Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign

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$30 and under
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American
For everyone, everyday. When it’s time to unwind, settle in for simple, honestly good cuisine and cocktails at Everyday Kitchen. Reconnect with friends and colleagues, or treat yourself to a night out with someone you love. You’ll always find a warm welcome and delicious comfort here. Our patio is now open for the season!
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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was good but a couple of dishes lacked flavor. Service was very slow and they forgot one of our side dishes which when it came out wasn't cooked long enough. Servers and staff were very nice and helpful. Beautiful space with plenty of parking. We will most certainly be back.

G
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food average. Eggs arrived barely warm. Biscuits were tasteless.

A
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Fun vibe, creative menu, friendly staff, great service. I do wish there were more vegetarian options (at least on the brunch menu), but no complaints besides that.

MR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

As always, the food was excellent. I especially like the beet salad. My biggest concern is that the music was too loud and distracting. I asked the waiter to see if the volume could be lowered and it was lowered a little. However, the music was far from soothing. My friend and I had trouble conversing comfortably. I'm an older patron and, judging from conversations I have with other seniors, finding a quiet place to dine in this community if a problem. I wouldn't want you to lose customers because of the noise level.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to post this rating and review- it means a lot to us! We're so happy you had a great visit. Hope to give you another one very soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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NN
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

incredible food and service at this do-good establishment.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thanks so much for the praise, Ned! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience! Looking forward to serving you again in the near future! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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E
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are fans of this wonderful restaurant and were thrilled to try some new menu items! Every choice was a winner. A great place to meet friends in Champaign.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on November 8, 2019

Greetings! Thanks so much for taking the time to rate and review us! We're thrilled you loved everything and hope you and you friends join us for another meal soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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EC
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was visiting University of Illinois for the weekend and looking for a casual place to go a little away from the madness of campus. This place was great! Drinks very reasonably priced and food portions were large. We ordered a bunch of appetizers to share and probably could have just stopped there. Everything was delicious!
Definitely would go back next time we visit Champaign!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on October 23, 2019

Hi Elisa! Thanks for taking the time to post a review! We're so happy you had such a wonderful experience- looking forward to serving you again next time you're in town! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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MJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the salmon and flat bread pizza both were great!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on October 23, 2019

We're so happy you loved your food, Mike! We look forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

There were 3 of us and we all had different dishes. None of us finished it. They did not have much flavor and did not hit our tastes.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on October 20, 2019

Hi there, I'm sorry you didn't find the food to your liking. May I ask what you had? It may interest you to know that we're actually changing up our menu for Fall/Winter beginning tomorrow, and we'd love to have you back in to try some new items! Thanks for your feedback! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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T
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

This is an attractive, comfortable restaurant. The service was very good. We find the menu a little lacking.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on October 17, 2019

Hi Terry! Thanks for taking the time to post a review! We're so pleased you had great service with us. As for the menu, we're actually right in the middle of making some major changes! Our new Fall/Winter menu rolls out this coming Monday, 10/21. Would love to see you in to give it a try- hope you'll join us! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cool place. We had a great server who was well acquainted with the menu and the unique space. This is a restaurant/cafe/workspace/childcare center. They have it all!! Good menu selection and wine/beer/cocktail list. Outside seating/bar/dining area all decorated by local artists and designers. Very unique!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on October 8, 2019

Wow, that's a lot of wonderful things to say! Thanks so much for the praise, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience! Looking forward to serving you again in the near future! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world! Love the ambiance too. We immediately booked a table for Dad’s weekend. Highly recommend.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you on Dad's weekend! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Server was attentive. I would recommend.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thanks for the high marks and kind words! We look forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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DH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this restaurant!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thanks Deborah! We're thrilled to hear it! See you next time! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers Chance and Sunny were excellent - attentive without being intrusive. We had a very tender thick pork chop and pulled pork and fingerling potatoes. All well prepared and large portions. Ended with delicious bread pudding. The long sliced roasted carrots probably should be par boiled before roasting. We did not complain we simply took them home, and the next day wrapped them in foil, roasted them at 280 for a couple hours and they were delicious also . Will definitely go back.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on October 8, 2019

