Goldmoor Restaurant

4.6
592 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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mikeJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place, excellent food, ambiance, service. Top notch!!

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vipkathyb
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the Goldmoor was great! Every from the food to the service was top notch. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a very nice Thanksgiving meal. The staff was very attentive.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was hot, presentation good, seasoned well. Had to eat in our room due to current restrictions. Staff was extremely responsive, food delivered quickly. Table in front of a window overlooking the river. Sun was setting, very beautiful.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Really very tasty definitely will be back.

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our server was excellent. However My girlfriend ordered the Snapper. it was incredibly mushy and wouldn’t come off without all of the bones. Our server was very accommodating and offered to bring her something else. She ordered the filet which we of course had to wait to be prepared they change the price of the meal to the filet price and the fillet was rather grainy. The manager around the entire time made conversation with everyone but never came over to apologize for the unsatisfactory food or even offer us a drink or anything to accommodate for the wait that we had for the alternate meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Worth the drive! The most gorgeous view and delicious food.

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Packupthecats
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to the Goldmore for dinner after our small elopement in Galena. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. All efforts for COVID era social distancing and masks were being followed which we really appreciated. I would definitely come back for a special occasion.

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vipCatherineM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! Our server was wonderful! Special place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok compared to the price. We had a porch chop with a rice and red bean patti. The chop was good but the patti was cold and hard. Not moist as we would of expected.

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Klojlo
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

5 star’s all around. Wonderful
dining experience.

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vipMarie
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday,had a wonderful dinner.

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vipEugenioT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner, great ambiance, great service and outstanding cuisine.
We will be back for sure.

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JeffS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

60 day dry aged ribeye was the best steak I've had in my life. Overall amazing dining experience. Beautiful scenery, great cocktails, awesome service, food was next level.

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Smokegrinder
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice venue, excellent food, wine and service. Expensive.

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BobG20
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I shared an appetizer and beef Wellington. The scallops were excellent and the beef Wellington was prepared to perfection. The dessert was an excellent crème Brule. Breakfast was French toast prepared to perfection by the innkeeper.

Top quality

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JonB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We visited Galina, IL the past few days and studied reviews for dining. Choose Goldmoor for 1st night’s meal. Fried Green Tomatoes the 2nd.

Goldmoor ...kind of pricy and food about average.

Waitress was not friendly...even abrupt at times. However the owner stopped by our table and we talked for a while which made up for it.

My wife loved her gnocchi however my red snapper was average.

Fried Green Tomatoes... PERFECT!!!

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vipMEGANDETERS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet was out of this world. My husband said it was the best he has ever had! Highly recommend!!

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denisem
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was very romantic but overall the food was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. Totally recommend Beef Wellington.

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PaulyGuitar
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxing place!

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SouthwestInTheMidwest
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, considerate and talented staff, and the food was absolutely phenomenal! Careful consideration for COVID-19 prevention measures.

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LilyP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service spectacular. Definitely a must to when in Galena.

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vipDani
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dood was great and the customer service was excellent! Will definitely return back. The ambiance was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday dining experience for my LOVELY wife!!!

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hoosiermoose
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were guests at the hotel and chose to dine on site our first night (a Wednesday in August). Had the place to ourselves for the first hour (dined early - 6pm). Heather was our server - very eclectic personality - enjoyed her much. App (scallops), soups (watermelon gazpacho and tomato bisque) and both steaks (filet and 60-day aged ribeye) all superb, making the dining experience top shelf. We will very likely return to the Goldmoor Inn (also outstanding) for a short getaway and will surely dine on site again. Simply, excellent.

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vipAmyT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our server was such a delight and made our anniversary dinner extra special. The food was way too salty!!!

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vipGTF20
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious and the service was outstanding.

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SusanC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The menu was very interesting and the food tasty. The restaurant is a bit remote but so worth the drive. Our table overlooked the river with a spactacular sunset. The owner/manager was attentive. I will definitely go back when I'm next in Galena.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was in a beautiful location. Wished that there was some lazy jazz cat music playing in the background while we ate. The service was outstanding and the host came around to the tables to engage in small talk. It was very much appreciated. We will be coming back in the future to stay in the location.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time celebrating our friend for her upcoming wedding. The entire staff went out of their way to ensure we had a great time. The owner, servers and chef really made an impact on our experience! GREAT customer service- we will definitely be back again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to celesta birthday. Great food and beautiful location

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SarahS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, Gorgeous views, fantastic menu. Owners were very thoughtful in encouraging us to view the sunset. The drive from Galena was scenic. Martini was excellent. The food overall was too salty for our taste, with the exception of the scallops. They were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

25 Th wedding anniversary

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LarryE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly owner took the time to greet us and thanked us for choosing his establishment. The dinner was amazing. I had whole snapper and my wife had beef Wellington. We're not locals but will definitely go back when in the area.

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vipTammyF
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the most spectacular dinner we have ever had as a family. First escape since COVID-19, found this reservation only due to open table and had a wonderful dining experience. Food was wonderful. Service exceptional. And grounds were spectacular. Proprietors were lovely people we well. Will definitely dine here again and probably stay at the inn as well. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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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
10 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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