Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

4.7
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344 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
Outstanding Quality - Nirvana procures small-batch wines and menu ingredients sourced from natural, sustainable, biodynamic, and organic producing artisans, farmers, and winemakers, whenever possible
Affordability - We seek the highest quality product at the best possible pricing and pass any savings on to our guests. Nirvana offers exceptional wines at half-off every day. We have established the Nirvana Market, an organic produce collective, and pass savings on to consumers.
Integrity - Nirvana food is simple, fresh, honest and founded on relationships. Our cheeses and charcuterie are crafted by award winning artisans, our winemakers" families have farmed the land and planted the grapes, we support farmers and fishermen who work sustainably with the earth.
Sharing - Here at Nirvana, we welcome guests into our home with food and wine. The Nirvana staff shares through expert, warm, professional and knowledgeable service.
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r
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food better than expected. Service was also outstanding. Little disappointed in the wine. The only Merlot by the glass wasnt great but was 16 a glass even with the Monday discount making it 12 didn't make it better Food pricing very reasonable wine pricing is expensive and hopefully other wine choices are better. Would definitely go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Yum.

Fun selection of cheeses and appetizers.

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and my husband and I loved this place. Food was awesome, wine flights awesome, service awesome. Weekends have live music and he was great, too! Will definitely be going back!

t
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GET THE BRIE FONDUE!!!! I also got the braised short ribs, which were so delicious and cozy warm on the blizzardy night we went. My husband got the salmon which was yummy too. Paired with the wine night, and a live musician, it was a perfect date night. Service was great too, our server Mike was knowledgeable, energetic, and anticipated our needs. I look forward to coming back!

E
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was great but for a restaurant that advertises great small vineyard wines I wasn’t impressed with them. They had a tasting and none were worth the price.

OT
Chicago
132 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love this place and why wouldn't I, Great Wine, Great Food and an amazing staff. I take my business clients here at least once a month and in some months multiple times a month. The owner Danny is one of the most service orientated people I know. He finds these great wines and small batch spirts that my client and I love. And the food is great. Try the Lamb Chops amazing!! I/we will be back!!

JK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike always provides excellent service and is very knowledgeable about the food and wine. One of our favorite restaurants in the north suburbs.

C
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant to go to in Lake County, particularly because of the service that is consistently received when we visit. The wine selection is worth the visit alone, but the food and ambience is also great. I would recommend this for a date, friends, or business occasion.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place , food was great would definitely recommend to couples not families.

CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic wine list with great food & service in an energetic atmosphere.

L
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I really like nirvana. The seared tuna is one of my favorite meals. It’s a great place for people who need GF. I will say that when I asked to have sea bass, but I didn’t want the salad that came with it because it had shellfish, they would not sub out a regular house salad. I found that very strange and not customer service focused.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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VS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had lunch at Nirvana with my friend and we had the soup and salad combination. The food was delicious and fresh. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. He did not rush us. Definitely a do-over.

P
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual

BC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Mike was fantastic.

k
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my friend ester it was her first time and she loved it!!

KD
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a "regular" hangout this should be on the list

OT
Chicago
133 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place, Great Food, Great and ever changing wine list and the owner Danny and his team do an amazing job of making sure the customer is satisfied. They also have small batch liquors that my guests who like Booze enjoy. We will keep coming back whenever we can.

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent wine, excellent service!

JK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy excellent food and service when we visit Nirvana. Danny, the manager, is fantastic at introducing us to new wines to try. The wait staff are friendly, knowledgeable and fun!

S
Naples
47 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food as usual. Have not had a bad dish and we have visited many times. Service is excellent. Love the wine flights!

SC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Service is friendly and attentive.

K
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. I had one of the specials with Shrimp. Everything was well seasoned and cooked. Nice presentation. I will definitely be back again. Server was friendly and helpful. Very good experience at Nirvana.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they have live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Great guitarist and not too loud that you can't have conversations. The food and wine are too notch, one of my favorite places to go.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike is fabulous!!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Birthday party

WA
Chicago
203 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed the very good food, wine, and service and the opportunity to dine outside in mid-September.

BV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Come early. We came at 7:45 pm and they were out of several appetizers. That being said, food was fresh and the server was nice!

SL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the host who welcomed us to Mike, our server, everything was amazing! The food was excellent... the wine selections and recommendations definitely 1st rate... and the flourless chocolate cake sheer heaven!!! After tonight’s experience, I’m convinced that we will soon become “regulars”! Thanks for a great dining experience!!!

WW
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Delightful surprise in the middle of a strip mall. Service was impeccable and the food was very well prepared. Went for lunch would like to go back for one of special wine nights.

IS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had seared tuna and wife had salmon. Both absolutely delicious. Service as always was excellent.

W
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food, wine and service! Love this place!

AC
New England
72 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just wanted to get a quick lunch since I am new to the state and was near by. First, my server was a sweetheart and she was knowledgeable, the yellowfin tuna was delicious, and I, thoroughly enjoyed the white wine flight. I have been to Nirvana before and I will be back.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent bistro setting with a world-inspired menu. Service was beyond our expectations. Give them a try and you will be very pleased.

OT
Chicago
133 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place, Its Owner Danny and his team. Great Service, Great Food (Love the Lamb Chops, it is the BEST!!!) and love the Wine and small batch Spirits. The wine list is just a part of what Danny offers so get him to talk about some of the other wines not on the list. My team loves this place and we go there every time they are in town. We will be back again and again. Thanks Danny and all the Nirvana team!!!

RD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very flexable. We had a dog with us, and they opened the patio so we could sit outdoors (and we did not get rained on!). The Servers were great (water for the pup)! The food was excellent and the server made a good suggestion on my glass of wine.

JA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Unfortunately there was 3 large groups that night and it was extremely loud. We were stuck in the middle of the room where everyone walked around us. Other guests standing next to our table talking loudly with no regards for us. Service is cold no bread or crackers with salad. I have always loved going there and I hope it won’t happen again. Servers acted annoyed when we asked for something and then I had to ask for a receipt after paying.

d
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

G
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best chacuterie in town!!

J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Had the lamb chops, they were delicious and cooked to perfection.