Vie Restaurant


“Tastes of the seasons, preserved”

Vie, named after the French word for life, offers contemporary American cuisine inspired by Western European cultures and rustic fare. Chef and owner Paul Virant opened Vie in 2004 and focuses on year-round seasonal eating with a menu featuring housemade pickles and preserves. Locally grown, artisan ingredients from Midwestern family farms are showcased. The first restaurant in Western Springs to serve liquor since prohibition, Vie offers guests the opportunity to experience urban fine dining in a warm, relaxed village setting. Conveniently located steps from the Metra station, Vie attracts food-conscious diners from the entire Chicagoland area. We look forward to seeing you at Vie!

Vie Restaurant

Prestigious awards to Vie Restaurant and Chef Paul Virant include:

  • Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot Restaurant Guide (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • James Beard Foundation Award’s Best Chef: Great Lakes Nominee (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Michelin Guide Chicago 2011, One Star
  • Jean Banchet Best Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Three Stars by Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune
  • Three Stars, Chicago Magazine
  • OpenTable Diners’ Choice Since 2010
  • Chicago Suburb’s Must-Try Spots, Zagat, 2017
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Top 25 Farm to Table Restaurants, Best Life Magazine
  • Top 10 Chicago Area Wine Lists, Gayot Restaurant Guide