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.
Western Springs, IL 60558
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Closed Sundays & Mondays
$31 to $50
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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.
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
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Vie Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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!
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
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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