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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
847-918-7828
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Ranked #18 of 100 restaurants in Vernon Hills
Cuisines: Indian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 19, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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80% Recommend
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English first
Atlanta Area
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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

While we had an enjoyable visit and good food, it seems they try too hard to be an "in" or "cool" place. I didn't read the menu carefully enough and if you take a look, you can see why. I thought I was ordering 4 cheese soup, and ask for sausage to be added. Waiter came back saying they were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Just as the word says, not worth the visit. Wines are poor and overpriced, menu is limited and poorly laid. Wrong place to visit with poor service and dimly lighted. If a restaurant does not have light, do not trust it. This place tries to give a "cool" atmosphere, and the menu is simply wrong. I am typically positive about... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

The menu is limited.. And anything that looks good they are out of.. They will put things on your bill that you did not order and then if you speak up and ask for it to be fixed.. The manager will stick up for the waiter and treat you as if it is your problem and then become aggressive and... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
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139 reviews 139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This restaurant was very average but the highlight was the guitarist playing 70's and 80's tunes throughout our meal. The restaurant itself is a very good value. All wine bottles were half price which was a treat. We ordered a variety of cheeses that were delicious. The Nirvana Marrakesh Express appetizer combo plate was mediocre. Each of the spreads was... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

lively place, good for a rich talking evening with a marvellous variety of high class wines. real nice service, sometimes a bit to wait for. a original italien coffee machine with tasty espresso would be a improvement to match an overall top experiece. try the half chicken! loved it.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My wife and I had dinner at Nirvana on a Tuesday night. The weather was nice so we opted for outdoor dining. Music playing thru the speakers was at the right level and made for great atmosphere. Live music inside also seemed to be a crowd pleaser. There were several great wine deals to choose from. Although the five wine... More

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Mundelein, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A gem in Vernon Hills, hidden in a strip mall, offering delicious food and wine in a cozy atmosphere. Enjoyed a free wine tasting with the knowledgeable bartender and stayed for dinner. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is that the AC was not working properly and it was roasting hot inside. It was a scorching, humid... More

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Woodstock, IL
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

My wife and I had eating at Nirvana in the past...before becoming vegans. We had enjoyed that meal and made a mental note that this restaurant was on the list of places we would visit again. Recently we went out to dinner with some omnivore friends who declined our vegan suggestion adn offered Nirvana as an option. We thought we'd... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The place seems family owned.. they have a wonderful wine selection. I have actually been meaning to go back there as their food is reasonably priced and very good to the taste. In the Summer/ warmer fall time, they have an outdoor patio which is really nice to catch some Vit. D while eating lovely food.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

In this unsuspecting strip mall, you'll find a original restaurant where they take great pride in their food. Whether it is the local honey crystallized over a year, the gourmet cheeses, or the organic wines, everything is good. Servers are not just knowledgeable, but proud of what they serve. Everthing on the menu looked great. They had lots of vegetarian... More

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