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Niche

14 South Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134
+1 630-262-1000
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Ranked #15 of 124 restaurants in Geneva
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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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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Batavia, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
252 reviews 252 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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