Eden on the River

4.0
70 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30am –9:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(630) 945-3332
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
We offer Catering Services to the Saint Charles, IL Area.
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Cross street
S 1st Street
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Parking details
Street parking is also available
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very please with the food and service. Nice views of the river and easy to park. I would definietly eat here again.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! It’s a hidden gem. Great food. Great staff. Love the vibe.

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MM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Gabriel was fantastic

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a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I was expecting more after reading the reviews. Our waitress was great, but the busboys continually harassed us and would only pick up one plate at a time. The food was ok. Best part was the combination hummus, baba ghanoush appetizer. Veggies that were included with the meal were one thin slice of zucchini, a sixth of green and red pepper. The basmati rice was good. I had the salmon which again was ok. They kept running out of drinks (sangria, coffee). The baklava was small and very stale. I’ll go to Just Kabobs down the street, if I want Mediterranean food.

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

1st time dining here. Celebrated a birthday and was incredibly enjoyable! Everything was delicious and the staff was very friendly and on top of their game. Now they just need to add pastitsio to the menu and I'll be head over heels!!!

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

Fresh and delicious food, excellent mojito!!! Fun to dine outside next to river, server was superb👍

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was not tasty and value was low. Too pricey for the quality of food

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent! The server could've been more attentive. I asked for a straw 3 times before he brought one. We had to ask for bread. Owner came over and said hello which was very nice. We left before the music started, but I'm sure it was good. Loved sitting by the water. Thought the wine prices were high though.

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K
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Confusion over limited table cloices. Did not want a high top. Few tables for 4. Had to be seated next to live entertainment but fortunately we finished just as they finished setting up.
Had a group of 14 set up at the next table with many small children. Our friends enjoyed the bronzino. My kabobs were not as fresh as I thought they would be. Might be worth trying and possibly sitting outside. Even though we had an early reservation we would have had to wait for a table.

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GG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and it’s just so beautiful there. We all enjoyed our meals. We shared the board appetizer with a variety of hummus and cheese and pita bread. Delicious!

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d
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was average at best... Kabobs server with one slice of pepper, one slice of squash, and one slice of some other mushy veg... not great. Meat was cooked properly. Appetizers were okay.

We asked for butter and were told the restaurant did not have any?

MANY times a young "helper" came to the table and asked if he could clear our plates while we were clearly still eating???

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JG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a fun place to go for dinner. Great food and entertainment

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KD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The appetizers were better than the entre. I ordered the half chicken, and seemed to be half cooked. Warm at best. Service was slow.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food. Will be back!

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EG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I really enjoyed this place but the live music was way too loud. It was hard to have conversation so I would suggest not amplifying the music. I liked the music a lot and thought the musicians were very talented.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Wrong food order, salads not delivered. Menu is nothing special

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eden on the River never lets us down! The food is fabulous! We didn't come for live music on this last visit but the live music is fantastic! World-class musicians.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Over cooked food, slow service and seemingly understaffed for a Saturday night.

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AJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is excellent but the service is terrible. If they don't fix it, this place will close like all the others before them in this spot. Such a shame because STC is in need of diverse ethnic cuisines!

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We were seated inside and they would drop the dirty dishes in the cart near our table. Very noisy and difficult to carry on a conversation

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat by the river, the evening was delightful

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside. Great ambiance. Food was great as well, and reasonable. Check it out!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating at this restaurant and it was fantastic. The food is great and on Friday’s, they have live entertainment. We had a great evening! Will definitely go back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want Middle Eastern food ... go! Nice space, great service, perfect location on the river. Great service and fabulous food (authentic Syrian..if you’re not familiar, think halfway between Lebanese/Palestinian and Iranian). Met the owners...wonderful people!!

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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MH
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great view and we will be back!

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KT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time and it was a great experience. I hope they keep it up. We will be back soon.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place for a pleasant evening.

Why the requirement for at least 50 characters. Short and direct works for many people?

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S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful and extremely flavorful dinner right alongside the river! Our first time here- service was great, flavors were amazing, and owner personally stopped at our table. Love the decor and Mediterranean feel. Would love to come back to experience the live entertainment.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was cozy and the food was great. I went to listen to an amazing Brazillian Trio play. The owner even sat in and played some great drums! The waitstaff were some of the best I've met. They were friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back. Highly recommend this place.

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EM
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying this restaurant but was looking forward to some good Mediterranean food. This place did not disappoint. We had the sampler appetizer, Chicken Shawarma and salad. They were all very very good. I’ve had chicane shawarma many places, but this was the best I’ve tasted. The outside pita was grilled and crispy and the filling was crazy flavorful. Also had their baklava and that was fantastic. All were home-made and very authentic. This is a must to try!

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, good atmosphere. Enjoyed the appetizer platter.

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D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food superb, entertainment superb, owner and staff welcoming and attentive...

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MB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Recommendation for a family member and the results were outstanding as always!!

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GC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an early reservation (6 pm) so there was only quiet background music and conversation. The service was prompt and professional. I had the fish and my wife had the kebab. Both were very good.

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SL
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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s
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Eden on the River is overrated and over priced for the quality and portions of food served. If you want great authentic middle eastern food, go to Jamrah in Sycamore. They have much better prices, portions and tastier food at Jamrah. It's well worth the drive and your stomach and wallet will be full after visiting Jamrah. It's family owned, very clean and they have great service.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at the Eden’s is always amazing.
The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable of the menu.. Mo our waiter was super kind and always there when you needed me.. He greets you with a smile always!

The food was so good and tasted so authentic..

The band was setting up and got the whole restaurant in the mood with dancing and in good spirits!

We love coming to this place because the experience is always superb!

Great staff!! Amazing food and wonderful entertainment!

Can’t wait to use the patio in the Summer!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time dining at Eden. They graciously accommodated special menu requests. Owner, wait staff, and even bus boys recognized us and welcomed us back. The food is delicious, service is great. We plan on becoming regulars here!

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SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omar was great with menu selection. First time and will surely be returning.

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