Great food and service. Very
Great food and service. Very friendly & courtious staff ! The menu has something for everyone and the food is out of this world gooood !!! Great place for a date, or a casual night out with some friends . I Highly recomend Glen Prairie !
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The mac and cheese, soup (red
The mac and cheese, soup (red bell pepper bisque and an onion soup were both tried) were fabulous. Great steak and espresso pork tenderloin. I even tried a bit of my daughter's chicken tenders and they were delicious! Our server was excellent. We will definitely put this on our short list of places to return to in the western suburbs.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food!! We will definitely recommend to others, especially the Mac and Cheese with pork - as featured on TV!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was busy.
The restaurant was busy. We liked the menu selection and the variety of fresh ingredients.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great gluten free options
We had dinner with a couple who eat gluten free and Glen Prairie had a vast number of items from their menu that were either gluten free or could be made gluten free. My husband and I are not gluten free eaters and we marveled at how delicious the gluten free food was, primarily the gluten free flatbread crust and the cookie and chocolate cake. It was our second time there and we had the same waitress, Trudy. She was awesome! We will definitely eat there again.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A convenient location for
A convenient location for a small group of us to meet & have a good meal before heading off to another event is what we were looking for. What we found was a place that we'd all like to try again.
The wine & cocktail lists offered variety w/o being overwhelming & the menu followed suit. Some of us opted for specials of the day, others were equally pleased with the selections presented on the standard menu. The wine & food were fantastic & the bill fair.
Service started outstandingly, but as the place filled up our server was stretched to cover other parties - disappointing, but the food warrants giving them another try.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
OK, satisfying, but not spectacular
Food was well prepared with blend of unusual flavors. Cheese stuffed mushroom appetizers were excellently balanced in flavor and texture and are not to be missed. Food presentation was uneven. Very noisy until the crowd left and it was a little hard to hear the waitress. Seating was cramped with multiple parties in either the bar area or in a long table/booth with chairs on one side. Overall, a nice experience. Price for four people with one shared appetizer, four salads, 3 entrees, one burger, split deserts and one craft beer each was about $200 including tip.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's easy to be gluten free here!
Almost everything can be ordered gluten free and it still tastes amazing! BBQ Pork and gluten free Mac and Cheese is where its at! They even have gluten free beer!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful celebration. The food was great and the waitress was wonderful.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch 2013
The food was excellent. We will have to do it again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall very nice, but disappointin
Overall very nice, but disappointing that the flatbread came out burnt.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch on Mother's Day was great. It was our first time dining at Glen Prairie and we will definitely come back. The food was very good and a nice amount of variety was available. I especially enjoyed the Mac & Cheese & deserts. Thank you for a yummy and fun Mother's Day experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We heard others mention this hotel - restaurant, but never really thought about eating at a restaurant inside a hotel when we live in a quaint town with other "cute" restaurants. We were surprised at how wonderful the service and food were. They offer gluten free and vegetarian options on most menu items. We had a large group and we loved it. We will definitely return.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love this place
We love this restaurant...menu changes by season, but also keeps excellent standbys. The staff is friendly, interacting...always willing to help you with a recommendation on food and drinks. The decor is great, relaxed, urban feel. I would recommend for couples, girls night out or any occasion. Also a great place to stop and have a cocktail and appetizer.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A delightful find
A friend and I went because we saw on Chicago's Best. Our waitress was very personable and helpful. We had a beet bruschetta appetizer that was very good. I had a crusted pike that came with green beans and their signature mac and cheese. Delicious. My friend had a bbq pork served on top of a large bowl of mac and cheese. She said it was great. However, they didn't notice we had no bread until one of the staff walked by and asked if we wanted more and then brought it. We realized that our bread plates were left on the table next to us. They need to train the staff so that mistakes like that don't happen. I will definitely go back. I enjoyed it because it was not a run of the mill place.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food good service
We really enjoyed our dinner at Glen Prairie. Very cool setting, great food and service.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gluten Free Heaven
I have to eat gluten free so finding a restaurant that has more than one or two gluten free items on the menu is wonderful. The first time I was there I had the Scallops and Mushroom Risotto and it was amazing. This time I had Espresso Rubbed Pork and it was fantastic. I want to keep going back so that I can try everything on the menu that is gluten free which is about 90% of the menu.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went to eat at Glen Prairie with my fiancee and a couple friends for an early lunch. The restaurant is very clean and nice in appearance. The restaurant was surprisingly empty, which made me wonder how the food would be (you know a restaurant is good when it is packed full of people), but I was surprised at the menu. There were so many options, including vegetarian and gluten free options as well. This restaurant seems to use good quality ingredients. My friends and I were all very satisfied with our food and our service.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love supporting businesses
I love supporting businesses that rely on local, organic food. The fact that they accommodate gluten free diets is fantastic (which I must have)
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Find!
