My husband and I used to frequent the great Chicago
steakhouses like it was our duty to keep them in business. Our
frivolous meat-eating fiesta came screeching to a halt when our
daughter arrived two years ago. Who takes a toddler to a
steakhouse, right? Wrong!
We decided to take our 2-year-old to the Wildfire restaurant in
Chicago and and we left extremely impressed with how
kid-friendly it was. As soon as we walked in, the hostess got us a
kids' menu and a high chair, and a cup - with a lid - appeared
The kids' menu offered a good variety of dishes, ranging
from the typical chicken fingers and mac and cheese to heartier
barbecue ribs and kids' filet. Most items are $6.95 and come with
applesauce and your choice of juice, milk or fountain beverage. We
ordered the pasta with tomato sauce for our tot and were surprised
to see the gigantic portions. There was so much, my daughter and I
enjoyed the leftovers for lunch the next day.
For adults, there is an abundance of things to eat. Some
of our favorites are the Wildfire chopped salad ($12.95), spinach
and artichoke fondue ($9.95), and of course, the char-crusted
ribeye steak ($31.95) with horseradish crust. On our way out, we
noticed there were four other tables with children at the
restaurant and we never felt out of place at all. If you are
looking for a great steak dinner at a kid-friendly place, Wildfire
is your best bet.
Gia Lee is a mom living in Chicago and a member of our Parent Panel.
See more of Gia's stories here.
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