Vie

4.8
1985 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Neighborhood
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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
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food with a great presentation. Excellent attentive staff.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

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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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

A pleasant dining experience, but nothing more. The red wines by the glass were not as good as they should have been for the prices. The salad and soup were good but not great. They went overboard with ramps on the menu. The burger was terrific but the fries were not hot-yes they offered to remake them but they should have been hot when I was served. The service was good. I would not go out of my way to eat here again.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Wonderful Anniversary spent on Saturday night at Vie. We chose the 5 course tasting menu. Each course was remarkably delicious and made excellent use of the freshest ingredients of the season. The service was impeccable - friendly but not obtrusive. Everyone seemed to enjoy working there which is reflected in ready smiles and interesting conversation. We will be back again to revel in the change to Autumnal cuisine.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

VIE is a joyful experience in fine dining. The restaurant is modern and inviting. The service is friendly but professional. The food is absolutely creative and inspired. A near-perfect dining experience!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We got the 5-course tasting menu. As always Paul and his staff crushed it. Delish.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Vie never disappoints. The menu is always full of new tastes, while remaining centered on fresh, local ingredients.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Diane and I had a weekend with my four siblings and we knew we wanted to have dinner with them at Vie, our favorite restaurant. It was the first time for two of my siblings and we all enjoyed a wonderful dinner- great food, great place and awesome people always make it a special dining experience.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We got a groupon for the 5 course tasting meal, so this represented a good deal for a high end place such as Vie. We went on a Wednesday evening, and the restaurant was pretty empty, so our experience might not be the same as a busier time.

The wait staff was excellent, and the ambiance was understated, it was quiet, and we had no one seated next to us on the banquette style seating (which might have been a little close on a crowded weekend).

The food was generally excellent, and if anything there was too much of it for a 5 course tasting menu- portions were generous. The beef dish was probably our least favorite, but overall very good.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The five course chef's selection and wine pairing was terrific!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Everyone at Vie made our 25th wedding anniversary celebration very special! Food was excellent, service was outstanding! Special thanks to Julius and Patrick.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Always a great experience and terrific food and drinks. Very knowledgeable wait staff.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fit for foodies but also outstanding for others. Local ingredients combined in unique combinations. The restaurant starts with a free taster, always a unique blend of flavors (for our night, scallops cerviche...outstanding). Fresh bread. We started with Cheese platter that we let our waitress select - three delicious cheeses coupled with unique tasting jams, nuts, cherries. We had Little Gem Wedge salad which had great flavors. My wife had Char fish entre and I had the White Fish, both outstanding. (The pork and steak also looked great at table next to us). Worth the drive, best fine dining we've found in western suburbs; a type of upscale restaurant one might find downtown. Desert menu somewhat limited and no go to Chocolate but by then, we were quite full already.
Strong recommendation if near Western suburbs.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Love this place! Went to pick up wine purchased at a recent wine tasting at Vie. Stayed for dinner! The fresh morel omelet was so delicious as was the octopus with blood sausage. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I went for their Mother's Day Dinner. It was well worth the drive! Every drink I sipped, every bite I took, was soon yummy! & My kids had a great time too! I will definitely be back =D

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day was a great experience for my wife and me, the food was terrific and so was the service. Could not ask for more

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lovely Mother’s Day dinner. Every menu choice was tempting, so we got one of each that was on offer for the day and tried it all. Service was great, though we ordered coffee and Baileys with our dessert and apparently the bar was backed up so we didn’t get it. We weren’t mad, because we were fully satisfied.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Vie is by far our favorite restaurant of all time. Paul Virant and his entire team make and present the most delicious and interesting food there is to be had. The location and atmosphere are both convenient and very classy/fun/hip. The farm-to-table and seasonal menu is the best we've ever enjoyed, and it constantly changes, making each experience deliciously different. Furthermore, Paul and his team are great and very fun and talented people - the best team we know of and another reason why you'll absolutely love Vie.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Normally really like Vie, but the Mother's Day menu was a disappointment. The dutch baby was just ok with the toppings really fresh, but the pancake itself was underwhelming. The steak and eggs had no flavor whatsoever. The kids menu was also unimaginative. Hot dog was not very good and the doughnut was not edible because it was so dry. For the price, left pretty unsatisfied. Will stick to normal dinner menu.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch from start to finish! Prix fixe menu for adults and children with several options. Wonderful service. Great job Paul Virant and team.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We love this place. My wife and I love the ambience and the food and how the menu changes. The two bartenders, Patrick and Julius are wonderful and always helpful.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great meal! They have very nice food here. The atmosphere is also very refined. I loved the cream cheese ice cream I had for dessert. Also, very nice morels in the asparagus dish.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Excellent attention to detail. Very classy establishment.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

One of the best restaurants in DuPage county. The appetizers are fantastic.

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