Glen Prairie

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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vipDocZ
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This 2020 Restaurant of the Year is our favorite because the staff is amazing. From beginning to end, always a perfect experience. A plus is that everything is sourced locally and made fresh daily. Great gathering place and also has space for larger groups. So happy this is in the neighborhood.

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Busydjd
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely space and delicious fish fry!
Server was very helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome awesome food

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LynneD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh, thoughtfully prepared food. relaxing evening out. Will be back soon!

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Hollandmiki
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious well prepared food in an inviting atmosphere with friendly, efficient staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from our server Maria
Excellent food

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the food, and the service that Maria provided! We will absolutely pass on your kind words to her. Hope to see you in the restaurant soon! Cheers!

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vipLisaMcD
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We’ve dined here several times before, this time was lacking. There were some minor issues, like over salted salads, soy sauce decanter in place of balsamic vinegar that were quickly corrected. And they purchased our desserts, and salads because of it. Our server Nicole was awesome! She made up for everything. My biggest concern was that the filet and ribeye was not up to par. Not for the cost or expectation. Lacked tenderness and flavor. We will return again because we typically have a good dining experience here, but I don’t think I’ll order the beef again.

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi LisaMcD, We are so sorry that you were disappointed regarding your most recent visit to Glen Prairie. We take great pride in providing wonderful food, and service to our guests, and I am sorry that was not your experience. I have made our Executive Chef aware of the food issues that you experienced during your visit, and we will do better. I am however happy to hear that Nicole took such wonderful care of you, I will make sure to pass along your kind words to her.

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vipDebK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Unlike past experiences where the food is generally very good, our meal on Saturday, 2/22 was over seasoned and very disappointing. Our beet salad was so salty it was not enjoyable. It seemed like there was some other strong flavor as well but I am not sure what it was. Both entrees, a featured, baked shrimp and the whitefish were over seasoned.

Since we have had several good experiences dining at Glen Prairie, we will give them another try.

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi DebK, We are so sorry to hear that your most recent visit was not up to our typical standards, and that you left disappointed. Our aim is to make sure all of our guests leave here happy, so we take all issues that are brought to our attention with service or food very seriously. I have passed along your experience with the food on Saturday to our Executive Chef, and we will do better. We truly hope that you will give us another chance to show you what Glen Prairie is really about!

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VTGal
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Group Dinner! We had a group of 20 women who met before an event. Our server was AWESOME! Not only did she get us in and out in a timely manner, but the food was very good, the service was wonderful AND she was able to give us all separate checks. We even had a private room without even requesting it. This is the second time we have dined here with a large group and the second really nice experience. I would absolutely recommend it!

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi VTGal, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us, and that Nicole took such wonderful care of you! I will make sure to pass along your kind words to her! We hope to see you back in the restaurant soon! Cheers!

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vipThomasP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite go-to places.

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TerryH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been going there for a number of years. For birthday or family get together' s.Several of us love the meatloaf.

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 27, 2020

Hi TerryH, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experiences here, and that you love the meatloaf! I will pass on your compliments to Chef Mike! We hope to see you in the restaurant soon! Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great as usual, just a bit noisy. One of our favorite places to eat!

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and for your continued support of Glen Prairie! We are so happy to hear you continue to enjoy your visits here. We hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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GaryE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time guest, very impressed. When I mentioned to friends that I had been at Glen Prairie, they all chimed up to say it was among their favorite places. I can see why. Nice ambience, very good wine list, excellent food.

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 18, 2020

Good Afternoon GaryE, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Glen Prairie! We take great pride in our menu (food and wine) and do our best to make sure we have a variety of options available for all of our guests, no matter their tastes! We hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Planned a delicious quiet dinner for our wedding anniversary and Valentine’s Day. We got exactly what we hoped and desired. The food is some of the best I’ve had in the DuPage Co area!

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review for us, and thank you for choosing to spend your Anniversary/ Valentine's Day with us! We are so happy to hear that enjoyed your meal, and your time with us. We hope to see you in the restaurant soon!!

