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“Excellent Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Prairie Grass Cafe

Prairie Grass Cafe
601 Skokie Blvd, Ste N6T, Northbrook, IL 60062-2813
847-205-4433
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Ranked #4 of 104 Restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Chicago
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167 reviews 167 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Excellent Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

We had not been back to Prairie Grass in a number of years. Our friends said they were just there and the food was good, so we thought we would give it a try. We are glad we did. Two of the people at the table had the white fish. It had a good flavor. I had the tilapia, which was excellent and the fourth person had the skirt steak and it was great. Both couples got a Caesar Salad to split and it wad more then enough and very good.

The deserts were good. I loved the Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. A good judge of a restaurant is their coffee and this was perfect.

Our waitress was outstanding. Good service and an even better sense of humor.

Worth the trip to Northbrook.

Visited November 2013
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Great week night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great farm to the table menu. Excellent service. Fun to eat in the bar area. Great bartenders. Nice atmosphere with a mix of families and couples.

Visited September 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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729 reviews 729 reviews
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392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
“Good Business Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Business took me to the area, and I needed a restaurant for dinner with a client. At the client's recommendation, Prairie Grass Cafe was selected. We had a good experience overall. The location was convenient, and it was easy to find parking. The reservation was handled appropriately; we were seated at the reservation time. The menu had a good variety of options, so everyone in the party was able to find something they could enjoy. I thought the meal was a tad on the expensive side for what we ate, but not absurdly so. Service throughout the meal was good--our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Everyone thought their food was tasty--not amazing, but tasty. I certainly wouldn't put this near the top of my list of great Chicago restaurants, but for a good business meal in the Northbrook area, it was just fine.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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“Average Food and Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Went here for a birthday dinner. The restaurant in itself is very nice and the menu refelcts farm to table. That being said the menu is very limited. There are some nice starters, slads and main dishes. The specials where very seasonal. The best item we had was the pumpkin fritters and barley soup. Nothing for vegetarians and the other choices did not seem very interesting. It was nice to try this place but do not plan on returning.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Horrendous service and management that doesn't care”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I have been here a few times and never has the service been good. Since it is in my neighborhood I thought I'd give it another chance this time for brunch...it was a mistake. the server was rude, the food was wrong, no beverage service, a server with a bad disposition ....this time I asked to speak to the management. Rogan the manager on duty does not care about customer service. He was dismissive and is in need of retracing or find a new line of work. The food is overpriced and the food is never cooked to perfection there are too many other places in the area to go for food and service. stay clear of Prairie Grass.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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