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Waterleaf

425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL
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Ranked #1 of 81 Restaurants in Glen Ellyn
Price range: $31 - $50
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
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Park
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English first
Chicago
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Waterleaf doubles as teaching restaurant and fancy restaurant. Went there a week ago for Sunday Brunch. The service rivals the top restaurants in Chicago. The food was excellent. We learned so much about the food and the prep as well as what the restaurant is all about. It is truly a wonderful thing to have such a high quality... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were without power thanks to a storm that had blown through and thought we would give Waterleaf a try. We will not wait for an act of nature to go back. They clearly make an effort to attend to the details that matter. The space is very pleasing, the food good and attractively presented, the staff professional and the... More

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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
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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