About Medici in Normal

120 W North St
Normal, IL 61761
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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

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
120 W. North St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(309) 452-6334

Website:
http://www.medicinormal.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Steven Singer

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.

Private Party Contact:
Kari Knowlton: 3094526334x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Medici in Normal Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.1

service

4.3

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4.2

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
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service4
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Great for date night

Dined 4 days ago

Husband and I wanted to try a new place for date night. I had the teriyaki turkey burger and he had the grilled chicken burger. Both were fantastic! We look forward to coming back again in the summer where we can sit outside on the upper deck!! I highly recommend !

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience5
service4
value3

Overpriced with mediocre food quality

Dined 5 days ago

Overpriced with mediocre food quality, the service was good, and fast. I wouldn't go there unless I have to, because it's convenient. The quality of food is average.

food3
ambience5
service4

The Bloody Mary bar was what brought me ...

Dined on April 24, 2016

The Bloody Mary bar was what brought me in. Other than a few things running out before I got up there, it was pretty good. The spicy mix was great. I do wish the waiter would have told me I could have gotten shrimp with it. He never mentioned it so I was a little bummed when I saw other tables with it. We sat upstairs outside and it was such a cute area! Loved the ambience. The food was decent but I my tastebuds weren't WOWed

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Rooftop dining is where it's at

Dined on April 24, 2016

We had a birthday dinner on the rooftop. The atmosphere was so energetic because Mike and Joe were playing on the street below. Our waitress was very efficient and friendly. She also made a great beer recommendation. Our orders consisted of the Smoked BBQ Brisket, Island Snapper, Chicken Quesadillas, and the Korean Lettuce Wraps. Everything was delicious.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Wonderful pizza and entrees! I eat here ...

vip
Dined on April 12, 2016

Wonderful pizza and entrees! I eat here often with my daughter who goes to ISU and the food and service are alway excellent! Too me it's the best choice in town!

food5
ambience4
service4

Grilled tuna sandwich was amazing.

Dined on April 9, 2016

Grilled tuna sandwich was amazing.

food2
ambience4
service4
value3

Nice atmosphere, good service but food wasn't good

Dined on April 5, 2016

The restaurant has a very neat atomosphere and the service was great. However, the chicken sandwich I had was super dry.

Tags: fit for foodies
food1
ambience4
service4
value2

Food

Dined on April 2, 2016

The queso was really good for an appetizer but I ordered beef stroganoff for the entree and it had no taste and the meat was very dry. Maybe if I ordered something else it would of been a different experience but it was not worth the $70 I spent to go there.

food4
ambience3
service3
value2

Medici usually very good - brunch just OK.

Dined on March 27, 2016

We went there for Easter Sunday brunch. They had a fairly decent selection, although most of the hot items on the buffet were barely warm or cold. In addition it was very expensive for what was offered. We've been there on other occasions just for dinner, and usually had good experiences.

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Excellent!

Dined on March 26, 2016

Medici in uptown normal is a must go! From the tree in the middle of the restaurant to the wooden tables, chairs, and bar the place has a modern and clean style. The food is great, if a little pricey, but I would have no reservations about spending it again. The service was top notch. Great great place!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Only downside is the soda!

Dined on March 24, 2016

Wish you had normal soda (ie, not RC/diet rite products), but aside from that, I love this place. Often I am disappointed with the service, but this night our waitress was great! The food and alcohol-beverages are always top notch!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience3
service5

Pizzas are always great. Not usually on ...

Dined on March 22, 2016

Pizzas are always great. Not usually one of the things this place is known for but really good. Kids menu options are great, mine always have fun here. Great list of drinks and craft brews.

food2
ambience3
service3
value2

nothing special. doesn't set itself apart

Dined on March 19, 2016

Doesn't set itself apart from other placing in the area. They could take advantage of becoming more interesting as a dining location and experience. the tree in the middle of the place is cool for about 15 seconds then its just blah. doesn't live up to the impression you get from looking in from outside

Tags: late-night find
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Amazing <3

Dined on February 14, 2016

I went here for Valentine's Day, I didn't know anything about the place, but when we walked in our first reaction was that it was a very nice place. Prices were not too high and there was an array of items, their wine list was almost as long as the entree list. Definatly would go back for a nice date.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Perfect Date

Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was great, service was wonderful, and the overall atmosphere was formal and appealing. I loved the option to make a reservation via OpenTable, rather than make a phone call to multiple restaurants. It was an amazing Valentine's Date and I would recommend anyone that wants a change from Olive Garden and the typical sit-down restaurants.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

As always an exceptional dining experience

Dined on February 13, 2016

We were seated as soon as we arrived which was a bit before the scheduled time. Food was outstanding. Service was excellent. Always look forward to eating there. While it was very noisy it did not interfere with our conversation.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Surprisingly great time!

Dined on February 12, 2016

We were visiting our daughter at ISU, staying at the Marriott across the street, and thought this would be close to everything. We were more than pleasantly surprised by the menu, the cocktails and the food. The tree in the middle of the restaurant was definitely a topic of conversation as well as a piece of art.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Nice Date Night!

Dined on January 31, 2016

This was my second time there. Good place for a nice date. The drink menu offers some interesting cocktails, and I've enjoyed choosing something delicious from it. I've ordered the same entree both times; The meat was fantastic (the barbecue brisket--I'm a Kansas City native, so a bit of a barbecue snob but it passed my test); this time the potatoes that came with them were a little ho-hum, otherwise everything was delicious. My date ordered the talipia and was wishing they had gotten what I did! It was good but mine was better. Great service, nice place for a romantic evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent menu - very happy with our foo ...

