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Waterleaf - CLOSED

425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6708
+1 630-942-6881
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“program” (8 reviews)
“students” (11 reviews)
“college” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6708
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Waterleaf is the restaurant where students in the culinary programs at College of DuPage practice their crafts. They are open only at select times during the semesters, so you'd need to make a reservation far in advance. It was worth the wait! Fine dining at...More

Thank Siouxbee74
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I am a student at COD. I would take this time to point out that Waterleaf in the past was run by an OUTSIDE organization. This changes spring 2016. Also several people have mentioned that it was closed when they went there. Yes. This is...More

2  Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

This college fine dining restaurant was a vanity program of the former president of the College of Dupage, who made great use of it. It ran up huge losses for the taxpayers and has been closed.

Thank Ledyard
Reviewed 14 October 2015

The College of DuPage Culinary School however, still operates a small cafe' in the same building. Sorry to see Waterleaf go, but I think the taxpayers were making up the difference due to poor business.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is located next to Inn at Water Edge and we had dinners here. The view is very serene and peaceful. The dinners were delicious and served beautifully. It was a nice complement to the hotel. Liked it very much.

Thank halmoni2015
Reviewed 9 September 2015

The food here was excellent...no question. Unfortunately their ability to serve me successfully with a gluten free menu was not quite so great. I am very careful to explain my needs and make sure that a restaurant can fulfill them prior to going. They assured...More

Thank Lovetotravel e
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch experience. * Great atmosphere. We had a nice table over looking a pond. Dining room with white table cloths was nicely decorated. * Friendly staff. Outstanding overall service from the moment we walked in the door. * Price point very...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The food was very good - I was expecting very good - we dine at fine restaurants often. What stood out was the service. Perhaps the best service can be described as "accommodates every need without interrupting - nearly invisible". That is how I would...More

Thank suryfam3
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Please read the review for Water's Edge with the knowledge that I wrote it about Waterleaf at College of DuPage, which is a great place and deserves guests despite the bad press because of the college president's bad decisions.

2  Thank irishiiis
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Chicago's MOCA suburb chapter had a lovely luncheon after viewing the College of DuPage art gallery. Superb service, nice wine selection and beautiful view of the water. I hidden gem people should consider for MAC art center pre-show dinners.

Thank Lisa W
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6708
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Glen Ellyn
  • Phone Number: +1 630-942-6881
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