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Reviewed 2 February 2022 via mobile

First, It is a lovely structure with a cozy atmosphere, but more importantly the food was good as well as the glass of wine! The Sprimp & grits small plate was excellent and made a perfect size entree. Regarding masking up the staff two years...into the pandemic, I don’t see the point, wear a mask yourself if you are paranoid about CoVid, just know a cloth mask is theater, not ScienceMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

We had a great experience at the Patten House Restaurant! From the small plates, to the drinks and the service and atmosphere outside, we would recommend eating here.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 May 2021

I ate here during a two day trip to Geneva. I wasn't expecting to find Louisiana cuisine in Geneva, but the restaurant did a great job in preparation and presentation. My daughter had a delicious jambalaya and I had a broiled cajun shrimp dish that...came with mashed potatoes that I think also had avocado in them. We had a bottle of french sauvignon blanc/Sancerre. My daughter had coffee at the end of the meal and I had a slice of delicious chocolate cake! Service was very good and our server was friendly. I would definitely recommend Patten House.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 11 April 2021

We are repeated customers and this was our first choice to get out after such a long time. So disappointed to enter and see the owner without her mask. She was cleaning tables but not sure how clean after she leaned all over them. We...were seated well away from others which was nice. Ordered our drinks from a very nice waitress. Looked up after she brought them and see the bartenders without their masks filling drink orders. Busboy and chef/ cook walking through...NO masks. Asked to speak to the hostess regarding the bar staff. Nothing was said to them by her. Owner continued walking around....NO mask. We will never return since this is the disrespect shown to patrons. So sad they can’t do what is right.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 6 March 2021

Seems like a tornado ripped through New Orleans one day and dropped a proper cajun restaurant in downtown Geneva. The grand old manor serves food straight from the bayou. Decor is comfortable southern charm. I had a gator po' boy that was the best I've...ever had and I've been to NOLA. The gator meat was soft and sweet and covered with a tasty slaw. Hard to get gator around here I must say. My wife's pulled pork sandwich made her very happy. Bar menu is long and varied, service exceptional. A perfect place for that special date.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 28 February 2021

My friend and I, after months of remaining out of restaurants, had a wonderful lunch yesterday at Patten House. Great wine choices, and interesting sandwiches and entrees. We chose their marvelous small plates fare and dessert. Amazing grits I could never duplicate for their flavor...along with superb crab cakes. Jumbo shrimp so large I could only eat 3 of the 6 and that chocolate cake was scrumptious. The historical house was a delight and service impeccable. Just can't say enough about our wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 January 2021

My wife, my son and I were in there today after a walk in the snow on the prairie path. The food was good as usual and everyone in the place has masks on. I know there are reviews here saying that a number of...people were not wearing masks but every employee we saw had a mask on and people were seated quite far away from others. Good Luck to The Patten House during this rough time. Cheers and thanks for having us.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 27 November 2020

A wonderful experience for Thanksgiving day. The staff attentive and friendly. I can't remember have a better filet mignon anywhere - charred rare to perfection. The food is perfection!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 1 November 2020

Patten House is one of our favorite restaurants. The staff always accommodates us. You can sit outside under the trees and dine in the summer, or you can have lunch on the porch, or sit inside by the fireplace. I love the grilled maple salmon...and my husband loves the ribs. The food has a cajun/Southern vibe. We take visiting family there, but we also go often for a date night.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 September 2020

I have been looking forward to eating at Patten House since the beginning of the lock-down, so when a nice evening and time allowed, we headed over for an early dinner. We were shocked to find the host, bartenders and most staff without protective masks,...and even more surprised by the look of annoyance when we asked to be seated outside. Already uncomfortable, we were extremely disappointed by the quality of food. The $30+ jambalaya, which tasted a bit like over-seasoned boxed Zatarain's, and contained 2 small shrimp, and prawns with whipped avocado potatoes (which were runny and appeared more like instant than fresh potatoes had far too much avocado), were nearly inedible. We won't be returning.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 28 July 2020

I have visited this restaurant several times in the past. They have a patio, front porch and large yard for outdoor dining so I thought this would be an enjoyable place to celebrate my birthday. The food was fine but I am giving only two...stars because of the owner’s obvious disdain for Illinois requirements for safe reopening. We had to enter the restaurant to be seated and were surprised to find we were the only ones wearing masks. The owner, hostess, and busboys were not wearing masks. We were seated outside and our waiter did wear a mask and gloves, which is the only reason we stayed. However we were uncomfortable throughout the meal and will not return.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 28 June 2020

We have dined here many times and love the atmosphere and the food has also been a step above many establishments so when shelter in place restrictions were being lifted, (Outdoor dining allowed) chose to come here first. We were surprised when we came in...the front and none of the people who greeted us were wearing face masks. It wasn’t that they were just dropped down and needed to be pulled up, they did not have them on at all and you sensed the attitude that they were not going to be restricted by such rules. You could see that some of the staff in the back were wearing protection and when out waiter came, he did have on a mask, but by no means did he attempt to keep it up. First his nose was exposed and then his entire mouth so evidently did not believe he could converse through the covering. Like everyone, I look forward to the day we move beyond this pandemic, but until we do our at least have learned far more about it that we already do, I think it is irresponsible to think we know more about the effects of this virus than medical experts. So in the meantime, heed the advice, you are really not being inconvenienced that much. I imagine that in the late 19th and early 20th century when doctors were first being urged to wear face masks to perform surgery or treat patients with transmit-able diseases there we some that felt it a nuisance, but such a practice would be unthinkable today and for good reason. The doctor is protecting both the patients as well as him/her-self.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 6 June 2020

We simply had very time, and good food. The staff was great. Delightful good wine selection also. Try it

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

Every time our Milwaukee cousins come for a visit we dine at the Patten House. Love the bacon wrapped figs and the brussel sprouts. Whether we are there for dinner or lunch we always have these two. Great salads as well. Jasmine is a great...server.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

My husband and I popped in for lunch with our children after biking around town. We were BAFFLED by how poorly we were treated! Perhaps the treatment was because we were in shorts and t-shirts since we’d been biking. The food was mediocre and the...service slow. We haven’t been back and don’t plan to try again. There are plenty of other local spots that support healthy families where we’d rather spend our money.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Response from CheesecakeChick | Reviewed this property |
who would of thought Brussels sprouts, hot sauce and honey would be the bomb? the oysters rock, rocked! I did not find the food too spicy at all, very flavorful!
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First time I'm seeing this question .. but I'll try to help. I'm just a customer. It doesn't appear that The Patten House has a website ... but they do have a page on Facebook named The Patten House Restaurant and Bar. If... More
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Hi Bill, Like them on Facebook. They have a lot of information there including pictures of many of their dishes.
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The Patten House Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5