Chef Paul Talks 15 Years of Vie: Interview With Chicago Magazine

Chefs Paul and Dan recently discussed Vie’s 15th anniversary with Anthony Todd for the Dish newsletter (subscribe here) and Chicago magazine:

Vie Celebrates 15 Years of Farm-to-Table Dining

Since the beginning, Vie has been deeply associated with the local food movement. This isn’t a buys-one-carrot-from-a-farmer’s-market-and-brags-about-it sort of place: Practically everything on Vie’s menu comes from local farms, as it has since 2004. …

Virant isn’t resting on his laurels. In addition to Vistro, his second restaurant in Hinsdale, he’s working on a new Japanese restaurant set to open in October, this time in the city proper. Gaijin will focus on two dishes: okonomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake, and kakigōri, a sweet shaved ice dish. But it all ties back to the same concept.

“The Japanese treat food a lot a like we do at Vie,” Virant explains. “[It’s] the whole idea of seasonality, of ingredient-driven, simple, not too complicated food. That kind of religion we preach in the restaurant continues.”

Read the full article at

Vie Featured on "Focus Friday" Series by Compass

"When we opened the restaurant, the idea was that this would be an extension of my home." — Chef Paul

We are so appreciative to Compass Mortgage, Inc for highlighting Vie in its "Focus Friday" series! They put together a beautiful video and nice interview with Chef Paul about Vie's vision and philosophy — we invite you to watch the feature below and come visit us soon. Thanks again to Compass!

Gifts They'll Savor, Plus a Holiday Gift Card Bonus for You!

Restaurant Gift Cards

— Holiday Bonus: Give $100, Get $20 —


Treat them to a delicious outing at Vie or Vistro!

From now until the end of the year, when you purchase a $100 Vie or Vistro gift card, you’ll receive a $20 complimentary certificate.

With the purchase of $500 in gift cards, you’ll receive a $100 complimentary certificate.

The fine print: Purchase in-person (see below). Promotion not available online. $20 complimentary certificate valid from January 8 until March 31; $20 certificate not valid on Valentine’s Day at either restaurant. $100 certificate is unrestricted.

Gifts They’ll Savor

— For the Holidays • Housewarmings • Host Gifts —



Chef Paul Virant’s farm-to-fork products celebrating the art of preservation
$12 each

NEW! Pickled Green Asparagus
Blueberry Aigre-Doux • Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
Smoked Apple Butter • Sweet Corn Chow Chow

Learn more about Jar Sessions, including recipe inspiration:






5 Jar Sessions $53.50
3 Jar Sessions $33.50
3 Jar Sessions & The Preservation Kitchen $63.50
3 Jar Sessions, The Preservation Kitchen & House Coffee Beans by Sparrow $78.50

With gift cards, Virant Vineyard wine & more
Download an order form (also available at Vie and Vistro host stands)




Cookbook by Chef Paul & Kate Leahy; can be personalized for the recipient $30

Book details:

Where to Purchase

For Vie gift cards and other gifts listed above:
Vie, 4471 Lawn Ave, Western Springs
Tuesday to Saturday after 11 a.m.

For Vistro gift cards and other gifts listed above:
Vistro, 112 S Washington St, Hinsdale
Monday to Saturday after 11:30 a.m.

Reservations Available via Resy Starting September 10

To Our Valued Guests and Friends:

In order to better serve you, on Monday, September 10, both Vie and Vistro will begin accepting online reservations via Resy. Reservations for Vie and Vistro will no longer be available through OpenTable.

We are always striving to provide you with top-of-the-line hospitality, from when you make your reservations to when you put down your dessert spoon. This move to Resy reflects that dedication.

Resy allows us to continue offering convenient online reservations, while adding new features for you (such as text confirmations and online tickets to special events at the restaurants), with the ultimate goals of streamlining communications and improving your overall experience with us.  


A few things to note:

  • Any existing reservations you've already made through OpenTable for future dates will be automatically transferred and honored; you don't need to do a thing.
  • To book a reservation via Resy, visit or download the Resy app in your smartphone's app store. The website and app are convenient, free and easy to use (you will need to create a quick account). Resy reservations for Vie and Vistro will be available starting September 10.

    After you’ve set up your Resy account, you can go straight to the Vie and Vistro websites to make your reservations from there.
  • You are always invited to call or email us to book your reservations. We love hearing from you directly!

Vie  | 708.246.2082  | email Vie  |  Vie on Resy
Vistro  | 630.537.1459  | email Vistro  |  Vistro on Resy

If you have any questions or concerns at all, please don't hesitate to let us know. During this transition and always, we thank you for your understanding and support.

— Your Vie and Vistro Teams

Vie Earns Spot on "Phil's 50" List for the Chicago Tribune

The Vie team is honored to be included on Phil Vettel's most recent compilation of restaurants "essential to the Chicago dining experience right now," known as "Phil's 50" list. 

Vie, quiet sophistication at the Cook County border

No serious discussion of great suburban restaurants can fail to include Paul Virant’s sophisticated, contemporary restaurant and his market-driven, exemplary menu. I’d visit just to sit at the bar (and I have); the cocktails at Vie are as good as I’ve had anywhere (and I get around).