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4.6 (1,688) $$$$ $$$$ American, Modern


Summary: A treasure trove of local flavors.

Bluebeard offers a unique dining experience in a literary-themed setting, where locally-sourced ingredients from Indiana vendors shine in an eclectic menu that encourages sharing. The bar, reminiscent of a library with antique typewriters, serves regional craft beers and bespoke cocktails, including a special house gin and tonic. The venue, once a factory warehouse, now welcomes guests into its small, book-adorned dining rooms, promising an innovative culinary adventure with options ranging from charcuterie and cheese boards to halibut and octopus dishes. An adjoining bakery supplies fresh bread, and the staff is well-versed in pairing meals with the perfect wine. For a sweet end to the meal, the warm bread pudding is highly recommended.


James Beard
Best Chef Great Lakes - Semifinalist 2023
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2020
Best Chefs - Semifinalist 2019
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3 Diamonds
3 Diamonds
Hot 10 Indianapolis Restaurants
1 Toque
1 Toque


653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203

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