The James Geneva Outside View



Enjoy the food, enjoy the service, enjoy the time with your neighbors, family and friends.

restaurant fire place with main dining table set for the guests


Nestled in the heart of Geneva, IL, The James exudes warmth and welcomes guests with open arms. With its cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, and a menu bursting with mouthwatering dishes, it's the perfect place to unwind and savor a delightful meal. Our diverse menu caters to every palate, whether you're looking for a leisurely dinner with loved ones, a quick lunch catch-up with friends, or a solo meal at the bar. The James offers a relaxed setting where laughter flows as freely as the conversation. Come as you are, and leave with a satisfied heart, a full stomach, and a smile.

TheJames 2023 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence 2024

The James is one of just 2,150 restaurants in the world to be recognized for our wine list--

which has 90 hand selected, exquisite and hard to find offerings.

We hope you’ll stop by for a pour as we celebrate this wonderful achievement!

The James Restaurant Bar Dining


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