About Medici in Normal
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.
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
120 W. North St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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
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
Medici in Normal Ratings and Reviews
Great for date night
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 !
Overpriced with mediocre food quality
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.
The Bloody Mary bar was what brought me ...
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
Rooftop dining is where it's at
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.
Wonderful pizza and entrees! I eat here ...
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!
Grilled tuna sandwich was amazing.
Grilled tuna sandwich was amazing.
Nice atmosphere, good service but food wasn't good
The restaurant has a very neat atomosphere and the service was great. However, the chicken sandwich I had was super dry.
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.
Medici usually very good - brunch just OK.
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.
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!
Only downside is the soda!
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!
Pizzas are always great. Not usually on ...
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.
nothing special. doesn't set itself apart
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
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.
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.
As always an exceptional dining experience
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.
Surprisingly great time!
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.
Nice Date Night!
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.
Excellent menu - very happy with our foo ...
Excellent menu - very happy with our food and drinks.
Perfect as always (almost)
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.
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.
Can't go wrong.
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!!
Great place good food
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.
We'll be back
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.
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.
I love, love, and LOVE this place! Highl ...
I love, love, and LOVE this place! Highly recommended!
Loved the apple and brie flat bread. My ...
Loved the apple and brie flat bread. My friend especially liked split pea soup and lemon drop creme brulee.
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
I live in the area. Always a good exper ...
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.
Great times! Great food!
Had the salmon and several beverages- all were amazing!
This has always been one of our favorite ...
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.
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!
Great Service, Great Food, Impossible Conversation
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.
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.
Made reservations for 30 minutes from ar ...
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.
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!
Much Better Service
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.
We have always had good meals here but the other night, my wife's pork dish was cold.
Awesome experience every time I come to ...
Awesome experience every time I come to Medici. Wide variety of foods and alcohol with great ambiance!
We loved our visit; however, we both felt the hummus was a disappointment.
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