Baxters American Grille
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
baby mixed greens, smoked gouda, tomatoes, candied walnuts, apples, red onion, carrots & house apple vinaigrette
with a homemade queso and pico de gallo
shrimp, scallops, andouille sausage with a spicy blend of peppers and tomatoes served with white rice
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.
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!
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.
Service was great, Atmosphere was very good, music was good.
Food was outstanding!
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
Our server, Nate, was courteous, professional, and timely!
Very good steak and ribs, apps was good too. VERY LOUD which was surprising.
Server was attentive, kind and aware of our special needs.
Outstanding food and choices
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.
Service was great and food excellent, great presentation, taste and temp
Very good food atmosphere and ambiance. Lightning was low which made it hard to read the menus.
Our server, Nate, was personable, knowledgeable and professional. Food was prepared perfectly. Love going to Baxter's.
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!
Had a wonderful date night with my husband. The food was amazing!
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.
We always enjoy our dinner at Baxter’s. Fabulous wine and fantastic food! The service is always professional and friendly.
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.
We always enjoy going to Baxters. Outdoor dining is great. Excellent food, quality cocktails
Service and food were great! family with newborn was sat directly behind so was loud towards the end
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.
Great food, relaxing atmosphere, excellent service!
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
Great dinner and atmosphere!! Service and food were great.
Great value and service. Perfect for a date night
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.
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.
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
Four people ordered four different seafood dishes. We all walked out sated and happy, having savored every bite. Oh yeah, we will be back.
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.😀
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.
Our favorite go to spot for a great dinner and excellent service! Thank you!
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.
Excellent food, they were busy but everything came out in a timely manner. Prime rib was phenomenal, great experience!
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.
Birthday BAXTERS has a good menu offering, it has first class ambiance & service.
Chicken was dry and burnt
Ask for wine with dinner it came 20 minutes before dinner
Will not return
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!
It was perfect, as always.
Loved the outdoor setting. It was quiet and peaceful.
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.