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Atwater's

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Seafood, International
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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quite Night

Had dinner here last night and even though the restaurant was pretty empty the staff was on top of every empty glass and clearing off finished plates. The sturgeon was very good as was my wife's filet. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars was the chef was heavy with he salt shaker last night... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
George J
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Sylvania, Georgia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Sylvania, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here last night and even though the restaurant was pretty empty the staff was on top of every empty glass and clearing off finished plates. The sturgeon was very good as was my wife's filet. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars was the chef was heavy with he salt shaker last night and the first... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Atwater's standard for good customer service is above and beyond any other restaurant I have ever been to! All staff members (from hostess to bartender to phenomenal waiters) are to make sure your experience is the best and your dinner is perfect. The food is absolutely amazing. You can not go wrong with anything on the menu. Prepared perfectly.

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

Thank you for your comments on our food and service, we hope to welcome you back sometime soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Dined here last Thursday for our 10 year anniversary and couldn't have been more pleased. Excellent service from start to finish. Congratulatory card signed by entire staff on our table was a nice, personal touch. Window table overlooking the courtyard, gazebo, and river. Our server, Renee, was fabulous and gave wonderful recommendations. Room felt intimate, even with full tables. Chef... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments, we strive to exceed expectations here in Atwater's, and we are happy to hear that your experience was wonderful! More 

Chicago, IL
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Service was impeccable. Selection on the menu is varied with seafood, lamb, beef etc. I had the CA sturgeon fish which was flavorful and perfectly cooked. The ahi tuna portion was huge and was rare as ordered. They have a lengthy wine list. The dining room is very beautiful with tables sufficiently spread out from one another. Nice view of... More 

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Geneva
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you want a special night with your significant other this is the place. Enjoyed a long leisurely evening dinner facing out to the gentle flowing Fox River. Started off with starters of chef special braised pork belly and another of mussels, excellent on both counts. Followed by an Atwater salad enough to share between the two of you. I... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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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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Additional Information about Atwater's

Address: 15 South River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134
Phone Number: +1 630-208-8920
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
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
Average Prices: USD 20 to 60
Cuisine: Seafood, International

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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 to 60
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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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