Prairie Moon

1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston IL 60201
$$ American

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston IL 60201
  • Cross Street: Church Street
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 847-864-8328
  • Features: Full Bar, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

Prairie Moon - Prairie Moon Patio

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner - Patio 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday
Dinner - Patio 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Patio 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner - Patio 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Patio 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Patio 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
Dinner - Patio 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We exceeding government and CDC standards in sanitation protocols, such as, all of our staff wear masks, tables are physically distanced, and we provide 10 minutes of sanitizing tables in between reservations.
Because we have limited tables and seats, we are limiting all reservations to one hour and twenty minutes to allow for 10 minutes of cleaning and setting the next reservation.
There is street parking and a parking garage just a few steps south of Prairie Moon at Church Street and Chicago Avenue.
Yes. Additionally we have a specials menu and family meal kits and dinner for two options. Our full menu can be found on our menus page of our website www.PrairieMoonRestaurant.com/menus
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 279 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 13, 2020
Jennifer S.
A+ Dinner was superb, as always! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2020
Mayre P.
Felt comfortable with spacing between tables in the outdoor dining section. Our server was excellent and appreciated her recommendation for a hard cider to try. Food was very good. Overall, had a great dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2020
Marc O.
Great food, amazing service, and hands on owners. This place is a must when around Evanston.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2020
Manfred B.
The people there were very friendly. The food is excellent and prepared the way we asked for it. It was a good dinner and very relaxing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Kate G.
Love this place—hatch chili enchiladas were outstanding! Love to see them on menu permanently. Prairie moon is Evanston’s gem!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2020
Elisa L.
Wonderful service, great experience. I had a few special requests, and they were so great about giving nice service even in the constraints of this crazy covid time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2020
Eric P.
A very pleasant experience. Both the food and drink selection were excellent. Nice food and friendly service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2020
Nicole C.
Prairie Moon is terrific!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 29, 2020
Melanie B.
We were allowed early to our reservation, which was awesome! It was a hot day, and none of the tables have umbrellas, but when the sun set, the hanging lights and street lights were nice. Our server was attentive and friendly. She recommended a good beer for me, which is impossible. :) The entrees were a bit pricey ($15.95). The beer seemed fair price though!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
Linda W.
Great food as always, and a good patio experience. It felt very safe and relaxed at the same time. :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2020
Alma S.
We enoyed our dinner very much at Prairie Moon last night...would rate it a 10 on all accounts. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Evanston.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Susan T.
It was the first time we have eaten out since March. We had a great time and the food was great too. The waitress was so nice and the service was perfect. Thanks so much.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 17, 2020
Janet I.
The whole experience was typical of the restaurant: good food, good service. We sat outside and it was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Don W.
I always enjoy the Prairie Moon din9ng experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 07, 2020
Steffi K.
It was very expensive. Didn't expect to pay over $100 for 5 people drinking water and no dessert (but incl. tip). Food was wonderful though and it was great to eat out for first time since March

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2020
Alexander T.
It was great, we enjoyed it.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Peg F.
Great experience dining outside at Prairie Moon! Super food, service, and ambiance. Thanks to all! (Loved the Teriyaki salmon!!)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2020
Jade S.
Love love love Prairie Moon! The food always tastes incredible and there’s always a great selection of drinks/cocktails, beer and wine. Highly highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 07, 2020
Wayne L.
Love prairie moon. Glad they have outside seating.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jul 03, 2020
Steven M.
Fabulous meal! Staff are incredible - maintaining great service while going above and beyond to keep themselves and customers safe. So appreciate the months of delivery and now open patio!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 03, 2020
John P.
What a delight this place is on a ward evening. Staff and food were both excellent and I hope to visit again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Julie M.
We love Prairie Moon and have been loyal patrons! There food is excellent! Staff could not be nicer! We are glad to see them partially open!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2020
Mary L.
Comfort food done extremely well—Prairie Moon has a history of caring about community and employees. We plan to order Thanksgiving dinner from them.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 12, 2020
Linda T.
Food was very good Try to go every time we are in town Would like to have happy hour or specials

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 18, 2020
Jim F.
We had a very enjoyable time outdoors on the sidewalk. The server was very efficient and friendly. Food was up to the standards that we have come to expect at PM! Well done!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 17, 2020
Ellen G.
We're so glad that you provide outdoor dining! We felt comfortably separated from the other diners. There are a few downsides, which, of course, you can't do anything about -- traffic noise on Chicago Avenue, wind that cools food off too fast, and plastic utensils that can't cut through steamed broccoli. Service was a bit slow, but not annoyingly so. Our food was superb!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2020
Lynn M.
Beautiful late afternoon to sit outside and sip a margarita! Huge pour and really good.. had whitefish delicious..great service love this neighborhood spot!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2020
Jessica D.
The food, great as always. The attention could have been a little more attentive, although this does not rise to the level of a complaint. I think, under our present limited circumstances, the Prairie Moon staff is doing a brilliant job of making the best of a VERY unpleasant global situation, and I salute them.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Jim T.
Good food, great service given the weird times we find ourselves in. A nice diversion.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Wanda B.
I Love this place. But the filet mignon was a little tough even though i ordered it medium well. I'll just get it medium next time. The waitress was Awsome. The service Great. I'll be Back!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 21, 2020
Daniel R.
Missed seeing Rob and getting my friends and family discount

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Michelle W.
Our overall experience was great. The food and service was wonderful. The only downside were the bees. The seating was outside, of course and unfortunately there were bees buzzing around us throughout our meal. My partner was actually stung by one and we ended up taking our dessert to go. I suggest that the management put out bee traps to help keep the bees away from diners. Otherwise, it was a lovely meal.