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DESTIHL-Champaign Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.DESTIHL.com
  • Email: Info@DESTIHL.com
  • Phone: (217) 356-0301
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am to 4pm, Sunday 11am to 4pm
    Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4pm to 10pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm to 11pm, Sunday 4pm to 9pm
    *Weekend brunch also offered on Saturday-Sunday until 2pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, American, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Manny Martinez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church & Neil St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from DESTIHL-Champaign
DESTIHL is a culinary destination in Champaign-Urbana. A gastrobrewpub which creatively combines and reinvents craft beer and full-flavored dishes from America"s melting pot using many local ingredients and both modern
and traditional techniques. Our mission is to fill our gastrobrewpub with fun, energy and passion for great artisan food and beers while providing a 'down to earth', high level of service.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a group of twelve visit Destihl this past Saturday. It has a great menu with knowledgeable staff who are quick to assist you. Destihl also has an outstanding microbrew selection. We had a great time!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Chicken pesto sandwich and Thai pork pizza were both excellent. Served quickly, hot and fresh tasting. Wait staff found just the right attention level, always available but not overbearing. Can't wait to go back after work so that I can catch up on Destihl's fine selection of microbrews."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Have been here before and have had better experience. Was there at opening, got seated promptly and server took our order after a few minutes, then we waited for 45 minutes for our food to come out - and the restaurant was not crowded. I am vegetarian and asked for the bacon off my salad, but it came with it on anyway. Food is good but this time the service left something to be desired."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We were one of the first to arrive when they opened. All but one table was open and they seated us right by the entry in the flow of traffic. Twice I got bumped by their wait staff but we could hear the conversation at the hostess table. I asked to be moved and they were accomendating. Much nicer location and brighter to. Not sure if we just were not hungry but it seemed nothing on the menu appealed to the 4 of us."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is our go to restaurant to take out of town guests. It always delivers a great meal with great service."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great place. Great food and our waitresses Madeline and Elizabeth were amazing!!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were down in Champaign for U of I's Mom's Weekend. We met with some friends for brunch on Saturday and decided to give this place a chance. We had heard both good and bad things about it but when looking at the menu we saw the variety would please everyone's palate. The food and the service could not be better!!! I would rate this place high on my list of places to eat and would recommend it for anyone visiting Champaign."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "What a wonderful and unique menu, need to go back so I can try more things! Both our meals were delicious and so fresh tasting."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food and beer are excellent. Staff went out of their way to accomodate us. We went back the next night"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our waiter was really helpful, food was tasty with good portion sizes. - the orrechette pasta special was terrific! Fish was cooked well and the lamb burger rocked! We eat here every time we are in Champaign. It is a friendly, happy place!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Awesome Food, Beer, and Service! Food was awesome. Staff was extremely helpful and friendly!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We joined some old neighbors for dinner and the atmosphere was great for our little reunion. The food was good but the service from our wait person was outstanding - very attentive and friendly. The highlight of the meal was the carrot cake. They call it a slice but its closer to 1/4th a cake. Three of us shared one slice and it was more than enough!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Staff was very kind and on top of everything, food was great,will go again, hopefully people will leave there infants at home, kind of ruins the romantic feeling"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was for a celebration of a special occasion and everything was fantastic! Good for and drink options!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "On the front of the menu it states "Support Flavor, Boycott Bland" which is ironic because their food is incredibly bland. This is the third time I have been here and every time I am willing to give them another chance, just to be disappointed time and time again. First time I had the pesto chicken, which was essentially dry chicken with green water. Second time I had a sirloin which wasn't necessarily bad, but it was not worth the cost. This most recent time I had squash noodles with cashew cream sauce, and the flavor was nonexistent and the squash noodles were subpar."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Second trip to Destihl did not disappoint. Fantastic server who made great recommendations for beers to try. With our Open Table reservation, we walked right in and were seated on a Saturday night. The place was busy, but we were able to carry on a conversation without any difficulty. The bacon-wrapped dates a great blend of sweet, salty, and spicy. I had the Destihl meatloaf. The portion size was just right...a nice-sized piece of meatloaf that was not too dense or heavy on the stomach. Many of the desserts sounded great, but we went with the smores. Serving size was perfect for two."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It's the worst. Was that canned pork chunks in generic Kraft dinner? Other meals were good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I took my wife there for her birthday. The food was great our sever Beth was absolutely wonderful.glasses were never empty and the food came out hot and fresh."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great variety of beer brewed on premises available in sizes from 4 oz to 64 oz, and a great selection of food to accompany it. You have to try the hefeweizen and the beer battered bacon."