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For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
7:30 PM
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Medici in Normal

4.4
635 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
A one-of-a-kind dining experience, in Normal IL, featuring a 40-foot Mulberry tree standing as a pillar, and handmade wooden tables that compliments the rustic brick walls. The friendly staff and comfort foods make everyone feel at home, relaxing in the dining room, the patio or in the bar.



The menu offers taste of American and European Bistros with fresh homemade breads, seafood, burgers, steaks, stone oven pizzas, and more. Medici also offers a full range of wines, liquors and cocktails, but is really set apart by the devotion to unique beers, with 32 on tap. Featured beers are some of the best American micro-brews.



Medici is the perfect place to host any private event, from corporate meetings to special occasions. The options are endless for any type of event.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation


Sunday & Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(309) 452-6334
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steven Singer
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Private party facilities
Medici offers an array of private dining options, with two rooms and a unique outdoor space. Whether hosting a corporate event or celebrating one of life's momentous occasions, the food, service and ambiance are unparalleled. Providing several options for both seated dinners and cocktail receptions, the possibilities are endless.
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Private party contact
Kari Knowlton: (309) 452-6334
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Cross street
120 W. North St
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Parking details
Uptown Normal offers street parking, and ample parking lots and parking decks. The street parking is limited to 1-2 hours, but the parking decks allow all day parking, if you with to spend more time exploring the Uptown area.
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Public transit
Medici is located just steps away from the New transportation center in Uptown Normal. A perfect place to meet when guest are arriving from out of town, or when waiting for the next departure.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 635 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent as always. Friendly staff and plenty of beer options!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had good food, great conversation, wonderful Bloody Mary's and a friendly, attentive but not intrusive waitress. She was there when we needed her. I love Medici's cobb salad. My date had the salmon and said it was very good. As always a good time and great, casual atmosphere.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Medici is the only restaurant my family goes to when we visit Normal; which is at least once a month. This is the only time that I had a less than great experience. I lost my appetite when I found a hair in my salad. Although this trip to Medici wasn't very good, I will absolutely recommend to family/friends.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Thought the food was good but a little noisy. Near a college so expected that

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Ate there on a Saturday afternoon. The place was packed. Food looked good. Was recommended the Southwest Salad and Beef Chili. Neither was spectacular. The salad was pretty boring with nothing to distinguish it. Chili was watery and portion size was small. Everyone at the table had a similar spin on food. Overall, decent but, would not go out of my way to eat there.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food and staff! The restaurant was very loud making dinner conversation a bit difficult but it was very busy. We will go back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food is always great. They have their own bakery so if you have a yeast allergy (like my wife), make sure to ask the staff what's in a dish. The veggie burger uses bread as a binder to hold the patties together.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had a very hostile and rude server. It took 50 minutes from when we ordered food to receive it. After 45 minutes I asked our server if he could check on our food. His reply was that he didn’t forget to put the order in, and it was a full house and the food would be out when it was ready. Most servers just say let me check on it for you. 5 minutes later our food arrived. My friend asked if they could cook her burger a bit longer and the server berated my friend saying she ordered her burger wrong when it came out red and pink instead of some pink. She ordered her burger medium the server told her the burger was fine and that she needs to ordered her burgers well done in the future. When she responded that she wanted it medium he then looked at the burger and said fine this is more medium rare. He then came back with a well done blackened burger, that is pictured below. This was not what my friend ordered. The server was hostile yelling at myself and friends at times. It was such an unplesant experience that myself and friends still felt appalled by our experience the following day. I’ve dined at Medici regularly over the years and have never had such an unpleasant experience. I called to share this experience with a manger the following day.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My meal was pretty bland but my wife and kids really enjoyed theirs. Overall, I wasn't thrilled with it and usually am not. Just not my cup of tea I guess. I can think of many restaurants in area that I would place above this one.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I was an out of town visitor and found the restaurant online and made my reservation. Glad I did, it was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I used to go to school at ISU, and there was never any restaurant at this level. It was very nice and the food was great!!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The menu had a nice selection of comfort food along with interesting food pairings. Everything that was ordered at the table was exceptional.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

food very good but service was slow and they were not that busy,

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent service and food. Lovely evening.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Felt very rushed to eat, server couldn’t wait to take our plates away!!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Medici was nice. Most got salmon and were happy with it.
I had the chicken sandwich but the bun was dry and the chicken itself was
a bit tough and not hot.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Just a few small things with the service. Ordered the wings(which were GREAT) with ranch and the ranch didn’t come and waiter didn’t come back til we were done with the wings, which whatever. But then we got charged for it. About halfway through dinner the waiter went to get me a soda refill and just never came back with it, I assume he forgot.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Yet another very nice evening at Medici. The food is very good, and the service is even better.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Love Medici, it can occasionally be a bit loud. I've always experienced great service and delicious food...

