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Goldmoor Restaurant, Galena, IL
Goldmoor Restaurant, Galena, IL
Goldmoor Restaurant, Galena, IL
Goldmoor Restaurant, Galena, IL
Goldmoor Restaurant, Galena, IL

Goldmoor Restaurant

4.8
4.8
943 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Oct 2022 - Rated Tripadvisor Best of The Best - Top 10 Date Night Restaurant In The U.S.
Unmatched Old World décor, 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (815) 777-3925
  • 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

What 943 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Romantic

943 Reviews
  1. ElizaG

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very welcoming and attentive. Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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  2. Katy

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole dining experience was great. Hotel and restaurant has a gorgeous setting and views. Owners are engaged and deeply care about guests.

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  3. Kay36

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great special occasion restaurant. Small intimate experience. Great waitstaff and owners. Always enjoy eating here.

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  4. JimD

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic romantic dining experience! Food was superb, as well as the service!

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  5. ClurInChicago

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tim was amazing! The duck and steak were both delicious. We’ll be back!!

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  6. JoyceA

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic dinner. The beef Wellington was superb and cooked to perfection. Our hosts were wonderful and kept an eye on everything.

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  7. KathyD

    Pittsburgh

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was delicious! We were staying at the Goldmoor Inn as well. The staff is awesome and extremly accomidating!

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  8. JoeK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience, the service was superb. We agreed the food was the most tasty most amazing meal we've ever had.

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  9. SuzyM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. Food, staff, ambience! I will definitely be back!! Definitely worth it!

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  10. Tracy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food , great staff, great atmosphere. The food is the fabulous.

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  11. IvaZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the relaxed feel of the Goldmoor dining. Our server Tim was the most knowledgeable and friendly. He said we were in for a treat and he was telling the truth. Every dish we tried was so flavorful and delicious, the absolute best we have tried in years. This is definitely must visit place. Wonderful ambience as well!

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  12. AdrianaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere, services and food were great. The waitress was so amazing.

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  13. Rpennin

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every detail is accounted for by the lovely restaurant. The cook is detail oriented and intentional in each part of the meal and dining experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Visiting Galena from Chicago where we eat out quite frequently and had mixed feelings here. We found the staff to be very kind and attentive. The ambiance was a bit odd, like a country club, but with bright lights and playing obscure European music a bit too loud (it’s quite possible we’re not “target” clientele but something cozy would’ve been nice). The food was beautifully plated and you could tell the ingredients were high quality. We had the lobster risotto, kale salad, short rib pasta, and cod. All the flavors were good, but the salad was overdressed and the hot dishes were way over salted. Short rib and cod were cooked beautifully. Wine list was lacking for a restaurant at this price point (1 wine for most categories which was sometimes Cupcake). Overall decent meal, perhaps especially for this area, but priced high for what it wound up being. Chef is clearly well trained!

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  15. TerryD

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very beautiful restaurant. The tables are close together and diners near us talked loudly which was a little bothersome. Our food all was excellent.our waiter, Tim, was very discreet while attentive.

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  16. MichaelS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our first visit! Fantastic dining room, very wonderful entrees and desserts! We'll be back!

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  17. ShaneF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and very welcoming! The owners and wait staff were very nice. We will return!

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  18. NicolaB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every course was impeccable and the split plate option made it even more enjoyable to share different dishes easily

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  19. Margaret

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, with seasonal upscale cuisine and beautiful views.

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  20. OTDiner

    South Dakota

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely & charming! Great attention to detail from attentive, warm-hearted staff. We’ll be back!

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  21. Tracy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an adorable hidden gem with the best food and service ! We will be returning

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  22. FabianU

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great ambiance. My family and I enjoyed it.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good and service was excellent. Music was terrible. I’m made the experience stuffy.

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  24. AnneE

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drive to the restaurant was beautiful. Our server, Tim, was outstanding. The food was delicious. A great experience in dining.

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  25. MaryB

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 4 had an outstanding experience at Goldmoor. Elegant setting, exquisite service and amazing food. We had a great time.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and high end dishes! Wonderful experience.

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  27. Vickie

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW! The Goldmoor Restaurant was fantastic! We had cocktails, wine with dinner, an amazing appetizer of lobster risotto (!), two beautifully plated and equally delicious main courses (the pot pie and short rib pasta), and two delectable desserts (apple tart and peanut butter mousse cake). It was all outstanding, and the service couldn't have been more attentive. We ate in a cozy, romantic booth while the soft, European music filled the air. We cannot wait to go back!

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  28. Williamschamber9

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and outstanding service are always guaranteed when you dine here…a gem!

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  29. Brian

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Service was great. Chef is amazing!

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  30. LarryM

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were pretty disappointed in our overall experience at the Goldmoor restaurant. We found both entrees to be overly salted. We had the beef wellington and the short rib pasta. Both dishes were plated very well, but you could taste nothing but salt. The server was really nice, but there were long waits between app, salad, entree and it was not that crowded. We were celebrating an anniversary so we were pretty disappointed. Maybe it was just an off night.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. BeckyB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place. Our meal was outstanding along with our drinks. Beautiful view of the sunset.

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  32. MrsmrG

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food from the appetizer all the way to dessert.

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  33. JamesC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place- especially for a romantic evening. Great service. The owner came by and made sure everything was good- and it was.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. MandN

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a pretty setting and the food was amazing. It was so good we asked to personally thank the chef and he came out to chat. A little hideaway worth traveling to. Will definitely visit again.

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  35. PeteG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location, food, service and ambulance is fantastic for a romantic dinner.

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  36. Shelby

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Goldmoor for our one year anniversary, the food was incredible with high attention to detail. I would highly recommend making a trip to Galena and the Goldmoor!

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  37. ShaneM

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stayed at the inn and had the most perfect stay. Being able to just walk a couple of feet to enjoy this restaurant was such a luxury. The Beef Wellington was cooked perfectly and the service was professional and hospitable.

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  38. mkiefer

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wine list was very weak for a high end restaurant. Cabs were OK but very limited offerings for other varietals (only one Pinot and it was not very good)

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  39. JieH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was excellent but the ambience in the dining room was less than glamorous. My short rib pasta meal was so salty I could barely eat it. No offense but not worth the value.

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  40. GTF20

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The views are outstanding and the service was spectacular. Our server, Heather, was friendly and informative. We tried several items on the new menu and they were great!

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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 4.8 stars by 943 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Goldmoor Restaurant

9001 Sand Hill Road, Galena, IL 61036

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Blackjack Road
  • Neighborhood
    Galena
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (815) 777-3925
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