Eden on the River

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
We created Eden On The River for a reason: To share our love of the Mediterranean’s delicious flavors, wholesome ingredients, and bright spices! All dishes are made from scratch, using the freshest of ingredients that truly speak to the simplicity, intensity, and richness of the Mediterranean culture. We also feature a world-class wine, beer and spirits program beautifully complemented by our chic but relaxed ambiance. Eden on the River stands as the renowned restaurant & prestigious fine dining destination that delights the senses with gracious service and delectable menus. It is our greatest pleasure to welcome you to our restaurant.
AMAZING LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
MUSIC FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Specials

HAPPY HOURS

HALF OF SELECTED APPETIZERS
HALF OF SELECTED WINE AND BEER
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 21, 2019

Ends: March 22, 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 152 People Are Saying
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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our time at Eden of the River. Every time we go the food is amazing.

G
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful entertainment

GR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! Nice restaurant, great food and entertainment on the weekend!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent kabobs, great flavor and large portion.

FF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in unique, relaxing environment. I’ve been several times (months apart) and every time I go I leave thinking it need to come here more often’. Greasy food, family recipes, friendly staff.

CW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eden is a great restaurant with delicious food! Menu selection is excellent & service was perfect . Right on the beautiful Fox River in St Charles. Perfect for any occasion, we had dinner before a concert at the Arcada. You have to dine here to appreciate this excellent restaurant!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live entertainment was a huge plus!

JG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We have gone there for dinner a few times since it opened and it has improved. However, the service is still lacking, the main entree is cold by the time it gets to the table and this time, even the cocktails were not the best. Omar (the owner) is a great guy, but the staff is untrained, not very knowledgeable when it comes to the menu and when you have the waitress take your order and also prepare the drinks well.... something is bound to go bad. We love the place, the atmosphere and Omar but... this place needs an experienced manager that can train the staff. By the way, the location and the view are fantastic !!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Apps and dinner was great. Live band awesome! Tea was not authentic and just bags. Would have liked midle eastern tea.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there before a concert at Arcada Theater. Always go to the same restaurants and wanted to try something different. Wow. This is a hidden gem. Food was excellent, drinks were excellent and service was excellent. They even had a happy hour special going. They have vegan and meat lovers items on the menu. Will definitely go back!

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Only one wait staff on hand. Made for a long wait to order.

a
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Place has potential, but it's either meals under $12 or over $25 for entrees. It's good, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

W
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Going away dinner w friends.

NC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely find! The restaurant is conveniently located in downtown St. Charles and overlooks the Fox River. My husband and I shared the combo platter with chicken and steak. It was served with rice and a variety of sauces that were heavenly. Loved the string quartet as well. We will absolutely plan to go back soon.

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The server raved how they rated top restaurant in the state for their style of food. So we went in with high expectations
I had the kabobs which were ok but lacked flavor. My wife had chicken schwarma which was dry and tasteless. The sever didn’t pick up on the fact that we didn’t eat the majority of them and offer to take it off the bill. The spanakopita was good but not 11.00 appetizer. I would not go back there

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated right on time, outside on the river as requested. Our server promptly took our drink order and asked if it was our first time. When we said it was, she immediately recommended the appetizer sampler. It was fabulous! We also shared the kabob combo. Also spectacular. I would highly recommend this place!

LC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was amazing, and the live music was great, but it was very loud and difficult to hear over the noise. Towards the end, it was hurting my ears.

RH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Try the lentil soup and the spanakopita for starters, the beef shish kabob was excellent.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful wait staff, beautiful setting.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our service was fantastic and as always the food was delicious. It was a nice quiet night dining on the river.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious food. We drove an hour to get there before a show. The owner met us because he was there and was so amazing. The food was so good that we will drive out again just for the food. What a fun day

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food is really great. It seemed a bit understaffed when we were there. There were a bunch of uncleared tables that we had to wait for. The firsts drinks and order taking took about 40 minutes. It was not busy, but things still took a while. Friendly staff though

a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had kids and didn’t want to be a distraction and our table had a view and we were away from others. It was fantastic

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We came for dinner at 7:30 on a Friday evening. The restaurant was mostly empty, but the patio where live music was being played was full. We ordered baba ganoush, an arugula salad to share, and chicken shawarma platters. The baba ganoush and the pita bread were very good. The arugula salad never came, so we asked the server to take it off the bill. Our entrees included side dishes. We ordered french fries, soup and rice. The soup turned out to be pureed lentil soup. It had a nice texture and flavor l but seemed under seasoned. The rice had cardamom, cinnamon or something similar as a seasoning, and it wasn't a good combination. The chicken shawarma came wrapped in a flatbread which was very good. The chicken itself was not really seasoned, and instead of the cucumber, tomato and Tahini sauce that's often served with shawarma, it came with some sort of sliced pickles mixed into the chicken. The flavor was a mixture of sweet and vinegary, which was unpleasant. Neither of us finished our entrees. Food service was quick, but we didn'tsee much of the server after the food came. It may be that what we ordered was not their best dish. I don't think we would come back to try something else though.

K
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, great music?

BJ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere (especially on the open patio facing the Fox River), and service are all great. Flavorful Middle Eastern menu includes something for everyone.

DL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. But I was disappointed on the music. They played for 1 hour , returned played for about 10 minutes and went an another break. My husband and I sat out in the patio and were going to sit inside to listen to the band but they were on break again. I would return for the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Not impressed... Heard so many wonderful things but our visit fell short. Cocktails were overpriced and tasted terrible. We felt like the food tasted more like Indian than Mediterranean.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and great location right of the river in St. Charles. Highly recommend the spicy potatoes, combo skewer platter, lamb shank, and Eden burger.

SM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice ambiance, good food, good service. Fun place.

OT
South Dakota
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the water, the live music, the service; it was all wonderful! We will be back!

y
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Friendly staff but bad service. We waited a long time for our drinks, appetizers, entrees...the bill came pretty quickly, though.

TP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good beautiful music and food solid service

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It was okay, the grape leaves and the falafel were fantastic the entrees nothing special, we both got kabobs, meh.

TN
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the place looks very nice and authentic. The menu has many options to chose from. Really like this place.

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, attentive service. River view is great, too bad weather did not allow us to sit outside

CT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food and service. Live music was nice touch but a bit too loud for dinner conversation

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The spicy potato appetizer was so delicious, I could have eaten just that. For entrees, my spouse chose the ribeye & I chose chicken skewers, but requested them prepared extra spicy. The steak was good, but the skewers were outstanding. Grilled to perfection, juicy and yes, very spicy, just the way I like it. The drinks were expensive for as small and watery as they were, but we will definitely go back. Our server was also really attentive and helpful.

OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there. The food was amazing. We will be back!

A
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a really good spot - different from the plethora of Italian places littering the Fox Valley. The food is approachable, delicious, fresh and the chance to dine along the river is great. Well worth a visit!