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15 South River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134
+1 630-208-8920
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Fine dining on the waterfront at this gem, tucked inside the Herrington...
Fine dining on the waterfront at this gem, tucked inside the Herrington Inn & Spa. Al fresco dining in season. Serves three meals daily, open 365 days per year. Advance reservations highly recommended Private waterfront Gazebo for 8 guests is also available.
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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Geneva Gem on the Fox River

We have been wanting to try this restaurant for years. Everyone had a wonderful time! Inspired: the view of the river Service: Joe was excellent Food: steaks were well received Atmosphere: elegant yet relaxed Return: yes Parking: easy and free Discovered: we love the Herrington... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The atmosphere and service were great, but the food was just OK....way overpriced. Steak was nothing special, and dessert was almost tasteless. My large party got many different things, but no one thought the food was worth the fine dining price.

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Chicago, Illinois
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338 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have been wanting to try this restaurant for years. Everyone had a wonderful time! Inspired: the view of the river Service: Joe was excellent Food: steaks were well received Atmosphere: elegant yet relaxed Return: yes Parking: easy and free Discovered: we love the Herrington Inn

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Atwater's, located at the Herrington Inn and Spa, carries through the elegant decor of the Inn's lobby. It is on the banks of the Fox River, giving it a beautiful view. The intimate dining room is elegantly furnished. The service is a attentative as one could possibly wish to experience. The menu is upscale gourmet dining, with an excellent wine... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Atwater's has good food, but I think it's pretty overpriced. The atmosphere is nice, but a bit "stuffy". I was there for a recognition dinner for work with a large group. I felt like we couldn't even really celebrate for fear of being too loud. Would be much better suited for a romantic dinner or dinner with a small group... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is not the first time I've dined at Atwater's, but it was for a friend of mine. She is new to the area and we were celebrating her promotion at work. Upon arriving we were greeted and taken to a specific table for which I had asked. The staff was fantastic, and was knowledgeable and attentive, and yet unobtrusive.... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Atwater's is "our" restaurant for our anniversary celebration. We have been there at least ten times. We enjoy the intimacy, the quiet, and the good food and wine selections. On our last visit we noted the menu changes and felt there wasn't enough variety for the entrees. I was ready to close the menu and go elsewhere but the lamb... More 

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herrington_geneva, Manager at Atwater's, responded to this review

Thank you for writing and letting us know about your most recent experience. I apologize that on this visit we did not exceed your expectations. We do take your comments to heart, and will work on some additional items and expand our menu offerings. My name is Jennifer and my direct number is 630-444-8430. If you would consider giving us... More 

Chicago, IL
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Five of us ladies went there last week for a little bridal luncheon. Everything was classy, from the time I first called to make the reservation, until we arrived, ate, and left the restaurant. Everyone was great. The hostess gave us a great table for our special event, and everyone treated us like royalty. One of the best parts was... More 

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Homer Glen, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Extremely attentive server, knowledgeable of the menu and preparation techniques. Beautiful setting in a dining room with comfortable over-sized dining chairs. Perfectly prepared food, presented exactly as requested. Right-sized dining room and staff for romantic or professional dinners. Menu and wine list not overbearing and priced appropriately for this level of service. Will certainly return.

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herrington_geneva, Manager at Atwater's, responded to this review

Thank for your comments about Atwater's and our excellent, attentive staff. We also appreciate your compliments on our wine list, we do try to keep it balanced, and still diverse. We look forward to welcoming you back for another occasion. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Incredibly delicious Chilean Sea Bass dinner! It was perfection! And the service couldn't have been better. Thank you for a perfect evening!

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My wife surprised my with a stay at the Herrington for our anniversary! She also made reservations at Atwater's for dinner where she reserved their private enclosed gazebo on the river. The service was good the food was better and the atmosphere being in the private gazebo was spectacular. My wife had the Filet and I had the Monk Fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 South River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-208-8920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 60
  • Cuisine: Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Fine dining on the waterfront at this gem, tucked inside the Herrington Inn & Spa. Al fresco dining in season. Serves three meals daily, open 365 days per year. Advance reservations highly recommended Private waterfront Gazebo for 8 guests is also available.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?