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653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
+1 317-686-1580
17:00 - 23:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although I like eating outside better, February still a good time to go to Bluebeards. Very interesting menu and creative bar drinks and their charcuterie featuring meats and cheeses from Smoking Goose, Traderspointe and other Hoosier specialty shops is always a good choice. Wonderful place to share plates and desserts can't be beat!

Thank Sue T
Muncie, Indiana
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We joined young adult children here for dinner at their recommendation and had an excellent meal. Enjoyed the creative drink list and chose some fun drinks which we really enjoyed. They make their own ginger beer and the drinks we chose featured it .ike "dark and stormy". SO good! While we were waiting we four shared their grilled house bread... More 

Thank Elaine M
Zionsville, Indiana
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218 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always want to try new places but it's hard to choose entrees when the descriptions aren't very clear. Part of this is it's supposed to be a farm to table experience but it's hard for me to choose based on the descriptions. This is not a mainstream type of place. The mule was so potent with ginger my husband... More 

Thank MEWEHR1977
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to post a review. We appreciate your comment and hope that you will take advantage of our beautiful courtyard and enjoy a glass of wine in the future. More 

Pleasanton, CA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere, food and service were all top notch. The dishes were made with fresh ingredients. The bread was ok but expected something more since it is also a bakery. The bread pudding was 5 Star.

Thank CACowboy83
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time out of your day to leave a review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I.have been here several times for lunch and it is always good. They always have a different menu and sometimes deliver the check in old books. I look forward to trying it out for dinner.

Thank Andrea E
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and taking time out of your day to leave a review, Andrea. Please visit us for dinner on the patio soon. More 

Branford, Connecticut
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Food outstanding . Wine selection great. Service on point . Host not the friendliest but no worries . Salads best ever . Great selection and always fresh. .

Thank thomasjsullivan
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thomas, Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and we have made some changes in the host department in the past week. Please visit again soon! Thanks again. More 

Michigan City, Indiana
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The food was exciting and varied, the quality was superb, the shareable portions were an excellent way to try several items on the menu. And the attention to detail at the bar made for lovely entertainment. The menu changes daily so specific recommendations are probably not that helpful but everything we had was excellent. We went for a charcuterie board,... More 

Thank jlhawk
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed watching the bartenders practice their craft and were able to so eloquently describe how hard it is to make a recommendation due to the constantly changing menu. Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do. More 

Nampa, Idaho
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If I could give it zero stars I would. I was there Aug 12, 2015 I was on business travel this came recommended by a co-worker. The service was super slow, took about 20 minutes to just get the salads out, the portions for dinner on the medium menu is small, I had the pork belly it hasn't very blah,... More 

Thank jaray24
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

I am so sorry that your poor experience has stuck with you this long. 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 farm to table restaurant, and we source the... More 

mishawaka, IN
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food was great, service was even better....Server was super knowledgeable of the entire menu, and very helpful in selecting our choices. Also loved that the menu changes daily in order to use the freshest ingredients possible.

Thank stusan1
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thanks for such kind words. We take pride in what we do and are so happy that you enjoyed your experience. Please send over the server's name if you can remember so we could recognize her or him. More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this restaurant atmosphere delicious food waiter Marx was so polite and friendly Took a chance on a recommendation and we were so happy . A real gem if you get a chance definitely stop in and enjoy

Thank Debi M
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this review

Thanks, Debi! We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself and your meal. Marx is such a gret server and we are happy that you tapped his knowledge and went along for the ride. Please visit again soon and thanks again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?