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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: 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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Healthy Food and Great Wine

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Mike H
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Venice, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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Venice, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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168 reviews 168 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Nirvana has become our place to go - for lunch with the ladies, for a special dinner, for a Wine and Cheese Flight and great conversation. It is truly amazing to find such a gem of a restaurant tucked into a storefront. The surroundings are quiet and comfortable, the food is consistently topnotch - and the wine selection is fantastic!... More 

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Chicago
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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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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?