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Vie

4.7
1915 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date (57)
  • Special Occasion (49)
  • Fit for Foodies (44)
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Closed Sundays & Mondays
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Phone number
(708) 246-2082
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Paul Virant
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Neighborhood
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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.
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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
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Special events & promotions
Sunday, March 18, 2018: Spring Sunday Supper
Sunday, April 22, 2018: Emile Beyer Wine Dinner
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1915 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanA 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic and imaginative food are combined with a quiet, romantic venue. Our table of 4 ordered and shared the duck, char, steak, and a vegetarian option. All dishes were delicious with creative use of spices and flavors. The service is excellent - friendly and low-key, yet attentive. Also, I loved that the staff did not hurry us through our meal - we were there for 2 and a half hours. The atmosphere is modern and elegant.

This is a special occasion restaurant, however. Price per person (appetizers, entree, wine, dessert, and tip) is $100.

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vipGatord (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Service, food and setting are first rate. One of the top restaurants in the suburbs. Well worth a the drive.

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CGDiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The menu is so interesting and we love everything we have had. Food is prepared perfectly. Service is outstanding as well. This is our new go to place for a great evening.

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tlsmHG 
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We visited for Valentine's Day dinner. Was a first visit for us. Vie obviously has a great reputation. Maybe this was an off night, we honestly don't know. The menu was pre-set. A relish tray was honestly entirely unremarkable (slices of seemingly raw carrots, radishes, and an onion dip and baba ganoush which, honestly, could easily have come from a can). A vegetable spring roll was quite good. Then the highlight of the meal, a halibut cooked beautifully and in a wonderful broth. But followed by a salty, overcooked chicken/foie gras which just...did...not...work. Not the taste. Not the texture. Certainly not the visual. The wine pairings were absolutely wonderful. Well thought out. Different things. Bottom line is simply this: for a meal which approached $250/PER PERSON...the expectation for us was, "this meal should be indelibly seared into our brains, hearts, and gut and it should be wildly memorable". It unfortunately was none of that. Really a serious bummer. Again, no clue if this was an off night or what. But it just wasn't special. For most of the meal, it honestly struggled to achieve what we would describe as "average". One couple's opinion here only. Your mileage may vary. It's just very very difficult to believe that Vie got the reputation and staying power it's gotten by serving this kind of blah/who cares meal. For what it's worth...

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vipOverpriced (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was VERY creative and quite good. My wife and I went for Valentine's and when we got there found out it was a Fixed Price menu for that evening at $125 per person! With a bottle of wine ($75) and tax and tip the tab was over $425. That was a bit nuts, but as the menu was unknown to us until we got there and it was Valentines day we did not have much choice. The prices were not even listed on the menu...so we had no idea what was coming until we received the bill. Make no mistake, the food was outstanding, but $425 for dinner...it was extremely overpriced!

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john (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was ok but I’m use to a waiter describing the food at this level of restaurant. Chicken dish as a set entree could of been better

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vipEcab (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Vie is one of our favorite restaurants in the suburbs, but our valentine's experience was well below what I have experienced and expect. We had the tasting meal and it was disappointing! In addition, my girl friend was served a dish with nuts, despite the waiter knowing that she has a nut allergy. He was inattentive at best. Again, We love Vie, but not this experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day 6 course meal was excellent with the wine pairing. The expertly picked wines to match with the courses helped bring the meal to another level. I highly recommend!

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Migg (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a wonderful 5 course meal. The next time I visit Vie, I will ask for no extra salt to be added to my food. Otherwise, it was very good!

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vipRamon (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Worth a drive from anywhere you live in the city!
Food is delicious and ingredients are fresh. I've been going to Vie's for 13 years now. Always pleased with the experience regardless if sitting in the dining room or eating at the bar. Staff understands service.

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vipILS52 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were excited to try the restaurant based on others review. We drove 45 minutes to celebrate V•Day. Because we drove from a bit of a distance we got there 15 mins early. We sat at the bar and had a drink this was a positive the bartenders were great. We finally sat a were greeted immediately by our waiter. He was great. We ordered a couple of appetizers the beet salad (waiters favorite by the way) and our entrees all together. The apps arrived beautiful presentation and then the next hour was so bad. The food was flavorless and had enough salt to clear all roads in Western Springs. Finally we couldn’t even finish the entrees. It was the most disappointing meal experience we have ever had taste wise. Will never return!!

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Napervillemom (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We went to Vie for my boyfriends birthday and it was simply fantastic. Service was very attentive but we were told to take our time no rush. Food on 5 course tasting menu was the best meal I’ve had in years. You pay for it, but this is a don’t miss place, you must go even if just for a special occasion. Loved it!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a really bad Entree

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Diner22 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

As always food & service was amazing! If I had one thing to improve it would be the volume of music. It was difficult to have conversation at the table.

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vipProvo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week, thoroughly enjoyed the menu. Lots of food, pork first course excellent, loved the carrot salad, the short rib wellington was delicious and the carrot cake doughnuts with cream cheese frosting ice cream the perfect ending.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Enjoyed everything!

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MMCC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Went for Chicago Restaurant Week. Will go back food was amazing

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vipMeee (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We're always delighted with Vie. Yum!

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NancyM (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The whole evening dining experience was fun. Great food! Everything was beautifully presented and delicious. The waiter was helpful and attentive. Perfection!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Very vegetarian friendly and wonderful wine selection. The cheese curd appetizer for restaurant week was one of the most flavorful and delicious dishes I’ve ever eaten! Chocolate panna cotta and carrot cake donuts were a hit for dessert. Will definitely go back to this lovely farm to table restaurant!

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