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Bluebeard

653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
+1 317-686-1580
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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$$ - $$$
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653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Long day at the greater race. We showered and headed to dinner at Bluebeards. I was shocked that there were oysters on the 1/2 shell (excellent). Had melon gazpacho (my brother had wedge salad and rated best ever) excellent. We both had pasta dishes -...More

Thank Martin B
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Martin, Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you and your brother enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mixed review The place was exceptionally crowded and we were lucky to get a table. However we were right on top of the tables next to us. As the tables next to us were in town for the same conference it was awkward. Despite the...More

Thank jcmbfla
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. We are in a warehouse built in 1924 and there were a few trade-offs we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We REALLY enjoyed our dinner at Bluebeard. Plan ahead and allow some time to find on-street parking. It's there but you will have to do some circling. Bluebeard does not accept reservations so go early (they open at 5) or late (after 8 until 11...More

Thank IndySwimRun
Kimberley W, Manager at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed May 7, 2018

Well worth the trip! I stayed in Indianapolis for five days and Bluebeard was the best place we ate! And, the coffee and dessert...yum! I am a person that cooks from scratch and do it well! Bluebeard was a much enjoyed meal! Brian our server...More

Thank Linda D
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Linda, Thanks for the review! We are so proud to call Indy home and are so pleased that you hold us in high regard. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed March 19, 2018

Had an excellent meal here! So simple yet so good! The menu is structured a little differently than traditional with "small, medium, and large" plates. Classic appetizers and more spunky ones. Really fun to look at. We did the bread app, a cheese board, the...More

Thank kjm445
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Thank you for coming in and taking the time to write a review. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Bluebeard is Indy’s hidden gem! Their menu is always changing, but the food never disappoints. I recommend starting with a sampling of charcuterie or fresh bread. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful with selecting cheese, meat, and wine pairings. The old fashion is also...More

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Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Austin, Thanks for coming in and taking time to write a review. We are so pleased that you allowed your server to guide you through the menu. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed February 26, 2018

We were in town for a girl's weekend and this restaurant was recommended by several people at the spa where we spent the day. The energy of the restaurant was exciting! We ate at the bar and had the best time. Even though the bar...More

Thank Morishe
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Morishe, Sounds like a great day with your girlfriends! Thanks for including us during your girls weekend and for taking time out of your day to write a review. We hope so see you at the bar soon!

Reviewed February 11, 2018

My wife and I just went to Bluebeard for an early Valentine's Day celebration, and it did NOT disappoint! A quick stop by their sister bakery Amelia's was a great start, and my wife loved their "financier" gluten-free cake. You enter Bluebeard underneath a random...More

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Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Damon, Thank you for the lovely words and a detailed description of your experience. We take great pride in what we do here and are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

On a recent trip to Indianpolis, I solicited recommendations for restaurants from a local and this was one that was mentioned -- I'm happy to say that I can now recommend it to you! It doesn't take reservations, so we stopped in and were delighted...More

Thank Suzanne B
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2018

Susanne, Thanks again! We are so tickled that you reviewed us on Trip Advisor and *the other review site*. We can't wait to see your smiling face again soon.

Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

If you like different meal choices ( most of menu changes weekly) this is a good choice. It’s always crowded but for a couple sitting at the bar is a good option. The starters are really good particularly the homemade bread and spreads. Also if...More

Thank krfaller
Kimberley W, Director of Sales at Bluebeard, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thanks for taking time out of your day to write a review and for joining us for dinner. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and can't wait until your next visit.

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ssschardt
May 22, 2015|
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Response from Kimberley W | Property representative |
I apologize for the delay in our response. We do not accept reservations, but will take phone numbers in person and call prior to your table being ready if you would like to explore the cultural trail and walk the... More
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ssschardt
May 22, 2015|
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We do not take reservations outside of our private dining program.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203-1755
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-686-1580
  • E-mail
Description
Bluebeard is a restaurant and bar located in the historic Holy Rosary Neighborhood on the southeast edge of downtown Indianapolis. Abbi Merriss has joined up with longtime friends Tom and Eddie Battista to create a unique food-focused experience. The menu offers contemporary American cuisine featuring the best local produce and meat our farms have to offer. The space, a renovated 1924 factory warehouse, features a family dining room, a bar room, a private dining room and a courtyard. Our menu varies daily – inspired by the freshest and finest ingredients. We believe food is meant for sharing, and these are the local farmers who have shared their ingredients with us: Big City Farms, Butler Campus Farms, Crossroad Vintners, FarmIndy, Fischer Farm, Full Hand Farm, Growing Places Indy, Gunthorp Farms, Harvestland, Josh Horrigan, Smoking Goose Meatery, South Circle Farm, Traders Point Creamery, and Viking Lamb.
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