Chance and Sunny are two of our finest! We're happy you loved the food- our Spitfire grill produces some very tasty pulled pork! Glad you were able to reheat the carrots to your liking as well. Thanks for coming in, and for posting this awesome review! We'll save a seat for you for your next visit! :) Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there for a home football game and my sons 21st bday. A definite hidden gem. Food was great, somewhat healthy, service was wonderful. Would definitely go again.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thanks so much for the great rating! We hope to get to serve you again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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HK
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the road across the country, this was close to our hotel. I wish this restaurant was next to my house instead of being 2000 miles away. Clean dining, something we needed after days of fast food, and presented beautifully.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thanks so much for the awesome review!! We're so glad you enjoyed everything- hope you stop back in to see us the next time you're in town! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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TS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine at Everyday Kitchen every chance I get! I’ve been for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food and service are excellent every single time!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on September 22, 2019

Hi Tina! We're so happy we've become a regular spot for you! Thank you for your continued patronage and for the awesome review- can't wait to have you in again! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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p
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Will come back. Cool atmosphere, food was great!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We're so happy to hear you plan on returning and we look forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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MK
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I loved the ambiance of this restaurant. We were quite pleased with the decor. There was enough food options for all and price wise it seemed reasonable. My only complaint was that our food didn’t come out at the same time. 3 of the meals were almost finished before the other 2 meals were even delivered making our party feel rushed. Otherwise will definitely recommend!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on September 4, 2019

Hi McKenzie! Thanks so much for the great review! We apologize that your food came out at different times- that certainly isn't our standard. We're glad you enjoyed everything otherwise and look forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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BC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time eating here. Polenta with roasted vegetables needed something, more seasoning, as it was fairly bland. Chicken was very good. Bread pudding was outstanding.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on September 9, 2019

Hi Bob! Thank you so much for checking us out and for taking the time to post a review! We're glad you loved the chicken and bread pudding, and will definitely look into the seasoning for the polenta and roasted vegetables. We really appreciate your feedback! Hope to have you back in soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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S
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a 21st birthday! We had a great time with Ande the bartender and server! He was great and the food and drinks were delicious!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Ande is one of our finest, and we're happy you had such a wonderful experience celebrating with us! We hope to see you again very soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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MC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They were out of one of the main dishes that two in our party ordered. Disappointing, but the menu offerings we settled on were delicious!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hello there! Thanks so much for rating us 5 stars! We apologize that we ran out of one of the dishes two in your group initially wanted- it's quite rare that we run out of things, and we're so happy to hear that their second-choice dishes were so well enjoyed! Looking forward to serving you again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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E
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of the newer treasures in Champaign. This was our second time and we introduced it to 3 friends who were also impressed. From the seating to the finish, all the staff is committed to hospitality. The Sunday brunch menu offered plenty of good choices and we were all pleased with our orders.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on August 14, 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for giving us such a great score! We're glad you loved your service and your food- that's what we aim for! Looking forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great set up. Good food. Perfect if in experienced wait staff...

RH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I really appreciate the healthy choices on the menu, good vegetables, the scallops were prepared really well, good fresh taste and perfect doneness. Also, the dessert choices included lighter desserts, not too sweet but very tasty with fresh fruit. The service was very good and the waitress was pleasant and personable. We will definitely come back again soon.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on August 1, 2019

Hi Richard! Thanks so much for the great review and excellent feedback! We try to provide a little something for everyone on our menu and we're glad you enjoyed your experience! Looking forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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ST
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the ambiance was great. Loved my pineapple mimosa. The corn ribs were fabulous.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on July 24, 2019

