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9001 W Sand Hill Road, Galena, IL 61036 (Black Jack Road)
18157773925
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thu - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • 11
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  • 11
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  • 8
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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
Superb

The atmosphere is soothing, the food is exciting and the service impeccable. This is connected to a high class hotel between Galena and the ski slope. The setting overlooks the Mississippi. It is a short drive away from Galena but quiet, soothing in the country feeling. Our dinner for 6 was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis* M
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Saint Charles
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Saint Charles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is soothing, the food is exciting and the service impeccable. This is connected to a high class hotel between Galena and the ski slope. The setting overlooks the Mississippi. It is a short drive away from Galena but quiet, soothing in the country feeling. Our dinner for 6 was comparable in price to the restaurants in town, but... More 

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Thank Dennis* M
Galena, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We used to dine here and it became very uneven in terms of quality and experience. Under new ownership, they have brought in a chef from David Burke that is cranking out wonderful food. Most restaurants in Galena have line cooks and Sysco premade entrees. The difference here really shows. Service was impeccable. Only negative to the meal was the... More 

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Thank happyguy1960
Chicago
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258 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had previously given a 5 star review to the Goldmoor, but that was before a change of ownership. I heard the new owner Slobo was unhappy with some of the transition and initiated some changes. Reading some reviews here I found out they changed chefs and reworked the menu. I’m happy to report the food is better than ever.... More 

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Thank Traderjoey
goldmoor, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Dear Traderjoey, thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your recent experience at the Goldmoor. We are delighted to have found Carlos who has the same food philosophy as my husband Slobo. The 2 have a passion for healthy food and have shaped the menu accordingly. I am so happy that you enjoyed your dinner and we do hope to... More 

Hixson, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The Goldmoor has become our new favorite place to eat in the Galena area. The food is incredible and is being prepared healthy. My wife and I met the new owner Slobo and the new Chef, Carlos. They explained how they were going back to the old way of doing things; free range chicken, organic beef and all prepared with... More 

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Thank 979chuckd
goldmoor, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Dear 979chuckd, thank you very much for sharing your experience, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and your culinary experience in the restaurant. Both Slobo and Chef Carlos are 2 passionate culinarians and the taste as well as execution is of utmost importance. Thank you for joining us. More 

Galesburg, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had dinner at the Goldmoor on our honeymoon and finally got to try the famous Beef Wellington! It was outstanding, as was the beverage selection. The staff was friendly and service was great. It was very romantic and the view was amazing.

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1 Thank Shanna P
goldmoor, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Dear Shanna, thank you very much for your nice review. I am glad you enjoyed the Beef Wellington. It is our signature dish and most favorite. Congratulations to both of you and we are happy that we could be part of your special day. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We chose the Goldmoor for our celebration because of the reviews I read saying it was a romantic place for dinner. We were not disappointed. Though we had requested a window table and it appeared that our request was not read until we arrived, since there were none available we were given a choice of two tables. We chose the... More 

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1 Thank JaJa903
goldmoor, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Dear JaJa903 Thank you for your nice review on the dining experience at the Goldmoor. We are delighted that we could contribute to a special celebration. We hope to see you again for dinner in the future. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Wonderful restaurant, although I would like more entrée selections. Ambiance is great! Service has always been fantastic too!

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Thank moonriver0
goldmoor, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Dear moonriver0, Thank you for your nice review on your dining experience at the Goldmoor. We are currently in the process of redesigning our menu. The new menu, while keeping some favorites such as the beef Wellington , will have a larger selection as well as changes appropriate to the season. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Carol Stream, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We had dinner at the Goldmoor for our anniversary. It is a beautiful setting and a lovely building. My husband had called ahead and requested a romantic booth with a view. We had a perfect little table and the owner even came to check on our experience and to point out the colorful sunset. Dinner was delicious and our waiter... More 

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1 Thank Perplemom
goldmoor, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Dear Perplemom, Thank you for your nice review. We are delighted that we could contribute to your special celebration. We hope to see you again for another Goldmoor experience. More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We tried dining a year ago at Goldmoor, loved the european architecture, and enjoyed the experience, at that time the food was average, but thought we'd try it again this year with new ownership. We will not be back again, as the tables are so close together that it feels like you're in on the same conversation with the neighboring... More 

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Thank sirhcl
goldmoor, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Dear Sirhcl, thank you for your constructive feed back and suggestions. We are sorry that we could not fulfill your expectations but will certainly take your suggestions under advisement.We hope that you will give us another opportunity in the future. The menu is going to change within the next months and will become a seasonal menu with appropriate changes for... More 

North Aurora, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Excellent food, service and ambiance.we had all our breakfeasts at Goldmoor and they were different and excellent everyday. We had steak dinners they also were excellent and the chef has an eye for detail.

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Thank Susan256
goldmoor, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this review

Dear Susan 256, Thank you for your nice comments about your recent Goldmoor experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay as well as the food and service.We hope you will be able to visit again soon for another outstanding experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9001 W Sand Hill Road, Galena, IL 61036
    (Black Jack Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 18157773925

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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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