Glen Prairie
Glen Prairie

Glen Prairie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.glenprairie.com/
  • Phone: 6306131250x
  • 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
41 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (20)special occasion (18)good for groups (11)romantic (10)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Just keeps delivering
    Paul
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Glen Prairie is consistent in the quality of its food and service. Don't let this being a hotel restaurant mislead you - this place has lots to offer: changing menu, options for vegans, local food sources. We have never...never had disappointed guests that we have taken here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Great experience
    johnoooo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed the selection of slightly unusual items on the menu. The duck taco appetizers and roasted beet salad were delicious. The pork tenderloin medallions with whipped sweet potatoes and caramelized cauliflower were a great combination. Also, server was prompt and knowledgeable. All in all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Breakfast!
    ginavtobVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is a great breakfast spot and definitely not a typical greasy spoon (like every other breakfast place in the suburbs). Have some great options for foodies and then typical breakfast items as well. Great coffee (Lavazza).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Organic and Gluten Free!
    SeekingGFVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We started going here because we had been told how of the extensive Gluten Free menu. We have yet to be disappointed on the service, quality, presentation and atmosphere. Chef is often walking the floor to visit with guests. Don't let the fact that this restaurant is attached to a hotle detour you from visiting. It is amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding!
    jsamp57VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our first time here and it was an outstanding dinner for a special occasion. The food was wonderful, mostly local. Will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Hidden gem
    CanaryVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent dishes!!! Service is kind of hit an miss, sometimes it's great, often however, it's not all that attentive. it's close to where I live and food is great. I hope it improves on service and I will frequent this establishment on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • wonderful
    HrvesterVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Shrimp and Grits app, and Pork Tenderloin with sweet potatoes were awesome. Side of mac & chse outstanding! Our server Robert was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Sunday Breakfast Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Glen Prairie always has delicious and interesting menu options including many gluten free! My SO and I have been here multiple times and always love the food. The eggs benedicts are always cooked to perfection! I especially like the beef brisket for dinner - melts in your mouth! This was the first time we were disappointed with our waiter but it isn't going to stop us from returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Loved our waitress, Trudy. Good seasonal food. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day Event
    Fran
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have always enjoyed Glen Prairie for Thanksgiving but the food for Father's Day was just as outstanding. We were seated immediately and our wait staff was very attentive. Our food was not only delicious but arrived on the table quickly. I had the salmon which was superb. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Always interesting and delcious
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Menu consists of fresh, local produce, which the chef uses to creat interesting combinations of tastes and textures. We particularly enjoy their brunch menu and have enjoyed dining at Glen Prarie on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local find!
    GF2girlVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I am a regular at GP, and my wife and I have been going there for several years. We love the gluten-free menu, and as a celiac, I feel very safe eating here. The staff is knowledgeable about GF, and is militant about protecting their customers. For "regular" diners, the food is locally sourced and the chef is a genius. Be sure to order the mac & cheese! It comes in GF and "normal" varieties, and is not to be missed, no matter what else you're eating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice not to be rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We enjoyed a leisurely brunch for 7 & did not feel rushed in the slightest!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Went their with a client earlier this week and there were only 3 other tables occupied. I had a cup of soup the daily special, tortilla soup, and the beet salad and my lunch guest had a prairie salad. The size of the salads for the price were outlandish - the prairie salad was much more as a side salad size - common seriously, how much does another cup of salad cost to make the salad robust? I love, love, love tortilla soup and it was blended to be much more like gazpacho or just roasted tomatoe soup so missing the texture and consistence you are looking for in this soup. I won't be returning or recommending. The interior was very pretty and the waitress attentitive though.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 708 reviews are from the Glen Prairie reviews archive.
  • Aregulardiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Geart job with the gluten free menu items. The food is always very good. The non gulten free is superb also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinerVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I was a little hesitant because it is attached to a hotel, but the quality of the food and service surprised me. Great meal!
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  • a favorite
    cdwall
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    One of our favorite places because of the fresh food, gluten free options, good wine list and craft beers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Everytime we come here it is very good. I will continue to come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Great food, noise level is a little too loud. The bar is in the middle of the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only Brunch?
