Atwater's in The Herrington

4.7
397 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Continental
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Hours of operation


Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(630) 208-8920
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Gillespie
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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
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Private party contact
Ricco Lepez: (630) 208-8920
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Catering
Upscale location for events up to 170.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 38
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Parking details
Complimentary self parking available
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Public transit
Walking distance to Metra Union Pacific/West Line that travels to Ogilvie Transportation Center on Madison Street in Chicago.
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Special events & promotions
Wine dinners,Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner, Easter buffet brunch,Mothers Day brunch and quarterly Afternoon tea.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 397 People Are Saying
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F
Miami
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice hotel restaurant, comfortable setting, excellent service. Menu is a bit limited but ample variety; good food well presented.

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c
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I had a lovely, romantic anniversary dinner here. we were seated overlooking the river. It was beautiful and the food and cocktails were delicious as well.

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AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from checking in all the way to leaving the restaurant. Thank You!

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful and romantic for celebrating an engagement. Wide range of meat and seafood dishes that were all perfect! Wish the sommelier would have been available for wine selection help.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times. Always happy to come back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Celebrated anniversary. Provided nice personal touch by having a card with an anniversary message that was signed by the restaurant staff. Along with the delicious food, chef sent out special appetizer and desert that was awesome. Highly recommend!!!

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TM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. This was a repeat visit and we were not disappointed! The service was impeccable, the food was outstanding, and the setting was quiet and cozy.

highly recommended!

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H
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a visit with friends from the past and this restaurant was a great choice. We mentioned our reason for getting together and the staff made our lunch very special and unhurried.

A great time was had by all and we will be back soon with other friends.

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KJ
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic—food, wine, service, ambience. Highly recommended.

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s
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was above ordinary: food, service, ambiance, friendliness of staff, and portions.
I highly recommend it.

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KN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was here with my Mom to celebrate her 75th birthday and everything was wonderful.

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OL
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our first visit was good but could have been exceptional had there been enough servers to take care of the customers... one server had 8 plus tables just not the best for taking care of the customer.

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m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Romantic setting on fox river. Different wine list with many imports which is fun. Service was slow on our,evening, we were seated outside and it seemed no one knew who was to take care of us. Good food, but I bet it is great on other nights. Still love the place.

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C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was lovely. Food was great.
Our server was the bar tender and she was busy with other things.
Service ok.

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P
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A limited menu selection but each dish well prepared. The filet with fennel was excellent and paired with a glass off Malbec to enhance the flavors. If you are looking for average food in high quantities this is not for you. If you like a quiet dinning experience with carefully prepared dishes i highly recommend it.

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FN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Drinks and food over priced
guiltily sub par salad was wilted
very limited selection

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DE
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

We loved the ambiance for the restaurant and while the food was very good, I ordered the spinach crepe. I received only one medium to small sized crepe on a bed of fresh asparagus. There was barely enough to eat and left still feeling hungry. The restaurant needs to rethink this portion - serve either one large crepe or two smaller ones. This is all it would take to rectify this situation. Thank you.

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w
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We especially enjoyed this dining experience outside on their patio area with a view of the Fox River. Our party of 4 all enjoyed their entrée selections, salmon, filet mignon and red snapper special. Atwater's is high on our list of fine dining restaurants, great for special occasions.

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e
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been going to Atwater's for the last 17 years on our anniversary. It is always enjoyable and the food is outstanding. Very nice restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Went to Atwater's to celebrate our Anniversary. Soup and salad where fine, when our Filet's came out, ordered them medium, they were cold and nowhere near cooked. Waitress apologized and said 10 minutes to reheat. After waiting 32 minutes we got up and left.

Very disappointing, wait staff not sure how to handle this situation.

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A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atwaters is small, but wonderful. The food is delicious EVERY TIME. From what I can see, there are about eight tables for four, and then two tables for two. Plus a few tables outside. We will be back!

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my out of town guest there for dinner and it was perfect! The atmosphere is very elegant and we all commented that there is not a bad table in the whole restaurant. The staff is completely professional, courteous and friendly. I would recommend Atwaters for a date, anniversary or any special occasion.

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B
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except the temperature in the dining room was very chilly.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Time of the reservation was good in that we were practically the only people there. The bad part was that at 2:00 the menus reverts to only the bar menu. Not bad, just not as much to choose.

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Geneva, IL for a wedding and wanted to dine at the Atwater before we left for Home. I’m glad we did. The food and service were both outstanding. The property is beautiful, inside and out.

The ceiling design in the room where we ate was beautiful, but lent itself to clearly hearing conversations at other tables.

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VB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Joe. Hostess and Manager both were concerned about our experience--we had a wondersful time!

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i
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

WE met for brunch and enjoyed the setting and the food. Attentive service and never a sense of being rushed.

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EV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and helpful! The food was absolutely delicious!

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G
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Atwaters did not disappoint. A great place to take the love of your life for a special occassion.

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F
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted with a personalized anniversary card signed by all the members of the staff. Beautiful outdoor seating in a European style garden with a gazebo, on the banks of the Fox River. Great service. Everything we ate was superb. Great wine and beer selection. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Good food. Nice people.

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PR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, only problem is they were out of horseradish for my bloody mary and artichokes for my ommlette. the waiter was very gracious

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BT
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was ok. Service was as bad as I have experienced in a long time.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very pleasant experience! The staff was wonderful. The food was delicious! Very nice atmosphere. I would go back again!

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P
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I went for "lunch" on the 4th of July and it was outstanding as always. Any occasion spent at the Atwater is wonderful. I have been there many times and will continue to go as often as possible.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the staff was wonderful. Attentive to our every need. This as a special occasion and there was a card on our table signed by the staff.

Food was terrific. Loved the Atwater salad.

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have had 27 anniversaries, and most of the places where we celebrated over the years were very nice but not so notable that we went back again. We first dined at Atwater's a few years ago, and it is becoming our anniversary tradition. The menu has many appealing selections, and the service and food quality are first-rate. We also love wine, and Atwater's wine list includes many high-quality bottles that range from affordable to splurge. Our latest visit was as good as the first, and we can't wait to return to Atwater's.

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SI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. We were there after my son’s christening. Beautiful inside and really tranquil outside. Will definitely go back there maybe next time for a date. Restaurant manager Angel was great with accommodating my party we exchanged emails before the event and he was a great help.
Thank you Atwater for a great dining experience!

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R
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Father's Day brunch with kids. Asked for picture and our waiter suggested outside by river and flowers. Then guided us and too photos. Very thoughtful. Great food

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