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“Upscale dining with midrange food and poor service.”
Review of FoxFire Restaurant

FoxFire Restaurant
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Ranked #18 of 150 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Pace bus stop on Route 31 and Rt 38. 4 blocks from Metra station.
Description: FoxFire owners, the father and son team of Curt and K.C., invite you to select from an amazing menu that boasts traditional favorites an extensive wine list, featuring over fifty wines by the glass. While dining indoors, watch our Executive Chef, Kevin Gillespie, and his dedicated staff as they deftly prepare your meal in our “New York” style kitchen. FoxFire offers three-season dining, under the sun or stars, on our patio area with umbrella-topped tables.FoxFire is dedicated to providing you with an unforgettable meal through first-class food and dining service.
Reviewed April 1, 2012

We arrived without reservations at an odd hour, 4:15pm, and the place was fairly empty. Normally we don't eat so early but we were coming home from another event, and decided to stop. The 3 gentlemen standing at the reception desk seemed too busy managing their empty restaurant to greet us initially, but eventually we were seated. None of the staff seems happy to be there which is sad for them, and depressing for diners. We ordered the brochette, two salmon salads for the ladies and the Napa Valley Chicken for myself. Meanwhile the server, Fran, who seems like a nice girl when she's not working at a job she hates, brought our wine and some bread. The bread is served warm, and is pretty good. The brochette is beef, onions and mushrooms in a teriyaki sauce. The ladies enjoyed the sauce on the vegetables, but I thought the beef was of poor quality. It was too chewy for my taste. The girls agreed regarding the meat quality. The salmon salads went over with no complaints, and the fish was cooked very well. The chicken was advertised as being stuffed with grapes and a cream sauce, but it was just a piece of chicken on the bone with some grapes and a cream sauce on top. The chicken was cooked perfectly, but overall the dish wasn't impressive. It sounded special on the menu, but on the plate it was just a smallish piece of chicken with mushy green grapes and a rather boring cream sauce slathered all over it. The salmon salads went over much the same way although expectations hadn't been raised too high for the salads like they were for the chicken. Our bill was $98 and included 3 glasses of wine which isn't horrible. So 1 appetizer, 2 dinner salads, and an entree. But for me the price is a little too high for the quality of the food. Again, the chicken and salmon were both cooked very well, but the dishes didn't rise to the level I was looking for. Then of course there was the unhappy staff, and I don't just mean the server Fran. Nobody seemed thrilled to be there, and the busboys were unhappy and poorly trained as well. But even if the service had been excellent, I wouldn't rush back for the food. There are plenty of upscale restaurants in Geneva so Foxfire needs to work on its game.

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Reviewed March 24, 2012

Needs better customer service over the phone could not accomodate our reseravations for 2. Made in the morning for the same night. Turned away our business. We have been many times food is good but they need better customer service. We were always able to a table in the past . We instead went nuova italiano great new replace in st Charles they have great customer service and food and where able to "get us a table"

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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Ate there with 3 colleagues, everyone had a great meal. I was very surprised at both the bulk and quality of the smoked brisket sandwich. Often dry and flavorless, this brisket did not need the bread or condiments, it was excellent. My colleagues had the BBQ chicken, pork and Philly cheese steak sandwiches, and everyone enjoyed theirs. I will say that the Philly cheese steak looked superb. A nice wine menu, pleasant atmosphere and good service topped it off.

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Reviewed February 27, 2012

I like it for lunch. Lot's of other choices that are better for a nice dinner.

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

We have eaten here twice now and the food has been very good both times and the service excellent. And it is a short walk from our favorite inn, the Herrington Inn & Spa,

Thank Rick L L
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