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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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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
    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
birthday dinner

Beautiful view, which was the main reason we chose to eat there. Food is very good quality and decent wine list. Wait staff was friendly but would not consider them top notch unlike the food and the view

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
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charlotte
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dwight, Illinois
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153 reviews 153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If it wasn't for the beautiful views and nice décor of this resort restaurant I would have given it a lower than poor rating. I came here with three friends for a relaxing dinner at sunset. The restaurant was not crowded - very quiet in fact and we were seated right away next to a window overlooking the Mississippi valley... More 

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Galena, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

For such a beautiful space and view, it's a shame that the quality of service was lacking. It was pretty dead in there when I got there. Meeting a few friends for dinner. Took the server about 15 mins to come over and take drink orders. She seemed a little dull and void of a personality. Dinner was ok. I... More 

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Katy, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great meal with family. Walleye and salmon were good. Some liked the filet, too. Service was professional.

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Byron Center, MI
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We made a reservation after reading the ad regarding a sunset dinner. It sounded relaxing and nice to be out of town. We took the 8 mile drive...beautiful, arrived and walked about the property. We went to the dining room where a young hostess was sitting on a stool with her head down, not looking up. I then walked into... More 

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Caledonia, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We specifically went out to find this place because the brochure said a great view and great food. Yeah...it was good, both. We didn't really feel like a high end dinner, so the hostess said we could sit on the porch and get the lunch/sandwich menu. That is what we wanted, and the view was fantastic overlooking the MIssissippi River... More 

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charlotte
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Beautiful view, which was the main reason we chose to eat there. Food is very good quality and decent wine list. Wait staff was friendly but would not consider them top notch unlike the food and the view

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Chicago
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Enjoyed the whole experience. The food was really good and the views of the Mississippi and countryside was so nice. I would go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

What a view. From the hilarious bunny hill just outside the Lodge, across Chestnut Mountain's trails to the Mississippi River and beyond to Iowa. The floor-to-ceiling windows at Sunset are worth a visit, even if it's only for a hot beverage. We had lunch there, your basic burgers and salad. Both were tasty, but a little pricy. The server was... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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132 reviews 132 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Prices and food really good but the view at sunset is to die for. Bar in next room with same fantastic views.

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