Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar – Champaign
There were 3 of us and we all had different dishes. None of us finished it. They did not have much flavor and did not hit our tastes.
This is an attractive, comfortable restaurant. The service was very good. We find the menu a little lacking.
Hi Terry! Thanks for taking the time to post a review! We're so pleased you had great service with us. As for the menu, we're actually right in the middle of making some major changes! Our new Fall/Winter menu rolls out this coming Monday, 10/21. Would love to see you in to give it a try- hope you'll join us! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Cool place. We had a great server who was well acquainted with the menu and the unique space. This is a restaurant/cafe/workspace/childcare center. They have it all!! Good menu selection and wine/beer/cocktail list. Outside seating/bar/dining area all decorated by local artists and designers. Very unique!
Wow, that's a lot of wonderful things to say! Thanks so much for the praise, we're so glad you enjoyed your experience! Looking forward to serving you again in the near future! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
The food was out of this world! Love the ambiance too. We immediately booked a table for Dad’s weekend. Highly recommend.
Thank you so much for the awesome review! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you on Dad's weekend! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Food was great. Server was attentive. I would recommend.
Thanks for the high marks and kind words! We look forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Love this restaurant!
Thanks Deborah! We're thrilled to hear it! See you next time! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Our servers Chance and Sunny were excellent - attentive without being intrusive. We had a very tender thick pork chop and pulled pork and fingerling potatoes. All well prepared and large portions. Ended with delicious bread pudding. The long sliced roasted carrots probably should be par boiled before roasting. We did not complain we simply took them home, and the next day wrapped them in foil, roasted them at 280 for a couple hours and they were delicious also . Will definitely go back.
Chance and Sunny are two of our finest! We're happy you loved the food- our Spitfire grill produces some very tasty pulled pork! Glad you were able to reheat the carrots to your liking as well. Thanks for coming in, and for posting this awesome review! We'll save a seat for you for your next visit! :) Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
We were there for a home football game and my sons 21st bday. A definite hidden gem. Food was great, somewhat healthy, service was wonderful. Would definitely go again.
Thanks so much for the great rating! We hope to get to serve you again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
On the road across the country, this was close to our hotel. I wish this restaurant was next to my house instead of being 2000 miles away. Clean dining, something we needed after days of fast food, and presented beautifully.
Thanks so much for the awesome review!! We're so glad you enjoyed everything- hope you stop back in to see us the next time you're in town! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
I dine at Everyday Kitchen every chance I get! I’ve been for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food and service are excellent every single time!
Hi Tina! We're so happy we've become a regular spot for you! Thank you for your continued patronage and for the awesome review- can't wait to have you in again! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
First time here. Will come back. Cool atmosphere, food was great!
Thanks so much for the awesome review! We're so happy to hear you plan on returning and we look forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
I loved the ambiance of this restaurant. We were quite pleased with the decor. There was enough food options for all and price wise it seemed reasonable. My only complaint was that our food didn’t come out at the same time. 3 of the meals were almost finished before the other 2 meals were even delivered making our party feel rushed. Otherwise will definitely recommend!
Hi McKenzie! Thanks so much for the great review! We apologize that your food came out at different times- that certainly isn't our standard. We're glad you enjoyed everything otherwise and look forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
First time eating here. Polenta with roasted vegetables needed something, more seasoning, as it was fairly bland. Chicken was very good. Bread pudding was outstanding.
Hi Bob! Thank you so much for checking us out and for taking the time to post a review! We're glad you loved the chicken and bread pudding, and will definitely look into the seasoning for the polenta and roasted vegetables. We really appreciate your feedback! Hope to have you back in soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
We were celebrating a 21st birthday! We had a great time with Ande the bartender and server! He was great and the food and drinks were delicious!
Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Ande is one of our finest, and we're happy you had such a wonderful experience celebrating with us! We hope to see you again very soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
They were out of one of the main dishes that two in our party ordered. Disappointing, but the menu offerings we settled on were delicious!
Hello there! Thanks so much for rating us 5 stars! We apologize that we ran out of one of the dishes two in your group initially wanted- it's quite rare that we run out of things, and we're so happy to hear that their second-choice dishes were so well enjoyed! Looking forward to serving you again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
This place is one of the newer treasures in Champaign. This was our second time and we introduced it to 3 friends who were also impressed. From the seating to the finish, all the staff is committed to hospitality. The Sunday brunch menu offered plenty of good choices and we were all pleased with our orders.
Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for giving us such a great score! We're glad you loved your service and your food- that's what we aim for! Looking forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Great set up. Good food. Perfect if in experienced wait staff...
I really appreciate the healthy choices on the menu, good vegetables, the scallops were prepared really well, good fresh taste and perfect doneness. Also, the dessert choices included lighter desserts, not too sweet but very tasty with fresh fruit. The service was very good and the waitress was pleasant and personable. We will definitely come back again soon.
Hi Richard! Thanks so much for the great review and excellent feedback! We try to provide a little something for everyone on our menu and we're glad you enjoyed your experience! Looking forward to your next visit! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Food was excellent and the ambiance was great. Loved my pineapple mimosa. The corn ribs were fabulous.
Thanks for the excellent review! We're pretty proud of our Corn Ribs- glad you loved them! Hope to see you back in soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
I had the polenta with roasted vegetables. The polenta was good but the vegetables were bland and seemed steamed, not roasted.
Hi there! Thanks so much for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the polenta- so sorry you found the vegetables not to your liking, we do actually saute` them and are in the process of updating our menus to reflect that preparation. We really appreciate the feedback! Hope to see you back in again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
We ate outside with our puppy. Food was excellent. Portions were large. Great service.
