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“Chez Willy--no home cooking” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chez Willy

Chez Willy
Ranked #24 of 91 Restaurants in Galesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Monmouth, Illinois, USA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Chez Willy--no home cooking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Chez Willy, which translated means "at Willy's place," or "at home of Willly's" is hardly home cooking. Instead, it usually delivers excellent, sophisticated cuisine. I have eaten there many times, and only once was the meal sub-par. Then we complained and the manager halved the bill. The atmosphere is soft and romantic and hardly ever crowded. This may be because Chez Willy's is expensive, quite. Nonetheless, if you want to impress--Chez Willy is the place to go.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Dahinda, Illinois
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A lovely place for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

We had an excellent lunch--sandwhich special of the day. Service was great. Can't wait to go back again.

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank E M
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Aledo, Illinois, United States
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93 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Yummy and Sophistcated”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great food and good wines. Dessert was a really fun table side presentation. Bartender was very good as the old cocktails.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Stephanie G
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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Everything was a hit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

There were three of us, and aside from appetizers, there was no overlap in our orders. My sister had the Pecan Chicken, and said it was wonderful. My spouse had the Pad Thai, and loved it. I had the Baked French Onion Soup, followed by a small Filet with Madeira Sauce, and was entirely satisfied.

For appetizers, we had crab cakes and fried calimari, and enjoyed both of them. The crab cakes were not overwhelmed with spices, but instead were prepared so as to allow the delicate flavor of crab to come through. The fried calamari were tasty and tender, and had none of the greasiness often found in this dish.

We had contact with two servers, one of whom was truly outstanding, and the owner, who is delightful. All in all, it was a very enjoyable meal.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David S
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Distant 'burbs of Chicago
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Salmon special that day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

It was rather noisy in the main dining room, but our group of 10 was served promptly. No mandatory "gratuity", even though we got separate checks.

There were some minor errors in the orders, my fish was supposed to have the sauce put on the side but it was directly on the fish. However, my salmon (special that day) was the best I've had this year, fully equal to any I've had in Paris.

Next time in Galesburg, I'll be back!

Visited September 2012
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