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was amazing, the beer even more so! We enjoyed the service, they were quick, polite, and on top of everything. I had the Gaucho Skirt Steak and it was perfectly cooked to order and seasoned well! My wife had the Weissenhiemer Chicken and said it was the most tender and moist chicken she had ever had before. The appetizers were great, we had beer batter bacon (I know right) and the lamb meatballs...those could have been a little bigger if you ask me, but the taste was great! Go and enjoy...we know we will again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Most and some items had a spice ingredient including jalapeños, peppercorns and others. If you are not into that, where you like to season your food and not others, review the menu prior to going. Service was awful. We ate at the bar. The bartenders were very good at getting server drinks out, but we had to ask for a refill every time we wanted a beer, water or something else. Although drinks and bar service came slow, they sure had our check ready to go in a heart beat. We felt special. Not going back."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Desthil was very accommodating to my last minute reservation time change. I have been to Destihl less than a handful of times, but every time the food was fantastic and the drinks were fantastic. I absolutely consider Destihl one of the best places to have a romantic night out but also a great place to go to with friends."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I came here for our 'special occasion' dinner. Our appetizer, battered & fried asparagus, was very good. Our 2nd course, we split a Ceasar Salad with fried egg special and it was delightful. She had the Lobster Tail special, I had the Flat Iron; both of us were very happy with our entree (we had to wait a little longer for our 3rd course to arrive than we would have liked). For dessert we shared the Banana Creme Pie, which we devoured very quickly! I'd definitely recommend this place to have a nice dinner out (especially if you like to have a beer with your meal). Make reservations! We made reservations and sat down immediately once getting there; as we left, we heard the wait for a table as 60-90 minutes!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our reservation for Valentine's Day was at 6:45. We walked in the door at that time and were seated immediately (walking past multiple people waiting). We had plenty of time to look over the menu. The food was excellent, starting with the crab croquettes as an appetizer from their special menu for the night and then the main courses."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Appeals to all age. Food is tasty, appealing and delicious. Portions grand but not grandiose. Gratefully, no bread basket. Sat next to a table of birthday party patrons and could still hear our conversation."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The restaurant's sole benefit is that the beer selection is better than you would find at any other generic American-style restaurant. Otherwise, the food is uninspired and bland, particularly for the price. If you're looking for a narrower but tastier selection at a similar price, you should go to Big Grove (right across the street), which also uses local foods. Also, the interior decoration was bizarre and the arrangement of non-booth tables gives a cafeteria feel."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went there for a Valentine's day lunch. Service was excellent and chef accommodated our strict dietary needs and made sure we still have options. Staff was very friendly and accommodative."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food tasted really good. The food came no later than ten minutes after we ordered. Also, the service was great. No complaints."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I recently went to this establishment with a friend. We had Michael as our waiter. At our request, he gave us an excellent tour of the brewery after we ordered our food. The courses were appropriately spaced out and we did not feel rushed at all. The evening was filled with laughter and we didn't even realize 2.5h had passed. We were never rushed and had amazing service. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants. Great food, comfortable place. Good wine list, but the beer is so good it's a shame not to drink it."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Bloody Marys, cheese curds and beer battered bacon - need I say more!!! Lamb burgers were a hit. My family of six wants to go back as soon as possible."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was our first time trying Destihl after several friend recommendations. The moment we walked in, the experience was fantastic! The staff was very welcoming and friendly and our server, Dan, was very knowledgable about the menu and beer selection. You could truly tell that he loved what he does! Ahh....the FOOD! Absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. We ended our meal with the S'mores and it was the most fun dessert we had ever eaten! We felt like little kids! We will definitely be back again and again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Everything went well, except I made a reservation days beforehand and was given one of the worst seats in the restaurant, right next to the waiting area. There was very little privacy."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was definitely really good. There was nothing that was overwhelmingly magnificent, but for a campus town restaurant, it was definitely up to par. Our waitress Dusti was very attentive and was able to enhance our dining experience with her engaging, fun personality."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great selection, good seating arrangements, and excellent service"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "excellent job on microbrewery. brewmaster has a wide variety of outstanding beers. pair the beer with their good food and it's a match made in heaven. We'll be back."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Went to try out a new restaurant recommended by friends. Had the cheese curds and a Honey Pale Ale to start things off. Both of these were excellent. I had the short ribs for the main course. Whatever rub they used was amazing and the fries went perfectly with the espresso BBQ sauce. The wife had the Wagyu burger. This was the low point in the evening. She is pregnant so she ordered it Medium Well. Unfortunately, this dish should have never left the kitchen, the burger was way past well done. All the way into charcoal. It was burnt to a crisp. She didn't send it back but she didn't eat it either. All said, I'm willing to give Destihl another chance and chalk this up as an uncommon mistake."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Always fun tasting lots of different beers. Loved the lamb meatballs and pasta, cheese curd app is tasty. Didn't care for the meatloaf."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We were disappointed that one of the most popular items had been taken off the menu. Management was less than apologetic that the changes were made and did not seem to respond to the disappointment. That item was the reason we came to the restaurant. I ordered a different item which used to be fabulous--the meatloaf was salty & somewhat tasteless. The beer is great!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "You can always count on Destihl for a great dining experience. The wait staff are consistently outstanding and the menu offers great choices. If you like it spicy the Thai Chicken is not to be missed!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014