    Mveemkr2
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was good however we were kind of forced to get the brunch. We were not even offered to eat of the regular menu, they just said you can start at the buffett whenever you like. This made me feel uncomfortable to ask if we could order off the regular menu, like it was even an option. We actually would have preferred to order off the regular menu. But any who, the food was tasty and it was a pleasant place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a good time at Mother's Day Brunch. Our crowd most enjoyed the salads such as a kale beet salad and asparagus salad as we tend to eat on the healthy side. Variety of food was great. Only weak area was dessert table- flavors just weren't there with the exception of the flourless chocolate cake. Given it was Mother's Day, we were overall quite happy with the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh, local fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Had dinner here several times. Food is always well-prepared. Never had a meal here that I didn't enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy and POOR service
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We hoped for a quiet night out and were very disappointed with how loud it was and how close we were seated to the people next to us. It was impossible to have a private conversation. The Caesar salad was served as a wedge of romaine with dressing and accompanying croutons and fresh parmesan. The lettuce was bitter and it was awkward to eat. The wine was the smallest serving size I've seen anywhere recently, but pricey. The sea scallops were the best I've ever had and my husband's brisket was delicious. The service is spotty at best; the couple next to us were seated for 15 minutes before anyone came to their table. Completely unacceptable and very frustrating. Summary: good chef, horrible management and service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place to meet!
    Bre6577
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great place to meet clients. Food was good, plenty of space to hang out a bit and catch everyone up.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jennifer
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Chella is the best server we've ever had! After telling her our long list of food restrictions once, she remembered them exactly on our second visit. She spends the time to discuss our allergies and sensitivities wit the chef each time to ensure that our meals are just right. She is so personable and attentive - we have grown to love her like a daughter over the man y months we've been coming here. The food is always insanely tasty, using locally grown/raised foods and healthy but tasty ingredients. The chef is amazing and always open to suggestions. Their wine pairings are amazing and their management are so attentive and sincere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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  • First Timers
    MattG
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We were a group of first timers at Glen Prairie, and it was not a disappointing experience. The place itself is fantastic, quite different than I was expecting. The food was good (shrimp and grits were a must). Two of us ordered the burgers (special of the day...) and they were over cooked and bland. One ordered the fish (fantastic) and another a salad (good). The tap beers were wonderful, the service was good outside of the fact that we had to let them know what the specials were based off of the online menus. Overall, definitely a place I would visit again and recommend to otherse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salty and noisey
    motherof4
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Very noisey, there was a youth soccer group staying at the hotel and they were at the restaurant.....out of control (to no fault of the restaurant). Service was not great, again, tons of kids and families to serve. Kind of felt ignored. The dish I ordered was a chicken dish and it was way over salted. I actuactuallyalky couldnt eat it and sent it back. The manager as well ad the chef came to appologize, which was appreciated. I ordered anothet dish, flat iron steak, that was good. It wawasd unfortunate thay I vouldnt eat with my companion, as I didnt want her meal to get cold.
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  • easter flop
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Wasn't worth the price. The food selection was minimal. They ran out of prime rib at 1pm. No fruit, or potatoes outside of fried and the bottomless mimosas were straight OJ they served twice if you were lucky. Would not return or recommend to a friend.
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  • Easter Brunch Disappointing
    WheatondinerVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had heard great things about Glen Prairie so reserved for Easter Brunch. Terrible experience. We were seated in a hotel ballroom with zero ambiance; felt like a loud banquet hall. Food on buffet was uninteresting and often cold. Waitress never explained the beverage options or provided any assistance. Would not return for brunch.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went for the Easter Brunch. The menu looked good on paper...small selection. Needed to have a fruit table. Desserts table looked like it was purchased from the Jewel down the street. We were in a conference room. We would probably go back to see how the restaurant menu is.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great organic food. Had the
    Kathie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great organic food. Had the pike and it was cooked perfect. Mushroom risotto was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time around disappointing
    JSuger
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We ate here almost a year ago and it was great! Great service and great food. This time, the service was still excellent, but the food was disappointing. It wasn't nearly as memorable and wasn't anything special. I was very bummed as I remembered this restaurant so fondly from last time.
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  • yummy birthday lunch
    Love2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    my sister and brother and I went for my birthday lunch this week. I had a very good cobb salad and great pomegranate iced tea. The warm chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream was awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • 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.