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Prairie Grass Cafe

American Restaurant, Burger Joint, and Bar$$$$
Northbrook
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7.6/10
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  • Ranked #2 for American restaurants in Northbrook
  • Diego R.
    "Excellent food recommend the skirt steak"(3 Tips)
    Susanne
    "Greek salad is the best!"(3 Tips)
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  • michael m.
    Fantastic fresh farm to table fare. Nice wine but excellent food.
  • Diego R.
    Excellent food recommend the skirt steak
  • Cindy K.
    Everything is great at Prairie Grass Cafe, delicious, fresh & locally sourced. Sustainably responsible. Love their fish (arctic char & white fish), crispy brussels sprouts, smoked salmon flatbread-yum
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SmithJanuary 26
    Came here for Saturday brunch - everything was good, a little on the pricier side. But they have mimosas, which are hard to come by for brunch in the suburbs!
  • Edd S.
    Edd SantosDecember 27, 2015
    It wasn't what it use to be. Food was average and service was just so so.
  • Freda M.
    Freda MoonAugust 30, 2014
    A bit disappointed with the $12 Bloody Mary supreme. $4 more than regular Mary buys one shrimp and one olive.
  • David L.
    David LevinsonJuly 30, 2014
    Have a Dark & Stormy (Gosling's rum and ginger beer) for a taste of of old Bermuda.
  • Wesley K.
    Wesley KeyserMarch 28, 2014
    The windows are a bit drafty during the winter but they are next to the booths which are fairly quiet unlike the rest of the restaurant which is really loud. Space aside, great food. Ahi tuna was +1
  • Fran L.
    Fran LansMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Local Omelet was great
  • Globetrottergirls D.
    Globetrottergirls DaniOctober 6, 2013
    If you come here during pumpkin season, have the pumpkin bread French toast with cream cheese and fresh baked pumpkin! The chiliquiles are also delish.
  • Julie G.
    Julie GeorgievaSeptember 8, 2013
    Love that they source sustainable and organic ingredients from places like Mint Creek Farm.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CMay 30, 2013
    The rigatoni with sausage tastes great.
  • William G.
    William GunnApril 6, 2013
    Greatest Eggs Benedict Ever! Nothing you pick can be a bad choice.
  • Susanne
    SusanneJanuary 3, 2013
    Greek salad is the best!
  • David S.
    David S.November 14, 2012
    First time I ate here - December 2004 - Billy Corgan was at the next table.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Prairie Grass Cafe is nominated for Most Inspired Kids' Menu in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at timeoutchicagokids.com/awards!
  • Juan L.
    Strawberry cream pie is Amazing!
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineMay 8, 2012
    Crowds here can be maddening, but it’s a small price to pay when there’s high-style comfort food like crab cake, juicy roast duck, and a killer skirt steak to be had. Read more
  • Patch
    PatchFebruary 23, 2012
    For more information, including the full menu and hours, check out Northbrook Patch. Read more
  • Kristin J.
    Kristin JJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    : if your getting lunch, they have the best tuna melt and salad combo.....to die for!
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsJanuary 10, 2012
    At this Northbrook eatery, seasonal fare will make mom and pop smile, but kids’ Tall Grass burgers and mac and cheese will bring on small grins, especially with make-your-own-pizza Fridays. Read more
  • Bleu C.
    Bleu CaldwellAugust 4, 2011
    Wednesdays are two for one burgers. The servers might glare at you, but go for the deal anyway. The burger is delish!
  • Kim K.
    Kim KleemanJune 29, 2011
    Fab service. Fav food- try the crepes or penne pasta for lunch
  • Laurey T.
    Laurey TMarch 12, 2011
    Food mediocre. Service poor.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KniewelNovember 11, 2010
    tuna salad on wheat is a1.5 sandwich so u can take 1/2 with you!
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CohenNovember 7, 2010
    Try the skirt steak
  • Kristin A.
    Kristin ArnoldJune 10, 2010
    Horrible service but fabulous food!
  • Alex P.
    Alex PeraFebruary 26, 2010
    Great burger, voted #1 in Chicago, to save money go at lunch and get the same burger for more than half the price.
  • James B.
    James BretzFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the duck!
  • Will T.
    Will TrienensFebruary 10, 2010
    Great bread!
  • Matt P.
    Matt PaisJanuary 24, 2010
    Chicago magazine named the burger best in the city. Not quite my #1 but it's great. Top 10 for sure.
  • Bob J.
    Bob JohnsonJanuary 5, 2010
    Baked feta cheese and liver pate are terrific appetizers. Mom's pies are great too
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