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About Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

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

444 Eagle Ridge Drive
Galena, IL 61036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary European

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Everyday: 6:00am - 11:00am; Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Everyday 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
West Wachter Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(815) 776-5050

Website:
http://www.eagleridge.com/Dining/The-Woodlands.asp

Entertainment:
Woodlands Lounge offers live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 12am.
Woodlands Restaurant offers acoustical guitar on Saturday nights and live jazz piano during Sunday Brunch.

Catering:
Offering a variety of dining and catering options.

Parking Details:
Complimentary hotel parking available with handicap accessibility

Public Transit:
Resort shuttles are available for all of our golf villas and distinct homes.

Executive Chef:
Randy Hoppman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (4)
Special Occasion (4)
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Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Waterfront (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Authentic (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been here several times and have always enjoyed ourselves. The food is great and it's nice to see the same staff when we come back. It's easy to find what you are looking for from sit down dining to brunch to casual bar and even a pizza and coffee shop.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Family weekend. Enjoyed a fabulous dinner our last night in Galena. Everyone had a great time

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The managers rude and loud. At least I think he was the manager, he acted like it. Pile of dirty plates on a table next to us. My food was horrible! Bacon wrapped scallops were the bacon isn't cooked.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very nice, ask for a table by the windows if you are there early enough to see out. Very nice view over the lake.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The Wood land brunch at Eagle Ridge is always a great option. Our server, Kelly, was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had a group of 12 people, but only received service from on waiter who had a very hard time keeping up with our party. He even spilled a glass of red wine on 3 or 4 of our guests and only comped a handful of desserts that our party ordered. Very poor planning by the restaurant as we made our reservations several weeks in advance and it wasn't very busy at all.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Went to Woodlands for Sunday brunch---best brunch in the midwest---excellent food, service, surroundings, hotel, and grounds.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

I had a wonderful time and my server Jay was fantastic!!!! The ribeye I ordered was cooked to perfection. It was a very relaxing and great evening. The entire staff was top notch!!!!! Fantastic job and meal. Well worth the price. Thank you!!!!!!😄😄👍👍

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Waterfront, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Another absolutely wonderful visit. The staff is always so nice. Kayla and Susan take great care of the front. Chris, Kelly and Nan always take great care of the guests.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This restaurant is still a nice place but has declined in recent years. The brunch used to something we would brag about. Now, it is average. Service is non-existent.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The restaurant is in the Eagle Ridge Resort, which is beautiful. So the setting is impressive: lovely views of a lake, lots of flowers and landscaping on the grounds. The food was equally impressive. For a "fancy restaurant" the prices are reasonable and the food was excellent. I got the pheasant and my dining partner got the rack of lamb. Both were delicious, and came with a very nice salad (home-made dressing on the side) and a nice assortment of side vegetables that were arranged in a very creative and attractive manner. The staff was attentive and very friendly. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had a great evening. Our wait person was wonderful and the food was totally delicious. Drinks were good too!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our group of five friends, including one adult in a wheelchair, enjoyed Sunday brunch at the Woodlands in July, 2017. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. Wheelchair access to the dining room and restrooms was fine. The breakfast and lunch items offered for Sunday brunch were excellent with a wide variety of tasty choices, including the made-to-order omelettes. The lake view from our table was great. It was a very relaxing, nice dining occasion to cap off our weekend in the Galena IL area before driving home!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The food, service and scenery was outstanding. The food/brunch was great for the price point. There were many great food options to choose from. Our waitress Kelle was very accommodating to our large group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Lovely brunch for Father's Day. Our third year of celebrating Father's Day at Woodlands.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It's been about five years since we've done the Sunday brunch here, and unfortunately we were a little disappointed this time. The service wasn't great. We asked for water and waited about 15 minutes for it. One server told someone else to get us water, but she never did. The food selection was lacking and many of the food trays were either nearly empty or completely empty. The desserts were subpar. I remember having better experiences years ago. Would not go back again after this time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I asked for a table with a view - and we were given a beautiful prime spot overlooking the lake and valley. With no additional prompting we were wished a happy anniversary. The vegetarian option was delicious - not just a regular meal without meat. Our waiter Jay was attentive but not intrusive and was completely up front with us about a brief delay on our drinks arriving - meaning we were not bothered because we knew the circumstances. It was a perfect meal and a wonderful occasion. Thank you to all who made that happen.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great window view of lake and limited but amazing food menu

