Restaurants in Bloomington IL

Enjoy A Meal At Bloomington's Hottest Restaurant

Baxter's American Grille is a favorite in Bloomington-Normal, known for our steak, seafood, and fine wine. Our location on Empire St is a great place to grab a meal with friends. Our diverse lunch and dinner menus make our restaurant the best for an enjoyable night on the town, dinner with coworkers, or a nightcap with your significant other.

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Baxters Grille offers food & drinks that will engage your taste buds with every bite. We have everything, from steaks and chicken to salads and seafood. All our food is made from the freshest ingredients and served in culinary delight. Baxter's Grille won recognition as one of the best restaurants in Bloomington IL in 2017. We were selected as part of The Pantagraph's "Reader's Choice" awards for the top restaurants in Bloomington-Normal.

 

 


Outstanding food, and service! My husband and I were engaged here, and they made it really memorable! We've been many times before, and have always had wonderful food as well as service. Look forward to spending many anniversaries with you guys!! Thank you guys again!

- Ashley V.


 

More Than Just a Typical Restaurant in Bloomington, IL

Our staff makes it a point to deliver quality meals and facilitate conversations you'll remember, but we also offer more than just a dine-in experience. As part of our ongoing commitment to offering the best dining experience in town, we proudly offer the following:

At Baxter's we're committed to providing more than just a great meal. We know that when people go out to eat, they're not only looking for great food, but also comfortable seating, a welcoming ambiance, great conversations, and a positive mood. We offer a big city restaurant atmosphere coupled with a cozy and comfortable feel. The lights are dimmed just right — low enough so you can relax, not so low that you can't see your friends. We aim to provide all of that and more, and it shows in our customer reviews.

 

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Did you know we also have a location in Champaign?

 

Bloomington's Top Spot For Fresh Seafood

Steak and seafood are two of our calling cards. We've earned a reputation as one of the top steakhouses in Central Illinois, but we're pretty proud of our carefully prepared seafood. 

Our seafood dishes include the Cedar Plank Salmon with dill Dijon sauce. You can also try our Miso Glazed Salmon with white rice and soy sautéed vegetables. Scallops Three Ways is also a popular dish served with blue cheese and white wine sauté, béarnaise and grilled asparagus. Our Seared Corvina is served over jalapeno-bacon braised black beans and topped with a fresh pineapple and jicama slaw.

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Fine Dining: What To Expect

The atmosphere is one of the biggest differences between a casual dining and fine dining experience. Casual dining usually offers a more relaxed dining atmosphere. Fast food restaurants serve food mainly because people are hungry. Fine dining restaurants require more from its waiters and chefs to make the customer feel the very definition of “fine” dining.

From the lighting configuration and background music to the art on the walls, creating a fine dining experience is all about the details. At Baxter's, we like to think they got those details right. We don't have a specified dress code, but you're more likely to see people wearing business casual attire. 

If you're looking for a place to impress a date or make a strong first impression, our menu is full of fine dining options. We have lunch and dinner menus to suit exactly what you're looking for. The term "fine dining" has largely become synonymous with "expensive dining," and in other cities that might be true. Fine dining in Bloomington simply means that enjoying the best food in a very comfortable setting.

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About This Restaurant in Bloomington IL

About the company: Baxter's Grille is an All-American restaurant offering dishes that are made with local and sustainable farming produce. We believe that creating great food begins with choosing quality ingredients. Our chefs are acclaimed in the culinary industry so that your discriminating tastes can be satisfied.

Contact us today to learn more about this popular restaurant.

Baxter's American Grille

3212 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 662-1114

Baxter's Grille is One of the Top Restaurants in Bloomington IL

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Bloomington

3212 E. Empire St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Located across from
Central Illinois Regional Airport

TEL 309.662.1114
FAX 309.662.1116

HOURS

Mon - Thur 11am-9pm (10:30pm Bar)
Friday 11am-10pm (11pm Bar)
Saturday 3pm-10pm (11pm Bar)
Sunday 3pm-8pm
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Champaign

100 Trade Center Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Corner of Neil and Kirby
Below Wolfram Research

TEL 217.239.9299
FAX 217.239.9298

HOURS

Monday 11am-9pm
Tue - Thur 11am-9pm (10:30pm Bar)
Friday 11am-10pm (11pm Bar)
Saturday 3pm-10pm (11pm Bar)
Sunday 3pm-8pm
Get Directions

Bloomington

3212 E. Empire St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Located across from
Central Illinois Regional Airport

TEL 309.662.1114
FAX 309.662.1116

HOURS

Mon - Thur 11am-9pm (10:30pm Bar)
Friday 11am-10pm (11pm Bar)
Saturday 3pm-10pm (11pm Bar)
Sunday 3pm-8pm
Get Directions

Champaign

100 Trade Center Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Corner of Neil and Kirby
Below Wolfram Research

TEL 217.239.9299
FAX 217.239.9298

HOURS

Monday 11am-9pm
Tue - Thur 11am-9pm (10:30pm Bar)
Friday 11am-10pm (11pm Bar)
Saturday 3pm-10pm (11pm Bar)
Sunday 3pm-8pm
Get Directions