– About –

Tastes of the Seasons, Preserved

Vie, named after the French word for life, offers contemporary American cuisine. Chef and owner Paul Virant opened Vie in 2004 and focuses on year-round seasonal eating with a menu featuring house-made 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!

Our Team

Paul Virant
Executive Chef and Owner

– Kitchen –

Dan Compton
Chef de Cuisine

Angelyne Canicosa
Pastry Chef

Frank Hutman
Sous Chef

– Management –

Stephanie Sposito
General Manager

Julius White
Bar Manager /
Assistant General Manager

Alissa Drake
Business Manager



for Vie and
Chef Paul

Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Gayot Restaurant Guide (2010 – 2017)

James Beard Foundation Award’s Best Chef: Great Lakes Nominee (2011, 2013 – 2015)

Michelin Guide Chicago 2011, One Star

50 Best Restaurants, Chicago Magazine, 2018

The Fooditor 99, by Michael Gebert, 2017 and 2018

Jean Banchet Award Nominee for Restaurant of the Year, 2018

"Phil [Vettel]'s 50," Chicago Tribune, 2018 

Jean Banchet Award for Culinary Excellence as Top Celebrity Chef, 2007

Three Stars by Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune

Three Stars, Chicago Magazine

OpenTable Diners’ Choice Since 2010

Chicago's Suburbs Must-Try Spots, Zagat, 2017

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Pickling, Preserving and Fermenting: 8 Chicago Restaurants Doing It Deliciously, Make It Better

Top 25 Farm to Table Restaurants, Best Life Magazine

Top 10 Chicago Area Wine Lists, Gayot Restaurant Guide

Voted a "Best of Reader Favorite: Romantic Restaurant" by Hinsdale Magazine Readers, 2016 – 2018

Ten of the Best Chicago Restaurants That Aren’t Actually in Chicago, PureWow

The 20 Essential Chicago Suburban Restaurants, Eater Chicago


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