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Goldmoor Dining

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9001 Sand Hill Rd., Galena, IL 61036 (Black Jack Road)
815-777-3925
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Unmatched Old World decor, a diverse wine cellar, and premier personal...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 221
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very average for the price

We went to dinner at the Goldmoor for Valentine's Day dinner. We did not stay there but the building/inn seemed very nice. The girl at the front desk was very helpful and friendly. We were seated quickly per our reservation. As for the restaurant itself, there seemed to be very few tables and you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Lov2Travel727
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Glen Carbon, Illinois
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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283 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to dinner at the Goldmoor for Valentine's Day dinner. We did not stay there but the building/inn seemed very nice. The girl at the front desk was very helpful and friendly. We were seated quickly per our reservation. As for the restaurant itself, there seemed to be very few tables and you almost sat on top of the... More 

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Gracie9001, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Dear Lov2travel1727 Thank you for your feed back regarding your recent visit to the Goldmoor. I am sorry to hear that we were not successful in creating a completely satisfying experience.My husband and I are the new owners of the Goldmoor since 2.18.15 and we take all comments very seriously. Please visit our website for announcements of changes and improvements.... More 

Galena, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We chose the Goldmoor Inn in for our anniversary dinner. We knew it would be a wonderful and romantic experience, because we had been there on previous occasions and have always been very impressed. We live in nearby Galena, which has a number of great restaurants, and the Goldmoor is a favorite. The setting, overlooking the Mississippi River from a... More 

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Gracie9001, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Dear Wardandbarb, Thank you for your nice comment regarding your restaurant experience at the Goldmoor. I am delighted to hear that we fulfilled your expectations. Please visit our website for new menu items and overall changes and new ideas to be announced for the Goldmoor. We look forward to welcoming you again as our guests. More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Goldmoor has a small restaurant with limited menu. Kitchen is creative and unique; will modify as needed.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Dining at the Goldmoor Inn is always a treat, and we love eating at the Chef's Table. On this last trip my wife and I enjoyed a cheese plate appetizer that actually had a quality cheese selection. Afterwards we both had the french onion soup. It was delicious and not the salt lick that so many restaurants serve. My wife... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We were staying at the inn, and chose to have dinner at the restaurant as a matter of convenience. Frankly, we didn't expect too much. However, we were treated to one of the best meals we've ever had, and we eat out A LOT. We have eaten at good restaurants all over the world. Chef Taylor has a gift. He... More 

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Bartlett, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Food was good, nice and quiet place for a romantic dinner. Service as just as good as the food. The view is beautiful.

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Warsaw, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

and the food was very good, but not quite worth the price. My wife's salmon was excellent and I had the duck, which was a bit tough, but had great flavor.Our server must've been the same as in some other reviews- she was pleasant, but I wouldn't classify her as attentive. The setting is well worth the drive, but it... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have been looking forward to our dinner at The Goldmoor Inn..... Boy, what a huge disappointment! We sat down for our 7 pm reservation and we were the the only ones in the restaurant. It took 15 mins for the server and busser to come and give us water and take our drink order. We ordered the Caesar salad... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We sat at a corner table overlooking the river valley and had the Beef Wellington for dinner at the Goldmoor. It is in a very peaceful, scenic location a few miles out of Galena. The dinner was great in all aspects - the steak was tender, the vegatables were well seasoned and the garlic potatoes creamy. The service was perfect... More 

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chicago
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was our 3rd trip to the Goldmoor Inn and we had dinner at their lovely restaurant. I had to review because our dinner was phenomenal. The restaurant is small and very romantic, lovely music playing and overlooking the scenic Mississippi below. You can watch the sunset from almost every table, and it was breathtaking. We had a kind and... More 

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Gracie9001, Public Relations Manager at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Thanks for the glowing review! I'm delighted to hear that you loved our food, especially the bacon and caramelized onion dressing. And, yes, we pride ourselves on the fact that our salad dressings are homemade. Can't wait to join you for dinner again! Thanks for the feedback! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9001 Sand Hill Rd., Galena, IL 61036
    (Black Jack Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 815-777-3925

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 28
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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