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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

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Wine Bar, American, Healthy
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701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with another couple for lunch. Great selection for everyone. Great salads and more. Friendly service.

Thank Catherine C
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not impressed at all. No wonder the place was empty. The place looked filthy and dirty- full of mosquitos inside - place look abandoned. Food was edible but nothing special. Sounds better than it is. Never again.

Thank Joseph G
Gurnee, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This place was great. The food, the wine everything was enjoyable. Our server Mike was very knowledgeable and his input helped make our wine selection. We had the the European cheese plate as an appetizer. The blue cheese and date combination was amazing. There were 3 cheeses, bread, fruit nearly enough to fill us up. We both had specials (seafood)... More 

Thank Grablinmathrules
South Georgia
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230 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We did not have a reservation so our table was in the back and not too cozy of an area but the wine and food made up for it! You can tell this is a local's favorite! Lots of reserved table up front where it's more cozy and interesting. There was a guitar player there on the night we went.... More 

Thank Bookwoman44
Chicago, Illinois
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433 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We arrived, two ladies, for a lunch without a reservation. We were immediately seated. On our last visit we had an extraordinary experience from service to flavor. This time, not so much. There weren't many patrons in the restaurant, which in this case resulted in a big dip in the frequency which our server visited our table. My fish was... More 

Thank Rebecca C
Wauconda, Illinois
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99 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Tuesday early evening get together and all the tables were reserved, except for a few high top tables. BUSY place. Very relaxing pace. Service was very good and friendly! Nice selection of wine with samples available before you buy. Huge selection of cheese plates served on a slate tile. We had a few bottles of the Malbec wine. We were... More 

Thank Rex M
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The best restaurant in the north suburbs of Chicago. An extensive wine list that compliments an ever changing/dynamic menu, innovative appetizers and charcuterie. The atmosphere is chic and comfortable with nice spacing between tables. Live music on weekends is a huge plus.

Thank Phoenix051
Wheeling, Illinois
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

The restaurant has a very wide menu and all the food is well prepared. We were there mid afternoon and it was very quiet and the staff had an excellent knowledge of the menu and wines.

Thank John R
Deerfield, Illinois
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This was our third visit to Nirvana in recent years. We want to like it but our most recent visit left us feeling like we won't be back. First, for a wine bar, while our waiter raved about a number of selections and the specials, we found the 3 wines in our white "special" flight and our single glass of... More 

Thank dlscps
Libertyville, IL
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84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We've been to Nirvana about a half dozen times. Never had a bad meal here. They are a wine bar - with wine flights and a lot of wines by the glass. The glasses of wine start at $11 - and go up into the $20 range. I think their wine is a bit pricey, tbh. On our most recent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Wine Bar, American, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: 8479187828
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?