Vie

4.7
2023 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients

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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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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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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.8
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4.6
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F
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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F
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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CW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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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s
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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MF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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Naples
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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JS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food. Great experience. A little pricy.

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d
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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AM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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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NL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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MF
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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FD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

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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MF
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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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CC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

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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W
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another amazing experience at Vie. Great whitefish and eggplant dishes, along with gnocchi and perch appetizers. Wonderful!!!

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OT
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place - our go to spot for great night.

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Food way too salty...asked to see the chef twice..he never came out. This was our favorite restaurant fo the past 10 years..Sadly it is not anymore..Very sad.Tha entire meal was highly disappointing.It certainly was not like our past experiences at Vie.....Shari Tischler and Dr.Allan Muehrcke..Best Of luck to you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, excellent service, all around great meal.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We love Vie. We’ve dined here on many occasions. Tonight was first bad night we had at the restaurant. The waiter we had was below average and so was the food. Very disappointing and unlike any other time we’ve gone.

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LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food. We had the 8 course menu and every dish was so flavorful and the staff was attentive and friendly. I plan on going back.

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A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friend from out of towns 60th birthday.
They even customize the menu of the day to say happy birthday on the top. They made a special cake for her that said happy birthday and treated us like royalty it was a superb meal and we felt valued

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Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We very much like Vie and we’re happy to get in on short notice. I was a little disappointed with mixed service - we had to ask who was taking care of us after no one waited on us for a bit and then it took a very long time to get my cocktail, well after my husband’s drink came. The Vie burger was adequate but nothing special, although the French fries were delightful. Rest of service was just right. We will go back, just a little disappointed this time.

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AS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in Chicago and by far the best in the suburbs. Excellent food consistently! BBQ Week is an exceptional value as are Sunday Suppers and Restaurant week. If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion this is a great ambiance worth the splurge! The cocktails or wine pairings are outstanding and the service is on point, memorable and not pretentious. Overall an exceptional experience with a top rated National restaurant not to be missed!

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RN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every meal we have ever had at Vie is memorable. Our dinner on 7/28 was the last day of BBQ Week at Vie. It was an especially fun night trying Chef Virant's spin on barbeque. What a great meal! I would highly recommend visiting Vie any night but BBQ Week is something very special.

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MT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have a great evening when we dine at Vie. Paul Virant has assembled a team that works together seamlessly, from the hostess who greets and seats you, to the table service team that brings water and bread and plates of yummy food out, hot from the kitchen, and including the waitstaff, bartender and kitchen crew. We ate during BBQ Week. It was delicious and we will be sure to watch for it next summer!

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MJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The menu was creative but the price point is too high! The drink I had was a specialty drink and way too Smokey flavored and not to my liking at all, the pound cake for dessert was somewhat dry. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

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VT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favorite suburban restaurant! Upscale yet not at all stuffy. Love the food and atmosphere! And, their mixologist makes wonderful, original alcohol free “mocktails”!

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G
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vie always proves to excel in all categories. The feel of being truly welcomed and cared for by all of the staff is 100% The food is absolutely outstanding. The variety and seasonal choices are amazing along with the changes of the menu(s). Never seems like the same thing. Compliments to the Chef(s) and the entire Vie team!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was barbecue week & the food was fantastic as always. I just wish it wasn’t so noisy. I like to hear what my dinner companions are saying

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MJ
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful surprise! We had the best night and were surprised by the extra touches the staff did to make our anniversary so memorable. Our food was so delicious and we noted how the staff brought our entrees based on our pace. No pressure and no rush.

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O
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

BBQ week is just another great excuse to visit Vie. Of course, you should be going there regularly to try Paul's (and Dan's) creative use of well-sourced ingredients. Stephanie makes sure the service is top-notch, comfortable, knowledgeable, and friendly. While Julius and his team (shout out to Patrick) devise clever libations behind the bar. But DO NOT MISS DESSERT - Angelyne is a pastry chef you'll be reading about for years to come.

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S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We asked about the tasting menu but there were items that I was allergic to so we decided to make our own tasting. Bottom line - we created our own 5+ course and gave every course a perfect 10.
Ok the potato gnocchi were a little heavy and I love gnocchi/gnudi but made with ricotta.
But you must have the Perch, the Snails, the Roasted Corn, etc etc.
My wife and I shared each serving and kept saying Wow!. Being a gourmand and part time home chef we felt that Paul's restaurant deserves 2 Michelin stars not just 1.
worth a trip from anywhere to VIE in Western Springs.
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F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience. Waiters are very helpful. The drinks are ever-changing and inventive.
Have never had a bad meal at Vie.

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BK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vie is upscale dining outside the city. The food is top rate. Staff is friendly and attentive.

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KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food with a great presentation. Excellent attentive staff.

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FO
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was our second visit to VIE. It certainly did not disappoint. My wife had the chicken milanese for a starter and I had the Lake perch. The chicken was perfectly cooked, the flavor spot on. The lake perch was exceptional. This is the first restaurant that I have found that actually knows how to cook this gem of Lake Michigan. Reminded me of Phil Smidt's. My wife had the whitefish and I had the sturgeon. Both of them were perfectly prepared with lots of flavor. One note about the service. The service at VIE is certainly worthy of a Michelin starred restaurant. Excellent!!!

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O
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top notch all the way around! Had the 5 course tasting meal for two to celebrate a friend’s birthday. From the time the reservation was made online until the meal was completed, we had the most personal, friendly, and professional service!

Stephanie welcomed us and confirmed all our plans, Patrick masterfully created our pre-dinner cocktails. Cai (sorry- not sure of spelling) served and described every delectable detail of each plate. Nacho was such a pleasure in helping with table side service. I could go on and on about the service which was beyond compare!! Everyone we came in contact with at the restaurant was so welcoming and genuinely friendly!

Chef Paul came over to greet and thank us and wished my friend a happy birthday.

Every course was delicious! The ingredients and flavors so creatively curated!

Can’t wait to go back!

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