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Sunset Grille

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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 - 10:00 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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: The Sunset Grille is a refreshing fine dining experience, where the view is...
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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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 17
    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
All round fine dining experience with a view

A friend and I took the opportunity to have a sunset dinner on a beautiful mid-September day. The experience was satisfactory on all levels: food, service and ambiance. We sampled the walnut-encrusted walleye and the scallops entree. Both were generous portions accompanied by delicious sides like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
savory-toothed-tiger
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Galena, Illinois
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Urbana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

While in Galena, we stayed in a B&B near Chestnut Mountain. We originally went based on a recommendation for their pizza. It was so good! It had a cracker thin crust and great sauce. We also shared an order of chicken nachos. The second time we went, we had sandwiches. They were good as well. You really can't beat the... More 

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Thank fink_girl
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My husband and I ate at the Sunset Grille this past weekend. I was a little nervous based upon other TripAdvisor reviews, but we had the recommendation from our B&B and I was interested to see the view. The food was really good. My husband had a steak and I had the Chicken with Wild Mushroom Ravioli. We also had... More 

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Thank Luv2chat
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The view here is beautiful, but that was probably the best part of the meal. We went for lunch and service was extremely slow. The food is pricier, so I was expecting a higher quality of food. The shrimp tacos came with three extremely small shrimp. The chicken nachos seemed like something I had made myself at home. Overall, we... More 

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Thank Chelsey J
Janesville, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited Chestnut Mountain Resort to ride the Alpine Slide and Soaring Eagle and thought we'd grab a bite to eat before heading home. We sat on the patio overlooking the Mississippi River. It was simply gorgeous. The waitstaff were attentive and really hustled around taking care of guests. I ordered a portobello and fried green tomato... More 

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Thank KristenZee
Galena, Illinois
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

A friend and I took the opportunity to have a sunset dinner on a beautiful mid-September day. The experience was satisfactory on all levels: food, service and ambiance. We sampled the walnut-encrusted walleye and the scallops entree. Both were generous portions accompanied by delicious sides like garlicky mashed potatoes. Cocktails were ample size and well done. This is one of... More 

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Thank savory-toothed-tiger
Galena, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We went to the Sunset Grille for the views of the Mississippi and had an amazing meal. The special of the night was a beef filet with lobster ravioli, delicious! I would never have ordered the walleye appetizer, but so glad my sister-in-law did, it was wonderful served with the wasabi aoili dipping sauce.

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Thank Glenna M
Milwaukie, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The views of the Mississippi River were breath-taking, especially as the sun was setting. It was 70 degrees, perfect weather for sitting on the deck, overlooking the Mississippi River valley. The Walleye strips appetizer was delicious with wasabi aioli sauce. Filet Mignon was so tender, you cut it with a fork! Lobster ravioli was the perfect side dish for the... More 

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Thank Anne M
Clinton, Iowa
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to try somewhere different to eat .Chestnut Mountain Resort seemed the spot.Beautiful area overlooking the Mississippi River and you could also watch the people doing the different rides while the eagles soared above .The grille itself was nice.We ate outside on the patio.Some of the tables were still wet from the rain but they wiped one down for... More 

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Thank troiann
WAUBEKA, WISCONSIN
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We are not normally the type who eat at a hotel restaurant but it was late and we were hungry so gave it a shot! We were not disappointed. The service was excellent as was the meal. Strip steak for my husband who mentioned it was better than the last one he had at Shula's! I had the wild mushroom... More 

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Thank FLAKESFLY
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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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
  • Good for: Bar scene

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?