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vipHelenM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Glen Prairie, great food and attention to detail.

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi HelenM, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at Glen Prairie, and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipMdpm
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Went to GP for my birthday because I’m gluten free and the menu looked pretty good with lots of options. Sorr of disappointed to find out that to get the items gluten free there is an up charge eventhough this is not on their menu or anywhere on their website.

I’m fine with an up charge but it seemed a little “sneaky” to not mention it at all until you are sitting at a table ordering.

The cocktails were not good. Unbalanced and needed refinement.

The service was painfully slow which caused a soup and salad to drag on for over an hour and a half.

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vipAnaQB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had liked this restaurant in the past and chose it for my group's get together as it is close to the highway. Parking was full and had to wait a bit to get a spot close to the entrance. We were there on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was busy with groups attending events in the attached hotel. The restaurant was very accomodating in dealing with a last-minute change in our reservation. Most people in our group was very happy with their meal. My flatbread was tasty but way larger than I anticipated. The atmosphere was lively and a bit loud. Things got quieter after 9 pm.

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi AnaQB, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us! I am so happy to hear that we were able to make accommodations for your group during your visit, and that your group enjoyed the food as well. Thank you for selecting us for your groups get together, and we hope that you continue to choose Glen Prairie in the future!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive server. Great lunch

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and the service! We hope that you come back to visit the restaurant soon!

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vipMelissa
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love how gluten free friendly they are! Todd is a terrific server and the food is always fantastic.

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, and for your continued support! We are so happy to hear that you enjoy our many gluten free offerings, and of course the service! I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Tod as well! Cheers, and we hope to see you soon!

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Great
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review for us! We hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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Live2eat
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

What a treat to eat delicious GF food that’s locally sourced. Love dining at Glen Prairie!

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hi Live2eat, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoy all of our gluten free, and locally sourced menu options! Thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great gem in the west suburbs. Don’t miss it.

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experiences here with us, thank you so much for your support, and we hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I don't eat out often but when we do it is often at Glen Prairie. We love the farm-to-table and local supplier focus. Every item we have tried has been very good. We have taken many friends with us to Glen Prairie and they have all been very happy with their experiences.

Glen Prairie
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review for us! We are so happy to hear that yourself, and the friends that you have introduced to Glen Prairie have enjoyed all of your experiences here! Thank you so much for your continued support! We hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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jmac
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Glen Prairie! We had Edna as our server for the 3rd or 4th time ... she is wonderful and so accommodating!

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hi jmac, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so glad that Edna has been taking such great care of you during your visits to Glen Prairie! We will pass along your kind words to her! Thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see you back soon!!

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Francophile2
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service just ok not very attentive. Very noisy as a party was taking place in bar area. Food mostly good, soup tepid temperature. Fries very hot...which is how I prefer them.

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 30, 2020

Good Afternoon Francophile2, I am so sorry that our service, and food was not up to your standards on your most recent visit with us. We appreciate all feedback provided to us by our guests. I will most certainly inform the Chef of the tepid temperature of the soup, and speak to our staff about the attentiveness of service. We hope that this does not dissuade you from coming back in the future. Best Wishes, and we hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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vipGeorgeT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience at Glen Prairie. Top notch food and service.

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 23, 2020

Hi GeorgeT! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed both the food, and the service during your most recent visit! Best Wishes, and we hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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MargeS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My friend and I both had the lamb shanks which were excellent. I had gluten free bread which was rather dry and hard. The service was excellent, unfortunately there was an excessively loud party in the restaurant and it was very hard to hear. Several patrons complained to management who did what they could but not much they could do to quiet the party down.

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad to hear you and your friend enjoyed the lamb shanks, and the service! We would like to apologize again for any inconvenience the loud party in the restaurant may have caused to your dining experience during your last visit. We hope that this does not keep you from returning to the restaurant in the future. Best Wishes, and hope to see you back soon!

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Leeny
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always return because the food is great and the gluten free options are outstanding!

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DGPaul
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food and local beer selections. Reasonably priced for the quality and quantity.

