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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (31)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
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Romantic (27)
Worth the Drive (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great Beer (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Authentic (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Business Meals (6)
Seasonal (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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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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vip
 (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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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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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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Absolutely the best food, best service, greatest selection of bourbon and most awesome staff ever. I love this place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

This place is a gem! Excellent food, creative chef with beautiful presentations and a wait staff that is personable attentive yet always respectful. If you want a downtown Chicago experience without the congestion, travel and expense. Try Niche.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Had Anniversary dinner there. The service was outstanding and food was very very good. Recommend the off the menu NY Strip Steak. Great wine/beer list. Reasonably quiet atmosphere, its a small restaurant. Bar area small but cozy. Service very attentive, no request was too small. I have seen some reviews stating an older crowd, but there were children and young adults in the restaurant when I was there. A good mix but mainly 30+. Pricey, but you should expect that from this quality restaurant. Bill + tip came to $180 but I just returned from Paris and spent that much on inferior meals with bad service. Give it a try. A good local restaurant with superb food, drink and service. Weeknites are best for getting a reservation. I was there on a Saturday and by 6:30 it was full......

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Delicious and inventive cuisine, knowledgeable waiters, and a lot of fun.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very creative menu selections; all made by a master chef. Nothing is quite as you think, but when the entree comes, you will pleasantly surprised by the creativity and ingredients in every bite. If you are looking for something different, this is it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Really a great place...exceptional food average service....our server was knowledgeable and made recommendations... but seemed overbooked with tables... it was obvious that other tables got more attention than we did.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

So we have been to Niche 2x in one week. We've had the bison, monkfish, swordfish and New York strip steak between us and each meal was delicious. The creamed corn soup is amazing. The Brussel sprouts are second to none and the bourbon cherries for dessert were incredible as well. If you like old fashioned's then take your pick! I have to say that I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. We had Jeffrey and Carley as servers and both were very professional and delightful. My husband and I highly recommend Niche.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Steve was our waiter and was fantastic. We enthusiastically savored our every bite of swordfish and bison. We feel this chef is creative, artistic, and obviously has a sense of humor. We ordered the sausage plate appetizer and it had pork rinds on it which we often munch on when we travel in the car. We were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary and Steve made it quite special.

Our plan is to frequent this wonderful place and try everything on the menu. I would give the food 4 stars!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our experience was fantastic, from start to finish! We were celebrating a friends birthday and they went out of their way to take care of her and make her feel special!
The food was wonderful and our server was even better! I would definitely recommend and go back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was mediocre. Good drink selection. Ambience was just average and a bit cold. We visited in the summer, might give it another try in the winter.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Everything is always wonderful. The service is very pampering. Niche is a gem 😊❤️

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The Food was OK but not great and for the money not worth it. Service was not great for a high end place. I ordered a beer and the server looked at me a little funny and when I got it the beer was so sour it was almost undrinkable, If the bee was that sourer I wish he would have said something. I do not think we would go back here.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

We went for our anniversary and had a perfect, well-timed, scrumptious dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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