Red Lion Grog House is dedicated to Old English cuisine and feel in a clean, Americanized environment. The menu is that of a traditional British restaurant, offering such great British dishes as scotch eggs, shepherd's pie, bangers and fish & chips. If you're not in the mood for a trip across the pond, there are also more classic American dishes, like chicken wings and burgers. And of course, whats a British pub without some great beer? The Red Lion has a wide selection of imported ales on tap. If you're looking for something a little stronger, you can try the classic British cocktails, like a Pimm's cup, or any of their many craft cocktails. Wooden decor and furnishings complete the old world English feel. The TVs always have the latest sporting event on, so it's the perfect place to catch your favorite team's latest match.
Three Carrots is known for serving several vegetarian and vegan delicacies that entice your palate and leave you asking for more. Start your day with a healthy breakfast like an Avocado Toast with Marinated Tofu or Kale Salad with Tofu and siracha or enjoy Seitan Gyro, Buffalo Seitan Wrap or other delicacies offered on their menu for an any-time meal; you are in for a treat. You will be surprised by the generous quantity of food offered at such affordable prices here. Its friendly staff is known for their prompt service and makes Three Carrots a great spot for grabbing a quick bite on a busy day.
A trip to La Margarita is like a trip south of the border. They offer a full menu of authentic Mexican food, with highlights like ceviche and grilled carne asada. The real draw though is their huge list of tequilas. You can even take a tequila flight, where they give you a few different varieties with tasting notes for one low price. But if tequila's not your thing, they do also have a great selection of craft beers from around the country.
Way out on Washington Street, halfway between the Speedway and Downtown, there's a brief stretch known as Little Mexico. La Posada anchors the eastern end with a char-broiled menu of tacos, tamales and other south-of-the-border specialties. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all are delightful. Meats such as chorizo and al pastor are of a quality not seen often in the Midwest. The space itself is a bit hole-in-the-wall, but it's clean as can be, and sparse decor lets the diner better focus on the food. Be sure to wash it down with a cold Mexican cerveza.
Bru Burger Bar is a culinary love note to the All-American burger. Their menu features a wide variety of burgers, from the classic American cheese cheeseburger to more artisan fare, which includes additions like horseradish havarti, pesto and prosciutto. Add to this a bar serving up a selection of craft beers from local breweries alongside the longest list of whiskeys this side of Kentucky. All this in a wood-paneled space, whose modern touches perfectly compliment the mix of old and new that is the menu.
Down under Mass Ave, there's a basement banquet hall known as Rathskeller. The building is an archaic-looking structure befitting such an establishment, and it is adorned with a wealth of old-country kitsch. The kitchen serves a filling menu of Bavarian specialties, and the bar pours stein after stein of full-bodied German lager. There's live music occasionally, and a party atmosphere always. The happy hour crowd can be found here imbibing cocktails and beer, and enjoying bar snacks. The gorgeous biergarten out back plays host to banquets and events, and is the perfect place to enjoy a beer and a sausage on a warm summer day.
Buca Di Beppo is a great spot to experience homely atmosphere featuring classic Italian food. Buca di Beppo shuns every stereotype attached to chain restaurants, with impressive service, casual elegance and well-priced authentic offerings that are staple to family-owned joints. The decor is vibrant with several vintage photos and posters lining up the walls and ceiling, checkered tablecloths and warm wooden furnishing. Menu lists all-time favorite standbys like antipasti, pastas, pizzas, salads and a variety of meat, veal and seafood specialties. Wines and desserts make perfect pairing with the selections.
Palomino has such a varied menu, it can be exceedingly difficult to make up your mind as to which dish you would prefer. From Asiago-Almond Crusted Sea Scallops, to Grilled Apricot Cilantro Chicken, to USDA Prime Top Sirloin, they really do have it all! If you feel like going Italian, try one of their several Roma Style Pizzas, or the Brick Oven Baked Penne Rustica. There is also a select list of cocktails, wines and beers to go with your meal.
Punch Burger prides in using only naturally raised Angus beef and all-natural poultry in their burgers. The result speaks for itself as it is one of the best burger haunts in the downtown area. Take a bite of their specialties like Good Morning, Aloha and Burnt Cheese. You can also build your own. They have a good selection of draft beer and bottled variants as well as wine. If you can't make it, you can ask your favorite burger to be delivered home.
While strolling down the charming historic market of Indianapolis, 3 Days in Paris is a great place to stop in for a quick bite to eat. Specializing in both sweet and savory crepes, the restaurant uses the freshest ingredients to make culinary creations which are reminiscent of the Parisian street-side shops. Settle down for some coffee out on their patio area and enjoy a bit of people-watching in the bustling market scene or simply grab your crepe and continue meandering around the rest of the stalls.
Subito is a soup bar located in Indianapolis. Inaugurated in 2015, the restaurant has garnered many accolades in a short period of time. They follow scratch cooking techniques and the fare is delectable. Turkey Wrap and Flances Farmer are some of the customer favorite. The place is cozy with limited seating facilities.