Glen Prairie
Glen Prairie

Glen Prairie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glenprairie.com/
  • Phone: (630) 613-1250
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The beautiful Private Dining Room seats up to 40 guests and is ideal for a variety of functions including private dinners, wedding & baby showers, birthday parties, corporate meetings & exhibitions, and family gatherings.
  • Private Party Contact: Niki Gigov 6306131250x1238
  • Special Events: Private Dining Room Available for Parties

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Finley
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking for all dining guests
A word from Glen Prairie
With the intent to respect the environment and promote environmentally sustainable practices, Glen Prairie Fine Food & Drink (1250 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, Ill.), is a local farm sourced fine dining restaurant with contemporary American cuisine. The cuisine emphasizes hearty meat, pasta and seasonal dishes utilizing meats, poultry and produce farmed locally or from across the country from farms practicing sustainable farming methods and celebrates the joys of artisanal cooking. Even the takeout containers are compostable and made from sugarcane rather than petroleum based plastics.

Glen Prairie’s menu is designed to emphasize seasonal ingredients to showcase a variety of American flavors. The restaurant team shops local farmers' markets several times a week to source fresh ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Glen Prairie reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (24)special occasion (20)good for groups (12)great for lunch (12)romantic (11)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Consistently great
    Donna
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Really enjoy this little gem of a restaurant hidden away in a Holiday Inn. I highly recommend the beet bruschetta; fabulous blend of red and golden beets, arugula, goat cheese. We had scallops with mushroom risotto, which were great. And short ribs with whipped sweet potato and grilled Brussels sprouts. The mini desserts are nice; just enough to satisfy. Server was again outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mecca for Food Allergies!
    Jennifer
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The chef takes food allergies and sensitivities seriously and will speak to you directly by phone before you arrive if you want t make sure your meal meets your needs and is delicious! Gourmet cooking using organic, healthy, and locally grown foods! Great special wine/food nights and special menus. Management is warm and engaged. Excellent servers - especially Chella! This is our favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Felt Like Famly
    JessicaVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had forgotten that this was a byob restaurant and took some fun teasing from our server. This set the tone for a wonderful experience. We relied on our servers for suggestions and they immediately caught on that we wanted to try thing that are different. There were three family gatherings that came in and a large catering order that went out while we were there. Even with all of the larger groups in this small establishment, I never felt neglected. Excellent food backed up by excellent service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum....
    Partyof3
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were looking for an organic restaurant for a birthday dinner - this restaurant did not disappoint. Food was exceptional, only drawback is that the restaurant is loud and made it a bit difficult for conversation. Otherwise, no complaints. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    cdwall
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    LOve the food here. They locally source and have organic when possible. Great beer and wine selection. A great place for adults but there are also families with kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Donna
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I used to go here frequently, always enjoyed it, but somehow they slid off my radar screen for a while. My friend and I were looking for someplace to eat and catch up, have a little wine, and Glen Prairie came back to mind. They did not disappoint! Trudie was our server. She remembered us from a past visit. Delightful English accent, and attentive server. We had a bruschetta appetizer with arugula, gold and red beets, goat cheese, and I don't know what else; all I know is it was FABULOUS! Followed by a kale and apple salad -- very good -- and the halibut special. Outstanding! Many of the desserts are offered in a tasting size, which is perfect. We had a cigar zinfandel with dinner that was excellent. I highly recommend this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love that they have Gluten
    pwrbabe1
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Love that they have Gluten free options- so many of them too! Also appreciate the locally grown foods, and grass-fed meats!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in the burbs
    JennW
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    One of the places I can eat that isn't downtown. If I am not up for the driving and the parking I head straight to Glen Prairie for some well prepared and thoughtful food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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  • Great place with a cost
    Montana
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Delicious food . All natural and fresh ingredients. Most items can be Gluton Free at a cost. Cost is a bit high, and service is very slow, so make sure you provide a few hours when dining.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, decent prices,
    JudyAC
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Good food, decent prices, not too crowded on a Saturday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The quality of the food
    Flyfisher
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Kudos to the chef Mike Max for the dishes he created for our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Had the duck tacos as an appetizer than the pork belly and a bacon blue burger. The tacos were great, the pork belly was exquisite. So tender there was no need for a knife. Well priced, quality ingredients and great atmosphere. Will go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Service, Quality Food
