Big Grove Tavern
with wet-aged, grilled hangar steak
balsamic glazed crimini mushrooms, grilled green onions, thyme risotto, pumpkin seed puree, crispy kale, truffle oil, poached egg
Grilled Shrimp & Grits
chorizo, bacon, mixed peppers, white cheddar grits
Great meal and great service
Service was outstanding! Food was good. Lotsbof options. Wine was overpriced for very small amount served in glass. When you are paying 16 a glass, you expect more than 1/2 a small glass.
Beautiful restaurant, nice bar! Was not impressed with food.
We always enjoy Big Grove. The food, the ambiance are always excellent.
I had just a few minor issues that clouded the enjoyment of our wedding anniversary dinner. First was that the online menu listed items that were no longer available in the restaurant. I had decided beforehand that we'd order a bottle of Prosecco to go with our meal, but when we got there, we found out they no longer carried Prosecco and the available choices were either a very sweet Moscato or a Brut Champagne, neither of which were really suitable for our chosen seafood entrees.
Second issue was the the kitchen person who brought out our food placed the dishes on the table and said "here you go, ladies", which was inappropriate since I do not identify as female (I was wearing a "they/them" pronoun pin in an obvious place). I am increasingly annoyed by the service industry insisting on gendering customers, especially in a progressive city like Champaign.
Final issue was that there were no parking vouchers available when we requested one on our way out, and we would have had to wait at the door for new ones to be printed. We declined the wait so that we could continue our evening, as our time is worth more than the $1 it would have saved us at the garage...
Yes, we still like what Big Grove provides. But last evening could have been far better.
I went to Big Grove Tavern for dinner with my brother. We were seated outside at a small table next to the windows, but asked to be moved because the speaker directly overhead was quite loud, and there were a lot of small flies trying to get in my wine. The second table near the sidewalk was much better. I ordered the steak frites and my brother had a burger and fries. He said his burger was good and it was cooked the way he asked. I ordered my steak medium rare, which it was not. It was definitely medium, and some of the medallions were tending toward medium well. Both steak and fries were too salty, but the fries were crispy and otherwise good. Small wine list but there were some good choices.
It was my birthday. The weather outside was great, nice warm breeze. The waitperson was so cute and friendly. Our outdoor table…perfect. The food, amazing. I can’t wait to go back!
they don’t have bottomless mimosas, despite the opentable menu saying they do. that was our reason for visiting so that was disappointing.
Great experience; fine food, atmosphere. Vibrant on Friday night, but comfortable and good location.
It was OK but neither the food or service was outstanding.
Waiter service and food were outstanding. Didn’t give 5 stars because the girls at the hostess table were offhand and not very friendly and inviting. Would definitely return again.
Were able to reserve outside seating on what turned out to be a beautiful day for brunch. Food is always interesting and delicious. Highly recommend.
Birthday celebration with friends. Ate outside on a beautiful evening however the traffic was sometimes very loud with motorcycles and loud music booming from vehicles.
The food was great. The staff was great.. would recommend
My wife’s parents were in from Memphis and we chose Big Grove as we have visited on a few occasions. The waitress was outstanding! She had a large number of tables she had to attend, but was able to keep up with anything that we would require.
The meal was great, but the waitress was the memorable part of our eventing. Thanks again
The food was good as usual. The server was rushed and inattentive. This is the second time we’ve had him and we will be asking for someone else next time.
We were visiting family from out of town and took them out for brunch. The food was very good, the Bloody Mary was really good. I would definitely go back!
Quality of the food and service is excellent. Tricia is a gem! Try the bone in rib-eye and the mushroom risotto with the protein addition of sautéed scallops. Amazing!
In town for Illini game. Great Resturant
We went for cocktails and nachos. Both excellent, in a lovely garden setting. The waiter was charming and attentive.
Our visit keeps getting better each time in terms of cleanliness. We love that your staff wears masks, just wish the customers wear them when they're not eating or going to the restrooms, but that is out of the restaurant's control. Maybe offer more options for food in terms of Latino foods. Especially the cuban chicken dish. The sauce was not the Cuban criolle seasoning I grew up with. It tasted a bit more like BBQ sauce or ketchup. My apologies! But the cheese curds and the tortilla soup is amazing!!!!!
Food was amazing, outdoor seating great. There was street noise but but the fault of big grove. Only Issue was service was slow but that means we got to extend our date night
We felt very safe at a peripheral outdoor ta
Dinner with son and the food was just OK. Nice clean restaurant.
The salmon special was excellent! Our server was great and super pleasant. We will be back!
They were great, on what I thought would be a busy day the hostess was accommodating and the food was amazing. Got a little rebuffed from the server, think he thought we were there too long (although there were a lot of free tables), but besides that it was great!!
Food was ok not special. It was busy so some wait for drinks. Underwhelming.
Food was big what we ordered. But if you put that aside, place had a good atmosphere
Dropped daughter off at U of I on Saturday and took her here to breakfast on Sunday. We were lucky enough to sit outside. Such a beautiful day and super lovely outdoor seating area. Exceeded my expectations. Food was excellent. Staff were all friendly and helpful. This will be our "go-to" when we come for our visits with her.
Good assortment of brunch items on the menu Great service.
Overall, great experience. We ate outside on their patio and it was a gorgeous night. There was only one server for the 9 tables outside and she did a fantastic job keeping up with everyone!
Great service great outdoor dinning had some loud customers think they had to much to drink. They let there phone rings and ring. They asked if we care if he smoked. Really! Anyway food was good and service was good
It was a great experience! The food and drinks were awesome and there was a ton of open space!
Great brunch menu and the bloody Mary's are superb
The food was great, drinks were good, and our server Adrienne was friendly and speedy!!
Surprising twists in the food, e.g. salmon with sun dried tomatoes and vegetable are delicious. The popcorn bowls with flavors that change daily are a nice touch. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. The food tastes great with lots of flavors that are satisfying.
I’ve never had a bad experience here so hopefully it was just a fluke. It took over 20 min to get a server to come to our table when it was only us and another table and when we got our food it was so soggy, greasy and barely warm. For what we paid that food wasn’t worth it.
Excellent fresh food, lovely patio setting. Some tables were beside speakers - too noisy for us - so we were able to move away to a quiet space.
Had heard this,was a good place to eat. But im not imoressed.
Ordered medium cooked Ribeye, was very medium rare. I ate as much as I could and took rest home to cook more. Husband's salmon piece was small. Food all had a good flavor tho.
We never got asked if we wanted dessert, never asked about drinks, just automatically gave us water and that's it. They had been told on our reservation it was an anniversary dinner and the only one who acknowledged it was the person who seated us.
Nice casual, well spaced place, just not worth the cost.
Food was amazing as always. Waitress was a bit busy and unable to attend to our table a lot. But other than that, great food.
Patio atmosphere was great and the food and drinks were delicious!
OpenTable ダイナー847名によるBig Grove Tavernの評価は4.4☆です。