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Goldmoor Dining

9001 Sand Hill Rd., Galena, IL 61036
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Ranked #9 of 57 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $28
Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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English first
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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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
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 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
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

annapolis, md
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We loved most everything about this place. As we entered, it felt like we were in the English Countryside meandering up a road to a country estate. It was a surprise to find such an elegant place in NW Illinois. We had a separate room reserved for the evening as we were celebrating an 80th birthday. The room was literally... More 

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Additional Information about Goldmoor Dining

Address: 9001 Sand Hill Rd., Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-3925
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
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
Average Prices: USD 18 - 28
Cuisine: American

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