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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” (21 reviews)
“beet salad” (25 reviews)
“charcuterie” (18 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
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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1 - 10 of 343 reviews

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Had an excellent meal here! So simple yet so good! The menu is structured a little differently than traditional with "small, medium, and large" plates. Classic appetizers and more spunky ones. Really fun to look at. We did the bread app, a cheese board, the...More

Thank kjm445
Kimberley W, Director of Sales 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. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Bluebeard is Indy’s hidden gem! Their menu is always changing, but the food never disappoints. I recommend starting with a sampling of charcuterie or fresh bread. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful with selecting cheese, meat, and wine pairings. The old fashion is also...More

1  Thank Austin P
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Austin, Thanks for coming in and taking time to write a review. We are so pleased that you allowed your server to guide you through the menu. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 26 February 2018

We were in town for a girl's weekend and this restaurant was recommended by several people at the spa where we spent the day. The energy of the restaurant was exciting! We ate at the bar and had the best time. Even though the bar...More

Thank Morishe
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Morishe, Sounds like a great day with your girlfriends! Thanks for including us during your girls weekend and for taking time out of your day to write a review. We hope so see you at the bar soon!

Reviewed 12 February 2018

My wife and I just went to Bluebeard for an early Valentine's Day celebration, and it did NOT disappoint! A quick stop by their sister bakery Amelia's was a great start, and my wife loved their "financier" gluten-free cake. You enter Bluebeard underneath a random...More

1  Thank Damon B
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Damon, Thank you for the lovely words and a detailed description of your experience. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

On a recent trip to Indianpolis, I solicited recommendations for restaurants from a local and this was one that was mentioned -- I'm happy to say that I can now recommend it to you! It doesn't take reservations, so we stopped in and were delighted...More

Thank Suzanne B
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Susanne, Thanks again! We are so tickled that you reviewed us on Trip Advisor and *the other review site*. We can't wait to see your smiling face again soon.

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

If you like different meal choices ( most of menu changes weekly) this is a good choice. It’s always crowded but for a couple sitting at the bar is a good option. The starters are really good particularly the homemade bread and spreads. Also if...More

Thank krfaller
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks for taking time out of your day to write a review and for joining us for dinner. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and can't wait until your next visit.

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Loved: cheese plate, nuts, CHOPPED SALAD, seafood stew. Note that if you have someone in your party under 21, you are limited to seating in one (small) out of two rooms.More

Thank AlwaysUpForGoodFood
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks for the kind words and writing a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We have several different options when it comes to dining with someone under 21. Of course, we have our main dining room, but also our...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

I have been wanting to eat here for a long time because of recommendations from friends, reviews, etc. Finally got to go last night and to say it was a disappointment is an understatement. Not only was the food sub-par, so was the service. Long...More

Thank 734nickyl
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Nicky, 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 care very much about our product and training,...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Hipster meets society. This place has a quaint feel but beyond good food. Love that the menu is different each time, but usually has some staples you can rely on such as the pickled herring, which is my favorite! drinks are a great experience and...More

Thank snydma01
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Thank you for your review and your time. Our doors are open because of guests like you and we really appreciate your feedback and business.

Reviewed 5 December 2017

My friends and I ate here on a recommendation and were not disappointed! The menu was not standard fare, to our enjoyment. Our meals were delicious and the funky industrial sort of atmosphere was fun to admire during our meal.

Thank Holly U
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Holly, Thanks for the feedback and for coming in. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed the food, service and the ambiance. We look forward to your next visit.

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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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Response from Kimberley W | Property representative |
We do not take reservations outside of our private dining program.
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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
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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