Thanks for the excellent review! We're pretty proud of our Corn Ribs- glad you loved them! Hope to see you back in soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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RC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had the polenta with roasted vegetables. The polenta was good but the vegetables were bland and seemed steamed, not roasted.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on July 20, 2019

Hi there! Thanks so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the polenta- so sorry you found the vegetables not to your liking, we do actually saute` them and are in the process of updating our menus to reflect that preparation. We really appreciate the feedback! Hope to see you back in again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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k
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside with our puppy. Food was excellent. Portions were large. Great service.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on July 17, 2019

Hi Karen! So glad to hear you enjoyed our food and service! It was our pleasure taking care of you. We'd love to have you back in again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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D
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Service could have been a little faster.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to review us! We greatly appreciate your feedback. Hope to have you dine with us again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed this new restaurant. First time being there. Attentive wait staff. Interesting and delicious drink and food. The only thing I would rate down on was the seating. The chair was really uncomfortable, and our dining companions had hard wooden benches. Upgrade that and I’d give it 5 stars on everything.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on June 11, 2019

Hi there! We're happy that so many aspects of your experience were so noteworthy! Thanks for the feedback on the chairs- we'll definitely take it into consideration. We really appreciate you coming in and hope you come back to see us very soon! We've even got some comfy pillows we can seat you with, too. :) Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in the party had a different entree and all said theirs was delicious! Quiet and round table seating made it great for conversation!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on June 11, 2019

Hello, Patricia! We're so happy everyone in your group loved their dishes and that you appreciated your seating! We love providing great dining experiences and hope you think of us for another one in the near future. Thanks so much for the great rating! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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LD
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ver cold air conditioning with fairly strong/loud fans overhead. We had an interesting "deep fried" corn appetizer with good entrees. Service was fast and efficient. Large parking lot and good bar.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on June 15, 2019

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your entrees and your service! We're always happy to turn down the fans upon guest request. Hope to have you back to dine with us again very soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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t
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

An asset to the community

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on May 25, 2019

Hi there! Thank you for leaving such a great review! We're so glad that you consider us a community asset and we greatly appreciate your business. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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g
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Some of the items were excellent - the gin cocktail and the tomato soup. The side dish of fingerling potatoes was very good too. But all the little things were off. The waiter handed me the menu upside down. The soup came with no spoon. And the soup arrived at the same time as the rest of the food. I was asked if I wanted a second cocktail only after I said I did not want dessert and was ready for the check. The lighting was not enough to read comfortably nor dim enough to be romantic. There was only one vegetarian entree (and they were out of it) which is why I wound up eating only appetizers and side dishes. One appetizer, which seemed to be felafel-like fried balls of vegetables, was very bland.

k
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food quality was excellent and the decor very eclectic. Outside the campus but also not in downtown Champaign which was nice but still very close and easy to get to for a busy graduation weekend. Thought prices very reasonable. Would go back again.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on May 25, 2019

Hi Karen, Thank you for reviewing us! We're so glad you liked our decor and enjoyed your meal! Come back and see us soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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CB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem in Champaign! Amazing food, amazing service, cool vibe, comfortable atmosphere, everything is superb all tucked into an unassuming storefront. Love this place!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on May 25, 2019

Hello there! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review! We strive for top notch food and service and are so glad they were up to your standards on your visit. We hope to see you in again soon! Thanks, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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KC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had my son’s UIUC graduation at Everyday Kitchen and Bar and it was wonderful! We had a long table by the bar which seemed very private. The Sangria and salmon and appetizers were wonderful and the service was great! Also loved the key lime pie!

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on May 25, 2019

Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We're so glad you had a great experience- it's what we strive for! Congratulations on your son's graduation! We hope to see you back in again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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R
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Corn ribs a new treat for us. Tasty cocktails.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
Responded on May 25, 2019

Hi! Thanks for the great review. We're pretty proud of our Corn Ribs- so glad you loved them! Hope to have you back in to try some of our other yummy appetizers very soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager

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