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Vie

4.7
1938 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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 1938 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I really enjoyed everything about Vie. The food was amazing, service was as well. They have a wonderful wine list and definitely leave a little room for dessert. We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Been meaning to go for a while; finally went to celebrate my birthday with my husband and child. They don't have a children's menu but were able to deliver something kid-friendly. We were there on a Wednesday so the restaurant wasn't too crowded nor loud. Husband and I really enjoyed the food and service. It's a foodie farm-to-table. They surprised me with an additional dessert for my birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Can a restaurant be perfect? Apparently the answer is yes. Vie is that restaurant. Warm, personal, delicious, attentive, beautiful. Congratulations, Vie. Well-done in every way.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our service was amazing! We had Ky as our server and she was extremely sociable and knowledgeable about the menu, and on items she wasn’t sure if she went for got the chef or the wine master for us to chat with. The atmosphere was very cozy, but we didn’t feel as though we were in a cramped area. It was definitely the ideal place for a special occasion dinner!

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1.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My friend and I didn't like it. It was something new to try, but not for us.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was truly delicious. The ambiance was great. The price was very fair for that level of quality food. Also, did I mention the food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We absolutely enjoyed our meal at Vie on Saturday night. We were a party of five that shared appetizers, salads, and desserts. Go when you have time to enjoy the company of family and friends and want to try new preparations of seasonal dishes. Savor the food, the atmosphere and your family.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Wonderful. Wish perennial virant was still open. So delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Vie was good but unfortunately not as exceptional as it is made out to be. We enjoyed everything and were even treated to a backstage tour of chef’s preservation and pickling process!

We opted to do a few dishes over the tasting menus and had the fried chicken livers, gnocchi, duck and lamb cassoulet. Livers were good but a bit over fried but the blood orange and sauce definitely made the dish shine. Gnocchi was fantastic with a blueberry accent. The duck was delicious, prepared three ways over root vegetables, the dish is very heavy and a lot of food. The lamb dish was good but extremely rich, so rich that it was difficult to eat it all. The entree portions are way too much food and we’d be happy to pay the same price for a manageable portion. Leaving with brown bags in hand is not fun. For desert we had the 24 carrot doughnuts. Yes they are as good as the sound and the candied blood oranges were a happy plus to the dish. I could eat a jar of the oranges!!

There are some really great things about Vie and a few short comings but worth a visit. The staff really makes the place inviting so kudos to all of them.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We loved our dining experience at Vie. Would highly recommend it to others!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Another fantastic dinner at Vie. New things on the menu and everything we had was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As usual I was made to feel welcome at Vie. I come every couple of weeks and am greeted by name and the staff always bend over backwards to make sure my friends and I have a great experience. I love sitting at the bar and meeting people from the area if I’m alone or enjoying time with whomever I have come with. They have made the lounge cozy with seating and a fireplace. I enjoy the dining room as well if I want to have more intimate conversation. I’m so thankful to have a place like this in my neighborhood.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This used to be a Michelin star restaurant, used to be. I’ve done four or so Sunday dinners. Since the first, the food quality has dropped significantly. I had a bowl of salt soup otherwise known as corn beef and sauerkraut soup. I was hungry and ate it. When asked about it I told the waiter to have them reduce the salt by 75%. He nodded to quell me, but did he let the kitchen know? Strike one on a three course prix fixe menu. Here comes strike two more like meh so what. It’s chicken parmigiana. Nothing to write home about. I don’t remember dessert that’s how inspirational it was.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Sunday supper was wonderful. Great atmosphere and great food.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We love Vie and proud to live in the same town as the best suburban Chicago restaurant. We are regulars and went Sunday for Sunday Supper. It can be stressful taking two toddlers to such a nice place but the staff is very accommodating and make it fun for the kids. After all this is a family event. Great choices on the set menu. Tried special beet flavored Manhattan which was great. Looking forward to the next visit! Thanks to Michael, Stephanie and Julius for taking extra special care of our kids!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food and service were excellent. Fourth time I have been here and I’ve never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We were there early (6:00 PM) on a Thursday. That’s the explanation for the low noise level.
We were celebrating our anniversary. Vie was aware of this when I made the reservation.
We were seated at a table for two. Our waiter came to greet us with two glasses oh champagne and said, it’s our treat, happy anniversary. I was taken aback and very pleased. That set the tone for the evening.
We enjoyed an appetizer, shared a salad, individual entrees, coffee and dessert. We retired to the bar for an after dinner libation.
The entire experience was flawless. We highly recommend Vie for two or twenty. You will not be disappointed.
Carl & Laima

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful place friendly staff great food

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great cocktails , wonderful food. Definitely worth repeating

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food is always outstanding. The menu has many things that I’ve never heard of, but everything I’ve ever ordered has been absolutely delicious. Service is impeccable and the sommelier always matches a great wine with your entree.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The ambiance sets the stage for everything that follows. The entire staff was incredibly attentive but not overbearing and very helpful with suggestions. All of the courses were excellently prepared and the Oaxacan Chocolate dessert is highly recommended. We will certainly be returning for more dinners and simply for some of the spectacular cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Enjoyed the chefs tasting menu with wine pairings. Truly one of the best meals I have ever had. Service was stellar. Can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a really bad Entree

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Enjoyed everything!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

We're always delighted with Vie. Yum!

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