Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

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Contemporary American
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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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have been here several times and it has always been wonderful. Tonight it was not. The food was cold and the service was slow. Our server seemed very stressed. There also seemed to be many employees in the restaurant who weren't doing much.

j
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were incredible, great views from restaurant of Galena Territory.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great but it took an hour and a half to get our food.

SP
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The lamb and the salmon were excellent. We had a table overlooking the lake. It was a great evening.

RG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

It was the prime rib buffet. The prime rib was very chewy and tasteless.

KM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything. My husband had the veal roast this trip & it was absolutely decadent. Everything is so good, lots of great choices, excellent servers, most enjoyable experience & we went several times for breakfast & dinner.

RE
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our appetizer a lot but our scallops were overcooked. However the manager was awesome and made our bill reflect the problem. We returned there for our meals for the rest of our stay because of that level of consideration for their clients. Our other meals were all excellent. The place and grounds are amazing.

BS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Did the Sunday morning brunch. Food was OK, service was lacking. Scrambled egos were excellent, bacon OK, bagels were stale and most of the food was cold. We went about 45 minuets after they opened so no excuse for the cold food.

We have been going to this resort for over 30 years. Based on the deferred maintenance and overall shabbiness. Probably not going to stay there in the future.

RO
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent dinner really enjoy the scallops and garlic mash potatoes thx for the good food

D
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It is a good restaurant. The rack of lamb was just ok. A bit over cooked and a little fatty. Server was nice and manager very engaging with guest. Nice view and busy bar

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our host and server were excellent!!! Food was delicious and we could not have asked for a better evening!!!

P
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu has been simplified with only one fish selection
Salmon is good but recommend adding a second fish option other than Shrimp
I liked the old menu better

G
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great as Usual

J
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had Vodka scallops appetizer which was excellent and veal pot roast which was very good. The salmon was excellent as well.

G
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We Have dinedhere a lot. I like how the staff remembers my name, the specials are awesome, and the view is spectacular!!

MC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I say YES to the above question but only because the food was very good except for the dinner salad which was sparse and probably a day old. There was only one primary waitress (albeit the manager was helping out) and she took care of all the tables (which amounted to 5 or 6). There was hardly anyone there at 7 p.m. So I give the service an "ok" only because she was running around alone and we could not get her attention readily so we didn't see her for periods of time. We had a 7 p.m. reservation and didn't get our salads until 7:40 then the entree came out about 5 minutes later. Not great service for such a high end resort. But the pork tomahawk chop is fabulous.

P
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Our Server Chris was very good even though she was swamped with a couple of large parties.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6:30PM reservation but easily moved it up to the 6:00PM time frame, and we're seated by the window looking over the lake. Staff and general manager were friendly! My fiance had the Veal Pot Roast and I had the Diver Scallops - both were delicious. To top it off, I was able to celebrate my birthday with chocolate cake courtesy of the general manager, and it was perfect ending to a perfect day. We'll definitely be coming back again in the future.

N
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away by Jack who was delightful. Our waitress was also attentive and nice. Of course the view is beautiful and we love to stop and eat there before or after visits with relatives in Dubuque.

MG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is the very highest quality. The attention to detail makes the food as beautiful as it is delicious. Service is unmatched. Will definitely be back.

J
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It was okay... pretty noisy and crowded but it was Mother's Day. The meats served by the carver were not hot...just barely lukewarm. My son had hot tea and our waitress never offered him a refill of hot water even once, even though she came by to check on my husbands coffee several times! Coffee was extremely strong! The music being played by some guy sitting awkwardly by the desserts table was very annoying too...I was pretty disappointed overall and wont be going back next year.

C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Nice variety. Service was very good.

AS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my daughter who will be married in a few weeks for a night away!!! The spa, restaurant, environment, and kindness of staff exceeded my expectations. Can’t wait to bring my husband next for some relaxation after the wedding!!!!

