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Bluebeard

653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
+1 317-686-1580
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 27 min
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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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1 - 10 of 359 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I think the small, medium, and large plate offerings are a great idea, however I was disappointed with our experience. We were waiting and seated in the courtyard right after the restaurant opened its doors at 5 p.m. By 5:10 we had placed our order...More

Thank pegramj
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Pegramj, Thank you for taking the time to come in and write a review. I'm sorry that your meal took longer than expected to come to your table. We do consider ourselves a 'slow food' restaurant, as everything is cooked fresh to order. But, it...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is locally based, using whatever is in season in Indiana. Always unique and very delicious! The sugar cream pie is truly lovely. I like the interesting sandwiches at lunchq

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

Char, Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this place for the good reviews and even cause it seemed to be very very a nice and modern place. We had dinner outside and it was very pleasant. The portions were ridiculous - soo small - and it was certainly overpriced! 100$...More

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

Dora, Thank you ytaking the time to write a review. We are a farm to table restaurant, and we source the highest quality ingredients from as close to our restaurant as possible. It does take more time, and lot of care and effort, to create...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate scallops out on the patio. Admittedly, it was a lovely evening anyway, but the patio was a perfect place to have a really good meal. Scallops were perfectly cooked, tender and succulent. Waiter was nice, service fast. I'd go there again and recommend.

Thank Kathryn H
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kathryn, Thank you for coming in. We're glad you had a noice time. Please come back and dine with us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, innovative food, focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients. There are small, medium, and large plates, along with appetizers and snacks. Get a variety of small and medium plates to share. Our server was fun and helpful. She was spot on with her recommendations. And helped...More

Thank avalon2020
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to come in and write a review. We're pleased that you enjoyed yourself and we hope that you will come see us again!

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We found this online while driving through and decided to stop. The food was excellent, as was the service. My only complaint is that it is a little over priced. One reviewer was disappointed with the limited menu, I find that that is usually a...More

Thank Ann S
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Ann, Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back in the future.

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Asked for rare to medium got well done. Should have sent it back but then you are the last one eating at the table!. Menu was very limited perhaps just trying to be too clever.

Thank david k
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

David, Thank you for thaking the time to write a review. We're disappointed that your meal wasn't up to our high standards. We would love the opportunity to make it up to you on your next visit.

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

What a great dinner! Read some reviews on the restaurant and decided we needed to try it...and it was memorable! Just two of us, so we split the bread basket (which came with three yummy spreads), the panzanella salad, and the stripling steak with mash...More

Thank Valerie H
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Valerie, Thank you for coming in! We're thrilled that you enjoyed yourself and hope to have you as a guest at Bluebeard again soon.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

What a gem we found! This restaurant is exceptional in all ways. The clientele is eclectic as is the decor. The service is excellent as is the food. The quantity per dish is much more than I expected (for example, I ordered the chopped salad...More

Thank AfishnamedArthur
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Arthur, Thank you so much for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We're pleased that you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you back here!

Reviewed 4 August 2018

I have yet to be disappointed in anything I've had! It's a great spot to order several items and share them family style- which you'll want to because everything is so mouth-watering! Also- I love love LOVE their cocktails! Fresh, inspired and crafted from the...More

Thank AmandaTravels328
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Amanda, Thank you for coming in and for taking the time to write a review. We're so pleased that you enjoy coming here! We're open for Lunch Monday through Friday from 11:00 to 2:00.

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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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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