Consistently niceMatt took great care of us. Service and food was great. We didn't get rushed through the meal. Carrot cake is unbelievably good!!!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMdestihl deliciousDestihl is fun with their microbrews, and great, somewhat unique menu for this area. Nice patio as well6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMUnhurried lunchMet a friend to catch-up. Having eaten here before we concentrated on getting our order in and then started our long conversation for an uninterrupted duration. Waiter was attentive, but not intrusive. Food was good and worthy of comment.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA foodies delightGreat food paired with wonderful microbrews, what else could a foodie ask for? The beer battered bacon burger is simply ridiculous! Yum!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingGreat food, great beer, and a great place to enjoy both.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMdelectable, surprisingthe dishes were creative, tasty, great presentation5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat vanilla-cinnamon frenchGreat vanilla-cinnamon french toast on Sunday brunch menu.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness LunchAppetizers were large enough to share with the 3 of us and not feel shorted. Entree choices were plentiful and diverse. Service was very good with the waiter being very attentive to the groups needs and wants.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNo point in a reservationMy wife and I love going to this place. Great food and good beer. We may as well have not even made a reservation through open table though. Had a reservation for 8:15, got there at 8, not a big deal to wait 15 minutes we thought. Didn't end up getting seated till 8:45. Not sure if this was an open table issue or Distihl reservation issue. Seems like they booked too many tables for the number of time slots they had. Great dinner once we got seated, just an annoying way to get there.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal Restaurant with City FlavorsAlthough the restaurant looks as if it could be a chain, it is not. It is locally owned and operated, both on the brewery and the restaurant side. The menu is creative, with unusual combinations like poblano pepper stuffed with Indian samosa-flavored vegetables. We had the Braised Pork Shank and the Thai Fried Chicken and both were really good. Banana cream pie is to die for. The Matt has won several brewing awards, especially for his sour beers. People who like fruit beers will also be happy with Destihl (even tho fruit beer is just WRONG). A great addition to the local food scene.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MenuLove the variety and creative menu at Destihl. Wait staff was very attentive. I've never had a bad experience here.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fabulous evening.We had a fabulous evening. The server wS very helpful with the beers- brought us samples to help us decide what we liked5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time withWe had a wonderful time with family at Destihl. The food was amazing and the service was very quick.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent food! WaitAlways excellent food! Wait staff is courteous and helpful.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMStellar service...Although Destihl has great food, once again it's the service that make the whole experience brilliant. Our server, Kaitlin, was attentive, timely, funny, and went above and beyond for us. We were having a late lunch meeting to go over some designs for an upcoming production and while updating a sketch, my pencil broke. Kaitlin noticed this and offered to sharpen it for me back in their office. Where else would you get that kind of service. Bravo - Destihl - and pay Kaitlin well as you definitely want to keep her around to continue to make your service exceptional...4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there on a SundayWe were there on a Sunday for lunch, The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. We had the beer battered asparagus which was an excellent appetizer and for an entree I ordered huevos rancheros which was out of this world.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Find in Central Illinois. Our server was excellent and was able to talk with us about how items were prepared. Food not typical fare and was delish! Great assortment of crafted beers. Only down side was we had a reservation and had to wait 10 min. to be seated.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was great and madeOur waiter was great and made the dining experience even better. We all enjoyed our meals and will definitely come back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Destihl! I have onlyI love Destihl! I have only been there twice and I loved it both times. The food is delicious and the service is great, and it is good for any occasion.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNever caught the name of ourNever caught the name of our server & didn't see name tag. But she was a doll! Super-sweet, kind, attentive, anticipated our needs.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and good service.Good food and good service. If you go on a popular night good idea to get a reservation.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA family favoriteWe have been to Destihl on nearly every visit to our son who is a sophomore at Illinois State. It is consistently great. Try the cedar plank salmon - it's fabulous!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brew-Pub in NormalThe food was absolutely outstanding. We started off with an order of the ancho chips and dip, as well as the small plate of chorizo-stuffed bacon-wrapped dates. While you only get 3 dates on the plate, they were phenomenal. The chips came with both vinegar and ancho ranchero dips. My wife had the duck confit pot pie, while I had the espresso-glazed ribeye. My wife loved her pot pie, especially the assortment of vegetables that were inside (including zucchini). My ribeye was gigantic and was perfectly cooked with just the right amount of red in the middle. The espresso glaze added a unique flavor that greatly accentuated the meat. It was served with Swiss chard and potatoes. The chard was good, but the potatoes were rather plain and simple.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI eat at Disthil 5 to 7I eat at Disthil 5 to 7 times a month....often with family or friends and occasionally alone.... the quality of the food and service is depenable and I never feel rushed or ignored.....4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat place, slow food serviceOur server was great with making sure we were taken care of. I have been here twice and the only thing that makes me upset is how long it takes to get our food. We ordered around 6:30 and we didn't get our food for about 45 min which is ridiculous and I think something should be done about that. Everything else was wonderful and I will for sure be coming back again but hopefully next time I won't have to wait so long for food.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and beverages were fantasticFood and beverages were fantastic as usual. In a few if my last reviews I have not been satisfied with my service. I am overjoyed to say that this has really turned around. Service has gone back to its previous level of excellence. (Including previous servers stopping to say hello because they remember us!)3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a great combinationThis was a great combination for beer lovers and people who really liked to push the flavors palate. The food was outstanding, a delicious combination of harmonious flavors that danced in your mouth.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSpringfield Ladies Love DestihlOur group had a great time at lunch. The fried asparagus was a big hit with us. We also tried the bacon-cheese deviled eggs for the first time. They were wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their sandwiches. The wait staff was a lot of fun as well.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLike every other meal we'veLike every other meal we've had at DESITHL, our most recent visit was spectacular. Our meal was perfect, our server was charming and knowledgeable, and the beers were delicious.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good choiceDistihl is one of my favorite places to eat. This particular night was my birthday. Because I am aware that this is a popular dining choice I made a reservation. I arrived approximately 5 minutes after my reservation time. I was then asked to wait until a table was available. This took about 15-20 minutes. This was a suprise to me. My guest was a first time diner to Distihl. I think it was a slight turn off to her that we did need to wait so long, considering it was a Tuesday, we had a reservation, and we were 5 minutes late.
Once seated, the service was excellent and the food was fabulous!! Overall, the experience was good and I would not have spent my birthday any place else.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite thing about DistihlMy favorite thing about Distihl is that they are a micro-brewery and I really enjoy their brews. They have the regular brews and then always feature 2 or 3 special brews. The food is good and portion sizes are good.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service and beer.Great food, service and beer. Fried asparagus is awesome. Destihl-Normal is one of my favorite restaurants.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go as a group here on aWe go as a group here on a weekly basis as the varied menu covers a wide range of tastes. We tend to stick to the seafood sides of the menu, as steaks are not their sweet spot. Beers and wine are excellent and wait staff is knowlegeable on making recommendation.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood find!Better then expected... I stumbled upon this place online so my wife and I gave it a try. Everything we had was good, wife enjoyed the pretzels while I munched on wings and the jalapeno bacon. We tried numerous beers which were pretty good except the one with spruce tips was kinda odd, but I appreciated the try given the season. I plan to stop by again next time we are in Normal!12/27/2012 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy our meals here.Always enjoy our meals here. Menu items are unique and always good.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM