GREAT FOOD - GREAT LOCATION
Having dined here on four different occasions I can confidently say that the food here is simply delicious! I am not a vegan/vegetarian but they seem to have a great selection if you are. The Strawberry-Banana Crepes are delightful and the breakfast potatoes are perfectly seasoned/prepared. During my last visit the table ordered, and raved about, the Braised Beef Short Ribs with Cauliflower Gratin, Rubbed & Grilled Skirt Steak, and Turkish-Style Lamb Meatloaf. Try the lobster Stuffed Avocado or Shrimp Saganaki for appetizer as we enjoyed both. I found the service to be good although a little slow with a party of six at dinner time (I didn't mind because I was enjoying my company). I highly recommend Prasino and will definitely go back!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went w/two other couples to
Went w/two other couples to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary--having just renewed our vows at church. Made reservations for four, but ended up being six at the last minute and we were fortunate enough to obtain a table to accomodate us. Food was excellent. I had the carrot pancakes, others ordered omelets and everyone enjoyed their particular choice. They are very generous in serving size. We all walked away full. Since I had made our reservations on opentable.com and indicated it was our 45th wedding anniversary, I was surprised that they did not recognize that in some way. We have previously celebrated either a birthday or anniversary there and received a small bottle of champagne/wine. We love Prasino and would go back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Service was great. It was very crowded (10:00 Sun. a.m.) Lots of kids and very noisy. It was hard to hear each other talking. Next time we'll try to be seated outside.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both the food and service are fantastic. This is the place to go if you have a family of vegatarians and meat eaters. Everyone is happy because there are so many choices. Leave room for desert !
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
GOOD THINGS PREPARED IN GOOD WAYS
I REALLY ENJOY GOING TO PRASINO. THE BRUNCH IS SO FRESH AND LOVELY - JUST TRIED THE SAVORY CREPE BREAKFAST WHICH WAS AWESOME, USUALLY I GET THE FRESH BERRY CREPE BUT, HONESTLY ALL ITEMS ARE GREAT.
TRY THE FISH TACOS OR ANY OF THE TACOS - THE DINNER ENTREES ARE WONDERFUL ALSO. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS
FRESH, THE PREPARATION AND PRESENTATION IS WHOLESOMELY DELICIOUS. YOU WILL FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE
AND IF IT COMES WITH THEIR GOLDEN POTATOES - YOU MAY JUST FALL IN LOVE.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prasino is a favorite restaurant to dine at for all occasions! My family decided that we have to keep coming back until we have tried everything on the menu since it takes us so long to decide. We usually end up sharing our food since everything is so delicious!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
really good but could be better
This was my second experience at prisino, first time at the la grange location. The food was as excellent as i remember however i preferred the cooking of the chef from the Lincoln Park location. The recipes are the same but obviously the chefs are not from location to location. Also our waiter may have been newer because he definitively seemed very nervous whixh lead to awkward interactions, but he was good at checking on our table. Overall if my next trip.will be to the location in the city especially considering that you'll have to fight for parking and at least in the city they offer valet. Also the la grange location was slightly more casual and family friendly
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dining experience
It's a rare occasion that we can find something to complain about at Prasino, and this visit was just as expected - amazing food, great service, perfect wine pairings... Can you tell we love this restaurant?! We were surprised to see so many vacant tables, though. I know it was a crummy night so hopefully people were just staying home to avoid the unseasonable chill in the air. I would hate to think this amazing place is struggling! But the slightly lower noise level made for a very enjoyable evening out with my honey! :)
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch, divine and healthy
Delicious breakfast or brunch served fresh in a clean and modern space.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
great atmosphere! delicious
great atmosphere! delicious food....and caters to special diets...whether we adhere by choice or necessity :-) :-)
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was friendly and
The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious. At our table we enjoyed Skirt Steak, Salmon, Lobster Roll and a Hamburger. All were prepared to our specifications. We plan on returning quite soon. Keep up the good work!!!! People should go to La Grange and try them.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was absolute perfection. Waiter was sincerely charming and attentiveness was just right. Unfortunately, our appetizer was severely delayed (was with a dear friend, we talk nonstop, but eventually it occurred to us that we should have had food by now. 20-30 minutes?) and they brought me the wrong entree. It was lovely and delicious, but the waiter appeared 5 minutes into my meal with the correct one in his hand. It was very awkward, because I was obviously eating someone else's dinner! Perhaps it was just busier than they expected that Thursday evening, but they may want to train support and kitchen staff a little more thoroughly.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prasino - Lunch
Food is delicious and always fresh at Prasino. Waitress was not very friendly and we felt like we were being rushed. Other than that, I would recommend this restaurant.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best restaurant in the area!
