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About Niche Restaurant

Niche began its story ten years ago when the historic post office in picturesque downtown Geneva was transformed into a space to bring the community a new source of culinary enlightenment. The response to our quest was well received and encouraged the evolving staff to continually strive for perfection. Delving farther into the traditions of the Earth’s diverse cultures, our goal is to balance the exotic with the familiar. Global diversification of ideas and practices introduces guests to a whole new experience each time they dine with us.  An accompaniment to our rotating menu ranging from Small Plates to well orchestrated Entrees is an impressive list of carefully selected beer, wine, and spirits.

14 South Third Street
Geneva, IL 60134
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Bar: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - Close

Cross Street:
On Third, Between Rt 38 and James St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 262-1000

Website:
http://www.nichegeneva.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is available on Third street directly in front of the restaurant. Alternate parking is available on James street, a half block south of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
The Metra train station in Geneva is located 5 blocks South of Niche on Third street. This is one of the more relaxing ways to travel to Geneva from Chicago, and a short walk away from the best dining Geneva has to offer.

Executive Chef:
Wes Childs and Chris Zanoni

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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Niche Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (39)
Good for a Date (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
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Creative Cuisine (38)
Special Occasion (38)
Romantic (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Worth the Drive (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Cozy (21)
Great Beer (19)
Business Meals (16)
Authentic (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Local Ingredients (12)
Seasonal (12)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Fun (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful experience, fantastic service, excellent food presented very well. Highly recommended. Impressive bourbon/whiskey selection

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was outstanding. Service was slow. Very busy. Excellent choices of beer. Portions of food were small for the price.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

Carrot soup (paleo friendly) was OUTSTANDING!! Salmon dish was creative and tasty. Wine selection by the glass is good (also have an extensive wine by the bottle menu). Service was perfect - Enough attention to see we had everything we desired and yet never intrusive so we could enjoy our conversation. Prices are not conducive to everyday dining on my budget, but for special occasions or a nice evening out once a month or so it’s perfect. I would highly recommend dining here, but be sure to make a reservation

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were both excellent. Highly recommend. This is the kind of restaurant where every dish on the menu is great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Niche always hits the mark - flawless!

The cocktails are impecable, food incredilbe, and the service outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I just love the ambiance here! Service is top notch and flavor combinations are very interesting. I would recommend this restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We went to Niche for my husbands Bday. I am always on the look out for good restaurants but finding one that has quality food and bourbon is a difficult find especially when your husband is as in to bourbon as mine! I heard about Niche from a friend and at first was a bit skeptical they would have all the bourbon they listed on the website/menu but let me say they did NOT disappoint. We loved everything about this place. The food, the people, the atmosphere, and the cocktails/bourbon. They have an extensive list that will satisfy even the most sophisticated critic (my husband). The owner was behind the bar serving drinks and was super nice and knowledgeable. The food was ridiculously good!! The music was also on point! The only thing we didn’t get was the cotton candy for my hubbys Bday which I was a little disappointed about! I told them it was his Bday and was told that was the “Bday” dessert but it never came! Oh well. We had a blast. Can’t wait to go back and maybe next time they will hook me up with that cotton candy😉

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a very nice dinner at Niche on a Saturday night. They were completely booked and unfortunately, we had a table right by the door to the kitchen. Some of the tables for 2 are very close to each other, so you can hear the conversation from the people next to you.
The food was great. The lamb was cooked very nicely. The swordfish was delicious. The pot de creme for dessert was very good as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

This was an amazing experience I would advise everyone who even lives remotely close to the restaurant to check it out. From the service to food, everything was what you would out of restaurant when you and your significant other want a special night out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service consistently excellent - always have a great meal and evening

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our first time at Niche and we will definitely return. We were not disappointed in any aspect of our dinner. Wonderful, creative menu -- a great, masterful chef; terrific service; and nice ambiance. The best restaurant in all respects that we have been to in a long time.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Lovely ambiance. The service was knowledgeable with an extensive drink list. The beef tartar app was amazing! The soup was delicious and trout and beef entrees were full of amazing flavors. GET THE BRUSSLE SPROUTS! Will be back and recommend this for date night or special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always good food, expensive.
Attentive staff.
Drink menu is overkill.
Food menu is perfect.
Very comfortable dining.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I was disappointed on that you couldn't make my wife a martini, our food was cool not hot. We ordered an appetizer and it didn't come. I didn't get an extra cup of coffee. Also not much to choose from for dinner. The food tasted great but cold.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was quite good, fresh tasting and definitely interesting, different from the average menu. The staff were friendly and attentive.

