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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

Certificate of Excellence
Wine Bar, American, Healthy
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701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

OK,,,Farm Raised? Dont care. Hormone Free? Dont care. Gluten Free? Dont Care...BUT I GUESS THOSE THINGS ALONG WITH A MASTER CHEF MAKE FOR THE BEST MEAL IN FOREVER FOR US!!!! So cool interior. I have been wanting to visit this place for years, but with a busy travel schedule I dont get to eat in my own backyard all that... More 

1 Thank Rebecca C
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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 

2 Thank WorldTravelers34
Mundelein, Illinois
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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 

1 Thank Gail B
Chicago, Illinois
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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 

3 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 

3 Thank suepickard2014
Lake Zurich, Illinois
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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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Round Lake, Illinois
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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.

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

1 Thank kalzo
Chicago, Illinois
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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 

1 Thank Bob C

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?