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Atwater's in The Herrington

4.8
4.8
1030 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (630) 208-8920

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Gillespie

  • Catering

    Upscale location for events up to 170.

  • Private party facilities

    Waterfront gazebo for private dining parties, up to eight guests can be rented for special celebrations. We have additional event rooms that can host up to 170 private diners in a private setting

  • Private party contact

    Ricco Lepez: (630) 208-8920

  • Neighborhood

    Geneva

  • Cross street

    Route 38

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking available

  • Public transit

    Walking distance to Metra Union Pacific/West Line that travels to Ogilvie Transportation Center on Madison Street in Chicago.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,030 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • West Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • West Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • West Suburbs

    Romantic

  • West Suburbs

    Scenic View

  • West Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. B

    Bill

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday breakfast at Atwater's was perfect. My family and I were pleased with the menu options, resulting in 3 different meals. Each meal had a presentation and taste to fully satisfy all of us. My daughter had never been to Atwater's during daylight and was impressed with the beauty of the grounds and the river as a background. Our compliments to the staff who made our day so enjoyable. Looking forward to dining at Atwater's often.
  2. PJ

    PhilJ

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! Herrington Spritzer like no other. Service was great,relaxed and not rushed. Such a special restaurant in a beautiful setting!
  3. GK

    GinaK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Located along the Fox River, Atwater's in The Herrington was a wonderful place to celebrate a special intimate event. We celebrated our anniversary. The ambiance was lovely and we were able to have a personal conversation easily. The staff attentive, but not invasive and assured all our needs were met before we could ask. The flavor of the food was delicious overall. The chef prepared a special pork belly appetizer that was outstanding. We would definitely recommend this quaint place to others.
  4. S

    Soozn

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Understated elegance and exceptional food. The service was spot-on (not too much, not too little) and quiet atmosphere was perfect for our party. Would highly recommend this to someone for a special occasion or intimate dining experience.
  5. BM

    BrendaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Sat on patio. Perfect night
  6. B

    Barbarah

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely little touches like small and unique complimentary appetizer and chocolate after dinner candy.
  7. B

    Barks1959

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant setting and stellar service supporting a fabulous menu. Best restaurant in Geneva.
  8. A

    Annr

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephanie is a great server, very attentive to customers. Outside dining is in a beautiful setting!
  9. SD

    SusanD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Beautiful atmosphere and great food. They are always attentive.
  10. H

    Hoyd

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Filet mignon and Steaks were excellent. Wow, their wine selections were great and inexpensive. We totally enjoyed the meal and ambience. After dinner, we went out to the river front, which was just relaxing. We had great time with daughters. It was a memorable event. Recommend.
  11. DW

    DonW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I like the river view and the comfy chairs. The service was nice and the food was good. I like a little quiet restaurant and this was perfect for me and my sister for lunch.
  12. DW

    DougW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for a quiet romantic dinner. Great service with outstanding food.
  13. BB

    BruceB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Service was great. Ambiance is very, very nice. Food was good but portions seemed small for the premium price paid. We will go again.
  14. JJ

    JJ6204

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Atwater’s. We had a wonderful breakfast and will definitely be returning.
  15. r

    retiredmsw

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything (service, food, ambience) was wonderful. Have had meals here before and will continue to come here.
  16. R

    Roses

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for that early morning breakfast with a menu which covers specialty and comfort foods. Not our first time there, nor will it be our last. A wonderful place to celebrate or just to go and enjoy.
  17. MI

    MICHAEL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was excellent the staff was very nice and knowledgeable/ helpful about the food and products. Id definitely come back too the restaurant again. Thanks for the great experience
  18. I

    Ilovetoeatwithwine

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second dining experience this year at Atwater's and it was once again phenomenal. We were married at the Herrington, so we already knew the food was good. It was quick and easy to reserve a table via Open Table. I requested a window seat with a river view, and that is what we got. In fact, when we arrived, I overheard the host tell another diner they could not have a window table because it was reserved for us :) We were seated immediately. On our table was a happy anniversary card signed by Herrington/Atwater's staff. So lovely. Here is what makes Atwater's so special - more special than your typical high-end restaurant: - It's quiet. No clanging or crashing of dishes. No obnoxiously loud talking. Hushed. Not sterile, but hushed. - The service is impeccable. Timing is perfect. Servers keep an eye on their tables so they know exactly when to come over. Timing of next stage of food arrival is perfect. There is no rush. This is truly fine dining, where you are supposed to savor each and every course of your meal. - The food, of course, is amazing. As in, mouthwatering. As in, my eyes roll back in my head delectable. We had appetizer (crabcakes), entree (ahi tuna / salmon dishes), and dessert (ganache chocolate cake), and it was all incredible. - The restaurant provides a complimentary amuse bouche, as well as a complimentary entremet (last night it was a tiny caramel-filled chocolate; last time it was chocolate dipped strawberries). - The seats are so comfortable. High back chairs that have plenty of cushion. Tables that are large enough to accommodate all of the food plus the wine menu I wanted to hold onto, etc. A white table cloth with none of that annoying protective white paper over it. Beautiful dishes and silver and appropriate glassware for each type of beverage. I strongly recommend this restaurant, especially if you have a special occasion to celebrate.
  19. s

    seasoneddiners

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special occasion. Atwaters is the place. Located inside the Herrington in Geneva it is romantic and the staff are wonderful. Food first class.
  20. C

