Baxters American Grille

4.5
1039 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Experience the contemporary decor, freshly made entrees from our professional chef and exceptional service. The restaurant offers seating for groups from 1- 80. Our outdoor patio is perfect for the summer evenings and our lounge is an exciting setting to view your favorite sports game with friends.


Dinner Menu includes: Fresh seasonal entrees & appetizers including: Tuna Tartare, Drunken Stuffed Mushrooms, Hand Cut Steaks, Fresh Seafood & Signature Dishes such as our Herb Crusted Lamb Chops & Chicken Picatta.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1039 people are saying
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camh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I like a fatty ribeye but damn... it was 90% fat...shouldve guessed by the price but Ill take quality over low price all day. Asked for medium rare it was rare....weird random hotel decor seating booths and a waiter with attitude that kept saying we course out your food rather than just accepting my money with a smile.

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JRSmall
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best steak in Bloomington Normal and one of the best restaurants! Get a cocktail, sangria or true grit recommended. Steak nachos always hit the spot too!

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ShaneS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was awful. Lamb chops were overcooked to the point of toughness and were soaked in a beef jus that was gelatinous and salty. It was on top of a mound of undercooked potatoes with absolutely no other vegetables. It was as of the last 100 years of culinary innovation was unknown to their kitchen. The salad had no dressing, the appetizer had clearly been meant for someone else and sat in the window until we ordered. The New York sour I ordered from the cocktail menu was served in a pint glass, was clearly full of sweet and sour rather than lemon juice and simple syrup, likely cut with soda water to create the absurd size, and had no detectible bourbon.

I could not have been more disappointed. The server Cameron tried to check in on us, bit was clearly over burdened by the number of people he was waiting on. Never got the chance to try to get a different drink and when he asked if our food was okay my partner said hers was fine and he left before I could speak. Could have maybe turned it around by paying attention to the situation. Left 19% tip out of sympathy for how clearly overburdened he was, and out of appreciation for the complimentary dessert he gave for our anniversary, even though the gooey butter cake was dreadful.


Will not return, and actively discouraging others from going. Terrible anniversary dinner.

FJ
FredJ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great, Atmosphere was very good, music was good.

Food was outstanding!

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vipAmaliaH
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was ok. Steak was brought to table burnt and overcooked and refired but then under cooked. Staff was great and the Tuesday wine special was great

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steve
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Nate, was courteous, professional, and timely!

BD
BigDaddyEureka
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good steak and ribs, apps was good too. VERY LOUD which was surprising.

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Cassie
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was attentive, kind and aware of our special needs.

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Kurt
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food and choices

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KenC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice setting, good food. Service lacked some. A little less attentive than we liked and he seemed distracted. Nice special occasion place. Willing to try it again.

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Paul
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food excellent, great presentation, taste and temp

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BobN
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food atmosphere and ambiance. Lightning was low which made it hard to read the menus.

RT
vipRusT
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Nate, was personable, knowledgeable and professional. Food was prepared perfectly. Love going to Baxter's.

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vipBMIfoodie
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first return to Baxter's inside dining since the start of COVID. There were relatively few diners - so there was no concern for overcrowding. Masks on all employees and diners except when eating at their tables. I observed the cleaning of tables after groups left and it looked to be appropriate.

As has always been the case, the food was delicious, our server was knowledgeable and timely with his service and inquiries. A nice bonus is 1/2 price wine bottles on Mondays!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful date night with my husband. The food was amazing!

JW
JayW
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had a wonderful waiter that gave us excellent service. The food was very good except for the dessert. The creme burlee was the worst I have ever had. It was dry like it was at least 3 or 4 days old. Also charging $2 for ice when I ordered A drink on the rock is a little ridiculous. Just charge me $10 for the drink. The ice might have cost you a dime.
The last thing is my wife left her sweater in our booth. We discovered it and came back two hours later talked to the manager and he brought us and old black sweater which was not hers. We were told to check back on Monday after they did deep clean. They were not real busy as only 5 or 6 booths and tables were in use in our area. It was good we had a good waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dinner at Baxter’s. Fabulous wine and fantastic food! The service is always professional and friendly.