So, I live in the city and frequently eat at Prasino in Wicker Park - which I love! This location has subtle differences in the menu but is equally as good. I had the fresh market fish and the lobster avacado. Both were very good. The lobster avacado is probably my favorite thing on the menu at both locations. The other person I was with had the pork chop and it was also very good. All in all, this place is very good. I would go back and recommend it to others.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big First Date
A lovely lady and I met for our first date at Prasino. We were seated
In a booth where we felt we had the entire place to ourselves. The service and especially our waiter, Sergio, were splendid. He brought out the gifts I brought her on cue. He gave us plenty of time to talk. By the way the food was also delicious. We will definitely return for a return engagement.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and something for everyone
One of the many reasons we like Prasino is the fresh, inventive dishes with something for everyone. Our party of 7 had a meat eater, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, cancer patient and picky teenager. We all found something on the menu we loved. Plus, the cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks are imaginative and refreshing.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I met three friends at Prasino
I met three friends at Prasino and we had a wonderful time sitting outside enjoying the nice evening and sharing several dishes. The food is delicious with a nice presentation. Our waiter was fantastic - very aware of our refill needs and available for questions and multiple requests. Also, when undecided about which wine to select I was offered a taste of both. Finally, it was nice to have a restaurant which fit all of our needs, including vegetarian and gluten free preferences.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative food for diverse taste
Whenever we go to Prasino, everyone has a great meal.
Special diets, diverse taste, and true foodies all find dishes that are and fresh and original takes on their favorite foods..
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prasino - La Grange
After movie dinner. Fish tacos were fresh and delicious. The serving was four small tacos; good for sharing. The salade Nicoise was nicely presented, fresh, great taste, but the kitchen left off the potatoes. The waiter was kind enough to get them, but it was a little disheartening to get a small dish of potatoes on the side when the rest of the presentation was quite good. Service was attentive.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with Friends
If you enjoy good food, creative preparation, fresh, organic and locally-sourced ingredients, comfortable seating and atmosphere, then give Prasino a try. You'll be back!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
overall, great food, healthy
overall, great food, healthy choices, with unique choices.
will go back.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always grood food and service
Prasino is on our short list of dinner spots that we love. We find the seasonal menus delightful and enjoy trying new dishes. Burgers are always good and there are several decent gluten free options...especially the short ribs (yum!). The gooey butter cake is an amazing dessert treat.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We drove 72 miles round trip to the LaGrange restaurant and it was well worth it.
The salad was scrumptious and very satisfying.
The skirt steak was cooked to perfection, literally. My wife had the same choice and was most pleased.
Our server introduced herself and was most attentive throughout the meal.
Service was properly timed.
To top it off, the restaurant aware of our special occasion gave us a complementary desert that was terrific.
We left feeling that we look forward to the next time we will dine there, 72 miles not withstanding.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobster Omelet with Truffle - yummy
We were very pleased with our breakfast/brunch this last Monday. The ability to have gluten free pancakes to go with the very yummy Lobster Omelet made our day.
We will be back soon!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another good meal at Prasinos
I love that Prasino's offers details on their menu for both vegetarian and gluten-free options - so helpful and appreciated! Thank you! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the restaurant smelled very strange the evening I went for dinner. Luckily it was warm enough to sit outside (nobody was dining inside). I couldn't put my finger on it, but it was almost a spoiled fish smell...would NOT have been appetizing to sit inside. Other than that this was yet another yummy, casual, hassle-free dining experience at Prasinos.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prasino is Awesome!
I'd been to Prasino a couple of times for breakfast and no doubt it was great. But last week, I took a friend there for a birthday luncheon. Prasino was awesome in every way. Prasino's lunch menu was great! Service (as always) was top-notch! Had a wonderful time. Will definitely be back and soon. A big thank you to Prasino. My lunch get-together was most enjoyable!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had been to Prasino one time before (a month ago) for lunch on business. Very good experience. Decided to go again for dinner with my wife and another couple. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food, service, and atmosphere were was excellent. Short Ribs were fantastic. Looking forward to going again.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh organic food and wines
The menu had a wide variety of organic, fresh foods, from fish to porkchops, lobster rolls to a noodle dish, vegan dishes, and carnivor offerings. We started with flatbread, that was enough for 4, but my wife and I ate the whole thing. Then we had the Prasino salad, very good, we split this. Then we finished with the salmon on a bed of spinich, very good but too many greens, after the salad. My wife had a drink made with grapefruit juice and gin, along with some other ingredients, that was very good, nice aroma and taste. I had a glass of the Pino Grigio, organically grown and bottled, very nice. My wife also had wine, but I don't recall the name. With taxes and a 20% tip, we spent under $95, reasonable in my opinion
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we had made a reservation for Sunday morning breakfast because the place was packed. Loved the hippie omelet and the wonderful juices.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Prasino
So far I've always liked Prasino their La Grange location! I've had bad dates, good dates, meals with my boss or my department or on my own; have also ordered carry-out there. I like the ingredient they use and everything is so tasty. Their lunch so can take more than an hour so if you want to go make sure to make reservation on line and talk to the waiter when you get there. (I do think though they need more waiters/waitresses) Please keep up the good work
