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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Outdoor Seating Available
  • Single-use or contactless menus
  • Contactless payment available
Updated 19/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/07/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Established in 2003, FoxFire is a premier restaurant located in Geneva, IL. FoxFire is an award winning restaurant with such accolades as the Daily Herald’s “Top Ten New Restaurants”, On the Fox’s “Top Ten”, the Kane County Chronicle’s “Best Steaks”, as well as West Suburban Living’s “Top New Restaurant – Best in the West.”Located on the north side of State Street (Route 38) and just a half block west of the Fox River in Geneva, Illinois, FoxFire Restaurant is an essential part of experiencing the charm and hospitality of beautiful Geneva, IL. We offer aged prime beef, chops and fresh seafood in an intimate, yet elegant setting of original brick and wooden trellises dating from the early 1900’s
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 27 August 2022

Our party of nine enjoyed our dinner. Eight of us had steaks; one person had chicken. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and all of the steaks were cooked to the desired temperature. Nice wine list.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2022

If you have a large party and if you have time to burn, this place is for you. We saw people come in, eat and leave in the amount of time it took us to get our food. On portions of the menu, it says...salad or soup comes with the meal, but later on, they tried charging us for the add-ons, even though their menu says it’s included. Finally, we noticed some tables had rolls, but we didn’t get any, which was annoying. Overall, my shrimp scampi was amazing, but if you have a large group, be prepared to wait for your meal.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022 via mobile

We were up from Florida for Valentines Day in February and I was late to make reservations. This restaurant in Geneva, IL had some tables available around 4p and had decent reviews so we gave it a try. Was a fantastic experience with awesome food...and service, which brought us back for a return visit a few days ago in August. Again, service was excellent. John C. knew his menu and was able to answer questions that we had. I had a Steak Diane and my wife had a Lobster Roll. The steak was cooked perfectly to my liking and served with homemade mashed potatoes. I sample the lobster roll and it too was very good. We had some signature salads for appetizers, a Caprese salad and I had Roasted beet & sweet potato salad. These can be ordered as a large meal salad or the smaller appetizer size which we had. Briefly, they were very good and could very easily be used as a meal. Bottom line, in the 2 visits we made this year both had impeccable service and meals. As with any restaurant of this caliber, it leans towards higher prices but you could still eat on a budget. We won't hesitate to come again when we're in town.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at FoxFire. We were not disappointed! My wife ordered Steak Oscar, done perfectly, melting in her mouth. I ordered Halibut over a seafood risotto. The Halibut was pan fried with light breading and then placed in the oven. To...top off the meal, our wonderful server offered us a delicious slice of chocolate mousse cake. Delicious! The entire meal was excellent. Our only suggestion is that the portion of roasted asparagus that accompanied the steak Oscar could have been more. Three pieces seemed a bit small, given the price of the dish. In addition, while the sauce and risotto were delicious, larger pieces of shrimp, etc. in the risotto could have taken the dish up a notch. These small changes could have lifted the meal from excellent to superb. Will we return? Yes. Overall, a very very positive experience; one of the best meals in recent months.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 March 2022

We had a small group in town for a milestone birthday celebration. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The service at the start was excellent! Prompt drinks, orders taken, meals served, etc. Food was an A+ for everything we ordered. (steaks, chicken, pork chops).... The only slight issue was that after the meal was eaten and the table cleared, it took a really long time for the server to come back and check if we wanted dessert or our check. I hate it when service falls off at the end of the meal especially for these prices. It ended things on a bit of a down note with us waiting.......... Overall though, we still really enjoyed the experience and we will be back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 8 February 2022

Great ambiance, great food and wine. We have 20+ people for my son and new daughter in-laws celebration. The wait staff was fantastic and did a great job making sure we had everything we needed and were so attentive we didn't have to wait for...anything!!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 22 October 2021

Had reservations for last Saturday night. Seated in a booth by the open kitchen (our request). Love watching them cooking, etc. Atmosphere, waitstaff and food were all A+. If they had been open on Sunday, we would have returned!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

