We dined at Temper Grille for our anniversary. We thought we would try something different and different it was. Much to our delight, the restaurant serves only those over 21 which made for a nice evening without children whining and fussing to ruin our celebratory romantic evening. Temper has only 12 tables and a reasonably accommodating bar area. They also have a small outdoor patio area with a few tables.
The server was very good and attentive with beverage refills. Tables have cloth linens to add an air of elegance. Music was soft but audible. Food dishes are served in no particular order and all small plates are meant to be shared. Whenever the dish is ready, the server brings it to the table...new concept for us but it was explained and worked fine. The smashed garlic potatoes and marsala chicken were superb. The mac and cheese was bland and uneventful The spinach dip was fine but not extraordinary. I liked that the dip came with soft pita bread but the dish could have used some garlic or special seasoning for more flavor. Soft drinks with countless refills are only $2 each and beer runs $3-$6. Wine is more expensive. Overall, I would return and recommend to adult friends with the caveat to skip the mac and cheese. This cozy little place has a nice atmosphere and eclectic dishes for something different from the chains that dot the Michiana area.