    Jeremiah
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My girlfriend and I stopped by Glenn Prairie when she was in town visiting me in the west suburbs of Chicago. She's huge into humanely and locally raised food, so I won some points here! I got the bison steak and she got the salmon - both fantastic dishes. The unexpected highlight was the rustic hummus. Simple delicious. They come with veggies and these little pita "donuts" - definitely not the most healthy but I mean, come on, these were just insanely tasty. I probably ate too many as I filled up before my meal, but hey, what can you do. All in all a great experience and will be heading back there for A) the free appetizer coupon they gave us for next time (see, more hummus, yes!) and B) some more great food and quality, caring service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely worth a trip
    ViolaladyVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We were going to a concert in Aurora and were looking for a different place to eat on the way along the I88 corridor. What a wonderful find! Fresh local food prepared skillfully. Very tasty. Reservation was honored even though others were waiting. Service was fast and efficient. Don't let the location scare you away. Normally restaurants in hotels aren't worth the effort. This is a wonderful exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night at 5:30 PM
    Suburbsman
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We sat in the bar area- very busy and a TV was on. The set-up we were at was a round table- too big for two- had trouble hearing each other. Turned out lots of groups came in after us before a local high school dance- daughters and dads. Food was great. Split a salad- one entree pasta the other skirt steak. Excellent decaf coffee. Next time we will sit away from bar on other side of wall. We have been here multiple times and the food has been consistently great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem!
    Krismo22
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Found this restaurant on Open Table! The farm to table menu is something we like to take advantage of. It did not disappoint. We had the Espresso rubbed pork tenderloin and Pike. Both were fabulous. The mac and cheese is a dish they are known for and came with the fish. Very good! Great drink menu and service. We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Pleasure
    chicagocunc
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I had a great time on Valentine's Day. Our server was professional and attentive. Our food was a delicious dining experience. We can't wait to go back and we have shared our joy with everyone we know - church friends, neighbors, co-workers. Chef Danny presents a great dining experience, and Glen Prairie proves to please their guests. The bartender was fast, friendly and handled that busy bar quite well. The hostesses kept up with a busy evening, and seated people as they were able. Even though it was a busy night, the flow went smoothly, and there were plenty of places to sit and wait, without it being uncomfortable. Lovely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines dinner was great
    MTan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentines dinner. Abbreviated menu including a fixed price 3-course meal. I had Baked Oysters with bits of bacon (superb), a very good chile braised beef shortrib, and their flourless chocolate cake. My wife ordered off the menu: chopped kale and apple salad, Sea scallops, and closed with the creme brulee. The Sea Scallops were by far the star of the night. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Trudy, our server, was super freindly and provided out of this world service, which thankfully took the edge off my irritation of having to wait 30 minutes despite reservations and the bar area being so packed we were constantly asked to move as servers tried to access their tables (ended up retreating into the hotel lobby to wait for our table).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines day massacre
    Valentinesdaymassacre
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    First off, let me say that we've dined at Glen Prairie in the past and it's always been wonderful and we'll be back...just never on. Valentines day! We made a reservation a month ahead of time however, when we arrived they informed us that there would be about a 20 minute wait. Anyway, we finally got seated about 20 minutes later and then we sat at our table and waited - no water, no bread, just waited. About 10 minutes later a server greeted us and then about 5-10 minutes after that we at least received some water. Our wine did not come for a while. We order off the valentines day menu and everything was tasty - especially the oyster starter.and the short ribs. other problems included missing silverware and no champagne (email special)
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    RubendennyVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Always. Every time I'm there, I try something new. This time the short ribs, but also shared with my friend having scallops. Just thinking about how good it was makes me hungry again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal
    OutandAboutVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Don't let it's location stop you. Everything was yummy.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Farm to Table find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Glen Prairie was wonderful. The menu selection is fantastic and the food is superb. We went during restaurant week, and while we opted to make selections off of the full menu, the prix fixe options sounded divine. The food was fresh, and the cuts of meat were top of the line from great grass-fed sources. Presentation and service was excellent and I can't wait to return. Glen Prairie also offers a new dining rewards program which we signed up for. I am looking forward to returning and accumulating points.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We ate on Friday at 6:30 on and the restaurant had a good mix of patrons. Service was efficient, kind and lots of delicious choices. We were seated on the dinner side and not the bar side. We were able to have a great conversation and enjoy our meal. The bar side was active but not overbearing and it would be an enjoyable place to stop another time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu is unique & flavorful.
