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Restaurant Picks for Geneva, IL

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kristenk76 Feb 8, 2009 07:22 AM

My sister and I are taking our mom to Geneva for a spa weekend for her birthday and are looking for restaurant ideas for dinner. Something nice, not too casual but not super fancy either. Any type of cuisine except asian. Any suggestions?

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  1. nsxtasy RE: kristenk76 Feb 8, 2009 08:21 AM

    You might want to look through the recommendations in these discussions:

    Geneva, IL rests? - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/464092

    Are these close to St Charles, Il? - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/521709

    Special Occasion reco needed in the Fox Valley area - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/479112

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      LikestoEatout RE: kristenk76 Feb 9, 2009 04:07 AM

      Just to update the links that nsxtasy provided here, Isabella's closed in early January. A few to add, Atwaters in the Herrington Inn offers seasonal fare much like Niche. In a more casual setting, we have been returning to Citizen Kane under the old Geneva Theater marque. It's basically pub grub but they have a chef that brings it up notches. The avocado jalepeno soup started out as a special but is now a regular item and stellar. So is the potato soup, there are usually 3 different ones. Everything is home made, the Reuben is big chunks of tender corned beef but there are surprises on the menu with quiches, polenta cakes and ever changing specials. Don't be turned off by the bar atmosphere.

      http://www.ckgeneva.com/home.htm

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        jan RE: LikestoEatout Feb 10, 2009 09:37 AM

        I'd like to second Citizen Kane, which LikestoEatout recommended to me months ago. I have now been there about 3 times in 2 months. And not only don't be turned off by the bar atmosphere, same with the exterior. We stared at the front for several minutes, and almost went someplace else. Glad we didn't!!!

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          nsxtasy RE: LikestoEatout Jun 3, 2010 08:49 AM

          Citizen Kane has closed.

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