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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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4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

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4.3

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (40)
Romantic (39)
Special Occasion (38)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Good for a Date (36)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
Worth the Drive (27)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Bar Seating (23)
Great Beer (22)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (16)
Local Ingredients (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Seasonal (11)
Casual (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 10, 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 31, 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 29, 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 29, 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 21, 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 20, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 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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·Dined on December 20, 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 17, 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 17, 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 16, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Consistently wonderful. My family has been here several times, with no disappointments. Tonight, I brought my staff for a Christmas celebration, and everything was fantastic.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

To dine at Niche requires a desire to be part of a culinary experiment. The menu was so unique and unusual that there was literally only one item on it that my wife and I like. The rest seem to have been added without regard to patrons, just to demonstrate how "creative" chefs an be. WE will not be back. In addition, the seating was cramped. AND, like the food menu, the liquor selection carried almost NO standards. Who offers scotch whiskey and doesn't include at least a couple vintages of Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, and/or Balvenie? So all-in-all, this was a disappointment. I won't be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant and whenever we go here we know we will be treated great and have the best food and drinks in the area. We love Niche!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was amazing, from the appetizers through desserts! Wow! Great staff, again, from bartender, waiter and a very responsive water pouring young man named Charlie. We brought the other two couples here having such a great experience our first time. They now love it as much as we do.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Try the barrel aged manhattan! You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Another fabulous meal at Niche. Should go more often as they never disappoint. Butternut squash soup with Pommegranite was great blend of flavors. The filet speacial was prepared to perfection and melted in the mouth. Wife had Scallops that were on spot with nice carmelized out side and moist inside. Beautiful bottle of Bordeaux for a very good price and even though there was cake at home had to grab the Cotton Candy. Yes that’s right! Back to childhood with flavors I never had in this wispy sugary delight!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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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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