Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eagleridge.com/Dining/The-Woodlands.asp
  • Phone: 8157765050x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Everyday: 6:00am - 11:00am; Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Everyday 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Randy Hoppman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Offering a variety of dining and catering options.
  • Private Party Facilities: Unique dining accommodations up to 400 people in private rooms overlooking Lake Galena. Custom menus are suggested including our very popular Bacchus Wine Cellar Dinners.
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Sproule 8157765028x
  • Entertainment: Woodlands Lounge offers live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 12am.
    Woodlands Restaurant offers acoustical guitar on Saturday nights and live jazz piano during Sunday Brunch.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Wachter Drive
  • Public Transit: Resort shuttles are available for all of our golf villas and distinct homes.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary hotel parking available with handicap accessibility
A word from Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers nine distinctly different dining venues located on the resort property. The chefs in our award-winning Culinary Department create innovative cuisine based on Midwest traditions utilizing local products. Whether your taste is for a hearty breakfast, a traditional lunch after golf, an exquisite dining experience overlooking Lake Galena, heart healthy cuisine designed to match an experience in our Stonedrift Spa or a fresh baked pizza from Paisanos, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has something to satisfy every palate and appetite.
Our signature restaurant Woodlands Restaurant & Lounge serves breakfast and dinner daily. Affording fantastic lake views with seasonal cuisine based on Midwest local products. Serving steaks, seafood, vegan dishes, with an extensive wine and craft ale list. A lavish Sunday Brunch is featured weekly
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Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (17)good for groups (11)special occasion (11)great for brunch (11)fit for foodies (8)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (6)romantic (6)notable wine list (6)neighborhood gem (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Please clean off the table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Empty plates sat on the table for at least 20min. Had to ask for kids menus.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Galena
    Jack
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've tried them all, Woodlands is best Galena has to offer plus a nice setting and overlook of Lake Galena. Corn chowder is excellent. We always get whatever the "featured salad" is, it's always been good. Menu changes fairly regularly. Right now the Pheasant with Gnocci is dynamite, but may not be there long. Strip steak and tuna is always on menu and very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Woodlands Restaurants
    Perfect
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The meal was top notch! Menu offered a nice selection of entrees, wine list was very good and the staff was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bruch/lunch
    MarandTer
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were at the Woodlands for brunch the day after our daughter's wedding at Eagle Ridge. Our family of five sat and ate and talked for nearly 3 hours and never felt rushed. The wait staff kindly asked if we wanted anything else before they took down the buffet. The wide variety of food was delicious, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere was relaxing. This was just what we all needed after a very busy weekend. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Whenever we stay at Eagle Ridge, we must have the Sunday Brunch. They have two options: the breakfast brunch and Sunday brunch both of which are outstanding. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Pretty View
    DiscerningDiner7710
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was my first time in Galena and the Eagle Ridge Resort. I dined on a Tuesday night, so the restaurant was very quiet and not very busy. I was met by a very nice receptionist who seated me near a window with a beautiful view. I also appreciated the time he took to read my Open Table profile and knew my desired seating. I wasn't offered a wine list so I had a glass of the Eagle Ridge brand Cab. It was very good. My server was delightful and she was very attentive. I ordered a small filet and it was cooked to perfection. My entire meal was enjoyable. My stay at Eagle Ridge was very short, but I would recommend the Woodlands as a place to have dinner, especially toward the end of the week/weekend when there is more going on.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank You!
    greatnight
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Thank you for such a wonderful experience. We enjoyed every aspect of the restaurant from the friendly, prompt service to the outstanding food. Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not happy!
    Mamabo
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Own a vacation home in Galena territory . I have brought my family to brunch here many times, however new management has taken over. The resturant was relatively empty when my family of 10 arrived. We had a reservation and were told due to the size of my party we had to be split in 2 groups because they could not seat such a large party! Also the food setup made it difficult to get to all the food. Omlet station poorly placed. Waitress was very nice and food was good, expensive. I should have fussed about seating arrangement. Will try other options in area in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view...
    SuszapVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Beautiful view to be sure, but the food was mediocre and arrived not exactly cold, but definitely not hot. We had an early reservation at 5:30.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Brunch
    Foodguy
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Wonderful food and service. Didn't rush us and extremely friendly wait staff. I wish the restaurant was nearby so I could frequently visit. Definitely would recommend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic
    LOVETOEATOUTVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    IF THIS EXCELLENT RESTAURANT WAS IN CHICAGO..IT WOULD STAY OPEN 24 HOURS...EXCELLENT CREATIONS LIKE CHERRY COBBLER DESSERT,FANTASTIC BRUNCH,GREAT SHRIMP COCKTAIL..MENU CREATIVE..LIKE CITRUS LIMES SHRIMP AND JASMINE RICE...GREAT STAFF..NEW DECOR...A++++++
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    RedTT
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is the second year we have come for the Father's Day brunch at Woodlands Restaurant and it was delightful. Wonderful selection of foods.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food & Service
    pcphantomdiner14
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My wife & I dined here on our anniversary because it was convenient especially after our hot air balloon ride was cancelled. The restaurant is great for anyone staying at Eagle Ridge & seems to be a convenient dining option for golfers or any other outdoor activities available at the resort. The service was very good & the food was good but not exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 89 reviews are from the Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa reviews archive.
  • Romantic Location
    JMcC
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Everything about the Restaurant was excellent. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family reunion
    likesGalena
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Our table was ready and we were seated immediately. Our server arrived quickly and described our dining options--menu, breakfast buffet, or Sunday brunch. We chose the brunch for ~$25 per person. The price of the brunch includes everything but the tax. Sunday brunch diners are offered mimosas and/or champagne in addition to juices, coffee, etc. Breakfast items included a made-to-order egg station (omelets available), assorted fruits, as well as hot and cold entrees. Hot lunch items included three entrees and two sides. There was also a carving station (three meats), a variety of salads, cheeses, and desserts. When the restaurant got busy it did take a little longer for our server to remove our plates and refill beverages.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eagle Ridge Restaurant
    PugnaciousVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was our first time at the Woodlands of Eagle Ridge and we were very satisfied. Service was very good as was the food. On the Saturday evening, they had an all-you-can-eat prime rib bar with salad, loaded baked potatoes and other root vegetables that looked like we'd have to get rolled out on a wheelbarrow if we opted in to this choice (in other words it would be a great choice for hungry men). But we went with a lighter meal of a small fillet and sauteed bass. Cocktails to start (martinis) were mixed well with top shelf choices and the Holy Sisters dessert (you'll have to go there to figure this one out) was over the top excellent - think deep fried Sinnibon :) Add this to good dining choices in the Galena territory.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Galena
    greatnight
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    After a sub par dinner the previous night in downtown galena we decided to give Woodlands at Eagle Ridge a try. They have really scenic tables of the frozen lake behind the lodge. The wine list and menu are really something you can't find outside of Chicago, its obvious this place caters to more Chicago clientele. Food and service were excellent and they even took our picture out front by the fireplace. Highly recommend stopping by this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This has been our 4th year
    Netti
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This has been our 4th year up here. We love it. We are not diappointed at all. My husband and I celebrate our anniversary in Eagle Ridge. It was everything and more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great weekend
    Zippy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a great dinner. All the people and waitress were very friendly and helpful. The food was very good and the setting was very arm and romantic . The only negative was the service was slow and not attentive enough to our needs. Overall though, we had a wonderful time and would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I absolutely LOVE The Woodlands for a nice date night! We spend Valentine's Day there every year and will continue to do so! The Woodlands food is amazing and the staff could not be friendlier! We highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful View
    greatnight
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Had a great table by the window with a view of their lake. Excellent sea bass special, service and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Galena
    Jack
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Nice setting. Interesting menu, always changing. Service can be slow, as is most of Galena, frankly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bday dinner
    Bdaysurprise
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We have been here many times before and this time did not disappoint. Great Restaurant -- even greater service!! Thanks Andrea for all the football updates.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a fantastic meal! Thank
    greatnight
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We had a fantastic meal! Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food and service
    mike
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    There was one exception to the food. A filet was ordered medium rare and it was well done. The kitchec took too long to correct as the rest of the group of 8 had finished eating by the time the properly prepared steak was served. m
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday
    kayo
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Buffet delicious, however pricey for those who do not go back for seconds. Potatos should be served beside meat, then accoutrements.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What's that smell?
