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For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
11:30 PM
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Niche Restaurant

4.7
1046 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Bar: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - Close
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Phone number
(630) 262-1000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Wes Childs and Chris Zanoni
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
On Third, Between Rt 38 and James St.
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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.
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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.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 1046 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing meal! Enjoyed the ribeye special! Our server Katie was fantastic and went above and beyond!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We've always had a great experience at Niche, but this was definitely below their normal standards. We had extremely long waits between drinks and appetizer, between appetizer and soup and between soup and entrée. The server kept telling us that it was crazy, but it didn't seem that busy. We were there a total of two hours and when the server offered a free dessert to make up for it, we told her no thanks. We just wanted to pay our check and to leave. And we thought it odd that she told us to mention our experience the next time we came back. What good would that do?

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

What a find! Largest selection of Bourbon and unusual beers around! Delicious, eclectic food and GREAT staff. What a gem!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This was our first visit to Niche is quite some time. While the food options showed great variety and imagination, the atmosphere was very relaxed and unpretentious. We will return soon.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was our 2nd time to this establishment. Both for special occasions and each time we were treated like we were the only ones in the crowded restaurant. Their food is what I imagine it would be like on one of those cooking shows. We will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We haven’t been to Niche in a while, so it was really nice catching a reservation on Friday morning for a Friday night dinner… We were delighted to see most of the old gang still working together and had a great dining experience with Tommy as our waiter. The food and the service were superior. You definitely can’t ever go wrong with this as your restaurant choice!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

You can never go wrong here. Food is outstanding. One of the best burgers you'll find and the pork shank is amazing. Bourbon selection is awesome.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The fried chicken was phenomenal. Will be returning!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Extensive craft beer menu and tasty small plates! Excellent service too!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter brunch. Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food is AMAZING but the service is what makes this place a true gem! Jeffrey is something special. He is well versed on the menu and doesn’t hurry you through your meal. The bone marrow was unctuous. Don’t leave without tasting the signature Niche coffee—-to die for!!! We will come back here again, without a doubt.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Niche is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service is always consistently good. The carrot soup and salmon dish were fabulous. We always like the steam buns for an appetizer. The wine list is very good, as well. They also have a great beer list too.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Terrific meal!!!
Music not quite appropriate for the setting and too loud.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very good food that is well-prepared. The entree menu isn't particularly enticing so we dined on small plates, soup and salad. Everything was quite enjoyable and the service was particularly good. Jeffrey was there when needed and very helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Niche is one of my wife and my favorite restaurants to dine at. Food is always top notch and creative. Drinks, beer, and liquor selection is stellar as well.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Another enjoyable dinner, great execution and service.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The Niche crew does a wonderful job with the curated beer, wine and whiskey list and the perfectly paired food. Exceptional takes on classic American cuisine with a few surprises. Perfect for a night out or a special occasion. It's clear why Niche is consistently rated one of the best in the Western suburbs, on par or better than many of the highly rated restaurants in the city. After you eat, be sure to hang out at the bar and taste world class wine, beer and whiskey.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food and service are top notch. Our server could not have been any better.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Changed over the year. High end pricing. Tables were's even covered with linen. More tbales packed in so its lost its ambience.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Service, food, and drinks are all top notch! It's a high-end restaurant without the high-end pretentiousness. Definitely not someplace I'd go for dinner regularly, just because it's a bit pricey, but definitely an amazing special occasion place. The bar area is great to just pop in for some apps and cocktails, too. Great whiskey selection and wine list. I'm never disappointed when I go here!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Really enjoyed our waitress. Very engaging

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We always have a great experience at Niche, and our server, Jeffery, is a delight! He is very knowledgeable and helpful when ordering. Love it!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Friends Birthday

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Niche always hits the mark - flawless!

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Although limited menu options, the charm and ambiance is one of the best in the area. Food and service are always exceptional.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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