From hidden gems to local hotspots, we’ve scouted downtown Indianapolis in search of the best restaurants with the tastiest things to eat.
Condé Nast Traveler named Indy the “most underrated food city in America.” If you’re looking to sink your teeth into something delicious, here’s where you should go and what to order when you get there.
225 W. Washington St. | Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Credited for bringing F2T (farm-to-table) to Indy, Café Patachou serves high-quality food made from ingredients sourced from area farmers and producers. They’ve been a local favorite since 1989 and were recognized by Bon Appétit as one of the “Ten Best Breakfast Places in the Country.”
Best Bite Pick: Skillet Toasted Vegan Banana Bread with maple whipped mascarpone, cream cheese, puffed quinoa and sugared pecans.
2503 N. Delaware St. | Gourmet Market and Butcher Shop, Craft Beer and Wine Bar
Featured in Food & Wine and The New York Times, Goose the Market specializes in cut-to-order meats from small Indiana farms raising their own animals on pasture. Their cellar, Enoteca, serves beer, wine, seasonal fare, small plates, and cheese & charcuterie boards.
Best Bite Pick: *Menu options vary from day-to-day. Explore Today’s Menu
1011 E. Westfield Blvd. | Belgian-Style Restaurant and Brewery
Located just outside downtown Indy, Brugge serves house made crafted brews paired with delicious Belgian fare.
Best Bites Pick: Moules Frites – 2lbs. of Prince Edward Island mussels, pommes frites, and warm French bread. Pair your dish with a flight of 3 beers or try the blonde Belgian-style Tripel De Ripple house beer.
1844 E. 10th | Contemporary American
Fans of the award-winning Milktooth restaurant in Fountain Square will be happy to know that owner Jonathan Brooks opened his second Indy restaurant early in 2018. Beholder was named by Eater as “one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in America.” The wine program was created by co-owner and sommelier, Josh Mazanowski.
Best Bite Pick: BBQ Octopus with confit potatoes, baby scallions and tomato-aged balsamic.
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown recently unveiled Conner’s Kitchen + Bar—a new, 250-seat restaurant with a lounge, bar area and lovely patio with firepits.
Onsite | Elevated Midwest Cuisine
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch, dinner or after-work libations.
Best Bite Pick: Start off with Spicy Tuna Poke, followed by Southern Fried Chicken with hot honey drizzle. Pair with the Blackberry Bees Knees—a refreshing gin concoction infused with local honey, lemonade and topped with fresh blackberries.