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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

American, Seafood, Healthy, Wine Bar
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701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
+1 847-918-7828
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Nirvana Wine & Grillerie is an original wine bar & restaurant that simply...
Nirvana Wine & Grillerie is an original wine bar & restaurant that simply wants to share the best with people. We welcome friends into our lives through food & wine with the family owned wineries that we represent, small batch wines, and food that is as fresh and natural as possible. Nirvana has a scratch kitchen that offers artisan hand crafted cheeses, farm-raised and hormone free chicken, wild-caught seafood, all natural hand-made flatbreads, and fresh daily ingredients.
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  • 20
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wine. Simple, pure goodness and a wonderful gathering place to talk. Wine.

Did I mention wine? The tables and stools are high. One room is available for groups of 10 or more reserved. Wait staff is attentive and accommodating. Those with multiple food allergies will find something on the menu. The offerings are high quality. The atmosphere is comfortable. Has a strong... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Julie T
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Gurnee, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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lennatravel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The owner and staff of Nirvana have worked to make what could have been an average "strip mall" restaurant to and upscale intimate environment. I have visited several times and the food is consistently good. The cheese board, roast chicken and the chopped salad are among my favorites. The menu is vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free friendly but that doesn't mean... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food here is very good and the staff is pleasant and well trained. We find that this is a perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon enjoying an excellent glass of wine and what we believe to have one of the best cheese offerings in Lake County. The wine list features several hard to find (in the suburbs) low... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Did I mention wine? The tables and stools are high. One room is available for groups of 10 or more reserved. Wait staff is attentive and accommodating. Those with multiple food allergies will find something on the menu. The offerings are high quality. The atmosphere is comfortable. Has a strong feminine vibe, welcoming and earthy. I didn't have a full... More 

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Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Have been here a few times. The food is very healthy and they have a great wine selection. They have also some special nights for wine tasting, get on their email list.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Have been enjoying wine flights, small plates, and appetizers for years at this place. Former owners worked very hard to please and create an inviting atmosphere. After a few visits, they recognized their customers and appreciated the return business. Then, the placed was purchased a thirty-something, former employee. The bait and switch referred to in other reviews did not occur... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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111 reviews 111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had lunch here and everyone had great food. I especially enjoyed the shrimp ceviche. Wine was 1/2 price... $74.00 for 37. What a bargin. The waiter was attentive and brought other small pours if us to try.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was our first visit to Nirvana, and we will definitely go back. The wine, appetizers, dinner, and dessert were all fantastic! On top of that Andrew, our waiter, was top notch. He was knowledgeable in all the wines, introduced my co-worker to the Scotch section of the bar personally, invited us to come up to the bar to drink... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

A great find in a strip mall in Vernon Hills. Small and cozy with great ambiance. Eclectic menu with variety...food is great. Extensive wine list...servers definitely know and love wine, Great spot...have taken lots of friends there.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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174 reviews 174 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stopped in for a business lunch and enjoyed cheese flights as a starter and ordered mains. Enjoyed the cheese flights very much. Entrée portions were generous and everyone enjoyed them. This restaurant has a nice feel to it. I imagine stopping in for wine and dinner would be a very nice experience. I see other reviewers are complaining about the... More 

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Venice, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Very healthy food, prepared very well. Great wine events to attend and reasonable pricing. Plenty of space and parking.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 847-918-7828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Healthy, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Nirvana Wine & Grillerie is an original wine bar & restaurant that simply wants to share the best with people. We welcome friends into our lives through food & wine with the family owned wineries that we represent, small batch wines, and food that is as fresh and natural as possible. Nirvana has a scratch kitchen that offers artisan hand crafted cheeses, farm-raised and hormone free chicken, wild-caught seafood, all natural hand-made flatbreads, and fresh daily ingredients.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?