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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

French, Bistro, American, 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:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice atmosphere, very pleasant experience

Nirvana has an excellent wine list. I enjoyed one of the very best Chardonnays I have had. The food was very good. I was extremely impressed with the attentiveness of the manager, and how important it was to him that we enjoyed our experience there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Gerry L
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nirvana has an excellent wine list. I enjoyed one of the very best Chardonnays I have had. The food was very good. I was extremely impressed with the attentiveness of the manager, and how important it was to him that we enjoyed our experience there.

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Atlanta Area
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Last year I remember reviewing as "pretentious" as another reviewer had indicated. One advantage this time was understanding the flatbread options. My grandson and I were able to create fairly decent little pizzas. Not busy on Thursday July 30th early afternoon. Good spot for my wife and her friend to catch up on news. Waitstaff was prompt and polite.

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Durham, NC
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

During a visit with a friend in the Lake Forest, IL area we decided to have dinner at the nearby restaurant, Nirvana Wine and Grillerie, that is located in the Rivertree Court shopping center at Vernon Hills. The menu specialized in unusual categories, as well as the usual choices of soups, salads, and entrees Because it was a Thursday we... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Love this vibe. Great food. Good wine. Nice staff. A gem and one of our chosen places on date night! Earthy food. Wine list is great. Love the specials.

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Little Chute, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Have eaten here many times and always a joy. great salads and wine selection, try the hummus plate and flat breads.

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lennatravel
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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: French, Bistro, American, 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
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?