We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Flat Top Grill

$$
Contemporary, Eclectic, Asian fusion, Vegan
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
307 S Veterans Pkwy, Ste 500, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-7609
+1 309-454-1300
Website
Improve this listing
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 54 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food with variety of choice

Last friday we decided to got to Flattop for dinner. Well I heard soo much about the uniqueness of this place and taste of food. Well, I must say I'm impressed. You have soo many options to choose starting with veggies to toppings and sauces.. everything.. Initially I thought the bowl provided by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
suryapn9
,
Bloomington, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Flat Top is a stir fry restaurant where you create your own "bowl" of veggies rice noodles and sauces. You then bring your bowl to the grill (where you can watch them cooking all the other meals) pick your protein and leave your bowl to be cooked for you then deliver it to your table. If allergies are a concern... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hi, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent review of our restaurant. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in March. I am so glad that you recognize the action we try to take in order to allow everyone to eat here. Being able to allow for allergies is something we... More 

Normal, Illinois
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Endless combinations of tasty dishes and sauces! Fresh vegetables and fruits, meats, rice, pasta. Great chocolate dessert! Great service!

Was this review helpful? Yes
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your recent review of our restaurant. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I see you especially enjoy our chocolate dessert, that's a favorite amongst the employees too! I'd love to see you again soon. Please let me know when you plan on visiting us again as I'd love to meet you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you get tired of the typical burger and chicken, try Flat Top! You can choose what you want and how you want it. Where else do you get those options??? And the price won't hurt your wallet!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your recent review of our restaurant. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us this March. I'm so glad you find the variety right on course for you. I'd love to see you again soon and please let me know when you plan on visiting so that I can meet you in person.... More 

Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We were very surprised at only being able to go up once unless you paid an additional amount. Having recently to this area we were hoping this would fill our longing for Hu Hot Mongolian Grill. . For the same price you could get one bowl. We were disappointed. The buffet area is also up front so not in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us and the way we are set up. I can assure you that feedback like this is valuable to us and I'd like to hear more about your experience and suggestions. Please contact me via email or phone when you have a moment. I truly appreciate the feedback and... More 

Bloomington, Illinois
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Last friday we decided to got to Flattop for dinner. Well I heard soo much about the uniqueness of this place and taste of food. Well, I must say I'm impressed. You have soo many options to choose starting with veggies to toppings and sauces.. everything.. Initially I thought the bowl provided by them was quite small but later once... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello, I want to thank you for your review of our restaurant. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoy all of our choices and variety. And I agree, the mango mist is superb and a nice non-alcoholic choice. I'd love to see you again soon and please let me know when you do so I can meet you in person.... More 

Bloomington, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Amazing! Everyone knows Flat Top and if you don't you need to eat there ASAP! The place is always clean and the food is amazing! You make your own so if you don't like it it's kind of on you at that point ;) The bread or pita rolls or whatever they call them are simply amazing. ONLY complaints I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello Adam, Thank you for your review on our restaurant. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us in February. Since we did change our system feedback like yours is always appreciated. While we did take it off to be cleaner it's nice to know reaction. I'm glad you still highly enjoy it and we would love... More 

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We frequent the Flattop grill a lot. And expect some changes but the smaller bowls seem difficult to get all of your choices in. They switched from Ladles to bottles for sauces which are difficult to use and to tell how much sauce your getting. It's unfortunate that changes where made without thinking things through. The staff was great as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello! I'm grateful for you sharing your feedback on our recent changes. As it is something new for us we continue to appreciate hearing which parts are working and which ones we could improve upon. I'd like to hear more of your feedback of your recent experience so that we can continue to ensure the 5 star experience for each... More 

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great idea, given a bowl and fill it with your own choice of a variety of vegetables, meats, sauces, bring it over to the flat top and it will be cooked for you as a stir fry or a soup, and more. Simple idea but you get to create something different everytime you go.

Was this review helpful? Yes
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello! I want to thank you for your recent review about our restaurant. I appreciate you sharing your experience and would love to connect with you. Please e-mail me at bloomingtongm@ftgconcepts.com or let me know the next time you are here so we can chat! Thanks, Lynne Sherman General Manager 309-454-1300 More 

Los Angeles, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice attire. Friendly and helpful staff. I went their with my wife and with friends many times and it always good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello Harshil, Thank you for your recent TripAdvisor review on our restaurant. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us this past January. I'm so glad that you find the staff so friendly, it is something we take pride in and our pleased when our efforts show. I'd love to see you again soon and would like... More 

Bloomington, Illinois
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I buy many gift cards each Christmas to give to business associates and friends. I have purchased them from other restaurants but have been buying more from here each year. First of all the place is fun and the food is very good and fresh. The wait staff are always friendly and very helpful. One of the reasons I give... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
FTG-Manager, General Manager at Flat Top Grill, responded to this review

Hello Bill! Thank you for your recent Yelp review on our restaurant. I know we have spoken since you wrote this but I wanted to also thank you on here for your kind words and support. It is a pleasure to take care of our guests and promise to continue to do so. I look forward to your next visit!... More 

Travelers who viewed Flat Top Grill also viewed

Normal, Bloomington-Normal
 
Normal, Bloomington-Normal
 

Been to Flat Top Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 307 S Veterans Pkwy, Ste 500, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-7609
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-454-1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 16
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Eclectic, Asian fusion, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Flat Top Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?