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Prisano's for my birthday dinner. It was our first visit, and we had a great time. The food and service were outstanding. We liked that the waiter explained the eco-friendly concept of the restaurant. Can't wait to go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
tasty vegan food
I really like the scrambled tofu eggs with potatoes and great vegan pancakes
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone;s favorite restaurant out here. My daughter lives in Los Angeles and never fails to eat at Prasino's when she's visiting. We love the fact that the food is made from fresh, local ingredients, that it has vegan and vegetarian options and that the preparation is simple but original and never greasy or overly heavy.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome restaurant, the ambiance
Awesome restaurant, the ambiance was perfect for the special occasion. Would definitely recommend to friends.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prasino's never dissappoints
We have most of bithday family getogethers there and it accomidates my vegan, vegetarian and meat eating family. They are always ready and set to serve us with pleasant wait staff and great food choices at reasonable pricing.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server was attentive. Avocado
Server was attentive. Avocado with lobster appetizer was excellent. Mussels were excellent. Beet salad was good. Crab cake appetizer had a little too much filler and was overcooked. Would definitely go back there, but, would not get the crab cake.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner at Prasino
We had a really enjoyable dinner at Prasino. Everyone found something they really enjoyed, even as several of people in the group have dietary restrictions. Overall, it was a great night.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This past weekend, my family (wife and two kids; 11, 15) and I went to this restaurant on a whim. We are vegetarians, and had grown tired of the same-old, same-old food in our area (Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park) and wanted to venture out further west, but we did so expecting to find few good vegetarian options. Boy were we surprised. Prasino is in a wonderful location, the ambiance is elegantly contemporary, and the food was excellent. There were many vegetarian options and everything we tried was fresh, tasty, and well presented. We would definitely go again.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh, flavorful. My friend and I split three appetizers. The farm flatbread (blue cheese, drizzled with honey) was warm and crunchy with a great balance of salty and sweet. The lobster salad in avocado was phenomenal, as usual. Fish tacos were warm San fresh- ask for addl chipotle cream sauce for a chin-dripping experience! We dashed right across the street for a $5 movie at the Classic LaGrange Theatre. Great night!!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good menu, good food, poor service
We enjoyed our meal at Prasino's. Eggs and sandwiches were satisfying, Mediterranean plate delicious. The service was slow however. We noticed our waiter spending at least 5 minutes taking the orders of 2 people at another table.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh, Local Options American Fare
Offers fresh, locally-sourced meats and produce. American menu with ethnic nuances. Lunch options were mainly sandwiches, salads, soups with a handful of entrees. Staff friendly but not very knowledgeable about wine and food. Server could not tell us the differences between 2 by glass red wine options. Server also did not ask how I preferred the lamb to be cooked. Both instances showed the lack of knowledge of food and wine. Timing on food presentation too rushed. Soups had not yet been finished but the sandwiches were already brought out, forcing the diners to help the server find a spot for the new plate. Pricing a little high for lunch. For the price point, the servers should have a better knowledge of food and when to serve.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going here for a long time now. The food is always consistently great. The only thing I would change is the music - there's always this beating music playing.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience! The service was wonderful and the food was good. There were a variety of food choices and there was something for everyone in our group.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The crabcakes with the saffron
The crabcakes with the saffron sauce were the best we've had anywhere. The main courses, we had the lamb chops and short ribs, were good. Beverage wise The Moscato with infused mango was a real treat, If you are a coffee lover don't miss having a cup of their coffee,
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would dine there again
I enjoyed my visit to Prasina very much. The wine was very good as was the food. The atmosphere was perfect for a second date and the service was spot on. The restaurant is also very conveniently located regarding parking and a movie house.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've always loved prasino.
I've always loved prasino. But they went above and beyond this time. Checking in at the table not too often but often enough and the food--- amazing FOOD. Highly suggest the veg out omelette with whatever juice Their juices are amazing! Thanks again for the great experience Prasino!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time visit
My friends have been raving about this place for months and I finally got there. Place is huge but laid out nicely. Room in the middle for big groups, intimate booths for couples or small groups. Dinner was excellent: really rich lobster roll (hot on buttered croissant), Loved the sweet potatoes that came with the butternut ravioli and the beet salad was to die for.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
They're not on the menu, but the bartender made some fantastic French martinis!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another cozy dinner at Prasino
We had a good time and lovely dinner experience at Prasino Saturday night. The special soup was excellent as well as the hamburger and Scottish Salmon dish. Chocolate mousse dessert was rich but not too sweet...the perfect ending to a fine dinner.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood gem
Great place with fantastic quality food in suburbia Lagrange.
1) Service - impeccable
2) Food - large portions, excellent, delicious, fresh...
Lamb Chops... 3 good size lamb chops on a bed of spinach salad
Mussels with 4 pieces of grilled toast (small size but large enough for a meal)
Margherita Flatbed - again, large enough for as a meal, but can be shared as appetizer
The so-called 'small' portions are large enough to be an entrée.
3) What surprised me the most is the price ..... it is probably the most reasonably priced restaurant around.
Great neighborhood restaurant with Great prices! Prasino would definitely be our new go to place for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. celebration!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM