Paul Virant

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Paul Virant, Chef/Owner
4471 Lawn Ave
Western Springs, IL 60558


Vie, the flagship restaurant of Chef Paul Virant, honors his background of cooking seasonally, sourcing locally, and utilizing traditional methods of preservation to create a unique experience that leaves a lasting dining impression. The ever-changing farm-to-table menu of contemporary Midwestern cuisine offers guests the distinctive opportunity to enjoy local flavors and ingredients year-round, with thanks to frequent visits to the Green City Market and products from other nearby farmer friends and suppliers. At Vie, everything is made in-house, from the fresh breads to the charcuterie to the pickles and preserves.

Guests enjoy friendly, refined service in a graceful, modern atmosphere unlike any other in the area, with a timeless bar, an intimate lounge area, two elegant dining rooms, and a pastoral patio canopied with lights. The first restaurant in Western Springs to serve liquor since Prohibition, Vie opened its doors in 2004. Located just steps away from the Western Springs Metra station, Vie attracts food-conscious diners from Chicagoland and beyond.