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About 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.

4471 Lawn Ave
Western Springs, IL 60558
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Closed Sundays & Mondays

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 246-2082

Website:
http://www.vierestaurant.com/

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Paul Virant

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sunday, March 18, 2018: Spring Sunday Supper
Sunday, April 22, 2018: Emile Beyer Wine Dinner

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Vie Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (53)
Special Occasion (47)
Fit for Foodies (42)
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Creative Cuisine (41)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Romantic (35)
Worth the Drive (32)
Local Ingredients (31)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Notable Wine List (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Tasting Menu (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Seasonal (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Authentic (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Cozy (11)
Organic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (9)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a really bad Entree

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Enjoyed everything!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We're always delighted with Vie. Yum!

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·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!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·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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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Vie is an asset to the Western suburbs. While Chicago claims a number of notable restaurants suburban residents must make a trip to the city to enjoy their pleasures. Vie has made it a priority to deliver a fine dining experience that is normally associated with urban venues (at least in America). The staff is well trained and professional. The food is creative but based upon years of classical training. The attention to detail is laudable. The wine list is memorable for its approach-ability and value. Use Vie as a standard upon which you judge other restaurants.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very enjoyable. Every bite was delicious and ever changing in flavor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food and wine pairings. The place can be a bit noise, but nothing unbearable. Service was very good replenishing water and taking dish away fairly quick. There was also a niece treat in the end by the chef from my birthday.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Vie provides an amazing experience from beginning to end. From service to food they are top notch, 5 stars.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved the entire experience. The food was prepared perfectly with very complex flavors and was beyond all expectations. We will be back with friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Vie continues to be my favorite dining spot. The food is incredible and the service is outstanding. Expect to pay for what you get which is an exceptional dining experience!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were there for the Restaurant week fixed price menu which consisted of four courses. Every single course was excellent! We tried both options for each of the courses and each and every item was as excellent as the last. There was a great combination of pork, Norwegian Trout and delicious vegetables, some pickled, just to name a few. The bar service was excellent with a smokey manhattan which had awesome cherries frozen in the ice cubes. Julius, our waiter was awesome and very well versed in the bar menu as well as the food menu. Service was overall impeccable and friendly making one feel very comfortable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was very creative and delicious. The staff were very friendly and the service was impeccable. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Went for Restaurant Week and had an incredible experience. Wonderful food and service. All of the courses were perfect and the value was very good. Highly recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Such a gem in the town of Western Springs! My husband and I love the menu and wine selection. Service is impeccable, yet not stuffy nor pretentious. Our experience at Vie always makes us feel like a million bucks.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Vie was excellent. We went for restaurant week with a group of friends. Every single option and course was delicious and the wine pairing was great as well. The service is always impeccable. A fantastic evening!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and i went tonight for restaurant week. FABULOUS. The service, ambiance, and the food were all top notch!! We'll definitely be back!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Restaurant Week got us interested in VIE. The food , service was excellent and cannot wait to go back. Tasty flavors for my dinner and my wife menu selection was a great compliment to mine. ☮️

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We originally found Vie through Groupon. The meals we have enjoyed keep us returning. The tasting menus are worth the price. Chef Paul's preserves are exquisite . They bring to the plate the added umami! We eat at Vie at least once a quarter and for special occasions. My husband is gluten free and I have a shell fish allergy , they accommodate us with a great alternative. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Chef Paul does seasonal offerings and we have never had the same menu twice. Definitely worth the drive to Western Springs. Or take the train , only half a block from the station.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went to the restaurant last night to celebrate a birthday. the kitchen was very slow in getting our meal out.
One of our drinks came out after the appetizers came out.
It was a fixed menu because of restaurant week. 2 choices per course. A very easy week for the kitchen. No excuses for the slow service. Furthermore the wait staff did not explain the menu and when asked questions did a poor job in explaining the dishes. The staff realized we were upset. Nothing was offered to us not even a birthday dessert per our instructions. We took our dessert to go. By the way the meal was excellent, but none of it was hot. The meals were warm.
Not a good dining experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Restaurant week menu was great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Vie is a favorite of ours! This time we visited for restaurant week and the menu did not disappoint. Every course was delicious and had interesting flavor pairings and exceedingly fresh ingredients. While we sat at a table this time, our favorite thing is to sit at the bar and order a few plates to share - either way, it's a great experience, service is always awesome, and the food is incredibly good.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

A real gem. We went for Chicago Restaurant Week and were so pleased with the tasting menu and accompanying wine tasting selections. The fjord trout was the best I’ve ever had.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful fresh flavorful nice combination, Excellent food great service friendly atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Dined during Chicago Restaurant Week. Had one of the best CRW menus. We also did a wine pairing that was an excellent value. This restaurant is quite a distance for us but it was worth it. I’m sure we’ll be back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Outstanding! Our first visit to Vie, but it will definitely not be our last.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, beautiful and delicious food. Great deal for $44 during Restaurant Week. I’m glad to see that the quality didn’t go down for CRW.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome experience. Excellent food choices for Chicago Restaurant Week! Very attentive service. Beautifully decorated. New favorite.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We dined as part of Chicago Restaurant Week. The menu was varied and interesting and the food was perfectly prepared. The wine pairings were very good. Service was excellent. Based on our experience we plan to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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