Vie

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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.
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
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4.3
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AuthenticFoodie
Chicago
36 reviews
Reviewed on January 20, 2020
Overall5foodserviceambience

The best meal I have ever had in the United States. Worth the drive, worth the price, and absolutely the most delicious food ever. Sublime! Chef Virant is a genius and I would dine here weekly if it were more convenient. Probably best that it isn't or I would weigh 500 pounds and be broke!

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vipCarrieB
Chicago
7 reviews
Reviewed on December 16, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Amazing in every sense! The food is fabulous and the service was spectacular.

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vipRitaH
Chicago
20 reviews
Reviewed on December 1, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Absolutely beautiful place. Went for restaurant week and the food/wine pairing were excellent. Very friendly/attentive staff. Highly recommend this place.

JB
JudyB
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Reviewed on November 30, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Local ingredients cooked to perfection. Great service.

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PeterB
Chicago
2 reviews
Reviewed on November 24, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great food, served hot, efficient, lovely family atmosphere yet up vibes, with TV’s at bar for sports or whatever. Very family oriented and personal Family follow up to your visit. It’s a 10.

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Mike
Chicago
18 reviews
Reviewed on November 14, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great food, better drinks, and close to home.

KK
vipKKVB
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Reviewed on November 11, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Wonderful food, and it was so nice to get a peek at how they create all the pickled food

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LizfromChicago
Chicago
8 reviews
Reviewed on November 2, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Exceptional restaurant for a special occasion. Fit for foodies. Many items I had never tried and the chef did a wonderful presentation.

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vipButterbetty
Chicago
8 reviews
Reviewed on October 24, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Outstanding. Make sure and save room for dessert. Pastry chef Angelyne Cruz will delight you with her balanced, seasonal compositions.

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EricT
Chicago
1 review
Reviewed on October 16, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great place for entertaining business clients in the western burbs to provide the city dining experience.

PG
PaulaG
Chicago
3 reviews
Reviewed on October 14, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great ambiance. Great staff. Great owner! Great mission. Outstanding food (plus it’s locally sourced). I LOVE this place.

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JohnS
Chicago
4 reviews
Reviewed on October 1, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

A short walk from the BNSF Western Springs stop, or parking across the street. Excellent dining choice from Paul Virant.

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PhilipL
Chicago
6 reviews
Reviewed on September 18, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Steak was comparable to the sole of a leather shoe.

GM
GlennM8
Chicago
1 review
Reviewed on September 12, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Very good food but very small portions. Also very expensive. We go there for their Burbon Manhattans which are made from a rendered down bock beer base. Try one, you won't be sorry.

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DianeC
Chicago
1 review
Reviewed on September 3, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Food was out of this world! Definitely coming back.

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TomM
Chicago
5 reviews
Reviewed on August 20, 2019
Overall3foodserviceambience

Too expensive. Close to where we live but have only been there twice.

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GregoryM
Chicago
1 review
Reviewed on August 13, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

The place in the western suburbs for a special occasion night out. The food was outstanding and the service first rate. They pay attention to the little things that make their dining experience special.

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JimP
Chicago
19 reviews
Reviewed on August 5, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Nice, friendly restaurant with a changing menu highlighting seasonal fare. Good for date night or family dining

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firsttimediner
Chicago
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 25, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great for special occasion. Great service and food. Somewhat limited menu.

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vipchitownluncher
Chicago
9 reviews
Reviewed on July 19, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Wonderful and exotic food pairings. Group had a great time and because of that we contracted for a private lunchtime dining event earlier this year. Thank you!

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CY13735
Orlando
5 reviews
Reviewed on June 28, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Ordered the 5 course with wine pairings... great spot, even better food!

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viprosie
Chicago
57 reviews
Reviewed on June 16, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

didn't know what everything was but it was all delicious.

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vipGary
Chicago
437 reviews
Reviewed on June 10, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great food and service last time I was there.

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Foody531
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I met at Vie's for a family get together. My mother is in a wheel chair and uses a walker. Vie staff were very helpful and supportive of her. The food was delicious. Everyone found something excellent to eat.

Vie is a fabulous choice for good food and service.

