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Medici in Normal
Medici in Normal

Medici in Normal Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.medicinormal.com
  • Phone: (309) 452-6334
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday & Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jeremiah Tryon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Medici offers an array of private dinning options. With two rooms and a unique outdoor space. Whether hosting a corporate event or celebrating one of life's momentous occasions, the food, service and ambiance are unparalleled. Providing several options for both seated dinners and cocktail receptions, the possibilities are endless.
  • Private Party Contact: Jamie Nord (309) 452-6334

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 120 W. North St
  • Public Transit: Medici is located just steps away from the New transportation center in Uptown Normal. A perfect place to meet when guest are arriving from out of town, or when waiting for the next departure.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Uptown Normal offers street parking, and ample parking lots and parking decks. The street parking is limited to 1-2 hours, but the parking decks allow all day parking, if you with to spend more time exploring the Uptown area.
A word from Medici in Normal
A one-of-a-kind dining experience, in Normal IL, featuring a 40-foot Mulberry tree standing as a pillar, and handmade wooden tables that compliments the rustic brick walls. The friendly staff and comfort foods make everyone feel at home, relaxing in the dining room, the patio or in the bar.

The menu offers taste of American and European Bistros with fresh homemade breads, seafood, burgers, steaks, stone oven pizzas, and more. Medici also offers a full range of wines, liquors and cocktails, but is really set apart by the devotion to unique beers, with 32 on tap. Featured beers are some of the best American micro-brews.

Medici is the perfect place to host any private event, from corporate meetings to special occasions. The options are endless for any type of event.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We had family in from out of state and they enjoyed it. Most comments were about the size and unique tree inside the restaurant. I've chosen Medici for business as well as personal occasions and am never disappointed."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Four of us lunched at Medici's and the menu selection was very good. Something for everyone. The waitress was quite attentive, too, but not over the top."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant, quiet clean good service good drinks good food. Meets all my requirements."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food and service were awesome. The noise level was very loud. couldn't bring my parents as they wouldn't be able to hear table conversation due to loud background noise."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I give it 5 stars!!!! I would definately go back. The restuarant is beatiful and the food is wonderful!! Service was great!! :)"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had some friends come in from out of town and decided that Medici would be a great place to go to lunch. We were seated, order taken, and then we waited. And waited. And waited a bit more. I've been there before on busy nights and have gotten my food faster. 11:15 am was when our order was taken and 11:55am was when our food arrived. Maybe there was some sort of mistake in the kitchen but no one said anything to us as to why the food took so long to get to our table."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Melissa and I went for dinner and sat on patio as it was so nice out. We started with the crab cake and split it. It was absolutely delicious. You may only get one, but between the two of us, we thought it was sufficient enough to share. It's quite big. I had their Pizza Madrid and Melissa had their Salmon Burlee. The pizza was fantastic. Very different but very good. The salmon was good, a little bit on the sweet side which isn't necessarily Melissa's thing, but it was very good as the mac and cheese. It helped balance out the sweetness of the salmon."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was unique and tasted very good. I would recommend lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I don't know why after all these years you still can't count on consistency here. Of course there's an amazing outdoor area upstairs, but the food...some days it's amazing, others it's just something to eat and nothing memorable at all. This was one of those times. Had a great time because of the company, but the pasta dish was forgettable and I won't order it again. Hope they can get a handle on this at some point."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Loved my meal, the menu, drink list, and overall experience. I will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Decent burgers...nice staff...great beers. Staff was good. Definitely one of the better places to go in town."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We went to Medici on the recommendation of our hotel staff, and we were not disappointed! The bacon & cheese hush puppies (appetizer) were absolutely bar none, and the salmon brulee was by far the best salmon platter I have ever had. The atmosphere was vibrant, much like a mid-upscale restaurant in a college town should be. The wait staff was attentive and the atmosphere was great. This would definitely be the place to eat if you are in town visiting, and if I am ever in the area again, I will be sure to stop by!