Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

4.5
276 reviews
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Wine Bar
Outstanding Quality - Nirvana procures small-batch wines and menu ingredients sourced from natural, sustainable, biodynamic, and organic producing artisans, farmers, and winemakers, whenever possible
Affordability - We seek the highest quality product at the best possible pricing and pass any savings on to our guests. Nirvana offers exceptional wines at half-off every day. We have established the Nirvana Market, an organic produce collective, and pass savings on to consumers.
Integrity - Nirvana food is simple, fresh, honest and founded on relationships. Our cheeses and charcuterie are crafted by award winning artisans, our winemakers" families have farmed the land and planted the grapes, we support farmers and fishermen who work sustainably with the earth.
Sharing - Here at Nirvana, we welcome guests into our home with food and wine. The Nirvana staff shares through expert, warm, professional and knowledgeable service.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Prime Rib Ham OmeletStation Scrambled Eggs Eggs Benedict ShrimpCocktail Nueske's Smokd Bacon BiscuitsGravy Sausage Roasted Brussel Sprouts Artisan Cheese Charcuterie Smokd Salmon Breakfast Potatoes Waffles Mimosa's Bloody Mary's and more! $40 per person (gratuity included) $16 for Kidos 12 and under

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Prime Rib Ham OmeletStation Scrambled Eggs Eggs Benedict ShrimpCocktail Nueske's Smokd Bacon BiscuitsGravy Sausage Roasted Brussel Sprouts Artisan Cheese Charcuterie Smokd Salmon Breakfast Potatoes Waffles Mimosa's Bloody Mary's and more! $40 per person (gratuity included) $16 for Kidos 12 and under

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 276 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends-Bethany was our server-she was outstanding!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! Excellent food and ambiance. Well done!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place...lunch, dinner or just wine and cheese! Always delicious food and great staff.
Knowledgeable and friendly.

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JS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

While the food was delicious, the noise level was barely tolerable. The prices for drinks - even with Tuesday special prices- were exorbitant-$16 for a glass of wine is ridiculous.

Nirvana Wine & Grillerie
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, Jane. We are sorry that you had a bad experience.Wine can be very confusing, which we are well aware of, and I looked further into your experience.Your table ordered two wine flights at $17 and $16.Wine flights are full priced on Tuesdays.Your table also ordered two glasses as well that were $9 per glass(normally $14).Tuesday is $5 off by the glass.We have glasses of wine starting at $7/$8 every day of the week, but of course the quality goes up from there.I hope that this helps.

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W
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Charged me extra for the gin in a martini. Absolutely disappointing.

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h
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

In a word- underwhelming. Starting with strip mall location, waiting at the host stand for five minutes and then the excessive noise level- was not made up by the decent food.

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JS
Chicago
172 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mike’s personalized service added significantly to the evening. Fine food as usual.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at Nirvana this past week. Server Mike was awesome and kept checking on us. Thought the seafood was a bit pricey, that being said, it was delish! We will return

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m
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner at Nirvana a few years ago and felt it was over priced. Went back recently on a tip and was pleasantly surprised. A much more eclectic menu now. Everything we ordered from appetizers to dessert was very enjoyable. Portion sizes are modest though. I ordered the chicken pot pie, which is a “deconstructed”version, could have had more chicken, but was really tasty. The flourless chocolate cake was light but decadent, and definitely adequate for sharing. Our server was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and took great care of us. There was live music that really enhanced our experience, not so loud to interfere with conversation. Over all Nirvana is not your typical suburban strip mall restaurant, We will definitely be back, looking forward to trying other things on the menu.

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f
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The mussels were excellent. The shrimp scallops special and the duck breast special had a little too much salt. The wine flights were very good . The Rum raisin carrot cake is wonderful. Ask for Mike as your server

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s
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Danny was a wonderful waiter. Great service. Good was outstanding.

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S
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Amazing wine. Love the Saturday wine flight. Great cheese boards. Salmon dish was excellent. I had the flatbread. It was good but will try something else next time. Service was excellent

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y
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the guitarist although hard to hear him over the restaurant noise. Great ambiance, service and food although pricey.

