Atwater's in The Herrington

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647 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Atwater's is a waterfront, intimate, fine dining experience in Geneva, IL. Our Executive Chef locally sources our menu and creates classical dishes with a modern touch. Our seasonal menu offers recipes that are nuanced to include ingredients that are at their peak of freshness. Atwater's offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. Enjoy beautiful water and courtyard views, private dining space, and al fresco dining on our patio in season. Atwater's offers afternoon tea quarterly. We are nestled within The Herrington Inn, which is also a wedding venue, boutique hotel, spa, and corporate meeting venue. Open to the public and hotel guests, 365 days.

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4.7
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vipDakota
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place around for brunch

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Anonymous
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a delightful evening we had. Beautiful location, beautiful weather, wonderful wait staff. The Atwater is truly a gem!

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KenFromIllinois
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Picked Atwater's for a couple reasons. It is upscale and the customers are pretty affluent. You won't generally find people who don't social distance. There were only 6 tables for four available and four were occupied by couples. There were a couple tables outside occupied by couples. The second reason is that the ambiance with a view of the river from the cozy dining room is fantastic. After being couped up under lockdown, this is great place for an escape. Might have been a little pricey, but it is the only place we've eaten at since March.

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

The restaurant and hotel was not very busy yet food and service were mediocre. Was celebrating a special event and left dinner hungry because my main entree was not cooked properly and waitstaff did not return to check on the temperature until dinner was nearly over. They did do their best to accommodate us and correct the issues that we experienced. I think have a lot of things they need to work on if they want to portray this restaurant as being fine dining. However, great location and ambience which was very nice.

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Birdie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely, traditional, intimate setting. The room is an octagon shape overlooking the river. We tried the "summer"soup which was very refreshing on a 95 degree day. My husband said the chef prepared his steak perfectly. The staff and waiter were very helpful and polite. It is perfect for a special dinner out.

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ToddH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Robert, our server, always pleasant and professional. Chef’s breakfasts are delicious. The view and dining room provide all the comforts of home.

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vipOktoberfest
Chicago
404 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

July 4th Sat 12pm reservations seated immediately. Restaurant was empty. Dined outside under an umbrella on the patio. Relaxing atmosphere overlooking the river. Ordered the shrimp ceviche good But too expensive for portion size. You may want to skip. Turkey club was good. Our waitress Suzanne was most attentive. Enjoyable lunch

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JamesC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was exceptional, the ambiance was great, small dining area with great view of the river. I had the walleye which was wonderful, my wife had the filet, well done that was not as tender as expected. They immediately brought her another steak, this time butterflied that was very tender. Went for our 49th anniversary, had a great time. Would recommend for a nice night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Janet made the evening start off well w her extra effort to brew tea and poured it over ice. Sounds easy, but the ice tea order took an out of the box scenario to execute. Food was very good. I had the filet ( melted in my mouth - med/ rare ). We ate outside.

Thank you for a pleasant experience and great food!

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vipJohnP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great. Tracy and Mike were very personable and attentive. Walleye was delicious. Vodka Martinis were fantastic.

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vipShirleyD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch. It felt like a mini vacation. Lovely ambiance overlooking garden and river. We both had the Dover Sole. Best I have had in years. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. So many places now try to pass off pacific sole, but this was the real thing. We will be back!

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome dining for our 1 year Anniversary. Food was delicious, and service was great!

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vipShannonS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first nice dinner since "stay at home" went into place. We were not disappointed, our service was fantastic, food was really great and the ambiance was so peaceful and pretty. Thank you Atwaters!!! We will definitely be back :)

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Roses
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classy restaurant with great food and a patio with the perfect view of the gardens and river.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Got there at two in the afternoon Open table, gave me the reservation restaurant was close

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great day to be outside and enjoy a great meal.

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Ashley
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, we can't wait to go back!

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winniem
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always so delightful in every way! Atwater’s has yet to disappoint! The open air seating at dinner was a nice change! And breakfast outside was delicious and so pleasant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow! What a romantic place! Val took such great care of us- perfect amount of time at the table. Such ambiance, quality, gracious hospitality from start to finish

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Geneva!!

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vipSarahR
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Covid adaptation we’ve seen so far. Atwaters is lucky to have French doors all around the dining room. They then ordered some nice screens. Food was great as always. They did condense the menu a bit, but plenty of great choices.

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JayV
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great restaurant with a professional staff and exceptional food. I’d recommend this to anyone.

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vipMrsNic
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It isn't often that you come this close to perfection. An extraordinary wedding anniversary dinner. Special occasion prices, but worth every penny.

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BobbyP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service. Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family in town visiting for the weekend and I wanted to show them a beautiful view of the river. We also live historic buildings. The dining room was elegant and we were sat right away with our reservation. We had a beautiful table with a view of the river by the window. We both ordered the Black Forest ham Benedict. The eggs were cooked perfectly-nice and oozy. We also tried a side of the corned beef hash extra crispy. Everything came out exactly as ordered and our beverages were kept refreshed. I would bring another guest for breakfast here.

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michaelr
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was very delicious and well prepared with exceptional service in a great atmosphere for adults only. Not a kid environment. Highly recommend

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BruceB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Atwater's and dine there every time we're in Geneva - always look forward to it.

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Whiskey12
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If Atwater’s doesn’t have a couple Michelin stars it would be a serious crime.

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SuzanneL
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I pick this place often because it is unique and the food and service are super, it makes you feel like you are miles away, they make you feel like you are very special, I found this place when I went for a massage and realized how wonderful it was so I choose this place whenever in the area!

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SeanO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a wonderful meal. Beautiful view of the river. Great service, Great ambiance. Spent the day wandering around Geneva. Capped it off with dinner and drinks at Atwater then spent the night at the Herrington. Perfect little weekend getaway. If you live in the city you can take the train out (station is just a 10 minute or so walk away.) Great change of pace

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JohnG
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very quaint resturant with exceptional food and service.

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frequentdiner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant, great food, and great service. Special thanks to the Chef!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentines Dinner was incredible

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vipMicheleF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent Food. Always great service. Perfect timing in presenting courses. Quiet relaxed atmosphere. Always my favorite place to dine. Try the Old Fashioned drinks. Very Good.

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vipPurplePeopleEater
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an incredible experience and excellent food for
Our annual Valentines Day celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Awful service. Not crowded either so I can’t understand how we were always waiting to order/for drinks/for ketchup/for the bill......

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PoMayo
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We went there for the restaurant week to try a new place and I would definitely recommand. The food is amazing and the service is very friendly. Tables are nicely dressed. Very warm atmosphere.

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vipronm
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and romantic ambiance! Service is attentive and prices are on the high end but worth it!

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PhyllisK
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A small charming restaurant with exceptional food. We went during Chicago's Restaurant Week, so the value was extra-special. There's no doubt we'll return.

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BC23
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A phenomenal setting, atmosphere, meal options and service in a suburban setting. Very difficult to leave without a smile. Hard to understand why the place doesn’t have a month long waiting list.

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