The food, atmosphere, and
The food, atmosphere, and service are second to none. One of Peoria's finest!
2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find, nice surprise!
We were sold the minute we walked into this restaurant .... cool brick walls, great lighting ... very architectural. Then came the food, and it was incredible! I compared the menu AND the taste of the food to my favorite restaurant back home.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, service a little lacking
Really enjoyed the food here. I had a pizza, which was excellent, and would easily have fed 2, maybe 3. The only trouble was that the service was a little slow, and inattentive. Our server was very nice, but she was just never anywhere to be found when we needed her. I'd go back here, though.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great waiter, fast & good
Great waiter, fast & good food...very comfortable, private..we will come again.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently very good food
Consistently very good food and service. Steaks are cooked exactly as ordered with a wonderful, delicious char. Have never had a a remotely poor meal here. Love it!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our party of four dined on a Wednesday evening. We had 5:30PM reservations and had a nice spot in the center of a cozy enclave. Our server was there immediately to take our drink order and remained very attentive throughout our dining experience. The food was OUTSTANDING! We all ordered various steaks - mine was the 12 oz rib-eye, my wife and the other couple order fillets. All agree the steaks were cooked to perfection and the flavors were excellent. The lobster bisque was unbelievable. My friend Richard commented afterwards that it was the best meal they had out in a very long time. All in all, our dining experience at 225 was excellent and made the hour drive to get there well worth it.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have never had a bad meal
We have never had a bad meal at 225 both lunch and dinner. We actually brought our kids and they very much enjoyed the pizza. Great spot!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great selection of pizza.
Great selection of pizza. Salad bar is always very fresh with lots of items.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Local favorite highly recommended
Two25 is a local favorite of ours - and not just because it's local. They deliver every time with perfect, well timed but relaxed service. They offer the best calamari on the planet as well as other apps I would put up against any big city restaurant. Several wine flights are available and the wine list is extensive and works into any budget. For the entrees, we have tried Salmon, Sea Bass, Duck and various Beef entrees - all superb. The atmosphere is open and not too dark but also perfect for a romantic evening. Pricing gives you twice the meal at half the price of Chicago. I couldn't recommend more.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food Every Time
Another great meal at Two25. My guest raved about the Blue Cheese salad. I appreciated the availability of anchovies to garnish my Caesar. Bread was fresh with delicious butter (as important to me as the fresh baked bread). My guests seared salon plate was spotless and absolutely empty, a great sign of a well prepared fish and he could not say enough good things about his salad. I had a succulent grouper on black beans with a relish of fresh pepper bits in a habanero motif. Great meal as always.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food & drinks were great! Relaxed & fun dining experience!
Waitress was a gem! :)
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites
I love this restaurant. Great for a business lunch or romantic dinner. I've never had a bad meal here.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Anniversary Dinner!
Every year for our anniversary we look for somewhere new to celebrate. I'd never heard of this place until I searched Peoria area restaurants. It blew us away!!! The calamari for an appetizer was the best I'd ever had and the dipping sauces were good too! This was very surprising to me since I'm a picky eater. Our salads were crisp and good with a wonderful ranch dressing. We both got ribeyes and the flavor of the spices added with the quality of the meat was incredible!!! The famous au gratin potatoes were wonderful as were the garlic masted potatoes! I'm a beer girl but tried the Pink Diamond and loved it so much I had two! My husband tried two beers and loved both! Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. We loved it!!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
7 of us celebrating a Bradley University graduation. Dinner was a little pricey but it was flavorful and everyone enjoyed their dish. Steak, seafood and stroganoff were ordered. Good service which it should have been as we were the only party seated in our section. Surprising since I didn't think Peoria had too many white linen eateries. I would return.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, good service.
Great food, good service. Would recommend to others. Would eat there again.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The lunch buffet has a wonderful salad bar and array of pizzas.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only one of us was pleased
I myself was very impressed with the drink selections and my meal--I had the Filet Mignon and it was done to perfection--the veggies on the side were phenominal. My signigicant other was unfortunately not as happy with his experience--he tried the IPA in tap and felt that it was a bit flat and ordered the beef stroganoff and was unimpressed. The service was great by the bartender and our server, very friendly staff. So--5 stars from me; probably 2 from him. If we found ourselves in the Peoria area again--I would try to convince him to give it another try.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome. Simply awesome!