They could use additional waitstaff as there were some waits during the meal.

Highly recommended!

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal, and our local craft beer selection! We sincerely apologize for the wait that you experienced during your meal. Our goal is to provide seamless service from beginning to end of meal, and we are sorry we did not meet those expectations. We hope that you come back soon, and let us prove to you that we can. Best Wishes, and hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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LarryD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glen Prairie has been a reliable place for dinner since they opened more than a decade ago. Now that I’ve discovered a gluten allergy, they are a reliable and safe establishment for me to eat. Everyone is very knowledgeable about gluten and their selection is vast and delicious. Even my “regular” friends rave over the gluten free cheese curds!

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 16, 2020

Hi Larry! Thank you so much for your continued support over the years! We are so happy to hear you continue to enjoy dining with us! We take great pride in learning as much as we can about the products we are serving so we can provide the best service possible. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, and we hope to see you in for some gluten free cheese curds soon!

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jimj
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years!

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ag1agc
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

THE restaurant, is active, so there is a loud tone in the place. Food is excellent, our server forgot to bring us a few things, but she was covering a lot of other tables.

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback, and for choosing to spend your holiday with us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal! We sincerely apologize that the service was not up our usual standards and we hope that will not keep you from visiting the restaurant in the future. Best Wishes, and hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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NancyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Probably should note that we went to Glen Prairie for the first time on Christmas day. The menu was limited (acceptable to me since I appreciate their being open on a holiday).

Our table for 4 was seated quickly after arriving, but service was very slow after that. Our server explained they were using a special event room and the servers weren't used to the table order - which explains why there appeared to be a lot of confusion amongst the staff as to what table ordered what item - salads and drinks were hopping tables to try and locate the proper person, and one drink at our table was turned into a salad before being corrected. We weren't in a hurry, but I took away a star for the lack of staff preparation prior to open. The food was delicious once it arrived, and still fresh, so it hadn't been under the heat lamps - that was much appreciated since the salmon and prime rib would have been over-cooked if it had.

Overall it was a good experience, and I'm looking forward to trying it again on a normal service day when I can get a better feel for the service and normal noise level.

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CelieN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals our group dined on were absolutely delicious. My husband commented that he felt the food was as good as any of the great restaurants we’ve enjoyed in Chicago. The waitstaff was very kind and attentive and gave helpful suggestions. Overall we were very impressed and would highly recommend this establishment.

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 16, 2020

Good Afternoon! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, and for spending your holiday with us! We are so glad to hear that you and your group enjoyed our wonderful food, and service staff! We hope to see you in the restaurant soon! Cheers!

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KarenB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so delicious! But, the service makes you feel like you are special.

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 16, 2020

Hi Karen B, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us, and that our staff made you feel so special! We truly appreciate you choosing to spend your holiday with us! Best Wishes, and we hope to see you in restaurant soon!

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Mbmoran
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Normally excellent. I don't know if it was due to the Christmas Eve crowds - tables too close together and the food was pretty mediocre.

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 16, 2020

Mbmoran, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback for us. We sincerely apologize that your recent visit was not up to our usual standards, and we hope that this does not dissuade you from visiting us again soon. Best Wishes, and we hope to see you soon.

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vipMary
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious holiday menu and service.

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 16, 2020

Hi Mary, Thank you so much for choosing to spend your holiday with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed both the food and the service we provided! Best Wishes, and we hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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vipBK2017
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we absolutely loved it. The food was excellent! Service top notch.. I live in the area and will return again. My GF has a gluten allergy and the menu had multiple options including desserts.

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 16, 2020

Hi BK2017, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your first experience at Glen Prairie. About 80% of our menu can be made gluten free at any given time (including breakfast!). We hope to see you in the restaurant soon to try more of our wonderful gluten free offerings! Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dinning here and the food was so good. We really liked the cheese curds with the spicy aioli sauce.

Glen Prairie
Responded on January 16, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Glen Prairie. We are so glad that you loved the cheese curds, they are a definite favorite! We hope to see soon! Cheers!

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