My husband and I had dinner here recently. Upsides: the dining room view, overlooking the Mississippi, with trains rolling by; very pleasant, particularly as the sun was setting. My husband was not feeling 100% on the night we ate here, so that took away quite a bit from the overall enjoyment of the evening. The waitress was very pleasant and accommodating. Additionally, the host who greeted us was nice. The food was a 4 out of 5. I enjoyed my soup and salad, but I thought the Beef Wellington should have been served without large mounds of mashed potatoes. My husband enjoyed his trout; nicely cooked. Unfortunately, a fidgety child eating with his parents negatively impacted our evening. We'd be 70+/30- about returning.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
What a great location, nice
What a great location, nice views of the Mississippi. This is also a B&B that I would love to stay at sometime. Small menu that covers everything, the Trout was very good.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took my husband to dinner
I took my husband to dinner for celebrate his birthday. I wanted a special location to celebrating and The Goldmoor did not disappoint us. The front view is amazing, and we asked to sit next to the window so we enjoyed the most beautiful sunset with the Mississippi River view. The food and the staff are outstanding. A gem must to see!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Goldmoor never misses a beat.
Goldmoor never misses a beat. Excellence across the board even when the owners are away on vacation. Location, ambiance and view of the Galena tributary to the Mississippi with sunset in background are simply fabulous...
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for our anniversary.
Went there for our anniversary. It was very nice. Even though it was a cloudy day, it was very picturesque. Very quite. The service and food was very good.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband surprised me with
My husband surprised me with dinner at the Goldmoor. What a special place this is... the food was wonderful and sevice was fantastic. Busy place but we were in no rush! We were one of the last dinner reservations, but loved relaxing and talking and taking our time with dinner. Thank you for making our anniversary a special evening.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
special trip because of GOldmoor
I would recommend this restaurant t o anyone looking for a special place to celebrate a special occasion or really I would just recomment it for any reason. The food was excellent and the ambience could not be beaten. So glad we found it.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for our 10 year anniversary
We went for our 10 year anniversary and we very impressed with the view and loved the romantic booth we sat in overlooking the river and the garden. Our server was very nice and was kind enough to take a picture of us on our special day. The food was delicious and the bread with the homemade butter was awesome! The portions were huge and were SOO full we didn't even have room for the super delicious looking desserts! We were EXTREMELY pleased with our visit!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
After being disappointed by restaurants in town that were overpriced for what seemed like only fair food, we decided to venture 7 miles out to try the Goldmoor. Driving through the country to get there I wasn't sure what to expect and when I saw the place it was like "Oh Wow!" The setting on the Mississippi River is just overwhelmingly beautiful and the restaurant allows you to take in all of the view. With everything being so beautiful I figured the price would be over the top too but it was less than we spent in town and the food was just as attractive as it was delicious! I just wish we had found this place sooner because we were going home the next day. We'll definitely return when we visit Galena again!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and a great view.
Great food and a great view. We ate dinner while watching the sun set over the Mississippi.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice place
The Goldmoor is a hidden gem! I loved the Wild Mushroom Bruschetta we had as a starter. I had envisioned a slightly larger dining room (there are only about 8 tables), but that wasn't a problem by any means. Just make sure you make reservations.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grand at Goldmoor!
Food outstanding & beautiful setting and atmosphere. What dropped this from a 5 was the service. It was very good for the first half and then poor. Our empty dinner plates sat on the table for at least 10 minutes.....then forever to bring the coffee, check etc. The table next to us had a different waitress and she was at their table at least 3 times during a span when our waitress was not at our table once. She was really nice so I didn't say anything. Everything else was top notch. Will give it another try on our next trip to Galena
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful views and food
The views of the Mississippi River were available from our table. There are three small Dining Rooms which allows an intimate atmosphere with few tables in each space. The mushroom brushetta was a delicious start to our meal. Our group of six ordered different items which gave us a chance to experience the different dishes, all fabulous. Service was wonderful. We would definately rerun next time we are in Galena.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had drinks on the patio overlooking the river. Fantastic service continued as we went inside and had an amazing dinner, notable: the balsamic fig butter on warm, fresh bread, Carmelites onion and bacon dressing on the salad, Beef Wellington, and coffee served in a French press
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great, food was presented beautifully , very enjoyable meal, beef Wellington was prepared perfectly. would return again.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
An excellent place to enjoy a leisurely dining experience. No one rushes you out the door, the very young chef has a real talent.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is a must go when you visit Galena. The view was fantastic, the food out of this world and the service was second to none. Our server even took us in to meet the chef.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Galena - Not on Main Street
When you are in Galena and you are looking for a place to go that is not in main part of town I highly recommend trying the Goldmoor Restaurant. Great food, great service, and a nice scenic location.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Special Ocassions
We stayed and dined at Goldmoor Inn for our 30th Anniversary. The accommodations and dining were excellent. The accommodations were wonderful. The dining area is situated on the edge of a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River where we watched the sun set while we dined. The food was excellent as well as the service. It was quiet and very relaxing. I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone looking for a romantic dining experience or just a memorable time spent with friends.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is a hidden secret. It's in the middle of nowhere, but worth the drive. The room is very beautiful. The view of the Mississippi River is breath taking. The food was great. My wife and I both ordered the Rib eye steak with Blue cheese. Perfect medium and great flavor. Better than some steak houses. I suggest you try it. Well worth it.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice for anniversary dinner
