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Atwater's in The Herrington, Geneva, IL
Atwater's in The Herrington, Geneva, IL
Atwater's in The Herrington, Geneva, IL
Atwater's in The Herrington, Geneva, IL
Atwater's in The Herrington, Geneva, IL

Atwater's in The Herrington

4.9
4.9
1284 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 1,284 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Ambiance

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Romantic

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Contemporary American

  • West Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • West Suburbs

    Best Service

  • West Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • West Suburbs

    Romantic

  • West Suburbs

    Great for scenic views

  • West Suburbs

    Contemporary American

1,284 Reviews
  1. Lakecounty

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A small, quaint dining room. Excellent service and food. We enjoyed the squash soup, delicious entrees, and chocolate covered strawberries.

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  2. hedonism

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambience are great. Unfortunately, the squash soup and lobster theramador and crabcakes were not that good. Great presentation but food average at best.

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  3. Birthday

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! A great birthday dinner.

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  4. Justme777

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the basic breakfast, eggs, toast, hashbrowns, and sausage. It was all good! I split an order of pancakes also and those were super good. The waitstaff were all very friendly and it was an enjoyable experience.

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  5. MarilynS

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Beautiful room with nice outside views.

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  6. Deshore

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the way dining used to be and should be. Ambience was wonderful. Menu was imaginative. Service was refined. Will be back.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, beautiful setting and excellent service.

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  8. Tomc

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Never disappoints.

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  9. LeighO

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the view of the river and the service was excellent.

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  10. Shark71

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little place that you can actually hear your conversation.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's just awesome everytime! Great service and great food in a beautiful hotel.

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  12. DanielC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go once a year for our anniversary and we are never disappointed! It is our favorite restaurant! The food is amazing and the staff is top-notch! Thank you for a great experience, yet again.

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  13. TrueDining

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect romantic dining, charming resort setting. Exceptional friendly attentive staff. Great views of court yard & river. Building architecture amazing.

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  14. Mary

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atwater restaurant was superb. The only down side was the aspect of handicap accessible entrance and outside entrance handicap parking. The ramp wasn’t very conducive for handicap wheelchairs, scooters or walkers. It is my request that the Herrington really examine accessibility to all would be ideal for future guests.

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  15. Westburbsdiners1

    New Mexico

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to Atwater’s for Sunday brunch and it was delicious. All diners commented on how each entree was delicious and the service was prompt yet properly paced. Highly recommend.

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  16. alwayshungry

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a little gem nestled on the historic Fox River. The entrance to the Herrington is majestic, like entering a posh cave. The restaurant carries that vibe, adding some sophistication in its dining room. The menu offers something for everyone, from sandwiches to filets. I had the Caesar’s Salad with salmon. The fish was cooked to perfection. You get a great view of the river, a tasty meal and a touch of class for a bill that rivals some fast food places.

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  17. Kjhaag

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food at Atwater’s is consistently good. The wait staff is pleasant and accommodating. We live this place for our special occasions.

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  18. LindaB

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday brunch; many traditional lunch options too. Delicious food, Lovely setting, personable and efficient wait staff.

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  19. AmyK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A touch of elegance and sophistication tucked away in a lovely hotel along the river. The restaurant and cuisine transform you away …. Away from your typical rushed pace.. away from chaos … away from your typical everyday to a place where you can unwind, truly appreciate the cuisine and ambience . The setting and meal is rather high end romantic.

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  20. Cubs69

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service. A restaurant of great tradition and one of the best restaurants in Geneva

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  21. JimP

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took advantage of Restaurant Week and had lunch at Atwater’s. It was fantastic!! The food was delicious and presentation was outstanding and service was the best. Overall it was a lovely experience.

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  22. NancyC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upscale dining experience. Went during Geneva restaurant week and thoroughly enjoyed the 4 course meal. The short rib risotto was excellent as was the butternut squash and the desserts. Nice cocktail/wine list. Service was very good too.

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  23. imwriter

    Chicago

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atwater's has always had good food, but we've been disappointed by service in the past. We went during our local restaurant week and the service finally matched the food. This was a delightful dinner and -- during restaurant week -- a truly remarkable value. We enjoyed it so much that we will return without the bargain!

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  24. DaleA

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at Atwater’s for restaurant week. Everything was great. The room, the food and the service. I am sure we will return. The dessert was particularly good.

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  25. NMCSycamore

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual - an excellent evening w great food, beautiful surroundings, and the ability to actually talk w the ppl you are dining w without having to shout over noise!

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  26. KathyP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place to meet a friend for breakfast. Want to go again when the weather is nice to sit on the patio!

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  27. JenR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Server was nice but took a long time. Lots of time in between courses.

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  28. travelgirl

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and we ordered off the Restaurant Week which made it a great value

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  29. Westburbsdiners1

    New Mexico

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A second time for us and the dinner was amazing. Short rib risotto was delicious. The service was first class and deferential, and they never attenpted to rush our service. Highly recommended.

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  30. SueV

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely birthday breakfast to celebrate my very special friend…yummy mimosas and pancakes with a side of bacon! And the view of the river was incredible!

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  31. KristyF

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The service was perfect. I would definitely eat here again.

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  32. JoeD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. The food was very good. However, we had the fried calamari to start and while it was tasty, it was very greasy. The ambiance was charming and cozy. Some Italian lights in the courtyard with the snow and the river to look over would add a lovely, romantic touch that the restaurant needed. All in all a very good experience!

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  33. ChefJim51

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I had our wedding night dinner at Atwater's 2 years ago on January 4th in the gazebo with 6 other friends; it was a memorable experience! We returned to Atwater's this year, also on January 4th, to have a memorable dinner and we were not let down......everything was excellent! We were a bit disappointed that the Herrington had taken down their Christmas decorations so early! We have many photos of our stay at the Herrington for our wedding celebration posing next to the outstanding holiday decorations but when we walked into the lobby this January 4th, the holiday decorations had already been removed. Other than no decorations to pose next to for anniversary photos, it was a very memorable evening and dinner!

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  34. mshepard

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Harrington Inn and Atwater’s is a wonderful treat! Quiet, cozy, and romantic! The food was delicious. I had the pork and my wife had the Scallops! Both were memorable!

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  35. LisaF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My mother and I had a lovely time at the restaurant. I want to return to the restaurant.

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  36. UdoDirkschneider

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good seasonal menus in this classy older hotel. Intimate, quiet, a little pricey but great every time.

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  37. MarkM

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atwater’s is an outstanding fine dining experience. From the comfortable and conversation friendly dining room, to the excellent service to the wonderful and inventive cuisine that is a delight to the eye and taste buds.

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  38. MarilynP

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress in training was very friendly and took care of our table well.

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  39. MarianneB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service & food great, with a beautiful Christmas atmosphere.

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  40. LAfromNY

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience at The Herrington Inn and Atwater's Restaurant!

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FAQs

Atwater's in The Herrington is rated 4.9 stars by 1284 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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