Restaurant Review: Prasino

Prasino — Zagat Rated
93 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL 60525

At the beginning:
Walking into Prasino was a delightful sight as the atmosphere breathed sustainable, yet modern. Beautiful mix of wood and metal. Entering the restaurant we were pleasantly greeted by the hostess and seated immediately, accommodating our location request. Prasino is comprised of open seating and private seating. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, making guests linger in their seats — perfect for this sort of restaurant.

The service was pleasant, not too overbearing, yet helpful.

Drink List:
The wine list was relatively concise, but had an excellent range/variation. The drink list also included a significant amount of specialty non-alcoholic drinks, cocktails and artisanal beers.

Pictured, left to right:
Jasmine Lemontini (tru lemon organic vodka, fruitlab jasmine liqueur, pineapple juice
2010 Evodia, Garnacha, Spain — a sustainable wine selection
Roasted beet salad — mixed greens, candied pecan, orange segments, balsamic syrup, orange-basil vinaigrette 

For a vegan who likes to eat minimal gluten, the menu was a dream! The top reason for recommending Prasino is for the menu. It is clearly labeled with "vegan," "vegetarian," and "gluten-free."

Everything was delicious, from the drinks to the dessert. Plating was stunning. The beat salad was a mixture of woody and sweet, an alluring pairing. The black bean burger held together well with a creamy texture on a bakery-fresh oat-y bun. Best of all was the grilled tofu, which was pressed to a dense texture, seasoned to perfection and laid over fresh, flavor-robust veggies, and topped with an out-of-this-world roasted, yet tart vinaigrette. To round out the meal, we completed with a vegan chocolate-mint mousse that had a velvety texture and wasn't too sweet — absolutely divine.

Relaxed and contemporary with an eco-chic, recycled decor.

Convenient street parking and a walking-distance free parking garage.

Pictured left to right:
Black bean burger — mashed avocado, pico de gallo, arugula, multigrain bun with roasted potatoes
Vegan chocolate-mint mousse with crushed pistachios and a vanilla-tofu sauce
Grilled tofu — heirloom spinach, roasted vegetables, fresh herbs, sun-dried-tomato & caper vinaigrette


Overall, I highly recommend visiting Prasino for a delectable meal in a relaxed, eco-friendly atmosphere. If you visit, you'll thank me for the introduction.

Make a reservation here.

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