Big Grove Tavern
Food is always delicious! Although they were unexpectedly short staffed today our waiter was fantastic. He really hustled and gave us wonderful service, even though he was running like crazy!
We had a wonderful experience at Big Grove Tavern. The menu contains so many different options. We had great service from Sarah. All of our meals were delicious. We had prime rib and the shrimp and scallops pasta so it was a varied selection! It was a nice surprise that glasses of wine were half off on Sunday nights. The popcorn starter was yummy and a nice surprise to start the meal.
Service was excellent. Wait staff was very helpful in selections. Food had a good presentation. Food was good but not wowed by it. Very basic menu.
We enjoyed our meal at BGT. We were seated promptly at out reservation time and our server was outstanding. The menu is a little eclectic, but we all a found something we liked and the food was good.
Out of the good wings ordered 2 of the specials they weren’t very good.
The service was very good. They had a very limited menu for dads weekend and one of the items was not cooked right and sent back. The waiter was great and brought something else right away.
We come here a lot when visiting our sons at Illinois. It's one of our favorites. Great for brunch, lunch or dinner. In the warmer months, the outdoor patio is wonderful. Our server on this past visit was one of the best ever. Very attentive and friendly, and he made great recommendations. The chicken tacos are always a favorite, but they do have a kick. The shrimp and grits is one of my go-to's. They have a nice wine selection, and the ambiance is comfortable and inviting.
VERY slow service. The greeting took several minutes, and then pacing was normal. However, once food case our server all but disappeared. She forgot a guest’s mimosa refill and had to ask several times what type of mimosa she ordered. She was nice enough but VERY aloof and inattentive.
Too bad they stuck us in a back room. There was room up front, and I made the reservation a couple of weeks in advance.
Good option in Champaign for good food at reasonable prices. Our server was a bit sub-par, but she may have been distracted with other customers/issues. Not sure. Would definitely try it again.
The traditional breakfast dishes were okay. Rather bland. The other dishes were excellent. A lot of flavor. There were eight of us seated behind the bar. We were splashed a little with champagne but no big deal. Our waitress was excellent. Overall it was a very good experience. Will definitely go back.
The Bone in Ribeye was fantastic and the price was on point with the quality!
Had every dessert on the menu, except Key Lime dessert only because they were out, sorbet was not my favorite all the rest were very good. The winner was the pecan pie desert... Wow!
Solid "farm to table" pub. Atmosphere is great, staff is always on point and food is excellent.
The food came out cold and wasn’t what the menu advertised as the meal
Best burger ever!! Maple bacon doughnut was amazing! Service was ok, never give me my check in the middle of eating my meal.
So delicious! Great service. Definitely go there again.
My wife and I were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and wanted to try a new place, we didnt want too fancy but didnt want the normal big chain "nice" restaurant. Big Grove seemed like the place, and at first it didnt dissapoint. The popcorn they give you while you wait was delicious (I could have taken a whole tub of it!), the drink specials did not dissapoint, and the appetizer we ordered was great. However, during that time we were constantly looking for our waitress to bring out the said items. We ordered both our meat entrees medium, ended up getting them well done at best, the food was possibly sitting under a heat lamp for some unknown reason. My wife ordered a soup with her entree and finally managed to track someone down to give her a spoon to eat that with after about 5 minutes. Mind you our waitress was nowhere to be seen yet still, other people had served our food items. At this point we ate the dissapointing food because we were both so hungry from the wait times. When we were ready to go, we of course had to wait approx 30 minutes just to get our check. As we were waiting we noticed more and more people were having there cards declined. This was because the system was down, we did not have any communication of this. This was of course out of their control, but the way they handled it was poor. After waiting about 10 minutes for our waitress to collect our handwritten card number on a reciept, we grew tired and just wanted out of that place. So we went to the hostess stand and asked they give the reciept to the manager. Im not one for complaining, but disorganization and mediocre customer service are incredibly embarrassing when an establishment charges around 15 dollars for a dry cheeseburger. Extremely dissapointed and needless to say my wife and I both wont be reccomending Big Grove to any of our friends or business associates.
Lovely evening until the restaurant got full, then the noise was overwhelming!
I love to go here for breakfast and lunch, for which I have had great experiences. However, the dinner service is consistently bad. This last time was extremely slow. We had to flag a host to get our servers attention. One of our drinks were incorrect, one did not receive an appetizer until the entree had arrived. Unfortunately this seems to be average as our last experience was similar.
We are not familiar with Champaign so we made this reservation on the internet. The place would be fine for a drink, but food service was very slow and the noise level was very high. Not a place for pleasant dining.
Birthday dinner with friends. Outside dining was nice. Risotto was delicious.
Loved it! Went for brunch with my best friends. Loved the bottomless mimosas :)
The only issue I had was with our table location as we were seated at the area closest to the city street which lead to a delay in our order being taken but once they remembered that we were there it went smoothly.
Service was terrible they took forever to get a waitress for me. Waiter also informed me that he decided to give me service because no other waiter did
Great place for brunch! We sat outside on the patio and the weather was perfect! The bottomless mimosas were wonderful, as was the service!
Great variety of food in an ideal setting. We sat outdoors in the early evening and listened to a band while eating in downtown Champaign. Champaign has become a destination every weekend during the summer and Big Grove Tavern leads the pack!
The reservation was easy to make. It was a great experience. The staff was great and the food was very good. Loved the glass surrounding.
We had the best time - the server we had was called Trish - she was amazing and could not do enough for us - the food was fantastic, and the booth was super comfortable - we never felt rushed, and would go back in a heartbeat
A gorgeous evening so we sat outside to enjoy our dinner. Waitress was great and so was the food. My only complaint were smokers outside of the eating area that we could still smell.
waitress was okay basically but salmon had to be sent back THREE TIMES to be cooked more well-done as i had requested! quinoa kale salad was super dry and kale was old and limp. vegetables with salmon were overcooked and tasted like they were around for days. pecan pie dessert was served with melted ice cream and had close to no pecans. brûlée was soft and without taste. sorry but it was a very disappointing evening and two of us had birthdays and were looking forward to a nice evening! very unfortunate! we won't be back.
Overall, we had a good experience. We had a reservation, and were seated right away; however, were asked to move to a different table. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, but my handicapped father had just gotten seated. To have to move him was ridiculous. We don't even know why we had to move. My only other complaint is that it was not explained to us that there were other options for younger kids. We spent money on a meal that my 5 year old nephew ended up not liking. As we were leaving, we noticed a number of kids with typical children's food (i.e. chicken fingers and fries). It would have been nice to know that was an option so we didn't waste money and food. I don't know that all the food is worth the price, but it's a decent restaurant.
We visited Big Grove Tavern on a warm August night and enjoyed sitting outside. The service, drinks and food was very good. We will visit there again!
If you are looking for an awesome brunch, this place has everything you need. Bottomless mimosas that you don't get shorted on, a really diverse and extensive menu, and awesome staff. I was also a big fan of the music they played, the whole time, and we were there for several hours. Two thumbs way up.
Rib eyes pea Ian was great. My husband and I shared it. However, when I asked about rolls or bread, I was shown a small cup of popcorn. A generational thing? I don’t like popcorn with dinner....
The chocolate cake with mint ice cream is our favorite
Food was great and service was good. It was really busy so we had to wait a while to get drinks refilled but it didn’t bother me personally, because it was so busy.
Service was a little slow. Noise level was ridiculous, you could barely hear the server describe the specials. The music absolutely does not need to be that loud. You couldn't even have a conversation with the people at your table. The food was very fresh and flavorful. Enjoyed the meal, but will think twice about returning due to the noise level and the slow service.
The food is always great! Initially our service was poor, it it ended up being fine.
The first thing we noticed was there was barely anyone there yet we waited forever to even see a waitress. They were then out of a few items, their slushie machine was broken, and the waitress couldn't answer basic questions. The prices are high for subpar service. Dont serve oysters if you dont have things like oyster forks or horseradish. Dont seve $19 chicken and dunking a d then have a waitress with a midriff showing.