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Waterleaf

425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL
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Price range: $31 - $50
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Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Park
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English first
Willowbrook, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Tucked away in the Culinary Arts building on the College of DuPage campus, this restaurant is a hidden gem. Run mostly by professionals with some culinary students, we had a very enjoyable lunch. The upscale menu is somewhat limited, but our party of four had no problem finding delicious entrees. Everything was delicious and nicely presented, the service was impeccable.... More

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had a fabulous, romantic dinner at Waterleaf restaurant recently. We sat on the outdoor patio overlooking the pond, fountain, and floating flower pots. Our server Josh gave excellent suggestions for entrees and excellent service. The food not only tasted delicious, but was beautifully presented like a work of art! We have dined here before and will return again. We... More

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Hanover Park, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

As others have noted, this restaurant is on the premises of the College of DuPage and is part of their Culinary and Hospitality Arts Program; however, the staff is professional. Our server, Josh, was very good. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and took the time to answer our questions. We enjoyed our meal. My wife loved the halibut. I had the... More

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Seattle area
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This restaurant is on the premises of the College of DuPage, which is the largest 2-year degree granting school outside of California. The school has both a hospitality and a culinary program, and this is the place where students have a practicum. I went for a group dinner after a conference and, truth be told, didn't expect much. I was... More

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Downers Grove, Illinouis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A gem in a college. Lovely decor and superb food. Fine service and a fulol bar and wine list. Never expected it but surely was impressed. Will return.

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Bucks County, PA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Inn for two nights recently and ate lunch at Waterleaf as it was closed for dinner both evenings. The food and service were impeccable and the view lovely. I recommend this restaurant highly and if you need a place to stay in the area you won't do better than the Inn at Water's... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Waterleaf is one of the best gourmet restaurants in the Chicago western suburbs. My husband and I wanted to try a new restaurant near us. I had heard about this restaurant but I most say, I was not that inclined to go to a culinary school restaurant at a community college. Then I read the reviews at tripadvisor! Well, this... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a restaurant on a college campus to prepare chefs and others in restaurant service. They are all going to get an "A". All I can say is you should not miss any opportunity to eat here!

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Wheaton, Illinois, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Excellent meal, Food was fabulous, meat was moist, meal tasty. Service was excellent, Atmosphere was very modern. I hope this restaurant makes it. We came on a Thursday night and there was lucky to be a dozen people there. Easily one of the best meals, I've ever had. A little pricey, but well worth it. Will come back again.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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272 reviews 272 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We recently had read about this restaurant that has existed for about 2 years and decided that we should give it a try - and it was perfectly delightful and delicious and special in every way. Two of us had the prix fix menu - I started with the shrimp risotto, followed by the trout and ending with the chocolate,... More

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