Baxters American Grille - Champaign

4.5
403 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Baxters American Grille - Champaign offers seasonal menus that boast a variety of signature dishes that you can't get find anywhere else. Our concept provides a variety of steaks, seafood and chops accompanied with a management & chef team that are excited to offer a unique culinary experience. We offer a big-city dining experience within dinner, private dining and catering to the Champaign area. Whether you stop in for one of our new signature martinis or to dine in our upscale dining room Baxters is the destination for your evening out!
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spot on!! The only thing we were a bit shocked about was everything we wanted to add on or change was extra for the price of the meals I don't think you need all those extra add-ons!

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DebD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Very disappointed in our visit. The server was great. The hostess on to the manager on duty was absolute garbage tonight. They have new management and the service levels have really plummet. There was not a feeling of inclusiveness and everything was so restricted and up charges for everything. This restaurant use to be very inviting and relaxing. I have hosted meeting sand birthday parties. Some of my favorite staff members are no longer there. They normally host neutral tv channels such as golf and sports network. There were several customers complaining about various things from temperature to service, including playing Fox News on the television. The hostess and the managers gave off the appearance and service of a cafeteria. What a waste of a place that was once on my favorite list in Champaign. I will not be returning and neither will my friends, colleagues, and family.

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JackD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with guests. Had indoor seating, after dinner enjoyed patio entertainment with drinks.

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Jess
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating at Baxter's. They're super accommodating to allergies and the food is always amazing!

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JonJuan
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time Food was excellent and so was the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took food forever to get to the table , I left after waiting 45-50mintues on my meal.

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LJ94070
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We came in from out of town to meet some friends. We’ve been to Baxter’s before so we knew what to expect and we’re looking forward to a relaxing, tasty meal. We sat outside due to covid and felt very safe. The service was underwhelming. Very young inexperienced servers - for the prices I’d like to have servers who knew about the wines and entrees. We all ordered the True Grit drink which was a bit of a disappointment. The meal felt rushed, servers standing a bit away from the table and swooping in whenever they sensed someone was done with their meal. I’m not sure if this was because it was slow or because they wanted us out. They came by before everyone was finished with the entree asking for dessert orders “before the kitchen closed”. This was 8pm?! We declined as we got the distinct impression the restaurant staff wanted to go home.

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MrsC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service. A little slow @ times, but given the problems with employment since the pandemic it was to be expected. We ate outdoors. Again, an excellent array of food. Gorgeous salads. Everything perfectly cooked!

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LouV
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter's was an unexpected and pleasant surprise. The restaurant itself is clean and more upscale in appearance than the typical college town restaurant. The service was friendly and attentive. The menu allowed for varied pallets, and had choices for those who love steak, seafood, pasta and even vegetarian fare. All of our dishes were well prepared and tasted great. For those who want cocktails before, or an after dinner drink there is a spacious and well-stocked bar area. Well done Baxter's.

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LynnB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious Italian beef and always love Baxter's salad. Good value for lunch. I like the inside decor but we chose to enjoy patio yesterday.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Baxter’s every year for our anniversary dinner.

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CurtG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here. Very nice. Will try the brunch when back.

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MattW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meghan took excellent care of us. We appreciated the open menu for Easter.

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parrothead
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection (and wine selection); the food was great; the attention to detail and special requests was outstanding; the service (hostess, waitress) was really great. We made the trip over from Decatur and plan to make this a regular dining experience.

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RosarioB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server that nice was amazing and extremely attentive. The food portions are very generous. Th experience was great overall.

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MarkB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, the filet mignon in particular. Good waiter, attentive and nice personality. Table near us had a misbehaved 6 or 7 year-old boy. Too old to be acting that way & parents did nothing. Difficult position for Baxter’s — cannot just ask them to leave. 4 stars overall, but 5 stars if the child had behaved or not been there.

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AmyZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Birthday. I did leave a message to be seated close to door as we had someone who has some trouble walking. We were seated towards the back of restaurant . Food and service were food though

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DanC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!!

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LarryS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food amd great service....always good at Baxter’s

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SandyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waitress didn’t turn in our order . Ordered burgers well done they were rare and they said they would take the salads off the bill, but I was confused because the salads came with the entree . Probably won’t go back, sad thing is they weren’t even busy!!

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EdMc
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service will return soon

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Aubrey
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Champaign! Sat outside and the heaters were cozy and we had plenty of room. Definitely will be ordering from them regularly!

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Caleb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and we received our food quickly.

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DanC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baxter’s is one of our favorite places to eat. Always excellent & we appreciate how well they follow the Covid guidelines for safety!

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vipMCH85
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Seated outside back in a nice quiet corner. Good good, good value.

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PeggyS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and distancing measures made us very comfortable being inside. Highly recommend!

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Ashley
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food! One of the best options for outdoor dining in the Chambana area!

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Kellieb
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and environment was great. We had an awesome server.

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CUdiner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining available. Great steak and pork chop.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the wait staff was on top of everything!

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Sunshine3
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent patio area to eat outside during the pandemic. Service is good and menu has a number of good choices - including gluten free options. Jambalaya is a favorite as is the wedge salad with a nice balsamic in addition the blue cheese. They have a good assortment of steaks - but we don't come here for steaks. They have a good selections of house drinks - for me the true grit is a favorite as I am a bourbon fan. Decent wine list, but not many of the ones we drink. On this visit they did have a guitarist playing on the patio - OK. A rather loud group arrived as we were finishing, skipped dessert.

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vipdreinker
Toledo
173 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quality experience.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always have had great food. From the time it opened to the present the food and service has been great. Their steaks are as good as any top end steakhouse.

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EdMc
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed always good food and service

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BrendaM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We sat outside and it was horrible. There were bugs flying around and the ground was dirty with ants and last guest droppings. It is obvious they do not spray and do not sweep up the ground outside where the tables are stationed. The napkins were also dirty too. It felt like we were sitting in a tunnel without air.. The waitress was training a new server and there was tension between the two servers that made us fell very uncomfortable. They did not use servicing utensils and we had to continually ask for serving spoons, and new forks too, of which never came. They are not covid friendly when they serve shared appetizers. The bread basket was filled with a crumbled almost seemed served to another guest and picked at too. The white surround of the bread basket had dirty marks on the napkin .. They serve from the wrong side and pick up backwards. Lastly, the water they bring to the table was weird in it color. They should offer flat bottled water too.

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vipgoodfood
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

There was very little that was right with this experience. Our reservation was for outside but only available seating was high top -so we were seated in a booth in the bar area.
Our service was average at best and th staff proceeded to make a racket throughout our dining.
Won't be back.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great night on the patio. The service was exceptional and the food was amazing. I had the beet salad and the Thai chili shrimp. My husband had the NY strip. We were both very pleased with our date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time last night! We enjoyed a delicious sausage, fruit, and cheese board with our wine, drinks, and friends. We had excellent service outside as the live music was performed. Perfect night!

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BethW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was great. Sat outside and they were not rushing us to leave. Great live music, too. Food was tasty and well cooked. Tried the Hawaiian burger...very tasty. The burger was cooked exactly as I requested. All parties like their dinners and all commented on the nice presentation of the plate. Drunkin mushrooms were also very good.

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BillG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have been here before and enjoyed our first experience. Our Saturday night experience was less then desirable. Our server was not enthusiastic or energized. Two of the 3 sets of silverware were dirty. Food was better than average.

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Baxters American Grille - Champaign is rated 4.5 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.

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