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Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room

115 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2128
+1 317-600-3577
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“duck bacon” (2 reviews)
“tempura” (2 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
115 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2128
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room
1. Ambiance
"The dining room reminds me of going back to a rat pack place"
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2. Sunday-Funday Brunch!
"Wife ranked her French Toast among the best she's had"
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3. Live, Local Music
"what a joy: we had happened to stumble upon a Broadway singalong"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy all that Chef Joseph's offers. Fine dining, great libations, wonderful music and excellent service. It is a nicely appointed room and very comfortable. What more can I say?

Thank Richard S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at Chef Joseph's. Our server, Sarah, was excellent. She was professional and personable. We had the calamari which was good. It was not drenched in grease like other restaurants. We also had the steak and scallop entrees. Both were amazing....More

Thank LifeIsBeachy6
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This place is truly a hidden gem, from the moment we walked in, we felt welcomes, and as if we were among friends The atmosphere is so warm and the staff, especially Brian, was just amazing The Food was divine and the Life Music was...More

John M, Owner at Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thanks so much for sharing your birthday with us!

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My office had a celebration for one of my colleagues here and it just so happened that they had a special on martinis that evening -- $5 if you can believe it. I had a 'Mommy's Punch' and it was delicious. I highly recommend if...More

Thank BFR1920
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Don't know what all the excitement is over this place for Brunch (rated like #3?!). Cold coffee, My special schnitzel was simply dreadful and my wife's omlet was average at best. Additionally the service was SLOW. Must admit the endless bloody Mary and Champagne option...More

Thank Scot L
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This was such a great brunch spot! Unlimited mimosas and an unlimited Bloody Mary bar are the cherries on top. They have a rotating menu. I had the avocado stack, there was also the French toast and tater tots at our table. The syrup on...More

Thank Casey R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We found this restaurant almost by accident, as it was around the corner from our hotel and on our way to the comedy club. The food was excellent, but a little on the expensive side, but they had $5 martinis on Thursday night, and that...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were there today for their Sunday brunch. What is it about fancy restaurants that they think they are entitled to high prices for their entrees for barely above average quality food, presentation, and service? There are so many better options than this pretentious venue,...More

Thank RichardSchillen
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Attended a wine pairing five course dinner that is held periodically at Chef Joseph's. Very nice. Chef described how food was obtained and prepared (entertainily) and a wine representative was there to enhance the evening. Each course was tasty with perfectly paired wine. Will be...More

Thank Gdstf4me
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A friend recommended Chef Joseph's for Sunday brunch and we lucked out with a beautiful spring day. We didn't know reservations are recommended, but they were kind enough to find us two seats at the bar. The main draws here are the live music, Bloody...More

Thank Jenny K
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Rachel B
2 April 2015|
Response from John M | Property representative |
Hello! Thank you for your questions. The price varies from about $7 to about $14 and offers an Endless Bloody Mary Bar and Champagne Cocktails. The menu is available at the Chef Josephs website under the "Upcoming Events... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2128 (Formerly Chef Joseph at the Connoisseur Room)
  • Public Transportation: One of the main hubs for the IndyGo Bus service is directly across the street from Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room on the corner of Ohio Street and Pennsylvania Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-600-3577
  • E-mail
Taste why Chef Joseph's was voted a Top New Restaurant for 2012 in Indianapolis Monthly, was named Best New Restaurant by Nuvo NewsWeekly, Most Romantic Restaurant on Indy's A-List, received an A+ Rating from Avanti, was an OpenTable Diners Choice Award Winner for 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, and won the Summer 2013 & 2014 Devour Downtown Cocktail Contest. We welcome our guests to entertain over Lunch, Dinner & Brunch, gather for dynamic meetings, and experience memorable special events, such as our renowned wine pairing dinners and live music evenings.
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