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Niche

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14 South Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134 (Between Rt 38 and James St.)
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.
+1 630-262-1000
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Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 42
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good, inventive, but pricey

Although the decor has become less formal and the menu has changed from its previous French-inspired style, it is still a fine place to dine. The room has a sober, relaxing, and tasteful decor and is not noisy. The service is attentive and the staff pleasant and knowledgeable. The wine and beer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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DeKalb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Although the decor has become less formal and the menu has changed from its previous French-inspired style, it is still a fine place to dine. The room has a sober, relaxing, and tasteful decor and is not noisy. The service is attentive and the staff pleasant and knowledgeable. The wine and beer lists are huge and the quality, judging by... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Many years ago we gave up on Niche because the food just wasn't up to the price. Then we moved out of state for four years. We recently moved back, and last night we tried Niche for our anniversary. Many things have changed, but our favorite server, Jeffrey, is still there. It's certainly not equal to the old 302, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This was our first visit to Niche. We went on Friday night, thankfully making a reservation. The service was excellent, knowledgable and we never felt rushed. Ask for Thuvi. She was excellent. The wine, beer and sprints menu was extensive. They even made a Sazerac. The menu was a bit limited, but the choices were unique and creative. Our meals... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

For many years we've visited Niche twice a year, when we stay at the Herrington. This is the first time we've been disappointed. The food didn't wow us and service was not at all up to par. It's a pricey restaurant, but we never minded because it was exceptional. We'll likely try it again at some point, but there are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

As if there are not enough good reasons to spend some time in Geneva, having a meal at Niche is an experience that you will not soon forget. Every attention to detail is taken care of in the preparation of your wonderful meal. The menu selections are unique and different and demonstrate that Niche will go out of their way... More 

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Westmont, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I were in Geneva for a weekend and went here for dinner. The restaurant is well appointed and the service was fantastic. I was immediately struck by the extensive beer list and was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn't call myself a beer snob, but their selection was amazing. For dinner we had the trout and the special sous... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have never been to a restaurant in the suburbs with such a vast drink list. They have a variety of scotches and carry many Three Floyds beers and other craft beers. The menu is somewhat ordinary food prepared extraordinarily. The burrata salad is to die for. I'm often less than impressed with the dessert menu, but I don't try... More 

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Chicago Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is one great restaurant .The service courteous and knowledgeable in the menu choices and the HUGE selection of wine beers and Whiskys .Food is great and menu is always changing to avoid being just another restaurant Dark wood interior is very inviting on a snowy cold nite Great all around. Some may complain regarding the prices but it`s worth... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The service is outstanding! Both the hostess and waitress were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The food is wonderful. However, the price point is quite high. And nothing comes with the meal. At those prices, they could throw in a vegetable or potato or rice. That part is always disappointing. A special occasion place.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I went on a Wednesday night with my wife for an anniversary dinner. We'd been years here before when it was white table cloth special occasion kind of place. It was excellent at that time so I read with a little trepidation of the changes in decor and kitchen staff. I needn't worry. The dining room while decidedly far more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 South Third Street, Geneva, IL 60134
    (Between Rt 38 and James St.)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-262-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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