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Good
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and gorgeous restaurant. Has a city feel but larger space. The corn and blueberry app was my fav of the meal. My white fish dish lacked overall cleverness, it was just fish with beans and rice. My husband did the pork combo which was good and clever. I could have done without the entry bite to the start of the meal. The crepe cake was awesome and the jelly finisher was yummy. The bread was also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. This is my go-to for a date night in the Western suburbs

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vipCouplefromWestSuburbs
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Though excited to join friends for a mutually convenient suburban location, we walked away from our first dining experience as nice but wasn't impressed with Vie based on reviews and expectations. The service was fine and the staff never made us feel rushed. It was relaxing and enjoyable from that perspective. We definitely felt the value for the $$$ wasn't worth it. The entree selection was limited and definitely overpriced....disappointing.

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vipsusan1
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and beautiful. The atmosphere was romantic. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly as well as attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Connoisseur
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and wonderful menu made to perfection in an atmosphere that is not overly pretentious like other fine dining establishments in Chicago. The wine list, presentation, and richness of flavor on the menu is a fantastic adventure in dining that rivals Les Nomades and Everest. In fact, having been to all 3 restaurants, I prefer Vie. This is truly a hidden gem of fine dining experience that is reasonably priced and operated with sincere care. The owner/chef has made a wonderful fine dining experience in the burbs, entirely possible! Thank you!

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MegF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such an upscale ambiance yet very local gathering place. Great for business or special occasions. Love this affordable restaurant with easy dinning and elegant ambiance. Farm to table!

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vipYummy
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our evening started with a friendly greeting of the host and banter with fun & engaging bartender Patrick .
We tried many dishes, all quite local, thoughtful and interesting- "Very Vie" with pickled accents and vibrant colors. I found it to be a true value to share plates. Chef Paul came out to say hello which was a treat. . Looking forward to returning again soon!

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Great experience. A little pricy.

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vipdrmo
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My happy place. Downtown eating in the burbs. When stressed, my husband and I go here for something special. No other restaurant in burbs like it. Midwestern ingredients spun in unusual ways.

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was our first time at Vie this past weekend. The pre-fix courses were absolutely delicious, very reasonably priced and portions well beyond what you'd expect for a pre set menu. Definitely will be back soon!

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NancyL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was welcoming and gracious. This attentiveness did not change when I expressed some disappointment and regret about my first course--not having made a knowledgable selection regarding the ingredients of that dish though they had been aptly listed. (I expected potato gnocchi though it had stated 'semolina.) Without hesitation our server whisked it away though it had been my ordering error and replaced it with a wonderful and tasty lamb sausage dish on a delectable crunchy sourdough pecan toast. This was followed by a main of wood-grilled sturgeon with grilled corn and unbelievably tangy rich sauce, with a whipped parsnip addition. A fantastic dish which left no room for dessert

Go for a lovely meal and evening

MF
vipMatthewF
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Outstanding service. Good location & atmosphere.
Bad mojo - for some strange reason with my family the fantastic meal and experience always ends with bad vibe ...

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maryn
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vie never disappoints. We were happy to celebrate Vie’s anniversary. Hope they remain in town for many years to come.

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vipFineDiningLover
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We entertained out of country company who we have not seen in over 3 years. They have always wanted to dine at Vie so I hastily made a reservation and we were all thrilled. We told them how great the food was as well as a great place to hold a conversation. Lots of catching up to do. Not less than 5 minutes after seating, the shrill of a baby crying and screaming at the table in front of us left all of us on edge. Who would bring an 8 month old baby to a fine dinning establishment. We had to endear this shrill for over 1 1/2 hours. The couple soon realized that everyone in the room was very ticked. Grandma tried in vane to calm and walk the baby but the damage was already done to all of our moods.

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MegF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Amazing ambiance, high end with welcoming casual neighborhood vibe. The food is incredible in its combinations of farm to table yet extremely reasonable. Ranked 34 out of Chicago's top 50 restaurants. This is a gem in a local neighborhood setting. Our go to place for special occasions.

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vipChrisC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Wine by the glass isn't very varied. I had a pinot, cab and Bordeaux (trying to find something good) and they all basically tasted the same. The room we were in was FREEZING...and our server was just okay. The staff in any of their rooms tend to stand around a lot. Everyone at our table got a steak knife except me...but i was the only one having steak! The food makes up for all of this, but it definitely makes the overall fine dining experience less than it should be

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Vie is rated 4.7 stars by 2047 OpenTable diners.

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