Water's Edge

3.3
14 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Kick back and relax at Hearth Lounge and the outdoor lakeside patio, where cozy seating and superb cocktails complement intimate gatherings as easily as larger groups. Choose from cozy fireside seating in our Chicago suburb bar or enjoy the gorgeous views of our private lake.

Hearth Lounge offers a taste of Chicago suburban nightlife at its best. Enjoy a weekend sports game on our new big screen TV's.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 14 people are saying
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3.6
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3.8
ambience
3.5
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MegW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My bad for not thoroughly reading the reviews, but the profile on open table was a bit misleading. This is not a restaurant with brunch, but rather the breakfast area of a hotel. There is no way our reservation could have been accommodated had they been busy at the time.

Most of our group got the American breakfast plate which was fine, the Benedict, however, was served cold with eggs overcooked to the extent that they were soft boiled.

Additionally, they sold us an espresso, never brought it out, then when we asked said the machine was down to be cleaned. Cleaning the machine is great, but it would make more sense to either tell your customer that when they try to order or to finish your orders first. The machine was not operational until we had finished our meal.

BS
vipBigSkyChick
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately, there’s nothing to tell because when we went to the restaurant it was closed. We didn’t have any idea why, and no one notified us of the closing. Not good from a customer service standpoint.

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Noambience
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We went in the evening, and sat outside, there was no lighting on the table, we had to use our phone to read menus. The food took a very long time to come out. Maybe I'll revisit during the day hours.

DB
vipDBdb
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The view, especially outside on the lake, is relaxing and scenic. There's swans swimming around and lots of trees. However the menu is (as often mentioned) quite limited - its basically hamburgers and few sandwiches. The fare is good, not great. The service is average, not particularly friendly. The cocktails are good, not special. If it were not for eating outside on the terrace enjoying a peaceful afternoon, the restaurant would actually be disappointing. If you go there, realize that its just (probably overpriced) lunch sandwiches in a pleasant setting.

PS
PaulaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Server Emmanuel was great! But something was going on in the kitchen. Waited waaaaay too long for our food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! The view was beautiful, food was delicious, service was great. The manager, Reggie was wonderful. Server Hose was very good. Just a great place to dine. Will definitely go again soon.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Water's Edge is the hotel cafe and bar, but given that the food and service were subpar. Drinks were on point.

JA
JoAnn
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Pre pandemic, I had gone to Water's Edge numerous times. The menu was much more varied and the food delicious.

This visit, the menu was vastly depleted. I was so disappointed there were no entrees; only sandwiches and appetizers. That would have been ok, but nothing looked amazing on the menu; only ordinary. Although we went for dinner, we decided on drinks and an appetizer; nachos. I have had better nachos at Taco Bell (no, I am not exaggerating). There were no jalapeños, the cheese was blah. They forgot the sour cream, although the host had to check the menu to make sure it said sour cream, which it did. We also saw a wait staff serving a nacho dish to another table and it did have sour cream. I have to give the host credit though because he did take the nachos off the bill.

There were very few people there. It was really sad and disappointing.

Hyatt needs to step it up, although hotel restaurant food typically isn't the best. In the past, as I stated, the food had been delicious (I don' remember if Hyatt owned it then).
The inside designs looks worn and dated, especially the rugs.

The view remains spectacular. This could again be an amazing spot, if Hyatt looked into this and took care of it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The food selection was very limited and felt like it’s fast food. We had to get up to go pay our bill. Once we got our food, no one checked if we were doing ok and if we needed anything else. The salmon was raw and I couldn’t find the server to let him know. It was understaffed for the amount of people that were there. It wasn’t worth the money I paid for.

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vipYorkgrad
Jackson Hole
89 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The bar area has great ambiance. The food is fine but the selection is lacking.

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Bassplyr
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vipbigjim
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I have very mixed emotions about Water's Edge. It is what is perhaps the most scenic restaurant in DuPage county. It is located in the Hyatt Lodge on the former McDonalds campus in Oakbrook. The restaurant itself overlooks a large pond (complete with swans) and a mostly wooded area. So much for the good parts. Water's Edge is literally a white table cloth restaurant. But also a restaurant where you have to order from the counter, and they bring you the food, kind of like Culver's. Apparently Water's Edge is only open for Breakfast/Brunch. Food wasn't bad but disappointing for the price. Service was friendly and helpful. I will certainly go back if they turn the place into a full service restaurant. The location and view will be worth it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant Mid century decor
Excellent food and service

BE
BertrinaE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The restaurant was closed when we had 9:30 reservations

FAQs

Water's Edge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (630) 218-5447.

Water's Edge is rated 3.3 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.