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Waterleaf

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425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL (Park)
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We really enjoyed our lunch experience. * Great atmosphere. We had a nice table over looking a pond. Dining room with white table cloths was nicely decorated. * Friendly staff. Outstanding overall service from the moment we walked in the door. * Price point very reasonable for the quality... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Stephen C
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Oxford, Ohio
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Oxford, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We really enjoyed our lunch experience. * Great atmosphere. We had a nice table over looking a pond. Dining room with white table cloths was nicely decorated. * Friendly staff. Outstanding overall service from the moment we walked in the door. * Price point very reasonable for the quality and quantity * Food was great. I had the open face... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food was very good - I was expecting very good - we dine at fine restaurants often. What stood out was the service. Perhaps the best service can be described as "accommodates every need without interrupting - nearly invisible". That is how I would describe our service at Waterleaf. It is among the best service I have experienced. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Please read the review for Water's Edge with the knowledge that I wrote it about Waterleaf at College of DuPage, which is a great place and deserves guests despite the bad press because of the college president's bad decisions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Chicago's MOCA suburb chapter had a lovely luncheon after viewing the College of DuPage art gallery. Superb service, nice wine selection and beautiful view of the water. I hidden gem people should consider for MAC art center pre-show dinners.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We dined here with friends, before a Capital Steps performance at the Mac Theater. The food was excellent, we will go back. Give yourself plenty of time as the service was very slow. Our server asked if we were going to the performance and said they were used getting customers to the theater on time. They did, but with only... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This restaurant is on the campus of the College of DuPage so expectations were low when invited to dine there. What a pleasant surprise! The decor was elegant, the menu very thoughtfully created, the wine list reasonable, the waitstaff knowledgeable and the food was delicious! We will return to this hidden gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Ok, so here is the bottom line. Located on the campus of College of Dupage (COD). Professionally staffed and run Wednesday through Sunday. Student staffed and run Monday and Tuesday as part of the school culinary program. The menu will vary accordingly. Most recently, we went for Sunday lunch which offered a brunch style menu (thankfully not buffet). Very nice... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Reservations so no waiting on a Saturday night. You can have a lengthy dinner with friends and be able to talk without feeling rushed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We visited here last night. There are no words to explain how great the food and service was. It was our Anniversary and we couldn't gphave chosen a better place. The mussels were the best I have ever had. Great wine list, Entrees of Duck and Short rib melted in your mouth. No need to drive into Chicago to find... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I went to Waterleaf and also stayed in the hotel to celebrate my birthday. One reason we chose this restaurant is that I am a big fan of duck, so I had the coffee crusted duck breast -- it was delicious. My husband, who almost never orders fish, enjoyed his choice. My cocktail was delicious, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL
    (Park)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Glen Ellyn

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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