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“Gluten free options clearly marked”
Review of Mesh Restaurant

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Ranked #23 of 2,363 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mass Ave & Park
Bloomington, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Gluten free options clearly marked”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Since we have so many top notch restaurants in Bloomington, we do not venture much to eateries in Indianapolis. However, this time we were looking for a meal close to the Phoenix Theater for an evening production. Mesh fit the bill. First, we were late for our reservation due to heavy traffic. We were treated warmly and were assured our lateness was no problem. Then when my husband did not show up for a while, Kate asked if I wanted to wait for him to be seated. When i told her that he was trying to figure out the parking meters, she headed out the door to help him!!!!

The decor is updated and hip. Very nice atmosphere overall. Excellent service and friendly wait staff.

Gluten free options were clearly marked on menu. I was pleasantly surprised to find crab cakes without bread crumbs, and since I grew up on the east coast I am kind of a crab cake snob. But theirs were meaty and the sauce and tomato chutney complemented the crab meat. I enjoyed the creative variation. If you like chocolate, the chocolate creme brûlée was about the best I've ever had.

My husband had the special pork loin roast with sweet potato purée and mushrooms. He said it was excellent. The bread pudding was good, but average.

We were glad we stumbled upon this eatery and would definitely return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Briarcliff Manor, New York
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Average Service & Atmosphere”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Was in Indy for business with my wife during our anniversary so we decided to celebrate at this upscale, trendy spot. The food did not disappoint. My wife had the lamb chops and I had scallops. Both were artfully prepared and presented and were tasty. The mushroom soup special was outstanding. The bread pudding dessert was mediocre. Ice cream topping was half melted when served. My wife's coffee came cold even though manager came over to help out struggling waiter. Waiter later acknowledged that, "yeah, he (manager) was trying to help out by moving things along and didn't wait for fresh pot to finish brewing and brought you older coffee." Even if true, NEVER say that! Waiter was nice enough but seemed inexperienced and wasn't able to properly explain how food was prepared. We were seated upstairs near bar. Atmosphere was blah with few wall decorations. Overall, the food far excelled the service and atmosphere. But would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Scohenskis
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Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I visited Indy for our anniversary weekend and stopped by Mesh for dinner. The food, atmosphere, and service were all outstanding. Massachusetts Avenue is filled with plenty of local, trendy restaurants and Mesh is a perfect fit here. Fresh, local food with a modern flair.

Visited September 2013
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Thank travelohio22
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Indianapolis, In
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“consistent and very good”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great place to take clients or meet friends. Great salads (applewood smoke chicken or steak wedge) and other food very good as well. Good atmosphere in either restaurant or bar, although I have had some noise issues in the restaurant with large tables of loud diners.

Visited September 2013
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Thank lemon.basil
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Royal Oak, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat in Indy”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

The restaurant is located in the 'Mass Ave." area of town, which has many trendy little restaurants and bars. Located a little outside the downtown core so take an Uber car (download their app) if you're staying at a downtown hotel.

The restaurant has a nice ambiance and a good menu of updated American food. Good win list. Our service was a little slow, but friendly and helpful with menu questions.

When we made our reservations before leaving Detroit (for 9 people) they made us split it into 2 reservations and couldn't guarantee one table. But then they changed it to one reservation for 9 and had a big table ready for us when we arrived.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Betty S
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