Had many GF options but beware- server and manager were not well versed in ingredients in marinades. Their GF bread is made in house right next to other wheat flour items so not safe for celiac. Our server acted very put off with our questions and it took a manager and owner stepping in to make sure meal was celiac safe. In the end, just ordered plain steak and baked potato because didn’t trust kitchen.
Extensive Gluten-Free menu with many choices. Fantastic GF pizza. Homemade GF bread. The GF Baked French Onion Soup is outstanding. Gluten-Free menu includes appetizers, pizza, salads, pasta, steaks and chops, seafood, chicken, burgers and sandwiches, and deserts. I have dined here multiple times; the servers are all well trained and attentive to your dietary restrictions. Your food is marked with a toothpick type label to avoid kitchen and server confusion. I never worry when dining here and always enjoy the food. Jan 2017 update. Visited again and had the Parmesan Crusted Alaskan Cod. Fish was perfectly prepared and rivaled any fish entree anywhere. May 2019 update. Just had the GF pepperoni pizza and it was fantastic. Crust was as good as any non-GF crust (based on my way-back memory prior to my Celiac diagnosis over five years ago).
Went for lunch, staff were knowledgeable, gluten free menu was extensive. My 9 year old son had the cheeseburger from the kids menu and I had the homemade black bean burger from the gluten free menu. We could not have the fries due to shared fryers. We both really enjoyed our meals and had nil issues later.
Been here many times. GF menu available. Server will offer GF bread. Husband had the Spinach salad which is always tasty and he did not get sick later. I had the Grilled Chicken Wildorf salad. Unfortunately, the chicken was overdone and dry which is unusual for this place. The salad itself was great without the chicken, so ask for it without the chicken and croutons.
They have a dedicated gluten free menu with many options! Our waiter brought us gluten free rolls which were delicious! They are really good about not cross contaminating. I ordered gluten free pizza and it was really delicious! I also had their flourless chocolate cake which was gluten free of course. Really good food and really understanding about my condition.
I went there for my birthday and had an outstanding experience. There are many gluten free options and our waitress was very knowledgable and confirmed everything was correct every time something was delivered. I highly recommend based on the very delicious food and the gluten free care I received. They went above and beyond.
Absolutely delicious food! My husband and I go here every year for Valentines Day for the 4-course dinner. They have gluten free shrimp cocktail, croutons, steak, potatoes, bread, and a delicious GF chocolate cake. We always feel like they handle our GF requests with great care. The overall atmosphere of the restaurant is amazing - dimly lit, Frank Sinatra music vibes - it’s exceptional! Make a reservation if you can.
I ordered a gluten free pizza and it tested positive for gluten on my Nima sensor. Although they seem very very knowledgeable, they are clearly not careful enough. Thankful for the Nima and not relying on others’ word!
I’ve eaten here a few times in the past year and haven’t gotten sick, even though I have Celiac and am very sensitive to cross contamination. I have found that the servers aren’t all knowledgeable about gluten and once was assigned a new server after speaking with the manager. I tend to go out for meals at quieter, non-peak times which may help too. I received gf bread, which was slow to be served but tasty, and each meal, usually a fish dish, was delicious, well prepared, served by someone other than our server, who wore gloves, and the meal was clearly marked as “allergy.” Because of bad experiences at other restaurants I tend to choose meals that are naturally gf so I can eliminate at least one source of potential contamination and worry. This may account for the difference of reviewers experiences, which are certainly troubling to read. I’ve been told each time that the restaurant has separate prep and cooking areas, so now I’m a little concerned by what others here were recently told. All in all, I’ve had delicious meals at Wildfire and great experiences with no illness.
I have a Nima gluten tester, I tested the cauliflower mozzarella pizza which came back “gluten found”. The server said when she spoke with the chef he said the sauce could have been cc.. I requested in future they have separate pizza sauce than the one they use for wheat pizza crust. The flourless chocolate cake and gf bread’s results were gluten free!
Gluten free menu included several options. The goat cheese and flat bread is an appetizer I will not soon forget. I had a great dining experience except for one of the worst servers I have ever come across. However, I won’t let her spoil it, I will be back.
Have a dedicated GF menu which is just narrowed down list of regular menu items that aren’t introduced to wheat elements. Have GF bread for the table which is a nice touch and tasty. Typical steakhouse fare. Got the baked potato as a side. Good, no issues. Definitely been to way better steakhouses though.
Wildfire was suggested by a local for a typical Chicago steakhouse. The service and atmosphere were great. They have a huge gluten free menu with many choices. Very impressive. I wasn’t super hungry so I skipped the appetizers and salads. I got a small filet and a twice baked potato. They were good but nothing special. The steak had a flag that said “allergy” on it. It tasted like the steak had absolutely no seasoning. I guess they were being abundantly cautious, which I appreciate. But given the large gluten free menu, I would have expected them to know they could use basic seasoning - salt, pepper, garlic, butter - which would have gone a long way for some flavor. Glad we went, but my steak was better at our hotel restaurant. The gluten free flourless cake was amazing!!
This place is amazing. Completely separate gluten free menu and gives out gluten free bread! So many possible options and they take the allergy very seriously! We went back twice in one week because it was so tasty and you got a lot of food for your money too!!