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food, personable and engaging servers with a wonderful atmosphere. Enjoy!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Always a very nice evening at Medici. Good food and good drinks!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Good food. Too loud to hear people talking at your table.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband was sick so took my daughter out for Valentines Day.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This is a pleasant restaurant with many lunch options. We had a group of four on a snowy Saturday, with a nice table by the front window. Our server was Amanda, who was quite helpful and efficient. I will dine here again when I am in the Normal area!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great staff and great food.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner, except the beer can chicken was a little overcooked and dry. My wife's gnocchi was very good and our server, Amanda was excellent. We enjoyed the energy and look forward to warmer weather when we can sit outside.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is always great! However, the ambiance upstairs is not as good as it is downstairs. When you sit upstairs, it’s almost like you are at a wedding reception- it’s cold, boring decor, and the service upstairs has always been terrible. Please know that I am not referring to the outdoor patio area. Downstairs is always a better experience.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

While dinner was ok, we had set a reservation for 6:15 pm. When we arrived, we were told that we wouldn't be seated for about 20-30 mins. While that might be acceptable for walk ins, I find it rude and un-accomodting for a date night. Also there was no where at the bar to sit, and the attendants were unprofessional in their approach with us. We were then seated a a table that was dark and it was difficult to read the menu. The waiter forgot my wife drink, not a good night for Medici.....

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was great as usual but I was not impressed with the service when it came to the reservation.

I made a reservation for 6:30 and was told it would be a wait ...... I understand that they have to accommodate walk ins if they come earlier than my reservation but ...... I MADE a reservation. My friend and I got so tired of waiting that we just ended up eating at the bar....

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was exceptional as always. Service was pretty lackluster. If you are looking for a quiet intimate place for a romantic meal this isn't it. However if you are wanting somewhere energetic with an eclectic menu and the best patio in town come here.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

One salad and two sandwiches. Everything was good overall. The sweet potato tater tots were absolutely fabulous, I would go back to get them again. The bun that came with the tuna sandwich made for difficult eating. It was too dense that you couldn't cut it without destroying the tuna; the knife could hardly get through it. Trying to bite through it caused the tuna to get smashed and jump out the side of the sandwich. A really good server would have noted that the sandwich was taken apart, left laying on the plate and would have asked if everything was OK.

Not horrible enough to not go back, but I would definitely be ordering something different

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

This is a great place. Service, food, beer selection, atmosphere all top notch. We go every time we are in Normal for business.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We have dined here 4-5 times and unfortunately each experience has declined. We had a very long wait for our entrees and the food was not worth it. The red pepper fettuccine was very bland and much in need of seasoning. My butternut squash ghocchi was probably the best out of our three entrees. The barbecue brisket very dry and chewy. The lemon curd tart flavor good, however the meringue topping very gritty, the sugar wasn’t dissolved. I keep giving this restaurant a chance due to the convenience of being near campus, but I think I am done!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great service and good food. Noise level prohibits conversation.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

You will definitely need reservations, but worth the wait.

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1.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Delightful experience. Excellent cuisine, great service, and the noise level (although often too loud for us) was more on the modest side at the time we had dinner--6pm.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

We celebrated two birthdays; we enjoy great food and great service.

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3.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Decor was great, nice and cozy, food was ok.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

We were a small party on a Sunday evening. Reception at the door was slow, but the table service by Kalen was very good. Menu selections were varied; something for everyone. Prices are reasonable. I had the Chef's Special - a ribeye steak which was excellent, perfectly cooked, along with two tasty vegetable sides. My wife had a red snapper which was unfortunately overcooked. The other guests had satisfactory pasta dishes. I will give this place another visit just based on my meal alone.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

I asked for fresh-cracked eggs and received Eggbeaters. The switch ruined the entire omelet. Not one of the four at the table could eat the peppermint cheesecake! (Didn’t taste “right.”)

Really liked the ease of making s reservation online. Very nice.

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