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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 #19 of 105 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
San Francisco Bay Area
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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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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Additional Information about Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

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

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