Vie
Vie

Vie

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vierestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7082462082x
  • 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 (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, Christopher Harris, Al Tangora 8889892948

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Vie is located steps away from the Metra BNSF Railway Western Springs stop. For the train schedule, please visit http://metrarail.com/content/metra/en/home/maps_schedules/metra_system_map/bnsf/schedule.html
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available after 5pm in the Harris Bank Parking lot across the street from the restaurant. There is also ample street parking 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vie reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)fit for foodies (110)neighborhood gem (82)romantic (79)notable wine list (58)vibrant bar scene (21)good for groups (20)hot spot (13)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Vie never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    What brings us back is the service and the attention to detail. Our hostess and waiter went above and beyond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I was expecting so much more. Have wanted to go here for years. Finally made it but I won't go back. Did not care for the flavor profiles. Ordered the steak combination. Meat was very tough. Desserts were unmemorable. Disappointing. I wanted it to be so much more. Maybe the kitchen was having an off night. Shame.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bugdocedVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Always a pleasure the trout and gnocchi were excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    You want City high end foodie consistency ? Get to Vie This place is as good as it can get. Overall over the top food service and decor
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Came here to celebrate a special occasion and was extremely disappointed by the food and slow service. There were 7 people in our party and not one person was happy with their entree. It took over a half hour after being seated to be served just bread and at least another half hour before we were served our salads. Entrees came out 1-1/2 hours after being seated. $30 halibut entree was a 1x2 inch piece of fish with fried zucchini bread filling most if the plate. Another person in our party ordered another fish that was filled with bones. The beef dish was dry and overdone. The chicken was described as having something gelatinous/unrecognizable on it. This was the third time I have been to this restaurant and will not be going back.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have been fans of Vie in the past, but the last meal was disappointing. The ambiance and service remain excellent as always, but food is the essential measure. They were out of our favorite wine, and the goat dish was a disappointment as the flavor of the meat was overwhelmed by the sweet, tomatoey sauce.
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  • Another fabulous dinner
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had another fabulous dinner at Vie. Ordered the 5-course tasting menu and everything was delicious. I especially enjoyed the gnocchi and the peach hand pie. Both service and food were spot-on.
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  • Great food experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Excellent dining. Bussers very attentive. We go to Vie rarely - typically for special occasions. This particular night it was obvious that regulars get special consideration.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feels like home.
    backhome
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My husband and I just moved here from the city and have been disappointed with most of the food in the burbs. Friends told us about Vie so we tried it for our anniversary. We were so happy with everything about this restaurant from the food and staff to the best bartender ever. We felt like we were back home it the City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    T13S
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Highly recommend! Highly recommend!Highly recommend!Highly recommend!Highly recommend!Highly recommend! Highly recommend! v Highly recommend! Highly recommend! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Impressive the First Time
    Chigal60
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second visit to Vie. I can say I was much more impressed my first visit than this one. We had the ravioli and squash blossom starters - both were great. We liked the ravioli more, as the squash blossoms had some pickled squash with them, that none of us really cared for, detracting from the blossom rather than supporting it. We had the goat, salmon and fried chicken for our entrees. We much preferred the goat and salmon. The fried chicken was ok, but we have all had better at much less expensive places. Service was great until our dessert order. After that our waiter was non-existent. When they cleared dessert dishes we sat so long someone brought us dessert menus again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun
    Adgorn
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, fabulous waitress, fun evening! We enjoyed a special anniversary celebration.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary spot
    Char47
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife and I dined at Vie last weekend for our 31st wedding anniversary. Great spot for the occasion. Quiet ambience, easy for conversation. Extremely attentive service and wonderful food. Combinations I would not have thought of (e,g, roasted corn, liver pate and blueberries in a salad) that worked wonderfully. Very imaginative and delicious food. Steep for my budget ($200 for the two of us with cocktails, glass of wine, dessert and tip - but worth it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vie has a personal touch
    anniversary
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I noted on our Open Table reservation that it was our wedding anniversary. We were greeted with a "Happy anniversary" given a glass of complimentary wine and were surprised to see "Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. (our name)" Printed at the top of our menus. Vie scores big points for delivering such a personal touch, along with outstanding food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Fine Dining+High Value
    ILGoon
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Chef Paul Virant and his absurdly well-trained back-of-house and wait staff provide an amazing dining experience. Perfectly executed classic and modern concept food pairs with a nicely curated wine list. Have been many times, and the very high level of satisfaction is consistent. A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10 years and hasn't lost a step
    LongtimeLEYEcustomerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Enjoyed Vie's 10 year anniversary menu last week and it was fantastic. Since it was difficult to decide between the two offerings for each of the five courses we shared them all, and the wine pairings and service were perfect. We had a short wait for our table but the bar staff kept us amused. All in all a perfect night out. Paul Virant and his staff just keep getting better and better, which is a tall order considering how very good Vie was when it opened. Looking forward to another 10 years. Thanks for bringing Vie to our sleepy little suburb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vie is great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant is highly recommended, the interior is very modern chic and the seating very spacious and comfortable, nobody is squashed into a corner. The food is fantastic, we dined a French food snob who normally is very critical of US French food but even he had no issues at all and thought that Vie would get a star in France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still exceptional
    Table41
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dined during the 10 year anniversary week with the five course menu. Every course that came out was a perfect balance of flavors, highlighting the qualities of the ingredients. The service was friendly and well-paced. Vie is still fresh, vibrant and innovative.
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    fit for foodies
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  • 10th Anniversary Celebration!
    JaneMVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Vie celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special 5 course meal which was superb! Each course was unique and every element on the plate was purposeful and delicious. Every meal we've had at Vie has been special and a treat to the tastebuds. It's amazing! The service is attentive without being fussy and the waitstaff is excellent (especially Dan!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 10 Years of Great Food
    BuckthornVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This week is Vie's 10th anniversary featuring a prix fixe menu of customer favorites and Paul Virant serving tables! We have been several times a year since the opening and the dinners never disappoint and sometimes are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening Special friends
    MeatandGrits
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our request for a quiet spot to visit with a soft spoken guest was handled beautifully. Service was as always excellent. We were there for the 10th anniversary tasting dinner. Superb food combinations and wine pairings. Presentation for each course was colorful and creative. Sturgeon the night after the sturgeon moon? Accident or genius? It was all good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip
    Tgm4bonesVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food, service, and ambience excellent. Well worth the effort to get there from the city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Asuka
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We celebrate our anniversary there. I did not expect much for food even though we found many good reviews online, I was pretty much wrong. From appetizer till desert, I could not leave any piece of food on the plate because it was really good and sophisticated. I have been in U.S. for more than one year, but I did not have this great service in other restaurants. The waiter speaks several languages and has good conversation skills to entertain costumers.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sperl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We chose the wine selection of the waiter and it was perfect. We have been here before many times and always have a great experience. I love taking guests from out of town as I know I won;t be disappointed in the service or the food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply amazing!
    Bedkin23
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Simply amazing! Great food, great experience. We had a wonderful time.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Vie is always wonderful. Our favorite restaurant. Food is wonderful and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, quiet night
    JHLBWB
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Overall, great meal. Food was very tasty and had nice presentation. They brought an extra dessert when they overheard we were there to celebrate a birthday. It was a Tuesday night, so it was almost empty--only two other couples for the most of the evening. While this somewhat detracted from the ambience, it was still a wonderful experience with very attentive staff. Always a nice touch when you go to the bathroom and return to find a fresh napkin waiting for you.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Dinner was amazing!! My wife and I went there for the first time based off a recommendation and it was spot on. It was our one year anniversary! We went with the 8 course meal and was very pleased. It was the perfect amount of food, good size portions. My wife, hit a wall around course 5-6 but I kept going and helped her out. I service was great and ambiance was very nice. I highly recommend it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Neighborhood Place
    Hinsdaleats
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been to Vie many times over the years but hadn't been there for quite a while. We were wondering if it still lived up to its high standards and are very pleased to say that it still does. The waiter, John, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He recommended the "Not Quite Cricket" drink and my wife loved it. What a fun way to have a cocktail. We still recommend it to our friends.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My only complaint was the service. Waiter was a little too casual for what I feel should be more upscale. Food was great.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vie a keeper
    Wineguy23
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    What a treat for the Western Burbs. Great meal and great service made our special event even better!!!! Cheers!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic Fine Dining and the unusual
    AverageFoody
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Cool, comfortable, dining experience...creative fresh food, delicious and tasty. A touch on the pricey side, but well done. Especially enjoyed the stuffed zuccini blossom, signature gnochi, and an excellent salmon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless
    2dynersVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was our first visit to Vie, and it won't be the last. We were entertaining a guest who uses a walker, so we picked this spot. We'd normally head to downtown Chicago for food this good prepared so well with flawless service. I started with the squash blossoms which were prepared perfectly. Our guest picked the fried green tomatoes and she loved them. The wife picked the Vie salad, which was a large portion of local greens, and she loved it. Entrees we picked were salmon, walleye and fried chicken. All were outstanding. Anyone in the western suburbs who enjoys fine cuisine will find great choices at Vie.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food disappointing
    favpug
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    this was my 7th visit over 5 or 6 years. It has always been a favorite. I just didn't think the food, which had too many odd combinations, was up to normal standards. I had walleye pike, but it was paired with zuchini bread which had been marinated in something, kale, and carrots. I expect the food to be outstanding and it just wasn't.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great food
    Fabfind
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We love the ambience, food and the service!The menu constantly surprises us. My husband and I have been going there for 10 years and still going strong.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular service
    EclecticJG
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I was truly impressed with the service and the attentiveness of the staff here. Everyone from the hostess to the owner showed that this restaurant deserves it's billing as one of the best restaurants in Chicago. I booked this reservation to celebrate our anniversary and it was well worth it. The food was excellent, and the highlight of the evening was the smoked trout. They went out of their way to make our experience there the best possible and in the end, made my wife and I very happy. We left wanting to come back very soon. I definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone that loves food and wants a restaurant that will treat them like royalty.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    juanita
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Consistently excellent food. Wonderful combinations of flavors. Superb service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    Chris
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    You will always return to Vie once you've enjoyed their food and dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Awesome!
    food4meVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I have reviewed Vie before, as we love to dine there, and had another outstanding meal. Everything was delicious, and the service was professional and friendly. Cannot wait to go back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, great food-enjoy!
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We were lucky enough to dine at Vie during Barbeque week. The food was delicious and the wine pairings were fantastic. I had the Vie Mule cocktail to start and it was delightful - just right for a hot summer's day. The service was perfectly timed and friendly. We had enough people in our party to try all the BBQ options and agreed that they were all wonderful. We look forward to trying the regular menu on our next visit!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.