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The Walrus Room, Geneva, IL

The Walrus Room

4.7
4.7
204 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Walrus Room is a supper club of sorts . A premier fine dining experience in downtown Geneva. From fresh seafood and locally farmed produce to heritage breed pork and prime beef. The Walrus room presents an eclectic seasonal menu along with fantastic one of a kind cocktails, local craft beer options and a carefully curated wine selection. Come enjoy the intimate atmosphere and experience service that is second to none in the Fox Valley. Whether celebrating with friends and family or out for a date night, The Walrus Room delivers with great food, drinks service and atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (630) 881-7557
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Geneva
  • Cross street
    5th st.
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 204 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West Suburbs

    Best Service

  • West Suburbs

    Contemporary American

204 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best fish fry I’ve ever had. Gourmet in its approach. Drinks were perfect as well.

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  2. jefft

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The fish fry was excellent and the breading on the fish was just right.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The trout is always delicious. The special of salmon in curry sauce was excellent. We consistently have high quality delicious food and drinks when we eat here. Zach did a great job waiting on us and was very attentive to our needs. When the restaurant is busy, it’s hard to hear our conversation, but that’s my only complaint, and it doesn’t stop us from returning frequently!

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  4. AmandaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and excellent ambiance! Perfect date night spot!

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  5. Jimmy

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining at the Walrus Room and definitely won't be the last. Great assortment of dinner items and spectacular service. We loved it.

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  6. JMH1855

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food-Very Good, worth the price Staff-Attentive without being over bearing. Very kind and helpful Ambiance-Restaurant itself is very cool, but they could work on their seating choices. Putting people dressed nicely on a date by iPad kids in football jerseys isn’t ideal. It’s alright though everyones gotta eat. Would eat here again for sure.

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  7. BillW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I know I'm being picky but when the menu says Roasted Vegetables, they should in fact be roasted not steamed. The steamed veggies I got tasted like they were from a microwave bag of veggies. Mushy.

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  8. ScottM

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed my visit, this was not my first time there. It was a nice albeit a little cold in the dinning area. But the drinks are great, the staff excellent and the food creative, fun, and tasty. I wish my pork chop was maybe a hair more done, but it was cooked all the way through. This place is an excellent choice for a nice night out

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish fry- greasy; nothing special; everything needs to be special for the price!

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  10. ClaireM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the controlled noise level … so nice to be able to talk with the people you’re dining with. The food is spectacular!

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  11. SusanB

    Hawaii

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining in Walrus Room. It’s beautifully decorated. Service was outstanding. My husband and I both got the fish fry and it was one of the best ever. Salad, veggies and mashed potatoes. It was a huge portion. Definitely will be back! Nice bar area and really nice ambience. Would ask for a table in back as on the front was loud!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a lovely time celebrating my birthday yesterday at the Walrus room. Melinda was a fabulous server and the ambiance was so lovely. A unique blend of Wisconsin supper club meets Alice in Wonderland and a dash of art deco ambiance.❤️

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  13. Flatulentvandal

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal. Quality seafood. Trout and Scallops were both terrific. Solid service and beverage program. Will happily return.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Great cocktails and best rips ever. ( go on Thursdays)

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  15. MaryB

    Pittsburgh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn’t been to the restaurant in awhile, and we’re so glad we finally made it back on a bitter cold night in January. The restaurant is so cozy and inviting. The Coq au Vin is such good comfort food, and the lobster pasta was delicious! We’ll be back soon.

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  16. Thrill59

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance - Tiny parking lot. Staff was very nice and knowledgeable. A great date night with my wife!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A visit to the Walrus Room is always a pleasant experience. The food is delicious, the staff are friendly and helpful. The cost is a bit on the high side but well worth it.

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  18. HannahL

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Melinda was fantastic! Apps were great! The shrimp is a must try!

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  19. MikeK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a perfect meal there. Great food and great service.

