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  4. Distance: 1.19mi

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  1. Distance: 0.70mi
  2. Distance: 0.82mi
  3. Distance: 0.82mi
  4. Distance: 1.19mi

About Prairie Grass Café

Chef Sarah Stegner joins husband Rohit Nambiar & fellow chef George Bumbaris in creating this casual Northbrook restaurant, boasting a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Wood-top tables without tablecloths give the main dining room a contemporary feel while seating is also available in the bar area. A menu, changing monthly, features contemporary American fare featuring seasonal ingredients. For dessert, Chef Stegner's mother bakes delicious pies.

601 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 9:30am-2:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 205-4433

Website:
http://www.prairiegrasscafe.com/

Parking Details:
There is a large private lot attached to Prairie Grass Cafe for easy access.

Executive Chef:
Sarah Stegner, George Bumbaris

Private Party Facilities:
Prairie Grass Cafe can accommodate semi-private parties of up to 14 guests & private parties of up to 45 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Rohit Nambiar: (847) 205-4433

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Prairie Grass Café Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Seasonal (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Cozy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fun (5)
Organic (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Disabled Access (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great as always.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

FANTASTIC MEAL..ONCE AGAIN..CRAB CAKE(PLEASE MAKE AS ENTREE),CHICKEN CUTLETS,CAESAR SALAD..TOP NOTCH SERVICE AS WELL..THANKS AGAIN

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We love it here because the food is always delicious and the service is fantastic. We have a Tree Nut Allergy and they are always so careful we are confident about going.

We had a wonderful birthday dinner for my husband! Thank you!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had not been here for a long time and then only for the burger. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and great service. We had a NY strip and flank steak and both were perfectly prepared. The sides were also wonderful, as was the salad. Very nice and we will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Good food and service. V loud! Hard to have a biz conversation over the noise level

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very attentive staff, menu with many options, fresh ingredients. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

What a great find. Bartender made the dining experience fun! A great start to dinner with pate and whitefish for entrée and finished with French silk pie. The dessert I could have done without but the appetizer and main entrée were worth it. Would dine here again for sure!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We loved our food at Prairie Grass. We had a delicious flatbread as an appetizer. They made it without bacon so my vegetarian guest could share it. The Shepherd's Pie was great. The crispy chicken entree was also tasty.

Service was terrific!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Consistently good experience with quality food and service at reasonable prices.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is always a positive dining experience. My margarita was too strong and just reeked of alcohol, but the food was all great. They are outstanding burgers, though the portions seem smaller over time. Salads and soup were excellent and the duck was outstanding too. I usually get seafood, which I totally enjoy, but went a different route this time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Having dinner at Prairie Grass is always enjoyable. The service is excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was so poor that it was comped. Very surprising as the food and service in the past was outstanding. I think they have sa new chef.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was pretty bad....I was very surprised by the lack of interest in our table. Staff was obviously annoyed anytime we asked for something. Very disappointing and almost humiliating!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great service for our group of six for lunch and delicious food, we all enjoyed our meals. Plus good coffee, and I’m very particular about my coffee.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

AS TWICE WEEKLY VISITORS..NEVER DISAPPOINT..GREAT MEAL NEW YEARS EVE ,TOO...FILET WAS NOT A MISS..EXCELLENT..GREAT SERVICE..THANKS

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We always enjoy Prairie Grass Café. The food is delicious and service is always good. Pricing is also reasonable.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

I found a hair in my omelette. This is the second time this has happened dining here (the 1st time I was almost finished and didn't say anything). This time I had just bitten into my food so I had no choice but to mention it. They took it away and brought me a new one a bit later, but I was disappointed to see that they still charged me for it at the end of the meal. We also had tea and dessert, so I'm surprised the server made no effort to compensate me somehow beyond just bringing me out a new one. I'm not sure I'll be returning because why do I keep having hairs in my eggs?! It's disgusting! I'm sad though because this was my go-to local business lunch place...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Prairie Grass has long been a favorite and never disappoints. Instead of my usual lunch choice of a (great) burger or salad, I tried the mushroom omelet - which was perfectly prepared.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great Burger/Great Service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Portions small for cost, food was tasty and fresh. Service was slow. Very very noisy and hard to hear friends across from me in the same booth. Disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Jose , our server was great!! Impeccable service. We had skirt steak, Brussels sprouts salad and the vegetarian dish. All delicious and beautifully presented. We will be coming back here for sure.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for family brunch. Service was very good, good value, nice menu. We went back the following weekend! Service wasn’t quite as good the second time around, but it’s close to home, the food is solid, and it’s kid friendly, even though considered “upscale”.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The service was horribly slow and inattentive all evening. Server took orders and brought them to the wrong people, even a single glass of wine ordered 2 minutes previously. Noise was over the top given that the 20-year-olds dining in our party found it to be too much. Waited 20 minutes for initial drink order to be taken. Not rushing back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a solid pick; easy neighborhood favorite. Had the special shepherds pie made like a beef stew, not too heavy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We loved it. The ONLY reasons for not all five stars in all categories was that it seemed a bit loud ... very few sound absorbing surfaces. And, the food was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Seasonal
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service was great and the food was good. I think the food could be better tasting by focusing more on flavor and less on creativity!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Good restaurant for business meals and for people with a variety of tastes - everyone I've ever brought here liked the food and intended to return. Great hamburgers (salmon burger too), salads, omelets, and daily specials!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Change your Chief Tilapia needs a great sauce to be used with this bland fish. Noise level was difficult to carry on any type of conversation. Too much hard surfaces. I t may be the fashion but Francesca's suffers this problem.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Birthday celebration

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Really enjoy dinning here. The food is consistently delicious and the wait staff very knowledgeable. Will. Definitely. Return in the near future.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Too loud portions too big parking poor at this time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The staff is exceptionally friendly and the server was patient, did not rush or push menu items.
Hd a great chance to visit old friends who found the place centrally located for all.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is always excellent at Prairie Grass. I have never had a bad dining experience here. Location, parking and service are all good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Menu needs to be expanded, was hoping for more of international spin on things. I also thought it was pricey for what you get - pasta and ribs.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always great food! Our waitress continued to try to up sell drinks and appetizers. She was flat out rude when we declined. But PG is usually a great experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was very good service tends to be a bit slow but the servers are friendly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place for a ladies night or drinks, fun birthday lunch or dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a great place for brunch. We were celebrating a soon to be new addition to the family, but were a small party (6 of us). The hostess and waiter were great about accommodating us some extra space due to the number of gifts we brought with. The food was great. Would definitely come here again.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food is aways tasty and well prepared. There is really something for everyone. Seasonal pies are not to be missed!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Six of us gathered for brunch. The drinks and coffee were good, food was fine but omelets needed more flavor. Nice brunch/lunch choices. Great service-attentive when necessary and Casually inattentive as we sat and chatted.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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