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.
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!
This is a swanky place. We are visiting my finace's friends after just getting engaged. We had reservations, and they knew someone was coming in who had issues with any cross-contamination. They assure us, and we make the reservation based largely on Find Me GF reviews. We got to our table, and they had a GF menu out for me. Cool. I ask the waiter for details on dedicated equipment. He doesn't know anything about the kitchen or gluten. He goes back and finds out that they have a ton of shared equipment that they 'clean really well.'. YIKES!!!!!!! A total of three people came by my table, and I got to say NO THANKS repeatedly to each person. They never said what their job is at Wildfire. This is all happening in front of my finace's friends with conflicting info from the staff each time, which is damn embarrassing and terrifying. My fiance is wondering if his life will always be like this from now on. I'm just having water. Glad I ate before I left the house because it smells good.
This place was amazing! We came here for Valentine's day (with a reservation) and the server was incredibly attentive to my gluten free needs. All of my food came out with a little allergen label on it. The gluten free menu was huge, and had so many options! The chocolate lava cake was perfect for two people. PS, they participated in winter restaurant week, I'm hoping they do so again! I will definitely be coming back.
I ate at Wildfire in McLean, VA for the first time last night. Great food, great service. They have a completely separate area for cooking their gluten-free items to prevent cross-contact. Extensive GF menu with a variety of choices. I opted for the Seafood Newburg Pasta and a side of balsamic roasted vegetables. The portions were generous with enough leftover to have for lunch today. They have excellent GF bread that they bake in-house from scratch. It was so nice to have a yummy, "normal" dining experience!
One of my favorites before going GF and still love it. They have a large selection on their gluten free menu, from more casual meals like pizza, pasta and burgers, to fancier dishes like beef wellington and seafood. Desserts and dinner rolls were great. They were very knowledgeable and careful about CC. All of my meals were labeled with a large toothpick-like stick with the word "allergy" on it (I'm assuming they use the same labels for all special diets). I can't wait to go back.
The best GF restaurant I have seen. Very accommodating, even in a large group of 90 people and with no advanced notice. . So capable we had my daughter's rehearsal dinner there with an entire GF dinner for all 40 people. Staff very knowledgeable. Food delicious. The chocolate chip cookies are baked fresh, chewy and warm.
Their GF bread was amazing! It wasn't hard like a brick like most bread I've had, and had a satisfying taste. The GF penne was tasty, and they're willing to show you the brand of pasta they use--I'm planning on tracking it down, as it's the best I've had (brown rice flour). Good flour less chocolate cake. Plus, it has fantastic ambiance and music, and I felt like a normal person just eating a somewhat modified meal.
A very large GF menu with different options. The service was great and the food was even better. I really like that they flagged my food made me feel more confident that they were taking care in preparing my food. Did not have any issues after eating there and would without a doubt eat there again!
Absolutely fantastic! They have an extensive gluten free menu, everyone is trained on the allergy, and there is even a separate spot in the kitchen for gluten free prep! The food was scrumptious. Plus, to my surprise, they serve gluten free bread for you to munch on while you order/wait. I felt normal. And did I mention how tasty? Yum!
has an entire 2 page Gf menu. this restaurant really deserves 5 stars but my some of my Gf pancakes were not cooked all the way through. although that is because they cooked me regular pancakes and had to recook them. I had candied Bacon pancakes they were really good. I will definitely go back for another try!!
Agree with the other reviewers! Love that they provide gf bread instead of their regular complimentary cornbread. Had their gf French onion soup and chicken club sandwich - both were excellent! And they come out with little "allergy" tags so you know they were being careful and you're getting the right thing. Very impressed with service and food.
Wildfire is awesome!! They take GF seriously. Large menu with lots of choices. I am a sensitive celiac and have never had a single problem here. Thank you Wildfire for being a safe oasis for those with Celiac!!
Not celiac safe! Had a few positive tests with the Nima sensor on different dishes (French onion soup and the chicken Moreno tested positive. The twice baked potato was ok). The servers are great and make you feel comfortable about their kitchen process. When the manager found out about the positive tests that said something like “maybe this isn’t the best place for you to eat”. The kitchen does not have a safe process to avoid CC. Eat at your own risk. I won’t be back again.
Wow! The service was amazing. They took being celiac so seriously. I totally recommend this restaurant. The food was great and so many good choices. Definitely try the bread and bun options. Far superior to so many I have tried before.
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!
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.
Love it here! Thy serve gf bread which is nice because I always find myself wishing I had bread when everyone else is eating there bread! They have a variety of gf options and I’ve never gotten sick
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).
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!!
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.
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.
Best experience in Chicago thus far. Waiter had excellent knowledge and brought out gluten free bread without being asked. Enjoyed a filet followed by an incredible gf molten lava cake. Can’t wait to go back
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!!