A lush menu grows over at the Prairie Grass Cafe

Fri. August 26, 2022 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn

Prairie Grass Cafe, located at 601 Skokie Boulevard in Northbrook, Illinois, is a modern and well-crafted restaurant that will make diners feel at home. Owners Chef Sarah Stegner and Chef George Bumbaris have taken their vast hospitality experience and created an environment full of surprises.

Upon entering this establishment patrons will notice a bustling bar area with casual decor that is also modern at the same time. There's a wine club pickup at the host stand and special events in the bar throughout the year according to season.

Those that think this is just a coffeehouse with a cafe title, will be pleasantly surprised by the upscale items offered on the menu.

Begin with the baked feta cheese topped with banana peppers and tomatoes. Spread it on top of the bread that is served on the side.

The crew at Prairie Grass Cafe is proud to support local businesses by ordering ingredients from them. This shows in the fresh taste throughout the menu. The crispy shrimp rolls are an example of this as the combination of flavors come together to explode on a person's palate.

Wash it down with cocktails offered such as the PGC whiskey sour made with Koval Single Barrel Whiskey or a pineapple Nordic Nectar martini.

For the main dishes, the Lake Superior Whitefish swims in an extraordinary butter sauce and is served with mashed potatoes and broccoli on the side. The skirt steak with an ancho marinade and char-grilled red onion on top is out of this world. Spicy aioli is presented on the side along with a hearty amount of skinny fries. Try to catch the Artic Char special if available. Placed on top of a potato cake, this cold water fish will melt in your mouth and the cucumber salad on the side is a bonus to the dish.

The chocolate cake is thick and rich making it the perfect way to end the evening. Pair it with a cup of coffee or order a nightcap from a bartender before heading out the door.

Attentive service and friendly staff will certainly leave a lasting impression as guests leave the building. This is essential with the challenges that the restaurant industry has faced in the last few years.

The employees at Prairie Grass Cafe acknowledge what they have been through while being proud of the carryout and return customers they have built over time.

It is easy to see why with some of the best food on the block!

With such a rich and lush menu to explore, Prairie Grass Cafe warrants repeat visits in the future. Reserve a table at or call 847-205-4433. Sign up for the company's newsletter on the website for alerts on weekly specials and upcoming events.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable dining experience thanks to a strong vision and well-executed menu by the team at Prairie Grass Cafe.