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“Wasn't impressed.”
Review of Medici

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Ranked #2 of 110 Restaurants in Normal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 120 W. North St
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.
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11 reviews
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“Wasn't impressed.”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to Medici to celebrate him getting a job. Everyone I talked to about Medici said it was fantastic. Coming from the Chicago area and used to its food, we were very disappointed. We made a reservation for 8:00, we came in a little early and we were seated right away. The atmosphere was amazing! But the service was lacking. It took 15 minutes for a waiter to get our drink order. We each got a craft beer, which was delicious. I ordered the Salmon Brulee and he ordered the Mahi Mahi tacos. I wouldn't say it was the worst piece of fish I've had, it was pretty mediocre. For the $18 I spent on the fish, I was not impressed. It took us about an hour and a half to complete our meal...most of it was just waiting around. Spent close to $60 after the drinks, food and tip. Probably won't come back for the food, but they do have awesome drinks specials! $5 martinis on Mondays!

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Mulberry tree in center of restaurant”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Came here for lunch and enjoyed the centerpiece which is a petrified Mulberry tree. This place pays attention to trees and wood. Our waiter was very kind, pleasant and helpful. I had the key west chopped salad which was ok, nothing real special. I asked for an Italian dressing instead of the dressing that usually comes with the salad as it seemed really greasy to me. Other dishes that looked good included the tuna sandwich and pork stew. They have upstairs outdoor seating but I did not get to check it out as there was a private party happening on a Saturday afternoon.

Visited April 2014
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Westmont, Illinois
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“WAY too expensive”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My wife and I took out daughter and her husband there for Easter "brunch". Brunch to me means a buffet but no big deal that you could only order off the menu. $60 for 4 people without alcohol is really expensive for basically breakfast. $11 dollars for two eggs, sausage, toast and potatoes is pretty steep. Also it wasn't that busy but the meal took longer to arrive then it should have. The waitress was good. My wife had the eggs benedict and she said it was very good so the quality of the food is fine. Like I said, the prices are high.

  • Visited April 2014
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central Illinois
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“Bar for grown ups”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Although located near a large college campus, Medici has established a civilized bar. Beer menu features real ales, menu changes regularly, wine list is decent. It serves good pub-style, bistro food.

  • Visited April 2014
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Normal, Illinois
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wednesday Warriors!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great food, new beers to try, great service, a little pricey, but an amazing atmosphere and very cool wood furnishings!

  • Visited March 2014
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