For a special night out at a fine Restaurant Geneva IL visit the Foxfire Steakhouse at 17 West State Street. Foxfire is a premier steakhouse located in the very heart of one of the Fox Valley’s most scenic communities! You’ll easily find Foxfire just a half-block west of the picturesque Fox River. A family-owned Restaurant Geneva IL with longstanding ties to the local area, Foxfire specializes in fine aged prime beef, juicy chops and freshly prepared seafood dishes made to satisfy each and every one of our patrons.
Restaurant Geneva, IL
Served in a comfortable, stylish and spacious setting that recalls the allure of a bygone era when horse-drawn carriages trotted up and down the streets of Geneva, our steaks are sure to delight fans of expertly prepared beef! In fact, our Restaurant Geneva IL has won accolades in a number of esteemed local media outlets including West Suburban Living, the Kane County Chronicle and the Daily Herald. At Foxfire, we’re all about USDA Prime and Certified Angus Beef – raised right here in the Midwest and wet-aged for 25-30 days for exceptional flavor and cut-it-with-a-fork tenderness. Grilled to order and seasoned to pure perfection – visit FoxFire and treat yourself, friends and family to a memorable Restaurant Geneva IL tonight!
Along with our signature steaks, our Restaurant Geneva IL also presents a high-quality selection of other delicious menu items such as: Louisiana Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi, Scottish Salmon, Cajun Tuna, Sausage and Peppers, Twin Lobster Tails and much more. From appetizers and soups to entrees and desserts – everything our talented Restaurant Geneva IL kitchen staff creates is sure to please the palate. Stop in or call for a reservation at 630-593-7800.
Spring & Summer is Around The Corner
With the spring and summer seasons approaching, it’s the ideal time of year for relaxing with friends at on our large outdoor patio. You can take a seat at our umbrella-topped tables and enjoy happy hour specials like half-priced selected wines on Tuesdays – we change the vintage every week, which makes it ideal for both new and experienced wine drinkers. On Wednesdays, our Restaurant Geneva IL serves
drafts of Penrose for just $3.75, and every Thursday afternoon at the bar we present half-priced appetizers from 4:30-8:00. Enjoy tender filet bites, calamari, Asian tuna and more!
At Foxfire, we’re a Restaurant Geneva IL that doesn’t preach too much about “five star” food – but we do present “five star” food made with the best ingredients from classic recipes. Visit us with family, friends or coworkers for your next outing and taste the best ribeyes, filet mignon, prime rib and more at our Restaurant Geneva IL!
Foxfire Steakhouse is open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Make a reservation at 630-593-7800.
Restaurant Geneva IL – Proud Member of Our Local Community
Foxfire Steakhouse is located in the town of Geneva, a community of about 22,000 people on the banks of the Fox River. Here we offer some fascinating details about our town’s rich and colorful history:
Geneva is a city that developed from a charming river community to a prospering community with a dynamic downtown, historical homes and diverse businesses. Two Indian trails routed through Geneva well before the earliest settlers moved into the vicinity. The first was the Waubonsee trail, which ran along what is now the heavily-travelled Route 31. The second trail ran along what is now State Street (which happens to be where you’ll find our Restaurant Geneva IL!) The Pottawatomi Indians were known to call the area home for several years.
Some of the first settlers in the Restaurant Geneva IL area opened a trading post near Mill Creek in 1834 to exchange goods with the Pottawatomi. Their business also included a sawmill and a general store for the trade of essential goods and furs. Around that same time, the Herrington family arrived here. Viewed by many as the founders of the city, the Herringtons remained in the area and made significant contributions that helped it grow. In fact, the Herrington Inn & Spa is on State Street across from our Restaurant Geneva IL!
The Herringtons along with another settler, Richard Hamilton, played a big role in the development of Kane County and designation of their settlement as its county seat. To secure the county seat, though, the community needed to raise the considerable sum of $3,000 to develop a courthouse and a jail.
Other notable milestones in Geneva’s history include:
Naming the city: It was during the early 1800s when early inhabitants finally granted a name for their community. Back then, many people in the area would refer to local settlements as Big Springs. Some folks began calling it “Herrington’s Ford” while the actual Herringtons decided to name the local post office “La Fox.” Residents James Campbell and Thomas Ford, who were area commissioners at the time, proposed “Campbell Ford.” However, it was a man named Charles Volney Dyer from Chicago who suggested the name of “Geneva.”
The significance of the sawmill: A sawmill was vital for creating quality homes and was a key investment in the way forward for the modest community. When a bridge and a sawmill were finished in 1838, the Geneva community truly started to grow. That very same year, the Herrington family helped surveyor Mark Fletcher plat the community. They outlined a town quite different from others like nearby St. Charles and Batavia. Fletcher envisioned wider streets that would cater to trade. To this day, observers can see that the very road where our Restaurant Geneva IL sits is noticeably wider than those in neighboring communities.
Development of the railroad: By the time 1850 rolled around, Geneva’s population had grown and the first railroad services appeared in Geneva. Consisting of a two-mile branch line on the east side of the Fox River, the railroad ran northward to St. Charles where it served as a connection for Geneva to the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad. Train service to Geneva increased rapidly, with two passenger trains and a freight train passing through each day by 1857. That was also the year when the third Kane County courthouse established on Third Street – where it still sits today. Speaking of train service, our Restaurant Geneva IL is easily accessible by train – we’re less than one mile from the Metra station!
More About Geneva, IL
By 1892, multiple passenger and freight trains moved through Geneva on a daily basis. The arrival of the railroad drastically changed Geneva, bringing in a substantial influx of immigrants from Sweden and Ireland. Large populations of Italian immigrants also arrived in the early 1900s. What had formerly been a modest community of settlers from New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New England swiftly changed into quite a cosmopolitan community. Historians state that by the turn of the century about half of Geneva residents had been born in another country.
In 1865 Henry and Charles Bennett bought and developed the city’s flour mill, turning Bennett flour into a familiar local name. The business depended on Geneva wheat farms and other farms in the area, which used the railroad to deliver their crops. At its busiest time, the Bennett’s flour mill required up to 130,000 bushels each day to operate.
Foxfire Steakhouse is a Restaurant Geneva IL that carries on with the city’s long tradition of working hard and providing great service! Come dine with us tonight!