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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
Closed now
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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: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Great Venue for Large Groups

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Lisa W
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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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East Coast
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Brookfield, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great food with a wide wine selection and superb service. Take advantage of the Inn on site for a great night's stay.

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Wheaton, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went on Valentine's Day and had a wonderful dinner. Ambience and service was good. At first, service was slow then it got better. The only complaint I have was the price of the "scallop" appetizer. It was wonderful, how there was only one to share and it was around $12. Overall, we will be going back.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Excellent food, service, etc. Expensive but well worth it. A great dining experience. A definite repeat.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?