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Goldmoor Restaurant
Goldmoor Restaurant

Goldmoor Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.goldmoor.com/goldmoor-inn-restaurant.htm
  • Email: reservations@goldmoor.com
  • Phone: (815) 777-3925
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Taylor Harkness
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Customized catering menu per clients request.
  • Private Party Facilities: Dine at our chefs table, private dining room or Gazebo.
  • Entertainment: Occasional special events, variety entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Black Jack Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available.
A word from Goldmoor Restaurant
Unmatched Old World decor, a diverse wine cellar, and premier personal service are all complemented by our chef"s creative cuisine. Enjoy dining in one of our cozy booths or elegant tables with breathtaking views overlooking the Mississippi River.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "You can tell why we went. We stayed in the English Cottage. It has a private drive with an individual parking spot. Breakfast is included and will be delivered to your Cottage at your request. There is a good view of the Mississippi River from your cottage. The are railway tracks about a mile away; however, from inside the cottage the trains are only slightly noisy. You can hear them easily from outside. We liked it well enough that my wife and I plan on returning."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was delicious and beautifully plated. The service, however, was not up to par. We waited over 15 minutes before our waitress greeted us (keep in mind there were only 3 other tables in the entire restaurant). It was 30 minutes before we even got our salads. And our water glasses, despite multiple promises to refill, were empty almost the entire meal. I'd say you can find similar quality food elsewhere with better service. The view was nice but the freight trains were noisy."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had a spectacular dinner! Off-season in Galena; we were the only couple in the restaraunt (perched at the top of a bluff with a scenic overlook). Linda, was awesome! Very knowledgable about both the food and the wine list. She was discreetly attentive, almost telepathic in appearing at the perfect time when needed; never obtrusive. Started with a cheese and chutney plate - straight forward. I ordered beef wellington mid-rare. Puff pastry was perfect; beef was slightly more medium along the edges, but improved in the center (the challenge of cooking beef wellington). Side of carrot spears were to die for. Wife had the crispy duck breast. Nice large breast portion cooked perfectly. The veggi ragu was vey enjoyable. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very quiet relaxing pleasant evening. Dinner was excellent. I highly recommend the Goldmoor if you are in the Galena area and are looking for a quiet, out of the way excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband ordered the Osso bucco and it had the texture of a super ball. He gave me a bite and I had to spit it out into my napkin. My "crispy" duck was more of a struggle than a meal. It was served a top a watery broth with potatoes and carrots of various sizes...so not consistently cooked. I worked so hard to cut through the chewy fat layer I risked splattering my blouse. I think we fared better than those before us as there was dried food stuck to our seat from previous patrons. Ew. Thankfully we filled up on some nice wine and ate all of our salad. The chocolate cake was not worth the calories. It really didn't taste like chocolate....but more like olive oil. The French toast breakfast the next morning was wonderful however."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Very nice place with great food and beautiful view. My wife and I loved this place. It is tucked away in the woods on the hill. Very relaxing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our evening started out wonderful but after we were seated and handed menus they sort of forgot about us. It was a half hour before my wife got the attention of a waitress so we could order."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a great dinner with my wife on Valentines Day. My bone in Rib-Eye was excellent and cooked exactly how I requested.. Also found out you can bring your own wine for a small corkage fee. Will definitely be going back to this hidden gem. Next time will try to reserve the private dining in the kitchen."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time there at our most recent visit to Galena. Wonderful Service, Food, and Views! Great place for all to enjoy!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Outstanding food and presentation. Service always flawless. Our favorite restaurant in Galena and one of our two or three favorites in the U.S. Worth a special trip of many miles."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The goldmoor was one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. The inn and its views are stunning, the food incredible, and the service is warm, friendly and does not rush you at all. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Everything was wonderful! We celebrated our 29th anniversary with our good friends. This was a great place to go!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Stumbled upon this place. Its cozy and the food was amazing. Will be returning again."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "This was our first trip to Goldmoor, after visiting Galena several times a year. The hotel/restaurant is a distance from downtown. We hired a cab, the road was winding. The food and service was excellent - thank you to Linda and LeRoy. The Beef Wellington and Ribeye dinners were both wonderful."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I brought my husband for his birthday. Taylor addressed us saying he would be our chef and server. He did not miss a beat. The service was spot on. The food was delicious. The ambience was cozy and elegant. We look forward to our next dinner at the Goldmoor."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We ate at the Goldmoor and had a wonderful time. Our dinner date fell on a Friday night. We had 5 adults in our party. Goldmoor had a Christmas Carol dinner in the other dinning room. We were placed in a private room that seated 8-10. The wine list looked fantastic. 3 of our party ordered the Beef Wellington and said it was deliciious. 2 others ordered the ribeyes and were also very pleased. The soups were excellent. Dessert was very delicious. Highly recommend this place. It's a must go to place in Galena, IL Sue was our server and was attentive to every detail. The Caretaker, Lee gave us a tour of the grounds after dinner. We will definately be back!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "This was our first time dining at the Goldmoor and it was one of the best dinners and evenings we have had in a long time. The food was superb, great service and ambience. We were offered a tour of the kitchen when we finished dinner.. young enthusiastic chefs and a spotless kitchen. We plan to return in a month and probably many times after that. What a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The Goldmoor offers great menu selections. We are always interested in seeing what is new on each seasonal menu. The dishes are simple but very unique, there is always something new for us to try, we love this."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The food was really good hands down. The Pumpkin soup was delish. I was disappointed in the level of service. Dinner took over 2 hours because there was a wedding going on. Our server was not very nice and seemed very frustrated. It ruined my experience. I took my husband here for his birthday and our sweetest day dinner. It is great for special occasions."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I wish I had made my reservation for just before sunset. I'll bet the view was magnificent and the drive would have been less frantic."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Amazing evening celebrating our anniversary and my birthday -- we had a 5:45 reservation and were immediately seated at a private, romantic booth. Views were unbelievable with the sunset and Fall colors -- we took lots of photos. Service by Linda was perfect, she was very attentive and helpful, yet respectful of our private evening. The pumpkin bisque was thick, tasty, and unique. Cornish hen was fantastic, but the beef wellington was charred, a bit overcooked and on the salty side. Based on other reviews though it sounds like our wellington experience isn't common. Prices were very reasonable considering the ambiance and service. I'm already recommending the Goldmoor! We are even considering going back to stay as guests at their Inn."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Awesome place to dine and the food is outstanding. You can not beat the amazingly beautiful surrounding and decor on the inside and out. Very charming!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Soup was good but too thick and cold. Service was extremely slow. 90 minutes between arrival and arrival of entrees -- we weren't in a hurry but that was longer than we expected so we had made plans for after dinner. Entrees were very well prepared. Restaurant has beautiful view and we booked early in evening in order to see sunset but we didn't get seated at a table with a view. Room we were in was quite chilly."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "The food was delicious! My only negatives were that the soups while delicious were lukewarm. Also the wine list could use some more affordable options . Lovely location with great views of the Mississippi."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Dined here for my wife's birthday. The view of the Mississippi is worth the visit alone, but while there don't miss the excellent food and wine list. We started with the crab cakes, a specialty. Who would have thought you could get delicious crab cakes in Galena. My son tried the tomato bisque - a treat. And my wife had the caprese salad - there was so much on the plate we all had a taste. Portions here are generous. Beef Wellington, another specialty, and scallops were the main courses. All well prepared and nicely plated. And the home made salad dressings are also fabulous and worth the mention. All in all, one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed in Galena. We'll be back."
    Dined on 8/31/2013