We actually did not stay at the resort, but dined at The Summit Food and Spirits, which apparently is relatively new. The dining room was airy and light with a fabulous view of the ski hills and the river. We ordered prime rib. I chose the soup and my husband chose salad with the meal. I had their homemade cream of mushroom soup, which was out of this world and would have been even better if it were not lukewarm. My husband's salad was plated beautifully, but a very, very small portion. The prime rib was at best cool . We advised the waiter and he said he would take it back. Anticipating that they might nuke it,I told him that I wanted the food warm/hot but still wanted it medium rare. It came back nuked and well done. A hostess stopped by to see how are food was. I told her my prime rib was overcooked. She seemed taken aback and said she had really only stopped by to see how we were enjoying our meal. I was confused. She apparently did not want to hear any complaints. In any event, she did get me another portion of the prime rib (smaller than the first serving). The baked potato was overcooked and looked liked it had been sitting in a warmer too long. The manager came by later and apologized for the food. He said desert was on him and also asked if we would like a complimentary glass of wine. We declined the wine and said we would take coffee instead. He did not charge for the dessert, but did charge for the coffee. I felt we should not have been charged for the prime rib, oh well. For the price, I would not dine there again unless they stepped up the food. For the ambience, most definitely would stop by again for a drink and perhaps an appetizer.
What we could see of the resort, it looked like a great place for family fun and it appeared that they allowed pets, which is a plus for those of us who would like to bring our small pets along on short jaunts.
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- Also Known As:
- Chestnut Mountain Galena
- Chestnut Mountain Hotel Galena