Goldmoor Restaurant

4.6
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556 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Recently received the prestigious 2017 Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.
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, elegant tables with breathtaking views overlooking the Mississippi River or our interactive Chef's Table.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.8
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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, this was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. The filet mignon was amazing!! We also really enjoyed the beet salad and lava cake. Thank you for a great birthday dinner!

Goldmoor Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

Dear anonymous, thank you for your feedback we are delighted that you enjoyed the dinner.

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loveshersteak
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

So disappointed in the experience we had. Breakfast was delicious! Dinner was disappointing. Salad was a half head of romaine put on a plate with garlic bread and ceasar dressing dumped on it. Was an extra $12 even though the server said it was included with my meal. My husband's steak was waaay undercooked. We were the only people dining at the time so Im not sure why they rushed his food instead of properly cooking it. His baked potato was also undercooked and everything was swimming in a garlic butter sauce. It took away from the rest of his food. Server never asked him if he wanted another drink after the first round. Seemed like everyone was trying to close early and get out of there. For $140 I was expecting a much better meal. The place itself is amazing and I'm happy we stayed there but the dinner was very lacking unfortunately.

Goldmoor Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

Dear loveshersteak, I am very disappointed to hear that your dinner experience was not up to par. My sincere apologies to you. I wish we had known at the time of the dinner we could have corrected the situation.I will share your comments with both the server and the Chef to prevent this from happening again. I hope you will give us another opportunity in the future.

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944turbo
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience5

Great place with lots of potential but just didn't deliver for us. Our server was obviously new but she continued to tell us that she didn't really know much about the menu. They are supposed to be famous for their beef wellington so that's what I ordered. It was overcooked and mediocre at best. Certainly not worth $50. My wife ordered the Kobe beef which was very good and the thick cut seasoned potatoes that came with her dish were fantastic. The wine list is pretty scant for an upscale dining establishment. Great atmosphere and location just not executed all that well.

Goldmoor Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

Dear 944Turbo, I am sorry to hear that your dining experience was sub par. Please accept my apologies. Yes we are famous for the Beef Wellington and your experience is not the norm. I will share your comments with both the Chef and the server. We appreciate your feed back.

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vipDocP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem right near downtown Galena Illinois. It is a must for anyone looking for breathtaking views, unmatched accommodations, and unparalleled hospitality. It is now our go to place when visiting the Galena area.

Goldmoor Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

Dear DocP thank you for your nice review and we look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely best dining experience in Galena IL!
We loved the food , awesome location and the atmosphere
Exquisite food served in exquisite restaurant

Goldmoor Restaurant
Responded on March 4, 2020

Dear anonymous, thank you for your favorable rating and we are delighted that you enjoyed dinner with us. Please come and visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible and made with great attention to detail. I had the 60 day aged ribeye. It was incredibly tender and delicious. My spouse had the Beef Wellington, her favorite and it continued to not disappoint.

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vipBubba8
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip to the Goldmoor. First and foremost the owners are simply wonderful people, they truly take the time to meet everyone. If you catch them when they can spend more time with you they will share the history of the establishment as well as themselves.
Now the food, the food is amazing. The plating, the food, the food... Wonderful experience of flavors. A must try in our book.
The staff is fun and knowledgeable a playful group.

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ClaytonA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Goldmoor restaurant food was very good and filling. Service was great. This was our second visit to the restaurant. We would visit it again.

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JimD
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Restaurant provided a very romantic atmosphere for an early Valentines Day celebration!

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MelanieG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We went there once before and it was wonderful, but this time they charged even more for the food, which was subpar for the price, and it was barely even room temperature. We were very, very disappointed this time around, and I do not think we will be returning again. Also, we both became very ill the day after dining there. Not happy with the experience at all. Almost $200 for lukewarm, almost cold food that was absolutely not worth it. Never, ever again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to celebrate her birthday week. Outstanding service, food was fantastic and they made my wife feel special. Very romantic. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful location, excellent service and atmosphere

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NicholasG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about the Goldmoor Inn. Hands down one of the best dining experiences we have had in a very long time. The duck breast with beet puree was amazing and the gnocchi pesto with fall vegetables was delicious. The service was great and the staff was very warm and welcoming. We will no doubt visit Goldmoor Inn in the future. Highly recommend.

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MaryAliceB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our first time there. Went on an off day so we had the place practicality to ourselves. Food was good ambience exceptional. We want to definately go back again.

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CharlieO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the ambiance is very quaint. Our server was attentive and we had a wonderful anniversary experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything with our dinner experience was wonderful. The decor and setting are lovely and contribute to a relaxed, beautiful atmosphere. Food was well-prepared and artfully presented as well as delicious. Chris our waitress was outstanding in every aspect of the service and significantly contributed to a fabulous dining experience. Worth the drive from downtown Galena.

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TaraB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. This place never disappoints.

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MikeKim
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Goldmoor seven times over the past ten years and have always had the best of dining experiences. Great food, interesting wine and cocktail selections, friendly and prompt service, and unhurried atmosphere with a sunset view of the Mississippi River.

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LynnL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, I would strongly recommend this restaurant. The food was excellent, very nice atmosphere and excellent service. My wife had the ribeye and I had the beef Wellington.

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MandW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Meal. The chef and his staff are serving some incredible food that would rival Chicago, New York, L.A. We have been frequenting this establishment for many years, my only criticism they need to upgrade the dining area. Same decor, same tables & chairs, same color scheme. The Goldmoor is a unique venue and the food is indeed worth the trek. However the atmosphere just needs a little tweaking to put it on the same level of excellence as the food.

