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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MS
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 17 hours ago

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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L
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

DG
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 17 hours ago

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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OT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

LD
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 17 hours ago

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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j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Years!

a
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 16 hours ago

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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NS
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.

CN
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 16 hours ago

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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KB
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 16 hours ago

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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M
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 16 hours ago

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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M
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious holiday menu and service.

Glen Prairie
Responded 16 hours ago

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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BK
Birmingham
6 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 16 hours ago

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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OT
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 16 hours ago

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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t
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. My wife has dietary issues but they are always accommodating. We always get Ella as our server she's the absolute best.

Glen Prairie
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi timh, Thank you so much for your kind words! We will definitely pass on your compliments to Ella! We are so glad that you enjoy dining with us, and hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Great service!

M
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The gluten free bread for the duck bahn mi sandwich was just not a hit. Definitely needs an upgrade on the bread, there are lots better gluten free choices on the menu though!

LR
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The only thing I gave a ding to was to ambience, which was impacted by the high noise level. This was most likely a product of all the clean modern surfaces but it still made having a nice conversation over a lovely meal much harder.
Our server was great, the food was wonderful; overall it was a very good experience the only negative was the noise level.

ME
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We go to GP a few times a year and enjoy the food and get good service. Friday night was busy so we expected a bit longer wait— no big deal at all. My husband enjoyed his Bologna’s and my salmon was cooked perfectly but was salty. The glaze was really good. The polenta was firm on the outside and creamy on the inside. I would order this again but just request no salt in the fish. All in all it was a good meal. Glad to see they are changing up the menu in addition to the specials.

a
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Extremely fresh ingredients with good sized portions!

Glen Prairie
Responded 17 hours ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience here! Our Executive Chef takes great pride in hand selecting the best ingredients to feature on our menu, and we are happy to hear that it shows. Best Wishes, and hope to see you in the restaurant soon!

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TM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really like this restaurant and their effort to serve local.

RS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beyond excellent service. Love this place!

N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent as well as the wait staff. My only complaint would be the tables are a little large which means you're sitting far away from your date preventing the feeling of having a more intimate dining experience.

W
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food with very satisfying portions.

CS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always. Had the duck sandwich. Edna was our server. She was great. You can actually hear the person your with and talk.

DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lots of gluten free foods.

OT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria took good care of us

FM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service...

CO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, AWESOME Gluten free menu, delicious food!

LB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always! We will definitely be back again soon.

PH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Iris is a great server. I brought someone new to my secret place and he absolutely loved it. He's a foodie and couldn't believe the outstanding flavors. I highly recommend this restaurant. Great local family farm ingredients!

KN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

CK
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I’ve been here at least a dozen times over the years, and have always given them a five star rating. Unfortunately, this time I can’t rate them quite so high. Our server was inattentive, with a lengthy periods of absence and long delays in getting requested items. Our food arrived, but the sides were cold. The server offered to replace the sides. Unfortunately, when the food came back the side dishes were warm but then the meat was cold. Not the best experience I’ve ever had.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time dining there and it was a great experience!

OT
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maria our server took great care of us.

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

2 in our party ordered steaks cooked medium. One was medium. One was med rare. Fish was over cooked. Understaffed.With servers

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There was a significant upcharge for the gluten free dessert. I was not told that. The waitress specifically said that there was an upcharge for gluten free bread and pasta. No mention of dessert. It has been years since I have been here. I remember it being better.

B
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food choices!
Split pea soup for Fall feeling.

WV
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Vegan option was very tasty. Service was great. Bar area was loud for a while but got better.

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