Midwest Living Review
Some places aim for local flavor--One Eleven Main aims for lots of them. The restaurant uses as many ingredients as possible from local and regional vendors--its partners include farmers, grocers, vintners and chocolatiers, among others--and the walls of its main dining room are hung with smart black-and-white photographs of those merchants. The cuisine is both hearty and high-end, running the gamut from burgers and sandwiches to glazed duck breast and catfish. As starters go, you could do a lot worse than sharing the beer-cheddar fondue, which is rich but not overpowering and comes with bread and a big plate of veggies to dip ($13). For dinner, the New York strip steak actually hails from Iowa, but it's flavorful enough to impress even the most jaded big-city folks ($14). One Eleven Main's sensibility is classy but comfortable--oh, and it's rumored to be haunted. A regular stop on Galena's ghost tours, the building is said to have formerly housed a coffin-maker's shop. Locals report talking to a little boy named Johnny in 19th-century clothing and have captured photos of eerie light displays, one of which can be seen in the lobby.