Host your Wedding Reception or Private Event at Prairie Grass Cafe

If high quality food and excellent service are top priorities for your special day, Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) is an ideal setting for your wedding reception or other private event.

There are many benefits in choosing Prairie Grass Cafe for your celebration. With co-chef/owners Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris at the culinary helm of your wedding reception, you will be in more than excellent hands. Before joining forces twelve years ago to launch Prairie Grass Cafe, the two spent a combined forty years at the acclaimed Ritz-Carlton Chicago Hotel.

Stegner was the two-time James Beard award winning Executive Chef of the four-star Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, and Bumbaris was the Executive Chef of all food and beverage operations at the Ritz-Carlton and directed the hotel’s standard-setting banquet service. 

Prairie Grass Cafe is not only a food lover’s dream, but it also is a cost effective choice because everything—the venue, linens, food, beverages and staffing—are encompassed in one price. The smaller, intimate setting and the staff’s sharp attention to detail, coupled with the chefs’ outstanding food preparation and presentation, create the perfect atmosphere for your reception, ensure your guests’ enjoyment and make the day memorable.

Prairie Grass Cafe can provide a full service dinner for 150 people. The entire restaurant is available for buyout, or for smaller events, a private dining room can be rented.

On a tight budget or looking for a more casual celebration? A brunch or luncheon reception is also available.

Prairie Grass Cafe’s warm and comfortable interior, refined menu of seasonally focused food, and its experienced wait staff will add ease and elegance to your event. Décor can be brought in, but Prairie Grass Cafe’s inviting atmosphere is already the beautiful backdrop for an unforgettable meal.

Amenities such as a full bar and dance floor are all available on-site.

Prairie Grass Cafe does not offer standard party packages because every event is as unique as the people celebrating. The chefs will work closely with you to customize details including the menu, type of service, décor, and seating arrangements for each event.

For more information about weddings and other private events at Prairie Grass Cafe, call 847-205-4433 or visit

About Prairie Grass Cafe

Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, IL; 847-205-4433) supports Chicago’s Green City Market and local sustainable farms, selecting the freshest ingredients to reflect the season. Prairie Grass Cafe currently serves lunch Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner Monday through Sunday. Dinner is served Tuesday - Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Monday and Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prairie Grass Cafe also serves breakfast Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays 9:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Light fare is available in the bar Monday through Friday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (847) 205-4433 or Follow Prairie Grass Cafe news at and on Facebook at


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