"Vie has a suburban exterior with a city-chic interior. The sophisticated space stars polished concrete floors, blue-gray walls and seats, and large, abstract black-and-white photographs depicting rural routines. With a handsome bar, thick linens, and fresh flowers, the vibe at Vie is that of a special occasion place; and the well-trained staff reiterate this with wise recommendation's,attentive service, and witty banter.The kitchen's passion for locally sourced and seasonally suitable ingredients manifests itself in a menu that details the farm provenance of its produce- some dishes are even paired with local beer from Goose Island. The cocktail and wine collections also score well, proffering unique selections by the glass and creative concoctions.The season leads the dishes naturally, like a garden fresh amuse bouche of melon with lemon-thyme vinaigrette, or ricotta stuffed, fried squash blossoms atop dragon tongue beans mixed with crispy ham and squash ribbons. Whitefish fritters are laced with spring onion shavings and a smoky paprika aioli; and the rich rhubarb galette- made creamy with pink peppercorn ice cream- provides an enticing burst of tart, spicy and sweet flavors."