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Goldmoor Restaurant

4.9
4.9
714 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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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (815) 777-3925

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brandon Veitch

  • Catering

    Customized catering menu per clients request.

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Brigit Radin: (844) 334-8750

  • Neighborhood

    Galena

  • Cross street

    Blackjack Road

  • Parking details

    Ample parking available.

  • Entertainment

    Occasional special events, variety entertainment.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizer

  • Pork Belly$20.00

    10-hour sous vide, crisp skin, cauliflower, grand mariner apricots, fennel salad, chorizo jus

    • Tuna Tartare$21.00

      Ahi Tuna, soy- ginger marinade, avocado puree, jalapeno, mango, wonton chip, nori, micro cilantro

      • Charcuterie Board$27.00

        smoked coppa, bresaola, prosciutto, triple crème camembert, house pickled spring vegetables, Spanish almonds, fig jam, marinated olives, cornichon, whole grain mustard, crisp baguette

        From the Garden

        • Chopped Salad$12.00

          romaine hearts, bell pepper, avocado, asparagus, English peas, feta, Kalamata olive, egg, brioche crouton, champagne vinaigrette

          • Spring Garden Salad$11.00

            mix greens, snow pea, marinated artichoke, chickpea, heirloom tomato, radish, fennel, basil pesto vinaigrette

            • Ilberico Ham and Strawberry Salad$13.00

              arugula, fig, cream cheese, avocado puree, candied hazelnut, pickle spring onion, balsamic glaze

              Entrée

              • Wellington$56.00

                mushroom duxelles, confit fingerling potato, cauliflower, grilled spring onion, sauce Au Poivre

                • Spring Lamb Loin$47.00

                  Australian lamb, zaatar carrot, cashew- ginger, baby artichoke, pea- mint, chorizo jus

                  • Bone-In Amish Chicken$38.00

                    crisp skin, morel mushroom, English pea, whipped potato, cilantro- Dijon, poultry velouté

                    • Hangar Steak$49.00

                      Moroccan spiced, confit potato, zaatar carrot spring onion, cashew- ginger, sauce chermoula

                      • Barramundi$41.00

                        baby artichoke, blistered tomato, chickpeas, salmon roe, pickled vegetable, dashi beurre Blanc

                        • Sea Scallops$48.00

                          morel mushroom, English peas, mint, charred leek puree, salmon roe, dill-lemon sauce

                          • Ahi Tuna Steak$46.00

                            fennel pollen, asparagus, confit potato, boiled egg, Dijon, Kalamata olive, white wine sauce

                            • House-Made Agnolotti$34.00

                              morel mushroom, cream cheese, candied hazelnut, charred leek, dashi beurre Blanc

                              To Share

                              • 30 oz Porterhouse Steak$95.00

                                Certified Angus Beef Prime, Yukon gold whipped potato, grilled asparagus, hardboiled egg, brioche crouton, basil pesto, arugula salad, shaved asiago, balsamic, sauce Au Poivre

                                Last updated: May 8, 2022

                                What 714 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.9
                                4.9 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.9Food
                                • 4.9Service
                                • 4.9Ambience
                                • 4.5Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                • Chicago / Illinois

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                                1. LP

                                  LeslieP

                                  Chicago

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                  The food was excellent both in presentation and taste. Unfortunately when I found a plastic shred in my Chopped Salad and the restaurant failed to do anything beyond offer their apology and then deny using plastic in their kitchen…for this reason I will never eat there again. The plastic was small and sharp and made it into my mouth where I thankfully got it out before I could ingest it. I understand this could happen at anytime to anyone, and I am certain the restaurant had no role in intentionally placing the plastic in my food. What the restaurant failed to do however, was take accountability for inspecting their food for quality and for the safe consumption by customers. Had I swallowed the plastic I could have been hospitalized, and for this degree of risk I don’t feel the restaurant reacted appropriately regarding my experience.

                                2. S

                                  teresaS

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The owners made you feel welcome. Servers were extremely knowledgeable and shared info about the lodge and area. Food was stunning to look at and wonderful to eat. Everyone was attentive and gracious

                                3. SK

                                  StephenK

                                  Chicago

                                  18 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  18 reviews

                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Everything was awesome

                                4. JM

                                  JohnM

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  The service was excellent, the server was very helpful and strived to make our Anniversary dinner memorable. The food was creative and delectable. The atmospheric sphere was warm, relaxed and country elegant.