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Really good time here. Prompt, friendly service. Large varied menu, including vegetarian and vegan dishes. Talapia dinner entree was served piping hot and was very tasty. Spaghetti Squash was good. Bar foods available if you want to eat that style food."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My husband and I went here on a Friday night after college was out. It was busy, but we probably could have walked in and gotten a seat. None the less, still glad I had reservations! Food was delicious and left feeling full! Will be back again!."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I had dinner at Medici's for my 21st birthday and I had an amazing time. I loved the food and the drinks. It was affordable for college students and I had a great time!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "we had a wonderful Mother's Day brunch there. our waiter (Brady?) was very attentive. i heard someone in the restroom say that her food wasn't warm, but ours was hot and delicious! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was phenomenal! The service was great! However…. The staff should pay a little more attention to details, i.e. table cleanliness. I grew in restaurants, so maybe I'm a little to picky, but food blobs stuck to the table ledge and dirty silverware are unacceptable. Thankfully the staff were prompt, apologetic, and quick to make it right. Overall it was a great Mother's Day dinner"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Medici used to be our "go to" place when we wanted a nice place to eat. Not any more. Service has declined as well as the quality of the food. The past couple times we have gone, with the latest being on Mother's Day, underscored that they need to step it up or won't be around with the stiff competition in Normal-Bloomington. Very, very slow service. No follow up from the servers, who are mostly college students who need a job and don't care about customer service. The atmosphere is wonderful, a very unique setting, but that's where it ends. I like the bread on the table beforehand, which is very handy since your meal will take a while! I want them to be successful so I hope they work on improving these deficiencies. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "They didn't plan for the weekend. They were out if the deviled egg appetizer and my crab cake eggs Benedict didn't have hollandaise sauce. Our food took a long time to get to us after we ordered. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Day old bread and butter packets. Soup of the day, clam chowder was bacon chowder with grit. Crab cake app mostly cake, under seasoned with large pieces of shell. The beef brisket, fatty and stringy (cut in the wrong direction) served with over cooked mealy potatoes. Calling the slop my wife was served "paella" could cause an international incident with Spain. Watery rice had zero integrity, over cooked, under cleaned muscles, three minuscule pieces of chorizo tasted "tangy", chicken overcooked and the prawns were hockey-pucks. Our hard working server was attentive and removed the paella and crab cake from our bill without prompting. We of course tipped her well for her service, God knows she didn't design nor cook the horrible menu."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I have dined at Medici's several times and it is one of my favorites in the Bloomington-Normal area. The food is always the best and they have a great list of specialty beers. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a bigger group of about 10 people eat here for a college graduation. We ordered appetizers, which were brought out quickly, but our dinner came out about an hour after we ordered. We almost missed the beginning of graduation and only had time to eat half the food because it took so long to be brought out. No explanation for why it took so long. Horrible place for big groups and definitely would not recommend for special occasions. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Was able to make reservations online big plus. Was seated promptly waitress was very attentive and upstairs view on nice day topped it off. Wait for food was not long and quality was good. All we could ask for."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We came for our college son's birthday. It's so nice to have a nice trendy restaurant in a college town. The food was very good. The beer and cocktail selection was large. The service was very good."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Had Easter breakfast with college daughter. Was asked if we wanted to sit on rooftop patio. Loved the sun, breeze. Think the restaurant should tighten up the floor tiles, saw people trip. Server 'Ash(ley?)' was a bit slow moving but attentive and eventually met our needs. Would like to have heard if there were specials and to have bloody mary bar offered/explained. Table bus staff was quick and on top of clearing plates, refilling water. Food was amazing. Love the stroganoff and olive bread. Desserts were decadent. Will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I don't understand why restaurants don't take acoustics into account when designing their interiors...however, our waitress knew to loudly project her voice as a result of the acoustics at this restaurant. Besides not being able to hold a conversation with anyone the remaining astmosphere was pleasant. Of our group of eleven, about half raved about having good meals - the other half said their meals were average. