Atwater's in The Herrington

4.8
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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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4.7
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4.8
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JJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Here’s a fabulous restaurant with great food and courteous wait staff. Wonderful experience, nice view of river. We will return soon

LT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Christmas tradition for our family!

PD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a joy to have dinner at Atwater's, especially at Christmas time. The atmosphere is fabulous, the service outstanding and the food is to die for. I went with my good friend - there were a lot of folks celebrating the season. It is also a has a very romantic ambience. I absolutely recommend Atwaters

MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Well for starters, we you buy an expensive bottle of wine; they suppose to a least serve you, but no, they did not. Food was dry . Food presentation is good, however, they should at least give you salad and soup with your entree instead of paying extra for it.

u
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night. Great ambiance. Excellent food and service.

LF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the waitress and staff were attentive, friendly and efficient. This was our first time there and we will definitely be back. It is a very intimate setting, perfect for a special occasion. Highly recommended.

S
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate our anniversary, it’s our favorite place. It’s quiet, elegant and the food is delicious. The staff knows how to be helpful but not intrusive. Tha atmosphere is elegant as well as the food

JR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Atwater's. Our meal was absolutely delicious.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent service!

PP
Chicago
178 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came for a late lunch on Saturday. We started with a cocktail, it was made perfectly; and a beer. For starters we had a Butternut squash soup and an excellent Caesar salad! For our mains we both had the tandoori sandwich, interesting, and very good. Finished off with a decadent chocolate ganache dessert-yummy. Service was good. We will return!

RK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food and attentive service

j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delightful dining experience in a beautiful setting overlooking the Fox River and with the glow of a fireplace to add to the ambience. It is perfect for a quiet dinner or with friends who want to celebrate the season.

BN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been here in a while but dinner was delicious. Food and service were both great. We visited for an anniversary and would do so again. I would preference a different table next time as we were seated by the service area in the back which was a little noisy but overall not bad. A signed Anniversary card on the table when we arrived was a nice touch. We would definitely recommend Atwater's.

SP
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful plus a new Fall menu. Had the Halibut and it was delicious. Will be back very soon. Renee our server was the best!!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Can't beat the ambiance, and the service is excellent.

MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
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
25 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
31 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
17 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
31 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.

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