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Waterleaf

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425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL (Park)
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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
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DuPage County, IL
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

On the campus of College of DuPage, this was a wonderful high-end gourmet reataurant that recently closed due to messy political situation the school is going.

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Thank Nanster630
Aurora, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

I am a student at COD. I would take this time to point out that Waterleaf in the past was run by an OUTSIDE organization. This changes spring 2016. Also several people have mentioned that it was closed when they went there. Yes. This is true, it is only open on select dates with set menu options corresponding to the... More 

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Chicago, IL
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This college fine dining restaurant was a vanity program of the former president of the College of Dupage, who made great use of it. It ran up huge losses for the taxpayers and has been closed.

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Thank Ledyard
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The College of DuPage Culinary School however, still operates a small cafe' in the same building. Sorry to see Waterleaf go, but I think the taxpayers were making up the difference due to poor business.

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Thank Lisa W
Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is located next to Inn at Water Edge and we had dinners here. The view is very serene and peaceful. The dinners were delicious and served beautifully. It was a nice complement to the hotel. Liked it very much.

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Thank halmoni2015
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food here was excellent...no question. Unfortunately their ability to serve me successfully with a gluten free menu was not quite so great. I am very careful to explain my needs and make sure that a restaurant can fulfill them prior to going. They assured me repeatedly that they would be careful. Imagine my surprise when I took that first... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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191 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Stephen C
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank suryfam3
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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2 Thank irishiiis
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank Lisa W

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL
    (Park)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Glen Ellyn

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