Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

4.2
350 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Matas
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to have dinner with your honey! Service and food was outstanding!

JS
vipJimS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

To say that we were disappointed would be monumental understatement. For my wife's birthday I took her to Galena for the weekend. After reading the reviews for The Woodlands, I opted to take her there for an 8pm reservation. When we arrived, we were told it would be a short wait by the hostess and the manager, Jack. We were not seated until 8:40 p.m. That is completely unacceptable when you have a reservation at 8 p.m. The food was decent and our waitress was quite nice. The manager came over as we were getting getting ready to leave and rather than apologizing was fishing for compliments. That doesn't sit well. When you run a restaurant, customer service should be your top priority. Instead of fishing for compliments he should have offered some sort of compensation , perhaps a drink while we were waiting at a minimum.

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MaryF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Feels like old home for us
Waitresses and head of catering are our friends!

So enjoyable

AJ
AnnJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice family oriented restaurant with excellent food and very friendly service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The food was

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vipKellyR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The menu selection was varied with several specials to choose from. The quality of our food was very good, and we were happy with the beer selections available.

RK
vipRayK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere, service. Omelettes were delicious, hash brown potatoes still not great, (the cubed potatoes were better).

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vipBethanyD
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service & beautiful views! We will be back!

RK
vipRayK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We come every month, normally excellent; today it took about 30 minutes to get our breakfast, and our bread and English muffin was not toasted, just barely warmed. Also the hash browns are not good, really greasy. The cubed potatoes they used to have at brunch were much better! (We overheard 2 other tables ask for those, so we’re not the only ones that don’t like the current hash browns). Looking forward to the return of their excellent brunch one day!

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PetraK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant that values the customer. Great service and friendly staff. Dinner was exceptional. Definitely will be back

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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
4 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.

OT
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!

DJ
vipDJWB3
Chicago
28 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.

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vipGail
Chicago
26 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
8 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!

OT
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!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
39 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
6 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.

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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
29 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
3 reviews
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
32 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.

OT
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.

JD
vipJimD
Phoenix
14 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.

SP
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.

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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 350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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