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M
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice of wines! Flat bread Caprese with Salmon Spinach salad was perfect! Our server was informative in menu and wines and was attentive. I will return!

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q
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always take new visitors to Nirvana, it's got enough different things on the menu that everyone likes something. ALL the entrees are good. Excellent wine selection, go mid week for special pricing

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I
Chicago
125 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has become one of my favorite places. It has a great wine list, amazing food and service. The owner Danny is one of the most attentive owners I have ever meet. We tried different food choices this time and loved the Salmon and Halibut. I always love the Lamb. We will be back when in town again.

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l
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was a gem of a place but they are very understaffed. Food was good but over-salted and overpriced for what you would expect in a suburban strip mall! Wine flight was excellent. It’s a nice place for the suburbs but not so nice I would rush back!

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P
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

They seemed a bit understaffed on this night; not the usual exceptional service that we are used to here

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CP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great night at Nirvana! The halibut with citrus foam was completely awesome and the service from Mike and the team remains beyond compare.

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v
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very nice place. Excellent food. We had a good Valentine's Day dinner here & will return.

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant! First time using Open Table and it did NOT disappoint. Will use it regularly. This particular place Wine and Grillerie was absolutely awesome!

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I like the restaurant don’t small to oil , the salad I had a good temperature and .
Thanks

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Dinner and wine were delicious but service was incredibly slow. Servers were knowledgeable.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time
We very much enjoyed our dining and wine.
Gentleman playing guitar did an amazing job.
Bethany was a great help, knowledgeable and very attentive.
We will be back

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FW
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice little restaurant. Great food and service. The interior was very nicely done giving the place a classy yet comfortable atmosphere. We had a mushroom flatbread for an appetizer which was excellent. I had a braised beef short rib for my entree and the sauce that came with it was really outstanding! Great little place for a relaxing dinner.

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IK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with warm sincere atmosphere. Good food, Pleasant Life guitar music. Will come back with family and friends.

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MN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. The guitar player is a bonus.

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l
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite local spots for a great meal. Live entertianment on the weekends is a plus

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Nirvana. Danny and his staff are the best. Highly recommend!

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B
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated New Years Eve with friends ( 8 of us ) for dinner . As always, it was excellent ! Mike was our waiter; he is always a wealth of knowledge with regards to the menu and the various wines. The atmosphere is cozy and the guitar player ( Dave I believe is his name ) played in the background some awesome music ! It was a perfect night and of course, we will be back soon !

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OT
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I started out writing an honest review & decided if I can’t say enough nice things about this restaurant, I won’t say anything.

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KD
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch if you like good food, good wine and good service

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband says this is the best steak in the area! We love Nirvana, the ambiance and the food are amazing. The cooking staff do not cut corners and the quality shows.

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OO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Only good thing about Nirvana was our waiter/server.

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CD
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined here early on New Year's Eve (6 p.m.) because we were attending a show. The restaurant called us a day before our reservation to let us know since it was a special night, our table seating time would only be for two hours. We were fine with that since we had a show. Even though our table dining time was limited to two hours, we never felt rushed while we were there. Our waiter was friendly and professional. He knew the menu and was able to answer any questions we had. We enjoyed cocktails, a cheese and charcuterie plate, two entrees (tuna and Moroccan chicken pie) and dessert (cheesecake) during our visit. We could already tell we will come back because the menu options are intriguing and our food was delicious. Don't pass this place by because it is in a strip mall. You'll step inside and feel like you are miles from a strip mall.

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L
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic staff and an overall phenomenal experience!

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SB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a terrific experience at Nirvana! Food is consistently good and they do a wonderful job of changing up the menu items while still keeping staples available. I've only ever ordered shrimp and scallops there and have never had the same preparation twice (and we go a lot!!). The owner and wait staff are on top of their game and make you feel welcome whether you're a regular or new to the scene. Can't say enough great things about this place!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish it was closer! Highlight of the week for sure. Will go back if ever in the area again.

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OT
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a FABULOUS find! Great wine selection, wonderful food, terrific service and reasonably priced. Bonus was the music! Highly recommend

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