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Jul 28, 2007 01:38 PM

Wildfire Coming To Tysons

Looked on their site....says they are opening in the Galleria during November this year......has anyone had experience with this Chicago based restaurant???

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  1. It's run by the Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group--creators of the local outposts of Maggiano's, Big Bowl, and Mon Ami Gabi. I'd say it's a pretty solid restaurant with very good food, but it's not going to beat the top steakhouses around this area. In Chicago, excellent service (may not translate here), very good sides, desserts, and and an excellent choice of non-steak entrees for a "steakhouse".

    1. Unfortunately, Tysons will be death on restaurants for a while.

      The traffic congestion is already ridiculous, and there are times of the year -- like mid-November to New Years -- where Tysons is impassable. Soon, construction for the new Metro stop will begin, and the traffic will choke even worse. As a result of the traffic problems, many of the information technology offices on Tysons -- that's right, and all of their expense accounts -- will soon migrate to either farther out, like Herndon and Chantilly, or closer in, when many DoD offices in Rosslyn and Crystal City are forced to move for physical security reasons.

      I'm not just making this up. A close friend is on the Board at the Tower Club and these are exactly the considerations that are discussed at all the Board meetings.

      1. Who needs yet another chain restuarant in Tyson's?

        1. I liked Wildfire the few times I went in the greater-Chicago area. It's reminiscent of Houston's but maybe less chain-y feeling.

          1. Wildfire is getting ready to open December 11 at the Tysons Galleria.