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“Very Good, although not in an international class”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Niche

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Ranked #16 of 147 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between Rt 38 and James St.
Transit: The Metra train station in Geneva is located 5 blocks South of Niche on Third street. This is one of the more relaxing ways to travel to Geneva from Chicago, and a short walk away from the best dining Geneva has to offer.
DeKalb
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very Good, although not in an international class”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

The interior is sober and attractive and does not detract from the food. Service is prompt, courteous and unpretentious. The bread is a trifle sweet and a French or Italian style was not offered. Tastes are above average. Portions are a bit small. The duck breast was tender and served appropriately pink in the center. Vegetables are missing from the courses which we were served. A shrimp appetizer could have included more than a couple of mouthfuls of polenta. The wine list is extensive. Overall, one can recommend it but a bit more perfection would be desirable for the price.

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Springfield IL
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Consistent excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

A recent remodelling has warmed the atmosphere of this intimate restaurant just off the main drag in Geneva. Reservations are a must on weekends and holidays, and this is a don't miss for short visits. Wine list is extensive, and daily specials worth a try. It is an ecclectic, current menu in the new American tradition.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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639 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Amazing and seductive - in the heart of Geneva”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2012

Simple yet elegant - food. Staff remarkable. A gem!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Our absolute favorite place to go in Geneva...and just about anywhere else!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

We absolutely adore Niche! Everything about the experience of dining there, from beginning to end, is a delight!! From the moment you're greeted at the door, to the chance to review the amazing cocktails and wines provided by Vince and Liz, to interacting with your server (they are all wonderful, but we especially love Jeffrey), to the amazing breads served before the meal, all the way through to the wonderfully inventive and delicious food creations from Serena and her staff...the entire experience is top-notch dining. They helped us create a very special private event for my brother's engagement party, and they make even just a regular "dinner out" a special experience. I have had the chance to dine at some of the finest restaurants in Chicago and around the country and world, includng some top-rated restaurants in Paris, and Niche always rivals those experiences. I recommend this place highly!!

  • Visited November 2011
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North Aurora, Illinois
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168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A total dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

This is our "go to" event restaurant (birthdays, anniversaries). While I don't think the food is as good as it was when Jeremy Lycans was the chef, the who experience is still worth going. The food is good, beautiful room with the remodeling and the service is top notch. I will go just for the service. Very conversation friendly.

  • Visited October 2011
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