I had a night out with my daughter ,had a great time.
Great food and service
My girlfriend I were very Happy with the service and the food was prepared perfect. I'm from Michigan, she lives in Bloomington and will definitely dine there.
Baxters delivers a dependable American menu. Service is well-trained. Can be noisy.
Salmon dish was wonderful. Service was very good. Beef/Veggie kabob was very plain - no seasoning? Conversely, seafood jambalaya was extraordinarily hot/spicy and overpowered the dish. Topped off dinner with the chocolate cake that was a treat for the eyes and delicious. Would advise avoiding kabob and jambalaya. Made reservation on Open Table and when arriving at restaurant, hostess indicated she couldn't find it, which prompted OT to contact me to ask what happened. Didn't need this hassle.
The Baxter’s Salad was delicious! The fish tacos were a little spicy for my liking but were still pretty good. Shelf Margarita was only so-so but the flourless chocolate cake was VERY good!! Staff was very accommodating and pleasant. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant if you happen to be in Bloomington.
This was my first visit to Baxter's. I have heard great things and I wasn't disappointed. My steak was cooked perfectly. My wife really enjoyed her dinner as well.
Visited for Easter brunch. Fantastic selection of food and desert for Easter. Service was outstanding with plenty of attendants available. Prime rib, Ham and all the trimmings. Great desert choices and Bloody Mary options.
Son goes to ISU. This is a restaurant worth going to if you are visiting your student and want a nicer meal. Lots of choices on the menu. Reasonable pricing.
We have enjoyed Baxters the last few times we have eaten there. This time however, it did not live up to our past experiences. Two of us had the Grouper which is usually never on menus around here. It is a fish I really enjoy. However, it came out with a heavy, harsh sauce that not only covered the pasta but also the fish. The sauce was inedible to both of us. I ate the fish after scrapping the sauce off of it but the harsh taste still affected the fish's taste. So what was our Easter dinner, was very disappointing. We did not complain but mentioned at the end, when the server picked up the dishes, that the sauce was not good when we refused a take home box. The sauce involved had a taste we could not recognize other than lemon was an ingredient. Not sure who in the kitchen tested it but they must have a very different opinion of a good tasting sauce.
We are hoping for a better experience in the future.
Our server was outstanding. The food was excellent. A great way to celebrate an anniversary
Everything was great until the bill came. My friend and I wanted to visit a little longer. No one stopped by again to see if we needed refills on beverages or changed our mind about dessert. It was as if we no longer existed. I’ve never had this experience before here.
Food was outstanding, service was even better. Wine selection was excellent.
Visiting from out of town. As good, if not better, than we were told. Will definitely return. Also want to give a special thanks to our servers Tru & Ro. They were spot on with their service & recommendations.
Great food and much variety on the menu. Very chic atmosphere. Recommend reservation for peak dining times.
The food was good, but the service wasn't as good as we would have liked. All of the problems we had could have been solved with the server actually writing down the food order, instead of trying to remember it. Flexible on my food allergies.
This was our first time dining at Baxter's and it definitely lived up to our expectations! Good food at great prices. It had a nice wine and drink menu as well. I also received a free dessert for my birthday. We will recommend to our friends and we WILL be back!
The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. The place was packed but the food service didn't suffer at all. We got our food much quicker than expected. Would definitely go back.
Food was good but over priced. Acoustics were horrible. Could not even carry on a conversation at a table for 6. Also music was too loud especially with all the loud conversations.
This place was very good. The food was amazing, we will for sure go back. It was our anniversary so we decided to try it out for the very 1st time. The wait staff was super friendly also. If you want a Bush Light they don't carry it. Which surprised me. LOL Overall we were very pleased with Baxters and would recommend it to anyone.
Food was awesome as always. We always ask for Kyle to be our server - he is very attentive and personable. We love Baxter’s!!
We have enjoyed Baxters in previous visits . This time we were seated by the kitchen . It was loud . The chefs were yelling back and forth which is typical but, you are not a diner . your kitchen should be seperate from the dining room. We would've asked for another table but you were packed. Our food was good but overcooked. My pork chop should've been served with brussel sprouts and it wasn't. The waitress came back after wep laced our order because she didn't know it came with a potato. This is our first bad experience but, for $235.00 it shoud've been much better.
Great place. Very active. Bar was full the entire night. Prices were no different than an upscale prices. Server kept approaching the table giving us the feeling of being rushed. Restaurant was not full and our reservation was at 6:30 so I am not sure the push to move us along so quickly. But the vibe and quality/choice of food is definitely making this a favorite.
We had great service
Meh... food and service just okay. Pricey for what we got.
Great menu with awesome cocktails. Service was excellent!
Our waiter was very attentive and the food was phenomenal! Love the overall ambience and feel of the restaurant. Will definitely be back for date nights in the future.
Went here on a double date and really enjoyed the atmosphere, the food was fantastic and the waitress was top notch!
The steaks were cooked perfectly....as always. Always a great experience at baxters!
A label was found in my food but our server and the manager was great at reacting to the incident.
I'm sorry to say this was a bad experience. We go to Baxters at least once a month and Valentine's Day was not their best effort. The appetizer was skimpy, the seafood special was over priced and the pork chop was dry. The cheesecake was tasteless. We asked for bread and our waitress never brought it and my seafood bouillabaisse was presented with a fork to eat it. It's hard to eat a broth based meal with a fork. It will be hard to go back again. I hope this was an aberration.
My wife and I celebrated Valentines Day by going to Baxter’s. We have been there several times and have always had a good experience. Our meal last night was no exception. First of all, our waiter Francisco provided excellent service. He was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. He made recommendations that were spot on and answered any questions we had about the menu. The food itself was outstanding. I had the Parmesan Top Sirloin, which was excellent and my wife had the NY Strip, which she said was also very good. We also had the bread pudding and the truffle cake which were awesome! The whole experience at Baxter’s was well worth the money spent. I highly recommend giving them a try if you’ve never been there.
Wonderful all around!
The food was fantastic. Everything was organic with delicious ingredients. Would strongly recommend the smothered chicken. Was a great restaurant for a Valentine's day dinner.
Nice atmosphere; good food; highly recommend the ribeye
Although I don’t live in BN I have visited often for both business and pleasure. One of the restaurants I’ve liked for some time now is Baxter’s. The restaurant is open, friendly, has a very nice menu and the food is excellent.
The beef Wellington was cooked perfectly, and the service staff worked really well as a team. We are grateful Baxter’s is in Bloomington as there aren’t many restaurants that provide this level of service with a high caliber of delicious options to eat in Bloomington. We’ll be back for sure.
Enjoyable, relaxing and delicious
We had a wonderful time and cannot wait to return. Our server, Brandon, was attentive and did a great job. He handled the issue of having one shaker to make martinis well and made sure to check on us throughout the evening. The food, once again, was spot on! The lamb chops, the swordfish, the salmon, and the jambalaya were excellent. The prime rib sliders and the calamari were delicious also. Loved every bite.