We arrived well before our reservation, and the staff accommodated us. My wife started with the fried Brie, and she adored it. My appetizer wad the bruschetta, and it was wonderful. 5 large pieces of bread covered with plenty of "stuff". For entrees, my wife ordered the 12oz ribeye, and I had the 16oz strip. They were both prepared exactly as ordered and we had plenty to take home. Please ask to be waited on by Selena. She is, by far, the best wait staff I've ever had the erasure of meeting. She, along with the great food, is the gem of Two25. The only negative was the couple seated near us that left their indoor voices outside. It was a bit distracting and at times, we couldn't even hear each other from across the table.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good meal. Can get
Always a good meal. Can get a little loud due to the brick decor. Great that it is on Open Table as many Peoria establishments are not and we don't like to go out on the weekends without a reservation.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
225 has an awesome atmosphere with an amazing staff! Best steak house in the area! All the food is wonderful. I would highly recommend 225 for any occasion.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Filet Minon we've ever
Best Filet Minon we've ever eaten - well done but not dry and very flavorful! Better than Morton's and Ruth Chris!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
the only bad thing i can say is that we found this restaurant on the last night of our stay so we could only eat there once. this is one of the best finds in peoria. the pasta carbonara with seafood was to die for as was the maderia filets. make sure you save room for dessert and have the chocolate mousse.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is worthy. Better than most. Not inexpensive, but you felt it was worth it.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
even though it was a quiet night - food and service were exemplary - as expected.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rack of Lamb
The rack of lamb was delicious, cooked to perfection. Our server Saline was fantastic.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just had another great meal at Two25. My husband and I decided to have steak since I usually order the Sea Bass I wanted something different. The Steak Frommage was excellent and I had enough to bring home for another meal. Our server, Celina is extraordinary! She anticipates your needs before you know you have them. Her suggestions are always excellent and should be heeded.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and great atmosphere
great food and great atmosphere makes for a very enjoyable experience
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service a little slow.
The food was very good. We got there about 5:30 on a Saturday night. It was slow when we first arrived, so the waiter was quick in his service. As the place filled up, it seemed like he was working our area alone and it was slower. Not bad, but could be better. This was our first visit under this management and we will be back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fine time. The food
We had a fine time. The food was delicious, the waiter attentive and the ambience very pleasant.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food and service
Went there with my wife for our anniversary and had a very enjoyable dinner. The food was excellent as was the service. The ambiance in the main dining area was somewhat quiet and the low lighting level made for a relaxing experience. Highly recommended.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Belated birthday gathering
We had a small gathering of out-of-town family members and couldn't have picked a better place to eat. The food and service were wonderful for our diverse array of culinary selections. We were all very impressed and will definitely dine at Two25 again.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our experience very
Enjoyed our experience very much. The food was good and it was quiet enough to enjoy the company of friends. Would definitely return.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
we took some friends who had not visited befor and the LOVED it! excellent dijon crusted salmonand thousand layer potatoes. we will be back soon!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the meal - my husband had a steak and I had the bouillabaisse, a special that evening. Good wines to choose from and the service was outstanding. Thanks, Sam, for another great dining experience.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food, Service Disappoints
This restaurant offers consistent, high quality food, a good wine selection and a somewhat noisy ambiance. The menu variety from gourmet pizza to fine seafood, venison, steak, lamb, appetizers and well executed salads makes it a great group dining choice. Our group of 7 had no food disappointments. The overall service pace is a bit slower than I'd like and on this occasion it was really not acceptable. 20 minutes for appetizers, 30 more minutes for salads and another 20+ minutes for entrees made for a slow evening with well over an hour of essentially empty table time. When the server was asked to stop by, the salads immediately appeared, but he made no effort to make verbal contact at all.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A family planning session
Eight of us met on Saturday night ot discuss the logistics of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners...who cooks what and where at what time.225 was perfect...un obtrusive service and good food.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service. Very good food.
Went early - 6PM on Saturday. Got a little noisy as time went on. Nice atmosphere. Lobster bisque is excellent. Salad with pears and cranberries different. Lamb was tasty, but a little too much fat.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is always excellent. Interesting preparations with quality ingredients. Very nice wine list.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Date Night
Two25 had great food and drinks, from the wine and beer, the calamari, steak, and seafood pasta, to the peanut butter cheesecake pie. They are willing to substitute sauces if need be, and the waiter was friendly, efficient, and able to make a great wine recommendation.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I travel to Peoria weekly and this is one of my go-to places for business dinners. I ask for a quiet area and Sam (the waiter) is always accommodating. The salmon is consistently good as are the pizzas and salads. It is not too pricey and there is good variety.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM