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About Baxters American Grille
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.
Lunch Menu includes: Fresh Entrée Salads, Bistro Sandwiches, Soup, Pasta, Fish n' Chips, Grilled Salmon & Many More!
Dinner Menu includes: Fresh seasonal entrees & appetizers including: Tuna Tartare, Drunken Stuffed Mushrooms, Hand Cut Steaks, Fresh Seafood & Signature Dishes such as our Cumin Crusted Lamb Chops & Bistro Fried Chicken.
Bloomington, IL 61704
American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00 am-9:00 pm Bar Open Until 10:30 pm
Friday: 11:00 am- 10:00 pm Bar Open Until 11:00 pm
Saturday Dinner Only: 4:00 pm-10:00 pm Bar Open Until 11:00 pm
Sunday Dinner Only: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music in our lounge every Thursday night.
Baxters Grille is an expert when it comes to great catering in Bloomington, IL and surrounding areas. We cater from small office parties to large scale formal weddings and everything in between. We have the privilege of working with the top venues in town and offer chef driven custom menus to meet your specific needs. We also offer full catering & staffing to the attached Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel.
Parking is directly in front of the restaurant. Several accessible parking spaces available. Hassle free parking--no construction or parking decks.
Conveniently located on the Teal "J" line. Cab service is approximately $5 from downtown Bloomington. Arriving guests from the Central Illinois Regional Airport can simply contact the our adjoining hotel (Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites)for a complimentary ride to the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining rooms at Baxter's can accommodate up to 80 people. Our adjoining hotel can also seat up to 250 in a large ballroom setting. We also offer full catering service to the Bloomington/Normal area. Please contact Natalie for more details. We are flexible in meeting your needs and budget.
Private Party Contact:
Natalie Nerone email@example.com : (309) 662-1114
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please inquire within for more details. We are most flexible in meeting your needs to make your special event an effortless planning process. Our friendly staff will ensure your event is a true success.
Baxters American Grille Ratings and Reviews
Our overall experience at Baxters was excellent after we got over a few humps. I called ahead to let them know I was vegan and asked if they could accommodate me. Of course, they said sure. Once we arrived, our waitress was clueless and I asked her to inquire with the chef to see what he/she could do. However, in the meantime, she said I could order the chicken pesto pasta without the chicken or pesto. Lol. I guess that left me with plain pasta? Eventually, I had the chance to speak with Bria, the manager and she was amazing. She understood completely what it meant to be vegan and said she would take care of me. Well.... she wasn't kidding. The chef created an amazing stuffed mushroom dish with a variety of fresh vegetables and a savory sauce. The chef himself came out to our table to make sure I was happy with the dish. He was lovely and pleased that he was able to make this picky eater happy. The other members of our party had a chicken dish, another had the steak kabobs and two had filet. Everyone was happy with their meal in the end and we will be sure to return the next time we visit our kids at ISU.
This was not our first visit to Baxter's. We have always loved the food, the presentation and the staff is very accommodating and prompt. We will go back again. The prime rib on Friday's is excellent. At this particular visit we were served by Stacey and she was prompt and attentive.
We use this place to take friends and family for special occasions and a get away for the Wife and I. We've never been unhappy with the food or the service. If I had to just look for something to complain about, it would be at times they only give you about a third of a glass of wine, but never a third of the price and The noise from the bar bleeds over into the dinning area. Overall it's the best in Bloomington in my opinion and we will continue to be faithful customers.
Recommended by Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. Sunday dinner, not very crowded. Brein was our server; very accomodating...went above and beyond to make us comfortable and satisfied. The ambience was a pleasant, and welcome, surprise. Both the seating arrangement and soundproofing materials employed made for a conversation friendly and less frenetic dining experience. In Chicago, this kind of arrangement is now being looked upon as a plus for one's dining options. We applaud you. If we are ever in Bloomington-Normal again, we will certainly seek you out.
Late lunch at 4 pm. We were greeted pleasantly and seated immediately. Our server was very pleasant and very knowledgeable about the entrees. Everything was served perfectly and not too many check backs from her. Perfect. And the filet minion was great and the smothered chicken was also wonderful.
The food was outstanding. Soup and salad were excellent, steak and scallops were perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. Service by Kyle was the best we've ever had - attentive but not pushy. Overall an extremely pleasant experience. We will definitely be back. There are lots of other items we would like to try.
Another enjoyable dinner at Baxter's. My husband and I love the food, service and atmosphere, especially when we're looking forward to a date night together. Love the appetizer selections, Baxter Salad, steaks and seafood options. Always nicely cooked and delicious!
The initial reason for driving to Bloomington to eat at Baxters (I'm in Peoria) was because a waiter whom I know said he was going to begin working there. As it turned out, he wasn't working there, but I and the 3 others in my party (who came from Clinton) were happily sated with our food, the service, the ambiance and the decision to dine there. We celebrated a birthday, and all of us had a delightful evening! I'm sure we will pass on this "find" to others whom we know, and will come back ourselves!
Food was fantastic. Ryan the server was exceptional. Even the gentleman pouring our water was very friendly and was talking about the deserts. Would always recommend this restaurant. My only complaint is that they would not give us their recipe for the gooey butter cake 😋
I had not heard of Baxter's yet and when I googled top 10 restaurants in Bloomington/Normal it was on the list. I read the menu and I was intrigued, there were so many things I wanted to try. We went on a Friday with a couple friends. The waitress was great. We shared the drunken mushrooms which were delicious. I had the spinach salad to go with my meal, it was so good. My main course was the smothered chicken, definitely not low cal but omg... It was seriously one of the best dishes I have ever had. I will definitely be back and recommend Baxter's to my friends. :)
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