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Gentelin's on Broadway

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122 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6217
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Alton, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this restaurant for years. When I order a steak medium, or medium well, it is to perfections! I have never been to a restaurant that cooked my steak perfectly every time! The Blue Cheese gratin potatoes are awesome! Never ever had a bad meal! The wine list is very nice at a low to medium... More 

Thank srsplato
Galesburg, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and food choices were excellent. The atmosphere and service were unexpectedly great, also. There was live piano and singing. Quite the find!

Thank alliesnyd
Springfield, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Because our guide book rated this restaurant as $$$, I was expecting it to be pricier than it actually was. Our meal was delicious and I actually found it to be quite reasonably priced for the quality! I would love to dine at Gentelin's again if we return to the area.

1 Thank hlwc2012
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Gentelin's was recommended by the hosts at the B&B we were staying at. It was excellent! There is a wide menu. The food was excellent and moderately priced. Combined with the view of the riverfront created an excellent first experience in Alton!

Thank Chuck B
Alton, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Overall the restaurant is great. Nice decor, very clean, good servers. The food is very good. The desserts are hit or miss and too pricey to waste money on. Overall nice place to go without kids!!

Thank rknmom4
Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I saw all of the rave reviews about this place, so I decided to book it for our anniversary. I had the portobello mushroom appetizer filled with cheese and very little flavor. The goat cheese salad had two pieces of cut up pear in it and three cranberries, if they didn't have enough pears then it shouldn't have been on... More 

Thank Penelope2013-16
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Our latest visit to Gentelin's was great. Reservations are almost a must when dining here. The river view is wonderful. Everything we enjoyed, from mixed drinks to desserts were delicious. Nice atmosphere and attentive waitstaff.

Thank LucyLucerne
St. Louis
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Everyone recommended this place for fine dining, but the locals kept saying, : it's a little pricy" Well my husband had Lobster tempura and I had the roasted duck, a shrimp bacon wrapped appetizer drinks, the food was wonderful and the bill was only $88 really?? We thought this to be reasonable...

Thank nursegraf
Alton, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Great Food --- Ryan Gentelin is a great chef and knows how to keep a menu alive and interesting, Sarah's wine picks are spot on. The staff is courteous and there table timing is always perfect and never overbearing. So lets re-cap , the food is perfect , the menu is lively, and the presentation is so good that maybe... More 

Thank 391kente
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We were refereed to this restaurant When we arrived at 630pm on a Saturday you could see they were busy. We were standing by the hostess desk waiting because no one was there. At one point a server walked past us without even a hi We stood there for at least five minutes then two yes two persons came to... More 

Thank Steph51175

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 122 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-6217
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-465-6080

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