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About Goldmoor Restaurant
We welcome our new Executive Chef Carlos Valdez; please join us for a new dining experience!
Recently received the prestigious 2015 Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.
Unmatched Old World decor, a diverse wine cellar, and premier personal service are all complemented by our chef"s creative cuisine. Enjoy dining in one of our cozy booths, elegant tables with breathtaking views overlooking the Mississippi River or our interactive Chef's Table.
Galena, IL 60136
American, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday through Monday from 5pm to 10pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Occasional special events, variety entertainment.
Customized catering menu per clients request.
Ample parking available.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Goldmoor Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Have been to this restaurant several times before and it was always very good. However, this last visit was not up to par. We had a larger group (7 women) and were seated in a private room. The room was pretty, the view was nice, too. This sounds like it would be great however, over time, it felt as though we were cut off from the rest of the restaurant in "no man's land". Service was very slow. The waitress seemed stressed. She did not ask anyone if they wanted drinks. A few at our table asked for coffee and it took a long time. Once we ordered, the salads came out quickly and then we waited. And waited. And waited. Close to an hour. The waitress was no where to be found-she may have stopped in twice over a 45 minute period. I finally got up to ask the woman at the front desk what was taking so long. Our dinners started coming out at that moment but the food was cold once served. The Hanger steak ordered medium rare was raw and 1 person opted to send it back. The other were too hungry and ate it as is.The risotto was undercooked as well. What was supposed to be a great dinner with friends turned out to be so much less than that!
This was our first dining experience at The Goldmoor, but not our last. Everything about our evening was excellent--from being greeted at the front desk, to our wonderful waitress Ashley, to the owners stopping by to make certain all was well. All the staff was warm and friendly. And the spectacular views and sunset! The food was delicious and the presentation very nice. My husband ordered the special of the evening, a filet mignon, and I ordered the bone-in chicken breast with asparagus and French lentils.
The Goldmoor is a hidden gem and definitely worth the drive if you are visiting or staying in Galena or the Galena Territory.
We hadn't been back to The Goldmoor for quite a while. We will be returning soon.
The chef really knows how to cook. The food was as good as any of the great restaurants found in Chicago or any big city where we've eaten. The ambiance and friendly staff added to a truly enjoyable evening.
This was a lovely spot to enjoy our anniversary dinner. The view was spectacular, and although we ate inside, the manager announced that the sun would be setting soon and invited everyone to go outside for a better view of it. The service was excellent and so was the food. I highly recommend the Goldmoor for a romantic night out.
A true gem in the quarry of this mining town Galena. The Goldmoor Inn is in the country about 6 miles from downtown. The town is rich with history and fortunate to have this well established B & B Inn to represent the best of the town. The resident owners are all hands on daily. They will meet almost any special request within reason. A wonderful experience. Superb is the word that comes to mind!
We have been traveling to Galena for 30 years and did not know about this hidden treasure. Everything was perfect, the food outstanding. We thought we were in the wrong place at first because you pull up to a small chalet looking building with no signage. Small, quaint overlooking the Mississippi. A must for any occasion. We will be back and have referred many since our dining experience.
The food was out of this world. It was the best!!!! When I called they were busy that night and were completely full. I was lucky there was a cancellation at 9 PM I didn't care that I had to wait until 9 PM for dinner, I usually eat around 6 PM but the wait was worth it ! I got the creme brûlée as my dessert and it would literally melt in your mouth. The oven roasted chicken breast was juicy and with a lot of flavor. If I could I will be dining here everyday, you have to try it you won't be dissapointed.
Very disappointing. Told staff it was our anniversary and was not even offered an anniversary drink-flower-or dessert. They did not make our special day happy or special! Was told that Caesar salad was large enough to share and it came barely large enough for 1 person. Waitress was just adequate, she said she would tell the chef but never came back with a reply. My beef Wellington was delicious. Husband's pork chop overdone, he was never asked how to prepare it. Was told it was a new chef and the prior one left problems that they were hoping were resolved? Excuse? Dessert menu very minuscule. (How can there be no chocolate???) Food overpriced for the quality. So sad to say that we will not be going back! Such a shame because the area is beautiful!
The owner came several times to the table and was very gracious. The server at first was not very attentive. She screwed up our drink order. Mind you we were the only table in the restaurant. Food was delicious although the soup was not very hot, yet still good. Beef Wellington was more Medium plus, we ordered Medium Rare. Also, the seat I was on had little support and needs repair. This place has potential and could be great.
We loved The Goldmoor Inn. The setting is beautiful and serene, and the owners and waitstaff did everything possible to make us feel welcome and comfortable. They allowed us to dine at a very slow pace, not rushing anything along the way, since that was our request. The food was delicious. The only thing that might have made the special occasion (my sister's 50th birthday) more special is if the restaurant had offered a complimentary dessert or some special treat for such an occasion -- especially because I had called twice to discuss that it was indeed a special occasion. We did order a delicious dessert item, but we had to pay for it. So, I feel that, overall, we had the same experience we would have had were it not a special event ... but that experience was indeed very pleasant. One of the owners gave us a brief tour of part of the inn after our meal as well, and I would like to stay here sometime (we only dined this visit). I would recommend the restaurant at The Goldmoor Inn highly.
We stayed at the Goldmoor Inn for an anniversary. We ate in the dining room that evening. It is a small and very personal environment. The Beef Wellington was every bit as good as others have reported. Don't miss it! Watching the sunset over the Mississippi from our table was a special treat.
We also had breakfast and once again, everything was perfect, from the coffee to the Hollandaise sauce on the eggs benedict.
The building is magnificent when you pull up. Looks like a German castle. The grounds are very charming and well groomed. We were greeted by the owners. They are warm and inviting. We had a beautiful booth that looked out over the grounds and views of the Mississippi River. We had a bottle of wine and the food was excellent. The Beef Wellington was a culinary delight. Our server Chris was very attentive. I would go back again and again.
The owners are wonderful, the ambiance great. Our only disappointment is the quality of the service, you seem to be severely understaffed. You had 1 waitress who also acted as bus boy and bar tender. The table next to us asked for a Moscow Mule and she did not know how to make it...a very popular drink.
When you charge the prices you charge the service and quality of the food should be much better. You should not have to wait an hour and a half for dinner.
The waitress was great, just way too much on her plate.
Lovely, out of the way restaurant. The owners were quite friendly and gave us some interesting background on how they came to own the restaurant. The menu was a little limited but the pork chop and salmon meals that my wife and I had were delicious. The wine list was also a little limited but we had a great bottle of Zinfindal Grgrich 2011. My wife and I had a wonderful date night at the Goldmoor but I would re-think the overhead music. I enjoy blues music but it did not fit this setting and it was a little loud. Would have fit in a bar much better. Maybe some nice jazz would work better.
Could. Not have asked for a better night out. The atmosphere was enchanting from the red cardinal and lighted Christmas tree to the amazing sunset and that was only the view from our table. Crab cakes, Caesar salad, beef Wellington and the pork chop were amazing. The dessert was elegantly displayed was was was an excellent finish to a perfect night.
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