Baxters American Grille - Champaign
Great food and nice wine selection. Will be back.
Wonderful food and service. The GM was working with his team and stopped by just introduce himself and make sure everything was great. Will definitely be back soon!
We chose Baxters for its good selection (we are omnivores, pescatarians, and vegetarians), and because they can provide relatively quiet tables or booths where you can hold a conversation. We appreciate the carpeting and use of acoustic tile to improve the ambiance.
My salmon was delicious, moist on a crispy base, and everyone was pleased with their choice. The service was prompt, courteous, and friendly.
Turn the heat on! Freezing Friday night and now I’m sick.
Definitely a good choice for Champaign - good but not great food. nice restaurant
What a Wonderful Dinner from the pre-cocktails thru the dessert. Our server, Billie Jo made this an most wonderful experience. Highly recommend the ribeye and the shrimp/crab farfalle as well as the cheese burger. For dessert....definitely the creme brulee!!! Very relaxing and the ambiance and food were excellent.
Good selection of food, and we all liked what we ordered.
Great! Been there 3 times. Highly recommend for great food and reasonable prices.
Our server, Curtis, was awesome. The food was delicious and the drinks were wonderfully made (extra dry, extra dirty gin martinis). We sat in a booth and felt secluded; we could hear each other easily.
Brittany is an excellent server!!!
Great food, service was excellent! Tables and chairs not quite as nice as the place deserves but I would definitely come back again! My Uber driver told me that everyone loves the steak nachos at Baxters. We did order those and they were good but I particularly liked the tuna tartare appetizer. The sauce on my halibut and asparagus was yummy. Our group tried 3 desserts! I am not a dessert fan but enjoyed some port after dinner. Great place for a special dinner!
Staff very friendly and attentive. Had a special request for one meal, they accommodated and it was great! (Mahi Mahi). Son got steak tacos, didn’t know it would be soo spicy, they re-made without hesitation. Steak was awesome - better then some of the Chicago are steakhouses!
Appetizers drinks and food all amazing!! Service was a bit rushed, but it was Homecoming! Will definitely come w!
Food and service was very good.
Waiter was really lack - luster. First time ever at your place. We will b back as good history overall
Good food, decent value, filling portions. Bread pudding & apple crisp are very good.
Cody, our server, was awesome!
Very good food and service
Slow service. Had to ask for a refill multiple times, never got the bread and butter we asked for twice. Food was just okay, I would say overpriced for the value. Not impressed.
Service was great! Restaurant was clean. Food was delicious. We wish we had room for dessert.
Couldn’t get served at outside bar, even though it was open and there was live music. Sat inside. Server took order right away, but food was very slow. Once we got our food, we were all pleased. I river service is #1 problem.
Never a bad experience!
Food was very good—a “go to” place for my wife. Service was outstanding even though they were crowded. Wine list could be better is my only suggestion.
The location and setting is really nice. The food was good except my green beans. They have a lot of drinks to choose from. Service was very slow but all staff were friendly.
The Hostess was very nice. The service was very slow. The server was distracted with other tables.
We went to this location for our anniversary dinner. It was a total mistake- it felt like our server was rushing us, even though we were there late afternoon/early evening and they were not busy at all. The food was mediocre, at best. We didn’t even get offered any bread! No mention of our anniversary at all by our server (I included this when I reserved on OT, the hostess did congratulate us as she sat us), AND we still had to pay for desert even after we mentioned the occasion. We bought a bottle of wine, which our server barely knew how to operate a corkscrew it seemed, and dripped our wine all over as he poured it. Wont be back to this spot.
Always have a great time here! The servers are outstanding and I love seeing managers who interact with customers and work just as hard as their staff. Amazing food for a great price!
I've been visiting Champaign for the last 6 years but hadn't tried Baxter's until this weekend, and now regret the oversight. Food was excellent, my picky-eater son pronounced the smothered grilled chicken as one of his favorite meals in recent memory (my wife agreed it was very good). I love most regional styles of BBQ - the rib sauce here is tomato-based and on the sweet side with just a little bite. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Overall, we were very pleased and will likely visit again.
Food was very good, per usual, waitstaff was very attentive.
Will return again soon!
Definitely disappointed that I picked this place for our anniversary. Staff never mentioned that it was our anniversary— even though I noted that in the reservation. The food was okay. A little too salty for my liking, but fine. We sat in the bar area and there were flies unfortunately. Server seemed too busy for us. We ended up going somewhere else for dessert.
Food was great and service was very good. Will come again
It was a wonderful evening. Great food and service.
We wanted to try something new and I am so glad we did! We took our 5 year old with us. Their kids meal was generous portion with gorgeous fruit cup for only $6!! My husband and I ordered the drunken mushrooms for an app... oh man they are delicious!! The spinach salad... holy moly it was SO GOOD! Our meals were just as tasty. Our service was probably the best I've ever had. Attentive without being annoying. Totally going back again for a date night to try with drinks and desserts.
Always a pleasure to dine at Baxter's. Our server, Billie Jo, was outstanding! This is the second time she has waited on us.
Curtis was our server, a busy man in a warm room on a hot/humid day. He easily accommodated our special requests. Billie Joe, the host, was very kind.
A hidden gem for sure! Can’t wait to go back!! The drinks are awesome!
Wonderful food and nice music to celebrate our anniversary!
Always a great meal and good service!
The steak was tough, never got my sautéed mushroom I ordered. The chef salad was a joke. The rolls are still as bad as the first time we went there. Texas roadhouse has them beat on quality and quantity of food.
This has been our favorite restaurant in Champaign, IL for some time! In March, we had large family gathering for dinner at Baxters. Everyone raved about the food, service, and ambiance. This past Saturday, there were four of us for dinner. Again, our total experience was outstanding!
I always have a great exp at Baxter’s. However, I was very disappointed that I had to make our server return to the bathroom to wash her hands. She came directly out of the stall from using and went right out the door. She claimed there was no soap and I told her that was not true I had just used the dispenser. So disgusting.