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Goldmoor Dining

9001 Sand Hill Rd., Galena, IL 61036
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Ranked #5 of 54 restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $18 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Black Jack Road
Description: Unmatched Old World decor, a diverse wine cellar, and premier personal service are all complemented by our chef"s creative cuisine. Enjoy dining in one of our cozy booths or elegant tables with breathtaking views overlooking the Mississippi River.
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92% Recommend
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English first
Hinsdale, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The restaurant had no idea we were coming & blamed it on Open Table. After we were seated, we sat there for 55 minutes before one of my friends got up to find a waitress. In that 55 minutes, we hadn't received water or bread. (My friend had to BEG for both.) After we finally ordered, it took over 1... More

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Chicago, IL
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I made a reservation for last Saturday for 5 people for 8:00 at the Goldmoor since I had heard so many great things about it. I made a reservation on Opentable which I have done on so many occasions for other restaurants. I found out later that the Goldmoor restaurant actually cancelled my reservation, which is quite an unprofessional thing... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My husband and I spent last Saturday night in Galena for a quick getaway. We were looking forward to a really special dinner at the Goldmoor. The reviews were so great that our expectations were high. We each started our meal with a cup of soup. Both of our soups were hot and creamy, but really flavorless. Then we had... More

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Naperville, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This place was average, It wasn't bad, but it didn't WOW me. It was very cozy which I liked, Food was good, but nothing special.

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Wheaton, IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

My wife and I have been making an annual trip to stay at the Goldmoor Inn and always include at least one dinner there during each trip. After this year's trip we can say that our opinion that this is the best restaurant we've enjoyed in Galena is still valid. We were there in early December and enjoyed the Christmas... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Group of four had dinner together. It was an extremely cold night, and the restaurant was not busy. We tried the potato soup, and no one was disappointed. Very thick and hearty. Two of the guests ordered Beef Wellington and two ordered the Ribeye. All meals were wonderful. Our server was Linda and she gave very good suggestions for the... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Looking for something not on Galena's Main Street? Try this place. Off Blackjack Road on the way to Chestnut Mountain, a tucked away castle-like structure overlooking the Mississippi River. Great Beef Wellington and fresh Walleye. The side dishes were also very good. We had a party of 6 and sat in our own dinning room. Sue who waited on us,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

So having dined in galena a couple times and having been impressed over and over again by the food this was supposed to be the crowing jewel of our visit. However I can say this was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. First off the hostess was possibly one of the rudest people I have ever... More

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Like many visitors to Galena, we were on a Girl's weekend with very special friends. We booked the climate controlled Gazebo overlooking the Mississippi River around sunset. We had the spot for the evening. It's a very private location with a beautiful view. In our case we were able to experience the changing fall colors in all its glory. My... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had our dinner in the private dining room. We all had the filet mignon. It was fantastic. Cooked perfectly. It was a very special occasion and they even supplied a cake for us. The cake was one of the best I've ever had!!! Try this place out. It overlooks the Mississippi River. It's very beautiful. Not too far from... More

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