We ate at 1 pm on Friday celebrating my son's PhD from NIU. The service was prompt and so friendly. Our calamari appetizer was served promptly and was delicious. Each of us had a different type of steak and there were no misses. I has...the Steak Diane and it was incredible. The garlic mashed potatoes were sumptuous and definitely order the Brussel sprouts. It is very pricey, but if you want the best Steak you have ever had at (insert name here) Steakhouse prices, go somewhere else and eat mediocre. They have items on the menu that are reasonable ($6 burger Monday). But for a celebratory splurge, don't go anywhere else.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021

So very disappointed in your place.. To charge that much for a steak and no sides was so disappointing.. Plus my medallions were soaked in salt that I got so sick I had to leave my grandsons graduation party.. Thank you for that.. Your prices...are outrageous for nothing spectacular and to not add a salad or bread rolls was again ridiculous.. No wonder you don't share pictures on your FB .. Then the waitress was poor at best..Never again as this was a waste of our time and money..You ruined what could of been a great time with nothing but a mediocre piece of meat..Waitress never even offered to take the cake we brought to the back to cut it up.. Never again..More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 February 2021

This is my wife's and my fourth dinner date to FoxFire. We really like the menu, and the staff is generally excellent. We were initially disappointed to see a menu with QR codes, especially because our phones simply didn't support them. We asked for paper...menus and received them, but no cocktail menu. I ordered our cocktails a la carte and had a nice Manhattan; my wife enjoyed a prosecco split. We both ordered steak which was outstanding in every way. I ordered a bottle of wine off the menu with dinner. Later, the waiter returned and said they no longer had it. I ordered a different bottle for ninety dollars. It hit the table with nice timing, but was incredibly warm. In times like these, I didn't say anything, but I was extremely disappointed. Proper bottle storage is not complicated. The dessert menu is not expansive, but is executed well. I had an espresso with our carrot cake, which was quite nice. The restaurant has enjoyed busy times throughout this difficult season, and I hope it continues. I only hope they can start storing their wines appropriately.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 December 2020

An inviting atmosphere, wide selection of steaks, some vegetarian offerings, along with chicken and seafood. My wife and I entered around 7:30 pm on Tuesday, December 2. Having had a late lunch, we stopped in for a glass of wine and an appetizer. We began...with 9 ounce pours of Chianti Classico and Moscato followed by a starter of Baked Goat Cheese that we mopped up with the accompanying cauliflower flatbread. We also shared sides of Grilled (to perfection) Asparagus and Roasted Brussels Sprouts doused with balsamic. Oh, and another round of wine. We were happy with the food and the service by our waiter, John C., and promised to be back again with bigger appetites. Glad FF is fighting the irrational restrictions imposed by Governor Pritzker. Whatever your political viewpoint, Covid is no more prevalent in restaurants than in shopping malls, grocery markets, or any other establishments that have not been shut down. Stay home if you are ill, wash your hands, smile, and carry-on!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 8 November 2020 via mobile

The mushroom truffle steak and the Pittsburgh ribeye were delicious. Very rich and indulgent a lot of flavor - phenomenal Highly recommend this restaurant the service from Kevin was fantastic and the food was delicious.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 14 October 2020

We go to FoxFire for our Anniversary every year. We go more often, but definitely for our Anniversary. We get the table by the fireplace and enjoy the wonderful dinner. This time, we went for a Friday date night. We loved the food and the...staff was attentive. This will continue to be our special restaurant. We recommend it to everyone.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 27 September 2020

By far the worst customer service I've ever experienced at any restaurant. The Owner is an uncaring and ignorant person that does not care about his patrons. I would highly recommend staying far away from this restaurant. There are several better restaurants in the area...and the menu here is very overpriced. If I could rate this establishment a negative number I definitely would!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 10 July 2020

First time at this fine dining steak house and was sadly disappointed. The service was okay but the steak was rather disappointing in the taste and texture. The price charged did not par with the food as well as the ambience. We won't be back...anytime soon for sure.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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FoxFire Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5