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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

French, 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 - 10:00 pm
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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, Brunch, 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
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Nirvana Wine & Grillerie is an original wine bar & restaurant that...
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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  • 28
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  • 16
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  • 5
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  • 3
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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
Very nice for dinner, pricey for lunch

We had a couples night at Nirvana in Vernon Hills. I had previously been here for lunch and, though the food was good, I felt the prices were high. As a dinner restaurant, I felt that the prices were reasonable. The food is very good, authentic and fresh. How nice to actually get vegetables as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Gail B
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Mundelein, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 887 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My wife and I stopped here for dinner and drinks to meet a friend based on his positive recommendations of this restaurant. I must say that we were pleasantly surprised. The best way to describe this place would be a casual upscale restaurant and bar. Although the atmosphere of this restaurant and bar is on the casual side, the food... More 

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1 Thank WorldTravelers34
Mundelein, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We had a couples night at Nirvana in Vernon Hills. I had previously been here for lunch and, though the food was good, I felt the prices were high. As a dinner restaurant, I felt that the prices were reasonable. The food is very good, authentic and fresh. How nice to actually get vegetables as part of the meal. I... More 

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1 Thank Gail B
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our family ate here for my oldest daughter's birthday in September. I had been sending my boss/clients here and had heard good things, and was NOT disappointed! I had the Farmer's Market flatbread - which was enough for 3 meals for me. It was amazing! The flatbread was finished just perfectly, obviously they have the right type of oven. My... More 

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2 Thank mcatlf1313
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Every time we eat here we are delighted! The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable about their wines, and always give us great insight and advice on which wine to try and pair with our dinner. The food is delightful - we love the Farmer's Market flatbread and the shrimp ceviche. Last time we were there we had the Tandoori chicken... More 

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2 Thank suepickard2014
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I just stopped by there for a fast lunch on a busy day, since place I was going to visit was closed. Food, service, and beer were ok. But we were shocked when we got our bill. We ordered 2 flatbreads approximatly $13 each and 2 beers $5.50 each. Total on recite was $42. If you add it up it... More 

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Thank Happy H
Round Lake, Illinois
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Join the wine club for $20 or $40 per month and you'll make it back in discounts on your first wine purchase. Crazy good wine prices for members - and Danny always finds unique, excellent wines from around the world. Food is outstanding as well - we love it.

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1 Thank dfoecking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

went there on 'date' night with my wife. Started with an white wine flight with a fantastic international cheese flight. Dinner was an amazing sea scallop/jumbo shrimp dish. With a guitarist playing in the background it was a great evening

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1 Thank kalzo
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

owner danny gets the customer. really good food, wine and modest prices, they usually have a guitar player there for light music. great atmosphere, outdoor seating in season. they only carry off-the-beaten trail wine and spirits. their cheese and flatbreads are killer along with their entrees. you'll love it!

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1 Thank 718steve
Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This was our first visit to Nirvana. The space is a small storefront with a lot of hard surfaces. We went on a night when they had an amplified folk singer and it wasn't particularly relaxing to shout over the singing. Most of the tables are hard wooden bar stools. As noted by others, its not the most comfortable dining.... More 

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1 Thank Bob C
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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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, 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
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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