Big Grove Tavern
They 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 AMI've been to Big Grove twiceI've been to Big Grove twice now and have been satisfied both times. Most of the dishes I tried were good and the dessert and drinks were excellent. Highlights include the chicken/dumplings and pretzel appetizer, while the short rib left something to be desired. The portion sizes were on the smaller side, but certainty enough to be satisfying. The atmosphere is excellent and the place is really nice inside. Finally, the service has been top notch.4/12/2013 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 AMGreat Service, Good Food, PriceyBig Grove is good overall. The wine list is decent, and the beer on draft is very good if you're into microbrews. They aspire to a fine dining experience, and in that regard, the staff and service is indeed always excellent. However, the food seems to be more indulgent of the chef than the patrons and is often too ecclectic to appeal to the general population, particularly given the price. It's worth going to least once.2/16/2013 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