I had heard about the Glen Prairie for quite a while, but never had a chance to try it out. My sister took me out to dinner for my birthday and said I could pick the place. We went on a Tuesday night. The food was outstanding! My sister has gluten issues, and almost everything on the menu was available gluten free. Her gluten free mac and cheese was a real treat for her, and it was delicious (I stole a bite!). My carmelized onion soup was wonderful. All in all a very nice experience.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A typically nice evening out
This restaurant is only disappointing when the food is just good and not spectacular. The pork tenderloin was good, but probably could have been seasoned a little bit more. The chicken was amazing. I wish I could remember what it was called. As an aside, I think it's a bad habit to get into to let your customers listen to their tablet computers without headphones. It sets a bad precedent where many patrons could be in the dining area, each listening to their own entertainment while sharing it with everyone else.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gourmet food for less calories!
This restaurant prides itself on all entrees being under 500 calories. Portions are hearty. All fresh ingredients, locally grown produce, etc. I had the Wild Alaskan copper salmon special with dill sauce and asparagus. It was outstanding!! Wine list is quite extensive with many small wineries listed. This may be my new favorite restaurant!! a great concept without skimping on portions or great food.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Father's Day Brunch
Found this gem on Open Table, and the positive reviews were accurate. Our group of four ordered different items and each item was outstanding.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Has become a go-to place for us
Not the "usual fare" of other places - there are many items we will be going back to try. I never eat Mac N Cheese but tried theirs and enjoyed it. My fish was perfectly prepared - cooked but moist and tender. Vegetables were done well, too. We did not look over the alcohol choices so cannot comment - one person did enjoy one of the beer choices. I was confidently able to bring out of town guests here knowing they would find something on the menu to enjoy. To sum up - great food choices expertly prepared and a solid staff to help us.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoy this place. Local, sustainable food sources. Great new takes on familiar favorite.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time here and a little
Second time here and a little disappointing. First, they neglected to mark that we came so I got an e-mail from Open Table asking if/why I didn't honor the reservation. Second, service was particularly slow. It was more likely the kitchen than the server, although the server didn't stop by to say what the delay was or to apologize for it. Third, while the Chicken Giambotta and Pork Belly dinners were delicious, the Salmon was dry even though ordered medium rare. Also, they seated us in the bar area. I would have much preferred sitting in the dining room side. I'll try it again, but if the experience is the same as this time, I'll probably strike this one from my list of "go to" places.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the visit
You would never expect to find this good of a restaurant attached to a hotel chain that isn't even associated with having food. The restaurant isn't owned by the hotel which is probably why they do such a good job. The food is high quality and executed well. The service is attentive and thoughtful. The ambiance is a little unusual since the beautiful bar is the main focal point and it dominates the room. It is still a hotel restaurant so there are going to be more families (kids). However, we enjoyed ourselves and will make a point of coming back. The food is totally worth it.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty well sourced meals
Tasty well sourced meals for the health and environmentally conscious.
They offer grass fed beef from local farms AND nearly all menu items are available as gluten free. There are also many grain free options for your paleo friends.
I only advise that you go after 7pm if you want to avoid the families with screaming children
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salads were excellent. Sea
Salads were excellent. Sea scallops, rissoto special and flat iron steak entrees were good. A very good selection of moderately priced wine. Nice ambiance.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an enjoyable evening...
What more can I say about this experience other than great food, friendly and courteous service (Thanks Chella), and a good glass of wine? Server told us about weekend specials that they have, this past weekend was Lamb and Wild Boar Meatloaf, would have loved to try it but I will be looking for for the upcoming specials... we definitely will be going back for more!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We saw this restaurant on
We saw this restaurant on "Chicago's Best" tv show and decided to check it out It was a Wednesday night so it was slow so I don't know how loud it is when it is crowded. We really enjoyed it. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the ambience was good. My husband and I agreed that we would both go back.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing gluten-free menu choices!
I had the gluten-free mac and cheese with barbequed pork. The cheese sauce (and the BBQ) were unbelievably delicious!
