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Jesse's Grille

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201 Broadway, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3200
+1 309-862-9000
Today
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Jared was our server for lunch and he was FANTASTIC! The food was not the greatest that day, but when you have great service like Jared gave us it make the items that lack a little better. I have had been to Jesse's Grille on several occasions and the food it usually great, maybe it was an off day for... More 

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Thank Anne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a server named Jared that helped us this evening. He was one of the best servers I have ever had, and continued to provide amazing costumer service to my friend and I. The next time you eat there, ask for him to serve you and you won't be disappointed! Great guy!

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Thank Andrew G
Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Great place for breakfast near the college, since there aren't any in town. Food was delicious and well worth the wait

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Thank cbatesIllinois
Lyndsey R, Admin Asst at Jesse's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed breakfast at Jesse's Grille and look forward to seeing you again. More 

central Illinois
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We were here with a large group, which is quite typical. At first, the staff put us in the bar with a very noisy group of adults (40s & 50s). We asked to be put on the side with tables & chairs since there were very few people there. This request required servers to talk to at least 3 managers... More 

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Thank GoGoGeekGirl
Jeff P, General Manager at Jesse's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on TA. We look forward to having you back again and perhaps our next seasonal menu will be more adventurous with our new chef. Sincerely, Jeff P General Manager More 

Normal, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Jesse's Grille is a Great place to eat, I Liked the meatloaf, BBQ Chicken, potatoes, and dessert on the buffet. The soup(Tomato Bisque) was good, a bit spicy for me though. Reasonable prices, co-workers got food off menu, large portions! Great service! Great Atmosphere! Highly Recommended!!!

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Thank jeff h
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Full service restaurant in the Marriott lobby. (Very few hotels do this well anymore). Great for a drink and an appetizer or a full lunch/diner menu. Great option, if you don't want to go out on the town.

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Thank Eric L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

I stayed at the local hotel for a recent business trip. The Grille/bar area was very clean and the staff was friendly and the service was quick. Keep it up!

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1 Thank jamton34
Jeff P, General Manager at Jesse's Grille, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on TA - I hope we get to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Jeff P General Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Love the service in the restaurant. Menu is not very extensive but satisfying for the travelers appetite.

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1 Thank 284law
Jeff P, General Manager at Jesse's Grille, responded to this review

Depending on the hotel occupancy sometimes you will find yourself the only one in the dining room. The shrimp po boy is one of my favorites. Our chef came from New Orleans, he brings some great Cajun flair to some of the dishes. Sincerely, Jeff P General Manager More 

Libertyville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

After a day of travelling, we were delighted with our dining experience at Jesse's Grille although I believe we were the only ones eating there - a bit odd. Our waiter was attentive and the shrimp po' boy was delicious. Servings are very ample.

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Thank debra334
Jeff P, General Manager at Jesse's Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We are a bit of a hidden secret. Uptown Normal has many great eateries that pull the guest out of the hotel. You will often find a quite tasty local meal in Jesse's without having to fight the crowds. Sincerely, Jeff P General Manager More 

Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

All in all I like this place and usually find it a refreshing idea when stuck on where to go out for dinner and drinks. Why? Because the atmosphere is very relaxing despite the modern-contemporary-formal décor and approach to service, and the service is friendly and accommodating, and the mainstays of the menu can be quite good. So why the... More 

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Thank Jake F
Jeff P, General Manager at Jesse's Grille, responded to this review

Jake thank you for the candid feedback. Responses like this help us to get better and we will use to help train the team. Our goal is to be much more consistent moving forward. We are in the process of re-designing the lounge concept and we have several new managers in to take the team to being consistently great. Sincerely,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 14:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Broadway, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3200
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-862-9000
Description
Featuring an eclectic selection of casual cuisine and wines from continental U.S./ Affordable pricing and exceptional service

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Dress code: Casual
Phone: 1-309-862-9000

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