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Bluebeard

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653 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203
+1 317-686-1580
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 146
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Probably the best meal I ever ate in Indianapolis

Please read some other reviews to get a balanced perspective; this was a "Died and gone to food heaven" place for me. Here is why: I love the kind of place which is trendy but not so hipster that they treat 60 year old patrons like doddering fools deserving only their best disdainful French waiter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lynn J
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Bloomington, IN
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Bloomington, IN
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178 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Please read some other reviews to get a balanced perspective; this was a "Died and gone to food heaven" place for me. Here is why: I love the kind of place which is trendy but not so hipster that they treat 60 year old patrons like doddering fools deserving only their best disdainful French waiter impersonation. We received the most... More 

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Thank Lynn J
Michigan
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow,,,that was an experience. We called the restaurant ahead and they said they had tables available and that was at 545p. We left the hotel and was there within 15 minutes. When we called he told us he also had high tops in the bar area as well. I dropped my wife and son off and went to look for... More 

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Thank Jim G
New York City, New York
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place! Excellent food and wonderful craft cocktails without a hint of pretension! I was there over a long weekend and had cocktails there each night and ate there twice. Every drink and dish I had was excellent. Probably the best ribeye I have ever had. Worth the drive and the expense. Service is terrific.

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Thank NYCMike96
Noblesville, Indiana, USA
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89 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Note: Bluebeard does not take reservations so you will have to plan when to go and allow time if it is during a peak time. The food here is excellent and can be ordered in waves. It is not really a tapas style restaurant, but you could order your food and share it with a group of 4 easily. The... More 

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Thank Joseph W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Good choice for a fresh dinner choice. Had the duck breast and it was really good. Service was very good with nice recommendations and explanations.

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Thank Juice17995
Corpus Christi, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Small intimate restaurant with great food. Very different choices from appetizers to main meals. Most are made to share! All very good!

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Thank Mary C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I've been here a few times, and each time the food is outstanding, and the service first class! Its farm to table fresh, so the menu varies a bit with each visit!

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Thank seanery
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

A great philosopher once said, " The limits of my language are the limits of my world." Rarely do I find myself struggling to recount an experience as exciting and memorable as my first meal at this unique establishment. So I will simply say this... Get off trip advisor, get in your car, and drive down to Bluebeard. Your welcome.... More 

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Thank Austin T
Cancun, Mexico
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

this is a great place to visit the food is just delicious I definitely recommend this place for dinner and great for dinner and wine I recommend the baby octopus is just as delicious plate

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Thank Mario M
Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This was our first time to Bluebeard. We were seated quickly, but very shortly there were many people waiting. The restaurant is a repurposed paper mill building, in a trending section of Indianapolis. Spirits and beer selections are predominately craft/local. Appetizers and entrees are fresh, unique in flavors, combinations, and presentation. Selections are served ala carte with varying portion size... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 653 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-686-1580

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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