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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
+1 847-918-7828
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Ranked #37 of 101 Restaurants in Vernon Hills
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Healthy, Wine Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food can be pricey but you get fresh ingredients and healthy, filling portions. Excellent wine suggestions by Keith....I will be back. Do not miss this one!

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Libwrtyville IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I went to Nirvana recently with some friends and had an excellent experience. The food was delicious, we all ordered different entrées and tried a little of everyone's and every bite was better than the next. As an avid wine (snob) drinker I was really surprised by the incredible selection of wines. It was honestly the best/most diverse wine list... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was not the first time I had a disappointing visit to Nirvana, but will be my last! We asked for a certain wine which we had had there before at half price. They were out of that particular wine so the waiter suggested another, neglecting to tell us that it was a "premium" brand and thus, not half priced.... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

They have a reasonably-sized menu but I had trouble finding anything that sounded good. In fact, what I ended up ordering was dull and bland. And the service was annoying. He kept trying to become our best friend and suck up to us when we just wanted to be left alone. He needs to realize he's serving over-priced wine in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My friends and I have visited Nirvana in the past and we have enjoyed the outside patio and the bottles of 1/2 price wine. However, our last visit was a quite different experience. Though the sign in the window speaks of 1/2 price wines, when we received our bill, the wines were full price. When we questioned our waiter, he... More

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Danny C, Owner at Nirvana Wine & Grillerie, responded to this review

Wendy, I sincerely apologize for your bad experience and have no problem making 100% sure that your next experience at Nirvana is not only a good one, but a perfect one. I distinctly remember your evening and issue as your friend stopped in to see me the following Monday or Tuesday. She did not mention the misunderstanding in price, but... More

Atlanta Area
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
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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