Atwater's in The Herrington

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Atwater's is a waterfront, intimate, fine dining experience in Geneva, IL. Our Executive Chef locally sources our menu and creates classical dishes with a modern touch. Our seasonal menu offers recipes that are nuanced to include ingredients that are at their peak of freshness. Atwater's offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. Enjoy beautiful water and courtyard views, private dining space, and al fresco dining on our patio in season. Atwater's offers afternoon tea quarterly. We are nestled within The Herrington Inn, which is also a wedding venue, boutique hotel, spa, and corporate meeting venue. Open to the public and hotel guests, 365 days.
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MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Open Table we decided on Atwater’s. It was everything we hoped for and more. Delicious beyond measure. We enjoyed brunch and will go again for lunch or dinner. What a gem! If we didn’t live so close we would stay there for a night or too at the Herrington!

TH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and meal! Love the atmosphere and view of the river.

BL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect. We had a very enjoyable brunch.

M
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dining experience. The food was very well prepared and beautifully presented. The choices for appetizers covered a wide range while the entrees left you having a hard time making your finial decision. Makes you want to come back very soon. Desert selection was also outstanding. Great wine selection! When you leave you know you have been to a special dinner and look forward to your next visit.

S
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to eat, the room is lovely, the service impeccable, and the food extraordinary. We all always so amazed at their level of sophistication.

A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!

D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very elegant
We go here often for Sunday brunch
I highly recommend it

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Beautiful setting, good food but small portions. Service was very slow.

j
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I enjoyed 3 wonderful meals at Atwater. While we enjoyed each meal; we had some favorites....
1. The beet salad is unbelievable! Never had so many wonderful textures and flavors.
2. The rack of lamb was truly a work of art. Presentation and flavor were flawless!!!!!
3. The squash soup was delicious!!!! What a treat.
The entire dining experience was enhanced by the chef’s small bites... The chocolate ganache cake was a slice of heaven!!! Could not have wished for a more wonderful experience!!!!!

AK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome place for special occations. On the banks of Fox River

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything great. Just family with kids that were s little noisey.
That took away from our experience. No fault of restaurant

F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Atwater’s is always special. The service is top notch and the food is very good. Great place for a special occasion. Very quaint.

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delectable and service top notch. Truly a gem of a place!

MC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always nice to have celebrations with my family

S
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for dinner, the room itself is a joy but then the service, noise level and food are the extras.

FA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

After reading and hearing wonderful things about the restaurant, we decided to go there to celebrate on our honeymoon (we were staying in the Inn). We noted on the reservation that it was our honeymoon, and we told our server, but we didn't even get a "congratulations." Other diners who overheard us tell the server our news congratulated us, so I know that our server heard it. Our experience was a major disappointment, both the service (which was inattentive) and the food. We ordered a roasted beet salad that was out of a bag with nothing exciting about it, and it had zero flavor. The soup was ho-hum and not very hot, and our entree was a monotone gray color. We ordered the day's special of whitefish with fingerling potatoes and charred artichokes. While the char did have a nice flavor, the plate and entree had zero finesse to it, and who serves gray artichokes at this caliber of a restaurant? It was very unappetizing to look at, which is a big contributor to the overall dining experience. We talked about it with the server and she didn't seem to care. Atwater failed to impress us whatsoever, in fact, it was a huge disappointment and a dining experience we regret for such a special occasion.

JG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, superior and attentive service, quiet and romantic atmosphere.

CL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and Atwater's was the perfect place to have a special dinner. Highly recommended!!

SH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner for a special occasion! :) Looking forward to returning.

LB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the special treats the chef sent out & my birthday dessert. Everything was delicious & artfully prepared. The only suggestion I’d have is the risotto was delicious but too heavy for an entree. I was so glad we decided to share meals to taste a little of everything so the risotto was more like a side dish. We also had a delicious breakfast on Sunday. We’ll be back!

C
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue for a quiet and elegant 65th anniversary celebration for our parents. The menu was innovative without being goofy (i.e. no "deconstructed," "foamed," etc). The chef offers perfectly cooked entrees with a variety of carefully matched garnishes that make every bite a little different and a delightful surprise. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Ambiance was rich and elegant.

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a perfect setting for a quiet or romantic dinner. Staff was exceptional.

LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and cozy restaurant. Food and service excellent!

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TH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating a promotion at work and our daughters recent engagement

C
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had dinner with friends and a great time was had by all! Excellent restaurant but a bit overpriced.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccably prepared. We were treated like royalty.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Beautiful restaurant with fabulous food.

PJ
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding setting. Delicious lunch.

D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and service. The lamb was delicious as well as the desert.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great atmosphere everything about this place was perfect

KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! I had a wonderful experience!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Atwater is always special.

MF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks and food. Very good service and a beautiful setting. Romantic setting by the river. Highly recommend

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great food!

MB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My son and his girlfriend were in town for weekend, we wanted a place where we could relax and enjoy a long lunch. It was festival of the vine in Geneva so was worried about noise level. Unnecessary. The food, hamburger and couple salads were wonderful. Great day!

J
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both food and service were outstanding. They went over and above to help us celebrate our anniversary. Water glass was never empty. We will definitely go back. It was a great experience.

P
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding. The quiet and elegant atmosphere sets the tone for a romantic evening.

P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty place and good restaurant. A nice way to enjoy our wedding anniversary.

F
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. The service great. The atmosphere incredible. You can’t go wrong with anything you choose from the menu. We’ve never been disappointed dining here.

SW
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food, drink and staff are 5 star!

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