Medici in Normal
Medici in Normal

Medici in Normal

  • 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 3094526334

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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Medici in Normal reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (48)neighborhood gem (45)fit for foodies (37)hot spot (35)great for lunch (26)great for outdoor dining (24)special occasion (22)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (13)kid-friendly (12)great for brunch (12)notable wine list (11)scenic view (9)late-night find (7)Show More
  • quaint place
    victoria
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    medici has a really great atmosphere! It has an amazing looking tree in the middle of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food4thesenses
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Good food and a nice atmosphere. We went on a Sunday evening and enjoyed our meals
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing lunch
    Luvfinefood
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    After reading so many great reviews, we anxiously awaited our trip to Normal for a girls' lunch. The server was good, but we all agree that the food,at best, was ordinary....from the overcooked salmon entree / undercooked asparagus to the dry crab cake & too sugary sweet potato tater tots. The beautiful atmosphere/ambiance must be in the evening. The patio was closed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • meeting out of town friends
    KHMcK
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Lively place, bright and cheerful. Generous servings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Becoming less and less satisfied
    Runner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    During this visit there were multiple things that went wrong but I will focus on one key issue. My girlfriend has celiacs disease and can't have anything with wheat (or anything that has touched wheat). We always get the gluten free menu which we are grateful for. She placed her order and reiterated to the server that she needed the gluten free version b/c she has a gluten allergy. He plainly said that he would make sure that it was gluten free. The gluten free version of her meal was supposed to come with risotto instead of pasta. When he brought her her dish it was all pasta. She explained to him again why she can't have pasta. He was condescending and the whole experience left us not wanting to eat there again in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening out
    dabiers
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Not your typical food entrée. Nice twist on each presentation. With 3 appetizers and 3 drinks our group of 6 adults and one child ate for $150 plus tip.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, eclectic food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The service was very good. The food was good, but not great. I wouldn't set this is "fit for foodies" although the food is of good quality for the price. The apps were better than the meal (I had a burger).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uptown Normal Favortie!
    JourneyGirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is, by far, my favorite restaurant in all of Bloomington-Normal. Great ambiance, nice assortment of unique dishes on the menu, and a great drink menu. We even had our rehearsal dinner for our wedding at Medici. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner date nite
    tada4
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Made reservations for 6 pm still had to wait about 15 mins. I noted that it was a date nite and was bringing my boyfriend there for the first time and wanted it to b special as he always makes reservations special for me. Well needless to say our table was right in front by the door,super loud,not special at all. I did not notice a bunch of options for people to have a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    pinkduck
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have been to Medici's many times, and I am always pleased with the service and food. This time it seemed the Bloody Mary Bar was a little skimpier, but usually the ingredients are overflowing and numerous. Because of this I decided not to have a second one even though they are wonderful! Like the 3 choices of tomato juices, too. Great service, menu and food as usual and loved sitting upstairs in the open air this time. There is always a mixture of people and groups, so everyone always seems to just fit in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great nite out in BloNo!
    ClassyDiner99
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had great service! Could have had a little better taste for the BBQ Brisket special, but overall a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    BMac
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was our first time at Medici's. Our food was great and so was the service. We will be back...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bloody Mary Bar a Disappointment
    HateBadFood57
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Went to try the Bloody Mary Bar. By the time I got thru the lengthy line at the bar, my ice was melted and my Vodka diluted. There was no Worcestershire Sauce, only Steak Sauce?! Really? You need to be able to approach the ingredients, as lacking as they were, from more than just one angle/direction. Worst Bloody Mary I have ever had in my life. My eggs were ordered "over easy" and came out "under done" and slimy. The potatoes, besides being boring in flavor, were room temp., at best. Huge chunks of "no flavor" lukewarm potatoes... Wow! Nice job. (sarcasm) My daughters gluten free pizza was good and she did enjoy it. If we get tired of Destil's gluten free pizzas, we will come back, otherwise, don't expect to see us again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were at this restaurant on a very busy weekend. Although we had a reservation we still had to wait 35 minutes to be seated. I could understand this because it was very busy and most people were lingering at their table after their meal. But then, once we finally got seated, we had to wait an hour for our food. We liked the ambiance, the waitress was friendly, but the wait times were way too long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good food and service made for a great evening. Some folks had salads others had full meals. Worthy of another visit! Bar and service was great!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    Mehartrich
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The black bean burger is to die for. You can't go wrong with a freshly made veggie burger! Also...the bloody mary bar on Sundays is a meal in itself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great food and service
    GEfoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have dined at Medici in Normal several times while visiting the area. They always offer a unique daily special as well as a varied menu. This was our first brunch at Medici. Their multi grain pancakes are out of this world good! Medici never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    dominoes
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    went with my boyfriend as a date night.....great idea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Medici
    regularguy123
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I went here on my first date with a great woman. It was a phenomenal experience. The ambient mood and atmosphere was great. I recommend it for anyone who wants a great date spot.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have reviewed this place before, and I am generally pleased. Our service was much better this time, but not as good as I would expect from a restaurant that has been open for more than a year. Our food was good. They have a great selection of beer. My only beef is that the beer list is constantly inaccurate. After spending a number of minutes reading it and making a choice, on most occasions at Medici, the server tells you they are out. I wish they would just cross off the brews that are gone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jem
