Eden on the River

4.3
204 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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vipWalterR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for 4 for a warm Saturday night in November and requested outdoor dining on the patio/deck. We have been to Eden's several times and like the food and outdoor dining. When we arrived the patio/deck was under construction and we could not eat outdoors. No one called us to tell us of this situation and we were very disappointed as we had also invited guests.

We left and went to Francesca's for a great Italian dinner.

We will try Eden's again, but find it VERY hard to believe they wouldn't have called to explain the situation!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Steak kabobs were fatty and a very poor cut of meat - extremely overpriced at $27:00. I feed my dog better cuts of meat.

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vipLeeL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and authentic food. Loved live music which gives the place a special feeling. Definitely recommend for a great evening.

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LauraL
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Seemed short on staff. Food not totally hot.

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RobertJ
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, Louis was great. Also great entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - we tried the Faladel bites appetizer, two of the salads - so fresh and chicken so juicy and flavorful ( especially in a salad!) and the chicken shawarma wrap. We enjoyed the added entertainment of a singer/guitar and dancer while we ate. First time we have tried Eden and we will be back ! We have two children who have recently gone vegan and there was plenty to satisfy both the vegans and the meat lovers !! Heard good reviews but exceeded our expectations. We can’t wait to come back and try several more of the menu items.

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KimV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Excellent food! Strange decor. Abstract wall art is horrible! An interior makeover would help. But food and service were very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I've eaten here 3 times because I always had a great experience. Food is a little pricey but its good quality. Was disappointed the last time I went, I ordered the fried chicken and it was basically an extremely oily chicken broast. For me it was inedible, and we asked the waiter to get us a menu so that I could order something else and he never came back. In fact not 1 person came to check to see how our meal was or if we needed anything. We sat in the patio area and the music was very loud and it was busy so maybe the staff just had their hands full, but our meal was ruined. My husband didn't want to eat his food until I ordered and so he ended up packing it- he ordered the NY strip sirloin kabobs. They were nice enough to remove the charge for the chicken but our lunch on the river was a bust. I've never previously had a bad experience here so I would go back again, but I will sit inside next time and definitely wouldn't recommend the fried chicken since it's actually broast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was fantastic. Beautiful views, amazing food! Definitely will be back.

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JulieK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! From the food to the seating outside.

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vipJoshuaB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Noise was a little loud, but we were next to a larger party of people.

The food was great. The spicy potato appetizer is spicy but tasty, be warned.
I enjoyed the combo kabob dinner. The creamy garlic sauce and he chicken......MMMMMM.

The rice has a hint of cinnamon, so don't be surprised.

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AnniversaryDelight
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Prices are very expensive for this type of cuisine. Carrots that came with hummus were white and obviously not fresh.. that being said, our server was polite and attentive, hummus and falafel were tasty.

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vipbogtrot
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Meh! Pricey and overall bland. Good Falafel. Flatbread ok! Main course Salads were very disapppinting. Service good. Sorry, we will not be back. Pita Inn has way more flavor to their food at a fraction of the cost. Too bad because I really wanted to enjoy.

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vipWajd
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and unique food, service, music and quiet enough for friendly conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner without the kids—love the view on the river! Food is spectacular. 😃

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

First time it was wonderful all around. Came back second time and the food and drinks were still great. Service was very bad though. Sat for 37 minutes before getting someone waved down to order everything. Luckily I remembered the server from the week prior to (Luis). Who truly turned my blind date into a better night.

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vipDawnK
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

salmon salad was amazing! great patio along the FoxRiver

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RosyR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! Nice view, good service! I would recommend the falafel meal!

RM
vipRoseM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful setting on the Fox River. We enjoyed the Middle Eastern food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! The patio seating was perfect. We will definitely come back! Perfection!

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NTVTXN
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very beautiful setting at a riverside outdoor table. Service was prompt, attentive, and helpful. The spanikopita appetizer was delicious and ample for two. Blackened salmon with rice and grilled vegetables melted in my mouth. The chicken kabob order at the table was good but some pieces were a bit chewy. All in all it was a good meal and I would recommend Eden for it’s fine waitstaff, nice atmosphere and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent.
Beautiful evening outside patio on the river.

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LovedChe
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful location (outside) - FYI there’s a wine bar next door (different establishment)! The falafel was great. Don’t forget to tip your servers!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The steak kaboos
We’re awful. Will
Probably not eat here again again unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant 7/10
We make a reservation and it was our first time there, the experience was super great , we eat in the patio area and I really enjoyed. The food was great and we loved... Definitely we would return to this location 💯

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vipHeidiL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was great. We really had a nice evening of dining and would highly recommend

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DianeF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! The variety of spices of used in each dish made for delicious, unique flavors!

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vipCarolinaBlue
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted some place on the river for dining on the Fourth of July. Looked up restaurants on OpenTable and found Aiden. I’ll wait it was extraordinary and the food was amazing. Then there was the comedy of people attempting to canoe in the river. I’ll kidding aside though it was a lovely experience

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Ruby
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Excellent service.
Food was delicious.

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RickM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice setting, beautiful patio on the Fox River

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ValorieB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was incredible. They accommodated our request for a table near the entertainment. The music was fabulous. The date and feta appetizer was not good at all. Not flavorful. Most bland feta I have ever had. The lamb shank was great and spanakopita!! Rice seems to be served with just about every option. A different side would e nice. Patio was beautiful.

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vipMoeB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding as always! This place is a gem and the best-kept secret in the Fox Valley. If you like Middle-Eastern food (or if you have never tried it) you have to pay this place a visit. Omar and his staff will take care of you!

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EricC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

There were bird droppings on my seat, found a piece of broken plastic in my pita, service was quite slow despite not being busy

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Treesaw
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view of the Fox River on a beautiful night! Food is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great balcony and view

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It all starts with service in my opinion. We were greeted with a smile, and seated promptly. Server was very nice, she had full knowledge of the menu and was able to answer any questions we had. Food was so flavorful!! We can’t wait to go back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was more lit than a few years ago so it was overall less of a romantic ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noelle was a really fun server. The food was delicious .. looking forward to going again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not what I expected, very overpriced.

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Azulite
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I enjoyed the entertainment very much. It was a pair of flamenco dancers with a guitarist.

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Eden on the River is rated 4.3 stars by 204 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.