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Chicago Tribune's Phil Vettel gives Waterleaf a 3-star Review
There are hidden gems, and then there are hidden gems. Waterleaf restaurant, for instance, isn’t a good restaurant where one wouldn’t expect to find it; it’s a good restaurant tucked away where you’d never think to look for it. Read PDF of Chicago Tribune article.


Inn at Water's Edge and Waterleaf Restaurant on 190 North
The award-winning "190 North" showcases the hippest, trendiest lifestyles and entertainment stories around! You never know what to expect from multi-talented host Janet Davies.

Janet takes viewers on a tour of the Inn at Water’s Edge, and talks with guests about their experience. She also give viewers a behind the scenes look at the Waterleaf Restaurant.

The episode aired on ABC channel 7. View video>

Waterleaf is an Open Table Diner's Choice winner!


Waterleaf earns a second Wine Spectator Award
For the second consecutive year, Waterleaf received a prestigious “2013 Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator’s comprehensive World’s Best Wine Lists has been compiled annually by the magazine since 1981.


Crain’s Chicago Business gives Waterleaf 3 Stars!


Waterleaf earns a Reader's Choice Award in Glancer Magazine for best "Restaurant for Dinner"


Naperville Magazine Review
View a PDF of the Naperville Magazine review of Waterleaf Restaurant.


Yelp Elite Gives Waterleaf 5 Stars!


Culinary luminaries lend their light to fine dining at Waterleaf in Glen Ellyn "Best Overall" designation
Waterleaf has the “Best Overall” designation from for restaurants in the west suburbs. In addition, the new fine-dining establishment received “Best Ambience” and “Best Service” recognition by the dining and foodie website. Learn more>

Sun-Times Declares Waterleaf “Hidden Gem”
Waterleaf garnered a three-star “Excellent” rating in a recent Chicago Sun-Times restaurant review. COD’s fine-dining establishment is described as a “culinary treasure” and “a classy newcomer” to the western suburbs, featuring high-quality fare, top-notch service and a plush ambiance. Read PDF of Sun-Times article.