Virant Vineyard Wine Available for Purchase

$85 per case of Vidal Blanc, an ideal warm-weather white

Did you know that Chef Paul's family owns a vineyard in Missouri ... and that you can partake in the bounty of that vineyard right here at Vistro with a glass of Vidal Blanc by Virant Vineyard?

And just in time for those warm patio days, we are offering our friends and guests a very nice price on cases of the Vidal Blanc. This wine is ready to be enjoyed -- and we need to make room for the next vintage! The Vidal Blanc is a perfect pour for spring and summer get-togethers: a crisp white to drink on its own or paired with seafood or pasta.

 
 

Case of 2014 Vidal Blanc, Virant Vineyard, Augusta Winery, Augusta, Missouri
12 750-ml bottles
$85 per case

Limited cases available, so please call as soon as possible if you'd like to reserve yours. If you want to sample the wine prior to purchase, just stop in at Vistro and ask!

To order

Please call (630) 537-1459 or order in-person at Vistro -- pre-payment required.

  • Case orders due by June 9
  • Pick up your case at Vistro June 13 to June 16

About Vidal Blanc

Dry white wine. Floral bouquet. Crisp, flinty. Fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged briefly in oak barrels to add complexity.

About the region

Virant Vineyard is located in the Augusta Wine Region, on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River Valley. The region became the first federally approved American Viticultural Area in 1980 (eight months before the Napa Valley AVA), because of its unique soil and climate, historical significance, and quality of wines produced from grapes grown in vineyards dating back to the 1800s.

Burger + Booze Tuesdays // $15 Special

Join us for Burger + Booze Tuesdays at Vistro! Every Tuesday, we'll be offering a special burger and beverage combo for $15. Join us for this delicious deal, available starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays; price does not include tax or tip.

JUNE 13 // BUILD-YOUR-OWN "BACKYARD BURGER"
BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE BACKYARD BURGER RETURNS JUNE 20 + 27!

  • Charcoal-fired burger with cheddar on a house-made bun, with fries on the side
  • Choose your own toppings from our condiment bar: ketchup, dijon, mayo, onions, Mighty Vine tomatoes, dill pickles, Werp Farms lettuces, “special sauce” and more
  • Paired with a Lynchburg Lemonade, the perfect sipper for these hot summer days -- freshly squeezed citrus and bourbon

JUNE 6 // APPLE OF MY BURGER

  • Burger: smoked apple butter mayo, caramelized onions, bacon, Hook's blue cheese
  • Booze: Vander Mill Dry, a dry cider with a clean fruit flavor, brewed in Michigan

MAY 30 // CHILI CHEESE, PLEASE!

  • Burger: cheddar, shaved onion, chili
  • Booze: Modelo

MAY 23 // CHICKEN FRIED BURGER

  • Burger: burger patty soaked in buttermilk and coated with seasoned flour, deep fried and smothered in chicken gravy, garnished with pickles ... plus fries!
  • Booze: Tincup whiskey (add a High Life for $3)

MAY 16 // WHERE'S THE BEEF?

  • Burger: smoked pulled pork with Bulleit bourbon BBQ sauce and chow chow remoulade
  • Booze: Mayor's Mint Palmer – Don Q rum, fresh mint simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and housemade iced tea

MAY 9 // DINER CLASSIC

  • Burger: bacon, cheddar, raw onion, tomato, lettuce, mayo
  • Booze: Metropolitan Brewing Dynamo Copper Lager

MAY 2 // CINCO DE MAYO

  • Burger: mole rojo, pico de gallo, guacamole, crunchy tortilla strips
  • Booze: El Sully, a refreshingly smooth Mexican-style lager by 21st Amendment Brewery

APRIL 25 // HOEDOWN THROWDOWN

  • Burger: bacon, cheddar, house BBQ sauce + frizzled onion        
  • Booze: Miller High Life ... some say the Champagne of Beers

APRIL 18 // BENNY & THE BURGER

  • CDK Farm burger, bacon, fried egg + Hoffy's hollandaise
  • Paired with "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" – Tito's, Aperol, OJ + champagne over ice

