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The Canterbury Kitchen & Bar

123 S Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46225-1005 (Formerly Turner's at The Canterbury) (Downtown Indianapolis)
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Ranked #245 of 1,970 restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
Cross street: Maryland
Description: Canterbury Kitchen and Bar offers wonderful and innovative dishes that are fun, fresh, and always new! We are built on a tradition of excellent service and a rich history in Indianapolis. We offer an atmosphere that is unique and boutique. Whether looking for a romantic night out or entertaining clients, Canterbury Kitchen and Bar is the perfect choice.
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75% Recommend
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English first
Fort Wayne
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

and the only reason I'm giving it an average is because we happened to have an above average waitress. She needs to move on else where (perhaps next door to Ruth's Chris) and put her skills to better use. We were in for a quick dinner before a basketball game. I have romanticized having dinner at the Canterbury since I... More

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Indianapolis, IN
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Basically, the title says it all. We arrived about 8:30 PM on a Monday night and waited for the hostess to seat us. The lady working the restaurant just told us to sit anywhere, and we did. We then waited...and waited....and waited.....and nobody ever came to even get our drink order though others (corporate folks with deeper pockets, I'm sure)... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stopped here for a drink before dinner out in Indianapolis because I had heard it was a classy hotel bar. The prices reflected that this establishment is relying on this reputation, but it really did not have that much to offer. I spent almost $30 on two bourbons on the rocks (not top shelf bourbon either). The bar/lounge is... More

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Prospect, KY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The restaurant always seemed empty when we were there or stuck our head in for a look. Had a package at Canterbury Hotel and part included $20 toward food in the Canterbury Kitchen and Bar. Wanted breakfast but at 11:00 am. they said only lunch even though we were the only people in the restaurant. Got bean and ham soup... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Breakfast was okay but expensive for what I had. On my second morning I had just Coffee in the front portion of the Restaurant- Bar and because I sat in the front was charged $ 3.00 for some really more water then coffee....?

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It is not a good as "they" think, however if you charge enough in an upscale hotel, sometimes there is a perception that it is good. Maybe you mentally try to make it good. Pass given the price. Sometimes you don't get what you pay for.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I regularly dine at Turner's simply because we enjoy the quiet and refined ambiance as an added bonus to the fantastic menu and superb preparation by the fine chef. It's such a treat to have food prepared by a professional chef and to be served by a professional full-time wait staff as opposed to a wait staff... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Very refined eats with good food, service, and atmosphere. Dimly lit with dark wood walls and trim, and the comfortable feeling of doing something out of the ordinary. Good selection of food and wine, with helpful wait staff. Prices in line with the times and place, and overall quality. All of our folks enjoyed the experience, and loved the food.... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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179 reviews 179 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I was hosting a dinner for our clients at a convention. I wanted some place close to the convention center and at the same time be a wonderful experience for my clients. I don't mind paying higher prices at a restaurant if exceeds in food, service and atmosphere. Turner's was everything I was hoping for in a restauraunt. As other... More

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east chic
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The late night menu is limited but was delicious. Breakfast was very good but pricey. The bar staff was extremely helpful

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