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Gentelin's on Broadway

122 East Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
618-465-6080
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Ranked #9 of 86 Restaurants in Alton
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here mid-week while visiting Alton. The food was beautiful in appearance and taste. The view of the river was beautiful. The site of the restaurant is historical as is most of Alton. It was the site of the Madison Hotel, known for fine dining at the turn of the 20th century. Our waitress was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Mr. Ryan Gentelin's culinary project was once the finest dining experience in the greater Alton area, while I can't say that any other restaurant within a thirty mile radius compares, this fact is only due to the uncivilized foodscape that exists in Western Illinois. Gentelin's used to be a finer restaurant, but the quality in service and fare has most... More

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Alton, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Meet friends for dinner. Enjoyed the chicken pasta( requested no peas ) & the wife liked the salmon. Friendly staff with a warm atmosphere to enjoy dinner.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I've been here many times since it first opened and consistently have had great service and food. Chef Ryan has even taken my husband's requests each year for our anniversary dessert, peanut butter cheesecake. There are not many nicer dining options in Alton and they have a great view of the Clark Bridge and Mississippi River.

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Bunker Hill, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My wife and I love this place, it is by far the best dining in the area. The service has always been exceptional, they also craft the BEST dirty martini iI have ever had (and I've had a few). If you are looking for the Clayton experience in Alton this is it.

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Alton, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been enjoying Gentelin's on Broadway since they opened several years ago. Their service is great - the ambiance is upscale - and they offer items on their menu that are not offered at other restaurants in the Alton area. Their prices are reasonable also. It is my favorite place to have dinner in Alton.

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Alton, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I have been here 3 times now. And I would have to say all 3 times I was not impressed. The food was just not that great. And this place is not cheap. We spent about $100 on each visit. On top of all of the food issues, the service is not all that great either. Our... More

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Alton,il
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is a gem in Alton with a great view of the Clark Bridge and Mississippi river. The service was great and the food was enjoyable. No need to visit STL with a place like this in my own back yard.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gentelin's is a top notch "big city" restaurant in a small town. The food and service are excellent. While they don't have private rooms, there are able to seat a large group (12) in a location that gives you the ability to socialize. I've been taking 12 people there for dinner after a day of shooting and hunting at NILO... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Best bite we had while visiting Alton! The specials were well crafted and cooked perfectly. We particularly enjoyed a grilled chicken breast pasta. The chicken was cooked to perfection! The liquor selection was also extensive and satisfying.

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