Great Food! Quick service
Great Food! Quick service made for a very nice evening out.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Medici is somewhere I look
Medici is somewhere I look forward to eating at whenever possible. And the goat cheese cheesecake with caramel was exceptional!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a suggestion from Open Table and had really good luck with open table suggestions so we gave it a try.
Outstanding! The atmosphere was very cool and the food was excellent!
3/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy Medici often. It
We enjoy Medici often. It isnt elegant, but very comfortable with good food and service.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed it!! I went
I really enjoyed it!! I went with my parents. Good food, excellent wine. I can't wait to come back and sit outside when it's hot out!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the wide variety of beers available Something there for everyone. Oh and the food is good too haha.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Medici! The food
We love Medici! The food and service are incredible. I had the Caramelized Salmon on a bed of Gouda Mac n Cheese and it was delish!Medici is definitely one of our 'go to restaurants' for any occasion.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
An Evening at Medici's-Outstanding!
The ease of getting a reservation and how quickly my party was seated was outstanding. We were given plenty of time to review the menu and the server offered the specials in a timely manner. The appearance of the food when served was outstanding and the flavors were very good. My party had an outstanding experience and would return to Medici's again.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a really great restaurant
This was a really great restaurant right in the middle of the downtown Bloomington area near ISU. We took my daughter and her boyfriend there when visiting her at school. It really was a good find. Service was a little slow but that was because it was Prom weekend and there were many couples that were going to Prom after dining there.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had tickets for a play
We had tickets for a play that started at 7:30 in north Normal. We were seated at per our requested area (hearing impaired so asked for a booth or a wall when seated) We were seated in a booth which was great. We told our waiter about the tickets and he was attentive, quick, helpful all while waiting on lots of prom attendees! Wish I could remember his name because he was great!! We were out of the restaurant by 7:05 and headed to the theatre. Great experience! Food was all wonderful too!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great trip to Medici! Only been a few times but every time is great!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun for a Work Lunch
This is a great place to come for a work lunch, with a client or just co-workers. There are many food options to choose from and even nice vegetarian choices. Skip the pick two lunch option and try one of the amazing salads instead, you won't regret it.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Upscale spot right on campus
The decoration is lovely, the food is very good (and I do come from the Chicago area).
Very nice addition to Normal for a outdoor lunch spot or a special occasion.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
My wife and I were in town for a friend's wedding. My mom and sister were also attending the wedding, so we wanted some place to take my mom on Mother's Day. I found Medici through Opentable and read the reviews. I was pleased that they did not have an increased price menu on Mother's Day, like a lot of restaurants do. We were all very pleased with the food and the service. I especially liked the ambience and open space and feel of the restaurant. I would highly recommend this restaurant. I had the Han's Stroganoff (sp?), while other had the crab cakes benedict - all which earned great reviews. The portions were filling, but not too big, and all were reasonably priced.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
this place is great!
i took my girlfriend here and we had a great experience. the service was great and the food was amazing! I loved the scene and it was very romantic.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad We Did
Medici's had ambiance great service and delicious food. Thee menu had something for everyone. My sister from out of town is very particular about what she eats and we were both extremely pleased with the yummy Medici Burger.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place was great! From the good, to the service and the atmosphere, I was extremely happy and I would definitely be going back!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls Night Out
Great place to dine with your friends or family. Great craft beers, the pizza is a amazing, and the service is very good. Medici is a place that you will want to visit again and again!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Father's day dinner
Dinner was great. Dessert was good but not nearly as outstanding as the dinner.. had the ribs, tilapia, steak. service was very good.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time dining at Medici. It was wonderful. We were seated quickly. Our waiter, Kyle was very friendly and helpful. He brought our drinks, took our orders and we were eating dinner within 10 minutes. The food was great and so was the ambiance. Next time I'm in Normal, this is where I'm dining! What a find!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Father's Day Brunch
Great food for families w/ children of all ages. Courteous, prompt service. Well-lit dining room; open, but noise does not amplify or echo. Brunch was great and I am sure that dinner would not disappoint.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I would try it again
A popular place and recommended by a local when we were in town for a convention. Salad not included w/entree, I was specifically asked if I wanted my salad first & it came 2 min before entree. Fantastic prawns & polenta, wife loved her stroganoff; Waited to order a 2nd beer but finished meal before I was ever asked;. Basically, our waitress was un-attentive to details and didn't bring her A game (or B or C). Would go there again when in town but look for another server.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
it's grown on me
i used to not see why others had medici's as a favorite. it has grown on me over time.
in the last year, i've been trying lots of new foods and this is a great place to experiment. on this particular night i had a berry mintini and the prawns and polenta. i liked everything but the polenta. it wasn't a problem how they made it. i just discovered i didn't like it because of its texture. my friend said the polenta was excellent for polenta so please take her word for it.
we were there on a sunday night which was unusual. it wasn't crowded but still a little noisy.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waitress did a good job of
Waitress did a good job of letting us have time to talk as a group before taking our order. She was very helpful in finding out what ingredients were in some of our selected menu items (ie no sugar), and was very friendly. Loved that there is a gluten free menu for those of us who need it. Once our meal was done, and bills were paid, the waitress never came back (as we sat there for a while) to see if we just wanted our water refilled. Food was good, not exceptional though. We will return (not often) but it is a little pricey for what you get.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Medici!
As usual another wonderful evening at Medici. Thank you Jeremiah and staff for accommodating my family and making something special for my mom who cannot eat much sodium. We love Medici and always come in with our out-of-town guests for a wonderful dinner!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I like this place for the decor.
Basically, I just like how cool it looks on the inside. The terrace on top of the restaurant is a great spot to eat while looking out at buildings and the street below. Overall, the place has a European feel to it, which I like. The food was just ok, but it's worth it in my opinion to come for the quiet, the romantic ambiance, excellent service, and an awesome wine list.
