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14 South Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134
+1 630-262-1000
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Ranked #18 of 124 Restaurants in Geneva
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Price range: $14 - $28
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Rt 38 and James St.
Transit: The Metra train station in Geneva is located 5 blocks South of Niche on Third street. This is one of the more relaxing ways to travel to Geneva from Chicago, and a short walk away from the best dining Geneva has to offer.
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English first
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing find. This is right up there with the best downtown Chicago restaurants! The food was amazing, highly recommend the Gougéres and the Pork Shank. The table next to us ordered the Lamb Chops...and I came close to ordering a second entree! Looked amazing. Overall, great food. Wasn't crazy about the coffee/cappuccino, but that is by no... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have been to niche twice in the past month. The first time was for our wedding anniversary. As soon as we were seated, our waitress greeted us with glasses of champagne. Compared to food experiences here in the past, the menu seems much more approachable. There were several innovative and seasonally appropriate choices, and it was hard to pick... More

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North Aurora, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Celebrated anniversary there. The staff offered great suggestions. Food was excellent. And a very nice wine to accompany our meal.

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Aurora, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This used to be our favorite restaurant for all of our special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, holiday dining out). We loved recommending Niche to all of our friends and family. We have been devoted customers since the opening week. However, that is a thing of the past. Niche has remodeled into a typical club atmosphere casual dining experience. Long gone are... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Service was fantastic by Steve and his assistant who would bring out the food. She was very good. The $15 glass of wine had a weak pour and the good was great yet you can leave hungry with such small portions. The style/set up of the restaurant lacked style, vibe and movement.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Have not been to Niche in quite some time. Since our last visit, the chef has changed and the decor has been updated. First the positive - the updated decor is very nice, I would say casually elegant. Now the les than positive observations. Let me start by saying that our last rating was 5 stars and quite honestly this... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My friend and I had hard choices since everything on the menu sounded wonderful. If only the food was as good as it sounded. My Mushroom, goat cheese omelette had very little flavor, the ginger lemon pear dish which accompanied it consisted of unripe thinly sliced pears with no flavor. My friends chicken salad sandwich was dry but her French... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
333 reviews 333 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We love this Geneva restaurant and have for many years even as it changes. We were here for a Chicago brewed Lagunitas dinner. Inspired: the IPAs of Lagunitas! Service: impeccable Atmosphere: more relaxed than before yet still quiet enough to hear and relax Food: the wild boar was amazing! Return: can't wait Discovered: been coming here since it was the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We've been patrons of Niche since it opened after 302 West closed. We have followed the chefs and staff for too many years to count, so we know the culinary history. The refurbished Niche is interestingly eclectic, but we miss the white linens. However, the food did not disappoint. Chris continues the tradition of well prepared and beautifully plated dishes.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

An amazing first dinner last night at Niche. Beautifully prepared and presented food, with a very innovative and bold menu. Excellent wine choices, served at the perfect temperature. Dinner for two with starters, mains, dessert, cocktail and very good $120 bottle of Syrah was $330 after tax and tip. Yes you could get out of Niche for less, but why... More

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