Give the Gift of Vie

We are in the process of transitioning to a new online gift card provider. In the meantime, and as always, you can purchase Vie gift cards by phone or by visiting us at the restaurant.

To order by phone:


We will happily mail your gift card at no extra postage or processing fee. 

In person:

Stop in at Vie, 4471 Lawn Ave, Western Springs, Tuesday to Saturday after 11 a.m. 

Online gift cards will be available again soon. We apologize for any inconvenience, and very much thank you for thinking of Vie for your gift-giving activities!  


Vistro, Chef Paul Virant's restaurant in Hinsdale, also offers gift cards.

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).

Vie Listed in Chicago Magazine's "50 Best Restaurants" Guide

One of the early adopters of the farm-to-table/DIY/artisan ethos, Paul Virant’s steady, elegant destination in the western suburbs still pulls it off exceptionally well.

We are thrilled and honored to be included in Chicago magazine's "50 Best Restaurants" dining guide alongside so many excellent establishments.

We are ever-grateful to our guests and friends who have supported us for 14(!) years and to all of Team Vie for making it happen. Thank you!

The Very Best of the City’s Best Places to Eat  |  Chicago Magazine


Vie Makes The Fooditor 99

Chef Paul Virant and the Vie team are honored to again be included in The Fooditor 99: Where to eat (and what to eat there) in Chicago, by Michael Gebert.

Vie is #13 on the listing:

“Not enough Chicagoans go to suburban Western Springs for Paul Virant’s farm-to-table food (even though you could make a romantic getaway by train there) ... . I’ve only been a few times myself, but Vie holds a disproportionate place in best things I’ve ever eaten anyway.”
— Michael Gebert

About The Fooditor 99 — Updated for 2018

"A Chicagoan's guide to the best of Chicago dining, fully revised for 2018. Chicago’s online food magazine Fooditor digs deep into a great food city, and this book puts the best of it in an easy-to-consult guide. From fancy tasting menus to neighborhood eats from all around the world, this guide gives you the specifics on the places you should check out—and the exact things you should order, thoroughly revised for 2018. ... Here’s a local expert telling you what he’d eat and drink right now in Chicago, the most interesting and accessible food city in America. Plus: a bonus guide to authentic and friendly Chicago Mexican restaurants!" 

Available via Amazon (Kindle and paperback)

Give the Gift of Vie and Vistro

'Tis the season! We're here to make your holidays delicious with gift ideas for the food-lovers on your list. Items are available for purchase at both Vie and Vistro.



Treat them to an 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.

To purchase, stop in at Vie Tuesday to Saturday after 11:30. (For Vistro cards, please purchase in-person at Vistro Monday to Saturday after 11:30.)

Promotion not available online. $20 complimentary certificate valid from January 9 until March 31; $20 certificate not valid on Valentine’s Day at either restaurant. $100 certificate is unrestricted.



Chef Paul’s farm-to-fork products celebrating the art of preservation: Chow Chow, Pickled Cherry Tomatoes, Smoked Apple Butter

NEW jars have arrived!: Blueberry Aigre-Doux and Pickled Sweet Peppers


$12 each

Visit for more information on Jar Sessions.



Cookbook by Chef Paul and Kate Leahy; can be personalized for the recipient




Attractively presented in festive packaging, ready for the gifting!

Two Jar Sessions $26

Three Jar Sessions $40

Three Jar Sessions and The Preservation Kitchen $72



12-oz. bag of coffee of the Vie or Vistro house blend


Vie, Pastry Chef Angelyne Canicosa Honored by Banchet Nominations

Congratulations to our talented and creative pastry chef Angelyne Canicosa on her Jean Banchet Award nomination as Rising Pastry Chef of the Year!


A sincere thank you to all who took the time to nominate Angelyne and Vie – we are humbled and thrilled to also be included in the Restaurant of the Year category. What an amazing honor!

Congrats to all the nominees; view the full listing. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence, the only Chicago-based awards ceremony that recognizes culinary originality and talent throughout the region. The awards ceremony takes place Sunday, January 14, 2018.