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761 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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Located in Bloomington, Illinois, DESTIHL is a gastropub serving inventive American cuisine and microbrews to guests. The restaurant focuses on pairing local beers with creative dishes made with fresh, local ingredients. DESTIHL also offers takeout services for its customers� convenience.

Start out your meal at DESTIHL with one of the restaurant�s many appetizers such as the cheese curds or the beer-battered bacon. Choose from menu options like the pesto and goat cheese pizza or the Thai fried chicken. Try the restaurant�s signature grilled swordfish tacos. On the weekend, try the restaurant�s brunch menu which includes items like chicken and biscuits.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, American, Brewery
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4pm to 10pm, Friday-Saturday 4pm to 11pm, Sunday 4pm to 9pm
*Weekend brunch also offered on Saturday-Sunday until 2pm.
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Phone number
(309) 862-2337
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Rojas
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Private party facilities
Whether it's casual, formal, lunch, dinner, cocktails, appetizer, impromptu or planned in advance, DESTHIL is the place to have your next gathering. If you are looking for a business meeting or dinner party preceded by a brewery tour and beer tasting, we are more than happy to accommodate. Our Tasting Room is perfect for your next small gathering of 6-10 guests. Our Side Room accommodates up to 52 people or can be divided into two smaller semi-private rooms.
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Private party contact
Katheryn Tilley: (309) 862-2337
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Cross street
Von Maur Drive
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foodiewannabe (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2014

From the moment we walked in the service was outstanding. They could not have been nicer. Our server went out of his way to make our dining an excellent choice . He brought us some wines to taste that we were unsure about. The Brussels sprout salad was a delight, just so different. We had the chicken garlic sauce pizza and they put blue cheese only on one side as we requested. Our water glasses were never empty. We had a wonderful meal and will be back for sure. The ambiance is quite inviting also.

hhhey (Anchorage)
2.0  Dined on May 21, 2014

I love this restaurant but my last experience wasn't great. We sat outside and there was only one server to 6-7 tables. She was very slow and our meal took a long time. That's too many tables for one person. I hope next time is better. I really enjoyed the outdoor seating she was just too busy to serve us and to get our checks.

YoungDiner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2014

We went with several first timers to the restaurant. Everything was very good. Service was fantastic and prompt. She even recommended several dishes that we ended up eating. Food was prompt and they knew who ordered what.
Overall very positive experience, will go back for sure.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2014

Destihl always offers an exceptional dining experience. Delicious food at reasonable prices. An awesome selection of beers they brew themselves. Friendly & knowledgable servers. It's our go-to place to bring out-of-town visitors. Our serves on this visit, Alexis, was especially delightful & offered great suggestions. And the special pizza with dates & fennel sausage was incredible! Add it to the regular menu and it'll be my new go-to dish!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 18, 2014

This has been one of or possibly my favorite restaurants in BloNo. We haven't been in a few months and were excited to see the new menu until we saw the prices. I am not one to shy away from higher prices, but it seems as though all menu items have increased dramatically. (Knowing the cost of specific items shows how often we eat there. ;) The food and service were still good, but the prices did not reflect what we had grown accustomed to and felt was a really fair value.

All things said and done this is still a great place to eat, however not frequently.

Chris (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on May 17, 2014

Terrific, especially for a small community like Normal. Try the stout

Krypto1 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2014

The food was great, the service was great! Liked being able to make reservations online.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on May 11, 2014

The food has excellent taste, however I felt that the portions were a little small especially for the price.

Drjan (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2014

A great place to celebrate a graduation from ISU. Fun, great service, delicious food- thank you!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2014

The food was really good! The beer menu is really great! Many different kinds to try! Really nice place to have a good meal and a good brew with it!

Impreziac (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on May 5, 2014

I come for the award winning beer. The excellent cuisine is a bonus! Ask if a sour beer is on and try it. Brick oven pizza. You cannot go wrong at this place.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 4, 2014

Food and service have always been excellent. It's a bit noisy for my Dad, who is hard of hearing, which is the only drawback. My little baby cried fairly often this time, but all the servers were very kind about it and gave her lots of attention, which I really appreciated.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 30, 2014

We ate at DESTHIL while traveling. A good meal with friendly service. The menu had plenty of options.

Place2dine (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2014

It was a great evening with wonderful ambience and great food. Great optuons even for a vegetarian like my family.

vipanna (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 27, 2014

The Destihl brewery makes a variety of beers. All are available in a variety of pour sizes, so you can effectively create your own flight or bring home a growler. The wait staff is helpful with descriptions and food recommendations. All the food is very beer friendly. A great stop in the Bloomington-Normal area.

Kdmak5 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 25, 2014

We had an opportunity to try Destihl for the first time while spending dinner with our twin daughters for their birthday! They both attend ISU and heard about the restaurant from friends at school.

What a wonderful place! From the food selections, to the service... Everything was fantastic! We will definitely be back many times to enjoy.

Jenn (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2014

Great food, as always (cuban-style pork sandwich and bacon & cheese burger), and excellent service from our waiter Nicholas. We always have great service at Destihl, but Nicholas went above and beyond. I asked for a an extra side of the IPA mustard sauce to go along with my sandwich. He not only brought me that, but also a side of Destihl's maple chipotle sauce, which was also delicious on the sandwich!

185days (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 18, 2014

We were celebrating a birthday and everything went very well. The server warned us that the bar was backed up because it was a busy Friday night. But the service was well paced and no one waited for anything for too long. The beer selection was excellent and we enjoyed several 4oz tastes. The Thai Fried Chicken was crispy and had a kick of spice. The s'mores were a yummy finish. They topped them with a candle- great finish to a great night.

yummy (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2014

I've never had a bad meal at Destihl. This time around was a quick catch-up lunch with a friend. The place was packed, but luckily I had made a reservation through Open Table. We both had soup and salad combos, and we both had the yummy special soup which was clam chowder with jalapeno bacon. Our waiter was enthusiastic, but a little slow to take our order because of the big crowd that day. All in all, another good experience at Destihl.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 12, 2014

Aspargus appetizer was amazing. Beer selection is vast. Food is good but a little overpriced.