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JOHNB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. You have to request table in the kitchen. The chef was very entertaining and extremely talented. You’re able to sample sauces while watching your meal being prepared. Can’t wait to get back .

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Mike
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location, excellent food, excellent staff and service. Will go back again

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vipCustomer
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at the Goldmoor. However, one of our meals was the Colossal Shrimp which was somewhat disappointing and overpriced. The shrimp were at best medium size. Also, the Beef Wellington is a bit overpriced. We will continue to come back, but this time we did not feel our meals met the value. We did really enjoy the chocolate molten cake that we had for Dessert.

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vipSusan
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I were staying at the Goldmoor and had dinner one night at the restaurant. Our server was great! We had a delicious poached pear buratta salad appetizer. I had Kobe Wagyu beef and my husband had the beef Wellington. Both were very good but I think the Wellington beef was a little over cooked. We took the apple tart dessert back to the room at it was delicious!

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SusanS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and welcoming. The food was amazing. We had steak tartare prepared at our table. I had beef Wellington done just right. My dessert was apple strudel. It was beautiful and delicious. The apple slices were formed into a flower and the crust was heaven. I took a picture. It is a very romantic place. Overall, it was worth the price. We really appreciated having this restaurant here, and not having to leave the property. It is out in the country with dark, winding roads. This whole place is top notch. Even the restroom has a porcelain sink with painted prairie flowers on it. This was a special evening in every way. They have weddings there also. I wish I had known about this place when our daughter was getting married.
You don’t have to be staying at the Goldmoor to eat here. It is more like an overall experience than a meal. It reminded me of Sedona. The view is calming. This is one of the very few places that I would give five stars to.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond our expectations! The sunset view of the Mississippi was spectacular, huge wine and cocktail list. The steak tartar made table side was the best. I had eggplant steak and my husband had a delectable chicken dish. Lavender butter with fresh bread. Warm apple crisp with panacata topped off our evening. The atmosphere is elegant. And the chef payed us a visit. I don’t know how it gets better than that. Oh and it’s sll affordable!

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vipRR70
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great experience at the Goldmoor. The food and service was excellent and we always enjoyed talking to the owner/host, Slobo.

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BradS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Quaint atmosphere. The owners were on hand to assist with service -- they are charming, to say the least. The menu is uncommonly diverse for the area, and the food was impeccably prepared. We ordered 5-6 different entrees & appetizers. Standouts included Crispy Pork Belly (small plate appetizer), White Peking Duck Breast (entree), the Gnocchi Pesto with Fall Vegetables (entree), and the Beef Wellington. The prices are premium. But when you taste the food, you'll understand why.

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happy
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place for a great meal with a view over the river. Try and get there for sunset

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MaryO
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our party of 5 women celebrating a dear friend's 60th birthday was surprised when we arrived with our own dining room. The owner chatted with us initially and made us feel so very welcomed. Chris, our server was outstanding, very efficient and attentive and so warm and kind. The food was excellent. 3 of our party had the beef wellington which was delicious, 2 of us had the filet. My potato was quite tiny (considering the size of most baked potatoes served in restaurants), however all in all, plenty of food. We shared 2 desserts, a chocolate mousse and a creme' brulette. Both delicious. We were worried it may be too "stuffy" for our fun-loving group, however it was not and we had a wonderful time! It was dark so didn't get to enjoy the view, however the building and front grounds were beautiful and impeccably kept. Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

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vipSteverino
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful setting. Quiet with a great view of the Mississippi River at sunset. Foie Gras & Beef Wellington were terrific. Steak was cooked perfectly. The Red Snapper was also very good with an ample sized serving. The soup was a very inventive pumpkin ginger apple creation.
The owner greeted us & also thanked us as we departed. Goldmoor is a bit off the beaten path on a dark winding country road. Signage is good so it’s easy to find & worth the drive out of Galena.

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PhilipE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley, our waitress is always wonderful, rembers what your drink order is, efficient. The salads are huge, I get v 8, the table split it, no cheapo split plate charge.
The table had the signature beef wellingtons, a 30 day aged steak and the vegetarian gnocci.
My only fault with this place is on weekends, they should have a bartender. The wait staff makes their table's drinks, slows things down and I've seen house guests walk out waiting for someone to make a drink
You folks are losing revenue!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 23rd anniversary. Food was great as well as a nice table along the window. Will definitely be back

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Bentley
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love Goldmoor and will be back soon. The only miss was the shrimp. Seemed a bit mushy like it had been frozen and defrosted.

The occasion was my wife's birthday and our anniversary. Your inn and restaurant are the best in Galena.

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vipJoyannM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautiful view, great service!

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sandman
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a guest of The Goldmoor, we wanted to have dinner here the first night of our arrival. Our food, service and view were superb. If you are looking for a quiet, fine dining experience, I highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food and service was excellent!!!!!

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vipJohnwber1
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting over looking the Mississippi River - very good for a special occasion. Wasn’t impressed with the restaurants in Galena but Goldmoor was the exception. Very good food , perfect ambiance.
The Inn keeper spent time with us and told us about the history of the place. Made a special day even better

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NatalieB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a high end, adult (meaning mature) experience, The Goldmoor Restaurant is the place! Chef Joshua makes the food look beautiful on your plate, but also cooks to perfection! The atmosphere is so comfortable and classy. The service is terrific and friendly. The wine list is perfect. The desserts are amazing. You cannot go wrong, the menu gives great choices and everything is delicious.

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