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Michael's Uptown Cafe

102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
812-339-0900
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Ranked #1 of 300 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Eclectic, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Panama City Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We have returned to Bloomington after a year in Panama City Beach and are glad to be back home again in Indiana, but especially glad to be in Bloomington (the home the of Indiana Hoosiers) again. This is a great town with a special vibe and a world-class university that keeps it refreshed with coolness. Our favorite place is and... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had guests here from Holland. We enjoyed an excellent evening meal with 2 bottles of very nice Italian wine. Then finished it off with an Espresso and a Sambuco. Everyone was impressed with the quality and the service.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I had the special for the evening and the waiter was really nice explaining what it came with and the wine to pair with it. I had the chicken special for the day and it was perfectly cooked. The place is quite large inside and bookings are kinda essential over weekends. If you ask for your food to be spiced... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is one of the 4 local restaurants my family visited while in Bloomington and the only one I won't be giving 5 stars. My husband's gumbo was out of this world delicious, my creme brûlée was to die for but my meal and those of the other 4 people at the table were just ok. Prices were quite high... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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152 reviews 152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A nice place for a meal with friends or a small business group. While most of our group had crab cakes (and raved about them) some of us had the gorgonzola filet mignon. Nicely prepared, though my 'medium rare' was a little too medium. Still very tasty. Disappointed in the mashed potatoes which I ordinarily wouldn't have ordered byt eas... More 

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Kansas City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

had a wonderful dinner last night at the Uptown. There were eight in our party and we were waited on immediately. The food was excellent everybody had something different I had the strip steak which was just done to perfection. The onion rings on top of it were very tasty.my wife had the salmon and she indicated it was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Ambience food and service are consistently fine at the Uptown . They make an excellent sazerac. A great wine and beer list and fine appetizers are reason enough to stop in. The staff are all knowledgeable and friendly not stuffy. And if you are a soccer fan there is likely to be a game on in the bar.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Uptown has somewhat of a small menu, and it is pricey, but the food is always outstanding and the bartenders know what they are doing. Great selection of scotch and bourbon, and a good beer selection. I recently had one of their signature cocktails, the Bark "N Bog, and it was one of the best drinks I have ever had.... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food quality is very high; a rarity these days. However, it is also quite pricey. So, you get what you pay for.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This place has such a cool vibe and feels almost like a comfy jazz club on one side and a great 20s esque dinning room on the other side. I have been going to this place since I was a child and love there home style foods. It's all the good things you want to see on a menu that... More 

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Additional Information about Michael's Uptown Cafe

Address: 102 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408-3332
Phone Number: 812-339-0900
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Eclectic, Bar

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