Vie

4.8
2007 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Local Ingredients
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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Neighbourhood
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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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Special Events & Promotions
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Sunday Supper
reservations 2:30pm - 7:30pm
3 course pre-fixe menu $40/person
children's menu (12 and under please) $10/child
menu available online at vierestaurant.com

Sunday, July 22, 2018 through Saturday, July 28, 2018
BBQ WEEK
3-course menu $55/person
regular a la carte menu will not be offered
Vie will be open extra days Sunday 7/22 and Monday 7/23
The menu will be posted online at vierestaurant.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2007 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, all around great meal.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Delicious food with a great presentation. Excellent attentive staff.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Vie is superb--incredible, creative cuisine and excellent service. New dishes are presented all the time, which makes deciding what order always difficult. This place is a TREASURE!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We booked a birthday- it was well done. Reserved recognition, but enough to make the recipient feel special.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

It was very good, like lick the plate good, but super expensive! The service, music and ambiance were superb! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

This restaurant is always outstanding, in every way

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. Absolutely recommended!!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

This is the perfect place for a special occasion. We sat at the bar and really enjoyed the experience. Patrick, our server, was able to explain everything and had fabulous wine recomendations.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Vie is a favorite spot of ours, they were spot on as they usually are. You never know what to expect and once you get your meal they exceed all expectations. Gnocchi are the best I've ever had and order whatever concoction they have them arranged in every time.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Always Fabulous
Always great food
Always great service at all levels
Love it

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Enjoyed a very tasty meal for Vie's "Sunday Supper." Wonderful menu choices, amazing food, great service from Stephanie, good price for a delicious 3 course dinner! Can't wait for the next one.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

As always, everything was excellent! Food, service, ambiance—perfection. Had the Arctic char and sweet potato which was amazing and also the roasted asparagus & mushrooms. Every bite was so flavorful with just the right amounts and types of spices to enhance. Another table mate had the whitefish and was equally delighted. David was the perfect server-helpful, efficient, but not intrusive. Have never had a less than stellar experience here and don’t imagine I will in the future. Well done, Mr. Virant!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Excellent every time if it wasn’t so far we would go more often

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was another extraordinary dining experience. We were a group of six. David was our server and was about as good as they get again. Food quality remains spectacular and the menu changes frequently based upon availability of local products. Vie remains our "go to" upscale restaurant in the western burbs!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

What a fabulous night at Vie! We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary here and it was (as always) so nice. Service at the the bar for a pre-dinner drink was amazing - very friendly staff and nice cocktails and wines. Dinner was fantastic! Grace recommended the chicken cutlet starter (as did the bartender) so hubby had that; great combo of meat and veg which frankly could be a main course. I had the gnocchi - big smile! Hubby had the pork duo and I had the lamb duo - extremely satisfied with both. We had the chocolate combo dessert because...chocolate! My husband usually likes fairly straightforward preparations but when we come to Vie for an occasion, he will try (and loves) just about everything. Kudos!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent service and a great atmosphere. The drinks and cheese plate were very good. Shared a salad, vegetarian dish, and roasted carrots for dinner and all were fresh, flavorful and summery. The wine list and cocktails were great. Had coffee and butter cake for dessert and both were amazing. This restaurant is always outstanding!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Absolutely outstanding. From the service to the food, this was a remarkable experience.

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