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215 N. Clinton St. (Lake St.) Send to Phone
Contemporary cuisine complemented by a mostly American wine program and cocktails with a farm-fresh focus.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

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: Chef-owners Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris earned a loyal following at their North Shore restaurant, Prairie Grass Café. (One bite of that sirloin burger, and you know why.) Fortunately, city dwellers no longer have to make the haul since Prairie Fire opened in the West Loop, in a historic railroad generator station. The menu includes its predecessor’s greatest hits---moussaka and ancho-marinated skirt steak on a bed of local beans, for example---as well as new dishes, such as spicy goat sausage with leeks, Tallgrass brisket with root vegetable mirepoix and purple potato mash, and duck ballotine with Cognac-marinated prunes. Have a love affair with Prairie Grass’ pies? They’re served at this location, too, but be forewarned choices like sticky toffee date cake may lead you down another path. Other desserts are familiar but indulgent, as in double chocolate cookies with vanilla ice cream. The roomy space allowed for an expanded, if largely American, wine program. Meanwhile, cocktails take a market-fresh approach (bank on that cosmo being prepared with house-made cranberry juice).

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