I would recommend it for small parties, because it's one of the few bars in town where you can have an intimate gathering with friends and not have the music and shouting so loud you can't hear to talk.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lived up to the talk around town
I had heard great things from family and decided to try it out with a group of friends for my birthday. The restaurant is beautiful and modern. The bartender was very friendly and mixed great cocktails. We were able to wait in the outdoor seating area for a table on the rooftop and on a busy Saturday evening, didn't have to wait terribly long. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious! We were only slightly disappointed in the small portion of goat cheese on appetizer menu. Too much sauce and too little cheese. Otherwise all entrees were delightful! Will definitely return and recommend to others!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend recommended this place and I was so glad I listened! Friends of mine met me and my almost 4 year old for lunch here, and I must say they were very impressed. Everything from the environment to the menu choices to the staff was top notch. Great place to go and kid friendly food too! Reasonable prices and lots of fresh items--everything sounded good.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in uptown
Drinks and appetizers were wonderful. A bit pricey, but great for a special occasion.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor dining
My wife and I were wanting something light so we ordered the Caprese Pasta Dell Orto and a Ceasar Salad. Wonderful meal and our waitress was especially good. Help can be iffy at this restaurant since it is in a college town but this night it was great.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, casual ambience
We had old friends visiting from out of state & wanted to give them a unique local dining experience and this is definitely the place. The menu is not huge but the variety of selections is excellent. Two of us split an order of beef stroganoff and the portion could easily have been divided three ways. It was DELICIOUS!!! The casual atmosphere was very comfortable and, even though the space is quite open, we were able to converse comfortably. Our server seemed to be slightly inexperienced which is why the 4 stars for service. He was very pleasant and I'm sure will become more confident with experience.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group picked this restaurant randomly and had a great experience. Noteworthy menu items are the Gouda Mac n Cheese (served with a couple or equally great entrees - salmon) and sweet potato tots. The vegetarian cous cous was a bit heavy on the ginger for my taste.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor patio
Loved their patio (It was a little chilly in early september, and not completely clean, but very nice nonetheless.) Great beer selection.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crab Cake was fantastic, and
Crab Cake was fantastic, and the food was very good. Drinks were a little small for asking for a TALL. Put mine into a regular glass, 1 ½ ounce more than their small rock style glass, but double the price!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good aesthetics to the place.
Good aesthetics to the place. Can be a little loud; especially if the downstairs bar area is full. The upstairs is great to sit outside and enjoy the view of their signature tree and overlook the street down below. The food is above average but not necessarily anything to brag about. I would visit here again.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and craft beer
Served by friendly, attentive servers in one of BN's best outdoor venues. Background music was a little loud, yet we'll definitely return
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went back 2wice in 1 week
Went back 2wice in 1 week because we absolutely loved the decor, the menu, and if you can get a table their downtown rooftop patio dining is gorgeous with a lovely lounge to boot!
Both nights had semi-service, but was likely due to being so busy.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice restaurant within
A very nice restaurant within easy walking distance from the Marriott.
We had a group of six while attending a pharmacist conference, and a good time was had by all. Everyone had a different entree, each of which was reasonably priced between $14 and $19. We enjoyed affordable wines. The service (our waiter was Kyle) was quite good. If in the area I would certainly revisit!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Medici's - Normal, IL
Great, friendly staff. Delicious, generous food portions. You can feel the energy, enthusiasm in the restaurant. A little too loud.
Group dinner with college student and friends.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very modern atmosphere and
Very modern atmosphere and decor. Great place to have a good meal for a special occasion.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really like that they have
We really like that they have several Gluten Free selections (just ask for the Gluten Free menu at the front desk when they seat you). We had the Salmon Brulee from the Gluten Free menu and it was excellent! Also had the Prawns & Polenta from the regular menu which was also outstanding (and, by the way, it's available GF, too).
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Night Out
Medici is a great place to take a date. The menu has a wide variety of gourmet items and some different takes on traditional favorites. We have eaten here twice (once for lunch and once for a dinner date), and have never been disappointed. The only problem is deciding what to choose from the menu, I guess the solution is to just keep coming back for more. Reservations for dinner are highly recommended as the restaurant is very popular.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a large group and everything went very smoothly. The waiter was great and the food was fantastic! Thanks for the great experience!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Medici did a great job on a very busy night. Perfect spot to go with our daughter. Extensive beer list and excellent food.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for dinner
My husband and I came for my birthday dinner, and we enjoyed ourselves. Our steaks were a little fatty but still tasty. The service was quick and friendly. We ended the meal with a yummy creme brûlée. Made for a nice evening!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Atmosphere
I have been to Medici's a few times with my wife and I always had a great meal there. I love the beer selection and the food is always great.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
40th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrating a 40th Anniversary. Had 8 people in our party. Good appetizers, the Gouda Mac n cheese was great! Fish dishes great. The steak special-meat quite fatty.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner with family
Service and beer selection were great. I ordered the salmon with Mac and cheese. It was lukewarm. My husband ordered the special of the evening, which was a ribeye. It was excellent!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Light, open and fun
Every time I have been to this restaurant I have been pleased with the atmosphere and the food. Gorgeous wooden tables and a very upbeat atmosphere. Big tree in the middle is fun and I find I am frequently just staring at it.
Bloody Mary bar on Sunday is very well stocked with over 18 "add in" items to choose from to add to your drink.
Give it a try-hard to imagine you could be disappointed.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
For Normal, good as it gets
We had a good time here. Campus location. Service was pretty good. If you're looking for something that is not fast food, this is a great alternative. I had the stroganoff - good. My wife had the steak special and really liked it. Great bar list.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM