Niche began its story ten years ago when the historic post office in picturesque downtown Geneva was transformed into a space to bring the community a new source of culinary enlightenment.
The response to our quest was well received and encouraged the evolving staff to continually strive for perfection. Delving farther into the traditions of the Earth’s diverse cultures, our goal is to balance the exotic with the familiar. Global diversification of ideas and practices introduces guests to a whole new experience each time they dine with us. An accompaniment to our rotating menu ranging from Small Plates to well orchestrated Entrees is an impressive list of carefully selected beer, wine, and spirits.
Located within a short stroll from the Geneva train station along the bustling 3rd St. shopping corridor, it is easy to understand why we are a must stop destination. Step inside to feel the comforting environment that encompases a cozy bar and spacious yet quaint dining space. Eclectic individuality adorns the walls and is given in every handshake and hello from the learned, dedicated workers here. Family is not just important to us, it is everything to us.
Niche would not be what is today without our driving force in the kitchen. Platings of awe-inspiring creations arrive at your table and instantly stimulate all of your senses. Focused on stocking only the freshest and conscientiously sourced ingredients, Chef and his team construct delights inspired by the meals found on the tables of households in the farthest regions.
Curating a beverage list that is astonishing to all facets of connoisseurs is not easy, but our team is up to it. From the finest limestone soils of France to the luscious hand-farmed silt of the Midwest, our meticulously chosen selection can’t be beat. Personal relationships with award-winning breweries, sourcing nearly unattainable whiskey, and stocking coveted wines while offering a consistently updated by the glass selection ensures there is something here for every palate.
We hope to see you soon!
-THE niche team
2018 Check, Please recommended
2018 Great Bourbon Bar of America
2015 Open Table Diners’ Choice
2014 Open Table Diners’ Choice
2013 Open Table Diners’ Choice, Open Table
Best American Food, Western Suburbs
Best Overall, Western Suburbs
Best Ambiance, Western Suburbs
Best Service, Western Suburbs
Notable Wine List, Western Suburbs
Romantic, Western Suburbs
Special Occasion, Western Suburbs
Best of 2012, Open Table
Best Restaurant: Romantic (Honorable Mention)
West Suburban Living Magazine: Best of the West 2011
2010 and 2011 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for our wine list
Award of Unique Distinction from Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2006 & 2007 for our 240-bottle, all American wine list!
Great Dining 2007 in Chicago Magazine for 124 Best Dishes featuring our unparalleled, savory frog legs!
Chicago Magazine: Top 20 New Restaurants of 2006
Time Out! Chicago Magazine’s Best Things We Ate This Year for our unforgettable butterscotch pudding
Chicago Tribune: 3 Stars from critic Phil Vettel
WGN Radio: 18 out of 18 from critic Sherman Kaplan
Kane County Chronicle Reader’s Choice Awards
in 2006 and 2007 “best fine dining”
Photography by Jeff Cagle