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Medici in Normal
Medici in Normal

Medici in Normal Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.medicinormal.com
  • Email: medici.normal@gmail.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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "We had a great time at Medici. My son enjoyed the sweet potato tater tots and the lava cake for dessert. Dinner was great. So was Adam, our waiter. We definitely will eat there when we are back in town."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I selected the Medici restaurant in Normal because we have had brunch at the Hyde Park U of C restaurant. Both are great for casual dining with a little more adventurous menus. Loved the sweet potato tater tots!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I wanted to find a place away from Peoria, where we live, to take my wife out. Overall it was a great time. It was a bit loud, and the waiter took a few extra minutes to get started with us, but once he did the service was great. The food was amazing, all of it. My only possible complaints where the noise and from my seat upstairs, some of the spotlights were a bit bright overlooking towards the tree. I'm being picky on that, overall we had a great experience. We would love to make the trip over again for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Unusual place to find such a great restaurant! College towns can be hit or miss, and this was definely a hit! Great friendly fast service with food on par with much more expensive places. Liked it so much we returned for lunch the following day. Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We arrived at 6:45 for a 7:45 reservation & was told it would be a 45 min wait. 6:30 asked how much longer & were told we were 2nd. They seat 4 more parties & I informed them that we also had a reservation & he says yes, your party is next in line.... then he seats 3 more parties. My husband goes to talk to him & he guarantees that we are next. Within 5 mins another party gets seated! At this point my husband did make a scene. We had more been waiting almost 1.5 hrs, double the 45 min wait time & 30 mins after our reservation. We were seated in a hot add on room (not even in the restaurant) with 2 large parties & a party of 2. Had we known it would be that long we would have gone elsewhere. I can safely say I will not be returning."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Place was booming with other patrons but no issue with being seated upon arrival. Presented with good specials but reverted back to have their exquisite Medicci burger cooked the way I like it (medium-rare) - on the first try. Service was a tad bit slow, but was not in any rush to fully enjoy my dinner."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Every time I give Medici another try, I'm still disappointed by the same things. Definitely done giving chances. The service is always terrible. We've never, ever been told the specials without having to ask. Food is always just ok and lukewarm. It has a great ambience and the potential to be amazing. Unfortunately, I always leave disappointed..."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed a ladies' lunch on Saturday. We made a reservation and were seated promptly. The food was delicious and our servers were very helpful."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We love the ambiance of Medici and it's unique offerings. The martini list is great as is the food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our window booth is just what I asked for and we enjoyed the entire night. Great food and drink selection for everyone in our party. There was a big party upstairs, so the noise level was a bit annoying at times but with the open style, I know that can't be helped. It was my son's birthday and at the end of our meal, the waiter brought a chocolate skillet cookie with ice cream with 3 spoons. I have been here 3 or 4 times before at different times of the day and will continue to go back. A+++ ( Just make the skillet cookie a little gooier-grin)"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Everything tasted great except the jerk chicken. The chicken didn't have much flavor and the dressing isn't what I would call dressing. The pizza, spinach lasagna, macaroni and cheese, beef stroganoff and tuna sandwich were very good. I would come back again. Great selections on the menu and want to eat on the roof top."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food was great, service was great, and the beer was great. The beer list was phenomenal ."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went there for Valentines Day dinner with my boyfriend, we were seated at the table right under the tree which was really cool and romantic. The food is a bit pricey but still really great. I had the Medici pizza (personal size, which was a bit small) and my boyfriend had the Medici burger which was huge and delicious. Also the fries were great. Overall the service was outstanding and it was a really cool, fun place to spend a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Upon arrival, I was directed to my table as one of my other guest was already sitting there. Our server promptly greeted me and asking if I wanted to start with something. She was very pleasant and accommodating. All four of us were ready to order and she shared the special and soup for the day. I had a burger which was cooked the way I wanted but had very little seasoning; sort of bland. Other than that, everyone enjoyed their selections and said they would come back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We always enjoy Medici's for their great food, value, and varied menu. It is one of the top 5 restaurants in town and it isn't a chain!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Some of the best food and service in town with an excellent draft beer selection. Unfortunately, on this visit many of the best drafts were tapped out."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Medici has the best/largest selection of craft beers in Bloomington/Normal"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Our waitress was really fast and the service was great. The food was good. My only complaint was that we had to wait 15 minutes for a table, with a pager, even after having made reservations through open table, and the hostess was not friendly, welcoming or even apologetic about the wait."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My fiancé and I made a reservation for 6:15. We arrived at Medici around 5:45, so we knew we would have to wait until our reservation time. The hostess immediately said to us that she could not deal with us until our reservation time and sent us to the bar. As 6:15 came around we went up to the hostess and she finally looked up our reservation and gave us a buzzer. I did not understand why she did not give us a buzzer as soon as we got into the restaurant. A couple who came in after us and who did not have reservation, sat before us. I was frustrated with the hostess because she acted like she did not have time for us. She finally asked us if we wanted to sit at the bar tables for dinner because that was open. Why would I want to sit there"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Headed to Medici for good food and the beer menu. We like trying various craft beers and Medici never fails to deliver, offering the variety that we like to choose from. And we know we can sit back and relax with consistently good food too."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My go to spot whenever i am in BloNo. Without fail, good food, beers, service."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Service and food was excellent. Waiter was excellent"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Very cool dining experience. Not cheap but certainly budget friendly. Solid menu with a decent wait staff."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Medici is one of our favorite places to eat in Normal. Great selection of food and nice ambience in uptown Normal. Typically great service; however they did mess up our appetizer order and essentially brought the appetizer with our main entrees this last time which essentially defeated the purpose of the appetizer. Nice place to eat and get away from the typical Blo-No restaurant chains."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "It's a fantastic place to go with anyone from a group of friends to a casual date, the food is great, the service is good and they have a fantastic selection of beers. It is fairly loud, but not in a disruptive way. I recommend the top 2 dishes there as pub fare, either the smoked Gouda mac, or the chicken quesadilla. In the summer it's always an awesome experience to sit outside at the balcony and overlook uptown Normal. Make sure to check it out at least once on a Wednesday and ask about the Wednesday Night Warriors."
    Dined on 1/22/2014