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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“petite filet” (2 reviews)
“steak” (6 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 5 days ago via mobile

Had a super decadent meal tonight at Chicago Firehouse. The restaurant wasn’t too busy but Phillip had several tables... probably a few too many to be honest. But the food was truly excellent, from the soft warm buttery rolls to the most delicious creme brûlée...More

Thank gk b
David B, Guest Relations Manager at The Chicago Firehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for this incredible review! We'll make sure to let Phillip know that you enjoyed your time with him, and we're so excited to hear that you enjoyed everything that came out of the kitchen! Hopefully we'll see you soon, and again - thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Occupying a beautiful old firehouse building on the corner of Michigan and 14th this place is a proper steakhouse and meeting place and so with that known, how could I rightly complain about the prices? Well, they are high, even for a good steakhouse! I...More

Thank Mark S
David B, Guest Relations Manager at The Chicago Firehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mark - Happy New Year! Thank you for this review. It sincerely helps us when guests like you care to reach out to us and let us know how we're doing. This being said, I am happy to hear about our friendly and attentive...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

We hosted our holiday party at Chicago Firehouse this past Saturday night in the Mayor’s Room and were exceptionally pleased. Samantha who set up the party for us was extremely attentive and flexible. The staff the night of were professional yet friendly and did a...More

Thank Maureen S
David B, Guest Relations Manager at The Chicago Firehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you Maureen! I'm glad that Samantha, Julian and Karina were able to take such great care of you and your holiday party! We at the Chicago Firehouse really strive to make every visit feel like you're with family, and I'm glad our service could...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We were visiting our daughter for Thanksgiving and had reservations for the Chicago Firehouse's Thanksgiving buffet. The buffet was loaded with fresh seafood and meats served in an upscale setting. Based on the quality of the buffet, I'd recommend the restaurant for a good meal...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick bite at the end of my chicago trip. Huge bar, great ambiance and excellent service. On my list for my next visit to chicago.

Thank KasHaley
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is fine dining, so be prepared to spend good money. But it’s worth it! I had scallops - cooked to perfection! But they are known for their steaks. My colleague had a filet and it was mouth-watering. Other than the prices, the steaks...More

Thank Christy L
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Pros: Pleasant atmosphere, great fish dishes, historic firehouse building with original tiffany tiles and fireman's pole and very interesting history, wait staff very good, in house made desserts, upscale but not stuffy, very tall windows at far end have replaced former firehouse engine garage doors...More

Thank snowmassbadger
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We had visitors from out of town and my wife and I wanted to visit the Firehouse after it was reopened. We were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent and properly impressed our visitors. We will return.

Thank Larry A
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Recently visited Chicago Firehouse as we live in the South Loop and I've been excited to see how the renovation went. It did not disappoint from a design perspective. The space is absolutely gorgeous. A lovely mix of beautiful design elements and luxury while still...More

Thank Leslie_Venetz
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

The historic Chicago Firehouse has been reopened after a long closure, ironically due to a fire that gutted the building. The owners took almost 2 years to reopen but the result is better than before. A new roof terrace bar and more intimate dining patio...More

Thank MichaelandMaria
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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, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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