Big Grove Tavern
BreakfastThe breakfast menu has unique offerings. My children enjoyed the house made blueberry scones and the yogurt and granola parfait with berries. My husband and I had two different egg dishes. Both were very good. There is a nice offering of choices and if you don't want breakfast you can also chose from several delicious lunch items. The food is phenomenal.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTrying new twists on staplesIt is fun to try out the new tastes at Big Grove. The chefs come up with interesting and tasty twists on items that one might think of as traditional. The rhubarb crisp was outstanding--better than I make at home.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMa delightful dinnerI was there on a quiet evening, so I don't have a sense of how crowded or noisy the restaurant can be when it's full, but it was a totally pleasant experience. The service was warm and timely, and my meal was delicious- I had the walleye, and it was a reasonable portion size that didn't make me feel guilty for sending back uneaten food. I cleaned my plate!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSkip Mac&Cheese-other dishes delishI love Big Grove and the burger and fries are both outstanding. Skip the Mac and Cheese. It's try and not particularly cheesy. I suggest to the chefs to add more cream and cheese to it. It would be wonderful if they would. As is, it's tasty, but quite dry, especially when they add the bread crumbs.
They have great house wine at a great price. Love the filet, chicken, wedge salad and the deviled eggs are wonderful. The Mac and Cheese was a major disappointment.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the first greeting toFrom the first greeting to the lingering sweet memory of dessert, the Big Grove Tavern is a gem in downtown Champaign! The marvelous creations from Executive Chef Jessica Gorin's kitchen delight the senses. A great presentation followed by a pleasurable plate experience is the hallmark of this establishment. Add to this a knowledgable and affable staff to make you a dining experience to not miss.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMmusic a little too much formusic a little too much for the price. seats somewhat uncomfortable in. server seemed mildly annoyed that we were talking so long (first date), but the service was good. food was tasty, but fish a bit overcooked.....6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Date Night!My husband and I had a wonderful night out here! The food was well cooked, well seasoned, and the ingredients were fresh and delicious. I also loved the lemongrass Peat martini and my husband enjoyed the wide selection of regional and locally brewed beer. Our server was attentive but didn't hover. The ambiance is trending and lends to dressy or dressy casual attire. Overall I had a wonderful experience at The Big Grove Tavern and I'm looking forward to our next visit!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThey know their wine and liquor.They know their wine and liquor. Short but carefully chosen menu with carefully prepared food. Excellent dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Go-To Restaurant in ChampaignI'm very impressed at the amount of truly local food that Big Grove uses. They are helping to make Central Illinois a better place to live and to farm. The food was delicious, although I was very thirsty an hour later. Perhaps lighten up on the salt! (I find this to be the case almost everywhere that I eat, though.)4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Big Grove Tavern. TheI love Big Grove Tavern. The food quality is hands down the best in a 100 mile radius. Service is very friendly and timely. The ambiance is spot on. Our #1 dining spot.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy eating here.I always enjoy eating here. The food is amazing and the staff is always helpful and prompt.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTry brunch...you'll love itWe went to try out the brunch menu. I love this place and brunch certainly didn't change that! The menu choices were great and there is a whole specialty drink menu that pairs really well with the food. Always a great experience at Big Grove Tavern.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLimited menu but everythingLimited menu but everything we had was excellent and prepared
very well, server was very attentive to all our needs and the
assistants kept waters refilled and offered any help needed.
They have a wine of the day white or red for $4 which was very tasty
and a great deal4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA terrific addition to C-U.I keep coming back to Big Grove Tavern. Their wonderful menu make choosing favorites difficult. So much to love. The chicken dish is so moist and full of flavour, but then there is the killer burger & fries, or the Mac'n'cheese. The appetizers are wonderful and special. I had the farro for a main course, and everybody at the table picked at my left overs (more than ample portion size for normal people). Desserts are always perfect and btw, the coffee is the best flavoured brew that I have had in C-U. Really terrific. And we have visited on Tuesdays and adore the Fried Chicken & Waffles special. This is our new hang for sure.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMService was outstanding. FreeService was outstanding. Free mini pails of popcorn are very tasty! Fish was very good.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was really tasty,The food was really tasty, well-presented and notable for unusual ingredient pairing (i.e., vanilla ice cream with sea salt???). Service was attentive, not overwhelming. The setting is nice, conversation is easy. All in all, a very nice Easter brunch, worth the drive from Chicago.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest lunch I've eaten in aBest lunch I've eaten in a long time. Food was delicious, service was great, and price was reasonable.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceFrom the outstanding service to amazing food, it was yet another special evening with friends.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Get the pâté. It's awesome. And the Belgian Blonde Ale from Central Waters really impressed me. Risotto was top tier.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to return...Premiere diners on a Saturday evening pre-theater. The ambiance alone is worth the visit...beautifully carefree, artsy, gorgeous...the kind of carefree that takes great pains to create! Our server was Kelly, so helpful, very attentive (but not intrusive), and able to answer all of our questions thoughtfully and completely. The bar drinks were a beauty to behold as well as drink, our food was delicious to the point of wanting to pick up our plates and lick them. Our seats were rather close to another pair of diners, which caused a bit of concern at seating, however by the end of the meal we'd enjoyed some festive small talk and wished them a happy birthday as they left. Charming, lovely, can't wait to return.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgood excellent terrific!!!it was so nice! I liked the foid and environment! especially the staff (I don't remember his name), recommended fabulous food bistro filet and cocktail! also peacan tart which he recommended us was also terrific!! I want to go there again! also will recommend to others!!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal Gem!Big Grove Tavern is definitely a favorite of mine in the Champaign area! They are a "farm to table" restaurant, serving only local food within a 25-30 mile radius (with the exception of the seafood, which is flown in almost daily from The Keys). The food, service, and ambiance are all outstanding! I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM