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Baxter's American Grill

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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3212 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-5426 (Haeffle Drive)
+1 309-662-1114
16:00 - 20:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

. . for my daughter's Wedding Dinner! Atmosphere was excellent, (we were seated in a quieter part of the restaurant). Service from our waiter was superb, the meal was excellent, (we ordered steaks and chicken) and the food presentation was very appealing. Quality restaurant, prices were fine dining ($$$), but deemed well worth it for our occasion.

Thank alecsgrandma
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drinks and bar service were great! Would come back to sit at the bar for drinks but will pass on ordering any food. 3 entrees 3 fails... Veggie pizza looked delish but flavor was so smokey I took one bite and that's all I could stand. Cheese on steak nachos was not tasty. Steak kabob was tuff and very fatty

Thank kberlyL
Highland, Illinois
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner at Baxter's yesterday afternoon. My husband and I both selected the smothered grilled chicken with mushroom and steak soup. Everything was served promptly. Food was fresh. Staff was kind, Menu changes with seasons.

Thank MMZ55
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Wine is a bit pricy for the qualit of the wine list. Staff was friendly. Went for lunch, dinner and drinks.

Thank Cmflying
Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here numerous time and they never let me down. Everyone here makes you want to comeback. The food is delicious.

Thank Sharon C
Bloomington, Illinois
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7 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The food and service are excellent; first class. It's not overly noisy as some of the other top restaurants in the area.

Thank Carol E
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a nice local, upscale steak house, with enough variety for vegetarians to avoid boredom. Wine list is fairly extensive. Good place to take clients to dinner, or for a nice couples dinner.

Thank doryj45
Peoria, Illinois
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Walked in on Saturday night...4/8... and was told it was a 30-35 minute wait. At about 60 minutes, the manager came up and apologized for the wait for some tables that had been staying longer than expected. We were seated soon after that... and then things were great. Bethany was our server and was top-notch. My wife had the rib-eye... More 

Thank IllinoisMan70
Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Brought out of town family here because they said they wanted a nice meal. The salad options were limited, but when the generous dinner portions arrived at the table, all were impressed.

Thank Rockslopper
1 review
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After work it is a cool place to relax with your delicious food, not too heavy on price, good environment and service.

Thank Kamal K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3212 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704-5426
    (Haeffle Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently located on the Teal "J" line. Cab service is approximately $5 from downtown Bloomington. Arriving guests from the Central Illinois Regional Airport can simply contact the our adjoining hotel (Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites)for a complimentary ride to the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 309-662-1114
Experience the contemporary decor, freshly made entrees from our professional chef and exceptional service. The restaurant offers seating for groups from 1- 80. Our outdoor patio is perfect for the summer evenings and our lounge is an exciting setting to view your favorite sports game with friends. Menu includes: Cedar Plank Salmon, Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Red Snapper, BBQ Ribs, Homemade Soups, Fresh Salads, and many other choices. Come in and experience Baxter's...casual atmosphere, quality food at reasonable prices. Our concept includes a variety of seafood, chops and steaks and is also a family friendly environment.

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