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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Part of a nation-wide chain of restaurants, Dick's Last Resort features some of the best from Southern fare. A typical American-street eatery, this is the perfect spot for a casual meal with friends, on a busy day. Walk in, grab a seat, place your order and prepare to be blown away by their flavorsome food. Take your pick from the signature redneck fondue, crabby balls, bbq nachos and chicken tenders, that are certain to have you coming back for more.
Patachou on the Park is a popular breakfast and lunch spot in the downtown area. This cheery cafe is a great place to enjoy your meals in a leisure without the worry of being hurried out. Savor their dishes like Patachou Custom Omelette, The Californian Dreamer, Pork Sausage Broken Yolk Sandwich, Cuban Breakfast and Patachou Chicken Salad Sandwich. Round it off with delicious desserts like carrot cake and coconut cake. Besides hot beverages, they also serve cocktails, wine and champagne.
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.
The Eagle is an outstanding establishment where you can go on a date, meet friends for a quick snack or a drink. This place has a cozy indoor atmosphere along with a quirky outdoor area. They have a varied menu and drinks list out of which the fried chicken is something that stands out. The chicken is cooked to perfection, is crunchy and served with some spicy honey which is out of the world. The drinks served here perfectly balances the taste of the chicken.