From Prime Rib to Fried Strawberries! Suite Fire has it all

(PEORIA, Ill.) — It’s not everyday you see a popular hotel chain and think “Man, I really wanna stop by their restaurant!” Well, I hope this article makes you think twice on that.

Many central Illinoisans know about the Holiday Inn & Suites at Grand Prairie on N. Orange Prairie Rd. But next time you drive by, I’d encourage you to stop by Suite Fire Bar & Grille.


As you can see, Bennett is saying “let’s go!” as we walk into the hotel.

Chef Seth Colvin treated us to an incredible dinner with appetizers, special drinks, entrees and dessert. Let’s start with the appetizers!


You really can’t go wrong here. All of the appetizers sounded so good, I need to come back to try Suite Fire’s calamari, “suite bites,” and firecracker shrimp. But what you see above is a special platter Chef whipped us up. We’ve got bacon wrapped shrimp, stuffed with pepper jack cheese and a slice of jalapeno. Served with pineapple bacon chutney with a roasted garlic butter sauce.

Then we had a couple BBQ dry rub chicken wings, and sweet chili chicken wings! Both were so good.

Last but not least were the Idaho Prime Rib Nachos. House fried chips topped with shaved prime rib, Gouda cheese sauce, cheddar cheese bacon and green onions. Amazing!

It’s hard to top how good the appetizers were, but I think the entrees may have taken us to that next level. I went with the prime rib (medium rare). It was served with Texas Toast, French fries and mac n cheese. The prime rib was tremendous and I enjoyed dipping it in some au jus throughout the meal.


Rachel got the “adult mac n cheese.” And she loved it. Topped with bacon and green onions, this is a crowd favorite.

Chef Seth pulled out all the stunts here! You can see him making me one of the April Specials, the Brown Butter Old Fashioned!

This was a whole presentation, it was so awesome to watch. If you follow me on Facebook at Matt Sheehan TV, you’ve gotta see the video I posted here!

What’s so incredible about this drink, is the journey all your senses go on. The smoked top creates a campfire smell, so as you get ready to take the sip, you get the smokiness welcoming you into a smooth sip of the Old Fashioned. It’s a great and innovative take on the drink.

The prime rib was the perfect amount of pink for me, with a nice crisp outside layer.

Hope you saved room for dessert! Cause it just might blow your mind.

Two words. Fried Strawberries. This was honestly life-changing. You’ve got to get these if you’re a sweet tooth like we are. And of course you can’t forget about the crème Brulee! A fantastic end of the meal for us.

One of my go-tos on draft, Blue Moon!

If you’ve enjoyed my article and think you want to eat here, check out the image below of Suite Fire’s Prime Rib Suite Night! It’s Thursday, April 27th from 4-8 p.m.

If you’re a fan of the fruity drinks, you’ll want to tune in for what my wife got.

This is the Tropical Suite Fire. It’s Coconut Rum, Midori Melon Liqueur, Cranberry Juice, and Pineapple Juice. We loved it! Here’s the full bar menu to see their other drinks.

I’ll add that while a lot of this food sounds expensive, Suite Fire has very affordable prices. Not to mention they do a Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays with $5 apps. We definitely plan to come out soon for that.

I want to thank Chef Seth for being such a gracious host. We really enjoyed ourselves and were so impressed by your restaurant, the quality of the food, and the atmosphere.


Published by mattsheehanofficial

Matt Sheehan is a journalist based in Illinois. He grew up in St. Louis and went to college at Missouri State University. He's the host of On the Record, and secures exclusive interviews with celebrities for his TV morning show.

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