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“Disappointing Brunch”
Review of Chapman's Restaurant - CLOSED

Chapman's Restaurant
Price range: $12 - $30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: State Road 446
Transit: The city bus stops within one block of the restaurant.
Description: Chapmans Restaurant and Bar is a new American fine dining restaurant and catering venue. We serve lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. We are a from scratch kitchen that works with local farmers to provide fresh and flavorful meals for discerning palettes. We have an extensive and expertly paired wine menu to match our dinner menu. Our banquet hall is the perfect place for parties and presentations of all sorts. Our spacious and immaculately maintained ballroom has hanging chandeliers, tasteful mirror arrangements, and luxurious accouterments to meet the needs and budgets of all parties. We have the most reasonable pricing in town and can scale up to any budget.
Reviewed August 27, 2012

I'd heard a lot of good things about this restaurant so my mother and I went for brunch recently. It was really not what we had expected at all. The brunch was a small buffet and almost everything on it was cold. The miniature muffins were obviously made from a mix. The salad bar consisted of a large bowl of lettuce and some toppings - not very appealing. There was an omelette station which, if you go for brunch, i recommend that you take advantage of. I was surprised that the restaurant doesn't seem to use any of the wonderful produce available at the Bloomington Famer's Market, nor buy from the many good bakeries in the area.

We won't be going back anytime soon, if ever. It's too bad that our brunch experience left us unwilling to try lunch or dinner. Given the other reviews of this restaurant, I am wondering if we caught them on a bad day?

There is a lot of road work going on in Bloomington right now and it makes for slow going if you are returning to Bloomington from Chapman's.

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1  Thank RIki S
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We dined at Chapman's on Wednesday evening 08/15/12 after moving our daughter into her dorm at IU. The restaurant reviews that we had read were certainly mixed and we were not sure what to expect. Our experience however, was exemplary. The service was outstanding from making the reservations throughout the entire meal. The staff was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent and served at appropriate temperatures. The decor was quaint and the restaurant was very clean. We will certainly dine here again when we return in September. Try Chapman's and decide for yourself!

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

My husband, co-workers, and I met for a lovely Christmas dinner two years ago. The food was really good and the atmosphere intimate and classy. A great place for a formal dinner.

Thank bethwalden3
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Best Mothers' Day Brunch ever! Incredible variety--all delicious. Also recommend their justifiably famous tomato-gouda soup any time. Do the tasting menu for fun and deliciousness!

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Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

This is a great quiet restaurant. It is also nice for banquets. We had our wedding here a few years ago and it went very smoothly and the food was delicious.

Thank kjm723
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