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15 South River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134
+1 630-208-8920
07:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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320 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you want a special night out this is it! great views. excellent and developed menu. wear a jacket and take the wife out for a great night!

Thank Troy G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and atmosphere at Atwater's are the best in the Fox Valley area. We were there for my husband's birthday. There was a birthday card on the table when we arrived. They were able to accommodate our dietary restrictions without sacrificing quality or taste. The food was beyond delicious. Highly recommend this for couples or small groups. A little... More 

Thank Christine B
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, we were quite lucky in that we had the place to ourselves and were the only ones in the restaurant. I am not sure if that upped the service level but we felt pretty special. A full but limited menu but the offerings are just great. My wife and I both had steak and while I always order medium... More 

Thank Gunshycanuck
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at Atwaters on a Monday night. There was a group of 10 earlier in the evening that was finishing up by the time we arrived. Once they left we were spoiled by a private dinner in a beautiful setting with wonderful wait staff. The wine list was nice and we found a... More 

Thank Laurel H
Lake Mary, Florida
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98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I love this historic dining room, old world elegance overlooking the Fox River. White tablecloth service is outstanding. Staff knows what they are serving, what they are doing and how to do it right which can be rare these days. I honestly think the prices are so reasonable as I have paid alot more $$$ for less service and less... More 

Thank traderchick
Avon, Connecticut
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192 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Visited Geneva with a small group and we chose Atwater's for dinner. It was a great choice. The food was outstanding. There are so many great options and you really can't go wrong with any.

Thank Preston1884
Geneva, Illinois
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Dinner in the gazebo at Herringtons. Romantic setting right on the river, with patio seating outside too. Excellent food, excellent service

Thank ThankfulLife
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Such a nice spot with white table cloth service and food that is different than your everyday spot. I go here for a special event or if I want to impress the one I am with.

Thank danl32
West Chicago, il
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We went for our anniversary, wanted to have a nice fancy dinner. First, it's a small room of maybe 20 tables. Looks elegant, candles and fireplace. But it was incredibly hard to hear, maybe because of the high ceiling. There were only 3 or 4 other tables seated but it took almost a half hour to order and get our... More 

Thank Sara M
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Atwaters gazebo at the Herrington Inn on the Fox River is perfect for a small party in a beautiful setting. The private serving staff Hal & Amanda were wonderful, food and drinks fantastic, and the sunset made for a wonderful evening for my daughters 40th birthday. The staff even suggested taking some family group pictures for us to remember... More 

Thank Carole G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
American, Seafood, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 South River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-208-8920
Fine dining on the waterfront at this gem, tucked inside the Herrington Inn & Spa.

Al fresco dining in season. Serves three meals daily, open 365 days per year.

Advance reservations highly recommended

Private waterfront Gazebo for 8 guests is also available.

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South Elgin, Illinois
Bengaluru, India
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?