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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food.. The Chef put together some of the best food we have had in a long time The Chilean Sea Bass and the NY Strip were delicious We will return again

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, some people out there won’t give five stars, but here is a restaurant that deserves it. Josilynn our server was attentive all night. She even made us some fantastic Manhattan’s. In addition to the great service the proprietor Slobado (probably misspelled) was kind and...interested in how we felt about the food. He hired a 31 year old chef who combined flavors in every dish. Our group of six had 4 different entrees and everyone of them were out of this world. But what impressed me most were the salads. We ordered all three to sample, and I wanted to go back for seconds on all of them. Between spices, oils a d different veggies- your mouth exploded with flavor on every bite. I don’t often review places (I know I should) but I had to put in a must taste interview. I hope the Goldmoor can keep the chef, but he is destined for big things. Come soon to take advantage of the food!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Goldmoor R, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear jimA2258FM, thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are very lucky to have chef Brandon . I will share your comments both with Brandon and Jocelyn.We hope you will visit again.

Reviewed 24 October 2021

The Goldmoor Restaurant was spectacular! Our server Desiree was attentive and informative about the menu. My husband and I split the risotto and our entrees were the Beef Wellington and Sea Bass - all were exceptional! We wished we had room for dessert but we...had to pass on that. The owner came to our table to ensure everything was to our liking and that we had a great experience. We will definitely return when we're in Galena!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Goldmoor R, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Elizabeth, thank you for sharing your dining experience at the Goldmoor. We are delighted that you enjoyed our culinary offerings.

Reviewed 20 October 2021 via mobile

What a great meal. With friends, we sampled all of the starters and most of the entrees and every single dish was a hit. The luscious chocolate mousse topped off a perfect evening. The service was gracious and attentive without a hint of stuffiness. We...enjoyed our meal over the course of nearly three hours and we never felt pressured to give up our table. It was great to have the chance to confer at length with one of the owners, Sligo, for whom the inn and restaurant are clearly a source of great pride and a labor or love. At the end of the evening it was wonderful to just have a few steps to travel to our luxurious suite in the inn. We are already looking forward to a return trip.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Goldmoor R, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Departure, thank you for your great comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed our culinary offerings and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 21 September 2021

Every. Bite. Delicious. I had the luscious ravioli, the delightful cous cous salad, and the dreamy creme brulee. He had the perfect New York strip. Sunset view was relaxing, server was attentive and accommodating, and our host was warm and friendly. We are repeat guests...of the Inn, and are so happy to see such a great chef headlining this fine dining restaurant. Enjoying an evening here is not just a special treat, its a pleasure.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Goldmoor R, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 45Nina, thank you for your nice review. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to see you again.

Reviewed 20 September 2021

Menu is not extensive, allowing them to concentrate (I imagine) on making each dish excellent. Certainly not cheap, but the food quality is what you would expect for the prices. Our party ordered the alaskan halibut and the Scottish salmon. Both were well prepared and...the accompaniments complemented the fish. Good and friendly service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Goldmoor R, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 660CarlaC, thank you for your review. Chef Brandon prepares each plate like a piece of art and the ingredients are locally sourced and of best quality. Thank you for visiting us.

Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

We spent three nights in Galena for our wedding anniversary. My wife had noticed the Goldmoor a day before while we were driving around. So, on September 12, our anniversary evening, we decided to check it out and see if we could possibly have dinner...there. We are both very glad that we did, and that we were able to get a table. The food was superb and the ambience was serene and relaxing. Both of the owners came by to speak with us, which was the icing on the cake of a wonderful evening at the Goldmoor. We are looking forward to coming back soon.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Goldmoor R, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

dear MrKiteley, thank you for sharing your dining experience and we look forward to your next visit

Reviewed 18 September 2021

First, picture a table of 10 who have not seen each other in months -- all enjoying a glass of wine = wonderful group loudly enjoying themselves. Second, picture this group at the Chef's table. Now you have the picture. The entire evening was perfection....Each of us ordered from the menu -- each of us enjoyed delicio us means. This young Chef must be the most accomplished culinary expert in the entire state of IL. Be it Thursday evening or a special occasion, you will not regret selecting the Goldmoor for your next evening meal.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Goldmoor R, Owner at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Alleycat0, we so enjoyed having you at the Goldmoor both for your meeting and for the lovely dinner. We are delighted that you enjoyed Chef Brandon's culinary art.

Reviewed 13 September 2021

We arrived to learn our reservation had been lost. The owner personally set up a private table in their gazebo and assigned a server to us. Joslyn gave us great service and her recommendations were right on the money. The sunset was lovely, the food...stupendous, and the evening was filled with special touches. Every trip to Galena should include dinner here.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Birgit R, General Manager at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2021

dear Terri, thank you for your nice review. I am glad we could accomodate you and you enjoyed the evening.

Reviewed 7 September 2021

View was lovely, although we were seated a little after sunset so missed the apex. The menu/entrees were appealing, but we were surprised at the of lack of wine choices. The only Pinot noir available by glass was below par considering the cost of the...entrees. With all the great local vineyards, we think the Goldmoor should consider partnering with a few local wineries to enhance their wine offerings.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Birgit R, General Manager at Goldmoor Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2021

Dear Maryate1603, thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed dinner and the beautiful views.

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Yes, they have limited outdoor seating on the patio, weather permitting. We sat out there for a cocktail and watched the sun set. They also have social distanced booth seating inside that was nice. Very clean. Staff were... More
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We are more than happy to accomodate your needs.There is no specific vegan menu however we are very flexible.
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Goldmoor Dining is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5