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Valentine’s Day Dinner 2019

Our special Valentine’s menu will be offered

Thursday February 14 through Sunday February 17, 2019.

Voted “Most Romantic Restaurant”

Dinner Menu

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Mira Winery, Napa Wine Dinner in Atwater’s

Mira Winery, Napa Dinner in Atwater’s October 25, 2018

We are excited to welcome Mira Wines to Atwater’s. This will be a spectacular evening!

Call Atwater’s directly for reservations 630.208.8920

Best of the West 2018

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Easter Brunch 2018

Join us in Atwater’s restaurant, located in the lobby of the Herrington Inn & Spa, for Easter.  Our Easter Brunch Specials along with our Sunday Brunch Menu will be offered.

A  perfect way to celebrate the day.

Enjoy views of the courtyard, Fox River, and the lovely, relaxing décor of Atwater’s.

Plated Brunch will be offered from 10:00am to 2:00pm on April 1, 2018

To secure reservations please call 630-208-8920.



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Mother’s Day 2018

Join us on Sunday May 13th for Mother’s Day Brunch in Atwater’s.  Our plated Sunday Brunch menu  is a wonderful relaxing way to spend time with Mom.  Join us on our patio (weather permitting) and take in the views of our courtyard and the Fox River.  Don’t forget about our Gazebo offering private dining for up to 8 people right on the Fox River (rental will apply).  Check back for brunch specials.

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Louis Latour Wine Dinner

The Herrington Inn & Spa in Geneva Illinois is honored to announce an extraordinary wine dinner featuring the wines of Louis Latour on Thursday September 21, 2017. The evening begins with a 6:30pm reception in the European styled lobby lounge of the inn, followed by a 6 course seated dinner in Atwater’s Restaurant. Each course expertly paired with Louis Latour wines including Grand cru and Premier cru selections.

“We look forward to showcasing the talent of our culinary team and their ability to develop flavors and textures that complement some of most famous and highest rated wines in the world.” Stated Paul Ruby General Manager of the AAA Four Diamond Herrington Inn & Spa. “I am anxious to enjoy what happens when great food and wine are perfectly paired” Guests of honor for this special event are Bernard Retornaz, President of Louis Latour Inc and Linda Hinton, Central Regional Manager Louis Latour Inc.

Seating is very limited and reservations are required and can be made by calling 630-208-8920, the cost is $150 per person plus tax and gratuity; the menu will be finalized soon. Special guest room rates are also available.

2017 Louis Latour Dinner Menu

About Louis Latour Inc

Louis Latour Inc is the subsidiary of Maison Louis Latour in Beaune, France and has imported wines since 1985. Maison Louis Latour was established in 1797 and has been passed from father to son for 11 generations. Today, Maison Louis Latour owns around 125 acres in 21 appellations of the Cote d’Or and is the largest owner of Premier and Grand Crus Vineyards. Louis Latour Cooperage is an integral part of the winemaking process with over 3,000 hand-crafted barrels, half of which are exported to North America and Australia. or 415.479.4616

About the Herrington Inn & Spa

The Herrington Inn, Geneva IL is located on the FoxRiver offering 61 elegant individually appointed guest rooms complete with private balconies, fireplaces and luxurious baths with whirlpool tubs. The Pump House offers unique event and meetings space. Atwater’s Restaurant serves American Cuisine seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Spa at the Herrington is open to the public seven days a week offering spa body treatments. or 630.208.7433

Contact Lisa Landers, CMP for more information 630.444.8413 or


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Restaurant Week 2018

We are excited to announce we will be participating again in Chicago’s Restaurant week! Dine with us in Atwater’s from January 26th through February 8th. When making a reservation please mention you would like to have the Restaurant Week menu. We will be offering a lunch pre fixe menu at $22 and dinner menus at $33 and $44 options.

Lunch Menu $22

Dinner Menu $33

Dinner Menu $44

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The Gazebo

The Ultimate Private Dining Experience in Geneva, IL

Directly on the waterfront and centered in our picturesque courtyard, our Gazebo offers the finest private dining in the entire area.  It has heat and air conditioning.

It is the perfect location for two to eight guests. Advance reservations are required, and a rental fee applies.

The Herrington’s Executive Chef Kevin Gillispie will customize a menu to create a truly memorable fine dining experience for your special occasion.


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History of Atwater’s

Voted most romantic Geneva, IL restaurant.  Come and experience fine dining on the water front!

Our restaurant is built on land that is rich in the history of Geneva, IL.

Mr. John Atwater was one of Geneva’s first settlers. When Abraham Lincoln was president, Atwater arrived in Geneva to build his homestead with his wife and three children. He made his fortune with an invention. His name is still on a patent filed with the U.S. Patent Office for a “rifled projectile” that was widely used by Union forces during the Civil War.

When Atwater and his family arrived in Geneva, they purchased two parcels totaling 41 acres at a cost of $16,700, and their home was built on a site near The Herrington Inn & Spa.

The property Atwater purchased included some mineral springs, which were abundant along the Fox River in those days. To this day, these mineral springs run underneath The Herrington Inn & Spa, and Atwater’s Restaurant. During the summer, the mineral springs were a popular gathering spot for many town members and were thought to improve health.  It was the early settler’s version of a day spa in Geneva.

Due to the popularity of the springs on his property, Mr. Atwater considered the feasibility of building an elegant hotel in the vicinity of the spring.  He envisioned a resort in the Chicago area for those traveling to the city and still enjoy the fresh country air.

It appears that Atwater never followed through on that initial idea, but almost a century later in 1993 it was realized by local developer Kent Shodeen.

Shodeen envisioned, designed and built The Herrington Inn & Spa around the original flagstone of the Rock Springs Creamery. Mr. Shodeen also made sure that John Atwater’s name was not forgotten. The AAA Four Diamond Herrington Inn & Spa owner opened several Geneva, IL restaurants, and it is the elegant, fine dining restaurant in the hotel that was named “Atwater’s” over twenty years ago to honor one of Geneva’s first settlers.

Current fine dining enthusiasts enjoy the eclectic, regional cuisine that our culinary team creates collaborative menu items. The menus here offer, Atwater’s outdoor dining in Geneva, and private dining in the beautiful Gazebo on the water front.

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Herrington Breakfast Package

Breakfast is the most important meal of day. The Herrington in currently offering a Rise & Shine Package that includes breakfast in Atwater’s for Sundays & Thursdays. Start your day off right with breakfast in our gorgeous riverfront restaurant Atwater’s. Overnight accommodations are included in our Courtyard Balcony & River Front guest rooms.

Our breakfast menu offers your morning favorites. One including the classic Farmer’s Eggs Benedict. Choose from five different styles on how its prepared including lox and argula or pulled pork with onion straws.

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