3.6 Stars – Overall Experience
4.00 Stars – Price
3.75 Stars – Service
3.40 Stars – Food
4.00 Stars – Atmosphere
DERON’S VERY CHEESY GARLIC BREAD
WILD PORCINI MUSHROOM RISOTTO
NEW YORK CHEESECAKE
Wildfire Steakhouse participated in 2018 Winterlicious and served up a big menu for a great price. While some enjoyed their 3 course meal, others were not as impressed. Read on to find out the ups and downs.
Wildfire Steakhouse offers an upscale trendy environment. Low lighting (even during the day), cozy booths and pops of colour around the room makes for a great spot for a girls (or guys) night out or romantic date. I don’t see this as an ideal spot to bring young kids though.
The servers and host were all friendly and attentive, but the food took quite a while to come out. It was Winterlicious, however, so it is fair to expect longer than normal wait times due to the increase in patrons. Our party of three was there for about 1.5 hours for a 3 course meal. Luckily the food was spread out enough so we weren’t sitting and starving.
I am on a bit of a carb kick right now so I decided to treat myself to an order of the DERON’S VERY CHEESY GARLIC BREAD, which was turned out to be just bread with melted cheese. It was good and perhaps it delivered exactly what it promised…but a bit uninspired. A more interesting idea might be to put different cheeses on each piece (almost like a cheese plate) with a swiss, ricotta, cheddar, mozarella, etc.
My mom got a spinach salad with nuts and dried cranberries, dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette. She said it was tasty except for the nuts which were stale and a bit off-putting.
I really loved my WILD PORCINI MUSHROOM RISOTTO. The portion was more than generous and the rice was cooked perfectly (creamy but with a slight bite). The mushrooms added a great flavour. I ate the whole thing happily.
My mom got the IN-HOUSE GROUND STRIPLOIN BURGER and requested it to be done as rare as possible. Unfortunately it came out well done. The charcoal taste was good, but the burger was dry. The side of house cut fries were very good and enjoyed by all of us (mom shared). My dad said he enjoyed is BASA FISH plate.
To finish off the meal I decided on the NEW YORK CHEESECAKE and was not disappointed. The berry sauce on top cut the sweetness of the cheesecake (although I wish there was more) and again my plate was clean. Yum!
The TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE, ordered by both my mom and dad was disappointing with a slightly grainy sugary icing (not buttercream) and not very moist. My dad polished it off in no time anyway. My mom did not.
Usually when the word Steakhouse is in the name of a restaurant, it isn’t a good sign for a vegetarian, but they offered vegetarian options on Winterlicous that delivered. There was only one option for the main dish, but it was a great one.
For the Winterlicous menu, they offered a 3 course meal for $28 which is more than reasonable.
Time of Lunch: 12:30 pm
Date: Sat Jan 27th, 2018
For more information be sure to visit their website at https://www.wildfiresteakhouse.com/