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“Excellent food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Waterleaf

Waterleaf
425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL
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Ranked #3 of 82 Restaurants in Glen Ellyn
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Park
Keewee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My husband and I dined at Waterleaf last night and will definitely go back! We started with two appetizers -- the (in house) smoked salmon (the horseradish cream that was served with it was perfect) and the crab ravioli with ginger broth, which was probably our favorite dish of the night! My husband absolutely loved his pork chop (huge portion, cooked perfectly) and I enjoyed the filet (done perfectly and seasoned well). We ended by splitting the chocolate pave, served with peanut butter ice cream and raspberry sauce. We have dined at many fine restaurants and this restaurant will stand up to them. The chef also offers a nice treat at the beginning and end of your meal. Last night it was a small crostini topped with smoked trout to start off the meal and ended with a delightful sweet treat. Give this place a try....you won't regret it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem In Glen Ellyn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Wonderful restaurant, superb service, excellent consistent food (the new chef has experience at several top notch Chicago area restaurants.). Outside tables looking over a lake with fountain, and floating flowers. Inside of the restaurant has a comfortable noise level, is spacious and elegant. Great for romantic occasions and family celebrations.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Midlothian, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Anniversary Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The place is very nice very upscale. Nice selection of wine and the food is very good. I would give it an excellent if the portions were bigger. Price is a little high but customer service is excellent. I would recommend it.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“"A gem of a restaurant"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have eaten here many times. The food is always delicious, attratively prepared and a nice varied menu. The Sunday brunches, lunches and dinners are all equally delightful and delicious. Good value for the brunch and also the pre-fixed lunches. Outstanding wine selection. Fine dining - great service - quiet and both a nice place for a casual dinner or a special occasion. Special events such as their "Ladies Night Out" and "wine dinners" are also very nicely done. A hidden gem in the suburbs.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naperville, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“sunday brunch at waterleaf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Recently ate at Waterleaf. Was quite wonderful. It is a puzzle to me that such a nice restaurant should be so underutilized. Food was very good. Service was very good. Attended with spouse and another couple. we each ordered something different to try the menu. All were uniformly satisfied though my Benedict was a bit salty. Overall very high marks.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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