Went to Galena for a few days to get away with my wife to celebrate our anniversary. Wanted a nice romantic place to have dinner and was looking for a more upscale restaurant for this special occasion. Goldmoor did not disappoint. I made the reservation at a time that would ensure that we were there for the sunset and our table had an awesome view of rolling hills beyond the Mississippi river. The view of the sunset, coupled with the quiet atmosphere [Thursday night] made for a very romantic dinner. Food was very good, although menu selection is somewhat limited. Would definitely return for special occasions.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The timing of our drinks, food was perfect! Really appreciated the attention we received without the hovering. The beef Wellington was too die for, and the ribeye was awesome. Portion sizes were perfect. We chose the red velvet cake, and the orange creme brûlée both if which were amazing! The Hogue Reisling 2010 was a great choice as well!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Located several miles outside Galena overlooking parts of the river is a perfect setting. The presentation of the food and taste was superb with what we would consider a great price value. The staff was pleasant and freindly.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful experience! The Beef Wellington was superb, the fillet was cooked to perfection inside the pastry. The salad was very crisp and refreshing. One of the best Blue Cheese dressing I have experienced. Excellent service; was well timed. You did not feel rushed. The scenery was breathtaking, over looking the Mississippi River. Great wine list. Can't wait to go back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well worth seeking out...WOW!
The location is only 6 or 7 miles outside of Galena. The building (Inn), the grounds, the views, the restaurant; all gorgeous!
As we both enjoy cooking, we opted for the kitchen table. The young and very talented kitchen crew were friendly and down to earth. We enjoyed talking with them, and observing the meals being prepared.So much care went into each dish. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. A treat for the eye as well as the palate.
The service was so friendly and thoughtful. Our server seemed to be genuinely enjoying working there, enthusiastic, and
Overall, the Goldmoor exceeded our expectations in every way, and the prices represented an excellent value!
We can't wait to go back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Scenery
The service was a little slow, but there was a party of fiften that came in just before we arrived.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We drove all the way from Chicago just to celebrate our anniversary with dinner at one of our favorite places that has the best view in the Midwest.Food is delicious and not overpriced.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took friends who have not been at the restaurant before. We all enjoyed a great dining experience.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere and service
The atmosphere and service were outstanding...the food was nothing exceptional. There were 9 of us & we had a private dining room, which was awesome. We all tried different entrees & agreed the food was just ok. If I was in the area again, I would go back to this restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took awhile for the food.
Took awhile for the food. Had 9 in our party but restaurant was not very busy on Monday nite. Was very good when it did get to us.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant dining room
The dining room was nice. We had a cozy booth looking outdoors. The food was good and I ate a lot, but nothing tasted awesome. The cheese platter had regular cheeses I could buy at any grocery store. The house special beef Wellington was presented nicely. The steak itself was cooked nicely but the pastry tasted overly salty. The dessert selection was slim and not tempting. Overall, I wa glad to have tried this restaurant but I don't need to go back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
b@b at its finest
outstanding vary good food vary nice and friendly staff
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view was fantastic as we overlooked the great Mississippi River during sunset. The only things I didn't enjoy were the risotto (my wife liked it) and the fact that they turned off the music 30 minutes before we left. This seemed to be a sign that they wanted us out.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is by far one of the best restaurants I have ever been to! The atmosphere is great, the food is excellent, and the service is wonderful. The only thing that I would like to have seen more of is selection of various types of foods.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Galena Gem
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.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Peaceful, romantic, friendly, tasty
We very much enjoyed this dining experience and title expresses.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding hospitality,friendly comfortable family admosphere, however descret. Food taste very good and portions generous.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceeded our expectations! Crabcakes are amazing. Soups are fresh and wonderful. Creative housemade dressings such as Creamy Onion Bacon are delightful. Beef Wellington is still their Signature dish, and rightfully so.
Off the beaten path which makes it a peaceful retreat with an outstanding view. Well worth the drive!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic fine dining experience.
First time visit was for our 1st wedding anniversary. We were only sorry that we hadn't found this gem much sooner. What a delightful experience! Top notch service and quality from the first step inside this wonderful restaurant. Outstanding ambiance, staff, views, and food. Peaceful and quiet dining with relaxing background music. Excellent menu and reasonable prices. Although we don't eat out frequently, we are already eagerly looking forward to our next visit.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place is beautiful. The view is spectacular. The service excellent. The food to die for. I could not have chosen a better spot for Momo's Birthday
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome place to dine and
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!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wish I had made my reservation
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.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scenic view and Romantic
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.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the food.
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.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Hidden Gem of a Restaurant!
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!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the trip
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.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM