Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We traveled to the Galena area for our wedding anniversary with friends. We brought all our own food, as I have severe food allergies and intolerances (no gluten, onions, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, or lactose just to name a few) and eating out can be hectic. Upon looking at the menu I thought it looked like I could easily order a steak with no seasoning with a baked potato, and a salad with no dressing. When we saw they had not just prime rib (my husbands favorite) on Saturday night, our actual anniversary, but it was an all you can eat prime rib buffet, I decided to make us a reservation. I am so glad we did!! Our server was extremely knowledgeable about their menu and I had more of a meal than I even expected walking in. I got a salad and they offered oil and vinegar and made sure non of the possible contaminated items were on my plate. When I noticed that the seasonal vegetable was not something I could eat, she ran back and asked the chefs to change my veggie to something I could have. All four of us were so amazed by the service we all received! And the food was out of this world!! I highly recommend Woodlands Restaurant for their quality, their service, the beautiful view of the water, and just overall making it one of the most enjoyable meals out I have had in a very long time. If I could I would give it all the stars in the sky as a rating.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Wonderful food. I'm not sure if it was just because it was Valentines day, but food took over 1hr to get to table, but when it came out, it was wonderful. Server was so/so. Again, may have been just because of the day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our weekend away from screaming kids was finished off by a nice dinner! The sevice was great and so was the prime rib!

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DJWB3
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we had was great and our server was wonderful

MC
MCDM
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent Prime Rib bar!!

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vipTomR
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

On Saturday they have a Prime Rib buffet and we enjoy having it and would recommend it.

GF
vipGailF
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding.

MJ
vipMaureenJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very nice touch of a special birthday dessert for the birthday boy.

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vipAmyW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A lovely Christmas Eve dinner. One of us did the prime rib buffet which was delicious. The host and waitress were extra friendly and we had a wonderful bottle of wine with our delicious food.

RJ
RaymondJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I've ever had in my life. They have a seasonal menu that is so amazing! The staff are all kind and friendly and I will always come back here. Try the cinnablast!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this meal was enjoyable. We were afraid eating out on Thanksgiving would be overly crowded etc. This was in a lovely, quiet atmosphere with a full menu and attentive service. We decided this should be an annual tradition. Oh yes, the food was awesome.

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vipJaninElmhurst
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanksgiving meal- thanks to all for making it seem like a home cooked meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We eat here often when we are at Lake Carroll. I have had outstanding dinners and wine here. The view of Lake Galena is outstanding. For a Thanksgiving Feast the portions were meager. 1 1/2 tablespoon estimate for cranberries. White meat/dark meat portions small. Green bean casserole portion adequate but tasteless. Stuffing one ice cream scoop size. Bottle of Etude wine was more than two meals for me and the wife. Sommelier was very helpful. Overall not a great Thanksgiving experience. We'll be back nonetheless because overall this venue is 4.5-5 stars

JB
vipJamesB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and top notch food. Very highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a lovely setting.

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LisaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The lighting was very bright for dinner after 7pm...didn't get turned down until we were almost done. Very slow service...waited 15 min. for a glass of wine. Food was just OK for the price.

MB
MandyB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food, great service, The manager was Friendly upbeat and helpful along with our waitress. The Spa was relaxing and decently priced, my sister and I enjoyed every minute.

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davidW
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Old and outdated. The food was over priced for the quality we received. Service was fine but lacking character. Corn and sausage soup was the best thing we ate. Veal pot roast meat was very tender but vegetables were practically still raw. Chicken was moist but seasoning did not balance and the mashed potatoes were cold when they arrived. I expected much better for the price.

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vipterrylyn
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The worst prime rib I’ve ever had. Tough, fatty and flavorless. The baked potatoes were cold. This is the second time it hasn’t been good, won’t be going back for this.

JK
JorgensonK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were somewhat disappointed by the Prime Rib buffet. The overall experience was not very positive.

TC
TonyC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Servers were under staffed. Kitchen was way behind. Manager should of walked around more. Our server was not a server, but made up for it with her personality and did a great job. Other waitress was rude. Food was great when it finally came out.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Woodlands. Food is always delicious. We also tend to do take out because we have favorite items on the menu.

JH
vipJH60098
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we only had different soups and I had a Shrimp cocktail and my husband a salad, what we had was excellent. Service was outstanding. Wouldn’t hesitate to eat here at Eagle Ridge again.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The food, the staff and room were first class.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, value and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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

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vipStephenP
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

RG
vipRedG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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

KM
KathyM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RussEliz
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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BobS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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ReedO
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipDinner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPropertyowner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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vipGalena1
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great as Usual

J
vipJohn
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipGalena1
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 776-5050.

Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is rated 4.2 stars by 342 OpenTable diners.

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