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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

Specials

Chicago Restaurant Week

Special valid Jan 26, 2018 - Feb 8, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Chicago Restaurant Week

Special valid Jan 26, 2018 - Feb 8, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

Chicago Restaurant Week. Excludes Tax and Tip. Closed 2/3/18 and 2/4/18. Special valid Jan 26, 2018 - Feb 8, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Valentine's Day tasting menu ** a la carte menu will not be available **
6 course tasting menu $125/person // wine pairings $60/person
** CREDIT CARD REQUIRED FOR ALL RESERVATIONS ** CXL POLICY (NO EXCEPTIONS): $60/guest if cxld on or after 7 Feb. $75/guest if cxld on or after 12 Feb.

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Vie Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Special Occasion (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Local Ingredients (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Romantic (22)
Tasting Menu (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Seasonal (12)
Cozy (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Authentic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (7)
Organic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was incredible. Paul and team have put together some great combinations of flavors and textures to enjoy. The whole team makes the experience.
It’s a great spot for a celebration, date, or city like dinner in the near suburbs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love this restaurant. Great food and romantic ambiance. Service is fantastic and very friendly. Great for that special night out. Will be a regular here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Organic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great! Good food, especially the flatbread.
Reasonably quiet ambience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our party of 6 on NYE left the restaurant fairly unimpressed due to a few reasons. First of all, we were seated about 40 minutes late for our 9:00 reservations. Then we were seated in the lounge area behind the hostess' stand and every time the front door opened we were hit with blasts of cold air (why don't they shield the tables?) so we were freezing much of the time. The 1st course was served with no explanation - I luckily held onto my menu so I was able to tell everyone what we were eating. We ordered some Pinot Noir from the menu but were told it was unavailable; a similar wine was offered for double the price!! Our server, otherwise was very pleasant and knowledgeable. The food was just okay, fish was extremely salty but dessert was amazing! Unfortunately we couldn't enjoy because we were pressed for time and had to leave by 11:30. We had to ask for the check with our dessert course. For the amount of money we were spending I just felt that our dinner should have been much more special.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice choice for New Year’s Eve. Great wine pairings, good food. Don’t know how we missed this place all these years. We will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We go here every year for a New Year’s Eve Eve celebration with a small group. It is always exceptional and the service is excellent. This time however the entrees were just ok. Part of my meal was way over salted and my husbands meal was just ok as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Love love love Vie! It is a wonderful gem in the western suburbs. ALWAYS a wonderful meal and service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We celebrated my father‘s 75th birthday at Vie with my family (adults and kids). It was wonderful! We have the eaten at Vie Many times over the years and are never disappointed. The food is always absolutely delicious, artfully and thoughtfully prepared. I love that the menu changes often, and when the staff knows that there is a special occasion, the extra attention is always perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful dinner. Beautiful atmosphere, delicious drinks and excellent food. All with friendly and excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Amazing food & service. The Vie staff is outstanding. The food & drinks are second to none.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love the farm to table concept as well as the St. Louis gooey cake!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Chef Paul knocked it out of the park. A truly wonderful experience from every aspect!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Absolutely lights out! I have always loved this place, but they really did a fantastic job of helping me celebrate my sister's promotion! Stephanie was great at explaining everything and they went above and beyond to make us feel special. I will definitely be bringing more business to this wonderful farm to table establishment!! What a true suburban gem, 5 stars!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Organic, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

We had a reservation, showed up on time, and stood at the front desk as the lady described the menu to someone on the phone. Zero eye contact or acknowledgement of our presence. About a couple of minutes, someone finally came to greet us. First time eating tasting menu style and we were pleased. After the 8 courses and the little “pallet cleansers” here and there, we were thoroughly stuffed and satisfied. Actual food was delicious and creative. We did find a tiny random piece of food hanging off the edge of one of our plates. Ambience was modern, with neutral colors and somehow an open ceiling exposing sheet metal coverings...very industrial and not very in-tune with rest of the furnishings. There was a private party going on, and we could hear unnecessarily loud laughing coming from there. Our waitress was polite and helpful, but I never got to learn her name, and she was nowhere to be seen after the check.

