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.
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.
Fogo de Chão, the renowned branch of the famous franchise, serves the best in steaks and barbeque. The meats are delectable as they are seasoned and marinated to perfection and roasted over an open flame (which is Fogo's trademark) to retain their flavor and juiciness. The decor here is pleasant with natural tones, dark wood, and teak finishes to give it an elegant yet not overbearing touch. For some of the best experiences in roasted meat cuisine, Fogo won't leave you disappointed-- with its vast variety there is something for everyone. They also have great salads and a wonderful selection of wines to complement the menu.
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.
Come and visit the oldest steakhouse in Indianapolis. Established in 1902, St. Elmo Steak House has a reputation that precedes it and with good reason too! The traditional atmosphere, professional service and distinguished menu lead people to follow in love with this place. Once you are here. feast on the steaks, chicken and seafood, and wash it all down with the wide selection of wines! While you are checking out the wines, also check out the array of cocktails on offer. The tantalizing concoctions are not famous without a reason. If you are looking for a place for fine dining, give this historic institution a try and you won't be disappointed.
Nestled in the heart of the Indianapolis, Mikado Japanese Restaurant brings authentic flavors of the orient to the city. Along with an extensive list of sushis on offer, the menu also includes special rolls, tempura and other fried goodies, hot pot preparations, noodles and rice dishes. If the menu throws you in a fix regarding what to order, choose the Bento Box: a fixed meal of miso soup, shrimp dumplings, beef rolls, and entrees of pork cutlets, teriyaki chicken and salmon.
A classic sports bar offering hearty American pub-grubs and signature drinks, Kilroys Bar & Grill is a local favorite go-to bar. The highly recommended stuffed breadsticks are a must have here amongst other specials. Casual seats amidst rustic, exposed brick-walls create the perfect setup for casual conversations over drinks. Spacious bar-seating serves perfect for watching your favorite sport on the overhead HD-TV whilst socializing. The generous portions of food served here at pocket-friendly prices make the restaurant a perfect fit for those on a budget.