August 8th was my anniversary, and my husband took me to Wildfire Restaurant here in The Glen. Wildfire is hugely popular, and for good reason. The food is delicious, the service outstanding, and the ambiance upscale yet comfortable. Plus, it’s walking distance from many homes in The Glen’s Southgate and Chapel Crossing neighborhoods!
Wildfire is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant, the brain child of founder Rich Melman. If you’re a Chicago area resident you know all about Lettuce Entertain You and its many outstanding eateries including Tru, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Shaw’s Crab House, and the venerable Everest (where I had my first date with my husband!) Wildfire captures the spirit of a 1940s supper club with period photos and Sinatra big band as background. The menu is steaks, chops, and seafood prepared in wood-fired ovens and spit roasters.
A lot of people in The Glen – including my husband – enjoy the many special events sponsored by Wildfire. Along with his neighborhood pals they have regularly attended wine (and beer) tastings with special food items paired with each beverage. It’s a real boys’ night out! There are even events for kids. My son and a buddy have made pizza and pastries, working side-by-side with Wildfire chefs.
Wildfire is one of 17 restaurants in The Glen. Our many excellent eateries span a range from hoagies to 20 ounce prime rib dinners. It’s one of the special things about living here!