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  20. OzLO

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I came in with a friend. Although living in the Tri-Cities, she had never been to Walrus Room before. The food and drinks were wonderful and she said it's now a new favorite for her. Our server, Melinda, was very attentive and personable! She did a great job making us feel welcome and informed of all the dishes and specials. The only negative, and it's minor, was that the corner in was upfront and against the brick wall. It was very drafty. I realize it is an older building so it comes with the territory. That really was the only negative we commented on throughout dinner.

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  21. PhilJ

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friday night Fish! Always fabulous! This time even better!

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  22. Mysticreader

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. Excellent service and food. A bit pricey, however, and parking can be difficult.

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  23. LoveSteak

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy dinner and drinks here! Everything is exceptional every time

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  24. Spospo

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great new years Eve pre fixe menu. The food was excellent and the cocktails were delicious!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The walrus room is an amazing experience. Went for our wedding anniversary and Chef Marshall was so nice and came out to congratulate us and present a wonderful bottle of champagne (our in laws surprised us with). Made the night! We go here every time we want to celebrate. Start for a drink at the Alchemist and then dinner at the Walrus room. 👏👏👏

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Usually the food and service is excellent. This time not sure what happened. Still a nice night we will be back.

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  27. tomw

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. We initially we seated in the bar area and they were gracious about moving us to main dinning on a busy Saturday night. We had an appetizer to share and Saturday Steak special, Salmon Almondine and Scallops. The entrees were spectacular, worth the money. Melinda, our server, was attentive and delightful. When she found out we we celebrating our 53 anniversary, the Walrus Room, comped it. We just found our new favorite restaurant in Geneva.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Our food was delicious, classic and masterful. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. My only complaint would be the tight parking, but it really wasn’t much to complain about. We will be back.

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  29. Zuppalover

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kris our server was extraordinary- friendly, competent and knowledgeable. Our fish fry dinner was top notch- we know great fish fries since we lived in Wisconsin for most of our lives. Dine here- you won’t be disappointed!

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  30. ScottC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happened to find this place while looking for restaurants to celebrate a special occasion, and we’re glad we did! Food was wonderful, wine selection was great and the server was friendly, helpful, fast and noted our special occasion when we sat down. We appreciated the quieter vibe on the day after Christmas, the cozy but modern ambience and the candlelit table for two. Definitely recommend.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe because it was the day after Christmas. The restaurant was cold. My daughter’s strip stake was medium raw. Asked for medium. Otherwise food was just ok.

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  32. NancyH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizers were great and came out quick. The entree pork chop was very good . Scallops were like heaven and the crème brûlée just made the whole experience wonderful.

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  33. LauraK

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every time I visit my home turf I bring my family here. The food is outstanding, the drinks are amazing, and the staff is lovely.

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  34. MarkK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Old Fashioned was not my favorite. Good service.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pound for pound one of the very best restaurants in Geneva! John at the bar is a real craftsman, flawless cocktails. Food is always fist class! We love the ambiance. Walrus Room has been one of our favorites for years and they have never missed. Consistent Cuisine, Cocktails, and Service always at the highest standard. Very highly recommended A.N. - Geneva

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  36. JoanR

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always the food was excellent but the noise level in the large room made it hard to converse with each other

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  37. BobG

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both my wife and I got sick . This was the only thing we ate

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  38. JoeC

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really great. recommend the Sherry Mushroom appetizer and the walleye was fabulous. Trout also really good. Very enjoyable evening and meal. We will return.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food served by an attentive waitstaff in beautiful ambience.

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  40. FoodHaxor

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening! Excellent food and drinks. Great Atmosphere.

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FAQs

The Walrus Room offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 881-7557.

The Walrus Room is rated 4.7 stars by 204 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Walrus Room

415 W State St Ste 105, Geneva, IL 60134-2157

Additional information

  • Cross street
    5th st.
  • Neighborhood
    Geneva
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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