1846 West Division , Chicago, IL 60622
Wicker Park
Style:Scott Halverson


Courtesy of XA, The Experiential Agency: prasino, a sustainably-minded eco-friendly American fare restaurant with an emphasis on seasonal, locally-grown organic ingredients will be opening a third location in the heart of the hipster scene in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood in early August 2011. prasino already has a strong following at their two successful suburban locations in St. Charles and LaGrange and will be bringing their eco-chic concept to 1846 West Division at the corner of Marion Court and Division Street. prasino's menu is updated seasonally, but signature dishes include the Caprese Eggs Benedict ($9.50) made with an English muffin, tomato, basil, mozzarella, poached eggs, balsamic glaze and hollandaise sauce. prasino also features a plethora of omelets, frittatas, pancakes, French toast and crepes. Another signature item is the refreshing Lobster Stuffed Avocado ($16) topped with mango salsa and chili beurre fondue. For something hearty, the Braised Beef Short Ribs ($25) are sure to hit the spot, served with cauliflower cheddar gratin, seasonal greens and truffle mushroom cabernet sauce. A favorite fish dish is the Miso Chili Glazed Line Caught Alaskan Black Cod ($28), paired with steamed brown rice, julienned vegetables and ginger carrot sauce. For something more basic, prasino serves up some of the best salads, sandwiches and burgers in town. prasino also has an extensive beverage menu that includes fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies, an extensive gourmet tea list, hot/cold coffee drinks, small producer wines, beers and spirits. Furthermore, prasino also features delicious gluten-free desserts, breads, crackers and pancakes that do not sacrifice on flavor. prasino is sure to satisfy the diverse food preferences of any guest.

Menu:Recent Reviews

profile image Eclectic and Fresh

fresh local ingredients, eclectic menu

profile image Powerful Flavors

Prasino is the ideal place for lovers of strong flavors. As I would consider myself among them, I greatly enjoyed my experience there. The bartenders were serving a signature tropical drink made with coconut and pineapple juice and tropical flavored tequilla. Enjoying the festive drink on the patio had me thinking I was in Miami or LA instead of Wicker Park for a few seconds. I experienced a wide variety of things on the menu but my favorite dishes were two of the whole wheat flatbreads. The Greco is made with olives, feta cheese, spinach and roasted garlic and the Mushroom Flatbread had perfectly sauteed mushrooms with mozzarella cheese, and lots of arugula.

profile image Prasino Perfection

The outdoor patio makes you feel like you are in Miami, not part of the Chicago urban landscape. And those cocktails, keep them coming … The lobster salad is one of their specialties and is so fresh and decadent. Lobster stuffed avocado with mango salsa and chili beurre fondue. The “beurre blanc” with the lobster is the perfect pairing and makes the dish memorably rich. Ahi tuna tartar with ponzu, firecracker, avocado, wasabi caviar and sesame wontons.

profile image "Loved everything about Prasino"

Prasino is the whole package - beautiful atmosphere, fantastic food and a varied, eclectic menu that leaves no dietary preference out in the dust. The cocktails are delicious and can be enjoyed in the separate lounge area - appetizers are wonderful in there as well! The lava roll and shishito peppers were highlights of the starters. The avocado roll and fish tacos were filled with flavor and easy enough to share. For an etntree, go with Black Cod - cooked perfectly. They will substitute gluten free fries or gf crackers and all entrees are tagged as either Vegan, Vegetarian or Gluten Free. This place is so comitted to offering something for everyone without sacrificing a bit on flavor and texture. Tough to do!

profile image Great Overall Spot

The food was great, we tried and shared a lot of different dishes. The short rib was my favorite. The drinks were good, service was great and a fun atmosphere. Will definitely be a stand by for me going forward.