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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.
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
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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!!! 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 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 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. 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!
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