Seven of us met at the Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook for my husband's birthday. Fortunately my husband enjoyed his ahi tuna, steamed broccoli and the pinot noir wine he chose. Four of us were really turned off by the mediocre quality fo the food, and at such high prices. The first tip I had -- the chef harvests "organic" fresh basil from the flower pots in front of the restaurant -- right alongside its busy parking lot and flanking the Edens Expressway! My "parmesan-encrusted whitefish" arrived on my plate looking like a deep-fried corndog. My son-in-law's salmon was dry and my son's greek pie of feta, spinach and lamb was so heavy he could have pumped up his biceps if he'd done curls with it. The restaurant cordially replaced his meal with a meat pasta, which was just as heavy and nearly inedible. Our waitress was great, but the owners gave her too many tables to work and had her pretty harried. Dessert was a slice of seasonal pie, blackberry -- which turned out to have about seven blackberries on it and a heavy cream cheese filling and fat-laden crust. I was still sick from it the morning after. Tab was $300 including tip -- all for indigestion and a bad night's sleep. Will never go back.