                                5. HD

                                  HaleighD

                                  Chicago

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  One of the best meals we’ve ever had, will definitely be back someday

                                6. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Vancouver

                                  1 review

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Outstanding!! Highly recommend.

                                7. BG

                                  BarbG

                                  Chicago

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Our meal was delicious and we had a beautiful view of the river. The servers were friendly and very attentive.

                                8. VS

                                  ValerieS

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent service - presentation of food - atmosphere. 5 out of 5.

                                9. CW

                                  CherylW

                                  Chicago

                                  44 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  44 reviews

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Everything about the Inn makes for a wonderful evening. The food is amazing, best meal ever.!!

                                10. MR

                                  MicheleR

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  This restaurant is hands down the very best in the area. There was nothing negative about the experience and the food is out of this world! FABULOUS

                                11. Q

                                  Quiltwhinny

                                  Chicago

                                  14 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  14 reviews

                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We were welcomed and treated so warmly upon arriving and throughout the evening. Our meals were so delicious, full of flavor and beautifully presented. The views out the windows add to the evening, from the Mississippi River to horses seen below the cliff, and many birds at the feeders.

                                12. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Chicago

                                  8 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on March 28, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Beautiful location overlooking the Mississippi River with those views from all of the dining spots. Warm and welcoming service, including visits from the owner to check in and share details on the view. Everything about the meal from appetizers (short rib risotto and mussels), entree (Beef Wellington and NY Strip) to chocolate mousse for dessert was amazing. A wonderful visit - the first of many!

                                13. CG

                                  CarolG

                                  Chicago

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 26, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  As usual both the service and food were excellent.

                                14. k

                                  kendallk

                                  New England

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 20, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food and ambience were great! Staff VERY friendly!

                                15. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Chicago

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 17, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We love coming to the Goldmoor Inn to stay and dine. Owners and staff are great and food was remarkable. They had specials for the St. Patrick’s Day and the Shepherd’s Pie was AMAZING!

                                16. RT

                                  RyanT

                                  Chicago

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  From start to finish a fantastic dining experience. Staff was friendly and accommodating and the food was outstanding. Being able to walk from the restaurant to pur room was a cherry on top of an already wonderful experience.

                                17. TN

                                  TomN

                                  Richmond

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on March 10, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent chef made cuisine. The food is delicious and menu choice are not totally what you find at other restaurants. Our server, Jocelyn, was attentive. It was a lovely evening.

                                18. Z

                                  Zippy

                                  Chicago

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on March 4, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  awesome great personal experience

                                19. JB

                                  JulyonB

                                  Chicago

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 27, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Amazing place, the food was delicious ! I will visit again

                                20. CT

                                  CherylT

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 26, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The presentation of our food was beautifully done. The food was absolutely wonderful. We had the New York strip steak, salmon, and pork chop. The owner was absolutely delightful! Will definitely go back.

                                21. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 26, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Absolutely recommend it was a beautiful experience both with food and ambiance. We will be back.

                                22. RM

                                  RayM

                                  Chicago

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 14, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  My husband and I came here to celebrate Valentines Day. Upon entering we met with owner Slobo Radin, whom greeted us with a smile and great attitude. The ambiance was wonderful. Service was very pleasant and attentive. My husband ordered the beef wellington and I had the Amish chicken. Both were very flavorful. We also had creme brulee for desert and it was a 10. If you like great food, and beautiful ambiance the Goldmoore Inn is the place to dine in. We will definitely come back

                                23. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 13, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Perfect!! Don’t think twice. This is perfect for a date night or a special occasion. Food was amazing and service was impeccable.

                                24. KW

                                  KathyW

                                  Chicago

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 12, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  SUPERB 5-STAR DINING IN ELEGANCE. RECOMMEND HIGHLY FOR A MEMORABLE DINNER.

                                25. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 11, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The service and ambiance were excellent! The food was delectable! Glad we chose Goldmoor!