However, it was very noisy, and the serving sizes were extremely small, especially considering the high price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and it was perfect! He loves whiskey, which is why I chose this place. Being out of town, I really don't know where people eat around here! Highly recommend this place. The waiter was nice enough to bring us a complimentary cotton candy dessert even though we said we had cake at home afterwards :) Great experience and will definitely be back! The brussel sprouts & fried chicken were by far our favorite menu items!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great meal. Never felt rushed. Wonderful service. Jeffrey, our server, brought all four of us a glass of champagne when he learned we were celebrating two birthdays. Still remains our special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is a very nice set up right off of 3rd St in downtown Geneva. The atmosphere is upscale and the mood is quiet and sophisticated. Expect a very long break between courses to take it all in. The food was quite good, although not plentiful/filling. While it was indeed delicious, we found ourselves wandering around looking for a more wallet friendly way to treat ourselves afterwards.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always on point. Service is still the best in the area and you cannot beat the menu selections. Add in all the bar options with wine, beer, and brown liquor and you simply cannot beat Niche.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Western suburbs best spot for great food and drink! Knowledgeable and friendly staff! Best beer and whiskey selection on the planet..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was beyond fabulouse! We will be back!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Yes! A restaurant focused on excellent, imaginative food, but not douchy or pretentious. Excellent service, too!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious and creative food options. Consistently good. Comfortable surroundings. I love that you can choose between small plates or entrees.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of a kind. Excellent service, menu, presentation in a very inviting atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent menu from fun to exotic. From cotton candy for dessert to fois gras for an appetizer. Our waiter was outstanding. He answered all our questions and made great recommendations. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A great downtown Geneva restaurant with an excellent bar and always top notch food. A little pricey but never disappoints with quality, taste and ambiance. Don’t stay away because of price...stop by for a drink at the bar and order some “small bites”. Less expense and very good food there too. Drinks...especially bourbon-based, are top shelf!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Family visiting from California, they absolutely loved the food and service, and yes they are foodies.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Singapore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was outstanding! I've eaten at some fine restaurants around the world, most recently, in Australia and must say that the service, ambiance, lighting, candles, coziness, service, and food were top shelf! The variety of food, fresh ingredients and presentation stand up against the best. Service was very welcoming and non-pretentious... LOVE IT! We'll be back VERY SOON... Cheers! (P.S. GREAT Martini's and blue cheese olives!)

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent meal and everything was prepared perfectly. The staff is very knowledgeable of the cuisine. Nice and quiet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Favorite go to spot in all the western suburbs! What can I say Vinny, Steve, Tom and Brant killed it once again!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and service were both outstanding. Every course was exciting and unique, and although pricey- honestly worth it. The experience and ambiance alone were worth the cost. The dessert courses are different and fun, and sooo delicious. I had a great time, and will definitely be returning.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant, one of our favorite. Great food and drinks. Service was a bit distracted on this visit, but still good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Consistent quality, but innovative, but personal, highly recommend niche.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had dinner for our mutual birthdays. The food, wine, service and overall vibe was great. The music was by artists we love...but was just a teeny bit too loud for us. Our sincere thanks. L

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Romantic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Another Great dinner at Niche! The cocktails and food are awesome! Vinny and his team do a great job. Kudos to Ben and Brandt!!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Please... Best restaurant in the western suburbs.. special occasions or a special meal! Menu and "drinks" are top notch. You'll be hard pressed to find a better bourbon/rye bar..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food and service was the best I even had, it was great place to go.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I took my husband and my 2 foodie tweens to Niche for my hubby's bday. The menu is on the small side but nicely varied. We all commented how we could easily make a meal out of the appetizers as that portion of the menu was fantastic. We had the cheese plate, sausage platter and mussels. The sausages were very flavorful and came with wonderful garlicky bread. The entrees were small (scallops only contained 3 scallops and not much else) but very good, although they contained too many components making it a challenge to find an entire entree that did not require modifications or pushing some food to the side.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have eaten at Niche many times, usually for special occasions such our anniversary and birthdays. We have never been disappointed. Steve, our waiter, is excellent. He is able to answer any question and make recommendations.The food and service are exceptional. Niche is our preferred place to go for dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent food and service in a friendly environment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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