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The Vanguard

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Sat, 5/25
8:00 PM

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Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service

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Reviewed March 6, 2019

I was so excited to try this place out, and my husband and I decided Valentine’s Day was the time to do it. What a disappointment! We spent a little over $300 (the fixed priced Valentine’s menu was $100/person, so that plus wine, tip, etc....More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Kari040
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Great food and so much flavor! Portions sizes were plenty for all with the devour menu! Wait time to be seated with a reservation was a bit longer than preferred but they took care of us well once we were seated. The gumbo was to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rachel D
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We tried Vanguard last evening (Saturday) for the first time. We arrived early for our reservation and went to the bar for a small libation. The bar staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The craft cocktail list is interesting. I tried the "Sometimes it Snows in...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Franklin R
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

This touch of class restaurant in the middle of the bar scene deserves to succeed!. Service was attentive and engaging. The food had welcomed innovations (a spinach salad with an accent of beets)(duck confete served as a lasagna).

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank HoosierWisdom
Reviewed February 2, 2018

The Vanguard was very good. We had pimento cheese for appetizer. The gnocchi salad was excellent. I had the mushroom ragout. It was very tasty. We will be back. The service was a little over-enthusiastic, but that's better than being ignored.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank ccanderso
Reviewed January 29, 2018

This was our second experience at this place. As with our first visit, though our group wanted to love it--given the dearth of nice dining opportunities in Broad Ripple--we felt there were small and large issues. An example of a small issue: After we mentioned...More

Date of visit: January 2018
2  Thank cokie54
Reviewed August 8, 2017

So how good could a Broad Ripple eatery REALLY be? Sure there are ample restaurants in the Village. Some might even swear by some of them. But aren't those friends just trying to make themselves feel validated for their selection half the time? "Oh you've...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank jmeriksen1
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

We just popped in here for a treat after work. Sturdy and delicious old fashioned cocktail with no modern craziness. Really amazing burrata appetizer with delicate pepper pickles and great bacon chunks. Lard on! Also had the shrimp with bacon and a johnny cake. Too...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Laurie G
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Located in the Broad Ripple area. Large bar. Limited menu full of great food. Started with the toasted bread -- delicious. Menu limited to butter-smoked, Mediterranean or fried chicken, seared salmon, ribs, pork chop or short ribs. We had the Med. and fried chicken, ribs,...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank kidneymd
Reviewed June 18, 2017

My partner and I really wanted to like The Vanguard. After all, our Broad Ripple neighborhood has an abundance of bars but few really good restaurants. Based on the article in Indianapolis Monthly magazine we were encouraged. But as we walked back home our group...More

Date of visit: June 2017
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