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“Excellent experience!”
Review of Waterleaf - CLOSED

Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Park
Description: 630-942-6881
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent experience!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

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!

Thank Durfmeister
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67 reviews from our community

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English first
Wheaton, Illinois, USA
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Supurb Meal”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Excellent meal, Food was fabulous, meat was moist, meal tasty. Service was excellent, Atmosphere was very modern. I hope this restaurant makes it. We came on a Thursday night and there was lucky to be a dozen people there. Easily one of the best meals, I've ever had. A little pricey, but well worth it. Will come back again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Shephusky
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West Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
931 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“When you want something really special”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

We recently had read about this restaurant that has existed for about 2 years and decided that we should give it a try - and it was perfectly delightful and delicious and special in every way. Two of us had the prix fix menu - I started with the shrimp risotto, followed by the trout and ending with the chocolate, salted carmel pave - all fabulous. Another of party had the starter salad followed by the pork. The service is outstanding - great attention and service. The layout is modern and overlooks a lovely lake and there is outdoor seating when the weather permits. The chef was the former chef of one of our favorite restaurants nearby so we were very happy to follow her but everyone was extremely professional. Call ahead to be sure you can get a reservation

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank sue o
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Naperville, IL 60563
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This place is excellent! ”
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This was our second time visiting! The first time was on a Monday, which was a bit different because of the fixed menu and the COD students were preparing and serving. We loved our visit both times. The food was excellent. They also have a wonderful wine list. The atmosphere is quiet and the staff very friendly. We will definitely recommend and be back for a third time !

Thank JHughes50
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Naperville, Illinois
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food but administratively challenged”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

When we arrived at Waterleaf, they informed us that they did not have our reservation for four. Luckily I had save the confirmation email from Open Table and was able to convince the man at the door that we did have one. He acquiesced and showed us to a table. While we were waiting for the other couple were we dining with we saw them being escorted through the restaurant to a different section and table. Getting their attention, they told us that they were told that we had not arrived yet! Don't know what the problem was but it was pretty disconcerting to have high end restaurant mess up that way.

Our intro out of the way, the food was excellent. We all ordered from the price fixed menu and were very satisfied with the gnocchi, salads and soup for appetizers. We had four dinners of fish that were cooked to perfection and the desserts were the perfect ending to a great dinner. Our server was very good and had good explanations of all the menu items and saw that we were taken care of in a timely manner. We will be back and hope the reservations are not screwed up again.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank naper70
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