Very happy with the food, but probably wont be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It may sound like hyperbole but for our 21st anniversary dinner...it was the best meal we shared in our 21 years of marriage. Each item lovingly and creatively prepared. Every taste prompted conversation. 2+ hours of the pleasure of ambiance, flavor and the best company. We are going to more regularly visit Vie.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

One bite was all it took to confirm every good thing I had heard about Vie. Each course (in our 5 course tasting) was complex, balanced, yet incredibly familiar and seasonal. Truly one of the finest meals I’ve ever experienced. The pear and curry cocktail (yes, curry) may be the best example of exotic-yet-familiar flavor combinations. Simply the best cocktail I’ve ever had.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Staff are friendly and engaging. They were able to accommodate us when one in our party was late for the reservation. Food was innovative, beautifully served, and delicious. Perfect for a special occasion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Delightful and elegant dining. Outstanding attention to detail from the table settings, the servers knowledge of the menu, specific ingredients, unobtrusive refills,: menu selection was wide and varied: the food absolutely delicious using a variety of flavors, textures, colors and tastes. Always a memorable evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Forgot to give us menus. The fresh pepper they use is too strong, and the vinegar on the Vie salad too acidic.
The gnocchi appetizer was good. I had the lamb config, it was very good but there were only minute strands of lamb mixed in with the beans and sausage. Small portion.
My spouse had to whitefish and it was very good.

We ask for a scoop of ice cream for dessert and you need a microscope to see.

Not sure that I would go back unless a special occasion warranted it .

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

No disappointments at all in this top notch establishment. Food and service par excellence. We'll be back and soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, beautiful & romantic. The wait staff was very attentive. Chef was very accommodating to my specific dietary needs. The food was very good. I would recommend this restaurant to friends. Our birthday celebration was a very pleasant experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been wanting to go to this great foodie gem for a couple of years Well worth the drive. So delicious and amazing. Thank you we will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Burger Night on the eve of Thanksgiving was great.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fabulous food and great service. We were indecisive about wine options, but were given tastes to insure we liked our selections. Overall lovely evening!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

You run out of superlatives when describing Vie,Hip but elegant. From your greeting to the check everything is top notch.Not one to typically order soup but the Apple Cheddar with roasted cauliflower seen to interesting to pass up and it was. Farm to table from local artisans who provide fresh ingredients that the kitchen brings all together .We enjoyed the Grilled sturgeon and the Beef combination.Vie never disappoints

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Vie is a great place to celebrate special occasions. The pork dish two ways was delicious as well as the sturgeon. The chef came out and welcomed us. The desserts were delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Had a great meal with friends developed from a business connection. We did a 5 course tasting menu. The food, wine pairings and service was terrific which I felt reflected the experience I had hoped to convey in appreciation of the chance he provided to develop a new business relationship with his client.
I will look forward to another meal at Vie!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service. Good wine. Nice ambience. New menu too salty.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The decor were clean and elegant style. All the staffs were well trained and made you feel very welcome from the time you walked in throughout till the time you leave. The food were delicious but it was on a pricey side. We were celebrating a birthday and it was an AMAZING touch that they served us complimentary prosecco which set the right mood for the night from the start. My friend and I decided to split a salad where the kitchen portion it in half for us in 2 plates which was great. The services were attentive but not overbearing. Our water were constantly refilled and the environment were enjoyable where we spent few hours chatting there that night. I will definitely come back for special occasion and when their menu changes in different seasons.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Vie is the best restaurant in the western suburbs and most likely in the top five in the whole Chicago area. The menu is wonderfully diverse without being weird and the chef, if you get a chance to meet him, is captivating.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best restaurant in the Western Suburbs!!!
Food is incredible, homemade bread, great service, fresh ingredients. Just an outstanding dining experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our foursome celebrated both a wedding anniversary as well as a birthday at Vie over the weekend and the experience surpassed all expectations! Paul Virant and his team continue to impress every time I dine there and it is a great place to dine and hang out with good folks. The food was amazing as always and the service was top notch from Michael our waiter down to the service help - something that is lost at most establishments anymore. Highly recommend Vie for both its ambiance, quality of ingredients/ flavors, service and quite frankly a very good Value given the experience you receive there. Bravo!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always an amazing meal. My husband and I enjoyed each and every course. We joke that sometimes we cannot imagine any of these flavors to go together, but Paul, Dan and the crew create the most unusual combinations and they are always magical.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Birthday, just all around excellent

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food, ambiance and service was wonderful. I was there to celebrate an anniversary and they personalized the menu for us. I would recommend this restaurant to friends or others.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always the best! Service is impeccable; food is amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Best overall restaurant in the Western suburbs. Reliably excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at this local favorite! They always do a fantastic job of making us feel special! They printed "Happy Anniversary" on the menu and started us off with a complimentary glass of Prosecco! Fantastic.
The food was outstanding, both in taste and presentation. The staff is attentive and takes the time to answer every question, and explain what you are eating as they deliver the food.
We highly recommend Vie!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food, great selection. Love this restaurant

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Vie is a tremendous restaurant. The drinks are absolutely incredible and the food is always wonderful. Its great that the menu changes with the seasons. Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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