FoxFire Restaurant Perseveres During Pandemic

Diners are using FoxFire Restaurant as a destination, even during the ongoing pandemic.

“We have regulars come here once a month or even twice a week, and I think they’re coming in here for a mini vacation,” says K.C. Gulbro, who owns the restaurant with his dad, Curt.

Currently open for indoor dining, FoxFire invites visitors to enjoy the same delicious food they’ve always been served in this casual setting.

Gulbro says his staff is doing everything possible to make diners feel safe and comfortable. The team has installed air purifiers capable of scrubbing out 99.9 percent of particles in the air, including the COVID-19 virus.

Staff members wear masks, and the dining room is limited to 30 percent capacity. Sanitizing stations are scattered throughout, and reservations are required.

What makes FoxFire unique, Gulbro says, is its ever-changing menu, along with the rotating wine and beer lists, which are updated throughout the year.

Longtime staples are always available, like the Napa Valley Chicken, which comes with chicken breasts, white wine cream sauce, green grapes and garlic potatoes. The Pittsburgh Style Ribeye is also a classic. It’s a 14-ounce angus beef ribeye charred on a hot iron and served with grilled asparagus.

While meat is certainly the star of the menu, there’s a growing offering of dishes for those who prefer a more vegetarian palate. Diners will currently find three vegetarian-inspired dishes, including a vegan cauliflower steak, which comes with grilled asparagus, sauteed spinach, herb gremolata and chimichurri sauce.

General manager Samantha Stanciu says diners are visiting, and they tell her they’ve felt safe while dining out.

“Everyone has been extremely happy, which has been great, and they thank K.C. and I for being open every day,” she says.

Foxfire is open for lunch Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and for dinner Mon.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Reservations can be made at or by calling (630) 232-1369. ❚

FoxFire is located at 17 W. State St., Geneva, (630) 232-1369.