                                26. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Chicago

                                  157 reviews

                                  vip
                                  3.0

                                  157 reviews

                                  Dined on February 8, 2022

                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                  Excellent carrot salad to start. My husband didn't want any of the menu salads, so they made a special green salad for him with arugula, kale, and a vinaigrette dressing that he enjoyed. He also liked his Beef Wellington. My biggest issue was with their flounder. It clearly was previously frozen, which is a huge turn-off for me. The vegetable side was delicious, however.

                                27. E

                                  Erin

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We ate at this restaurant twice during our last stay in the area. Hands down the best meal we've ever had. Truly exceptional.

                                28. KZ

                                  KZee8

                                  Chicago

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on February 5, 2022

                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                  ❤️ Love this place! Quiet, Romantic, Elegant, Traditional and Innovative Food. We were seated in the private dinning room for my daughters 30th Birthday. Able to watch a beautiful pink sunset as we sipped our French Martinis. The Best.

                                29. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Charleston

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on February 5, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food and service were excellent! Place is very secluded and quiet.

                                30. BG

                                  BobG

                                  Milwaukee

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on February 1, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Fun to hear from the owner about history of Goldmoor. Very welcoming

                                31. JM

                                  JennMcd

                                  Chicago

                                  28 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  28 reviews

                                  Dined on January 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Our first visit and definitely not our last. So happy I read the reviews and built in this visit for our Saturday night during our Galena get-away. The Inn is run by a charming couple and immediately felt at home and welcomed upon entering. The food was excellent - fois gras and carrot salad to start. Then enjoyed the Beef Wellington and pork chop. Creme brulee and chocolate mousse for dessert. Along with a great Cab (Hogue) and a grasshopper martini with dessert. Will return and want to stay at the Inn as well. Thank you for the great night!

                                32. d

                                  dylan

                                  Chicago

                                  16 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  16 reviews

                                  Dined on January 28, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Food was excellent. All the personnel are very friendly and personable

                                33. MC

                                  MikeC

                                  New York Area

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on January 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Exceptionally prepared food, well presented and served. Attentive service with a wonderful country ambience.

                                34. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Chicago

                                  5 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on January 22, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The best restaurant in Galena. Wonderful experiences. We have dined here numerous times. Friendly hosts, outstanding food. Beautiful grounds and view. The lamb shank and the beef Wellington are our favorite entrees.

                                35. EH

                                  EdwardH

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great service and even better food. It was a very intimate dinner and perfect for a getaway dinner.

                                36. H

                                  Hoosier

                                  Chicago

                                  44 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  44 reviews

                                  Dined on January 16, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The best fine dinning in Galena. Spot for special celebrations.

                                37. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Chicago

                                  5 reviews

                                  vip
                                  1.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on January 9, 2022

                                  overall1food5service5ambience5

                                  Jocelyn and Heather are amazing 🤩 my short ribs were perfect and my husband loved his beef Wellington. We cannot wait to go back👍🏼

                                38. RE

                                  RickE

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 8, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  My fiancée and I went to the Goldmoor for the first time for a date night. It was very classy and we had a tremendous server. The food was extraordinary. The whole experience was well worth it. I highly recommend it.

                                39. KD

                                  KimberlyD

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 3, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  My husband and I shared the Fall Quinoa Salad and the Handmade Squash Agnolotti. Both dishes were completely unique and so tasty! For dessert we had the best creme brulee I've ever had!

                                40. m

                                  matt

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 2, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The service was all around GRADE A, 5 stars, beyond expectations, polite, tentative, I can keep going but you get it.

                                Safety precautions

                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                • Physical distancing

                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                • Protective equipment

                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                • Screening

                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                FAQs

                                Goldmoor Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 714 OpenTable diners.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                Booked 6 times today
                                Google Map for Goldmoor Restaurant

                                9001 Sand Hill Road Galena, IL 60136

                                Additional information

                                • Cross street

                                  Blackjack Road

                                • Neighborhood

                                  Galena

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Dinner
                                  Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  American, Contemporary European

                                • Dining style

                                  Fine Dining

                                • Dress code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • Parking details

                                  Ample parking available.

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Executive chef

                                  Brandon Veitch

                                • Entertainment

                                  Occasional special events, variety entertainment.

                                • Additional

                                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                • Phone number

                                  (815) 777-3925

                                • Catering

                                  Customized catering menu per clients request.

                                • Private party facilities

                                  We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

                                • Private party contact

                                  Brigit Radin: (844) 334-8750

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