APRIL 11 // OLIVE MY LOVE

  • CDK farm burger on our house-made bun with green olive and pickled pepper tapenade, queso de oveja aioli, and bacon
  • Paired with Brewery Vivant's Big Red Coq, an American amber from Grand Rapids

APRIL 4 // CHIMI, CHURRI & THE CABRA

  • Chimichurri, chèvre and roasted red pepper atop our CDK farm burger and house-made bun
  • Paired with a Rioja Libre: red wine, Coca-Cola, St. George Bruto Americano, lemon juice

MARCH 28 // BOMBS AWAY

  • CDK farm burger with house blackening spice, chow chow remoulade, Werp lettuces and country fried pickled cherry bomb peppers          
  • Paired with Blanche's Rum Punch: Blanche de Bruxelles Witbier, orange simple, Don Q rum -- punchy, boozy, delicious

MARCH 21 // MAC'S BIG BURGER

  • 28-day dry-aged burger with Hook's one-year cheddar, dill pickle, onion, Werp Farms lettuce and Thousand Island dressing on our house-made brioche bun, served with fries  
  • Paired with Noon Whistle Brewing's "Freshman @ Life" Kolsch, a light and refreshing German-style beer, locally brewed in Lombard

MARCH 14 // BERNIE SHROOMIN'
We're kicking off Burger + Booze Tuesdays on the 14th with the BERNIE SHROOMIN':

  • CDK 28-day aged griddled burger topped with roasted mushrooms, caramelized onion and Butterkase cheese on our house-made brioche bun
  • Paired with Noon Whistle Brewing's Bernie Milk Stout, locally brewed in Lombard
  • Plus fries, of course
Beverage pairing for the Backyard Burger: a refreshing Lynchburg Lemonade

Beverage pairing for the Backyard Burger: a refreshing Lynchburg Lemonade

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Olive My Love

Olive My Love

Mac's Big Burger

Mac's Big Burger

Upcoming Event: Mother's Day Brunch

Vistro looks forward to helping you celebrate Mother's Day with a delicious brunch! Reservations are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. See below for the special a la carte brunch menu from Chef Paul Virant and the kitchen team. For reservations, please call (630) 537-1459 or use OpenTable. We hope you can join us on the 14th!

 
 

Mother's Day Brunch at Vistro
Sunday, May 14
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

// MENU //

whitefish tacos, spicy mayo, salsa roja, cabbage 17

barbecued pork sandwich, chow chow remoulade, fries 15

vistro burger or veggie burger 16/14

chicken caesar: romaine, marinated chicken breast, croutons, parmesan, white anchovies 16

biscuits and chicken sausage gravy with poached eggs 13

farmers: pork sausage, home fries with cheese curds, two eggs, vie bread 14

three-egg omelette, pesto, fresh goat cheese, marinated tomatoes, home fries with curds, toast 13

vie bread french toast, maple syrup, whipped cream, strawberries 12

// EXTRAS //

assorted pastries 7

traders point yogurt, granola, strawberries and poached rhubarb 7

beeler's bacon or house sausage 6

homefries with cheese curds 5

fried kale, brown butter, honey lemon 9

oysters on the half shell 2.50 each/25 dozen

smoked fish, rye toast, cream cheese, pea shoots 15

[PREVIOUS EVENT] Scotch Tasting at the 'Stro

Scotch fans (and scotch fans in the making): You're invited to join us for Vistro's first scotch tasting, set for Monday, April 24, starting at 6 p.m. Guests will enjoy a number of scotch pours (including Dalmore and Bruichladdich), along with bites from the kitchen. 

Scotch Tasting at the 'Stro

Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m.
$25 per person
Save your seat: (630) 537-1459

Scotch aficionados will join us to discuss the finer points of the featured pours and to answer your scotch-related questions. At the conclusion of the educational tasting, guests will have the opportunity to purchase their favorite bottle(s) to take home. 

Please note that there is very limited space for this event, so please call soon if you'd like to attend: (630) 537-1459. Cost is $25 per person for the scotch tasting and bites. We hope to see you on the 24th -- cheers!

[Previous Event] Fat Tuesday

Celebrate Fat Tuesday (February 28) at Vistro with a crawfish boil and hurricanes!

Let the good times roll: We’re bringing in live crawfish for a boil special, served up with delicious hush puppies. Plus, we’ll be pouring bar manager Laura’s riff on a favorite Big Easy classic: the Hurricane. 

Special begins at 5 p.m. on February 28 and will be available until all the tasty mudbugs are gone. Hope you can join us!

[Previous Event] Valentine's at Vistro

Make it a Vistro Valentine's! Chef Paul and the team are excited to offer the following extra-special dishes for dinner on February 14, in addition to our regular a la carte menu. We look forward to helping you celebrate your valentine at Vistro!

VALENTINE'S AT VISTRO

Tuesday, February 14
Dinner Reservations Starting at 5 p.m.
OpenTable or (630) 537-1459

 
 

VALENTINE'S SPECIALS

Offered in Addition to the Regular Dinner Menu

APPETIZERS

Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

Sturgeon Caviar
warm whole wheat crepes, creme fraiche, chives

Country Pate
rye toast, pickles, golden raspberry beer jam

ENTREES

Diver Sea Scallops
celery root, jonagold apples, honey and thyme

Braised Short Ribs for Two
roasted garlic potato puree, "pot roast" veggies

DESSERT

Frozen Chocolate Soufflé
strawberry coulis, pizelle cookie

Please note: Vistro will be open for lunch as usual from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 14th, but the specials listed above only will be available during dinner service.

[Previous Event] Chicago Restaurant Week 2017

Mark your calendars for Chicago Restaurant Week, which returns January 27 and continues through February 9. Vistro again will be participating in this annual culinary celebration, offering special prix fixe menus for lunch ($22 per person) and dinner ($33 per person). View the menus below; please call (630) 537-1459 for reservations, or reserve via OpenTable.

Restaurant Week LUNCH MENU

First
Marcona Almonds and Fried Chickpeas

Second
River Valley Mushroom Soup

Entree
Spinach and Goat Cheese Crepe
House Salad

Dessert
Chocolate Chip Cookie

$22 per person; beverages, tax and gratuity additional
menu subject to change based on availability

Restaurant Week DINNER MENU

First
Marcona Almonds and Crunchy Chickpeas

Crispy Tuscan Kale
Honey, Lemon, Brown Butter

Second
Wood-Fired Pizza
Stewed Tomatoes, Pickled Garlic, Mozzarella Curd, Parmesan

Entrees
Please Choose One

Seared Rainbow Trout
Wheat Berries, Spinach and Tomatoes, Herb Butter Sauce

Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder
Smashed Potatoes, Roasted Carrots, Milk Gravy

Dessert
Vanilla Soft-Serve and Cara Cara Orange Sorbet Twist
House-Made Sprinkles

$33 per person; beverages, tax and gratuity additional
menu subject to change based on availability

[Previous Event] Bourbon County Black Friday

late-breaking beer news

The highly anticipated and extremely limited release of this year's Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout is coming to Vistro! Join us before, after or in the midst of your Black Friday shopping (or relaxing) to enjoy draft pours of Bourbon County Stout Original along with special dishes from Chef Paul Virant to pair with the beer, including:

  • stout french onion dip with pretzels
  • beef chili with a stout beer jam
  • cocoa-and-sugar-coated beignets with a stout beer glaze

We'll be pouring the much sought-after stout till the keg runs out! We'll also be raffling off Bourbon County snifters and other items during the event.

early birds get the bottles

Arrive early for the first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase a $25 ticket to take home a 16.9-oz. bottle of 2016 Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Original plus a Bourbon County snifter. We will have an extremely limited number of bottles for sale -- you are welcome to begin lining up for tickets at 11 a.m. on Friday. One ticket per individual, please.

other details

Regular lunch service and the full lunch menu will be available as well on the 25th. Pricing is a la carte for stout draft pours and the special stout dishes listed above.  

We're excited to bring this limited-release beer to Hinsdale and look forward to seeing you on Black Friday.

Questions? Give us a call at (630) 537-1459.

about goose island bourbon county brand stout

Brewed in honor of the 1,000th batch at Goose Island's original Clybourn brewpub. A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with thick foam the color of a bourbon barrel. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. One sip has more flavor than your average case of beer. Read more.