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Great fine dining . Great view, good food and good service. Can't Go wrong.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great place, been there for brunch and dinner many times. never had bad service or food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This Easter meal experience was disappointing to say the least. We had a 3:00 pm reservation and arrived 15 minutes early. We were told we could be seated early, but once seated we were told we could only have the brunch which ended at 3:00. We were not allowed to see the dinner menu, which was supposed to start at 3. The food was cold and did not taste fresh. Service was hurried and unprofessional. Wait staff and managers were heard arguing in the open near our table. Very unprofessional and really disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

My wife has been sick recently so I thought it would be nice to ask in advance for a table near the windows overlooking the lake. I even confirmed this by phone days in advance. Instead we were seated in a booth by the staff station even though there were tables available near the windows. The food was good but nothing exceptional for an Easter brunch.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Everything was great. The service by Kathy was perfect and the food outstanding. Friendly and will go again when at the resort. Our 2 year old grandson had a good time too

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Lovely buffet, simple breakfast for about $15, and a full buffet with mimosas and champagne for $25. We had a window table with lovely views.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We went for our 10 year anniversary... the restaurant was not crowded and it was a Saturday night. The original waiter who came to our table to ask for our drink order never came back. They were doing a dinner buffet that night so my husband was so frustrated he just got the buffet so he wouldn't have to wait to put in his food order. A waitress ended up coming over by us finally to ask if our waiter ever came back and just took over the table. Service was EXTREMELY slow-- food was good but the service ruined it for us.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Truly a delicious Sunday Brunch.
Everything was well-prepared and tasty. We enjoyed our dining experience and will be back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Excellent food and Service was outstanding the Mimosa was a great touch

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Heat all you could eat prime rib on Saturday nights. Sunday brunch was good as well.

Tags: Waterfront, Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This restaurant has been exceptional for years. However, at our last two dining experiences there, it was close to awful. The protein was overcooked, the seafood was undercooked, and none of it was hot.

Puzzled as to why this restaurant has gone south so quickly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We have only eaten here for Sunday brunch which to my knowledge is as good as it gets for this area. The food is excellent and at a fair price. Tthe view is exceptional if you get a window seat overlooking the lake. Good service but at times can get a little loud. Overall this is our favorite place for a Sunday Champagne Brunch.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

I took my wife here for a early Valentines supper. Upon arrival we were greeted by a most friendly hostess, whom paid my wife a compliment that set a very good mood. From there our waitress and all the other staff that helped with our meal were very helpful and informative of all the restaurant had to offer. Our Meal was perfectly proportioned and cooked exactly as we asked. Great ambience associated with great food, we will definitely return in the future.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We did not get our open table 100 points - we. Checked in but have not received the credit. James Hartshorne

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Great brunch selection and atmosphere. Service was fantastic. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Our family was celebrating new years eve. We had breakfast before skiing. It was wonderful!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Nice decor and a good place for large groups, but the food missed on several points. The "vegan" gnocchi had cheese and a cream sauce with very few gnocchi, it also arrived at room temperature. The salmon was tasteless and overcooked.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Had the lamb - it was fabulous!
Dining partner had the ribeye. Not as good as expected. Was tough and a little dry.
Service was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve dinner

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We were staying in Galena and celebrating Christmas with 5 other couples. We were very disappointed in the service and food. We started with the shrimp cocktail and you could tell it was old, very chewy and gross. We ate 1, the waitress said nothing. Then 3 of us ladies ordered the petite sirloin Medium. All 3 came WELL DONE. They did not offer to take any money off or offer anything while we were waiting. It was an awful experience and I would never ever return or recommend, which is a shame because we go to Galena often.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2016

New York strip cooked perfect rare. Some of vegetables were cold-like they were frozen and not completely cooked. We ordered a pc of turtle cheesecake to go but found a cookie he we got back to our home. Good but not what I wanted.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2016

We love Kayla and the staff at the Woodlands!!! Always make us feel special and welcomed!!

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