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Nirvana Wine & Grillerie

701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1556
+1 847-918-7828
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“flatbread” (12 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
“pot pie” (3 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 23 November 2017

Small nook of a fine dining restaurant with interesting dinner options (like the Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie) and a fun selection of wines. It's a place that encourages taste exploration. I recommend trying one of the wine flights. If you find a wine you particularly...More

Thank LadyLux86
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent wine selections--our party all enjoyed the wine flights. Kudos on the crab cakes (a little spicy for one of the group) and excellent fish choices, hamachi with a side of kimchi in particular, but the salmon also had high marks. The Apple crisp is...More

Thank Attea146
Reviewed 20 August 2017

My fiance and I go to Nirvana frequently for our date nights. We continue to return to Nirvana because their food is always dependably delicious and we love their wine selection. The staff is always incredibly friendly and we have always had positive experiences. The...More

Thank Kiersten T
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We just had dinner here, and this place is a winner. On that Wednesday night, they had free wine tasting at the bar (from one of their suppliers), and our server was helpful in choosing something form their wine list. The menu has an impressive...More

Thank CCRiderLLC
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. Service was excellent. We ordered 4 different cheeses and 3 types of charcuterie to share. It was a very nice presentation but portions, especially the meats, were very small. The duck prosciutto portion was minuscule for $7. The cheese board came with...More

Thank treetopstexas
Reviewed 4 June 2017

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 June 2017 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

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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