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14 South Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134
630 262 1000
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Ranked #24 of 121 restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $41 - $80
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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77% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We were out in spite of the storm warnings so the restaurant was quiet for a Saturday night. I was a little taken back by the tiny table against the bar and right under a speaker. The "well" scotch is a cheap brand with a medicine taste and the music was loud for an empty room and some weird techie... More

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Chicago, IL
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

New chef in the kitchen. I have been eating there a couple of times a month for several years, and loved this place. After the first meal I had from the new chef I cancelled all my upcoming reservations. His offerings were mediocre at best. In an effort to be innovative he combines flavors which clash disturbingly with one another.... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We hadn't been to Niche in quite awhile and went for a b'day dinner. We asked for a nice table and were seated near the bar on a busy aisle, not exactly a great spot when there were lots of other tables near windows and deeper into the dining room where we could have been seated. The waiter more than... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Happened upon this place by chance and will be back again. Great example of what fresh seasonal ingredients in the hands of a solid, inventive chef can result in. Strong start to our meal with the Shrimp & Grits and the Smokey Egg - the latter was a must have for the experience and taste that rivals Alinea and Grace!... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

You are the best- if you have not been here yet- i would not beg you go. It is so awesome that if you did not have this experience it would be your loss.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Dined at Niche for the second time and have similar thoughts from our first visit there. The service is excellent with the exception of wait time for drinks - sometimes 20-30 minutes, even when they are slow. The food is really very good but comes at a hefty price, and portions are quite small. The servers are polished and attentive,... More

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South Haven, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Love the atmosphere and the food and service has always been super. Very romantic, quiet place for a couples dinner. Great location in Geneva.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Since the first couple of visits, some changes have been made; and our recent meal was excellent. The dishes showed imagination, creativity, originality and fine taste! The service was impeccable---attentive, patient, helpful. Therefore, I have raised my rating to 5 stars! The room is refined, soberly and tastefully furnished, and sound levels are low.

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This restaurant tries hard to be a serious gourmet establishment and falls short. The sauces overpower the ingredients and it's a bit too pretentious. They offer gin and tonics with "homemade tonic" and when I asked the waiter how they make their own tonic he said, "We use a sodastream" I have one of those at home and you basically... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We had an amazing evening and our server (Jeffrey) was perfect in every capacity.the bar is very quaint and we loved the decorations for the holiday.

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