DESTIHL-Normal
DESTIHL-Normal
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DESTIHL-Normal

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.destihl.com/
  • Phone: 3098622337
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am to 4pm, Sunday 10am 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: American, Gastro Pub, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Rojas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether it's casual, formal, lunch, dinner, cocktails, appetizer, impromptu or planned in advance, DESTHIL is the place to have your next gathering. If you are looking for a business meeting or dinner party preceded by a brewery tour and beer tasting, we are more than happy to accommodate. Our Tasting Room is perfect for your next small gathering of 6-10 guests. Our Side Room accommodates up to 52 people or can be divided into two smaller semi-private rooms.
  • Private Party Contact: Katheryn Tilley 3098622337

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Von Maur Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from DESTIHL-Normal
DESTIHL is a culinary destination in Bloomington-Normal. 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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DESTIHL-Normal reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Love this Restaurant
    Foodiewannabe
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    From the moment we walked in the service was outstanding. They could not have been nicer. Our server went out of his way to make our dining an excellent choice . He brought us some wines to taste that we were unsure about. The Brussels sprout salad was a delight, just so different. We had the chicken garlic sauce pizza and they put blue cheese only on one side as we requested. Our water glasses were never empty. We had a wonderful meal and will be back for sure. The ambiance is quite inviting also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hhhey
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I love this restaurant but my last experience wasn't great. We sat outside and there was only one server to 6-7 tables. She was very slow and our meal took a long time. That's too many tables for one person. I hope next time is better. I really enjoyed the outdoor seating she was just too busy to serve us and to get our checks.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Meal
    YoungDiner
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We went with several first timers to the restaurant. Everything was very good. Service was fantastic and prompt. She even recommended several dishes that we ended up eating. Food was prompt and they knew who ordered what. Overall very positive experience, will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Destihl always offers an exceptional dining experience. Delicious food at reasonable prices. An awesome selection of beers they brew themselves. Friendly & knowledgable servers. It's our go-to place to bring out-of-town visitors. Our serves on this visit, Alexis, was especially delightful & offered great suggestions. And the special pizza with dates & fennel sausage was incredible! Add it to the regular menu and it'll be my new go-to dish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This has been one of or possibly my favorite restaurants in BloNo. We haven't been in a few months and were excited to see the new menu until we saw the prices. I am not one to shy away from higher prices, but it seems as though all menu items have increased dramatically. (Knowing the cost of specific items shows how often we eat there. ;) The food and service were still good, but the prices did not reflect what we had grown accustomed to and felt was a really fair value. All things said and done this is still a great place to eat, however not frequently.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chris
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Terrific, especially for a small community like Normal. Try the stout
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Krypto1
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was great, the service was great! Liked being able to make reservations online.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Skimpy Portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food has excellent taste, however I felt that the portions were a little small especially for the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a celebration
    Drjan
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    A great place to celebrate a graduation from ISU. Fun, great service, delicious food- thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food! Good beer!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food was really good! The beer menu is really great! Many different kinds to try! Really nice place to have a good meal and a good brew with it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I come for the award winning beer. The excellent cuisine is a bonus! Ask if a sour beer is on and try it. Brick oven pizza. You cannot go wrong at this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, hard to hear
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food and service have always been excellent. It's a bit noisy for my Dad, who is hard of hearing, which is the only drawback. My little baby cried fairly often this time, but all the servers were very kind about it and gave her lots of attention, which I really appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We ate at DESTHIL while traveling. A good meal with friendly service. The menu had plenty of options.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Place2dine
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    It was a great evening with wonderful ambience and great food. Great optuons even for a vegetarian like my family.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anna
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The Destihl brewery makes a variety of beers. All are available in a variety of pour sizes, so you can effectively create your own flight or bring home a growler. The wait staff is helpful with descriptions and food recommendations. All the food is very beer friendly. A great stop in the Bloomington-Normal area.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Evening Out
    Kdmak5
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had an opportunity to try Destihl for the first time while spending dinner with our twin daughters for their birthday! They both attend ISU and heard about the restaurant from friends at school. What a wonderful place! From the food selections, to the service... Everything was fantastic! We will definitely be back many times to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    Jenn
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great food, as always (cuban-style pork sandwich and bacon & cheese burger), and excellent service from our waiter Nicholas. We always have great service at Destihl, but Nicholas went above and beyond. I asked for a an extra side of the IPA mustard sauce to go along with my sandwich. He not only brought me that, but also a side of Destihl's maple chipotle sauce, which was also delicious on the sandwich!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Night
    185days
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and everything went very well. The server warned us that the bar was backed up because it was a busy Friday night. But the service was well paced and no one waited for anything for too long. The beer selection was excellent and we enjoyed several 4oz tastes. The Thai Fried Chicken was crispy and had a kick of spice. The s'mores were a yummy finish. They topped them with a candle- great finish to a great night.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    yummy
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I've never had a bad meal at Destihl. This time around was a quick catch-up lunch with a friend. The place was packed, but luckily I had made a reservation through Open Table. We both had soup and salad combos, and we both had the yummy special soup which was clam chowder with jalapeno bacon. Our waiter was enthusiastic, but a little slow to take our order because of the big crowd that day. All in all, another good experience at Destihl.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Aspargus appetizer was amazing. Beer selection is vast. Food is good but a little overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely will dine there again
    Peg6
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Meeting friends from out-of-town, looking for a location easy to get to and offering a great menu. This fit the bill, and even tho it was a Friday night, we didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food an service was very
    Becbing
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food an service was very good. The only problem I had was the noise level. It was hard to have a conversation with the music that was playing that night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bittersweet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Our visit to your restaurant was bittersweet. The place looked and felt fantastic. We were celebrating being together for 6 months. And we felt welcome. The Peach Wheat Ale we ordered was exceptional. The cheese curds we ordered were out of this world. The Braised Pork Shank I ordered was delicious. But my girlfriend's food was what was the other side of it. She ordered the Pesto Chicken Pasta and she thought the flavor was great, but she said it was so spicy and hot that she couldn't eat it. If there had been some kind of warning about the spicyness of the dish, she would've ordered something else. Maybe you can include some kind of warning for spicy dishes in the future? Other than that, we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Definitely different menu items - loved the Reuben eggroll appetizer, lamb meatballs on pasta had a really terrific tomato based sauce. Jambalaya was amazing. Menu has lots of variety without being an insane amount of choices and most items have a little twist that keeps them new and different. You can find something as interesting as the Reuben appetizer and as comforting as meatloaf raised to a higher plain! Love that they try to source locally as much as possible. Not a beer lover, but dining companions enjoyed the craft beer. Had a great glass of Australian wine, not a long wine list, but quality seems to be there. Had reservations on a Saturday night, parking lot was full, people waiting, waited only 20 seconds to be seated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable.
