ROCKFORD, Ill.—An easy drive to the Riverside exit in Rockford, Illinois, GreenFire bills itself as a “bustling American contemporary farm restaurant, focusing on simple, seasonal cuisine.”
GreenFire’s exterior is painted in earth tones of green and terra cotta with large picture windows surrounding the restaurant allowing natural light to pour in. The sprawling interior’s color scheme is an attractive shade of purple with teal-colored window treatments. Further enhancing the space, you’ll find unique chandelier and pendant lights twinkling in the enormous restaurant. It was a gorgeous evening and a band was setting up to play, so we decided to sit outside under the big tent while the weather was still cooperating. Inside, it was packed.