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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

) #11 of 83 Restaurants in Vernon Hills $$ - $$$ American, , Healthy
701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
+1 847-918-7828
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (11 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
“lamb chops” (2 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been a fan of Nirvana since it first opened. Love the vibe of this place--rather eclectic, relaxed and comfortable. It's a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy interesting salads and entrees. Great food and great atmosphere! Keep it up!

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mike our server was very good, his recommendations were spot on. The crab cakes had a touch of spice that put them as some of the best I've had. I also recommend the Tequila flight. The square ice in our Manhattan was something we'll remember

Thank Don R
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

If being able to brag about paying too much for too little is important, then this is the place for you. Cheese plate appetizer had slivers of cheese and fruit for $19. The special was two scallops and two oversized, tough shrimp with a little...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Great little fine dining experience amongst the fast food surrounds. Even though the outdoor seating is at a strip mall, it still felt intimate. Food offerings were varied and enticing. Upscale bistro menu - selection included a number of vegetarian and gluten free options along...More

Thank LadyLux86
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I had dinner at Nirvana. The place has no charm at all (at least for me), they have plain wood tables, no table cloth, no ornaments, a little bit dark. I ordered the salmon and it was really good, but service was average and somehow...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this cozy little restaurant located in a shopping center. When you walk in the door it's small, nicely decorated with a warm atmosphere. They have a full bar with alcohol and beer but if you enjoy wine you'll definitely want...More

1  Thank PlayinHard
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We enjoyed a lively evening of food, wine and music here. There was a live singer/guitarist (very enthusiastic and talented, but maybe a bit much for dining) - which added to the busy din of the restaurant. The food was good to excellent - salmon...More

1  Thank smdds
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have to admit that my husband & I normally go into the city, Chicago, for dinner, as opposed to dining in the suburbs. We too often find that suburban restaurants are mediocre and ordinary. That being said, "Nirvana Wine & Grillerie", which I came...More

Thank Debora P
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our first visit to Nirvana. Tuna dinner was delicious. Excellent service. Very high quality wines. Looking forward to returning.

Thank ares949
Reviewed 11 January 2017

When it first opened we went a couple of times and adored it. The last time ... what a disappointment. Bad service. No, terrible service. Mediocre food. We don't get out that much, so when we hit someplace that is not impressive, we cross it...More

Thank 228mikeb1992
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Vernon Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 847-918-7828
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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie is an original wine bar & restaurant that simply wants to share the best with people. We welcome friends into our lives through food & wine with the family owned wineries that we represent, small batch wines, and food that is as fresh and natural as possible. Nirvana has a scratch kitchen that offers artisan hand crafted cheeses, farm-raised and hormone free chicken, wild-caught seafood, all natural hand-made flatbreads, and fresh daily ingredients.
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