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Gentelin's on Broadway

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122 East Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
618-465-6080
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to celebrate a special occasion

The food and service were excellent. The salmon was great and also the salad with baby greens and apples. We also enjoyed the wine. There were many wines to choose from and we picked a merlot. The view of the Alton bridge and river park were very nice. The decor of the restaurant was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Craig J
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food and service were excellent. The salmon was great and also the salad with baby greens and apples. We also enjoyed the wine. There were many wines to choose from and we picked a merlot. The view of the Alton bridge and river park were very nice. The decor of the restaurant was contemporary and very attractive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Excellent food and service! What a gem in this quaint river town. Awesome bar with extensive Bourbon and Scotch selections. Make sure you ask for Leslie if in the bar area. She's your hostess of choice.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very nice menu with many choices. 4 adults, 4 different dishes, we all were happy with the meal. Great wait staff. I would recommend.

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This gem was unexpected but tremendous!! I did not expect such high quality food in Alton. The bar is very nice for meeting friends or colleagues. The dining area is romantic and the food is top notch.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We've dined at Gentelin's several times and have been generally pleased. A group of us ate there for a family occasion in early May and would give it a good, solid B, but not an A rating. The service was pretty good, the food was pretty good, the atmosphere was dismal (groups are seated in a back room with essentially... More 

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Bethalto, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very high quality food and service. A bit pricey, but worth it. Nice atmosphere. We go there occasionally for a special treat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The dinners have always been excellent but portions are not too substantial. I like the atmosphere and prefer the bar seating (more casual feel).

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godrey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food was ok-fancilly presented-very little food, especially for the price-I didn't even have left overs.

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Jerseyville, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We do not eat there often enough. My wife loves to get the crab cakes. I got the Tuesday $25 special and chose the pork chop. Tender, flavorful and huge. I love the vegetables under it. I had to leave before my desert was served so it got shared by my wife and friends. They enjoyed. I enjoy the view.... More 

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food seems to be hit or miss. The steak I had was....well...bland and tough to say the very least. It had ZERO flavor, and was next to impossible to cut. The side items were excellent, as was the desert.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 East Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-465-6080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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