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“Out of the way, but a class above the rest”
Review of Goldmoor Dining

Goldmoor Dining
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Ranked #15 of 63 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Black Jack Road
Description: 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 or elegant tables with breathtaking views overlooking the Mississippi River.
Indian Head Park, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Out of the way, but a class above the rest”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Not sure what to expect since we knew this as a B&B, we chose to venture here after seeing some great reviews. It did not disappoint and it is clear why the place is in the Select Registry.

Our table was a romantic booth for two overlooking the river at sunset. Staff was friendly yet very professional. Definitely a place to take a special someone or to celebrate a special occasion.

The menu is very upscale and we enjoyed a corn chowder with chipotle flavored popcorn on top as a starter. The soup was thick and delicious. Salads were topped with a wonderful thin slice of garlic bread and had tomatoes, a hot pepper and mixed greens. My spouse opted for a specialty, the Beef Wellington, and said the beef melted in his mouth. I order the special, a pork tenderloin that was covered in a rub that complimented the meat without forming an overbearing crust. Beside the pork that was cooked perfectly, the dish came with brussel sprouts and a mashed potato that included among other things a finely chopped andoiulle sausage. Yum. Our only regret was that we had to pass on the artfully presented desert choices because we were so satisfied already.
The dining room is open to guests that are not registered at the B&B and they do take reservations. Blackjack Road which takes you there from downtown Galena can be very hilly and winding, but we enjoyed the adventure. I suspect that deer can be in the area after dark so caution may be necessary . This is a new all time gourmet favorite for us now. I regret we are not local to the area.

Visited February 2012
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Galena, Illinois
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“Sorry, we waited so long"”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

We live in Galena and know the owners. I regret we had not visited and dined previously. We live a few miles away and did not realize what a gem we had in our back yard. Food was excellent, you will be totally satisfied with the food in itself. The winter sunset and view is fantastic. Looking forward to summer and sitting on the deck and watching a warm sun set. Worth making an effort to visit.

  • Visited February 2012
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Port Saint John, Florida, United States
2 reviews
“Amazing Ambiance and Dining Experience”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

The Quality of service and food are the best I've ever experienced! If you come to Galena and miss this hidden gem, you better start planning a return visit, because you have missed the best that Galena has to offer! I've visited the Goldmoor many times over the last 10 years, and they never fail to surprise and impress me. The level of attention to detail is incredible!

  • Visited September 2011
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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
“Good Time”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

I recommend the Goldmoor for any occation. Full service bar as well.

  • Visited January 2012
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“Awesome awesome awesome”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Food...awesome! Service.....awesome! Atmosphere.....awesome! We cannot wait to go back! A+++

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