The next time, I tried the the GF Reuben sandwich (with the mac and cheese instead of fries). First time I've had a Reuben in years, and it was fantastic. Same for the creme brûlée. The service was also great. We went early in the day, and I found the room to be chilly both times. Maybe it warms up as the restaurant fills up later. I brought a sweater when I went back for lunch the second time, and was very comfortable.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Holiday Inn Food is great
Who goes out of their way to go to a Holiday Inn to eat? Right, no one. But Glen Praririe is well worth going to. Conveniently located at Finley & Roosevelt Rd. Food is fresh and the grits and shrimp are as good as Table 52 downtown. Give it try.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fourth visit still good
I go here because the menu is unque and the service is friendly. Our fourth visit over the last two years reinforced why I like Glen Prairie. Midwest cuisine was very well prepared. The local sourcing is a nice touch. I haven't had the same thing twice, the menus varies over time. Nice wine list. Our server recognized us from our last visit probably 4-5 months ago, very nice.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been wanting to try Glen Prairie for a long time...I wish we'd gone there sooner! We were there for a date night with another couple. We ALL enjoyed our food & service....from our appetizer to desserts! Our server Robert was great! The mac n cheese is outstanding! I also appreciated the fact that the food & drinks came out in a timely fashion. We had a really great experience!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best I've had there yet.
My wife & I have dine here often. Sat night was the best yet. Marcapone,honey,tomato toast was the best appitzer I've had there. To bad it was just a special. Tortilla soup was done nicely, not to over powering. (wife thinks ground pepper is spicy,she enjoyed.) grilled salmon special was grilled nicely &held flavour thru out entire fillet. I don't normal order salmon in the Chicago land area because it loses something to get here. The was my best meal yet here.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
its was fabulous
Loved it! First time there -- brought friends from California. All enjoyed everything we ordered (service was great too) - esp the special appetizer with honey and the beer cheese soup. We all ordered different entrees - pork bellies, flat iron steak, scallops and pork tenderloin and tried each others -- delicious! And the mini desserts were perfect. I plan to be back and also share my enjoyment with more friends.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service, as always
This was our 4th or 5th time, and just as good each time. Love that ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced when possible. Never disappointed with anything, food or service.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the gluten-free choices!
My physical therapist had told me about this gem of a restaurant and I thanked him profusely! The atmosphere is so nice, the food is terrific--just about everything on the menu can be prepared gluten-free, plus my favorite--you actually get gluten-free food on your table! Wonderful all around.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's an odd location - attached to a hotel in the middle of Lombard - just odd. Not near a tourist area. Very nice decor, food was very fresh and good. We both needed to add a little salt, which I don't remember ever having to do at a restaurant. Our waitress was great, but described the "stuffed mushrooms" without mentioning they were fried. Might not have ordered them, but they were good. Had to rush out due to time but definitely would go back. Wine list was good.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have heard about this restaurant
I have heard about this restaurant and have always wanted to try it. I organized a business meeting / lunch there and we were all very pleased with everything. food is great, atmosphere was great. good central location. I would go back again and recommend this place for sure.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chef Danny and his team did it again! Another awesome meal!
We got the stuffed mushrooms again and everyone loved their entrees.
Trudy was great; professional, knowledgeable and hospitable.
We will definitely be back again!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would never have expected such a wonderful interior for a hotel located restaurant on a busy road. Stunned, our party enjoyed their orders of Duck, Salmon and Steak finishing all plates. The small bite choices for dessert are a great idea and a great way to finish a wonderful meal. We will definitely be back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Found this restaurant going
Found this restaurant going through the Open Table list. It seemed to be different and the food sounded good. I took my friend there for her birthday. We decided to try appetizers since they sounded so good and forgo an entree.
We had the beet bruschetta which was delicious. Every flavor of the ingredients could be tasted. Then, we tried the duck tacos, which were also delicious. The pork belly sliders are special. They are succulent without being greasy. Wonderful. Lastly, we had the mac and cheese with the pulled pork. I did not grow up eating any kind of mac and cheese and never order it in restaurants, but it was our understanding that it was a signature dish. It was terrific.
All in al, our experience was very positive.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another job well done . Tried
Another job well done . Tried the bison ribeye . Was very good .squash bisque also very good. Wife's pork tenderloin also well prepare. Not so fond of small table.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Locally used foods
I like the concept of the restaurant using locally grown foods from the Midwest. I wanted to try something new and this definitely sounded interesting. The restaurant is attached to a hotel, but stands on its own. The burgers were great and the fries were amazing. Great selection of wines and beer on draft.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to enjoy a gluten
Great place to enjoy a gluten free meal.. the caramelized onion soup was really good and the creme brûlée for dessert was amazing!
Can't wait to go back and try the gluten free waffles for brunch!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Thanksgiving Feast
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.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food! I highly recommend
Excellent food! I highly recommend the scallops and BBQ pork Mac n' cheese. This restaurant was featured on TV for good reason!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprising and Sophisticated
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.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM