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Sunset Grille

$$$
American, Contemporary
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8700 West Chestnut Road, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036 (Blackjack Road)
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8157774660
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Sunset Grille is a refreshing fine dining experience, where the view...
The Sunset Grille is a refreshing fine dining experience, where the view is almost as spectacular as the food. Perched high on a bluff, and featuring a 1,400 sq ft outdoor dining deck overlooking the Upper Mississippi River Valley, the restaurant offers a little bit of everything. From signature sandwiches, mouth watering steaks, to fresh seafood.
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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not amazing - not bad either.

We visited this restaurant this past weekend 8/28-8/30, 2015. The only reason I could not give this more than 3 stars was because of our seating arrangement. Otherwise it would be an easy 4 out of 5. I was really excited to go to this place for the view. I called around 5:00 p.m. the day... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant this past weekend 8/28-8/30, 2015. The only reason I could not give this more than 3 stars was because of our seating arrangement. Otherwise it would be an easy 4 out of 5. I was really excited to go to this place for the view. I called around 5:00 p.m. the day thinking there would be... More 

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chicago burbs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It is worth coming here for the view alone! Our service was very good. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Do not order Chicken Fusilli! It was the worst meal I've ever had in a restaurant. Horrible Chef Boyardee flavor, (canned?) chunked chicken & over cooked pasta. The server responded to our complaint by calling this a "simple dish". Fortunately, I shared the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

i expected a more imaginative menu and more interesting ingredients. the locally caught fish [walleye] was previously frozen. salad was too greasy as were the grilled vegetables. few fish choices.

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food - tasty and appetizing and great portions. Reasonable price. Needs a bit of an upgrade, and flowers needed on each table.

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Peoria, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went on a Tuesday afternoon around 2 and sat on the patio. For not being busy, our service was lacking and we felt like we were put on the back burner. My husband had the shrimp tacos that he was disappointed to see only 4-5 quarter sized shrimp in each taco and maybe only 7-8 waffle fries. The steak... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We sat on the patio and were able to watch a lovely sunset. The food was decent but we weren't there for the food. Drinks were outstanding and the staff was friendly.

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WHEATON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A gorgeous hilltop view of the Mississippi River is the main attraction of this restaurant. Food was good but the menu was fairly limited. Entries come with a vegetable side and soup or salad which isn't noted on the menu. Other side dishes are available for an additional $4. ( $4 for half of a sweet potato cut into fourths,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We ate here in May 2015 - and we all found our meals to be incredible/perfectly cooked. The service was excellent. We had an amazing vista from our table near the window and really enjoyed the sunset as we dined. We all ordered steaks (3 - filet mignons, 1 -NY strip with Gorgonzola sauce) and ordered sides: horseradish whipped potatoes... More 

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Grinnell, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent Food, Very clean restaurant, outstanding service and very good prices. Great choice for lunch or supper. Next time in town we will try their supper menu

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful view but that was about it. Insect in my salad. Prime rib tasted steamed, more like a pot roast. Waitress was pleasant but no comp after removing my buggy salad, only comment was oh, that's gross. I will get you another one.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8700 West Chestnut Road, Chestnut Mountain, Galena, IL 61036
    (Blackjack Road)
  • Public Transportation: None
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: 8157774660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

The Sunset Grille is a refreshing fine dining experience, where the view is almost as spectacular as the food. Perched high on a bluff, and featuring a 1,400 sq ft outdoor dining deck overlooking the Upper Mississippi River Valley, the restaurant offers a little bit of everything. From signature sandwiches, mouth watering steaks, to fresh seafood.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?