prepared, and the portions are generous. Choose from burgers and aged steaks, teriyaki tuna steak and barbecued ribs. We particularly like to order the spit-roasted herb chicken and a martini alongside. Entrées come with a complimentary side dish, including options like au gratin potatoes, wild rice and creamed spinach. (For an extra charge, diners can upgrade their side to a giant baked potato, macaroni and cheese or wood-roasted mushroom caps.) But don't stop there --- the desserts are sizeable and creative --- think a Snickers ice cream sandwich. Other locations.
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