    Carols

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so incredibly kind! It was my husbands 60th bday and they signed a card for him and it was waiting at our table. That was so kind. His first drink was in the house!! The food was delicious!! The whole night was top notch!!! We will definitely come back!
  21. R

    Ruthland

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the birthday card on the table!
  22. J

    Jim91

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, a very extensive wine list, great service and a terrific place to celebrate a special occasion. Highly recommended.
  23. CK

    CatherineK

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atwater's, located in the Herrington Hotel, is a hidden gem that many people don't know exists. We sat outside for lunch in a beautiful garden overlooking the Fox River. The "Farm to Table" menu consisted of many unique food combinations. My salad included large grilled shrimp on a beet puree with roasted corn salsa and a citrus beurre blanc sauce. It was delicious and so refreshing and light for a summer afternoon lunch. The service was impeccable. This is my new favorite place in Geneva.
  24. c

    catman

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great spot for a romantic dinner. Has a nice variety to the menu choices and an ample wine list.
  25. A

    Acer

    Chicago

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for a special meal.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!!! Lovely server, attentive but not intrusive. Never rushed. Staff signed a very nice birthday card too. Pricing is at higher end.
  27. R

    Rscar1

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    The food has seriously declined in quality at this lovely outdoor spot we visit about twice a year. The service was also lacking. No water was offered, and the server corrected me when I correctly pronounced "crepe" with the incorrect pronunciation "cr-ape," as she did. You never correct a guest's pronunciation.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We have eaten it Atwater’s many times and the food has always been good today though I noticed the black forest eggs Benedict was a little skimpy it tasted good but there really wasn’t much there
  29. MD

    MarianneD

    Chicago

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another five star experience at Atwater‘s. I first dined here for my 65th birthday in May and knew I wanted to come back with my mom. My mom is 92 and I knew she would love the atmosphere, the old school feel and the ambience. I was right. She loved everything about our dining experience. We came for Sunday brunch and I requested a table by the window, which was honored. Robert was our server and provided great service. I have to say that both times I’ve dined here the service has been top notch and that makes it special for me. My husband had a bloody mary and I had a peach bellini, and we all shared the charcuterie board to start. I love their charcuterie board as there isn’t an empty space on the board. The cheeses and meats are good and there’s the added accoutrements like cornichons, olives, honeycomb and grainy mustard. For brunch my mom had the berry French toast with Virginia ham which looked amazing, my husband had the chicken crepes which he thoroughly enjoyed, and I opted for a traditional breakfast of poached eggs, english muffin, applewood bacon & fruit. Robert was so kind to ask the chef not to include any fruit with seeds so they gave me sweet melon. It was another wonderful dining experience at Atwater’s. I really do love this place and look forward to the next visit.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hard to find….wen in the banquet room in error. Once we found it it was a great experience. Sat on the terrace and enjoyed the beautiful view.
  31. FN

    FoodiefromNYC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Lovely room if a bit old fashioned. Service was average—earnest, young, but not fully on top of menu and tasks Food was disappointing- my colleagues chicken crepe was over cooked and my turkey avocado sandwich was dry and not well put together. Dessert was pretty good, however. I had a lemon soufreda with fresh berries. Sweet, cool, but not cloying. I won’t go back for lunch. But I hear the dinner is better.
  32. S

    Shiloh

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I ordered the filet medium (warm pink center). My steak arrived and it was more well done with no warm pink center. I ate it all and did not complain but it was not done the way I expected. When pay you that much for a filet, you expect it to be done perfectly.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Daughter’s 15th birthday brunch.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate in the courtyard on a beautiful evening. The food, service and ambiance were all top notch.
  35. A

    Andy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining outdoors next to the fox river was amazing. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious. We will definitely be coming back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I enjoyed the breakfast! The food was very good and the service was excellent! Our server was Dom and he was a very honest petson.. I forgot my credit card on the table and he came down looking for me at the lobby to return my card. My husband and I got married here three years ago and since then, Atwater’s in The Herrington in Geneva was always our first choice for any special occasion!
  37. w

    williamm

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food High price Underwhelming overall
  38. HC

    HappyCamper

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Atwater's is a special event dinner for us. The setting is lovely but service was a bit slow at times. The waitress and assistant were attentive, friendly, and helpful when they were there. There were several large parties outside and perhaps those stressed the staff and kitchen. The salads were good but un-inspired. the entrees (Walleye and seafood risotto) were outstanding - really the highlights of the meal. The deserts were mediocre. We didn't have starters so we cannot comment on them. If a friend were to ask I would suggest they just go for it with the entrees, which really were excellent, and a glass of wine and maybe have the salads. Skip the desert.
  39. YM

    YogaMama

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    How do you beat good good, sitting on a patio with beautiful flowers next to the Fox River? The Herrington Inn/Atwater’s is a favorite destination! You will not feel like you are in the suburbs!!
  40. R

    Rick

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food in a lovely setting.

FAQs

Atwater's in The Herrington is rated 4.8 stars by 1030 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Atwater's in The Herrington

15 S River Ln, Geneva, IL 60134

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 38

  • Neighborhood

    Geneva

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Continental

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary self parking available

  • Public transit

    Walking distance to Metra Union Pacific/West Line that travels to Ogilvie Transportation Center on Madison Street in Chicago.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Gillespie

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (630) 208-8920

  • Catering

    Upscale location for events up to 170.

  • Private party facilities

    Waterfront gazebo for private dining parties, up to eight guests can be rented for special celebrations. We have additional event rooms that can host up to 170 private diners in a private setting

  • Private party contact

    Ricco Lepez: (630) 208-8920

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