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Bluebeard

653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
+1 317-686-1580
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“octopus” (20 reviews)
“charcuterie” (17 reviews)
“beet salad” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My waiter, Kyle, was as unpretentious as one could be. We talked about the beet salad and the foie gras. He spoke knowledgeably about both. When I questioned him about the dry vs. the sweet Riesling he calmly caught fire and gave me a wine...More

Thank JohnDuran52
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having heard about this place in a story about Indy's Vonnegut-themed haunts, I suggested to my cousin--an Indianapolis chef--that we get a drink here before going out to dinner. We were rewarded with two of the most delicious artisanal cocktails I've ever seen or imbibed!...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this restaurant from online reviews on a recent visit to Indianapolis.What a mistake. The waiter was one of the worst I've ever had in any dining experience ever. He was like a zombie... never smiled, not attentive and slow doesn't begin to describe it....More

Thank Susan Q
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Susan, Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are looking into what we could have done better during your visit. We are a family run restaurant with strong ties...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to my physical therapist who recommended we try Bluebeard. The food is outstanding! Wish I would have got the waiters name, he was awesome on his recommendations. He helped with drinks to entrees, very knowledgeable. My husband and I shared medium portions of the...More

Thank pjdawg54
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that your physical therapist reccomended us and in turn, you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for coming in and taking...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been wanting to come here for a while, and we picked a birthday celebration to do so. Arrived around 5:30, restaurant already a bit crowded but we are able to have our choice of inside or outside. Weather was fantastic, so we choose outside....More

Thank IndyApril2009
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us and then taking the time out of your day to write such a flattering review. The detail in your review is mesmerizing and we are so thankful and pleased that you took your time and savored your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food - we went with another couple and shared everything. It was a great way to get more. Ask for Jacob. His personality is fun and attentive. He'll have you rolling in laughter!

Thank mark-jill2016
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mark & Jill, Thanks for the perfect review. We love Jacob and are so happy that you enjoyed his company and the food. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this restaurant was excellent... Excellent food, service, cocktails, ambiance, etc. We went here for our anniversary dinner and very much so enjoyed our time.More

Thank wozniak27
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. Thank you for coming in and taking time out of your day to write a...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I debated giving the restaurant a "3", but it didn't quite merit it based on tonight's performance. We had a great time, but it was in spite of the service & several of the dishes. Our waiter warmly greeted us in a timely manner but...More

Thank Afamilyonthebeach
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are looking into what we could have done better during your visit. Do you remember the server's name or what he looked...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We went on a Sunday evening and were immediately impressed with the menu choices. Choosing was difficult, especially since our appetites don't run to 3 courses. We started with their bread which came with 2 different butters and a garlic oil dip. It was all...More

Thank pacuthbertson
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write such a shining review. Our menu on Sunday's is limited and we are so pleased that you and your wife were able to find and share items that you both loved. We look...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience at Bluebeard. Our waiter was very helpful, had great suggestions and was attentive. their drink selection was unique and added something unique to the experience. There were five of us so we tried several appetizers and entrees. Everything was very well...More

Thank TravelFoodLive
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself and were able to share items with your party. We look forward to your next...More

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ssschardt
22 May 2015|
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Response from Kimberley W | Property representative |
I apologize for the delay in our response. We do not accept reservations, but will take phone numbers in person and call prior to your table being ready if you would like to explore the cultural trail and walk the... More
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ssschardt
22 May 2015|
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No, but well worth the wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-686-1580
  • E-mail
Description
Bluebeard is a restaurant and bar located in the historic Holy Rosary Neighborhood on the southeast edge of downtown Indianapolis. Abbi Merriss has joined up with longtime friends Tom and Eddie Battista to create a unique food-focused experience. The menu offers contemporary American cuisine featuring the best local produce and meat our farms have to offer. The space, a renovated 1924 factory warehouse, features a family dining room, a bar room, a private dining room and a courtyard.

Our menu varies daily – inspired by the freshest and finest ingredients.
We believe food is meant for sharing, and these are the local farmers who have shared their ingredients with us: Big City Farms, Butler Campus Farms, Crossroad Vintners, FarmIndy, Fischer Farm, Full Hand Farm, Growing Places Indy, Gunthorp Farms, Harvestland, Josh Horrigan, Smoking Goose Meatery, South Circle Farm, Traders Point Creamery, and Viking Lamb.
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