    Jules
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    The menu is unique & flavorful. Hard to choose an entree.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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  • My son and I went to dinner
    Penny
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My son and I went to dinner expecting to have a good dinner, but nothing spectacular. We had the roasted beet with arugula bruschetta. It was fantastic. Both of us were really impressed with the entire meal and the service. Come to find out there is a new manager, and the service and good were excellent. My husband and I had been to this restaurant several years ago, and the service was terrible, the food was just okay, and we had pretty much decided not to go back. I can tell you that we definitely will be back now.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the mark today
    HoagesVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Ribeyes were to salty. Still made me pay for them. Usually very good food. Oh well, I guess their human too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    pinjoh541
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We eat here frequently, the food is always excellent. We had the pike and short ribs for our entrees, then shared the apple crisp for dessert.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food is wonderful and the atmosphere great. The best part is that you can actually have a conversation here without having to strain to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hostess rude to start and
    Kbtb
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Hostess rude to start and ended up being our server. Became nicer as evening went along for our party of 7. Won't be back though. Too late to redeem herself after initial greeting at the door.
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  • Great place
    katmaz
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I went to Glen Prairie on Saturday night, had a wonderful dinner. We had Trudy as our server, she was the best server I have ever had; she recommended the Mac & Cheese. She did not steer us wrong. I will be coming back more often, bringing more people to enjoy this great restaurant. Ask for Trudy, she will take good care of you.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Dinner
    Cari
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We were a family of 7 and all enjoyed our meals. It was a great way to spend part of Christmas.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    kilroy
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    On Christmas Day we had dinner around 5pm. Our waitress (Trudy) introduced herself and seemed pleasant. We ordered our dinner and did not want any drinks other than water. Our waitress never stopped back to see if we needed anything else. They add an 18% gratuity to all meals. Our service did not deserve an 18% tip and I really don't like restaurants that automatically add a tip. No incentive to the staff to excel at customer service. The food was good but nothing over the top and the poor customer service really takes away from the meal. No one from the restaurant even stopped to ask if we needed anything. The manager or owner walked past our table several times and never acknowledged us until after we paid and were leaving.
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  • Delicious Food
    Keith
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I had the prime rib and my wife ordered pork, both were delicious. We ate there with 3 friends and everybody enjoyed their meals.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Made a reservation here not knowing about the place ahead of time. Really just based on the fact that it was open on Christmas Day and I didn't feel like cooking. The service was fast and friendly (even while working a holiday,) The food was superb and the portions were absolutely perfect. I will definitely be returning. I can not recommend this place enough.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    Gamoke
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The scenery in Glen Prairie is unique, but not overly-exhilarating. We started with the stuffed jalapeños, which were good, but lacked the full amount if flavor I believe they could have had. The main entrees, the espresso rubbed pork tenderloin and the pike were amazing. The tenderloin had the perfect amount of coffee flavor and the pork was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend the tenderloin. The pike was a bit more mild, but was very full and it was obvious that it was very fresh. The drinks were creative and tasteful, and the service was very attentive. I wouldn't be hesitant to visit again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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  • Nicely done
    HoagesVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Osso bucco was excellent . Ciapino had some very good components. Shrimp & mussels were very good. Walleye & octupus flavor was a little flat. Manager took my criticism quite well. Very nicely done again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Nice place. Good food. Period. Used open table for reservation and were seated by kitchen door between 2 families with exuberant children. Thought a reservation would give us a nicer table location. Go figure. Brunch was good with large screen tv to watch football.
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  • Surprising and Sophisticated
    MinChicago
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Great experience! The food was great, and the service very well done. Very attentive server (Brianna) made us feel very well taken care of. My wife has sensitivities to food, and the menu was very diverse as well as organic and had gluten free options everywhere. Exotic and delicious bison ribeye was tender and flavorful. Not too crowded, but had a great vibe. Don't be put off by it being in a hotel or else you will really miss out. Dessert of creme brulee and a fresh berry zabaglione was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food! I highly recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Excellent food! I highly recommend the scallops and BBQ pork Mac n' cheese. This restaurant was featured on TV for good reason!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Thanksgiving Feast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Party of six for Thanksgiving dinner. Our server, Trudy, was excellent as always. The prixe fixe dinner was fantastic. Extra sides ordered were also great. This restaurant is consistently excellent for any occasion.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.