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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
+1 847-918-7828
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“flatbread” (12 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
“pot pie” (3 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

As a wine bar specializing in small plates, this is a great spot with a European atmosphere. Friday nights with a folk rock vocal and guitar background is a special treat when combined with mussels in wine sauce.

Thank William H
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Favorite dishes are "Everything you love in a chopped salad" with the cilantro dill dressing. This salad has everything you crave, crunch, a bit of sweet, cheesy, and I have had the tofu one time, and salmon another. Its good without it, but great with...More

Thank Naomi T
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Friendly environment. Mike our waiter was helpful and knowledgeable. Donny the owner shared some of his favorites with our table. Food was very well prepared and presented. Nice wine selection.

Thank Peanutprettybird
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The venue was a nice change from the usual spots and the service from Jason was great. Nirvana has a huge selection of wines to choose from. I had the Chicken Tandoori Pasta and the portions were enough for two. It was a nice quite...More

Thank Windyxman
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Looking for something new and fresh and different, I stumbled across Nirvana on Open Table. At a glance, their menu looked inviting with a great variety of options. Especially in the small plates space and shareables. We sat at the bar and settled in. While...More

Thank allenr589
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Maybe a bit short-handed that night, but had a reservation and waited almost 10 minutes for host to appear at the front. Seated in the back thankfully, so that we could still converse even with the singer-guitarist who was seated near the front door (quite...More

Thank smdds
Reviewed March 13, 2018

From the outside it doesn't look like much, but don't let that fool you! The meal we had was amazing. Taste and presentation was excellent. Also a good value for this type of gourmet meal. Yes, it may not appeal to all clientele, but for...More

Thank tstormdrums
Reviewed February 22, 2018

First time visiting this hotel. The food is amazing. Ambience is pretty good not a fine dining. If you are a foodie and want to try different things then this is the right place.

Thank Bhagyalakshmi G
Reviewed January 3, 2018

I love the Nirvana. It is one of my favorate places to eat in the burbs. The everything salad with chicken is excellent. The farmers and black bean quesadillas are a large portion and so fresh and good. The chicken pot pie is so savory...More

Thank AJPM72
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

I've been coming to Nirvana for a few years now and keep coming back because of the whole experience. The staff truly wants you to have something you'll enjoy: food or wine. Chopped salad for lunch or flatbread or the shrimp and scallops are my...More

Thank LauraLeeTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
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: +1 847-918-7828
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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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