Food was excellent. Cozy and romantic ambience. The view outside is of the forest with some bird feeders, very pretty in the snow
An outstanding experience in every way. I would recommend to anyone appreciating fine dining.
The Goldmoor is a classy yet quaint restaurant/inn tucked away in the rolling hills of the countryside south of Galena. Winding roads through the boondocks and a gated entrance lead you to a beautiful French-style four story inn flanked by two or three cozy cabins or “Irish cottages”. Quiet, elegant and inviting, the Goldmoor sits at a high elevation (relative to the area) and thus offers outstanding views to the west. We sat in the corner by the window and would have had excellent views but for the winter cloudiness. We did however see three cardinals fluttering around a bird feeder as the train rolled by down in the valley. The views and setting were impressive enough in late winter, but fall or summer would be the optimal time to visit.
The food was excellent, though I will offer a few constructive critiques. We ordered Caesar salads to start and they were served in a peculiar way with two chunks of lettuce crisscrossing. I admire the attempt at originality but for practicality this is not an enjoyable way to eat a salad, having to slice it forcefully with a knife, though this might make you eat slower it didn’t seem reasonable to me. I ordered the prime rib medium. It was a large piece of meat served with a tasty horseradish sauced. The steak was a bit tough but overall very good and a substantial cut of meat worth the $36. The asparagus and whipped potatoes were delicious. My girlfriend ordered the chef’s choice Chilean sea bass with rissoto which she thoroughly enjoyed. Also, a sizeable portion of meat. We shared a decent bottle of Malbec. My favorite dish was the creme brûlée that we ordered for dessert, the best I’ve ever had.
The owners I presume took turns greeting our table, first the woman and then the man, both fish German or Austrian accents. She told us about the view that improves during the warmer seasons and he mentioned a ski resort a little farther up the road.
Food was amazing. Wine was amazing. Some of best duck i ever had
The Goldmoor is a rare treat. We stayed for the weekend. Great location. Beautiful views. Charming/romantic rooms. The staff is uncommonly endearing. Including the owners Birgit and Slobo who spend much of there time personally making sure thier guests feel appreciated and content. The food was excellent. We left the weekend feeling eager to return to new friends.
The Goldmoor is an absolute gem! We were impressed by the gracious surroundings and the food was nothing short of marvelous. We started with an amazing scallop appetizer - with a butternut squash purée- superb! Also savored the house specialty Beef Wellington - fabulous flavor. Absolutely prime. We were lucky enough to spend a few minutes with proprietor- a charming experience learning of the romantic history of the beautiful property. 5 stars
Outstanding experience and impressive food. Unquestionably a gem and worth the drive.
Best meal I’ve ever had, amazing crab cake, steak was cooked to perfection, side dishes had immense flavor and the chicken Marsala was incredible.
Made reservations for a quiet celebration with my husband. As a special surprise for him, knowing he is a connoisseur of Beef Wellington prepared by our son and executive chef, we can confirm that our meals were beyond our expectations for attention to cooking methods and seasoning.....exceptionally fine meal without the Chicago prices! We shared this review with everyone at our hotel and look forward to returning for another memorable meal.
This was our second time dining at The Goldmoor and our friends first experience. We had highly recommended the restaurant and again, we were not disappointed. Beautiful dining atmosphere with gracious, friendly staff. As I mentioned to the owner, we will be back! It is definitely worth the drive whether you're staying in Galena or the Territory.
This is a beautiful spot but unfortunately the food did not measure up to the ambience. The first hint was terrible wine. A restaurant with bad wine is not going to do much else well either. I really wanted to like this place as the atmosphere and location are great, but the food not so much. And to top it off it was very expensive for the quality of the food and wine.
We had a great time celebrating our friends birthdays. A small birthday cake topped off a delicious meal. Great service and great food.
Ambience is very intimate and romantic, perfect for couples to share some quality time over exquisite dishes. Chef is awesome!
Loved the food, the chef was incredible, got to meet him and the owner and they were fantastic. Duck L’orange!
We were recommended here by the owner of The Farmer’s Guesthouse. Food was amazing, atmosphere was calm, staff was super friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. We will be coming back again.