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“Great Restaurant in Northbrook” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Prairie Grass Cafe

Prairie Grass Cafe
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Ranked #4 of 110 Restaurants in Northbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Chicago, Illinois
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant in Northbrook”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I had lunch here with a friend yesterday. We arrived slightly after 1230 and the place was noisy and crowded. We were seated immediately and brought some very crispy warm bread. I had the tempura shrimp from the appetizer menu and a bowl of the soup of the day which was potato soup. It was a bit thin but tasty. The tempura was very good and the two together made for a perfect lunch. My friend had an omelette that was light, fluffy and very tasty. The first time I came here was for dinner. It is busy at dinner so we had a reservation. My niece and I shared the ancho skirt steak and white fish. Both meals were very good. But the steak was some of the best skirt steak I've had. The wait staff is friendly and the place is crowded with local office workers for lunch and a nice mixed crowd at dinner.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Very good food. I was in a party of 4 and we all loved our food. The Ancho Skirt Steak is amazing!!! Highly recommend!

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Thank Jodi R
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Napa, California
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Creative cuisine with outstanding service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

A rather noisy atmosphere but has outstanding cuisine selections with organic and healthy selections. The service is tops - with waiters refilling your glass after each drink and they have a good computer ordering service that has the details of your order going to the kitchen from a desk near your table. The crusted halibut had a very tasty sauce and vegetables and other entrees were equally enticing. Very satisfying dinning experience and worth repeating.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank 764pwa
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“best Northbrook restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Excellent food and atmosphere, service B/B- but not so bad it spoiled the experience. Dinner menu always good with organic products featured. Wide selection of excellent appetizers (pate, spring rolls, dates particularly good) and many good entrees (crusted halibut and sausage special of the day always good). Wine list good but not cheap, they also offer BYO as that appeals. We've eaten here many times and never had a bad experience, definitely worth trying if you haven't yet done so.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Chris P
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Whitefish, Montana
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168 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Another perfect bogo burger night.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Grass fed burger that is 2-1 on Wednsday . Served with crispy potato wedges. Order the burger medium rare for perfection. It's juicy, flavorful, and still 2-1. Everything else on the menu looks enticing but the prices are fairly high. Hard to stray away from this deal. Service is at a high level of making the customer happy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank TravelGuyMontana
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