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15 S River Ln, Geneva, IL 60134-2251
+1 630-208-8920
07:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
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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Avon, Connecticut
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192 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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33 reviews
14 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
Lockport, Illinois
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Fantastic Food, atmosphere, and service, are just three good reasons to visit Atwaters in the Herrington Inn in Geneva Illinois . The restaurant is small and cozy with beautiful views of the Inn's courtyard and the Fox River.The food was very good, with a nice presentation. The menu is on the small side but has something for everyone. The wine... More 

Thank Tom M
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Met friends for lunch & it was wonderful. Quaint setting. Great food. Great service. Was also very happy to hear that they recently purchased the old Mill Race Inn across the river. Whatever they do with it, I know they will bring something great back to Geneva.

Thank P J
Bettendorf, Iowa
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food here is great. We had a salad and a soup. She had the Sea Bass and I had the Red Snapper. The ambiance was quiet yet romantic. The wine list is very deep. We had two bottles. Panna Cotta for dessert was very tasty.

Thank craig S
Geneva, Illinois
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Once again, Atwater's exceeded all expectations. The service was impeccable and the meal was delicious. Highly recommend for a quiet dinner with a view of the Fox River.

Thank Stephanie D
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous lunch at Atwaters to celebrate birthdays with friends. They seated us outside on the patio next to the river. What a great view -- overlooking the garden area. The weather was perfect. I had red snapper with the Atwaters salad and my friends had the salmon. The food presentation was amazing; the food was exceptionally delicious and... More 

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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
USD 20 - USD 60
American, Seafood, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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 S River Ln, Geneva, IL 60134-2251
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?