Hi Karen! So glad to hear you enjoyed our food and service! It was our pleasure taking care of you. We'd love to have you back in again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Great food and ambiance. Service could have been a little faster.
Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to review us! We greatly appreciate your feedback. Hope to have you dine with us again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Really enjoyed this new restaurant. First time being there. Attentive wait staff. Interesting and delicious drink and food. The only thing I would rate down on was the seating. The chair was really uncomfortable, and our dining companions had hard wooden benches. Upgrade that and I’d give it 5 stars on everything.
Hi there! We're happy that so many aspects of your experience were so noteworthy! Thanks for the feedback on the chairs- we'll definitely take it into consideration. We really appreciate you coming in and hope you come back to see us very soon! We've even got some comfy pillows we can seat you with, too. :) Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Everyone in the party had a different entree and all said theirs was delicious! Quiet and round table seating made it great for conversation!
Hello, Patricia! We're so happy everyone in your group loved their dishes and that you appreciated your seating! We love providing great dining experiences and hope you think of us for another one in the near future. Thanks so much for the great rating! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Ver cold air conditioning with fairly strong/loud fans overhead. We had an interesting "deep fried" corn appetizer with good entrees. Service was fast and efficient. Large parking lot and good bar.
Hi! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your entrees and your service! We're always happy to turn down the fans upon guest request. Hope to have you back to dine with us again very soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
An asset to the community
Hi there! Thank you for leaving such a great review! We're so glad that you consider us a community asset and we greatly appreciate your business. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Some of the items were excellent - the gin cocktail and the tomato soup. The side dish of fingerling potatoes was very good too. But all the little things were off. The waiter handed me the menu upside down. The soup came with no spoon. And the soup arrived at the same time as the rest of the food. I was asked if I wanted a second cocktail only after I said I did not want dessert and was ready for the check. The lighting was not enough to read comfortably nor dim enough to be romantic. There was only one vegetarian entree (and they were out of it) which is why I wound up eating only appetizers and side dishes. One appetizer, which seemed to be felafel-like fried balls of vegetables, was very bland.
The food quality was excellent and the decor very eclectic. Outside the campus but also not in downtown Champaign which was nice but still very close and easy to get to for a busy graduation weekend. Thought prices very reasonable. Would go back again.
Hi Karen, Thank you for reviewing us! We're so glad you liked our decor and enjoyed your meal! Come back and see us soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
This is a hidden gem in Champaign! Amazing food, amazing service, cool vibe, comfortable atmosphere, everything is superb all tucked into an unassuming storefront. Love this place!
Hello there! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review! We strive for top notch food and service and are so glad they were up to your standards on your visit. We hope to see you in again soon! Thanks, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
We had my son’s UIUC graduation at Everyday Kitchen and Bar and it was wonderful! We had a long table by the bar which seemed very private. The Sangria and salmon and appetizers were wonderful and the service was great! Also loved the key lime pie!
Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We're so glad you had a great experience- it's what we strive for! Congratulations on your son's graduation! We hope to see you back in again soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Corn ribs a new treat for us. Tasty cocktails.
Hi! Thanks for the great review. We're pretty proud of our Corn Ribs- so glad you loved them! Hope to have you back in to try some of our other yummy appetizers very soon! Best, Jillian Bauer Food & Beverage Manager
Really enjoy Everyday Kitchen. Excellent food through and through. Somehow still feels like a hidden gem. Grateful to have it in town
We have been to Everyday Kitchen and Bar twice for Sunday brunch, and we are really impressed with the menu selections, the quality, and the price. Each time we go back, we find new things we would like to order, but we can only eat so much during one meal. If you haven't been for brunch yet, give it a shot. Can't speak to their other menus, as I haven't been yet, but I would like to give them a shot.
Food was fantastic and portions generous. Great cocktails!
While the food was good, the service was terrible. We went for brunch on a Sunday. After being seated, we were ignored for 15 minutes when I asked someone if I could see our waitress. A few minutes later,a bus boy brought us water and said she would be right over. She apologized saying she didn’t know we were there. We ordered immediately and it took almost 35 minutes to get our eggs and a flat bread. And no update was proved. We were only a table of 2, not a big party. Like I said, the food was good but I like more attention from a wait staff.
Interesting dishes prepared nicely. Great salads.
We had an awesome time! Out server Eric was wonderful and the food was outstanding. I will definitely be returning in the future! I got the half chicken with fries and Mac and cheese. My mom got the scallops with the broccoli slaw. We also both got the chocolate mousse. It was all great.
All aspects of the dining experience were exceptional. My entree was missing an ingredient; the chef happily made me a fresh and complete entree. Most of all we're impressed that this restaurant returns 100% of its profit to a charity that helps children.
We arrived at 7pm to a FULL dining room, which warmed my heart!! I was so happy to see this place so busy on a Saturday night!!
Although it had snowed earlier today - yes, it was the last weekend in March - the seasonal drink menu had already changed so my husband could not get a hot buttered rum. Despite that minor disappointment, the service was attentive (Thank you, Sunny!), the food was well-seasoned, plentiful and delicious - for both the steak and the salmon. Our starters, the beet salad and tots, were good, too! My only complaint was that the beet salad was a little "over-dressed" for my liking. Next time I'll get the dressing on the side.
If you haven't been to EDK before and the prices seems a bit high for a "neighborhood joint", rest assured, the portions are large and it is EASY to get two meals out of one! Bon appetit!
Very good food and great service! A great addition to the Champaign/Urbana food scene.