We have dined here with great success in the past. This time, unfortunately the gf pepperoni pizza Nima tested positive for gluten. They remade it and it tested positive again. Very frustrating. Update: tried this location again about a year later and no change. Gluten free pizza tested positive again. Manager states that there is no dedicated space or utensils and that they really can't do Celiac gf. We won't be back!
Excellent food!! The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable! They even bring gf bread to the table before the meal! Everything that you order from the gf menu has an allergy flag on it so you know they took the time to make sure it was prepared gf. I ordered the parmesan encrusted cod! It was amazing!! The best fish I have ever ordered. I highly recommend this restaurant.
5 stars for not getting sick but 3 stars for taste and lack of options for those that are also dairy free. I ended up getting 3 veggie side dishes as I was too overwhelmed with making sure my dish was both GF & DF. Overall good experience - yellow slip was filled out with allergies and signed off by manager and ran out separately to avoid cross contamination.
I was blown away with the quality, options and service at the Glenview location. On the two occasions I ventured to this Schaumburg location I have had a severe reaction. The last being two days ago. PLEASE BE AWARE. I even told the server that the time before I had gotten sick. My server insisted that there was no way I could have gotten sick the last time as the item I ordered was "naturally gluten free". Not only did I not appreciate her faul attitude, but her lack of concern and attention to my dietary needs was evident by this last trip. I was sick again within hours. I know it is general practice for the serve to inform the kitchen by filling out a yellow slip to go with the order, and generally the dish comes with a tag saying "allergy" on it, signifying that it was prepared as a gluten free dish. Neither of the times I have been here has this happened. Now I realise it wasn't just someone forgetting to put the tag on the dish when it was served, it was pure negligence and lack of care. I do hope their staff take GF dietary requests seriously, as people who suffer from celiac like myself do not simply choose to eat this way...
I’ve been here twice and the first time was amazing!!! The second time was still good, just not as good service. (Depends on the server) Great gluten free options and they even bring out gf bread!! Very awesome!!
This is a go-to spot for us. The staff has great procedures to understand how to prepare their dishes for certain allergies and adjust accordingly. I’ve never gotten sick from here despite eating there almost once per month.
I LOVE WILDFIRE!!! the staff is kind and very knowledgeable! HUGE menu! Gave out gluten free bread baskets and clearly differentiated my food from the rest of the group. Also- lava cake! Delicious and would give a million stars!
I’ve gotten sick both times eating at this location. I am a celiac, but I’m not particularly sensitive; if you are, I would not eat here. They definitely have cross contamination issues. I will not go back and risk it again!!
Staff was very knowledgeable! There’s a HUGE,separate gf menu! Had a wonderful dinner of French onion soup, filet, and au gratin potatoes. I even received my own plate of gf bread ~ which never happens! You must visit this gem when in Chicago!
Hi my name is makenna I have celiac, This place was the best. They had a whole separated menu for gluten free and very nice and understanding waiters. I recommend the flour-less chocolate cake. Also they wipe their counters more than once and they even have gluten free bread when you first sit down. I had a cheese burger and it was the best one I ever had even without celiac. I would highly suggest wildfire.
Jesse the bartender and staff were great. food was excellent. they make their own in house bread, buns, and pizza crusts. I got the. bison burger. it was good. the only problem is that the bun disintegrated. I made a suggestion that you have to toast the heck out of the buns, especially if you are using moist ingredients or a juicy burger. enjoy
I attended a family dinner in a private room with a set menu last evening at Wildfire. I called the restaurant the day before to speak to Nicole, the event manager, about my dietary restrictions. She assured me that they could adapt almost everything on the set menu to be gluten free and safe for me to eat. I was asked to inform a server when I arrived that I had celiac. The staff was amazing and very attentive in letting me know which foods were gluten free and making sure I had a safe option for every course. I can honestly say it is the best gluten free food I’ve eaten. Several family members who do not have my dietary restrictions tried some of my GF options and thought they were delicious too. For an appetizer I had a goat cheese & mushroom mini pizza which was fabulous. My Vegetarian son loved & ate more of that than I did. I had two GF salads: a chopped kale salad and a chopped mixed salad with chicken - both salads were flavorful & outstanding. Main entree choices were chicken and salmon. I ate the chicken and it was amazing and so tender. For dessert there were two GF choices: a flourless warm fudge brownie that was heavenly and vanilla ice cream with fresh berries and GF granola that was delicious and visually appealing. I really cannot extend enough praise about how wonderful the food and service was at Wildfire. So refreshing to go to a restaurant and not have to worry if my food is safe for me to eat or feel like your restrictions are an inconvenience.
Incredibly knowledgeable staff, huge gluten free menu and delicious food. The GF chopped salad, macadamia nut crusted halibut and flourless chocolate cake were all delicious! And I did not get sick from cross-contamination. Great restaurant for celiacs!!!
The best GF experience I've had anywhere. They didn't just have GF offerings, they had a complete 2 page menu of items like any other diner would receive. Even the blue cheese dressing and Bernaise sauces were safe. The croutons in the salads were fantastic and the French onion soup is as delicious as a non-GF version. I've also never had more attentive service.