SO
vipSOTrainer
Grand Rapids
47 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love Baxter’s! We used to live in BLM and enjoy visiting when we are back. Service was wonderful and food was delicious. Ordered the drunken mushrooms as they have been a past favorite-flavor good but we have never seen them that small - bearly room for any stuffing. Otherwise, wonderful meals around the table of four.

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Lefty
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to Baxters. Outdoor dining is great. Excellent food, quality cocktails

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Cody
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Service and food were great! family with newborn was sat directly behind so was loud towards the end

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The salmon was outstanding how ever the blacken grouper was horrible. Just a lot and I mean a lot of Cheyenne pepper and salt. Not black by any means that I have ever seen.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, relaxing atmosphere, excellent service!

JA
vipJaneA
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staying at hotel next door. Here over night for a early flight out Very convenient. We go to Baxter’s in the ozarks and it was fun to compare. Everyone was great

JB
JohnB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and atmosphere!! Service and food were great.

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Claire
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great value and service. Perfect for a date night

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BudK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed eating at Baxter’s for our
49th anniversary. Our server Fehim was very friendly and attentive. Our dinners of rib eye steak and salmon did not disappoint. A highlight of our meal was the complimentary dessert of gooey butter cake with chocolate ice cream and fresh fruit! A nice dining experience for a special occasion!
All staff at Baxter’s was very friendly.

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Jimbo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Nate, was pleasant, friendly and efficient. The whole staff worked as a team on a busy nite. Our appetizers were the drunken mushrooms and the shrimp cakes. They were both excellent and more filling than we thought they would be.
My wife had halibut and I had the jerk chicken special. It was the best meal we’ve had in years and we will definitely be back soon. It was a Thursday night but most tables were full. Very rich, comfortable interior and a very nice bar with live music.

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RyanC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Staff needs some serious training waiter knew nothing about the menu and the cook did not cook our order right definitely a bad meal with bad service

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AndriannaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four people ordered four different seafood dishes. We all walked out sated and happy, having savored every bite. Oh yeah, we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Waiter was knowledgeable and friendly and prompt. We all had a great meal. Worth a return trip. Easily our favorite Bloomington restaurant. Wish it was closer to Peoria.😀

ML
MattL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible service, took over 60 minutes from when we ordered to when we got our food. No updates during that time as well. I had the Chilean Sea Bass, if it was sea bass, it was awful. Not sure what they were going for there but it was not working. Never saw our server again until I saw him walking by and asked for our check.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to spot for a great dinner and excellent service! Thank you!

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cbdouglass
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted less bustle so we ate in the bar area at a table. Our cocktails were very good. My husband ate 2 items on the bar menu and I had an entrée off the main menu. They all were very good.

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RebeccaB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, they were busy but everything came out in a timely manner. Prime rib was phenomenal, great experience!

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TheresaB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Sea bass excellent. Parmesan encrusted halibut with jumbo shrimp excellent. Salads are wonderful especially the beat and goat cheese salad. Also the wedge can't be beat. Complimentary birthday dessert of the gooey cake with berries and 2 scoops of chocolate ice cream. Extraordinary. Tasty handcrafted cocktails delicious.

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HenryG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday BAXTERS has a good menu offering, it has first class ambiance & service.

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Deve
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Chicken was dry and burnt
Ask for wine with dinner it came 20 minutes before dinner
Will not return

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Jberr
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner was amazing - Thai Chili Shrimp and Seafood Jambalaya - both were delicious and had us planning our next visit to have them again! Also, our server, Fehim, was top notch!

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vipTheWizard
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect, as always.

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tonyb
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor setting. It was quiet and peaceful.

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You can order delivery directly from Baxters American Grille using the Order Online button. Baxters American Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (309) 662-1114.

Baxters American Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 1039 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.