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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings

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Maryland crab fritters
with brie & citrus aioli
Hudson Valley foie gras
Rhubarb sautéed port reduction served with brioche toast points
Rillettes of White Marble Farms pork
grilled crostini, cornichons, candied red onions
Italian cheese plate
Capretta Sardinian, goat’s milk, Sardinia, Taleggio, cow’s milk, Lombardy, Pinna Brigante, sheep’s milk, Sardinia
Domestic cheese plate
Cypress Grove Humboldt fog, goat’s milk, Humboldt County, California, Widmer 6 year aged cheddar, cow’s milk, Wisconsin, Carr Valley ménage, cow, sheep, & goat’s milk, Carr valley, Wisconsin
Charcuterie board
featuring chef’s selections
Tomato basil bisque
with goat cheese mousse
Atwater’s salad
caramelized onions,‏ raspberries, Sonoma goat cheese, toasted pistachios, & raspberry champagne vinaigrette
Roasted beet carpaccio
feta cheese, fennel confit, orange tarragon vinaigrette
Caesar salad
romaine leaves, red onions, croutons, white anchovies, & parmesan cheese
Roulade of spring hare with ginger carrot puree
Andouille, sautéed fiddlehead fern & wild mushrooms, wild raspberry glacé
Ash crusted heart of aged beef strip loin with sauce bordelaise
Chevere corn pudding, grilled radicchio
Plum-glazed breast of pheasant, braised white asparagus
Wild mushroom compote, blackberry glacé
Herb grilled filet of angus beef
Gruyère whipped Yukon potato with black garlic confit, grilled asparagus, demi glaze
Maple Leaf Farms roast leg of duck stuffed with foie gras
Cara Cara orange reduction, fennel pollen, smoked heritage potatoes
Pan seared Mediterranean sea bass served whole, with pickled ramps
Wisconsin wild rice, roasted pepper emulsion, artichoke crisp
Grilled loin of ahi tuna
Heirloom sauce Vierge, arugula fennel citrus salad
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.
US$20 - US$60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, International
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While staying at the Herrington Hotel, we enjoyed a lovely lunch in the restaurant. The service & food was excellent. Generous portions & very high quality food. Terrific view of the river while dining.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank pamt211
Reviewed 13 February 2019

My Client was staying at The Herrington Inn so perfect spot to take her to dinner. Weather was bad so she didnt have to step outside at all. Michael was our server and his assistant Diego was always there if we needed something. Both are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jacquie H
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

We almost didn't stay because of the very limited menu but let me tell you, damn I'm glad we did. Unfortunately there wasn't any chicken dishes so I decided to try something new (so not the norm for me). First I had the butternut soup....More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank CocoTheresa84
Reviewed 23 January 2019

I grew up in Geneva, and the last time I enjoyed dinner at Atwater's was more than two decades ago. My three colleagues and I really enjoyed the meal. The food was very well prepared and presented, the service was excellent, the pacing was spot...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MichaelTheWanderer
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

First time dining @ Atwater's. Pricey, but the gourmet food was excellent. You definitely get what you pay for. Very quaint and intimate setting. Perfect for couples.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank faron76
Reviewed 19 November 2018

My husband and I have eaten at Atwater's before, and have enjoyed it every time. The quality of food and service continue. My husband had salmon, which he said was the best he's had. I am a vegan, and the chef was more than accommodating....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MD060703
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Very reasonably priced breakfast. This is definitely NOT a greasy breakfast joint. The food is fresh and beautifully displayed. The atmosphere is wonderful. Many people come for lunch or dinner, but don't overlook a yummy fresh and very reasonably priced breakfast.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 13 November 2018

I have previously reviewed Atwater’s after having had several breakfasts there. Recently, my wife and I had the good fortune of having dinner there – twice, actually, in about a month’s time. To delve into all the details of both dinners would take a great...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 4 October 2018

By far, one of the best places in the western suburbs. Atwater's in in the Herrington Hotel in Geneva, IL, on the waterfront and it is a charming hotel and restaurant. The food is exceptional and a wide variety to choose from.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GiaXenakis
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

6 friends gathered for a delightful Sunday breakfast here at Atwater’s. Our #1 pick in the Fox Valley tri- cities for breakfast with a beautiful view! The dining room is elegant and the food was fabulous! All of us enjoyed our choices. Beautiful in every...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ronnykimmy
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10 September 2016|
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Response from robinhR1580NJ | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are, look at The Herrington website. See if it is on there.
Radhika S
26 June 2015|
Response from logwes | Property representative |
Our typical response is business casual. Jackets are not required. The atmosphere is upscale but not pretentious.
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