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Visited Medici prior to experiencing Shen Yun at Braden Auditorium. Glad we made reservation 2 hours prior to show time, because service was pretty slow. The food was great! I very much enjoyed my drink, appetizer and main course. They could not have been any better. Our waitress did a good job also. They were very busy, so that was probably the reason for the length of time required for meals to arrive."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Love Medici....we drive over from Peoria to dine there. Always a treat!!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I really enjoyed this place. I would strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a gem of a restaurant in Central Illinois."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Restaurant had very our upstairs dining area. Very loud with slow service. Food was very good and portions were generous. Clean facility and other than the noise it was generally good experience. All of our diners had not eaten there before and all said they would return again int he future."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Made last minute reservations and was seated fairly quickly. My wife and I both had the New York strip and it was excellent. Service was good, but it usually is. Medici is definitely one of my favorite places to dine."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My boyfriend, daughter and I took my mom and dad out here and everyone liked it really well. The food was very good and came within a reasonable time. The wait staff was very nice and prompt with everything. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. It can be great for a group or great for a romantic dinner for 2."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Medici's has long been our list to visit, but until Friday we had not been able to get there. It was worth the wait, and had we known how good it was we would have gone a lot sooner. We had a great view of our floor as well as the main floor which was much busier. Our waitress and the rest of the staff was very attentive and empty glasses quickly filled. The food was great, we had the chicken and andouille con queso appetizer an it was spicy with a blend of cheeses served with tortilla chips.Our table had Medici Artisan stone pizza, the beef stroganoff and the prawns and polenta all were delicious. If your looking for a restaurant to take the family, friends or a business associate this would be a great choice."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I am a hard to please foodie and a pretty good chef. So I have pretty high expectations when it comes to gastropubs. I can say: really good food and a nice menu... Took my wife there for her B-Day. It was our first trip. Truffle fries--really well seasoned. Salmon brûlée w/smoked mac-well prepared & good flavor. Sweet potato tater-tots--pretty good. Molten chocolate cake---delicious. Saw great reviews re: food, but poor reviews re: service. My service was really good. Made the OT reservation via app. Was seated on arrival. Server was on the ball, knew the specials, even comped my wife's dessert for b-day. I will be back... I think I found a new favorite restaurant in Blo-No (at least until they really drop the ball on something)."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food and the service was amazing! Definitely stopping back the next time I'm in town. I would recommend it to everyone!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Food was very good. Service was poor. None of the employees acted like they wanted to be there."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I have been there 3 times now. Twice for dinner and once for brunch. I highly recommend! I've never been disappointed in the food."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Our waiter was very nice but seemed to be a bit over-extended. Our meal was at 5pm and we got seated right down ;) Our waiter seemed to have too many other tables as our service took too long for my liking."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were having a couples getaway weekend and selected Medici for our Saturday evening dinner. I made our reservation online. Medici called the day of our reservation to confirm our time and party of six. Upon arrival they could not find our reservation. They asked us to wait while a table would soon come available. As we were waiting, we discovered they had already seated a couple in our party and apparently that's why they couldn't find our reservation. Everyone enjoyed their food. One meal did arrive late as it was made incorrectly, but they discounted the bill for the mistake. They were very busy with large parties and we thought our waitress did a good job, but felt she had too many table to wait on."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "From the moment we were seated, we were in good hands with the wait staff at Medici. They took great care of my mother and making sure her handicapped accessible needs were met. The bar staff was quick to respond. The waitress took our order in an efficient manner and was able to speak to the menu knowledgeably. They were willing to split the paella in the back, so my sister and I were able to enjoy generous servings. My husband savored the turkey burger with fresh pineapple, avocado, and cole slaw. My mom loved the spinach lasagna comfort food. All in all a wonderful gem to find in the heart of uptown Normal."
    Dined on 3/22/2014