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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
10:30 PM
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Waterleaf Restaurant - Glen Ellyn

4.7
80 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Waterleaf, located in the college's Culinary & Hospitality Center, is a dining experience that offers real-life training to Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Restaurant Management students. Patrons will experience students' culinary creativity, utilizing fresh regional and seasonal ingredients. Guests will also appreciate the students' attentive service. It is one of the western suburbs' hidden gems.



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Limited seating is available at each event. Reservations are required and may be made until an event is sold out.

Regional American Lunches:
Thursdays & Fridays, 11:15, 11:30 & 11:45 seatings

International Cuisine Dinner Seatings:
Select Wednesdays: 7:00PM seating

Contemporary Cuisine Dinner Seatings :
Select Thursdays, 6:00, 6:15 and 6:30PM seatings
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Phone number
(630) 942-2284
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park or Lambert
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Parking details
Park closest to the Culinary & Hospitality Center which is located on the North East corner of The College of DuPage campus. Approch the gate and it will open for you which will allow you to enter the reserved parking lot for the Waterleaf Restaurant Patrons.
Additional
Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 80 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.8
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CarolineM (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

the restaurant is only open on Tuesday nights and for lunch. I can't recommend it because it is almost impossible to get reservations.

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AnnetteK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The culinary students at College of DuPage really do a great job. The food is delicious and the service is great. You have several choices for soup, salad, main dish and desert. You can also have wine with dinner. Great place for lunch or dinner.

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mhvmk (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

wonderful valentine alternate night out, I love the students professionalism

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Upscale restaurant with affordable prices. This is my fourth time eating at Waterleaf and have enjoyed all of my visits there. Hope to get my Red Hats group there soon for a nice outing.

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vipgreatforlunch (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The new semester has started and the food, service and ambiance continues in the same excellent manner we have come accustomed to.

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FritzVisitors (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

Absolutely excellent food and wonderful hospitality. We enjoy being able to dine in beautiful atmosphere and if you wish interact with the culinary students. This restaurant is a true gem.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

The dessert was dry but otherwise, it was a great meal.

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Jimmyb (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Food is very good. Excellent value for money. First rate ambiance including exterior views from dining room

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

I love that you can have a conversation in this lovely restaurant and be heard! Also, the food was fantastic, especially the amuse-bouche and the pumpkin soup!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

We have dined here for years. The students try so hard. It is always a fun evening.

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