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Woodlands Restaurant at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

4.2
239 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Great for Brunch
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary European
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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
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Phone number
(815) 776-5050
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Randy Hoppman
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Catering
Offering a variety of dining and catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Wachter Drive
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Parking details
Complimentary hotel parking available with handicap accessibility
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Public transit
Resort shuttles are available for all of our golf villas and distinct homes.
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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.
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
What 239 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Loved the resort itself very nice, all the staff was amazing.
Food was a let down my steak was tough and vegetables were bland. My husband had prime rib ate one small piece and did not want more because it lacked flavor (he usually has a king cut and cleans his plate).
Server had to many tabled so we waited a long time. She was very pleasant and polite just had to many tables.
We will come back we loved the villa and the property just may not be dining at resort.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nice place very elegant seems like it's more for adults the buffet was good they could have had french toast they only had pancakes the service was okay but not from our waitress she was okay but not very attentive

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The hallibut On the menu was excellent
Great service
Very good wine menu too

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great buffet. Lots of choices and not too pricey... drinks are included which is great. Would come back next time I’m in the area. They don’t rush you either although the restaurant was not full might be different in summer.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was great! The team was outstanding

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Not worth the price. Service was horrible. Food was mediocre. Bill was large. Go anywhere else!

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was terrible and the food was way over priced.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

If you are staying in the territory and want a convenient, comfortable dinner this is a good choice. I suggest you listen to the waitperson as to recommended eats. Ours suggested the lamb chops, WOW. Excellent. One of our group went off on his own with the rib eye. She did not recommend it.... There was a reason. He was the only one of our group disappointed. Salads were all nice, the apps were tasty. Corkage is only $10, so we brought several bottles from home. All in All, not 5 star, but a very convenient, nice , comfortable option.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for our wedding anniversary. We were delighted with the food. I had grouper and my husband had a shrimp dish. Both were really good! Service was great!

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We both had prime rib. My wife asked for it medium and the piece that came back from the grill was VERY undersized. Service was slow. Finally had to ask Chris to get our check (not our server).

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The Saturday night buffet was outstanding; Perfect prime rib. The wine list had several excellent choices and the staff was very attentive. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This was not the first time we dined here but it will be the last. We are always hopeful that they would change chefs or menus or something because we live nearby but we are always disappointed. To be fair, the dining room is usually very lovely. However they were doing ceiling repairs and most of the room was blocked off so we were seated in the back on folding tables and chairs. Because we were unhappy with many of their entrees in the past, we decided to order steaks. What could be safer? The steaks were cooked to order and very good. But the vegetables were cold, the sauces were cold and solidified, and the salads were wilted. Too pricey for terrible food.
Never again. Any other restaurant in Galena is better than this.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Had the prime rib buffet NYE and brunch the next morning. The food was delicious. The staff was very friendly and attentive.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We have dined here several times before and always had very good experiences, this was not the case this evening. One of us ordered the salmon. It was described as being served with a number of vegetables including corn, asparagus, tomatoes and a specialty potato. The salmon we were served was on a bed of greasy corn. There was one very small piece of asparagus ( about an inch in length )and two very small pieces of tomato skin. No potatoes were on the plate. We asked about the potatoes and they were brought after we were all done eating what we’d been served. The salmon had a very fishy taste, consistent with fish that’s not fresh. We ordered the house specialty desert, Sinsinawa bread with ice cream. The portion we were served was over cooked and grease soaked with no ice cream. We asked for the ice cream. It took an unusually long time for the server to bring it. By then the dish, that is served warm, was cold. The server did not charge us for the ice cream. She did not mention or make any exception for the salmon dish that was missing over half of the items as described on the menu. It was a busy evening, and we just moved on. The experience was very disappointing. We emailed the food and beverage director about this unusually poor experience. We’ll see if he responds.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We've been there several times and each time is almost better than before. We went for Brunch and you can't beat the selection. Service is Always Fantastic!! Wonderful Staff!!
Always a Facorite with everyone!!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on October 28, 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on September 10, 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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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 2, 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!!!!!!😄😄👍👍

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2017

Great window view of lake and limited but amazing food menu

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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