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
141 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (111)special occasion (109)neighborhood gem (78)romantic (73)notable wine list (63)vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (18)good for groups (18)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed a nice dinner at Vie. It was a special birthday dinner for my wife-the staff was very nice and easy to work with. The food was excellent. We will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Supreme
    msm79
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Two glasses of Champagne on the house awaited us on our anniversary. The service was incredible and always is. Cocktails are fantastic as their bartenders are among the best around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great birthday surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Dinner was a birthday surprise for my husband. We had a special dessert made by the pastry chef. Everyone was very accommodating, friendly and a pleasure to work with. Food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jimmy687
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Wonderful dining experience from the time we sat down until we were escorted out after our meal. The staff goes above and beyond their call of duty in this establishment. I look forward to enjoying many more meals there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's not cheap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was good and they had lots of different options. We had a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1101VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food is incredible, however, it is the service that makes this place exceptional. Anyone who has heard of Vie is going there for the food and there is no disappointment on that level. Superb. We were struck by the level of professionalism from the front door to the seating and throughout the service. From the waiter to the man who swept away the dishes not a false note was struck. Truly incredible. It is pricey but then for a special occasion the investment will create a memory that will last a lifetime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful in everyway
    steveVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was one of the best dinning experiences that we've had in a long time. We dine out every Friday & Saturday at least, usually more. This was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should have returned sooner
    dinealotVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My wife and I dined at Vie to celebrate our 24th anniversary. It had been years since we'd been there and we kept meaning to go back, but kept trying new places instead. After our recent experience we will not wait as long to go back. Everything was terrific from the outstanding service to the amazing food. Vie is as good or better than any place the city has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Andrew
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Another great meal and service at VIE. My aunt came in from Vegas to visit and never had been to VIE. From start to finish the meal and service was top notch. We were greeted immediately at the front door and was sat. The hostess made you feel very welcomed to the restaurant and when we left thanked us for coming and to have a great evening which makes you feel very appreciated and welcomed. Our server was Dan was outstanding and took care of us very well. The food was outstanding from the cauliflower ravoli, to the wood grilled corn salad to the fried chicken entree. The desserts were outstanding: the blueberry boat in the chocolate boat and the strawberry pie with the graham cracker crust very impressive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Wonderful!
    JaneMVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This is our fifth visit to Vie and each time we are impressed at the wonderful food and service. This time we went for the Family Dinner. There were lots of kids there, but the staff was as attentive as when it's a quiet night with adults only. Food was great! Vie's become our "go-to" fine dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little disappointing
    noneVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've come to enjoy their Sunday dinners. This one was a disappointment. There was a large party with lots of kids nearby, which may have overwhelmed our server. Service was spotty -- not what we've come to expect. We all liked the appetizers, although the heat of the peppers in the cauliflower soup was unexpected. The whitefish and sausage and peppers entrees were both good -- but not served hot. The fourth member of our party ordered the chicken and dumplings and didn't care for it. She especially did not like the pickled green beans. The cheesecake was very good but the other dessert (a baked croissant tart) was over cooked and needed a chain saw to cut.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Going to Vie is always a wonderful experience and the food is always exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late for the party...
    RandyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wow...we had the 5-course tasting menu. A beautiful experience, food, service, environment. And a nice surprise with the bill with a discount because we we seeing a play by Theater of Western Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suburban with a city feel
    aimeeep
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Fantastic food all around. Attention to detail was amazing. Great flavor combinations! We had bad service the first time we visited 3 years ago, but and a wonderful server this time around. We are looking forward to coming back again for another special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very special place
    Tarheelborn1VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner from appetizers to desserts at Vie. Drinks were perfect as was the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
  • Good for a special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had the pleasure to try some unique flavor combinations. I enjoyed the red pepper soup with mussels. The goat entree was also quite unique. However, the salmon was overcooked and tasted plain. Overall, the food and service was good, but not a great value as I had higher expectations.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate