About Goldmoor Restaurant
Galena, IL 60136
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.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Dine at our chefs table, private dining room or Gazebo.
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
Could. Not have asked for a better night ...
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.
We loved our experience at Goldmoor! We ...
We loved our experience at Goldmoor! We went there on New Years Day with our friends - a double date - and had a fantastic time and a fantastic meal. We did not stay at the Goldmoor Inn, but the owners greeted us when we arrived and were incredible friendly and warm. Our waitress was efficient and knowledgeable and again, very warm. The location was beautiful and certainly worth the drive out. Highlights were the Beef Wellington (which we all agreed was to die for) and the Roasted Chicken. Next time we will have to stay there at the Inn and experience the breakfast as well.
New Years Dinner My husband and I are tr ...
New Years Dinner
My husband and I are truly happy and pleased with the Goldmoore. Our server, Chris such a sweet and professional person. Food was amazing, service was amazing and the place was beautiful! Thank you for the great service!
This restaurant is the BEST in Galena, I ...
This restaurant is the BEST in Galena, Il . It is a very romantic setting. The dining area has about 10 tables. The food is so good. They served a complimentary appetizer that was smoked salmon on fennel and topped with mint.... wonderful!!!
I highly recommend this restaurant.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experie ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Goldmoor Inn. Everyone was so friendly, the food was amazing, and everything perfectly timed. We were introduced to the chef before we left and gave him our compliments as well as kudos to his wife who is the pastry chef. It is definitely a place we look forward to going to again.
We took friends with us who had never be ...
We took friends with us who had never been there before. Exceptional food, the owners came to the table to say hi and make sure everything was to our liking. Our server was very attentive and did an excellent job. Planning a return trip!
While the food was very good, we were di ...
While the food was very good, we were disappointed because there were 2 large parties ahead of us and they ran out of the beef wellington which is their most recommended dish. Just disappointing when we made the reservations in late July for October...
10 Year anniversary dinner and it was ve ...
10 Year anniversary dinner and it was very nice. We were the only ones in the place when we got there which made it very quiet and quaint. The service is fantastic. The building is beautiful. Unfortunately it was dark during dinner but the view driving up was spectacular. Food was great and we will visit again when we are in Galena. It is off threaten path thats for sure. Driving in and out in the dark and never being there was a little nerve-wracking since its very hilly and curvy. Worth the drive though.
We decided on celebrating our anniversar ...
We decided on celebrating our anniversary dinner here because we had a wonderful meal during a previous visit to Galena. The food and atmosphere were just as we remembered, but the service was painfully slow. We heard multiple times how "crazy" busy the restaurant was (it was full) and the staff was working hard, but it took 90 minutes for our entrees to be served. We were provided a free dessert, but that also took 20 minutes to arrive. We often sat with empty water glasses and dirty plates in front of us. I hope this was a fluke, because this restaurant has potential.
After booking a reservation through open ...
After booking a reservation through open table had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. People were passing by and looks like no one cared. Even though we had an overnight stay there.
There was only one waiter to serve at least six tables. The waitress was rude and unprofessional. I ordered a salad and salmon for the main dish. Salad turned out just ok and salmon was overcooked and spicy.
They make me feel like they didn't care about us being present there. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
The Goldmoor Inn does not disappoint!!! ...
The Goldmoor Inn does not disappoint!!! It is a lovely and charming European Inn with small cottages over looking the Mississippi. The restaurant is wonderful! The owners greeted us and chatted with us for a little bit... very nice people. The food was very good from the appetizers to the dessert! Especially wonderful was the view during sunset.... spectacular! If you are going to Galena , please put this on your list for dining!!!
My wife and I had the 2 special dishes o ...
My wife and I had the 2 special dishes of the day. The shrimp jambalaya and rib eye steak. The dishes were outstanding. We also enjoyed the appetizer and dessert. All around the food and service were five stars. It is a very romantic and scenic location. We will be returning to Goldmoor Inn again and bring friends
We spent our very special 43rd wedding a ...
We spent our very special 43rd wedding anniversary at the Goldmoor Inn and we stayed in a lovely suite. We dined in their intimate dining room that evening. Our only complaint (and it is really not a complaint) was that it took an hour for our food to be served from the time we ordered. The food was definitely worth waiting for.
Beautiful view from every table. Attent ...
Beautiful view from every table. Attentive wait staff and service. Good selection on menu, food delicious and lovely presentation. Owner visited every table and diner, most gracious and sincere. The owner even took us back to the kitchen and to meet the chef. CLEAN food preparation areas! The Inn offers special dining for very small group of customers, pre-reserved to dine in the kitchen and observe food preparation and the opportunity to ask the chef questions. Very nice elevated and clothed table and regal chairs to sit in and dine while observing. Would be a 'foodies' delight. Quite unique!
We were a bit turned off by the lady at ...
We were a bit turned off by the lady at the front desk when we walked in. She announced to everyone that came in that we were early for our reservation. We quickly forgot about that for the night, however, once we were seated. The owner is an incredible host. Although short-staffed, it didn't effect the superb service. The food was phenomenal and worth every penny. The atmosphere and view is incomparable. There is no such thing as a bad table at this establishment. Highly recommended and we will go back again!!
Treat you like royalty. Talkative owner ...
Treat you like royalty. Talkative owner/host, heavy German accent. Misinformed when asked about veggie side dish, didn't seem to know what was in it. Said it had bell peppers, some other things, and some asparagus spears. It actually contained zucchini, yellow squash and carrots. Veggies were actually very good, since they were not overcooked. Roasted potatoes and potato gratin were also very good. Herb roasted half chicken good. Steak tagliata very tasty but underdone on some slices and medium well on others. I would order it again though. Leave the underdone slices to take home as leftovers for next day. Wine selections are sufficient but not all of them are available by the glass. Cocktails were above average. The bread pudding with shaved chocolate bits ala mode was a knockout! Very creamy and tasty. The view of the Mississippi River and the trains that run along the river an the bluffs on the Iowa side, and the wildlife right outside our window is great. [Make sure you ask for a table in the main dining room.] This is a very special destination for dinner in the Galena area. I don't recommend bringing children here. It is more for adults.
Good food, good service, nice views. Bu ...
Good food, good service, nice views. But the seating was uncomfortable - when we sat in a booth the backs were very stiff, no incline, and little padding. When we had breakfast the next day at a table the chairs were uncomfortable.
Rude treatment by new owners. Major disa ...
Rude treatment by new owners. Major disappointment as this used to be a lovely place for a delicious dinner. Shortly after being seated to celebrate our anniversary dinner, the owner told us service was slow that evening and that we would be better off leaving! Terrible customer service with no attempt to make it up to us or induce us to return. How about offering complimentary drinks, a future free meal, something, anything? I fear for the future of this once great place when it seems so easy for the owner to treat guests like they are an inconvenience. Avoid this place unless you hear it is under new ownership in the future.
My wife and I dined here for our anniver ...
My wife and I dined here for our anniversary while staying at the inn. We enjoyed the scenic view from our table next to the window and the background music was quiet enough that we could converse easily. The Sicilian flatbread appetizer was fantastic and we both opted for the blackened salmon entre. All of this was prepared perfectly and tasted great with the Stags Leap Chardonnay. A little pricey, but all in all a delicious meal and a very enjoyable dining experience!
The service was friendly and cordial, at ...
The service was friendly and cordial, attentive, not intrusive. We were immediately greeted and offered our table, but relaxed a bit with friends in the bar before going to our private table area with gorgoeous views of the Mississippi River in a country setting. We had a wonderful meal, with our friends choosing from fish, beef and chicken. One person at our table mentioned how rarely one is served beef Wellington where both the beef and the crust are cooked to perfection - his was. This seems to be the season for tomato basil soup but I can say that the Goldmoor's chef served the tastiest I've ever eaten! Every potato dish was superb; salads and dressings fresh and tasty; and the desserts were amazing! I don't like to say amazing often, but they were. A ginger shortbread cookie was perfect with coffee ending a truly delicious dining experience. My only regret is that we were not staying the night...the Inn is charming, with expansive, tastefully decorated suites.
The food was exquisite and the chef is extraordinary. We celebrated Mother's Day with my sister and my mom and we had a wonderful experience. The owner presented a rose to each of us and the view from our table was gorgeous overlooking the sunset.
The Fabulous Goldmoor.
My friend and I dined at the Goldmoor recently. The food was amazing. We had the beef Wellington. The tenderloin melted in your mouth. They also serve hand crafted cocktails. Delicious! Service was impeccable. The owner even spent time chatting with us. We had a spectacular view of the Mississippi River as well.
This restaurant was outstanding. My wife ...
This restaurant was outstanding. My wife and I spent the weekend at the Goldmoor and ate breakfast Saturday and Sunday in addition to dinner on Saturday evening in the restaurant. The food at all meals was exceptional. My wife and I both agree that the Beef Wellington was the best we have ever had. Chef Valdez is outstanding experienced chef. The owners Birgit and Slobo and all of the staff were very warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Great food, out of the way location
The Goldmoor is off the beaten path, but worth the effort to get there. All aspects of our experience were outstanding. They have a relatively small menu, but something for everyone. If you are looking for a fine dining experience in the Galena area the Goldmoor would be the place to go.
Will be going back
Went here for our anniversary dinner. Would have stayed however they were booked for the dates I was looking, amazing food however. I will be taking my wife next year to stay here, the owner even came out and asked us how everything was going, the chef sent out some pickles that were amazing and both of our meals knocked out socks off.
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