Prairie Fire


Chefs Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris of Prairie Fire - Chicago, IL

215 North Clinton Street
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 382-8300
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat-Sun 5pm-11pm

Prairie Fire is the spirited second venture of the duo behind Northbrook’s popular Prairie Grass Café—two-time James Beard award winner Chef Sarah Stegner and Chef George Bumbaris. The restaurant occupies a national landmark building, conveniently located in Chicago’s West Loop. The seasonal, small-farms-forward menu proves that old-fashioned favorites can take on new dimensions when there’s no shortage of passion and commitment. A classic dish of steak and potatoes becomes something to write home about when a melt-in-your-mouth filet is paired with a creamy, smoky, old-school twice-baked potato that’s amped up with local cheddar and bacon. A Winter Vegetable Salad is raw, crunchy, and vibrant. Honey from the restaurant’s own beehive (housed at Heritage Prairie Farms) becomes the focus of an annual Prairie Fire event celebrating August’s sticky harvest—where community involvement, environmental responsibility, and authentic American comfort food intertwine, naturally.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Tall Grass Beef Fillet, Twice-baked Potato, and Mushroom Sauce
  • Winter Vegetable Salad: Beets, Carrots, Beauty Heart Radishes, Kohlrabi, Fennel, and Three Sisters Pea Shoot Tendrils

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