Bluebeard in Indianapolis is creating a high-end eating experience out of the best produce and meat available. The ingredients are seasonal and are brought in from unique local farms that are dedicated to producing only the highest quality products, utilizing innovative farming techniques, such a urban farming. With these ingredients, Chef Abbi Adams crafts a menu including charcuterie, cheeses and various plates of mouthwatering fare. Due to their commitment to cooking with the seasons, the menu is always changing. Add to this a selection of the finest wines, beers and spirits to pair perfectly with your gourmet eating experience. And all within a renovated factory warehouse, where the subtlety of the space belies the quality of the food.
The Black Market is serving the best of comfort foods with a modern twist. The menu is based around the principle of using every part of the animal, so, in addition to standard fare like burgers and catfish, you can also order mouthwatering bone marrow and dishes made from tongue and heart. They are dedicated to simple yet delicious meals, as well as older techniques of pickling and preservation, which are often displayed in the food. Add to this a full selection of craft beers, high-end spirits and fine wines and you've got a dining experience like no other. All in a space where sleek, modern design compliments the innovative cuisine.
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.
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.
Located across the street from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, just 1 mile away from Lucas Oil Stadium, this downtown Indianapolis accommodation features on-site restaurants and a luxury health and wellness centre. Every unique room at Columbia Club provides a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with plush bathrobes upscale bath amenities. Select rooms also include a view of the city or the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Harrison Grille offers a selection of signature cocktails, along with modern American fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In-room dining services is also offered for guest convenience. The hotel’s health and wellness centre features over 2,400 square feet of cardiovascular and strength training equipment, hot tubs and locker rooms. Guests can relax with a steam in the steam room or schedule a massage with an on-staff masseur. A business centre, laundry and dry cleaning services are all available on-site. Circle Centre Mall and Morrison Opera House are both an 8-minute walk away from the property. NCAA Hall of Champions is 1 mile away.
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.
Tucked in the Conrad Hotel in downtown Indianapolis, Capital Grille stands out as one of the top steakhouses in the city. Stately and elegant interiors give a character to the establishment, while the impeccable service will impress even the most discerning patrons. The menu features some of the best aged cuts like the Sirloin, Porterhouse, Filet Mignon and Delmonico. Seafood options include gourmet creations like the Seared Citrus Glazed Salmon and Grilled Swordfish with Lemon Shallot Relish. Handpicked wines from around the world and classic desserts accompany the menu selections, rounding off the whole experience with a finesse. A must visit for every meat-lover!
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Indianapolis is one of those restaurants where you walk in expecting an enjoyable meal, and it never disappoints. Specialists in old-fashioned steak and seafood, this restaurant leaves you with a will to come back for more. Its rustic, chic interiors, coupled with a warm, welcoming atmosphere, makes it great for a laid-back meal with friends and family. Featured on the menu are a delectable variety of tender, succulent meat, that includes the signature Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Center Cut Filet Mignon and Dry Rubbed Black Angus Ribeye Steak. Seafood lovers could opt for the special Buttermilk Fried Shrimp, Almond Crusted Rainbow Trout or the Salmon Rigaton, for an outright, taste-bud-tingling experience.
Who better to provide expertly grilled barbecue than the makers of the Weber Grill? For backyard chefs who don't feel like spending hours of setup, grilling, and cleanup time to craft the perfect burger, steak, or ribs, it's as easy as stepping into the Weber Grill Restaurant and sitting down. The restaurant puts a classy spin on traditional barbecue favorites, with Smokey Joe's Bar inside, rich decor, a dress code, facilities for private events, and catering. They also offer meatless salads, sides, and starters and even a gluten-free menu.
If you are looking to indulge in the finest seafood money can buy, then Oceanaire is the place to go. From more common dishes, such as the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper and Live Maine Lobsters, to the truly exotic, such as Whole Dover Sole and Sea of Cortez No. 1 Bluefin Tuna, this upscale restaurant has it all. With fare like this, you cannot help but leave satisfied. Nothing but the freshest of ingredients go into the making of your meal, so when they say that your fish may have been still swimming the day before, they really mean it.