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.
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.
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.
As far as restaurant concepts go, Yats may have a lock on something truly golden. They keep things simple and it wins diners over; over and over and over. You walk in, peruse the chalkboard menu, and order one of four or five options. All are hearty stews or curries, served over rice, with toast on the side. All are spicy creole concoctions evocative of a gritty old New Orleans. All warm the heart and soul. The space is small but comfortable, with quirky art and furnishings throughout. See website for sister locations, catering info and more.
For a unique dining experience, stop by at one of Indianapolis' favorite dinner theaters, the Beef & and Boards Dinner Theater. Privately owned, this place offers its visitors with rich quality theater and Broadway performances in the company of deliciously prepared American meals. The venue also hosts special events for children as well as concerts and musicals. Prices depend on the seats taken and VIP membership is also available. There are private rooms available for rental too.
Experience a classy and elegant atmosphere, featuring exquisite American cuisine, at Season's 52. Located at Keystone at the Crossing, this upscale dining establishment features a unique ambiance, impeccable service, unparalleled food quality and a solid wine list to create a dining extravaganza that is usually reserved for special occasions. On the menu are signature specialties like cedar plank roasted salmon, caramelized sea scallops, wood-roasted pork tenderloin, roasted artichoke-stuffed shrimp, grilled lamb T-bone chops and the oak-grilled filet mignon. Their flatbreads and desserts are must haves. Alternative gluten-free, lactose-free and low sodium options are also offered. A hand-picked wine list of 100 premium wines perfectly complements the menu selections, perfect pairing with the meat and seafood dishes. Private dining is also offered; reservations are strongly recommended.
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.
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.