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Prairie Grass Cafe

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601 Skokie Blvd, Ste N6T, Northbrook, IL 60062-2813
847-205-4433
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Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Prairie Grass Cafe offers unique and outstanding food!

The menu is an absolute treasure hunt. For appetizers, we ordered the Crispy Brussel Sprouts and Tender Braised “Catalpa Grove Farm” lamb; both were generous portions and tasty beyond belief. For salads, we ordered the Marinated Sprout and Red Cabbage, Marinated Local Beet Salad and the Blood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Michelle G
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The menu is an absolute treasure hunt. For appetizers, we ordered the Crispy Brussel Sprouts and Tender Braised “Catalpa Grove Farm” lamb; both were generous portions and tasty beyond belief. For salads, we ordered the Marinated Sprout and Red Cabbage, Marinated Local Beet Salad and the Blood Orange & Arugula Salad; the salads were each unique in flavor and tasted... More 

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Northbrook
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A lovely ambience with excellent food. The service staff is efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food the prepared well, and presentation is very nice. There are number of interesting and tasty appetizers in addition to more standard choices. The menu choices offer good variety, and portions are good-sized. A little more expensive but the pricing is in line with the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is really good. The owner is a jerk, as is the bartender. Leaves a bad taste in your mouth If you don't deal with them, it's a nice experience and the food is very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A friend took us here based on the Chicago Magazine #1 Burger review. When we got there it was obvious that we were in for a great experience. The atmosphere is cozy and the service is outstanding. Our table was never wanting for anything. We sampled a few appetizers including the italian sausage flatbread and the butternut squash soup. All... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is one of the nicest treats I could have offered to my out of town guest who has shown me such magnificent hospitality. She raved about the food, was delighted to meet the chef/owner, Sarah Stegner. The service was tremendous. Even the wait staff was excited about the quality and reputation of the place. I am headed back with... More 

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chicago
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Prairie Grass Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in our area! All of the offerings are great but last night we enjoyed the "Shepard's Pie"---the most delicious version I have ever eaten. The taste was out of this world---a comfort food that was much more than a comfort! This restaurant is a cozy, comfortable spot but reservations are definitely... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I've been wanting to try this place since owner and chef Sarah Stegner left downtown Chicago ritz. So NOT disappointed. The venue was bigger and less "cozy" then I expected. But all the oieces of the decor, from art to menu design, fit the place perfectly. Food was good solid, nothing furfural and foamy. The mashed potatoes were incredible, the... More 

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Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I went here with a co-worker. No sooner did we sit down, we ordered and were served. It was like an express dinner, in and out in 1 hour. In this case, it was enough time, we covered what we needed to during time well spent. Overall the food was good and price was right.

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Wilmette, Illinois
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I visited this restaurant a bit back and gave it a so so review. Anyways, our family including relatives visited for a third time (over the years) for our Thanksgiving meal. It was, for the third time, the best thanksgiving meal I have ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant for Thanksgiving, it will be better than anything most people... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had a lovely dinner with my husband and two business associates. We had a wonderful meal. For appetizers we had the scallops which were served with grapefruit sections and avocado. We also had spring rolls and crab cakes. The crab cakes were delicious with a light coating. For dinner I had the filet of beef. It was done perfectly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Skokie Blvd, Ste N6T, Northbrook, IL 60062-2813
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 847-205-4433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?