812 S Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX | Directions 7862630.635988 -97.678164
Southwest cuisine in a hundred year-old building, Wildfire makes for a classy little date night. A few of the dish titles are over the top ("Pools of Broth," "Flame Kissed Agave Chicken Breast") but the food delivers, especially the desserts: The smoky Oak-Toasted S'mores alone make the drive out there worth it.
Loved It – What a great find this place is. Located in downtown Georgetown this place has a very unique menu. Great meat choices nice little bar and kind staff. Get the lamb chops!
Austin's Perfect Date Spot – Wildfire
I’m often asked where the perfect date spot is…I simply answer the Wildfire on the square in Georgetown. I suppose an explanation is in order since I live in Austin, and I’ll get a few looks for that answer, but being just a short drive north of downtown and 15 min north of the Domain it gives a unique opportunity to actually get to know the person you are out with.
The menu is full of really well prepared Texas fare items like the Cajun Spiced Elgin Sausage & Crawfish Stuffed Chicken to the 16 oz Bone-in Cowboy Ribeye and some real American items like the Oak Fired Elk Tenderloin and the 12 oz American Bison Strip Loin. The food is the star of show but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I love the bar or “Red” room and the class and charm of this hidden gem has only grown and deepened since first opening in 1997.
Bill Cox, owner, is actually still involved in the day to day operations and you may mistake him for the host, server, manager or even busser from time to time, and his hands on approach has kept the food and service quality consistent throughout every economic climate.
I want to add a special note that the Smoked Maple Leaf Duck Quesadillas may be my favorite appetizer in the entire Austin area (along with the crispy oysters from Jefferies).
So enjoy ya’ll.
Georgetown's best restaurant...hands down! – Wildfire is hands down the best restaurant in Georgetown!! They have the best food for the cost, especially for lunch! You can't go wrong this this one...enjoy!
FANTASTIC !!! – My wife and I went on a Friday night and had a wonderful time. We had made a reservation over the phone and requested a table near the window and to our satisfaction was given the table for the time we had requested. It was the best table in the restaurant. Our server was very polite and knowledgeable. He made some very good recommendations for us and we basically ordered what he said was the best on the menu. I had a steak and my wife had their special for the weekend. We were both very pleased with the entire experience. The waitstaff was great, our drinks were never empty and the only thing we had to ask for was, "Where the restrooms were?"
Overrated and overpriced – Okay, I had been to Wildfire in the past and always left feeling like I got a good value for the price. Times have obviously changed!!! The last time I visited, I was very disappointed in pretty much everything this restaurant had to offer. The service was slow and sloppy, the food was lacking in taste and presentation, and somehow the overall experience was much, much less than I would expect at these prices. I feel bad for saying this, but this is among the worst restaurants I have frequented in the last three years. When I expressed my disappointment in my meal, the waitress was very flippant with me, as if I was expecting too mcuh. I will not be returning to Wildfire in the future, as there are several dozen comparable restaurants with better quality foot and atmosphere.
Great food, no atmosphere – The food at Wild Fire is great but there is a total lack of atmosphere. Not a place that I would go on a date or with a group. The bar side is significantly better than the dining room but still quite stale.
Not Good – I have heard from a few people that this was a great place to eat so we gave it shot. Went on a busy Saturday night so we had to wait..no big deal but when the food arrived we felt we had waisted our money and time. Maybe the kitchen was wore out and overwhelmed. Very loud that night so conversation was impossible. We just sat there and ate poorly cooked food and stared at eachother. We prefer not to send food back or complain since it could upset the staff leading to more problems. Heard they are starting another place in Sun City.....Humm
cozy, good food – I've been here several times and the food is always good. Staff is always very nice and make good recommendations every time. It's a neat old building in downtown Georgetown and has a very cozy feel. The manager seems to be around every time and always comes around to check on the tables and make sure everyone is happy. I've tried everything from the breakfast to the mexican food and fish plates and it's all very good.
We've been to Wildfire a number of times. Being that we live in Round Rock, Georgetown is as easy to get to as Austin. The appitizers were creative and consistant, and I never had a bad steak there! Untill our LAST visit. The scallop appitizer which was so good before now consists of grilled scallops and bbq suace. I had the ribeye, It was pretty bad. When I informed the witress about this she sent the manager over and without a word took the steak and walked away, not asking if I wanted anything else.
I have never been treated so rudely by a resurant manager in my life!!! When the bill came he took the steak off but added $4.00 for a small plate of lettice that came with the steak. I have sent friends to Wildfire and have taken family there when they come through town. What Happened?
Great Food, & Family Fun – I've been to Wildfire in Georgetown many times, as I live in Hutto, 11 miles away. My family and I go here mostly after church for mid-morning brunch. Located next to the historic Palace Theatre, it is fun to get some grub at Wildfire then run over and catch a silver-screen classic. But on to the resturant...
Wildfire recently had several menu changes, so i'm dissapointed to say that Fireline Tacos, (one of their staples) is out. But that aside, Wildfire's interior is cozy, depending on the room you're placed at. The main dining room is spaced out and is enjoyable with the blinds open. The other room is generally where the
little kids and large families are put.
The food of Wildfire: an enjoyable mix of hearth & home favorites with some upscale flair. Such as steaks or Southwestern-Avacado linguini. But possibly too ambitious at times?
Pros: lots of choices
Cons: slower service
moderate to higher priced
So in conclusion, TRY IT!
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