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14 South Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134
+1 630-262-1000
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Ranked #23 of 123 Restaurants in Geneva
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Price range: $14 - $28
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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52 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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English first
Wheaton, Illinois
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
329 reviews 329 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Geneva, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is an upscale fine dining restaurant. A special occasion place for my wife and I. The food is excellent, the service impeccable.

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Roselle, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Chef Serena Purdue no longer helms this little nesting place in Geneva, but Sommelier, Vince has taken over with a new chef and has transformed this place into a little less intimidating, more casual open aired space. Gone is the room divider and white table linens and high boy tables and chairs in the bar opening the bar into the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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