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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for a special opening on Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24th
$80 4 Course Dinner
Seatings at 4:30pm and 6:30pm

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Niche Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for a Date (34)
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Fit for Foodies (32)
Romantic (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Worth the Drive (26)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Great Beer (18)
Cozy (14)
Local Ingredients (11)
Authentic (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (7)
Casual (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Fun (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

great service
points for soundproofing
food is outstanding
what's with the silverware ceremony?

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

As always, the classiest place in town (if not the entire area - suburban Chicago). Our server, Steve, and the entire staff were wonderfully attentive and helpful. A++ every time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Romantic, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Some of the best food i ever had ... that is what a friend said and she is a world traveler

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fun evening. Very loud for awhile but things quieted down. Delicious entrees. Dessert was just ok.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was outstanding. My husband had the rack of lamb and I had the beef tenderloin. Everything was delicious. The setting is warm and friendly. The Niche signature after dinner drink was was yummy. It was an enjoyable evening and I look forward to a second visit.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very thing you want in a restaurant. Exceptional food, excellent service and a beautiful atmosphere. Terrific wine list, but in this restaurant bourbon is king. Over 100 different brands to choose from. Have one of their signature manhattans, old fashions or a boulevardier, then a bottle of wine with dinner. Try the dessert trio. You won't be disappointed with Niche.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Way over priced, we had a $100.00 Gift Certificate and our bill was was still $320 before tip with the Gift Certificate 4 p4opl4, No bread/dinner rolls, when we asked for it they brought out some sort of fried chip almost like a Tortilla chip

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Dinner before a concert so time was a factor. And service was accommodating as usual, with no dimishment in quality. Lamb was grilled to perfection with a succulent mix sauce and seared brussel sprouts.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We recently celebrated a birthday at Niche. The service and food were wonderful. The only issue was the table we were seated at - a corner booth that was uncomfortable with sliding seats.

I do recommend for a special occasion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is the type of restaurant to come to repeatedly because everything they serve is wonderful. You want to try every entrée. The attention to detail is very evident in every dish they serve and in the way the servers take care of you. It's more of a special occasion place because the prices are a little high. It's worth it though!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I have always heard about Niche but never went. I had a gift card from a client and went for my wife's birthday. The table was ready for our reservation time and the staff sat us and one of the better tables. The waitress gave a complimentary glass of champagne for my wife's birthday. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Dinner was outstanding and the cocktails were to die for. I highly recommend the house old fashioned. Entrees were great as well as the soup and desserts. I will be back. Great evening and dinner. Thank you Niche.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was our second visit and just like the first the food, drink and service was superb.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Haven't been in a few years, but it was absolutely delightful. Will have to add this to our regular rotation!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Chef was on his/her game. Terrific specials. Desert special as to die for.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing food and wonderful service!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing experience. We both ordered the daily special and enjoyed from the first to the last bite. Niche is a gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was a perfect experience-food, service and cocktails!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Niche never disappoints! Our server, Jeffery, was outstanding this time, providing helpful and immediate attention when needed, but not overbearing. The food is excellent and creative, incorporating local ingredients where possible. It is a bit louder since they redecorated, eliminating the use of table cloths and rearranging seating where diners are sometimes within what seems to be inches of other diners at another table.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was just wonderful. Great choice of bourbon. We will definitely be back.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Wonderful food, great service and half price whiskey on Tuesday... what could be better?!?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First visit...Celebrated our 44th anniv....Steve our server started off with complimentary champaigne...nice menu...a little pricey but worth it...overall everything, drinks,food,and exceptional service...made for a most enjoyable experience...will definetly go back and recommend

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The waiter Tommy made you feel that you were the only guest in the room. His knowledge of the menu and his recommendations were fantastic. The food was exceptional in the way it was presented and the various uses of flavors in the dishes. For dessert I would highly recommend the "whiskey cake" - Niche is a great place for a good meal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had an amazing time at Niche were their for our Anniversary Jeffrey was the best waiter just loved him, he made our dinner really special, when we arrived he brought us glasses of champagne for us to toast and after was so attentive can't wait to go back, food was great also corn chowder was to die for.❤️

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was amazing. The menu had me at Homemade Fettuccine as their aren't many places that actually make their own homemade pasta this was a plea sent surprise for me.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service. Drinks. Appretizers and meal served timely. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I liked the atmosphere, it was a little bit loud, but you could still have a conversation. The food and service were great. Although. I wish they offered a dinner salad with the entre. The only options were to order large salads.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome food and even better cocktails! Service by Ben was excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our favorite place to dine in Geneva

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great what you might call nouvelle american food with attention to presentation. Second time here. Arrived on a Tuesday for an early (6pm) reservation. We were seated right away. We had lamb and scallops entrees. Both were great. Wine, beer and the special Manhattan were enjoyed too. Dessert was nice but not special. Server was attentive and timely, but likely inexperienced. She read the specials from a cheat sheet and served drinks on the left. I’m probably just nit picking on that, because we enjoyed the meal immensely. Definitely will be back again. Thanks, Niche for a nice evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Outstanding wine. Food was exceptional. Servers are top notch.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We are regulars, however, Niche is almost always stellar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Tom, was our waiter, he did an awesome job! The scallops were wonderful! loved the cotton candy for a sweet ending to our date!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Nice, cozy atmosphere, superb service, tasty uniquely prepared food and good wine list.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our Server Jeffrey was excellent. Great time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Geneva! The food is amazing and perfect for a foodie like me. Atmosphere perfect for any occasion. it's the only place that I'll eat a hamburger!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Organic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful experience for our 21st Anniversary dinner. Great food and excellent service. A bit pricey but definitely worth it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Not worth the price! I don't mind paying for fine dining, but when you get a bill for almost $300 you expect to eat great. Tough NY strip steak, flavorless chicken, a sausauge plate that had there pickled vegetables that didn't really pair well with the meat...Just not a great experience. They had a great beer selection. But they really need to tell the kitchen that this is a nice restaurant, that seasoning is OK and that they're not cooking for a senior living facility. At least put some salt on the food.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Amazing! Delicious! Never, ever disappoints! From the drinks at the beginning to the desserts at the end, this was a perfect evening to celebrate my husband's 36th birthday!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Niche Restaurant in Geneva...Amazing food, attentive staff and impeccable service! The bar offers an extensive list of wines, craft beers and liquors.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Date night with my wife. Menu was recently updated, with another great selection. Amish chicken was perfectly done with great mix of flavors. The fettuccini was also great. Wide drink and wine menu. This restaurant is always a treat for foodies. Whiskey cake was a great dessert.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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