    table42
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    One of those rare finds of a restaurant that you can't go wrong ordering anything on the menu. Great wine selection too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun spot
    Rock
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Nice Friday night dinner location. Food was pretty good. I was looking forward to the stone crust pizza, but it was not as great as I hoped.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I keep going back
    pinkduck
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have been to Medici's on many different days and occasions. The food and service have always been wonderful and the décor is very unique with the tree in the middle of the restaurant! The shrimp dishes are wonderful and I tend to always order them. Desserts are fun and different too though I would ask more about the skillet cookie before I order it. Friendly, busy waiters are there just when you need them. A+++ for the Bloody Mary bar. You will not be sorry you gave it a try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Good food and service. We like the atmosphere. However, it was extremely noisy and impossible to talk.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch meeting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a Leadership Team lunch there, the service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the noise level was good as we were able to converse and hear each other. I highly recommend it to anyone. It is a great addition to the Uptown Normal area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uptown Treasure
    retired
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Uptown Normal has changed so much in the past few years, and Medici is one of its great additions. We often meet there for a "girls'" lunch date or meet another couple for dinner. We love the variety of the menu, and we each seem to have our favorite go-to items. Love the atmosphere and being able to sit by the windows and looking out at our vibrant new Uptown Normal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed our visit. The food was remarkable. The service was outstanding. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best crab cakes ever!
    Serm
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Medici's crab cakes are pure blue crab lump meat, no filler. As close to Maryland crab cakes as you can get.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service, and location
    HappyEater
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I am out of town but always go to this restaurant when I am in town. Great for a romantic evening and equally good to share a dinner or cocktail with co-workers.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but loud
    mom3il
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Reservations are a must. Food was good but the noise level was too much! Many people meeting after work for drinks and we could barely hear ourselves speak! Would maybe try again to see if it was maybe just the wrong night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is great, but service lacking
    DocPVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    There's simply something amiss with their bar service system. Drinks sit at the end of the bar for as long as 15 minutes waiting for the table server to pick up. I've been several times, always hoping they will get it together, because I like the food and atmosphere. But getting a drink is an exercise in frustration. My recommendation? Order two drinks and then always stay one ahead of your orders. And watch the bar. I've been known to just pick up my own drink when I see it sitting on the end of the bar for several minutes. I've got to say, the staff is. Dry friendly. I don't think it's them, but rather something in the system they are using to fill drink orders.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Bad Service
    DanL
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Sunday around noon, the place was moderately crowded. Took our order and then we waited and waited for our food. The kitchen appeared to be in the weeds, the restaurant was not that crowded. Pretty sure it was a good 30 minutes before food arrived. The waiter then decided to try and clear our plates before we were finished, three times. There was one special and the waiter read it from a script. The food on the other hand, outstanding. Good pasta, excellent Stroganoff, good burger. The wood used in the tables is really special. This is one of the best restaurants near a Tesla supercharger. Great place to relax while charging.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 234 reviews are from the Medici in Normal reviews archive.
  • Excellent food, reasonable price!
    MSfromKC
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had a great meal. There were lots of choices for vegetarians, the beer list was extensive , and the food was great. I will go back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relatives from Chicago Visited
    Loveagoodsalad
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The pizza was delicious. Even impressed my relatives from Chicago. The restaurant is comfortable and child friendly. My salad was not impressive. It had seafood in it but was chopped to the point I could not identify the seafood. It was not a crisp salad. It looked like a pile of mush. I will definitely stick to the pizza!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunate Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food is always good. Unfortunately the service is usually lacking. We waited 45 minutes to have our order taken. Then our server forgot to bring out appetizer. Our drinks were often empty and we had to ask to for a booster seat three times before we got one.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth the Price
    twalker
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a reservation at 8:00. Seated at 8:10 which was fine. Our server finally showed up 15/min later and took our drink and appetizer orders. The drinks eventually arrived at 9:00 and appetizers appeared at 9:15. The food took 45 minutes and when it came out 2 if the orders were wrong. I was also charged $33 for $7 glasses of wine. I will not be going back and would not recommend this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Attended Medici's first Craft Brew and Jazz Festival, which was held out in the street in front of the restaurant. I don't think they had any idea how big the turn out would be. No doubt they'll do it again. It was very crowded, but fun. Made reservations for 4 and took our friends to celebrate their anniversary. Food was great, although staff seemed a little overwhelmed by the crowd. We really enjoyed the evening. Menu ranges from sandwiches and pizza to more high end entrees. Complete menu can be previewed online.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite!
    knsnyde
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have a great experience whenever I visit Medici - for happy hour, to celebrate a birthday, or just enjoy dinner. The staff is always welcoming and courteous, the food is delicious, and they have the best beverage selection in town! Highly recommended for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uptown's Gem
    foodie78
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We love eating at Medici. The menu has a lot of interesting choices and they keep the beer selection varied. 10/10 would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ra
    Walker
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Easily made reservations online, table available in the area we wanted, and great service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.