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Vie Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vierestaurant.com
  • Phone: (708) 246-2082
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Virant
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Vie is the perfect place to host your next private event. Whether you are planning a rehearsal dinner, business presentation, or a family celebration, Vie offers an atmosphere of urban sophistication in a charming village setting.
  • Private Party Contact: Julia Termanas, Jon Buckingham, Al Tangora (888) 989-2948

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking after 5pm in the Harris Bank Parking lot across the street from the restaurant. Also ample street parking is available at no cost.
A word from Vie
The first restaurant in Western Springs to serve liquor since prohibition, Vie offers guests the opportunity to experience urban fine dining in a warm, relaxed village setting. Conveniently located steps from the Metra station, Vie attracts food-conscious diners from the entire Chicagoland area. Guests will find sanctuary in the intimate, gracious dining room housed in a two-story red brick building in the center of Norman Rockwell’s Americana. Chef Virant’s cuisine reflects the seasons, local harvests and the world becoming a smaller place. While the menu celebrates artisanal foods and local family farms, it also takes advantage of the increased availability of specialty foods from across the globe. Vie features Seasonal Contemporary American cuisine inspired by Western European cultures and rustic fare. Virant elevates familiar dishes by relying on the simplicity of a few, high-quality ingredients.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Outstanding service. Food flavors were very strong - but worked together. Worth the trip from Chicago."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Absolutely consistent food . Beautifully prepared and farm to table fresh. Need to go more often"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary there last Saturday and once again Vie greatly exceeded our expectations. We were seated at nice table by the front window and our menus had our names and a note about our anniversary written on them - a very nice touch! The food, well the food was merely spectacular. From the fried squash blossoms to the vichyssoise to walleye and through to dessert, Chef Virant never ceases to amaze. His use of local and small batch suppliers means his menu varies but always impresses. Our servers were very attentive and helpful in selecting between choices. Vie is a very special place, clearly a gem in the western suburbs."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Even nearly empty at 6pm we were given a table near the kitchen - request for another denied ("oh it's not too busy")."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Have been to Vie twice. Both for anniversary dinner. Both times excellent friendly attentive service and top of the world dining. Everything is tasty and the tastes blend well with each other. Ordinary fare like wife's white fish done to perfection. Something not available everywhere like my octopus and pork sausage as perfect as I could ask. Blue cheese fritters were tasty appetizer and I don't like blue cheese half as much as wife. Carrot cake dessert was uniquely surprising. Price is high but worth it. Sorry my budget can't allow more frequent dining at Vie."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful evening - food(we both had fish) was perfectly prepared. Appetizer(shrimp, cheese selection) was prepared with same care. Vie's attention to detail is peerless. Staff is excellent."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Outstanding attention to us and special "extras" [champagne, extra desserts, our names on menu] made this wedding anniversary one of our best!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food & Service was outstanding. If you would like it a bit quieter ask for the room behind the bar. It was a bit noisy."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food at Vie was a wonderful experience yet the service levels were of a shock. It was a quiet Tuesday night so it was not packed at all. Yet, right after completing our salads and they removed the plates, we waited another 30 mins for the entrees. Then after we completed that, our server disappeared and we asked the bus boy for our server twice - this took 15 mins. The coffee service was also full of bad timing. By this point I was truly disappointed and my expectations fell very short due to this overall timing lapse with serving."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We loved the food and go back regularly. I would say that I was surprised that it took so long to get our drinks. We ordered our first which took a long time to receive and we were not asked for more beverages until the end of our meal until it was almost time to leave and that also took a long time to get to the table. 3 drinks between the two of us and it took longer than our food. Not a deal breaker but, slightly frustrating, especially for my birthday dinner."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our 5th anniversary at Vie. Decided to go with 5 course tasting menu which proved to be an excellent decision. My wife and I have certain dietary restrictions. Nonetheless, Vie made an amazing 5 course menu for us without incorporating any of those food items. I would definitely return here and would recommend it to others. I can only imagine how good the food would have been had they had the full food options available to them. In addition, I felt the service was excellent. The ambiance was amazing. I loved the contemporary design on the inside of the restaurant. It set the mood wonderfully."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was playful and adventurous without being over the top. Service was on point! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and the unique menu.some great items and some decent items. Although I really dislike being rushed during my meals, I also do not like to wait. We we're waiting at every instance of the meal. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant to celebrate my wife's 36th birthday. We were very satisfied with our choice. The 5-course tasting menu with the wine pairing was excellent. The server was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. We will definitely be celebrating more special occasions at this restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Another great and very tasteful dinner. Order the "not-so-typical" dishes and you will be happily surprised. Wines are pricey but if you educate yourself you can find good deals on the menu. Service from Nathalie was spot on."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Chef Paul and his Staff provide a great mother's day for my family. The Menu was outstanding.....the first course with the hen fresh egg and maple sausage and the pea ravioli was outstanding, the second course of the chicken cordon bleu and the tenderloin another outstanding dish and the finish the carrot cake, chocolate souffle tart and the rhubarb dessert choice just completed the meal. Our server was outstanding as VIE always is always making sure we were well taken care of. If you are looking for a place with outstanding food and service for your next special occasion, you must check them out. I would highly recommend them....the VIE staff from the front to the back always makes you feel very welcome and glad you are there."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I had a wonderful Mother's Day dinner with my family at Vie. The food was fantastic and the servers were all very attentive. Vie is consistently one of my favorite special occasion restaurants."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Vie is a perfect name for Chef Virant's restaurant gem, tucked away in Western Springs. The building is simple and unassuming, as is the dining area. Very nice wine list and the specialty drinks were very nice. Put simply, the service was immaculate, the food fresh and vibrant. Each bite was an adventure and the combination of textures, fresh and preserved ingredients as well as the sauce work were all spot on. Price was very reasonable for Chicagoland. One of the best dining experiences we've ever had."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Vie continues to deliver an exceptional experience. The food and service are always outstanding, and the wine and cocktail list list complement the menu beautifully. Vie is well worth the trip if you are not from the area - and not to be forgotten if you are local."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We celebrated our 47th anniversary at Vie. It was wonderful. The food was outstanding, the wine from the Loire Valley was excellent, and the service could not have been better. We felt like we were back in one of the really top notch local cafés in France."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Vie is still a destination after years of service. Preserved fruits/vegetables are flavorful. Ramps are tasty. Scallops - succulent. Lamb preparations are special with the loin and sausage combination. Fresh pea shoots always a treat. Skate is now offered - finally. It is always a winged splendor when prepared well. I hope it remains on the list for a while. Desserts currently appear weaker than at one time. Great choice of wines. Paul, owner chef, is often at the other location, which is a disappointment. Some waitstaff has been here since beginning, like Terry, which is a good sign. There is culinary excellence here. What I find interesting is that less skilled restaurants have more bookings than Vie at times. Vie is a gem!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "one sign of a good meal is having nearly two hours pass, but having it feel like we were in the restaurant for about an hour...time flies when you are having fun. service was fantastic as was the food. we shared blue cheese corn fritters for an app, then each had a salad (mine was the spinach with a poached egg-yum, my wife enjoyed the roasted beet salad-yum/yum!). for entrees I enjoyed the pork cassolet and my wife had the strip steak which was cooked to a perfect medium temp. Cassolet is one of my favorite dishes and this was the first time I enjoyed with pork belly. paired with a Chautenauf-de-pape red wine that made for a very flavorful meal. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The "Rainbow Trout" dinner I had was mediocre. The fish was prepared well, but the rest of the sides it came with were odd and did not complement the dish. The glass of Pinot Noir I ordered was flat tasting. Menu was overpriced for the quality. Person I dined with said the Lamb dish was good. Nothing was amazing. Better off going downtown."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed the experience, great drinks and food. A must visit...!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "It was wonderful food, a very charming helpful server and a lovely ambiance...the wine was excellent as well"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Came here for a friend's 30th birthday. We had the 5 course chef's menu. Amazing food and wonderful service. Would definitely recommend to friends and come back. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Everything was great as always, and it was a very nice birthday dinner. Thank-you, see you soon.. Al and Shari."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I chose Vie for our 9th anniversary dinner, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. The food and service were both excellent. We were happy to see that you could bring your own wine which really help cut the cost so we could enjoy more of the fantastic food. We were presented twice with small dishes compliments of the chef. It seemed as if they did this for everyone as I was observing, but it was still extremely nice and made us feel special. We will definitely be back and I highly recommend Vie for anyone celebrating a special occasion. I already persuaded my mom to go there with my dad for their next anniversary!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Cannot say enough good things about our dinner. We were celebrating a special occasion and this was definitely a special evening. The food was delicious, the ambiance delightful, and our server was outstanding."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Delicious and intriguing partnering of foods and flavors. Attentive service. Elegant and serene setting. A most enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My first visit to Vie, and certainly not the last! Excellent food & superior service. The cocktail & wine list was most impressive as well. Certainly one of the finest dining experiences I've had in the western suburbs."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The service was outstanding. There were four of us and we ordered a few appetizers and two entrees to share with lots of wine. Everything was terrific. Our group was obviously having more fun than everyone else in the restaurant. This was the first time I experienced this type of crowd. The air was so sutffy you could cut it with a knife and lots of attitude. The staff treated us great and seemed to enjoy our relaxed table. They were very knowledgeable with the wine list and food as well as personable. I will go again. The menu changes and I love that."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Dinner at Vie was everything we hoped. It's not an "over the top" experience like many of the 4 and all of the 5 star restaurants. It's really great food and well prepared, fancy but not pretentious"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Staff and Chef were very friendly, kind, informative and engaging"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We went for an anniversary dinner during chef week. Between us we ordered everything on the prix fixe menu, and it was all spectacular. Several items i wouldn't have tried ordinarily but we both ate literally every bite on each plate. And the portions were perfect, very satisfying but still wanting more. Service was excellent:attentive without being overbearing. We didn't take advantage of the wine or cocktail list since we brought our own bottle (a great idea, btw) but the options were extensive. Really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was our second time at Vie and we absolutely adore the restaurant. Both times, we have gotten the Chef's Tasting menu and it is truly outstanding. The service is always top-notch and the servers take time to talk with you and explain the dishes and wine pairings. We are made to feel like we are their only table."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great experience. The food was awesome, the service great, the drinks outstanding."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "An outstanding pairing of food favors. Lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "A favorite place to celebrate or just to treat ourselves"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Once again, we enjoyed a very nice meal and evening at Vie. The food and service are terrific. I also very much like the fact that the restaurant never has that feeling of being crowded. They don't jam in tables in every available square foot. You can converse easily and enjoy your dining experience. Also, it's located in an area that isn't overrun with a ton of other establishments, so you can almost always actually park your car within a half block's walk from the place(for free)."
    Dined on 3/18/2014