Dined on January 28, 2016

Excellent menu - very happy with our food and drinks.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Perfect as always (almost)

Dined on January 27, 2016

Went there to celebrate a birthday. We made a reservation (highly recommend if going in the evening) so there wasn't any wait to be seated. Our server (Spencer) took good care of us. He kept our alcoholic beverages coming but didn't offer a refill for the person drinking soda. The food was excellent.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

So so

Dined on January 24, 2016

We had an inexperienced waiter who kept forgetting things at our table. There were long gaps when we waited his return, only to find he forgot something else. Food was ok, but nothing special. Honestly, other than the interesting environment I'm not sure I'd recommend it to someone.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Can't go wrong.

Dined on January 24, 2016

Made reservations for a Saturday night at prime time. Ended up that our prior activity finished up early so we showed up around 5:00 pm and got in right away. They were happy to cancel our earlier reservation. The restaurant started out empty but by the time we left (which was around our cancelled reservation time), the place was packed. Food was great....yum, macaroni and cheese....cocktails were great (martini) and beer list great. Service was outstanding. We have been to this restaurant now 3 times and have had a great experience every time. Can't go wrong!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place good food

Dined on January 23, 2016

Very friendly right off the bat , reservation was spot on . Was first time there will go back. Big drink selection , food selection different than most places in Blm-Normal but found a great steak and sides ! 5star all the way thanks for making our night a hit.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

We'll be back

Dined on January 20, 2016

Our family outing on a Wednesday night for a birthday dinner was a hit! The atmosphere of this place is like no other. Immediately, you notice the spectacular decor, the architectural choices that all lend to an overall pleasing effect. The four of us each ate from a different section of the menu: personal pizza (fine), tuna burger (delicious), pasta (smoked Gouda mac & cheese--divine!), and the coconut prawn special (an enviable choice). Waitstaff was helpful and timely. We love how this place has helped this neighborhood re-invent itself.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Table location

Dined on January 16, 2016

Great food and drinks! Only recommendation I have is that for reservations for two not be seated right by the hostess table when there is obviously plenty of other tables available. Requested another table away from the crowd and cold front door.

Tags: hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

I love, love, and LOVE this place! Highl ...

Dined on January 16, 2016

I love, love, and LOVE this place! Highly recommended!

food4
ambience4
service5

Loved the apple and brie flat bread. My ...

Dined on January 2, 2016

Loved the apple and brie flat bread. My friend especially liked split pea soup and lemon drop creme brulee.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Kid Friendly

vip
Dined on December 31, 2015

A group of 13 ate here for New Years lunch and 7 were kids Kid meals great call and very good Waiter was so good with kids Has great craft draft beer selection Food is great

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

I live in the area. Always a good exper ...

Dined on December 17, 2015

I live in the area. Always a good experience. I don't go here for lunch very often. Was very please with the prices for lunch.

food5
ambience4
service5

Great times! Great food!

Dined on December 13, 2015

Had the salmon and several beverages- all were amazing!

Tags: fit for foodies, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service5

This has always been one of our favorite ...

Dined on December 12, 2015

This has always been one of our favorite places but this time was rather disappointing. It was a graduation celebration dinner for my daughter and three of the 5 people in our party ordered pizzas for dinner that were seriously the size of a kids microwave pizza. When we expressed our surprise to our waiter, he simply said, yeah, that's their size. For three grown men, hardly a dinner portion. It was noisy and very busy as well.

food4
ambience5
service5

Yummy

Dined on December 11, 2015

I loved everything except for the chicken & sausage dip on the appetizers list - just didn't seem to really go together. Their menu is extremely diverse and although there aren't a ton of choices, there is a little bit of everything to choose from. We really loved the lettuce wraps and the chicken bacon ranch pizza is always a solid choice!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience3
service5

Great Service, Great Food, Impossible Conversation

Dined on November 26, 2015

Food was great. The Ragout is a MUST. The wine was perfect ( a little pricey for what it was), and the new menu items were a hit with my guests. I stick with the Beef Stroganoff, because it is the BEST. But I made my reservations later on a Wednesday night, hoping the crowd would not be so loud. But it WAS. Great food, great wait staff. But you have to be ready to almost shout during your meal to be heard across a small table. This is often a problem at this restaurant, but I don't know if there are any ways to fix it without ruining the beauty of the space.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

My experience

Dined on November 8, 2015

Overall it was a great restaurant with excellent food. The service was unbeatable and the whole experience was perfect. Great for a night out with a friend, for a date, or a family dinner.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service2

Made reservations for 30 minutes from ar ...

Dined on November 7, 2015

Made reservations for 30 minutes from arrival time after we were quotes 1.5 hr on a Friday night at 7pm. Special (scallops) was pretty good. Server seemed new/inexperienced, but did not deter from having a nice night on the town. Charming place.

food5
ambience5
service5

Our favorite

Dined on November 1, 2015

This is my boyfriend and I'still favorite resturant in Normal. Always the best service and the greatest food and drink options. Never a bad experience. Can't wait for our next visit!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service4

Much Better Service

Dined on October 16, 2015

I have reviewed this restaurant before for having lower than average service. This was a much better experience. Please keep up a focus on customer service. It was much improved from any other experience we have had.

food2
ambience4
service4

food

Dined on October 16, 2015

We have always had good meals here but the other night, my wife's pork dish was cold.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Awesome experience every time I come to ...

vip
Dined on October 10, 2015

Awesome experience every time I come to Medici. Wide variety of foods and alcohol with great ambiance!

food3
ambience5
service5

Hummus

Dined on October 9, 2015

We loved our visit; however, we both felt the hummus was a disappointment.

Tags: romantic

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