    Sunshine
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    From the moment we were seated, there was an unusual smell at our table. Not sure if it was a moldy/musty smell, or what it was. We mentioned it to our waitress and she had no response. It ruined our dinner, though. The smell was not pleasant at all!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    StockVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    We've enjoyed brunch before at Woodlands, about a year ago. This visit was certainly below our expectations with respect to food and service. We love the location, but we won't be back for the food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible
    KELamb
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    I took my husband to Woodlands for his 50th birthday. First, our server (Chris) was great...and she had two large tables of 8-10 people to accommodate...plus 4-5 other tables. The food was fantastic...I had the petite filet and my husband had the veal pot roast. The meat was so tender...it nearly melted in our mouths! We requested berries & whipped cream for dessert...absolutely incredible...biggest & most delicious raspberries ever, with flavorful, light whipped cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Galena
    Jack
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Weve been dining out in Galena practically every weekend for 10 years, we keep going back to the Woodlands. Relaxing, nice setting looking out on lake. Interesting dishes. Good steaks. Always changing menu. Featured salad always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD NOT GOOD
    jerryVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    PRIME RIB BUFFET, MEAT WAS TOUGH, NOT A BIG SELECTION OF FOOD, NOTHING IS MARKED ON THE BUFFET TABLE. PROBABLY WON'T BE BACK.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food, service, view and
    happycouple
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    The food, service, view and dinning room was great!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Excellent seafood special on Sat Evening. Very extensive wine list with very good wines for reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NIce Quiet Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Great Seafood Special Server Stacy was great. Steve the wine expert provide a nice selection to match our meal. Thanks Relaxing and nice view of the sunset and Lake Galena
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Girl's get away weekend, and wanted to dine somewhere with an upscale menu. We had wonderful food, drink and service! You really do not mind spending money when you actually get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first time using Open Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    My first time using Open Table for a reservation. I thought I was making reservations for Easter Brunch at the Eagle Ridge Restaurant. My family was seated and we all started to enjoy our morning...when I realized the restaurant wasn't very full.I asked a worker why...the Easter Brunch was in the ballroom. Unfortunately we didn't have a reservation for that special brunch. Disappointed for our family but the service and staff helped us make up for that. Very apologetic and gave us great service! Our server Kaierry was amazing! So sweet! Eagle Ridge should be so happy to have such a great server! Our family's disappointment was turned around and we enjoyed our beautiful morning with the friendly people at this great resort.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our server's name was Jonathan.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Our server's name was Jonathan. He was awesome! We had a very nice meal. Would definetley go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The resort is lovely. The
    glitzysueVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The resort is lovely. The servers are very pleasant and efficient. The restaurant has a beautiful view with a lovely fireplace. Very romantic. But the food is very pedestrian and it comes to the table lukewarm at best. We had the breakfast buffet and even though the food was sitting in warming trays it was cold to lukewarm. We also had snacks in the bar. Again, severs very nice, but the food was greasy and cold.
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  • The best brunch (Sunday Brunch)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    The best brunch (Sunday Brunch) I have had in a long time! The food is overwhelming in a good way. Many different foods available and everything was delicious! Also, this is the best place to stay that we have found in Galena, IL.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our experience was fantastic!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Our experience was fantastic!! Great food, great service and we had a table overlooking the lake. It was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet