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“Pricey specialty drinks, good food”

The Vine Martini & Wine Bar
Ranked #2 of 65 Restaurants in Grayslake
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Gurnee, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Pricey specialty drinks, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

We went to The Vine for an anniversary dinner. Started off with "The Anniversary" martini - quite tasty, but also quite expensive - good thing my husband was drinking the domestic beer that was on special to balance out the liquor bill. Food was great. We started with their pretzel bread appetizer; would have liked to try one of their burgers, but they are only served on pretzel bread. I had the Pork Chop with Gorgonzola Sauce (yum) and my husband had the Chicken Marsala. Both were served with generous portions of garlic mashed potatoes, glad both meals included them since they are very garlicy and after all it was our anniversary. We will definitely be back to try more of their menu items.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Lisa W
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Round Lake, Illinois
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8 reviews
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“Identity crisis....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

The Vine needs to have someone come in to help them better utilize the space. They need to find a way to separate the cocktail drinkers from the restaurant eaters because it can become crowded real fast. The above creates a traffic flow problem for staff and customers as the hover around looking for somewhere to put their drinks down. Martini's very well executed, pricey, which makes people leave after 2 of them. Food great job and tasty but then again identity...are you going to be a cocktail, appetizer place or restaurant or both and fix the traffic pattern.

  • Visited March 2012
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4 Thank msqboxer
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Illinois, United States
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good drinks, pricy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

The Vine has a great selection of specialty martinis and other drinks, and have a fair amount of food. However, they are pretty pricy. The outdoor patio just opened not long ago, and they often have bands that play on the weekends.

  • Visited January 2012
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2 Thank Megan E
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Grayslake, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Nice after-work spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Great drink selection, limited menu but great appetizers! The martini's are the best!

Visited April 2012
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Thank Nond
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Grayslake, Illinois
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Atmosphere + good food = perfect for downtown Grayslake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

We have tried the Vine many times, and have always had good service and good food. We like that they change the menu enough that there is always something new to try. Appetizers are worth every penny. The serving size is just right for the $$. It is nice to have a place like this so close to us. We recommend it and will be coming back!

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Chris G
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