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“The place to eat and drink in Galesburg!”
Review of Chez Willy

Chez Willy
Ranked #21 of 96 Restaurants in Galesburg
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Alameda, CA
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The place to eat and drink in Galesburg!”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We eat here on every visit to Galesburg. Brenda, the co-owner is welcoming and friendly. My husband loves drinking their salzarac cocktail. Recently when we were there they made a lemonade-citrus flavored vodka cocktail for my daughter. The cocktail was really refreshing and delicious! Something we'll definitely order on our next visit. The food here is always consistently high quality and well-prepared. We love their steaks! The beef in the midwest tastes so much better than back home in California. Must be happier cows. Chez Willy has a more casual atmosphere which is fine with us but it still is the best place to dine in Galesburg. Definitely make reservations on the weekends. Staff is attentive, friendly and welcoming.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Never again.”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

I can't even comment on the food because the hostess was too rude to merit staying. This is my first time playing with the local symphony, so excuse me for not knowing that it was high school prom night or that Saturday night in Galesburg (a modest city at best) required reservations. I was treated like an irresponsible high school student. Embarrassing.

Visited April 2013
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Monmouth, Illinois, USA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Chez Willy--no home cooking”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Chez Willy, which translated means "at Willy's place," or "at home of Willly's" is hardly home cooking. Instead, it usually delivers excellent, sophisticated cuisine. I have eaten there many times, and only once was the meal sub-par. Then we complained and the manager halved the bill. The atmosphere is soft and romantic and hardly ever crowded. This may be because Chez Willy's is expensive, quite. Nonetheless, if you want to impress--Chez Willy is the place to go.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank MHB1940
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Dahinda, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A lovely place for lunch”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We had an excellent lunch--sandwhich special of the day. Service was great. Can't wait to go back again.

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank E M
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Aledo, Illinois, United States
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Yummy and Sophistcated”
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Great food and good wines. Dessert was a really fun table side presentation. Bartender was very good as the old cocktails.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Stephanie G
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