    MicheleChicago
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food was really good and creative. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the lamb meatball pasta and the beet salad which were both excellent. Others had the ribeye and the vege burger preceded by salads. They have their own brewery so definitely recommended for beer lovers. Our waitress was very good considering the restaurant was crowded. If you plan to go, definitely make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Pawda
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I always enjoy going to Destihl. I can get tasty and interesting food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food a little noisey
    Barb
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Delicious food a little noisey but tables in back quieter love the roast chicken and pecan pie w ice cream
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice average place
    HomeBrewDan
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    It was a nice place. I'd go back and I'd recommend it. Here are my specific comments: 1. Even though I made a reservation I was treated as any other walk in i.e. I was given a pager and had to wait a few minutes. That's okay, but don't offer reservations if you're not going to reserve tables. 2. In my reservation i asked specifically that i was interested in vegan/vegetarian offerings yet no mention was made by either the hostess nor the wait staff. Don't ask for comments/special requests if you're not going to act on them. 3. One of the beers had turned sour. They replaced the beer with another free of charge. Overall a positive experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I first started visiting years ago when I would travel to Bloomington for work. Food has always been excellent. My latest visit was disappointing as my chicken dish was definitely overcooked. The chicken was literally charred and the asparagus was undercooked to the point I almost couldn't get it down. Wine selection was great and the server was definitely knowledgable about the wine and I appreciated the story behind the name.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome as usual
    RedbirdMom
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We have been to Destihl a few times and it never fails to disappoint. My kids had fish and chips which were really good and my husband had Vanilla Caramel French toast was fantastic!! I had ordered a fish special which wasn't a good choice, the manager came to the table to apologize and offer me anything else on the menu, even offered to make a salad to go if we were short on time I declines since I had sampled my families dishes, but that is how a restaurant should be run!! The took my item off our bill, will definitely be back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find if you like craft
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great find if you like craft beers. They have a very nice selection, we sampled a few. Food was very good, nice variety on the menu. Overall a very good dining experience and some place we would definitely visit again!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Microbrews
    Diner56
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great beer selection, great service. Crowded booths need more space for beer flights.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually good but can be hit or miss
    Sammy
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Generally speaking, when in Bloomington-Normal I count Destihl as a solid option for an evening meal. The beers are always interesting and I can try a variety. The food can be hit or miss however. Recently, I ordered the bacon wrapped dates which I think are incredibly tasty. I debated the meal choice with the server and went on her recommendation for the special that night, a beef stew. A short time later, when the food server (not my server) arrived at my table to deliver my stew and ask, "Can I get you anything else?" I simply stammered, "Yes, the appetizer?" Once we were past that, the stew was, well, meh. The beef was rubbery and not terribly flavorful. I'll go back to Destihl, but it'll be a while.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best tomato soup
    AnimalVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    If you like tomato soup, they have some of the best tomato soup I have ever had. Service depends on the server you get in this restaurant. This visit we had the best server we have ever had, hope we get her again!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Desthil was my first meal when I moved to the Bloomington/Normal area in the summer and 8 months later is still the best place I've eaten at. Wide range of options plus they support local farmers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious and service
    Jenn
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food was delicious and service was great, as usual, but they forgot the bleu cheese on my Chicken, Bacon & Bleu Cheese pizza. If the ingredient is in the name of the dish, it should be there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great nite out
    ClassyDiner99
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Grabbed a veggie burger for the lenten season, which was normally good - had a super stiff bun that could have totally thrown off my meal, but my server was able to fix it promptly. Otherwise, superb meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent. Large
    pamjhan
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Food was excellent. Large interesting menu. Server was friendly and attentive, never seemed flustered or harried and they were very busy. Only complaint was close quarters and noisy since we were right next to a large table of drinkers. It made it difficult to converse with friends we were dining with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Friends who are rarely all together enjoyed a nice lunch ordering the lunch combos. All enjoyed the soup, but no comments were heard about the sandwiches. My salad was a bit limp. Dessert was simple, but elegantly presented. Service was quick and unobtrusive. We talked long after the meal. Waitstaff helped us take group pictures and continued to fill coffee cups and glasses and were very pleasant. Aside from a rather noisy atmosphere at the beginning of our time (noon), I think all participants would be eager to return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly service and great food
    Bigapple
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Destihl is a great spot to get a tasty meal. The wait staff is very personable and professional. Pad went there for Sunday brunch. The food was great, as was the service. The jalapeño bacon was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.