Niche

14 S Third
Geneva, IL
630-262-1000
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Description

Chris Ayukawa’s vibrant take on contemporary American cuisine results in an intriguing mélange of tradition and flair. What the menu lacks in focus—honey-guajillo fried chicken shares space with basil-butter potato ravioli—it makes up for in creativity. Try the almond pesto flatbread with pork belly, the pan-seared corvina paired with truffle gravy, or a backyard barbecue spin on grilled monkfish, featuring a sweet-sour jolt of basil vinaigrette, shrimp gremolata, and saffron yogurt. A quality wine list and smart desserts—especially the malted milk shake torte—make Niche a sophisticated white-tablecloth destination.

Reviewed

Dishes We Liked

Housemade brioche 
with blackberry currant jam and whipped butter ($7), honey-guajillo fried chicken with aged cheddar mac and cheese ($9), pan-seared corvina with root vegetable risotto ($29.50), milk shake torte with root beer ice cream ($8)

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Additional Information

Rating:
Price: $40-$49
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Neighborhood: Suburban West
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D Tue-Sun.