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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
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "One of those rare finds of a restaurant that you can't go wrong ordering anything on the menu. Great wine selection too!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Good food and service. We like the atmosphere. However, it was extremely noisy and impossible to talk."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our visit. The food was remarkable. The service was outstanding. We will definately be back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Medici's crab cakes are pure blue crab lump meat, no filler. As close to Maryland crab cakes as you can get."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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!"
    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!!!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Easily made reservations online, table available in the area we wanted, and great service!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My name is Jennifer Fredrick, I had a table for 7 for my 21st birthday. The waiter (Anthony maybe?) was freaking awesome! Very laid back and made our night easier. To explain, I was diagnosed with an illness and currently awaiting a heart transplant.. So you can imagine the stress my family was under! He gave us a good and positive vibe! We finally laughed again! So thank you all & Anthony for giving us simply a night to remember!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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
  • "Very nice restaurant, quiet clean good service good drinks good food. Meets all my requirements."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Loved my meal, the menu, drink list, and overall experience. I will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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
  • "Decent burgers...nice staff...great beers. Staff was good. Definitely one of the better places to go in town."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was unique and tasted very good. I would recommend lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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