RC
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack and the staff are just amazing!!! The food was delicious the view was gorgeous. We definitely be coming back !!!!

NL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We showed up and the restaurant was closed. The bar was open, with poor ambiance and very few food options. Nothing like the restaurant menu.

H
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Poor showing. The place was 75% empty and I had asked for a window seat for a birthday occasion. We were seated in the middle at a table with the top about ready to fall off. We asked if we could move to the rich selection of window tables, "sure". My wife ordered the shrimp cocktail (OK, stupid idea in the midwest). She put two of them on my side plate and before I could fully comprehend and express the green edges on the shrimp, my wife ate one of hers . Big mistake. The car salesman like host quickly replaced the shrimp with a scallop appetizer which apparently were good, I decline to consume them. My filet was good although cooked rare and not medium rare by a long shot. Luckily I don't mind rare. My wife's lamb chops were tough and poorly prepared. The salad was tired as were my baked potato (unless you like cold potatos) the veggies sucked. Creme bulee' was OK. White Sambuca at $8 was a little difficult to swallow. Will never return. Hotel / resort will be reviewed in an appropriate setting. Only slightly better than a 2 there. Signed, Green with seafood.

JM
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My best friend and I enjoyed Sunday Brunch buffet as the finale to our girls’ getaway. The service and good are top notch. The value is good because once you’ve added together the price of an omelet, a mimosa (yum!), and a dessert, your buffet has paid for itself! Plus you can try the fruit, pasta selections and carving stations. We loved seeing the staff interact with the regular guests, too. Just a great way to spend the morning!

CG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining here! We each got the prime rib buffet and my husband prefers his meat well done. They were so attentive and just seem to know and offered to cook it a tad more. It was perfect! Again, we love this place and it is worth the two hour drive.

S
Chicago
125 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were on a long weekend getaway for Valentines Day. We had a wonderful meal with great service.

HZ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to this restaurant numerous times over the years and I am always thrilled with the service and the wonderful food.

S
Chicago
125 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another wonderful long weekend with great food and attentive service.

E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dinner was excellent, very tasty and well-appointed.

Thank You!

TM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Stayed at the resort for NYE and had a nice time, food was good, wait staff was great and everyone was super friendly. A power outage in town caused a lot of people to seek reservations there and it seemed like they did everything they could to accommodate the walk ins while still taking care of the reservations. Made for a special evening.

OT
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Our server was sullen and would disappear for long periods of time. She also waited too long to put in our orders with the result that our food came well after other parties’ orders who arrived and ordered AFTER us.

o
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It’s a country club. Had the feel of any other country club. Well appointed, meant to service lots of their members - pretty cookie cutter. We were there when they had a prime rib bar. Food was fine - very good, just not creative or memorable.

p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My group enjoyed a pleasant breakfast sitting near windows with a view of Lake Galena. The food was very good, eggs cooked they way we liked and the Breakfast Burrito was tasty. The service was outstanding. Thank you, Kelly. The ambiance was perfect. We will be back soon.

BP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was CLOSED

JR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was solid (ordered steak and scallops) and the prices were pretty reasonable all things considered. The atmosphere could have been better, you couldn’t see any scenery and the restaurant itself was bland. I didn’t notice any bar in the restaurant which I didn’t like, it was too bright and our server was fairly slow although nice. All in all if you stay at Eagle Ridge Resort I think you have to try the place out given it’s in the resort. You will like the food but will probably wish there were some added features to the venue (more views, live music, better atmosphere, or something along those lines).

GF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were there at 1145
Food was quite picked over and was not being replenished
Sweet table barely had anything

JE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The staff was friendly and competent but they seemed abit short staffed and it took too long to get our food however there were ten in our party .They had a prime rib buffet but at 645 looked picked over and not so appealing . The food was ok .I had the Tuna served with bland plain steamed white rice ?? my wife’s steak was not as good . Good selection of wines. Overall it worked and was two minutes from out house.

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